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Welcome back from fall break, I hope that all of you were able to recharge your batteries and enjoy the really nice weather. As for me, I ended up working a little more than I was anticipating but was able to spend one day up in Estes Park at my parents' house.

I was selected to speak about our fabulous Building Leadership Team [BLT] here at Cherokee Trail in a video that was presented to the school board. So in the middle of fall break, I spent a good portion of the day at Frontier Valley Elementary getting mic'ed up and filmed. If any of you have ever been filmed you know how awkward that whole experience is. Standing there in front of the camera, blurting out whatever comes to mind is never a pleasant experience. Plus I kept making these strange hand gestures which I had no idea I was doing until I watched the video. I sent a copy to my wife and her only comment was "what the heck are you doing with your hands?" Note to self: be more self-aware of useless body movements while being filmed.

The other new experience I had over break was Geocaching. My parents found this app that allows you to follow coordinates to a specific location and find the "cache". My daughter was TOTALLY into finding these locations and we ended up driving, climbing, and walking around all of Estes in search of them. To give you an idea of what is was like, picture this: my eight year old is in the back of my parents car holding my mom's iPhone telling my Dad where he needs to turn to find the exact location. As I am sure you are thinking, early warning of when to turn was not a part of the conversation between my father and my daughter. It basically sounded like this: Ellinor- "Grandpa you should have turned back there" Grandpa-" Why didn't you tell me" Ellinor- "I just did". You get the picture. Needless to say, we actually did find quite a few "caches" including one that we found in a film container on a bridge in the middle of nowhere. Essentially, when you find the location, you are supposed to leave something if you take something. We ended up with two quarters, a hairclip, a small mirror, and a minion. (All of which are currently located on the floor, underneath the backseat of my car). All in all, it was pretty fun and something we may do again.

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


3-Nov-15 - No School: Teacher Work Day


PSP September/October Newsletter

Donuts with Dads: Friday, Nov. 6th is our annual Donuts with Dads from 8:00am - 9:00am. Dads, grandpas, uncles and special guests can enjoy donuts, coffee, juice and milk with their child(ren) and then spend a little time in the classroom to learn more about what their child(ren) are doing. There will be an opportunity ticket drawing for some amazing prizes: passes to Sky Zone, passes to the Denver Zoo, Starbucks gift card, Snooze gift card, IKEA gift card and much more! A flyer with more information will come home next week. Moms, we need your help so our dads can enjoy the morning. Click here to volunteer at the opportunity ticket sales table, assist with the food & beverages and clean up. Thank you!

Butter Braids: For those of you that are familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you’ll be glad to know that they’re back! For those of you that are not familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Each pastry is a hand-braided treat filled with your choice of 6 delicious flavors: Cherry, Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and Caramel Rolls. Butter Braid pastries have 0g of trans fat and are made with 100% real butter and only the finest ingredients. Each Butter Braid pastry sells for $12.00, and we raise $5.00! Orders and money are due Thursday, Nov. 5th. Delivery of Butter Braids will be on Friday, Nov. 13th.

Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear orders will be delivered the week of Nov. 9th. If you weren't able to order and would still like some CTE spirit wear there is an online shop that offers a variety of styles and accessories.

Fun Run: Thank you to everyone who raised funds for our annual Fun Run! Every contribution helped from the $1 donations to the $500 donations! Total raised was an astonishing $23,213! The students all enjoyed a fun prize day on Tuesday for their efforts; they bounced in bouncy houses, were thrown on the velcro wall, went in the hamster ball or were run over by the hamster ball, had Kona ice and took home some flying monkeys. Thank you for supporting our school!

BOOK FAIR IS COMING! - Karen Nottingham
"Reading Is So Much Fun, You'll Get Goosebumps!" Turn into a reading monster at our Monster Book Fair, 
November 6th through the 13th! The  Fair will be open during the Donuts with Dad event on Friday morning, 11/6. Our late night will be onTuesday, November 10th. Make sure to put our books on your holiday wish lists! Check out our Book Fair Home Page for all our event details: link

Also, if you are interested in volunteering your time at the fair, be sure to let Karen Nottingham know (or at 303.387.8136 - library).
You can also sign up at our Book Fair VolunteerSpot: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot 

Thanks for making our students Reading Monsters!  

3rd - 6th Grade FREE Volleyball Camp 
Oct. 27, 28 and 29 3:35-4:35
The camp will meet for three days in a row. Mr. Major will be coaching the 3 day camp. Come to the gym when the bell rings. Bring a water bottle and active wear. Basic volleyball skills will be taught (Bump, Set, Serve and Spike).  Lots of action, lots of game time for all!

Click HERE to register no later than October 26th!

Updated information on the webpage.


An Evening with Bertie Kingore
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Hope Online Learning Academy
373 Inverness Pkwy
Englewood, CO 80112

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Thursday, November 5, 7PM
SkyRidge Medical Center

Use of Appropriate and Consistent Discipline
Thursday, November 5, 6:30PM
Ranch View Middle School

School Choice Fair
Thursday, November 12, 6PM-8PM
Douglas County Fairgrounds

Suicide Awareness
Wednesday, November 18, 1PM
SkyRidge Medical Center

To register, simply go to www.dcsdk12.org/parent-university and click “Enroll Today.” Use your parent portal login credentials to sign in and begin your search for classes.
If you have difficulty registering or want more information, please contact Parent Liaison, Kathy Brown at skbrown[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or at 303-387-9505.


October 22, 2015 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.