The Stallion Scoop: 11Feb22

The Stallion Scoop: 11Feb22
Posted on 02/11/2022
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Thank you to everyone that offered to bring a breakfast item to our amazing staff this morning! I love our CTE family!

PSP has fulfilled numerous teacher grants this year; from a PE shade canopy to choir shirts, speech curriculum, literacy materials, and more! We couldn't have helped our staff so much without your fundraising efforts. Thank you! We're now gearing up for Games Night, School Dance, Parent Teacher Conference dinners and more! Join us at our next PSP meeting to learn more get involved.

Upcoming events:

2/22 PSP meeting 5:30pm

2/22 Papa John's restaurant night 

4/21 Games Night 5-7pm

4/26 PSP Meeting 5:30pm

5/2-5/6 Teacher Appreciation week

5/6 Morning with Moms 8am

5/13 All School Dance 5-7pm

THANK YOU PSP!!! for the delicious breakfast spread this morning!!


Mental Health Resources and Supports in DCSD Schools, hosted by the District Accountability Committee (DAC) will be held on Thursday, February 17 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

The forum will feature keynote speaker Scott Cyphers, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist, and several breakout sessions supporting mental health. Forum flier linked here and breakout session information linked here.


Each month we focus more closely on one trait - this month's EPICER trait is: COURAGE.

   * I am willing to take risks in my learning

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

   * I have self confidence


Mental Health Resources

* Is your child or someone you know struggling with anxiety?  The district has partnered with Dr. Scott Cypers to release a series of videos for parents with a ton of information and how to help someone.  All the videos can be found here. * I Matter – Parents and youth (ages 12 and older) can take a brief mental health screening and schedule 3 free counseling appointments.

   STEM Center for Strength – mental health and well-being resources Free parenting groups January – March at Shiloh House


Safe 2 Tell Colorado

Do you know how to report a concern that threatens you, your friends, your family or your community? Safe 2 Tell Colorado is an anonymous reporting tool for parents and students.  There are 3 ways to make an anonymous report – via website, app, or phone call.  


Parent Articles

   Recognizing PTSD in Teens

   Parents Ultimate Guide to TikTok

   12 Apps that every parent of a teen should know about

   Common Sense on Cyberbullying


Family Resources

Weekly snack/food bags provided by Parker Task Force – If your family is interested in having a bag of snacks/food sent home in their student’s backpack weekly, please fill out this brief form.

   Families with housing instability

   Universal Free Meal Benefits

Sierra Middle School has been working hard to provide college resources for families. They are excited to announce that Sierra Middle School is hosting the College Funding Coach on Tuesday, March 1st from 6:00-7:15pm for a web workshop. This event is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college (Preschool - High School). 

The College Funding Coach was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complex strategies for paying for college and making higher education more affordable. Since that time, The College Funding Coach team has been on a mission to help families make the college dream a reality...and still retire one day. The College Funding Coach’s founder, Brock Jolly, realized that most families want to help pay for their children’s education; but they often lack the liquidity and/or the cash flow to be able to do so. Their interactive workshop, Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College, teaches parents the rules of the game when it comes to financial aid, as well as the critical strategies to help them win that game—whether by qualifying for need-based aid or by maximizing cash flow and liquidity.

This is a free educational web event.  Please register by clicking HERE.




The Principal Chronicles continue....

February is traditionally the hardest month of the school year and this one is no different. I always lovingly call February "the armpit of the school year". My theory is that the holidays are over, it's usually dark, and almost always cold. I'm not sure if that is a viable theory but I am sticking with it. Each and every year in February, I inevitably hear "this is the worst year ever!" Having said that, this year, for the most part, our staff is in a fairly decent place. Although it has been an extremely trying week, our staff has shown up with a positive attitude and worked hard to support our students. Just another reason why I feel honored to be a part of this school and this community. 

Other than that, here at school, we are plugging along and prepping for Valentine's day as well as starting to prepare our students for state testing. With our new Benchmark Literacy program, it has been awesome to see the growth in our students and the complexity in the content they are consuming. It truly has been amazing and we are excited to see how our data looks by the end of the year. 

On the home front, I took some time this weekend to head up to the mountains to go skiing. It was great to get out into some fresh mountain air with 700,000 of my closest friends. I got an Airbnb in Frisco which was a little strange because I was basically staying in an extra room in someone's condo. I had my own door and space but it still was a lot like staying at your mom's house. I also lucked out with the location as I was able to walk downtown. On Saturday I went to Copper mountain and I was shocked at how many people were there to ski. Each line was super long and I ended up not skiing a ton but did more standing around in line. On Sunday, I stayed local and went cross country skiing which was wonderful, if not a bit cold. The smartest decision I made was to stay over on Sunday night and went to Copper on Monday. What a difference skiing on a weekday makes. The weather was gorgeous and there were hardly any people there. I skied more in an hour than I did all of Saturday. Even better, when I left it took me only an hour and fifteen minutes to get back home. All in all, it was a great weekend and I am so glad I was able to get away. 

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



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