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The Stallion Scoop - 3Nov16

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE AP
  • PSP NEWS
  • VETERAN'S DAY EVENT INFO
  • BOOK FAIR INFO
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Holy Cow, what a week!! First you start with Halloween, then throw in the Cubs winning the World Series, and what do you get? You get short Principal Chronicles that are two days late!!

A couple of things are coming up which we wanted to let you know about: a new drop-off/pick-up location and soft start. We made the decision to move carpool from the cul-de-sac behind CTE to our parking lot for several reasons. In the current carpool situation, we have had numerous complaints from the neighborhood about blocked driveways and reckless driving - this plus the circle itself during the winter time is extremely snowy and icy. In addition, bringing cars into our lot allows us to have more control over the traffic flow which will in turn be much more organized and thus a safer pick-up/drop-off experience.

We also wanted to let you know why we moved from students lining up outside to a "soft start". Over the past two years, we had a number of issues while students were all lining up outside prior to school starting. We don't have the people power to put staff everywhere supervision is needed before school. By allowing students to enter the building gradually, it has nearly eliminated all of our before-school issues. Our teachers love gradually starting their day instead of a massive stampede into the building. That being said, we know it isn't perfect and will continually try and adjust our practice to make it better.

That is it for this week's edition of the Prinicpal Chronicles. Sorry it wasn't funny or long but tune in next week and it will be much better. Maybe.


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

STEAM Day is Friday November 18th. We welcome parents to come and visit the classrooms from 8:45-9:15 am.  We are so excited to show you what students have been learning!
 
StuCo's Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive ends November 15! (please note, we are behind in our donations)
Beginning October 24, CTE's student council will be collecting food and monies for Parker Task Force's Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive. StuCo will be holding a contest at school: the grade level donating the most food will win a movie and popcorn party (watch the video). Below are the items we will be collecting. The numbers indicate how many of each item are needed to feed a family of 5-6. If you'd like to donate monies, the cost of a meal is about $50. You are welcome to donate gift cards or make checks payable to the Parker Task Force. We are hoping to donate more than 50 dinners to the Task Force.
Frozen turkey (over 10 lbs)
Butter (1 lb)
Dinner rolls (12+)
Pie (2)
Cool whip (1)
Aluminum turkey pan (1)
Stuffing (2)
Potatoes (2 boxes or 5 lbs)
Gravy, packets or jars (2)
Canned green beans (6)
​Canned mushroom soup (2)
Canned sweet potatoes (1 lg. or 2 med)
Canned fruit (2)
Cranberry sauce​ (2)

Thanks for your generosity!


PSP NEWS

Butter Braids: Butter Braid order forms are due Thursday, November 3rd! Please turn them in along with full payment to the office or your teacher by that date. Butter Braids will be delivered on Friday, November 11th. If you are able to help deliver them sign-up here. Thank you! 

Donuts with Dads: Calling all dads, grandpas, uncles, and other special guests! You are welcome to join us at the sixth annual Donuts with Dads Friday, November 11th at 8:00am. Donuts and refreshments will be served. Several new prizes will be offered for the opportunity ticket drawing! All proceeds will benefit CTE PSP. Come and enjoy a morning with your student at DWD, the book fair, and the classroom! Moms, we need your helping hands for this to run smoothly! Please sign-up to assist at the opportunity ticket table, refreshment table, and/or with cleanup. Thank you! 


FROM KAREN NOTTINGHAM

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 their 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, is attached which your child can complete at home. Students can honor a family member or friend that has served in the military. There is a place to include their 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 Monday, 11/7, so that we have time to create the display prior to the veterans' visit and for our Donuts with Dad event on Friday, 11/11.

Thank you for taking the time to honor the veterans in our CTE community!


BOOK FAIR - KAREN NOTTINGHAM

AHOY ME HEARTIES! It's a Bookaneer Book Fair!
Batten down the hatches and check out me Book Fair treasures, November 14th - 18th!

Bring ye library lubbin' pirates to cheer "Yo Ho Ho"  for ye teachers and principals as they compete in the Ice Cream Eating Contest at our late night on Tuesday, 11/15. Don't be a scallywag - be sure to donate $1 for All For Books charity and Dress Like A Pirate at school on Tuesday!

Heave Ho to the fair during Donuts with Dad on Friday 11/11: grab some grub and strike a piratical pose in front of our green screen! Make sure to put our book treasures on ye holiday wish lists! Check out me Book Fair Home Page for all our event details.

Also, if ye be interested in volunteering ye time at the fair, be sure to let Swashbuckler Silver McGee Nottingham know at knottingham[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or at 303.387.8136 (library). Ye can also sign up at me Book Fair SignUp.

Don't be a scallywag and miss it! Thanks for making ye students Library Lubbin' Learners!  


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

Discovery Information Nights for Parents
The Discovery Program applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available HERE.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  Please click HERE for more information about the Discovery Program.
Discovery Program Information Sessions:
* Renaissance Elementary - October 20, 2016 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Library)
* Northridge Elementary - October 26, 2016 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm (GYM)
* Acres Green Elementary - November 9, 2016 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm (GYM)
* Pine Lane Elementary - November 10, 2016 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Innovation Lab, North Campus)
See the FLYER for additional information.

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

November 3, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!

 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.