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The Stallion Scoop: 16Nov17

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE AP
  • PSP NEWS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... This week there are a lot of new things happening here at CTE that I need to talk about. Number one on the list is our Spirit Rock. I'm sure many of you noticed over the course of the weekend that our Spirit Rock grew in size and had offspring. We now have two Spirit Rocks available to rent which is great since the demand has been pretty high so far. Plus now our Spirit Rock is so big the Space Station will most likely be able to see the message. I can't wait to see what people will put on there. It's been really fun so far. With our STEAM framework, it has really given our community a chance to show off that A in STEAM.

Secondly, with our new CTE teams kicking off and our students working hard to get points, we are going to start a new design challenge. With the design challenge, we are in need of some used paint cans. If you have any we need 21 of them, preferably with no paint inside. We are also working with Sherwin Williams to try and get some from the greater Parker area but as of yet, we are striking out. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

Lastly, I wanted to take time to say: have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I am very thankful for all of the students and families here at CTE. I am extremely thankful to be the principal of this wonderful school and I am very thankful for our staff and how hard all of them work every day to meet the needs of our students. I am very fortunate indeed.

That is it for this week, sorry this is so short but I am taking the family to Disney World over break. We are going because for some reason handing over large sums of money to a mouse is the way to go for family entertainment. I guess next week, I'll be thankful for having a job to be able to pay off said mouse. I'm already looking forward to eating one of those $32 salads.

Stay tuned after the break for some good quality stories from Disney World when the Principal Chronicles continues....


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

Safety First - please make sure your students are using the crosswalks when crossing streets. Thanks to volunteers and staff members, we have wonderful crossing guards in place to make sure your students stay safe when coming to school.

StuCo Thanks You! - We had over 50 meals donated to our Parker Task Force Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive. Thank you for your generosity! We will be doing an Angel Tree in December for needy families. Please be watching for more information.

It's not just for Dads! Are you interested in supporting safety at CTE? Please consider joining our Safety Committee. Our safety committee will be investigating ways to increase safety and wellness at our school and in our community. Please use this link to let us know you may be interested. Our first meeting will be in January. Some of our initial plans...ride your bike to school day, walk to school day, etc. The committee will work together to create a mission and begin outlining activities and systems to support student safety.

Here's what's coming!
November 20-24   Thanksgiving Break - no school
November 27   School Resumes
November 28   2:15 pm PSP Meeting
December 1   2:30 pm Silly String Throw Down
December 4   4-6 pm Kindergarten Registration
December 5   Tentative Evacuation Drill
December 12   9:25 am Inschool Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert
December 15   2:15-3:00 pm STEAM Day
December 18   6:30 pm Choir Concert
December 21   2:50 pm Holiday Sing Along
December 22   Teacher Work Day - No School
December 25-January 5   Winter Break
January 8   School Resumes


PSP NEWS

During this season of gratitude we would like to remind you of how appreciative we are of your continued support of PSP! We love seeing you at all the events with your families. We appreciate you donating to the Fun Run, buying Butter Braids, clipping Box Tops, and attending restaurant nights. Because of your support we are able to award PSP Grants each month, show our appreciation to our amazing staff, and purchase much needed items for our school. Thank you and we hope you enjoy Thanksgiving with your families! 

 
CTE Socks: Would you like some of our brand new CTE socks? We have them in small & medium sizes. They are $15/pair. Click here to order and pay. We will deliver the CTE socks to your student. There are a limited number of each size, so act fast!  
 
Longmont Dairy Lids: If you receive Longmont Dairy milk, please consider donating your lids to CTE. We have a box near the front office and we receive a donation from Longmont Dairy when we fill the box and turn in the lids. Thank you! 
 
Donuts with Dads: Per usual we had an outstanding turnout at Donuts with Dads! We hope you all enjoyed the morning with your student and the donuts, of course. A very big thank you to Chris & Lacey Whittaker for organizing the event!! Also, thank you to all the sponsors: 
OutYaGo Mountain House
Loveland Ski Resort
A-Basin
Black Lantern
Hickory House
Boondocks
AMC
SkyZone
Parker Rec Center 
Celebrity Lanes
Comedy Works
Maggianos 
Awe Inspired Crafts
Hacienda
California Pizza Kitchen
The Melting Pot
Cheesecake Factory
Tiger Lee's Taekwondo 
Tokyo Joe's
Discount Tire
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo
TailGate Tavern
Chipotle
The Donut House
Lamars 
 

Butter Braids: Families who sold six or more Butter Braids were supposed to receive free Gummy Bears. The company forgot to send those with the BBs last week, so they will get them to us over break. We will distribute them after break. Thanks for your understanding!


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

November 16, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.