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The Stallion Scoop: 24Aug17

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE AP
  • PSP NEWS
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY - SLEEP HYGIENE
  • FROM TECH
  • FROM PE
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER
 

 

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Now into our second week, we survived the Eclipse. It was amazing to me how awesome it was. It was equally amazing how much time and energy we put into that day. We had quite a few solar glasses but even better we had a large number of students who created their own viewing devices. I love love love the creativity.

Other than that, it's been a pretty good week. Students are starting to get settled in and the teachers are starting to understand what type of learners all of our students are. We are really looking forward to starting to dive into learning.

On a personal note, my oldest started middle school last week (and promptly got strep). Not sure if I am excited about middle school or not. I have visions of the movie "Mean Girls" floating around in my head. Of course, her first day of school outfit included her unicorn power shirt, Star Wars backpack, and sloth socks so I am sure I'll have good stories for sure.

On a different note, we have our Back to School Night coming up on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:30 - 8:00. We would love to get as many families in that night as we can. Again this year, I'll be giving my State of the School address and will discuss our current enrollment, our test scores, and lots of other fun and exciting topics. Plus we have ice cream!! Who doesn't want free ice cream?


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

Dear families of 4-6 graders,
Please see the attached document which has Student Council information as well as the application for your student to complete. Completed application packets must be submitted by noon on Friday, September 1st, in order for your student to be scheduled for an interview.
2017-2018 CTE StuCo Application.pdf


PSP NEWS

Spirit Wear: Want to show your CTE pride? Order your CTE Spirit Wear online and orders will be delivered to your student's classroom. Orders placed by Sept. 1st will arrive Sept. 15th.

PSP Membership: Become a member of PSP today! The cost per family is $25 and that includes a yearbook and a CTE decal. Funds raised from the membership will support PSP Grants and other special projects at our school! Send in the form with payment or bring it to Back-to-School night.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are several volunteer opportunities available at CTE! Currently we are looking for someone to manage our King Soopers program, Restaurant Nights, and a new event that we'd like to bring to CTE - Trunk-or-Treat! Please look over all of our volunteer opportunities and let us know how you can help!

King Soopers Cards: If you shop at King Soopers and/or get gas at Loaf 'n Jug, the King Soopers card is a great way to support our school! It's a reloadable gift card that works just like cash. You load the gift card prior to making your purchases and then use it to complete your transaction. Every time you reload the card PSP receives 5% back. That's it! Each card comes loaded with $5 on it. Send in the form and $5, we will send a card home with your student, and then you can start using it!

Stallion Battalion: This is a new group just for dads at CTE! Dads, grandpas, uncles, step-dads, and father figures are welcome to join the Stallion Battalion. Members will volunteer their time and expertise to better our school. Want to join or learn more about it? Contact Derek Spohn.


PARENT UNIVERSITY - SLEEP HYGIENE AT SKY RIDGE
Join us at Sky Ridge Medical Center for Sleep Hygiene!
One in four children are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they are experiencing sleep deprivation. Depression, Dementia and other ailments have been misdiagnosed for the same reason. Learn more about how you can help improve the quality of your students' in order to function at their best!
Wednesday, September 13, 6pm
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Sign up here!


FROM TECH - ANNA HYLTON
Please follow CTE on social media at:     
CTE morning announcements can be found daily on our YouTube channel - please subscribe and tune in to the announcements our students are seeing every morning!


FROM PE - MICHELE WHITTINGHAM

There is only a short time left to register for the CTE after school running club. Registration Deadline is August 25th

What:  Running together with friends to maintain a healthy heart, body and lifestyle.
When:  After school, Monday's and Wednesday's - August 28-Sept 25
Time: 3:30-4:15
Who: Open to all grades K-6 - plus parents and staff (they are free!) 
Please register with THIS LINK then send in the fee of $20 to the school with your child. Contact Mrs. Whittingham for details.

NEW FLYERS
none this week ... see our FLYERS & FORMS page for archived information.


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

August 24, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.

Student Climbs stairs with Firefighters

“Never forget” became permanently ingrained in our heads and our hearts after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But now, 16 years later, our schools are full of students who weren’t even alive when history was made; leaving many teachers to decipher how and what to teach students about a moment in our history that changed our world forever.