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The Stallion Scoop: 21Jan16




The Principal Chronicles continue ...
I am finally back after my time in Florida and Baltimore and I have to say it seems like I have been gone forever. I have been spending a lot of time going through the classrooms checking in with the students because I have truly been missing seeing them in action. It's been a bit of a struggle to get out of my office this year due to meetings and planning and one thing on top of another. My goal this second half of the year is to spend more time outside of my office than in. Who knew that year 2 had twice as many meetings and paperwork as year 1? Maybe last year I was just oblivious to the fact. Ignorance is bliss.

The other major event coming up is Ground Hog Day. On February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his very luxurious hole. If he sees his shadow it means six more weeks of winter, if he doesn't then that means summer is right around the corner. I am not sure if good ole Punxsutawney Phil understands greenhouse gases or El Nino, so I guess we will all just have to wait and see. It is truly an awesome day and make sure you check it out on Feb 2nd.

That's it for this week's edition, stay tuned for next weeks edition when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


StuCo's Penny-n-Paper War to support the American Diabetes Association will continue through next week, ending on Friday, January 29. Classes are competing to earn the most points, by collecting coins and cash - pennies and paper are + points, silver coins are - points. Best of luck to each grade level during this last week!

January/February/March Newsletter

Restaurant Night: Tuesday, January 26th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm stop by Chick-fil-A in Parker for the next restaurant night to benefit CTE. Tell your friends, family and neighbors to join you and make sure you mention you are there to support CTE. Thank you!

Red Robin Burgers for Better Schools: If you dine at Red Robin an easy way to support CTE is through their loyalty program. Sign up for their loyalty program, designate CTE as your home school and we will receive 1% of the check. For more information click here.

All School Dance: Friday, January 29th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm is our annual All School Dance! Admission into the dance is free. Adults must attend the dance with students - five students per adult. Concessions will be offered, so don't worry about dinner! Pizza, drinks and other snacks will be sold. This year we will also have a photo booth! The cost per picture is $1 and the pictures will be e-mailed after the dance. We are in need of volunteers to make sure this night is a success for our students. Middle school and high school students are welcome to volunteer for their community service hours! Please click on the link to let us know how you can help. Thank you! 


In this week's Thursday folders are the collection envelopes and parent letters for Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart.  Students may collect donations from now until our event (which is February 19th).  To claim their first "dog" children need to return the parent signed coupon attached to the donation envelope stating that they will bring in a minimum of a $5.00 donation (Due by February 19th).


DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]

January 22, 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.