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The Stallion Scoop: 1Dec16

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE AP
  • PSP NEWS
  • KINDIE REGISTRATION
  • FROM MRS. NOTTINGHAM
  • FROM MR. ANDERSON
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Welcome back and I hope all of my loyal readers had a wonderful week off. I have to say it was very nice to be able to sleep in every day and not have to get up at the crack of dawn to get to the gym.

Our Thanksgiving was good, since Renee doesn't eat meat off the bone we didn't have any turkey but instead opted for an all sides Thanksgiving. It was quite the smorgasbord of food. My oldest made Thanksgiving Cola which was essentially Mio and water with a bunch of cherries on the bottom. She also made steamed carrots which I am not entirely sure were actually steamed since I watched her pull them out of the bag and straight on to the plate. My youngest spent about three hours cutting out turkey feathers and gluing them on the back of a lollipop along with a Hershey's kiss. It looked like a little turkey. The only problem was she didn't tell anyone they were supposed to eat them so everyone thought they were just for decoration. She also made orange juice. (Not sure how she came up with that). Her OJ consisted of taking five whole oranges (not peeled, mind you) and put them in the blender on high. She then poured the glop into glasses and told everyone it was freshly squeezed orange juice. Words can't describe what that OJ tasted like but it will be safe to say that I have a new appreciation for orange juice out of the can. I actually think my face swelled shut after drinking that.

As for school news, we opened our parking lot for drop-offs and pick-ups, and after months of planning and expecting the apocalypse, it wasn't so bad.  We still have a few bugs here and there but we are working them out. I was especially pleased with how patient and safe everyone was in our parking lot. Hopefully by the first snowfall we will have it down and we will be good to go.  Thanks again to everyone helping us out by being so patient.

That is it for this week, I am off to do some observations and spend some time in classrooms which is my favorite place to be. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues.....


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

LOST & FOUND - please come visit the Lost & Found pile in the CTE lobby. All unclaimed items will be donated on, 16Dec16.

FOOD DRIVE UPDATE
The Task Force Thanksgiving project was a huge success.  Thank you for all you did and please see the attached from Diane Roth (Parker Task Force Volunteer).


PSP NEWS

Restaurant Night: Join the CTE community tonight, Dec. 1st, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the Parker Chick-Fil-A. Let the cashier know you are there to support CTE and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our school. Thank you!

Colorado Gives Day: Tuesday, December 6th is Colorado Gives Day. Consider making a tax deducible donation to support CTE PSP. PSP exists to enrich the experience of Cherokee Trail Elementary students by seeking resources and directing the use of such resources toward educationally focused goals that address the needs of students, staff, and the community.


FROM THE OFFICE - 303.387.8135
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 4pm - 8pm at CTE. Please bring birth certificate, proof of residency & immunization record. 
FROM THE LIBRARY - KAREN NOTTINGHAM

A big THANK YOU to the CTE Community for a Piratically terrific Book Fair! Your purchases help fund the purchase of library books for all of our students to read.
The following people made the Book Fair possible - we could not have been successful without your help! A very special word of thanks to Kristin Marsh, Kathy Berry, and Sheri Isdale for heading the Book Fair in my absence during Dads With Donuts!
And a Yo-Ho-Ho to our Pirate Crew for participating in the Ice Cream Eating Contest: Ms. Levine, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. O, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Briese, Mrs. Coggan, Ms. Ostermiller, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Hunt, and Mr. Miller! Congratulations to Ms. Ostermiller and Mrs. Brown for a 1st Place tie by eating the most ice cream!

Angie Munroe
Anita Concialdi
Audrey Beckman
Angela Brocklesby
Carin Tarka
Christina Clements
Erin Stecher
Heidi Dawson
Jackie Birgenheier
Jamie Twiss
Jen Ferris
Jen Jahner
Jennifer Hanam
Josh Meade
Kari Tawater
Kathy Berry
Katy Egle
Keisha Medellin
Krissi and Derek Spohn
Kristin Marsh
Lisa Loomer
Lynaia Kennedy
Marie Spence
Mary Czlonka
Mary Trombley
Megan Lapidus
Melinda Harward
Miranda Silva
Nadine Donohue
Nicole Jennings
Randi Bond
Robin Milerowski
Shantaye Morrell
Tracy Bruce
Tracy Morehart
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FROM MUSIC - BOBBY ANDERSON

3rd GRADE FIELD TRIP! IMPORTANT INFO! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Our 3rd grade students will be taking their annual field trip to see and hear The Colorado Symphony Orchestra perform the Youth Series Concert - Symphonic Storytelling on Wednesday January 11th, 2017.
Due to book keeping and budget constraints, monies can not be collected before January 2017. You will be getting the field trip permission/payment form on Thursday, January 5th in Thursday Folders. You will need to fill it out and return it, along with your payment by Tuesday January 10th.
Students will need to bring a sack lunch with them and leave it here at CTE. We will all eat in the cafeteria when we return at 1:00pm.
I'm going to be needing 10 chaperones to help with the trip. Chaperones, your $6.00 bus fee will be covered by the district, but you will need to pay the $5.00 concert ticket fee. Email me and I'll take the first 10 who contact me. I appreciate the help!


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

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

December 1, 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.