The Stallion Scoop: 29Mar18

The Stallion Scoop: 29Mar18
Posted on 03/29/2018
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IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • WHAT'S NEW?
  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT
  • PSP NEWS
  • FROM PE - FIELD DAY T-SHIRTS
  • FROM THE AP
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS


WHAT'S NEW @ CTE THIS WEEK?

pike's peak commercial
CTE's very own 2nd grader, Reagan Monroe, is featured in Visit Pike's Peak commercial.

Read the full story.



STALLION SPOTLIGHT- get to know more about our amazing classrooms!

cohn reads to 1st gradersLocal author Arlen Cohn reads two of his children's books to 1st graders (he is a Parker resident and his children attended CTE when it opened ini 1989!).
Read the full story.




PSP NEWS

Yearbooks: If you did not have a chance to pre-order a yearbook but would like one, please stop by the front office to have your name put on a waiting list. When the yearbooks arrive, mid-May, you will be contacted so you can come in and purchase your yearbook. Restaurant Night: The next restaurant day/night to support PSP Grants is Wednesday, April 4th at Firehouse Subs from 11:00am - 8:00pm. Go in any time that day, mention you are there to support CTE, and we will receive a portion of the sales. PSP Grants are awarded every month during our meetings and are a way to support programs and needs at our school.


FROM PE - MICHELE WHITTINGHAM
Hi Cherokee Trail Families! 
The Field Day T-Shirt Sale is right around the corner! This year you have two ways to order: 1. Fill out and send in the paper order form that will be sent home with your child on Thursday, March 29th 2. Order your Spiritwear online. Each "team" has its own color shirt, so be sure to order correctly! Samples of the shirts are available for viewing in the hallway by the CTE Gym.


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

Light It Up Blue Day!

Help us promote Autism Awareness by wearing blue on Monday, April 2nd. Students will be learning about Autism on Monday. Here are a few links you might want to discuss as a family.

What is Light It Up Blue? VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 2015 What is Autism? AUTISM AWARENESS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WORLD AUTISM MONTH ANIMATED EXPLANATION OF AUTISM

Famous People With Autism 16 FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

Microsoft Autism Hiring Program MICROSOFT AUTISM HIRING PROGAM

CMAS is Coming! Please use this link for our CMAS testing schedules (formerly known as PARCC).

Here's what's coming!

April 2  Light It Up Blue Day

April 3  CMAS - Grades 3-6, ELA and Math

April 4  CMAS - Grades 3-6, ELA and Math; Film Club

April 5  CMAS - Grades 3-6, ELA and Math

April 6  CMAS - Grades 3-5 Math

April 10  CMAS - Grades 4 Social Studies; Grade 5 Science; Kindergarten Open House

April 11  CMAS - Grades 4 Social Studies; Grade 5 Science; Film Club; Orchestra Concert

April 12  CMAS - Grades 4 Social Studies; Grade 5 Science


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... (Spring Break Edition) ... We've hit the home stretch of the school year. It seems like just a short time ago we were starting the school year and now we only have two months left. I was asked this morning if I was excited to come back to school. Honestly, I was very excited to get back to school but not so excited to go back to getting up at 4:25 am every morning. On the personal side, my break was spent running all over the place. I spent the first part of the break in Atlanta visiting a school, and then as soon as I got back I was off to my parents' house in Estes Park, and then as soon as I got back from that I spent the entire day recruiting teachers to DCSD. All in all, it felt like my break was only one day. Speaking of Estes, (I think I mentioned this before) my youngest and I participated in the annual Estes Park "Eat Around". I know it is a totally silly name but completely accurate. There were about 20 restaurants around Estes which participated, and for $5 aper person we got a predetermined entree. So basically it was: sit down, eat, move to the next place. We started our evening at a cinnamon roll place (side note: when you allow your 10 year old daughter to plan the evening activities, they usually start and end with sugar). $5 got us two ginormous cinnamon rolls. Since it was 4:30 in the afternoon I wasn't sure this was the most opportune time to knock back a cinnamon roll. Luckily the event planner agreed, so we saved those for breakfast the next morning. We could have had bread pudding instead but it looked a bit suspect so we passed. On our next stop, sirloin and mashed potatoes were the eat around menu item. It was kind of fun since basically everyone in the place was doing the same thing. We ate our food quickly and got out of there because we only had three hours and our goal was to get to six different restaurants. As my daughter and I were running out to the car we noticed that my father was not moving as swiftly as we would have liked. This would be a reoccurring theme of the night: the younger members of our eating party were greatly slowed by the older members of our eating party. Next stop: Italian food, at this place we had a choice of three different things: mushrooms (gross), chicken fettuccini (my selection), and fish and chips (I know, I thought the same thing, what the heck is fish and chips doing at an Italian restaurant?).  Of course my daughter had the fish. From there we went for Mexican food. It was shrimp tacos that were supposed to be spicy but I guess Estes Park spicy is a lesser form of what normal people consider spicy. It was also around this time where we started to get full but we had a mission and, by golly, we were going to make six restaurants. From there we ran across the street to another Mexican food place (well actually we ran while my father dinked around and took forever). Here we had a strange combination of a whole scoop of guacamole with one chip, a mushroom flauta, and a mini cheesecake (are you realizing what we were realizing? the restaurants were really throwing some weird things into the eat around). The 6th and final stop was for dessert (why not? we have only consumed about 30x the amount of calories an adult person should eat in a day). Here you got a slice of pie, a brownie topped with strawberry cream, and a piece of bread pudding. Holy cow, that place put me over the edge. I hardly ever eat sugar and that sugar bomb I just put down about did me in. My daughter thought it would be pretty funny to try and punch me in the stomach to see if I would throw up (I didn't). All in all, it was totally crazy but a lot of fun at the same time. Well that is it for this week. Welcome back and we are looking forward to finishing the year strong. Until next time when the principal chronicles continue ...


NEW FLYERS (ALL)

  • Chess Club - scholarships available - apply here 
  • LEGO Club - scholarships available - apply here 
  • Rosie's Ranch Summer Registration
  • Camp Invention - summer 2018
  • Sierra Middle School presents:Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Chaparral High School, 6:30 p.m.

    Film will be followed by a moderated discussion

    Tickets: $5 - Watch trailer and purchase tickets here:  www.screenagersmovie.com / Purchase Tickets

    ** All other showings in DCSD have sold out - purchase your tickets sooner than later **

    Are you watching kids scroll through life? With their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, we welcome you to discover surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists in this extraordinary and timely film.  The film is appropriate for students grades 6th and up. Please contact Kimberly Romine at kcromine@dcsdk12.org or Lauren LaComb at lllacomb@dcsdk12.org for additional information.

  • Little Wolverine Volleyball Camp
  • After School Spanish 
  • Tennis Classes The final session of tennis for this school year is starting up in April.  Please click on the link to register or the flyer for more information. 


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS
DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
DCSD Gifted Education News