The Stallion Scoop: 4Feb21

The Stallion Scoop: 4Feb21
Posted on 02/04/2021
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RESTAURANT NIGHT: Wednesday, February 10th, 4-8pm is Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A! A portion of sales will be donated to CTE! For Drive-Thru orders, please let them know you are there to support CTE. For Mobile Ordering, put Cherokee Trail Elementary in the Special Instructions. 9335 Crown Crest Blvd. Parker, CO 80138

YEARBOOKS: 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).


Children’s National Hospital and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are conducting a study regarding parent support during this pandemic. During the study parents will receive helpful videos and also coaching to help their children build executive functioning skills. It is for parents with children in grades 3rd through 5th, who have a 504 plan or an IEP, show characteristics of ASD(Autism) or ADHD, and have good language skills.  Please see the attached flyer and share out with parents of students who might be a good fit.

EPIC'R INFORMATION (even more info)

This month's EPIC'R trait: RESPECT

  • I listen carefully to adults and students and do not interrupt

  • I show empathy when interacting with others

  • I accept feedback and respond in a positive way

  • I own my actions and make things right

  • I use manners



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 continues....

January has come and gone and February is upon us. We are starting to enter the second half of the year time warp. Time moves so fast this time of year. Next thing you know it will be time for Spring Break. As of now, we are gearing up for Valentine's Day. Since we have to follow COVID guidelines, for the first time ever, we need to quarantine our Valentine's Day cards. I never thought in all my years of education that I would have to quarantine Valentine's Day cards. Never a dull moment that is for sure.
On the personal side, things are moving really fast with my move. Next Wednesday I'll get to go and see my apartment for the first time as it has been under construction. I'll be very happy to see the inside so I can decide what I can keep and what I need to sell. I am thinking I am going to have to spend a pretty penny at IKEA. My daughter is pretty excited that I have made her the director of decorating for our new place. Hopefully, I won't regret that decision and I end up with shag carpet and pictures of Tik Tok stars on my walls.
That is it for this week, with so much going on I need to make this short (plus I am writing this in a District meeting where I probably need to pay attention). See you next time when I have more time and will be able to regale more tales. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues...


ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * 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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