The Stallion Scoop: 4Feb22

The Stallion Scoop: 4Feb22
Posted on 02/04/2022
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Save the dates: 

Unfortunately our School Dance has been rescheduled. The new date is May 13th. We're terribly bummed, but hope to see you all there in May!
new date: 
May 13th 5-7pm - All School Dance


StuCo is excited to be selling Candygrams again this year! We will be selling them the week of February 7th-11th. Families, if you'd like to purchase Candygrams for your children, please use THIS LINK to submit your form. Please see the flyer for more details and Happy Valentines Day!


What’s Happening in Social Emotional Wellness?

K/1/2: We will continue with our focus on how to make friends.  Students will practice asking others if they want to play.  We will also talk about being a good listener for others.

3/4/5/6: We will continue talking about emotions and emotional health.  Students will be introduced to important things to know about their emotional health.


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....

What a strange week this week turned out to be. In 22 years in education, I have never had a sick out as well as a snow day for my birthday. I'm not going to lie, it was pretty nice having a snow day on my birthday but at the same time, I spent the entire day working through all of the questions and logistics of the sick out. So in the end it turned out to be just another day that ended up lasting a lot longer than a typical school day. In the end, it made for a very disjointed week. Luckily for me, my daughter is old enough to be home alone and I didn't have to worry about child care. 

On the personal side, I've been spending my time packing up, the same as before. Also the same, is looking at houses, finding one I like only to have someone come in and put in an additional 100K to the offer, and so the quest continues. Outside of that, my daughter has decided to join the Legend HS golf team. Our first meeting is next week and I'll be really interested to see how this whole thing is going to work. Especially with the season starting in late Feb/early March, I am wondering how playing golf is going to work with about a foot on the snow on the ground. My daughter is also exactly 14 1/2 so she is eligible to start her driving lessons in preparation for her getting her driver's permit when she turns 15. Somehow we have now gotten to this point where she can actually start to drive. What happened to riding a bike with a doll in the front basket? Can't believe how fast time flies. In three and a half more years she is going to be out the door. So crazy to think about. Other than that, we don't really have any wonderful stories to share. Maybe next time.

That is it for this week. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


* Healthy Activities Night @ Sierra MS - 10Feb22 (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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