The Stallion Scoop: 25Feb21

The Stallion Scoop: 25Mar21
Posted on 02/25/2021
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Friday, March 5th!

CTE will be joining millions around the world as we celebrate the power of reading aloud with the annual World Book Day on FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH! To make the day extra special, we will be celebrating in the following ways:

* All students are encouraged to dress up on Friday, 3.5.21 as either their favorite book character or in their pajamas with a book-reading stuffed animal buddy.
* Students that dress up will be able to spin the Wheel of Book Goodness to win a Prize! Students that dress as a Book Character will also have the chance to win a book!
* We will host a Virtual Read aloud from 2:40 - 3:15 pm on Friday. This will be beamed into the classrooms via Google Meets. Mr. Miller, Mr. Bartuska and Mr. Major will be in character reading some fun and fabulous books!


A little love to the Chap Fam at Cherokee Trail from Chaparral NHS!!

Please see the video below! We miss having the opportunity to serve in our feeder schools, and just wanted you all to know that we miss you!

Nutrition Services Food Allergy Event:

Join us for a virtual meeting to learn how Nutrition Services accommodates students with food allergies

March 1st @ 5:30pm-6:30pm (flyer)

R.S.V.P. to receive the Google Meet link


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 RESPECTFor the last three months of school, students will be reviewing all five EPIC'R traits and discussing how to implement them as a whole at home, at school, and in the community. Ask your student about the EPIC'R lesson they learned this month!



Have you been doubting your parenting lately? Not sure how to handle certain issues with your adolescent child? Parents now have another opportunity to attend a virtual event featuring Nick Thompson Thursday, February 4 from 6:30-8:00. Here are more details.

At Cherokee Trail, student social-emotional learning is fully underway! The EPIC trait for February is Respect. Students will participate in a monthly lesson given by their classroom teacher that includes literature and self-reflection.

First grade students are beginning a series of safety lessons using the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. Students will be covering topics such as trusted adults, using an assertive voice, body boundaries, tattling, and strangers.

Fourth grade students will continue to learn and practice mindfulness using the MindUp curriculum. Students have learned about the limbic system in their brain and its role in regulating emotions.

Sixth grade students are continuing lessons from the Second Step curriculum. We have begun a new unit that focuses on bullying. So far, students have learned the different types of bullying that can occur and the emotional impact it has on others.

Sixth grade students also recently met with staff from Sierra Middle School. They discussed what a typical school day entails as well as information to choose their electives. Remember, elective choices are due February 5 at 3:00pm.

I look forward to visiting the other grades soon!



The Principal Chronicles continue ...
We have finally reached the end of February and as I say every year, it seems as though this part of the year flies by. I was told my first year as a principal that once the calendar rolls over into the new year, time flies, so plan ahead because it is so hard to get things done. Next thing you know, we will be on Spring break which is just crazy to think about. 

School is going well, since we have technically had three first days of school, the students are finally into a consistent routine. Typically this happens at the end of August, beginning of September but since there has been so much change, our settling has come in February. Strange but at least we finally got here. 

On the personal side, moving day is finally here. I can't wait for it to be over so I can actually 100% focus on my job. I preach all the time about balance between home and work but it has been a while since my personal cheese has moved this much. Trying to figure out where to live, what to move, selling the house, buying new furniture, trying to plan when said furniture will be delivered and so on. I'll be extremely excited to have chairs in my house again (although not for a few weeks) as well as multiple forks and spoons and not just the single set we have now (not counting the two spoons my daughter stole from an Acai' bowl place). It has been so hard to focus and concentrate with everything happening so I'll be glad when it is all over. On Friday, I have to essentially be three places at once. I need to close on my house from who knows where since my internet will be disconnected, I need to be at my new place signing my life away to get my keys, and finally I need to be inside my new place (yes even though I don't have keys) for the cable guy to turn on the internet. All of these things within the old 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM window. 

From there, I am going to start making trips (45 minutes one way) to get as much stuff moved before Saturday when I rent the big moving van. Why would I do this you ask? Well my 75+ year old parents insisted on coming down to "help" move, along with my brother in law and sister (both of whom have had significant injuries recently) so I figured I would get as much stuff on my own moved and then when they get there just have them help me unpack - which is not overtaxing on the body. Time to put all of those mornings running and Crossfitting to work!! 

Either way, this weekend will come and I will finally be able to get my brain back and move back into being a principal again. Can't wait, and I apologize publicly for being so scattered over the course of the last month. Until next time, when I get my brain back!! See you on the flip side, when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * 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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