The Stallion Scoop: 13May22

The Stallion Scoop: 13May22
Posted on 05/13/2022
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CTE All School Dance is this Friday, May 13th, 5:00-7:00pm! All CTE students are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Admission, dancing, and fun, are free! Snacks and glow sticks will be available to purchase. We need a few volunteers to ensure a fun and safe evening for all Dance Sign Up Here.

School Supply Kits for 2022-2023 are now on sale and you can order here Supply Kits Ordering is only available May 10th- June 3rd. Kits will be delivered by August 5th. The school code is 83115.
Also, this is the last call to order your 2021-2022 Yearbook.


Field Day 2022 - Monday, May 23rd  

Volunteer sign up link


Kindergarten  - 9:10-10:40

Kindergarten  - 2:00-2:40 - water games

Grades 1-6

  AM stations – 9:00-10:40

  Lunch break – 10:40-1:30

  PM Stations – 1:30-3:10

Berry Blendz Smoothies will be on sale for $3.00 cash - Free Popsicles provided by P.S.P.


* You may wear swimwear 

     - Ladies, shirts and shorts are required over your suit - school appropriate swimwear please 

     - boys must leave their shirts on unless at the water station

* Tennis shoes would be best since there are soccer activities. If you ordered a shirt or shorts, they will be handed out May 19th and 20th.

* Bring a water bottle - refill stations will be available

* Bring a towel - Wear sunscreen


CTE did an excellent job thanking our first responders.
Thank you: PPD, South Metro, and DCSD security for keeping us safe!!


Calling all books home to the Library! All books are due into the Library by Friday, May 13th. PLEASE see Mrs. Nottingham if you have a lost book! Lost book fees: $15 per book. Fees can be paid either by cash or check (made out to CTE) or by credit card through your child's MySchoolBucks account online.

Unlock the Magic of Summer Reading! For more information and to register, visit Preregister online beginning May 1.


Please join us to celebrate your class of 2022. You will be able to walk through the halls of CTE one last time before your graduation. On Monday, May 16th at 2:30, please meet in front of CTE for a photo before we have our current CTE students do a Clap Out. We are so excited to have you come back to visit. Please spread the word to former CTE students who are graduating and may not know about this!
[complete this form to participate]


We have explored each EPCER trait in detail throughout the school year - and for the last 2 months we will bring them all together and see how they work together in our world!!
For the EPICER lesson in April/May, each classroom will brainstorm an activity which exemplifies being EPICER - they will carry out their activity and for our last EPICER assembly of the year (on 20May22) we will show a slideshow of all the classes efforts!


It’s May! In reflecting upon the last 10 months, I am proud of what the students are learning and how they are able to utilize their social-emotional skills they are being taught.  


In 3rd and 4th grade, we have just completed or are finishing up our 4 lesson series on Bully Prevention from our Second Step curriculum. The students learned: 

  * What bullying is (repeated, imbalance of power, purposeful)

  * Who they can report bullying to (trusted adults at home and school).  This was practiced through role play.We talked about what to expect at school after bullying is reported.

  * How to refuse bullying.  Techniques such as using assertive words and being a “buddy” to the victim were taught and practiced through role play.

The students were really engaged in the role play and were very open about relating experiences to our discussions.


Bullying parent resource

Our 6th grade students participated in an informative presentation from our School Resource Officer about online safety and cyberbullying.  Students received information on how their online activity impacts themselves and others.      

Our 6th grade students have recently begun lessons from Sources of Strength.  Sources of Strength is a program that is used in most of the secondary schools in our district - including Sierra Middle School.  This is a program that introduces students to the strengths and supports they have in order to build resiliency skills.  These are family support, positive friends, physical & mental health, mentors, healthy activities, generosity, and spirituality.    


Parent Articles       

  High Functioning Anxiety: What It Is and How to cope? 

  How Perfectionism in Children and Teens Impacts Mental Health


ADHD articles focusing on exercise, accountability, and planning

  * ADHD and sleep

  * Sleep, learning and memory

  * Benefits of exercise

  * Book “Spark” - This is a book that is highly recommended by many professionals.  I have read it and was amazed to understand the science behind exercise, the brain, and how it impacts focus and learning.


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.  The latest segment has just been released - all the videos can be found here.


Family Resources

  * La Liga registration open - Do you have a student currently in 5-6 grade?  This is a free summer soccer program for girls and boys with coaches that speak Spanish and English. More information here.

  * 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


Mental Health Resources

  * Summer social skills group now forming in Parker for children ages 7-9 through Denver Behavior Consultants LLC

  * Masks may be coming off, but kids are still struggling from the pandemic. Here is a 3 part series from UC Health (7 min each) with tips from a doctor on managing the stress.

  * 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

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.



The Principal Chronicles continue ...
We have reached the home stretch of the school year and only have a few remaining days (not that anyone is counting). I think when it is all said and done, this year will feel like it should have been measured in dog years. One year, felt like 7. Even though we don't have much time left in the year, these last few days are packed with activities from multiple clap-outs, a band/orchestra concert, field day, just to name a few. The time is going to fly by. It is also a little sad as our 6th grade students are down to their last few days in elementary school. Although I know they are all ready to move into middle school, it always makes me really sad to see them go. It is such a great group in 6th grade, I'll miss them very much.

On the personal front, the move is over and now comes the task of unpacking. I think we have all of our stuff, but as we open up boxes, there is already a growing list of things that we either can't find or need to purchase. Of course as soon as I purchase something, I will find whatever it was, and then end up with two. Not only that, we are going to finish the basement so right now my daughter is living out of an office. She is ok with it for the time being knowing she is going to have a brand new room about the middle of the summer. This is my first experience with adding something to my house. It is a bit strange to come home and have your house filled with a bunch of people you don't know. So far the construction has been smooth with the exception of the workers constantly blowing out the pilot light on the water heater, meaning there have been quite a few mornings with a cold shower. Got to love owning a home!!

That is it for this week's edition. Stay tuned for next weeks episode when the Principal Chronicles continues.. 



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* TGA Tennis & Golf (flyer)
* Pop Warner Football (flyer)
* Science Matters STEM club (flyer)
* Chaparral Wrestling Club (flyer)
* join CUB SCOUTS (flyer)
* STEM CLUBS (flyer)

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