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The Stallion Scoop: 2Nov17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... So Halloween has come and gone and we officially enter the "Holiday Season" which basically means we can all eat anything we want and say "Well it's the Holiday season". This comes right after my family nailed no fewer than 4 trick or treat streets in one weekend.

Stop one on our weekend of candy was Chap's Sweet Street. Personally, I have never been to Sweet Street before so I was looking forward to seeing what it was all about. Basically, we walked through a really well-decorated space and my daughters got about 100 pounds worth of candy. Note to self: High school-aged children are not afraid to throw down multiple pieces of candy in one shot.

From there, we headed over to Pioneer for their Trunk or Treat as my youngest attends school there. We arrived a bit late so there were huge lines for the games and candy. Luckily my girls are fairly resourceful and went backwards through the games and skipped the games and just picked up candy. We breezed through with a full sack of candy in about 15 minutes. Not bad for one evening.

Next up for us was Downtown Littleton's trick or treat street. We apparently got to this one late because a lot of the stores were out of candy by the time we got there. Of course, being "late" means we showed up about 45 minutes after it began. Note to self number 2: don't be late next year. We basically walked around and got a few pieces of candy but not a whole lot.

The last stop on our whirlwind tour of trick or treat streets was Cherokee Trail's first ever Trunk or Treat. Since it was the first year we didn't have any idea how many people were going to be there. As usual, our community shows up and came out in force. For our family, we were a bit trick or treat streeted out, but still ended up getting a ton of candy seeing all of the trunks. As a bonus, we also played a bunch of games in the gym and got into a very involved bingo game that our girls loved.

By the end of the weekend, we had about 10 pounds of candy without it even being Halloween yet. On top of that, since we didn't have our girls this year we used the candy our girls got at trick or treat street and handed it out to any kids that came to our house. Yep you guessed it, we financed Halloween at our house for FREE!!.

That is it for this week, stay tuned for next week's episode. Have a great week and Happy November see you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues...

THIS WEEK: I have posted a new podcast for our weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week I will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the fifth episodes with Erin Funera!


Are you interested in keeping CTE safe?

 Please consider joining our Safety Committee. Our safety committee will be investigating ways to increase safety and wellness at our school and in our community. Please use this link to let us know you may be interested.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive for Parker Task Force - Student Council is collecting food for those in need. Please consider donating any of the items below for these meals. The grade level which collects the most items will win a popcorn party. Nonperishable items needed:

  • Canned Green Beans
  • Mushroom Soup
  • Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes (fresh, canned or boxed)
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy (packets or jars)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jello (boxes only)
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Bagged Dinner Rolls (not frozen or refrigerated)
  • Aluminum Turkey Pan
  • Giftcards to local grocery stores for perishable items 
  • Frozen Pies
  • Whipped Cream
  • Turkeys
  • Butter


Donuts with Dads: Dads, grandpas, uncles, & special guests, please join your student at our annual Donuts with Dads on Friday, Nov. 10th at 8:00am! Enjoy yummy donuts, visit your child's classroom, stop by the book fair, and grab your opportunity tickets to win some awesome prizes! You "donut" want to miss it! Moms, we could use your help! Please sign up here to help make this a successful event.

Butter Braids: Butter Braid orders are now due! Orders will be delivered next Friday, Nov. 10th. We could use a few helping hands to deliver the Butter Braids. This is usually a quick process and happens at the end of the school day. Sign up to let us know if you can help. If your child has several orders, please make sure you make arrangements to help them with their order at the end of the day.

Trunk-or-Treat: Thank you to Christina Clements & Candice Coleridge for organizing this event! We had approximately 500 kids there, tacos for purchase from 100% Street Tacos, and games provided by Home Star. Thank you to all who tricked out their trunk and provided candy & other treats to all the trick-or-treaters!

Box Tops: Keep clipping those Box Tops! Our annual Box Top Competition will be in February!

Decals: Would you like an additional CTE Stallion decal for your car or your laptop? If so, fill out the form and send it in with payment. Decals are $4.

​American Furniture Warehouse: If you are in the market for new furniture, please consider American Furniture Warehouse and mention our special CTE code, CTES65. We will receive a portion of the sale when you do. Feel free to share this with grandparents, neighbors, and friends who you know will be shopping there soon! Thank you for supporting our school!


Dear CTE Families:
This year, to celebrate Veteran's Day, we are hosting a veteran from the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation to read to students and tell his story, along with a Q&A time.
In conjunction with this, we would like to decorate the walls with stories of our community's veterans. A template, My Veteran's Day Hero, can be completed by your child at home. Students can honor a family member or friend who has served in the military. There is a place to include his/her name, the veteran's name, and service information, and either a photograph or a drawing that represents their veteran. You could also have your child write a short piece on why their Veteran is a Hero, and how they exhibited EPIC qualities as a veteran. This could either be on the template or attached to it.
Your child's teacher also has the template if you are unable to print it at home. Please return the completed form to your child's teacher by Thursday, 11/2, so that we have time to create the display prior to the veteran's visit on Monday, 11/6, and for our Donuts with Dad event on Friday, 11/10.
Thank you for taking the time to honor the veterans in our CTE community!

HOWDY, PARDNERS! It's a Wild West Book Fair!  
Get a wiggle on and check out our passel of Book Loot, 
November 10th - 17th!

By hook or crook, get yerself to our Cowboy Jamboree at our Late Night on Tuesday, November 14th at 7 pm.  Mojo The Lucky Flapjack (Mr. Miller) and Dakota The Rotten Jailbreaker (Mrs. Hunt) will be spinning a yarn by our campfire, crooning some cowboy songs and sharing some vittles. Don't be a city slicker - be sure to
donate $1 for All For Books charity and don your cowboy duds at school on Tuesday!

Giddyup to the fair during Donuts with Dad on Friday 11/10: grab some grub and strike a highflautin’ pose in front of our green screen! Make sure to put our books on ya'lls holiday wish lists! Check out our Book Fair Home Page for all our event details: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cherokeetrailelementarysch

Also, if ya'll be interested in volunteering yer time at the fair, be sure to let Lefty The Sharp-Eyed Gunslinger Nottingham know at knottingham[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or at 303.387.8136 (library).

Be sure to lasso up a volunteer spot at our Book Fair SignUp:  http://signup.com/go/fGrQbfu
Don't be a tenderfoot and miss it! Thanks for making yer students Book Learnin' Readers! 

   * SAC MEETING AGENDA for 15Nov17

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

November 2, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

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.