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The Stallion Scoop: 27Apr17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... It is a super busy week this week with end of the year evaluations and all of our data due on May 1st so this principal has been running around all over the place. Plus as I am writing this we have West Jefferson Elementary (JeffCo) coming to tour in 22 minutes. Side note: with this visit by West Jeff, we have crossed over the century mark. That is right we have had 100 people tour our building this year. Very proud moment and a testament to how great our staff has done this year.

The other large thing going on is that I changed my desk to a "standing desk". Essentially I took my old desk and had our building engineer build a taller frame to it. It looks really good and I love it but I need to get over the awkwardness when people come into my office to talk to me. Since I am already standing when people walk in, it makes people feel like they need to saddle up to my desk like I am Norm from Cheers. I'm sure I'l get used to it and Ms. Jackie has loved my new desk because gives her ample fuel to make fun of me which is her favorite thing to do.

Sorry so short this week but West Jeff is on the way and I need to prep for the tour. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues....


GAMES NIGHT - Please bring the whole family and join us on Friday, April 28th from 5:30-8:30p.m.!!!! (flyer)
We will have the usual, favorite, FREE activities: Bingo, Ice Cream, Raffles, Prizes - AND a few new ones to raise funds:

  • PIZZA! - come to the cafeteria at 5:30p and support 6th grade continuation by having dinner with us! ($2/slice / $1/drink)
  • CAKEWALK! - $1/game (benefitting Student Council) - opportunity to win a whole cake!

If you are able to donate a cake, please complete this form (we are very much in need!). SEE YOU ALL ON FRIDAY!

WISH WEEK THANK YOUS - please see these two notes sent to CTE thanking us for our participation in Chaparral's Wish Week! (CHS | MAKE-A-WISH)


"Sonshine" Soiree: CTE's first Mother/Son dance will be Saturday, May 6th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. The cost for admission is $15/person and includes a flower for each boy to give to his mom. Pizza & soda will be available for an extra charge and there will even be a visit from Batman and Spiderman. Please click on the link to register and bring cash (preferred) or check to pay at the door. If you have questions contact Kristi Harvey, the chair of this event. We hope to see all the CTE mothers & sons dance the night away! This event is open to the Parker community, so if you know someone else who would like to attend, please pass this information along. We are also seeking volunteers to help at this event. This would be a great opportunity for middle school or high school students to earn their community service hours. Click on the link to let us know how you can help.

American Furniture Warehouse Event: Who is shopping for a new mattress, couch, bedroom set, dinning room furniture, or home decor? AFW will donate a percentage of your purchase back to CTE for every purchase you make at any time! Use the school code CTES65 when making your purchase in the store or online. There will also be a special event from April 28th - May 7th that will support our school! Look for the flyer to come home in Thursday folders with more information.

Games Night: Come join Games Night, Friday, April 28th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This year Games Night will have some additions! Starting at 5:30pm 6th grade will sell pizza & drinks and all funds raised will help with 6th grade continuation. At 6:00pmwe will start the games! Play bingo for FREE and have the chance to win prizes! During intermission we will offer FREE ice cream! Prior to games night, during the intermission, and after the games StuCo will have a Cake Walk. More information can be found on the flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Teacher Appreciation Week: "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." - Charles Schwab
May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and as we entrust our kids to them each day, we want our teachers to be at their best. To encourage our teachers, we hope to shower them with our appreciation through cards of any sort and kind during that week, whether they are hand-made, store bought, or even gift cards! We have attached a few templates to make it easy for you and/or your student to write a note to your teacher. Or you and your student can be creative and create your own card! Any sort of card will do. We want to express our thankfulness for all the teachers do for our students. This is a quick way to show with a few simple words what this year’s teacher has meant. The students will give the cards to their teachers anytime during Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you for taking the time to give back where so much as been given! 


You're invited to the CTE Parent Academy for Literacy Learning [PALS]!  Parents and students of K-3 grades please join us on May 10th, 17th & 24th for books and materials at your child's level to support summer reading.  We will provide all materials and dinner and childcare for siblings!  Please return this form to school by this Friday, April 21st. (MORE INFO)


FIELD DAY!Save the Date: May 26, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 PM (1/2 day for Kindergarten)
Click HERE to volunteer!


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


April 27, 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.