The Stallion Scoop: 21Jan21

The Stallion Scoop: 21Jan21
Posted on 01/21/2021
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2020-2021 Cherokee Trail Elementary Yearbook orders are due by February 26th. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.

The first yearbook purchase is $17.00, and any additional yearbooks will be $14 each. When you purchase, add your first book to your cart, then return back into "product" to purchase additional yearbooks and add them to your cart. You will then be able to pay for all items at one time instead of individually (link to order).


Box Tops are offered on a variety of foods and household items. Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip these and send them into CTE. Please make sure to check the expiration date on the Box Top. The Box Top program is moving toward a digital only platform. You can download the app, scan your receipt, and earn $$ for CTE! Just designate CTE as your school on the app. That's it! If you would like more information or instructions on how to use the new Box Tops app click on the Box Tops website.


Do you have furniture needs? Purchases at American Furniture ANYTIME OF THE YEAR support our school!

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Full day Kindergarten is free in Douglas County School District, and registration for the 2021-22 school year begins now! If your child will be 5 years old by October 1st, 2021, now is the time to register him/her/them for the 2021-22 school year at Cherokee Trail.
Please visit our Registration page for complete information and documents or contact registrar [email protected] / 303.387.8132.
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EPIC'R INFORMATION (even more info)

This month's EPIC'R trait: COURAGE

  • I am willing to take risks in my learning

  • I stand up for what's right at all times

  • I have self confidence



Finally 2021!  I can’t believe we are halfway through the school year!


Let’s talk about our children and the media! The media has a strong influence on our children. It can shape their self-esteem and body image as well as expose them to information about violence and crime. Please read the links below for information on how families can be more informed and can better assist their child(ren) in developing healthy!


Girls and Body Image

Boys and Body Image

How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War

Apps to Watch Out For

How Much Screen Time is OK?


Parent Resources:

DCSD recently 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. 



The Principal Chronicles continue ...

The winds of change are certainly blowing these days. It seems as though every other day something massive happens and we need to adjust and figure things out. Luckily, most of the current large scale changes haven't effected us here at the elementary level. I can't tell you how glad I am that we don't need to switch any learning models. I'm not sure how many more changes our teachers can take. The good news is that the students are here full time, they are safe, and we get to do what we do best. 

On the personal front, the winds of change are blowing the hardest. With my youngest about to start high school next year, she has to make a choice on where to go to school. She has a few options in Parker but her mother is moving to Aurora so she now has options there too. So in order to best support her for the next four years, I am going to move. I want her to be able to go to the school of her choice and when her mom moves to Aurora, being in Littleton is too far to make that happen. So starting March 1st my new address will have the word Aurora in it for the first time in my life. It is going to be super strange. I don't know anything about the area, don't know anyone in the area, and will basically be uprooting my entire life. In the end, it is what is best for my daughter but boy is it a lot to change. I have to find a new gym, new running trails, new routines, a doggy day care, new friends, a new place to live, possibly a new car, and plus THERE IS NO WHOLE FOODS that is close. What is a guy to do without a Whole Foods? In the end, all of these massive changes are going to be what is best for my daughter. Plus it is only for four years possibly two depending on if she passes her driving test but who knows what the next few years will bring. Nothing like a pandemic to prompt picking up and moving your life.
Well that is it for this week, I'll be back next week with more witty anecdotes, and I hope that in the upcoming weeks I'll have all kinds of moving stories (literally and figuratively). See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


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

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

* Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer)

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