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The Stallion Scoop: 12Nov15

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • The PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES Continue
  • FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
  • PSP NEWS
  • Got Milk Caps (from Longmont Dairy)?
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS
  • Girl Scouts Superhero Dance flyer

  • The PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES Continue - JOSH MILLER

    So many times in the past year I have had to learn valuable, new lessons on just about everything under the sun. From learning about our great community, to understanding why we do the things we do around here, to figuring out what is best for our students. Next in line for learning something completely new you ask?? That would be the new report card. This year all elementary schools in DCSD will be creating their own report cards for their schools. This is a great opportunity to have a report card that is more tailored to what the students in our building are truly learning about. We have spent the last few weeks twisting, turning, adding, subtracting and figuring out what to put on our Elementary Progress Report (EPR). Our grade level teams got together and decided on what content, skills, and World Class Outcomes to put on the EPR, there is even a space to add in our EPIC behavior for students. All in all, the report card will look different than it did in the past but will provide you with a more accurate picture of what is happening in our classrooms. As we get closer to our December 19th release date, we will put out more communication about what our EPR will look like. Stay tuned.

    The other exciting thing that happened this week was Mrs. Hunt and I got the chance to read to the students to support our book fair. The coolest part about the whole evening was that students created the costumes that Mrs. Hunt and I wore. They used our maker space and a couple of old sweatshirts to create two monster costumes. They were super cool and good for my health (since I lost about seven pounds of water weight due to sweating profusely). Overall the students had a great night; I read The Book with No Pictures and I had to make a bunch of silly sounds which was somewhat embarrassing, but then again me embarrassing myself is nothing new. Can't wait to see what Mrs. Nottingham comes up with next year.

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


    FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - ROBIN HUNT

    Parents,

    We are full swing into our Parker Task Force Thanksgiving Meal Drive. As of today, sixth grade is in first place. The grade level collecting the most items will win a party. Please place donations in the grade level box located outside the classroom doors. We will be assembling the Thanksgiving meals next week. The last day to donate is November 18.

    Remember, next week we have our monthly School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting at 5:30 pm and Parent Student Partnership (PSP) meeting at 6:30 pm. All parents are invited to attend these meetings which are located in our professional development mobile on the west side of the school.


    PSP NEWS

     
    Culver's Restaurant Night: Save the date for what is sure to be a fun restaurant night for all! Tuesday, December 8th, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm we will hold our first restaurant night at Culver's featuring CTE staff as servers. We will receive a position of the sales from that entire time so please invite friends, family and neighbors.
     
    Donuts with Dads: We love seeing all the dads enjoy the morning with their child, and by the smiles on all the kids faces they love it too! We had many businesses donate to this event. For a complete list of donors go to the PSP website. A very special thank you to Dean Boykin for organizing this event for the last four years! 
     
    Box Tops: Please keep clipping and collecting Box Tops! Our annual Box Tops competition will be in February. For a full list of products and opportunities to earn more Box Tops for our school check out the Box Tops website. Thank you for supporting our school!
     

    GOT MILK CAPS?
    Dear CTE Community,
    For all of you milk drinkers out there, we are collecting milk caps from Longmont Dairy. If you get your milk from Longmont Dairy please bring your milk caps to school and deposit them in the cardboard box by the office. Longmont Dairy is donating money to our school based on how many milk caps we turn in. This is a very easy and quick way for our school to earn money. Thank you and remember milk does the body and Cherokee Trail good. 

    GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS:

    DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]


    Girl Scouts Superhero Dance


November 12, 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.

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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.