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The Stallion Scoop: 9Feb2017

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE AP
  • PSP NEWS
  • FROM COMMUNICATION CREW
  • FROM MUSIC
  • FROM PE
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this, it is February and we are very close to Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is getting to the point where you get more candy than you do at Halloween. At the Miller Ranch, we don't really get much into Valentine's Day. Renee is a lot like Spock from the movie Star Trek and not overly romantic. Most of the time we don't even talk about Valentine's Day or get each other flowers or cards. She does, however, enjoy chocolate but I typically don't get her Valentine's chocolate. One year I got her a large chocolate fish which was funny on several levels but apparently, she did not find it overly humorous. Our girls, on the other hand, are all about Valentine's Day.

In their version of reality, they somehow came to the conclusion that gifts and presents were a part of the Valentine's celebration. I have no Earthly clue how that came about but I am not about to confirm that trend. The other day a Valentine's Day list ended up on the wall (strangely in the exact same place as we hang our Christmas lists) with copious amounts of "ideas" on it. So I "accidently" knocked it down and somehow the dog ended up eating it. For the moment, problem solved. I do have a sneaking suspicion the list will make another appearance some time in the near future.

That is it for this week's edition, from our family to yours; Happy Valentine's Day!! May you enjoy eating candy and not purchasing gifts. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues...


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT
Tomorrow, Friday February 10th, will be the last day to purchase a candygram for your student!! Student Council will be selling candygrams for $1 each in the CTE lobby before and after school - your handwritten notes and a full sized candy bar will be delivered to your student on Valentine's Day next week!


PSP NEWS
Box Tops: Congratulations to Mr. Major's class for winning the first week of the Box Tops Competition! They sent in 1,296 Box Tops! Mr. Major's class earned ice cream sandwiches and a chance to win the grand prize - a pizza party! Box Tops will be collected every week until February 24th. Clip, clip, clip! 

FROM COMMUNICATIONS CREW - ANNA HYLTON
NEW!: Morning announcements are now available for families to watch on the CTE website! Each morning our 6th grade students record video announcements with the important news of the day: events, birthdays, lunch choices, guest teachers, and special features. Teachers play the videos each morning in their classrooms, and now families can tune in as well!

HOW TO ACCESS ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS:
1. go to the CTE website: cte.dcsdk12.org
2. under SCHOOL INFO click MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
3. videos are listed by date

A huge thanks to the students of Communication Crew who are responsible for recording and uploading these videos each morning!
Suggestions and comments are always welcome ...


FROM MUSIC - BOBBY ANDERSON
CTE Concert Choir will be singing at Sierra Middle School, in the gym, in the Chaparral Feeder Area Choir Concert on Wed night Feb 15th at 630pm. Come support our choir and singers!


FROM PE - MICHELE WHITTINGHAM

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart has officially begun at CTE.  Mrs. Whittingham is in need of volunteers to help with the event.  Thursday, February 16th.  Please click here to get details and to register.

Tennis lessons at CTE: TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play tennis right on their school campus!  - click here for more informaion.


NEW FLYER - STONE CANYON SUMMER CAMP


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

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

 

February 9, 2017 | 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.”