15 SEPTEMBER 2023
IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR
- FROM PSP
- PICTURE RETAKES
- FIELD DAY MOVED TO FALL
- BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
- THIS IS HOW WE CTE
- BE EPICER @ CTE
- FROM WELLNESS
- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hello Cherokee Trail Elementary Families!!!
The Run4Funds is coming!! This is our largest fundraiser, and we need your help. We are asking each student to set a fundraising goal of $75 so we can reach our $23,500 school goal!
Family and friends can support our school by giving flat or per lap donations based on the number of laps your student completes on our Fun Run Day – Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Most students will run 25-35 laps.
Donate now at: www.r4funds.com/schools/cherokeetrailrun23/donate/
How you can help our school:
Sign the waiver on the Waiver tab online: www.r4funds.com/schools/cherokeetrailrun23/
Connect with Donors and Sponsors: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors, Co-Workers and even businesses will LOVE donating to your student.
Cheer on your Student: Our Fun Run Day is Tuesday, September 26, 2023 during their specials
Help collect per lap pledges and flat donations: Donations are due Tuesday, October 03, 2023
Mark your CALENDAR (these events are for EVERYONE):
9/22 PSP Meeting 5pm
9/26 FUN RUN during specials
10/2 Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A 4-8pm
10/24 PSP meeting 5pm
10/27 Fall Festival 5:30pm
11/10 Donuts with Grownups 7am
11/20 Spirit Night at Urban Air 4-8pm
FIELD DAY MOVED TO FALL!
CTE has moved FIELD DAY to the FALL! Grades 1-6 (K will be in the Spring)
The wet spring weather has brought Mrs. Whittingham to rethink Field Day timing. This year's Field Day is set for Friday, September 29, 2023 (October 6th rain date). The weather should be better in the fall and it is a great chance for students to develop their team building skills with their new classmates. Grades 1-6 will participate in a fall field day. Kindergarteners will have their field day in the Spring when their skills are more developed.
Field day will run from 9:00-10:40 AM and 1-3:00 PM
CLICK HERE to order your field day gear - Sale ends Sept 15th
CLICK HERE to Volunteer
Berry Blendz will be available for purchase for $3 each CASH ONLY
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2023-34
Battle of the Books (BOTB) is a fun and exciting opportunity to compete against students from other schools in Parker and across the district. The teams are comprised of five students and two alternates.
Due to the limited number of positions available, we are asking students and parents to consider the following items before signing this contract. Signed contracts must be turned in to Mrs. Nottingham, Library, no later than Thursday, 9.21.
The reading list for each team is comprised of ten books selected by the Douglas County Library. Students are expected to read or listen to all of the books in order to be prepared to compete.
The competition runs the week of January 29 through March 8. Battles will occur once or twice a week at the Parker Library. Battles are about 30 minutes long and take place between 4:30 and 8 pm weeknights except Fridays. The district battle is March 13 at a location TBD.
Students will be representing Cherokee Trail and are expected to demonstrate EPICR behavior at practices and at all competitions.
Practices will be held at CTE once a week after school, 3:30 - 4:15. In order to have the best turn-out on a regular basis, practice dates will be determined once the teams are formed.
Students are responsible for getting their books. They can check them out of our school library or the Parker Library, or purchase them online. There is no additional cost to compete.
Please refer to the attached link for further details along with the Reading Lists and Student/Parent Contract.
THIS IS HOW WE CTE
Welcome to Mr. Miller's video series about all things CTE! Watch as he explains many of the protocols and activities around Cherokee Trail and what the rules and expectations are around each of them.
See the FULL PLAYLIST on CTE's YouTube channel.
BE EPICER @ CTE
BE EPICER @ CTE
At Cherokee Trail we focus on six traits, teaching and fostering them in our classrooms and school-wide in order to create learners who are strong academically and socially. They are:
ENTHUSIASM * PERSEVERANCE * INTEGRITY * COURAGE * EMPATHY * RESPECT
Read more on the EPICER page!
In September we will be focusing on ENTHUSIASM:
* I show a positive attitude at all times
* I am eager to learn
* I show active engagement throughout my day
AT HOME: Ask your student "What are some ways you stay active in your learning at school? How do you pay attention to your teachers throughout the day?"
What’s Happening in Wellness this week?
Grades K: Our Focus this Week
Day 1: A Little Spot of Feelings
Day 2: A Little Spot of Calm
Day 3: A Little Spot of Anger
Grade 1: Our Focus this Week:
Day 1: A Little Spot of Belonging
Day 2: Finding Your Spot in the World
Day 3: A Little Spot of KIndness
Grade 2: We will continue working on learning to be mindful this week.
Grade 3: We will develop an understanding about how to build a respectful community.
Grade 4: We will continue to learn to be mindful this week.
Grade 5: We will continue our work on recognizing and restoring respect.
Grade 6: We will be building a deeper awareness of the parts of the brain (amygdala, prefrontal cortex, and the hippocampus) this week by becoming “experts”.
THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
The Principal Chronicles Continue ...
As I write this, I just finished putting our 6th grade students on the bus to start their adventures at outdoor ed. They should arrive, get situated, eat lunch, and then start their first rotations. The students are so excited and are completely ready to make memories. I'll be heading down tomorrow to see how things are going and to have some fun myself.
Back here at school, we are gearing up for Fall Field Day and the Fun Run all in the same week. Our kids are going to be super active that week so hopefully we will have good weather.
On the home front, not much has been going on as my daughter has her license and a job so I hardly ever see her. We have a weekly check-in (usually over text) where she tells me all the things she has going on and when I will be able to see her. It is kind of strange to not have her around very much at all anymore. Kind of makes me sad.
Well, that is it for this week's episode, stay tuned for next week when I do my yearly Outdoor Ed edition. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...
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