NEWS

15 NOV 2018

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • WHAT'S NEW @ CTE
  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT
  • STAFF CHAT - NEW EPISODE!
  • PSP NEWS
  • FAMILY CODING NIGHT
  • NOVEMVER - COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • HEALTHY TEEN SERIES
  • FROM THE AP
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
  • JULIA ROBINSON MATH FESTIVAL
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

WHAT'S NEW @ CTE THIS WEEK?

book fair Book Fair.

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STALLION SPOTLIGHT - get to know more about our amazing classrooms!

petty steam wall
Mrs. Petty's 1st grade STEAM wall.



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STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST NEW: Mr. Miller has posted a podcast for his weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week he will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the latest episode of season 2 with Rachael Petty.
PSP NEWS Restaurant Night: Save the date for the next restaurant night at Chick-Fil-A in Parker, Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Donuts with Dads: Thank you to all the dads, grandpas, uncles, moms and special guests who came to Donuts with Dads last week! It was a great morning! We had a special performance by the CTE band, everyone was able to have multiple donuts, and some of our guests walked away with prizes. Thank you to Chris & Lacey Whittaker our organizing this event! And thank you to the following sponsors: The Donut House LaMar's Donuts & Coffee Starbucks Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Loveland Ski Area OutYaGo Mountain House The Melting Pot Hacienda Colorado Tokyo Joe's Parker Parks and Recreation Sky Zone Parker Texas Roadhouse Celebrity Lanes Denver Zoo Chick-fil-A Parker Discount Tire Meeting One The Egg & I Restaurants Big 5 Sporting Goods AMC Theaters Awe Inspired Crafts

FAMILY CODING NIGHT 2018
- ANNA HYLTON
The eight schools of our Chaparral feeder are hosting Family Coding Night on Thursday, Dec. 6th from 6:00-7:30pm at Sierra Middle School. Please join us for this hands-on event to expand your family's knowledge and passion about computer programming. What is coding anyway? Why is it important? Is it for your child? Do you want to know more?  Come explore a variety of robots, computer websites, and even non-electronic stations to see the variety of tools available in our schools. Computational thinking and reasoning skills are valuable in every subject - come experience the possibilities of computer science! ALL families in the Chaparral feeder area are welcome: girls, boys, moms, dad, siblings. Click HERE for more information on the event, and if you are planning to attend please register HERE. If you have questions, feel free to email ANNA HYLTON. Come join the fun!
Bill Gates explains IF/ELSE statements @codeorg

NOVEMBER: COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER For many people, the holidays can be both a joyous and stressful time of year.  Keeping a peaceful home during this time of year can be a daunting task.

Listed below are 10 steps to maintain a peaceful home:

1. Have a family meeting to begin addressing the problem

2. During and after your family meeting, listen to your children’s needs

3. Validate the feelings your children express

4. Let your children know that you love each one in a special way

5. Trust your role as a parent

6. Catch your children in the act of working out problems and praise them for doing so

7. Teach your children empathy

8. Spend 15-20 minutes a day of uninterrupted time with each child

9. Think about what behavior adults in your house are modeling

10. Limit your children’s intake of violent TV shows, videos, and computer games

* Information taken from Naomi Drew (March 2006)


HEALTHY TEEN SERIES

This month Brooks Gibbs, a social-emotional educator, will present on the topic of resiliency as he talks with students about how to defeat bullying at Sagewood, Sierra, and Cimarron Middle School during the day at school-wide assemblies, and to parents and families in the evening. Families and staff are cordially invited to attend our evening event on November 29 from 7-8:30 PM at Legend High School's auditorium.  

Please see the attached flyer and register to attend.


FROM THE AP
- ROBIN HUNT
Thanks for your donations! StuCo wants to thank you for all of your donations. They were able to donate more than 50 Thanksgiving meals to Parker Task Force. The task force was very thankful for our support. We couldn’t have done it without you! I hope you all have a wonderful week with friends and family. Please know that the staff at Cherokee Trail are so very grateful for the community we have and the support we have from you. Our greatest desire is to use our strengths to support our families. For most of our community, this is a time of thanksgiving for the many blessings we have. For some of our community this marks a time of struggle due to family loss, sickness, financial struggle, etc. Don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do for you. Happy Thanksgiving!
What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
15-Nov All day Library Book Fair
15-Nov 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
16-Nov 8:00 - 12:00pm Library Book Fair
16-Nov 2:30 - 3:30pm 4th grade STEAM Day
19-23-Nov All day NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
21-Nov 3:30 - 4:30pm Battle of the Books
27-Nov 2:15 - 3:15pm PSP Meeting
28-Nov 3:30 - 4:30pm Battle of the Books
29-Nov 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
30-Nov 3 - 3:30pm Kindergarten STEAM Day

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 - JOSH MILLER
The Principal Chronicles continues.... (Thanksgiving Edition) Here it is, the week before Thanksgiving. School is bustling along, teachers are worn out, kids are excited to start the countdown to Christmas, and families are looking to celebrate together. It is also a time for thanks. As the Principal of Cherokee Trail Elementary, I am thankful for so many things. Here are some of them in no particular order.

I am thankful for: * A healthy body that allows me to do the things I want to do * A teaching staff that does whatever it takes to help kids * A classified staff who will do anything for our staff and students without question * An active community who support us and all of our crazy ways to help our kids * Three former students who are either commended or a semi-finalist for  National Merit Scholarship at Chap: Tyler Oakley - Commended, Ben Reinicke - Commended, and Michael Loomer - Semi-Finalist * Being a proud member of the Chap Family * Time spent with my family * Watching our family rabbit hop around the living room very early every morning * Our family dog named George * For 5a and 5b passing * Podcasts for my long drive into and home from work every day * Spinach * Sunday afternoon movies in the comfy movie chairs that recline * Not having to travel for the MLS anymore * Our staff all doing the 5a and 5b dance on our PLC day (hilarious) * Talking to students during drop off in the morning There is a ton more but since it is Thanksgiving, you shouldn't be reading this, you should be spending time with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and see you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues...


JULIA ROBINSON MATH FESTIVAL Franktown Elementary, November 17th @ 10:00- 11:30 What is a Julia Robinson Math Festival? A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offering students advanced and thought provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement. Our festival will focus on students in grades first through eighth grade. Speed Stacking, Games, Puzzles, Open-Ended Tasks and More The festival will take place at Franktown Elementary from 10:00 am -11:30 am on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Joining us for the first time, Dr. Bonello-Goers and Larry Goers, will provide movement math tasks. The festival is open to all students in grades 1-8. Sign-up to join the fun! JRMF Student Registration Link Shellie Hawkins - Secretary/Registrar Franktown Elementary School 303-387-5300


NEW FLYERS (
ALL)
  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • Stone Canyon is partnering with the Zoology Foundation to offer a NEW fall break camp
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - new session! flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE
  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE

GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

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