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The Stallion Scoop: 8Oct15


Today we had our very first EPIC assembly which we feel went really well. As part of our shift to be more student centered we decided to honor our students a little bit differently. Last year our staff came up with the word EPIC (or Enthusiasm, Perseverance, Integrity, and Courage) as what we wanted our students to exhibit once they leave CTE. The students and staff that we honored today were chosen because they exemplify what it means to be EPIC.

Going into the assembly we were a little nervous about being able to fit everyone in and some other simple logistics' but it turned out that we had plenty of room. The other really cool part was to honor one classified and one certified staff member. We sent out a survey to our staff and we kept it a secret who was chosen until the assembly. You should have seen Mrs. Duncan and Mrs. Jackie's faces when we called their names. I swear it looked like they were called down on the Price is Right.

On a different note, I think I speak for our entire staff when I say that we are really looking forward to fall break. For me, it's a bit odd because I have one daughter that has fall break and one that doesn't. At the beginning of the year my youngest had lots of tears about it not being fair that SHE had to go to school and my oldest didn't. I can't wait for the tears tonight from my oldest because SHE has to go to school next week. Note to self: stock up on kleenex prior to coming home after conferences.

What are my plans you ask? (well actually you didn't ask but I thought I would share anyway) I plan on being at CTE for Monday and Tuesday to catch up on all of the work that I haven't had time to do in the last few weeks. Then I am off to Estes to visit my parents. Actually my parents don't really want to see me they want to spend time with their youngest granddaughter and if I happen to show up that is OK too.

I know I speak for all of us here at Cherokee Trail when I say "have a happy and wonderful fall break" and we will see you soon for the next edition of the Principal Chronicles.....


On Tuesday, October 20, we have a SAC meeting at 5:30 and a PSP meeting at 6:30. We are hoping for increased attendance with the time changes.
Thanks for your support!


PSP September/October Newsletter

Help Wanted: Want to support our school and provide F-U-N for our community? We are currently looking for someone to help with Restaurant Nights and the All School Dance. For more information about either position click to see the descriptions. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Fun Run: We have had an amazing response to the Fun Run! Thank you to everyone who has turned in donations and supported our school! We will announce the classroom and individual winners after fall break. All students will be able to participate in the prize day on Tuesday, Oct. 20th. We are in need of four volunteers to monitor the bounce houses during recesses that day. If you are able to help, please click here.

Donuts with Dads: Save the date for the annual Donuts with Dads, Friday, November 6th at 8:00am. This is sure to be an amazing morning with all of our dads, uncles and grandpas! If you have any items for the opportunity drawing (sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, local services), please contact Dean Boykin


College Planning & the Family Corporation
October 14, 2015, 7PM
Cimarron MS

When do we start saving? How much do we save? Where can we find the money to save? How much is enough? Is it too late? Every family has assets available to them that they might not know about, or didn't know how to use. Gain insight into maximizing the family earning potential, and re-directing those capital resources toward saving for college, retirement, and family wealth. Learn how to run your family finances like a corporation in order to fund the different departments of the household.

Child Proofing and Safety
October 27, 2015, 1PM
SkyRidge - Women’s Atrium Classroom (North Side of the Complex)

Being a parent of children from newborn to Kindergarten requires ingenuity, fast reflexes, stamina and, of course, sharp instincts! Join us at SkyRidge to acquire more practical tools in that parenting toolkit to keep yourself one step ahead of your child's exploration so they are safe and sound at home!

Learning with the Brain in Mind
Tuesday, October 27th7:00-8:30PM
Castle Rock (School TBD)
Wednesday, October 28th7:30-8:30PM
Roxborough (School TBD) 

Parents will gain a better understanding of how their child's learning brain functions and identify many different strategies to support them, and their brain, at school and at home.

An Evening with Dr. Bertie Kingore
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30-7:30PM
Hope Online Learning Academy
373 Inverness Pkwy
Englewood, CO 80112

Dr. Bertie Kingore is an international consultant, a visiting professor/speaker at numerous universities, and a former classroom teacher in preschool through graduate school classrooms. She is recognized for her ready-to-use research-based applications, motivational ideas, and humorous insights. She is the award-winning author of 27 widely used publications on learning.

Parent University.pdf


October 8, 2015 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”