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  • THANK YOU from Parker Task Force
  • NEW EPR INFO - please read!!


I cannot believe that it is nearly Christmas break. The days have just flown by as I have been out of the building quite a bit these last few weeks. Now that I am in my second year, I am somewhat (key word "somewhat") used to the hustle and pace of being a principal, but for some reason this year my services have been required elsewhere quite a bit. There hasn't been one day this week (or last week for that matter) where I have been able to spend an entire day at school. I have to admit it seems really strange to leave school in the middle of the day to go to a meeting. Most of the time I feel as though I am back in high school and cutting class. (Not that that ever happened when I was in high school, keep in mind when I was in high school we rode our dinosaurs to school).

For break this year we don't have very much planned. Since I have been out of the building so much, the piles of paperwork in my office have been giving me the stink eye, so I am guessing that I should probably get those taken care of. Other than being at CTE for a good portion of break, we will probably spend time together as a family. My youngest this year has decided that she "needs" a pet. Not sure at what point in time having a pet became a "need" but apparently that time is now. She orginally decided to go with a hamster but now her gaze has turned to a gecko. For those of you who are consistent readers of the Chronicles know that we already have two cats, two rabbits, and a horse so you can understand that adding a gecko would be challenging in more than one way. Plus my youngest isn't the most responsible child on the planet, she typically forgets to close the car door when she exits the family truckster. We currently have a family meeting set for Christmas break to discuss whether or not she can have a gecko. Should be interesting, especially considering she has spent the last few days working on her "proposal" to the family. Never a dull moment at our house.

That is it for this week, don't forget that we are talking about our new report card at our SAC meeting on Dec 15th at 5:30 if you would like to attend. Have a great week and until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues....


Please read this note of thanks from the Parker Task Force ...

Dear Robin,
Thanks for all of your work to help make the Parker Task Force Thanksgiving program a huge success.  The way your group packaged and labeled the food boxes was a great help to us. 

Please see the attached.

PSP November/December Newsletter

PSP Monthly Meeting: Our November meeting was canceled due to the snow so our next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 6:30pm. All are welcome! We will discuss previous events & fundraisers, upcoming events & fundraisers and teacher grants. ​


Dear Cherokee Trail Families,
In two weeks we will be providing parents with access to our new and improved Elementary Progress Reports [EPR].
Your child’s report card will still have all of the same great information you are accustomed to, including progress they are making on reading, writing and math skills. Plus, parents will now be able to see how students are doing on the District’s World Class Outcomes, 4Cs, and 21st Century Skills.

How do I access my student's EPR?
Accessing the EPR

EPR Customized For Our School
Each school has the ability to customize their Elementary Progress Report to include school-specific values. Here at Cherokee Trail Elementary, we have included World Class Outcomes, 21st Century Skills, and the 4 C's along with the academic content you have traditionally seen on the report card. We have also added a section for our teachers to report out on EPIC behavior.

World Class Outcomes & the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Don’t know what World Class Outcomes your student is studying? or want to know more about our Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum? Check out the GVC page on the District website. There you can find the Outcomes broken out by grade level.

Learn More
Want to know more about the new EPR? Check out the following video and information on the District website:
Watch our Video
Elementary Progress Report Website


During the holiday season, the Cherokee Trail Shop 2 Support program is an easy way for you to give back to CTE from the online shopping you do! Fifty percent of all commissions generated will come back to the school.
By starting your online shopping experience at the CTE Shop 2 Support site, our school gets credit for your purchases and a portion of the sale will come back to CTE. Please remember that you must start your online shopping experience on the CTE Shop 2 Support site for us to get credit for your purchases. You should be able to find what you are looking for from the top notch online retailers in the program. 

The program is simple:
  1. Bookmark our page and start all your online shopping on this site.
  2. Click on the logo for the retailer you’d like to shop with.
  3. Shop as you normally do and buy what you want. That’s it!
Thanks for your support and happy shopping!"


Monday, Dec. 14th 630pm CTE Gym
Wednesday, Dec. 16th Denver Zoo Lights 630pm at The Denver Zoo
The choir will be welcoming new members in Feb. 2016 if you are interested! See Mr. Anderson for details.


WHEN: 9 December 2015
TIME: 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.  - Wednesday, 9Dec15
PLACE: CTE main office
Please provide: Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, and Immunization Record ... more info.

DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]

December 10, 2015 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.