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The Stallion Scoop: 9Nov17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this we just finished Doughnuts with Dads here at CTE. As always we had a huge turnout (who doesn't love doughnuts?) and I always think is it funny to see the amount of trucks in our parking lots since there are so many Dads here. Thanks to PSP for putting on this event.

On a different note, our school has put together a volleyball team to play against other schools on Monday nights. Last Monday was our first game and boy did I leave a lot of rust all over the floor in that gym. Other than my PE days, I hadn't played competitive volleyball since high school. A friend of mine in high school had a beach volleyball pit in his backyard (plus he was a DJ), so we would have huge competitions at his house on summer weekends. It was a ton of fun. Anyway our team played against Mammoth Heights and ended up defeating them despite me trying to lose the game by my poor overall play. It was also really cool to see our staff in a different light. We have some athletes on our staff and everyone had a lot of fun. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season goes. One of the coolest parts of the game came at the very end; One of our smallest players, Niki Johnson, got the game-winning point for us by spiking the ball past not one, but two of their male teachers! Both of them tried to stuff her spike but she poked the ball home. It was awesome. Stay tuned next week to see how our team did.

Thanks for tuning in and see you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues....

Spirit Week is next week! 
Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week to raise funds for our charity work. Here's the scoop...
  • Students are encouraged to donate a $1 for each day they participate. 
  • Monday's donations will go to the Parker Task Force for their Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. 
  • Tuesday's donations will be given to CTE's library. 
  • Wednesday-Friday donations will be collected and given to the charities we support in the spring.
  • Monday - Imitate a Staff Member Day
  • Tuesday - Western Day
  • Wednesday - Fake an Injury Day
  • Thursday - College Pro Gear Day
  • Friday - Garbage Bag Fashion Day
Are you interested in supporting safety at CTE? 
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 who collects the most items will win a popcorn party. 
  • Frozen Pies
  • Whipped Cream
  • Turkeys
  • Butter
  • 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
Who is winning? As of Wednesday, 4th grade was in first place, Kindergarten was in second place and 5th grade was in third place. Final results will be announced next Tuesday!


Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A: Join us for our next restaurant night at the Parker Chick-Fil-A, Thursday, Nov. 16th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. This is a great way to pick up dinner and support our school! See you there!

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.

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!


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! 


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 the district’s student health and wellness program, and then to formulate a 3-5 year plan, based on stakeholders’ needs, latest research and best practices. To meet a requirement of this grant we would like you to complete this survey LINK

What: Parent Survey

When: November 1st-30th

How: Online, anonymous, no individual student or parent data will be collected

Why: Your input will  shape the strategic plan for a comprehensive student health and wellness program

If you want to know more, please contact Laurie LaComb, DCSD Healthy Schools Coordinator at: lllacomb[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or Lisa Kantor, Director, Health, Wellness, and Prevention at lekantor[at]dcsdk12[dot]org


The district robotics competition for middle schools is at Sierra this Saturday 8am-noon. It is like the olympics for robots, and a pretty fun spectator event. If you're interested in the nitty gritty details and rules of each event, you can get an idea of what students are doing.

Family Coding Night is going to be a K-8 event at Sierra on Wednesday Dec 6, 6pm-7:30. There will be 10 different stations that help families discover a variety of ways to get into programming and robotics. More information and flyers coming soon.

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

November 9, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.