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The Stallion Scoop: 6Jan17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... We made it back from Winter Break only to get our first snow day of the year. If you happen to swing by school in the next few hundred years, we got new bathroom floors in all of our student restrooms. One of the stranger experiences I have had as a principal was to choose the color of the bathroom floors. I hadn't even noticed what the old color was until I was asked to choose a new one. Just in case you really wanted to know, there were close to 14 different color patterns we could have chosen. Stop by and see what the winning color was.

I'd love to share some really awesome and mildly witty stories about what happened over break but I was sick the entire time. The sickness hit our house pretty hard, even the dog was throwing up at one point. Those of you who know me know that I never ever get sick. ever. In fact, I don't even have a doctor that I go to. This was the sickest I have been in about 20 years. It was not a very enjoyable experience.

I also didn't have the pleasure of being in Colorado for our first snow day of the school year. I flew out to California about three hours before the snow really came in. I'm out here in LA for Major League Soccer's Combine and Draft. Typically I am in Florida but this year for the first time we are in LA. So instead of the sun and beach of Fort Lauderdale, we have the rain and clouds of El Segundo. Not really a fair trade in my opinion. Oh well, I'm sure it will be a super time, but as always, it's hard to be away from school.

That's it for this week, tune in next week when I will have some stories from the West coast. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to show your appreciation for our CTE staff? We are looking for someone to organize the Teacher Conference Dinner, a meal we provide for our staff during the late night of conference week. Winter conferences will be at the end of February. Let us know if this is something you would like to do by sending an email to CTEPSP[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you!

Spirit Wear: Remember that you can order CTE Spirit Wear at any time! All orders are placed online and delivered to CTE within two weeks. Show your CTE pride!

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Our 3rd grade students will be taking their annual field trip to see and hear The Colorado Symphony Orchestra perform the Youth Series Concert - Symphonic Storytelling on Wednesday January 11th, 2017.

Due to book keeping and budget constraints, monies can not be collected before January 2017. You will be getting the field trip permission/payment form on Thursday, January 5th in Thursday Folders. You will need to fill it out and return it, along with your payment by Tuesday January 10th.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch with them and leave it here at CTE. We will all eat in the cafeteria when we return at 1:00pm.

I'm going to be needing 10 chaperones to help with the trip. Chaperones, your $6.00 bus fee will be covered by the district, but you will need to pay the $5.00 concert ticket fee. Email me and I'll take the first 10 who contact me. I appreciate the help!


January DCAGT newsletter
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DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
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January 6, 2017 | 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.