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The Principal Chronicles continue ... I am always shocked at how many people actually read this but I got a lot of questions this week about how my youngest did at her talent show and of course there is always a story to go with it:

On Sunday morning, we had to be at the Lakewood Cultural Center by 10:30. Not really having a great idea on what exactly was going on we just jumped in the car and headed out. When we got there the lady told me that it was closed to parents and that I should come back in an hour. So there I was, stuck with Talent Show mom and her giant bag of costume and make-up. Not wanting to be stuck in that conversation, I quickly bolted out of there. Now I was in one of those situations where you have an hour to kill and you can't go home because it's too far so you just have to figure it out. Kind of like being stuck in an airport. Luckily it's right next to the Bel Mar shopping center so I decided to go and loiter around some stores. In case you are ever out and about in the shopping scene on a Sunday morning just know that NOTHING opens until 11am. So basically I just wandered around until 11. I have to say that for nothing being open there sure were a lot of people just wandering around. I couldn't figure out where these people were coming from or what they were doing.

After an hour of hanging around I went back to pick up my daughter. They got out 25 minutes late so we only had about 30 minutes to eat lunch before her show began. I asked what she wanted for lunch and of course she wanted to go to Noodles and Co. where she can get buttered noodles. (If she were trapped on a desert island and could only eat one food, yep, it would be buttered noodles). We literally stuffed our faces and ran back to the center for the show to start.

When the show began, we were in a big auditorium kind of like the PACE center which made it kind of cool. There were three judges and it seemed eerily like America's Got Talent. We watched the acts and there were lots of kids who were really talented. There was a girl who did Scottish dancing who didn't move her arms or smile the entire performance but she had spaghetti legs. The older kids did a lot of singing/acting. I'm not really sure what to call it but they sang and acted at the same time. It was pretty dramatic for a Sunday afternoon in Lakewood. In between all of this fun and excitement were two things: first was my Dad coughing and blowing his nose every five seconds because he was sick and for some reason still felt compelled to attend, and second was the MC for the show - this lady (who according to the program had done this a lot) was a show all in herself. She tried so hard to be funny and crack jokes but it was pretty much crickets every time. After a while, I actually felt bad that no one thought she was funny, but to give her credit she kept trying. and trying. and trying.

In the end, my youngest did really well but she lost out to the girl who sang Into The Woods and dressed like a witch and screamed when she sang and no one could understand what she was saying/yelling/singing, but at least I'm not a bitter dad, right??

That is it for this week. Happy Conferences everyone - and until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ....


Thanks for supporting the hard work of teachers and students by attending conferences. We are a great community!

Please note the following events which support Chaparral's Wish Week:
Restaurant Events:
March 3 Costa Vida (lunch and dinner), Kunjani (morning)
March 4-6 Lil Ricci's
March 7 Chick Fil A (4-8pm), Golden Flame Wings (lunch and dinner)
March 8 Cold Stone (4-8pm)
March 9 Chipotle (4-8pm, Cottonwood Dr location only)
March 10 Texas Roadhouse (dinner only)

CTE's Spirit Week March 7-11, to support Wish Week
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Twin Day 
Wednesday: Wuzzle Day (take a figurative word and make it literal, eg. bedhead = wear a bed on your head)
Thursday: Career  Day 
Friday: Crazy Hair Day


January/February/March Newsletter

Box Tops: Congratulations to Mrs. Tyler's class for winning the third week of the Box Tops competition! They are the proud recipients of donuts! This is the final week of the competition so please get all the Box Tops in this Friday, Feb. 26th. Thank you for supporting our school!

Restaurant Nights: ThursdayFriday, and Saturday (Feb. 25, 26, & 27) go to Lil' Ricci's anytime between 11:00am - close and CTE will receive 20% of the sales. Take in the flyer, show it on your phone or just let them know you are there to support CTE. Feel free to share this with your family and friends in the area!

Yearbook Orders: Yearbook order forms will come home this week. If you are unsure if you placed a yearbook order at the beginning of the school year contact us at CTEPSP[at]gmail[dot]com and we can confirm your order.

CTE is only $73 away from our goal of raising $10,000 for the American Heart Association and Jump Rope for Heart. If you have not made your donation and would like to help us meet our goal, please send the money in no later than Friday.

We are currently under early registration until 3/21. Participants can save $25 (instead of $220.00 for the week, it will be $195.00).
more info:  Camp Invention website
registration for CTE: link

CLARKE FARMS TSUNAMIS - summer swim team flyer.

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



February 25, 2016 | 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.