The Stallion Scoop: 20May21

The Stallion Scoop: 20May21
Posted on 05/20/2021
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Save time and money by ordering your child's supply kit today! No running from store to store. Kits are built and delivered direct to your home by 31jul21. Online orders are due by 28may21 (flyer / link to order, use acdt#: 83115)

Congratulations to all of our hard-working EPIC'R award recipients!


It is time to have some end of the year fun at CTE!
Monday, 24may, wear your tie-dye or neon color
Tuesday, 25may, we are heading to the beach (but no swimsuits please)


The Summer Feeding Program begins 1Jun21 - please see the flyer for locations and details.


Calling all books home to the Library! All books are due into the Library by Friday, May 14th. PLEASE see Mrs. Nottingham if you have a lost book! Lost book fees: $15 per book. Fees can be paid either by cash or check (made out to CTE) or by credit card through your child's MySchoolBucks account online.


Teachers have been collecting all DCSD chromebooks, ipads, hotspots, and chargers borrowed since March2020. The lost charger fee is: $25 each. Fees will be available for payment on your students MySchoolBucks account online.

EPIC'R INFORMATION (even more info)


This month's EPIC'R trait: ALL OF THEM! show ENTHUSIASM * commit to PERSEVERE * demonstrate INTEGRITY * be COURAGEOUS * exemplify RESPECT

In the March and April EPIC’R lessons, we have seen how some CTE teachers have been EPIC’R at home and school. Now we want to hear from YOU, the students! Submit a short video (from student's Google account) showing how you are EPIC’R outside of school. Here are the guidelines for the video:

  * Shows you being EPIC’R at home or in the community

  * Includes you demonstrating more than one EPIC’R trait

  * Everything in the video is school appropriate

Video will be posted on CTE’s YouTube channel and possibly other social media avenues. 


Summer Parent Resources:

Free Lunch Bags available for pick up this summer from Nutrition Services

Summer Social Groups now forming! Denver Behavior Consultants is now forming groups in Parker, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree.  Social Skills Groups are a fun way for children to learn about social dynamics using instruction, team activities, group discussion, games, role-play, and other fun activities.

DCSD hosted a highly anticipated virtual event with Nick Thompson “Helping Your Student Cope with Change”.  You can watch the recorded event here.  I guarantee you will find it very informative and engaging!  Many practical topics were covered from how to help your child with anxiety to having difficult conversations. 

Check out the upcoming events and supports offered by the STEM Center for Strength.  There is a new featured podcast series on physical and mental recovery & resiliency- check it out! 

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention

Douglas County Resources Employment, shelter, food resources


Parents are you ready for the summer?  Here are 5 tips for transitioning kids from school to summer vacation


1. Make a summer vacation wish list. Get your family together and have everyone come up with a list of activities they want to do during vacation. If you are able to schedule everything everyone wants to do, great. If not, you can have family members vote or do a random drawing to select what activities make the itinerary. Make your planning session fun. Maybe have family members act out what they want to do while others try and guess the activity. Adding an element of fun to the planning process will spur your child’s excitement.


2. Maintain a routine. Summer vacation doesn’t need to be as structured as the school year. After all, vacation is a time for fun. With that being said, maintaining a lite version of your child’s school routine can help make the transition from school to summer vacation easier. It’s a routine they are already familiar with and they won’t have to adapt to a whole new way of doing things. Keeping a version of your school routine will also make it easier for your child to snap back into school mode once vacation is over.


3. Create a daily schedule. Make a daily schedule and hang it in an area where it can be easily seen. Having a schedule in place will help your child know what to expect, which will ease their anxiety. Try and make your schedule as simple as possible. My family’s summer vacation schedule typically includes meal times, the activity for the day, and bed time.


4. Balance activities with down time. Even though going places and doing different activities are fun, some kids dread summer vacation because they are overwhelmed with all they have to do. Work to find a balance between having your child participate in activities and them having time to unwind. You don’t want your child to be bored, but you also don’t want them to feel fatigued from being over-scheduled.


5. Keep children connected with classmates. Kids don’t always live in the same neighborhoods as their classmates and the end of the school year can mean a loss of contact with their close friends. You can remedy this by getting your child’s friends’ contact information so you can plan a play date over the summer. You could even coordinate with some parents from your child’s class to go on an outing together. This will help your child maintain their relationships with friends into the upcoming school year.


Transitions definitely aren’t easy. However, if you take the time to plan ahead, it can go a whole lot smoother than when you don’t. 

*Information from


Additional parent articles on summer transitions:



The Principal Chronicles Continue ... (End of the Year Edition)

We have finally arrived at the last Chronicles of the year. As I have said many times, this has been the shortest longest day of the school year. Sitting out at Chaparral's graduation yesterday (in the freezing rain) I really thought back over the year and how much these kids have been through. For the seniors at Chap, I can't even imagine what this year has been like for them. Luckily it seems as though things are starting to return to normal and I am hopeful that school will start to look the same as always next year. 

On the personal side, it has been one very long year full of starts, stops, and lots of change. I am worn out and will be ready to step away from school for a little bit this summer and recharge my batteries. Several people have asked me what my plans are for this summer and honestly, I don't even know what I am doing this weekend. I'm just trying to survive until the end of the school year and go from there. 

Thank you to all of my loyal readers for your support and I hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful summer. Next year is going to be special as hopefully we return to some sense of normalcy and we can get back to what we do best and that is educating our students. Have a great summer and see you next year when the Principal Chronicles continues...


ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * Chap Volleyball Summer Camps (flyer) * Perfect Teeth Kids (flyer) * Chaparral summer baseball camp 6-8jun21 (flyer) * Chaparral youth baseball camp 14-14jun21 (flyer) * Lace up your hiking boots and grab your trail mix because Stone Canyon’s Summer Backpacking Adventure registration is now open! This year we are excited to offer three programs specifically tailored to beginner, intermediate, and advanced backpackers. (flyer) * Free meals for kids through the end of the 2020-21 school year. (flyer) * Pop Warner Wolfpack Summer Football Camps AGES 5-14 (flyer) * Camp Backcountry 2021 (flyer) * Registration for Stone Canyon Summer Camps is now open! (flyer)

Stone Canyon will offer both our overnight camps and day camps. Stone Canyon offers a wide variety of activities and our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring your camper will learn new skills, make new friends, and is safe while at camp. Our goal is to help our campers become more confident and daring individuals, all while having the best time of their lives!

While our programs may look a bit different to follow State COVID-19 guidelines, we aim to provide the same connection and adventure that make our summer camp special. In this email, we have highlighted important information and for more detailed information, please visit our website.

Overnight Campers: 9-15 years old

Day Campers: 6-8 years old

For more information and to register check out our website:

* Girl Scout Troop forming in our area! (flyer)

* FREE online Spanish classes (flyer)

* Strategic Kids: Chess, Lego, Magic, Origami (flyer1) / (flyer2

* Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer)

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