The Stallion Scoop: 22Apr21

The Stallion Scoop: 22Apr21
Posted on 04/22/2021
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  • 2021-22 SUPPLY LISTS


Save the dates for Teacher Appreciaction Week! May 3-7, 2021 ... see full flyer here.



NEXT FOR AUTISM EVENT - Friday, April 30th | 6pm MST

Join hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Rober (former NASA engineer with 17M YouTube subscribers) along with Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Jack Black, Andy Samberg and a stellar collection of stars, YouTube creators, entertainers, comedians, musicians, athletes, and more in a three-hour, interactive, livestreamed event as they raise money to support NEXT for AUTISM.

This star-studded, celebrity and creator-led show featuring musical performances, comedy skits and DIY science stunts will benefit autism programs across the country as viewers engage in real-time with the show’s hosts and guests, donating and bidding on memorable OMAZE experiences and one-of-a-kind keepsakes.


Please see the supply lists for next school year here.

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.



We are very busy learning new social-emotional skills and strategies! As you probably know, all classroom teachers teach social-emotional learning through our Second Step curriculum.

In addition, Kindergarten students will be starting the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. First grade students are just about to complete this program. Students cover topics such as trusted adults, using an assertive voice, body boundaries, tattling, and strangers.    

Fourth grade classes have completed the MindUp curriculum. Students learned and practiced mindfulness throughout the lessons.  Students learned about the limbic system in their brain and its role in regulating emotions.

Fifth grade students learned about the origin of human rights through a series of lessons. Several human rights were explored with discussion that related to action that kids can take to make a difference.

Sixth grade students are continuing lessons from the Second Step curriculum. We have begun a new unit that focuses on thoughts, emotions, and decisions. The objective of this unit is to apply a strategy for emotion management that is best for them, based on context.

Coming soon! Lessons for second and third grade students!


Are you looking for some resources to support your family’s mental health? 

Social Media and Mental Health: Tips for families of older kids and teens


Talking to Children About Violence

How to talk to children about difficult news

Age related reactions to a traumatic event

How to talk to kids about difficult subjects

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (Eng & Sp)

Table Talk (for families): Gun Violence and Mass Shootings 

Free mental health support groups

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! 


Parent Resources:

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention

Douglas County Resources Employment, shelter, food resources 



The Principal Chronicles continue ... So I figured by the time I wrote this the cold weather would have been gone and Spring may finally be upon us. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil wasn't messing around when he said six more weeks of winter. Who would have thought that we would have a 16-degree morning and a near ice blizzard in the middle of April?

On the school front, we just got done with our last professional development day on Monday and are about to jump into our end-of-year diagnostic testing with iReady. Unlike CMAS, we are pretty excited for our students to take the diagnostic so we can finally see how our students grew during the course of this year. We are pretty confident that all of our hard work will finally pay off. It is also starting to dawn on me that the longest school year in the history of mankind is finally coming to a close. I'm already getting excited for next year and having some semblance of normalcy. 

On the personal front, my daughter finally decided on a High School to go to next year so I will be able to move forward in buying a house to settle in for the next four years. One thing I didn't realize was how crazy the housing market is. I looked into a new build and when I met with the staff, I first had to get pre-approved for a loan before I could even schedule an appointment, and once I got a tour of the new place I entered my name on a waiting list/lottery list. So essentially once a building is "released" to start construction the company literally pulls a name out of a hat. If your name is pulled they call you, and you have an hour to respond or you lose the opportunity. How crazy is that? Should be an interesting 10 months that is for sure. 

Well, that is it for this week, stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues.....


* Perfect Teeth Kids (flyer) * Chaparral summer baseball camp 6-8jun21 (flyer) * Chaparral youth baseball camp 14-14jun21 (flyer)  

ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * 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)

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.