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The Stallion Scoop: 17Nov16

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

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

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Thanksgiving break is here and I think we are all excited to spend time with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle of school, it will be nice to get away. What is the Miller clan doing you ask? (Well you probably didn't, ask but I am going to tell you anyway).

We are celebrating two Thanksgivings as we do every year. It would be nice to have both of our extended families together to celebrate but since both Renee's and my family don't necessarily see eye to eye, we have to separate it all out. Our first stop will be my sister's house. She hates kids, so we typically go over there on a day when we don't have our girls. It's like going over to a museum because you can't touch anything (hence, why we never bring our girls). At my sister's house, it is about as traditional a Thanksgiving dinner as you can get. She assigns us things to bring over (bossy, right??) and then we have all the pomp and circumstance around the meal. I always expect actual pilgrims to show up. This year I have decided to forgo my assigned dish and bring something that doesn't fit the norm just to see what happens. My own little private knock against the establishment. I'm sure it won't go over well but we will see. Not sure what I am going to bring yet but I am thinking along the lines of a giant kielbasa sausage.

Then on Thanksgiving, we are hosting some Canadian friends (I had to ask them if they celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada and FYI they do) as well as Renee's family. Renee doesn't eat meat on a bone for some weird reason. Having said that, she has no problem eating only cheese for dinner (yep, welcome to my life). Since having a turkey means meat on a bone she (yes she, not we, or us) decided our Thanksgiving is going to be a "sides" only Thanksgiving. So everyone is bringing a side. I asked our Canadian friends if they were bringing Candian bacon only because that would be funny, but apparently they have heard that joke a few times and did not partake in the humor at the same level as I did. Our girls are in charge of making something as well. This thought is as interesting as it is frightening. My oldest is making (I think) bunny wrapped eggs and steamed brussel sprouts (yes, I know, but she actually likes brussel sprouts and yes I know that is weird). My youngest may make her patented sugar coated pears but she also may branch out. Most likely we will be in the grocery store the morning of Thanksgiving trying to scrounge up some strange concoction to roll out later that day.

Football you ask? Yeah right. With me being essentially the only male coming, we will be stuck watching the Holiday Baking Championship or some reality show about an emergency pet hospital (in case you were wondering, there are like five different animal vet reality shows).

Well that is it for this week's edition. From my strange family to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving and have a great break. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

STEAM DAY - all families are welcome to join their student's classroom on tomorrow, 18Nov16, from 8:45-9:15am ... watch the video! We are so excited to show you what our students have been learning!

LOST & FOUND - please come visit the Lost & Found pile in the CTE lobby. All unclaimed items will be donated on tomorrow, 18Nov16.

THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL 21-25Nov ...

NEW DROPOFF/PICKUP LANE - Effective the Monday we get back from Thanksgiving break, we are going to officially open our main parking lot for pick-up and drop-off: along the sidewalk in front of the main doors. After 28Nov16 there will no longer be any staff in the current drop-off/pick-up loop (Sedgewick Court). Cars will be allowed to enter, drop off / pick up their students, and then exit right out of our parking lot. To ease congestion we will not allow left-hand turns out of the parking lot during pick-up and drop-off times. Please see the attached picture.

In order to keep all students safe, please know and understand that during drop-off/pick-up times:
* no students should be in the parking lots (main lot or Kids' Center lot) - stay on sidewalks
* no pedestrains will be allowed in the bus dropoff/pickup area

We know this is a big shift so please be patient with us, and please let me know if you have any questions.

FOOD DRIVE UPDATE - Thanks to all who donated food and money to the Student Council Food Drive this year! Because of your overwhelming generosity, we will be able to donate 50 complete Thanksgiving meals to the Parker Task Force!!


PSP NEWS

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported CTE PSP this year and in turn supported our school! We appreciate your time volunteering at our events to help them run smoothly, your generosity when supporting our fundraisers, and your enthusiasm to attend all of our sponsored events! We couldn't support our very deserving staff and amazing students without YOU! To see a list of items and experiences you have helped bring to CTE, please visit our website, come to a monthly meeting, or read the monthly meeting minutes!

Restaurant Night: Save the date for the next restaurant night, Thursday, Dec. 1st at the Parker Chick-Fil-A from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

Donuts with Dads: Thank you to the Whittakers for organizing such an outstanding Donuts with Dads! It is always a special morning! We are grateful for the moms who helped make the morning a success, as well! Finally, a very special thank you to all of our sponsors!

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


NEW FLYER - Parker Hawks Lacrosse


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

Discovery Information Nights for Parents
The Discovery Program applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available HERE.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  Please click HERE for more information about the Discovery Program.
Discovery Program Information Sessions:
* Renaissance Elementary - October 20, 2016 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Library)
* Northridge Elementary - October 26, 2016 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm (GYM)
* Acres Green Elementary - November 9, 2016 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm (GYM)
* Pine Lane Elementary - November 10, 2016 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Innovation Lab, North Campus)
See the FLYER for additional information.

October DCAGT newsletter
Parent Institute flyer
DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
DCSD Gifted Education News

November 17, 2016 | 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.