Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - December 22, 2018

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes:

Dear Cimarron Community,

We hope you all are gearing up for a safe and relaxing winter break. We are so thankful for having the opportunity to grow and learn with your students this semester. The growth of our students is evident each day at Cimarron.

This semester has been busy, and we have been able to accomplish many of our goals, while providing opportunities for students to grow and learn through authentic experiences. Highlights from this semester include our Veterans’ Day Celebration, performing arts concerts and plays, district champions in 7th grade flag football, 7th grade volleyball, and second place in 8th grade tackle football! We are looking forward to continuing this journey in 2019!

Thank you for all of the community support we have received through volunteering, attending school events such as plays and athletics, donations for classrooms this semester. This month we are especially grateful for the success of our Festival of Trees event. Thank you to all of the people who volunteered to make this event possible!

January 7th marks the beginning of second semester. Students’ schedules will flip at this time. Copies of new schedules will be available to students when they arrive at school on this day.

-Chris Zimmerman

School Accountability Committee

Monday, Jan. 7th 2019 at 5-6:30pm

12130 Canterberry Parkway

Parker, CO

Please join us at the next SAC meeting. Director of School Safety and Security Rich Payne will be speaking about safety.

Safety Update Raptor System

Dear Cimarron families,

Douglas County School District (DCSD) recently rolled out the Raptor Visitor Management system at our school. This system is used by many schools throughout the district and state, and will give us an additional layer of safety for our students. We are committed to protecting everyone at Cimarron Middle School and this system helps support our commitment. Read more.....Link to Letter

AVID at Legend High School

Hello, Students and Parents of the Class of 2023!

On December 5th, Legend hosted a Programming Night that highlighted the amazing programs we offer. One of those programs was the AVID program. I'm James Benson, and I'm the administrator over the AVID program. If you are interested or would like more information about the AVID program, we would like to invite you to our Question and Answer Information Evening on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, here at Legend. It will be held in rooms D204 & D205 (there will be signs and greeters to help you find your way to the rooms). All of the AVID teachers and admin will be present to help answer any questions and provide any information you need. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Please complete this FORM if you plan to attend so we can have an estimated number of people coming for seating and planning purposes.

Fabric Needed

"Do you know someone that has lots of left over sewing fabric they would like to get rid of? The Family and Consumer Studies class is looking for donations. We will gladly take your scrap fabric. Cotton blends or cotton are the best but we will take anything you would like to donate.

Friendship Group

Hello CIMS families! A new exciting club is starting for Cimarron students in January called Friendship Group. In this club, we will play games, do arts and crafts and allow students to meet new people and friends, all while incorporating Positive Action Curriculum. It is a great opportunity for the kids and we would love for your child to join. Please press the link below to sign up!

Friendship Group Registration

Once you connect, you will need to set up an account in MySchoolBucks if you do not already have one. If you have ever put money on your students lunch account you will already have an account. Feel free to contact Jeannie McRae at if you have questions or need assistance with registration. To reset your MySchoolBucks password, go to and click on Forgot your username or password, located just below the Login button.

Note: This Friendship link takes you to the MySchoolBucks sign in and then directly to the Club form. Complete the form, add to basket, and then go to the orange shopping basket icon near the upper right corner to checkout (even though there is no payment). You will receive email confirmation when your registration is complete.

Lice Information

Lice. Such a small creature can cause so much worry and dread. Lice are not that scary once you know some facts. Head lice are found worldwide and can be found during any season. Lice are found among all ages and socioeconomic groups. Even though lice are a nuisance and annoying to deal with, they do not pose a health hazard; nor are they a sign of uncleanliness. Adult lice are the size of a sesame seed. Lice lay eggs, called nits, that firmly attach to hair shafts close to the scalp. The most common symptom of lice is excessive itching, especially around the ears and the nape. Lice CANNOT jump or fly; they are mainly spread by direct head-to-head contact. Pets cannot spread head lice.

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Douglas County Schools Community Games

with the Colorado Avalanche Now on Sale!

Thank you for supporting Douglas County Schools Community Games with the Colorado Avalanche. As a former supporter, you are the first to know that we are now on sale with discounted tickets for the 2018-2019 Douglas County Schools Community Games.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres

Saturday, March 9th • 1:00 PM • Pepsi Center


A portion of each ticket sold goes directly back to the Douglas County School of your choice! To select your school, click on "Find Tickets".


Can’t make this game? We are offering a back-up option!

Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes
Friday, March 29th• 7:00PM • Pepsi Center


Come join the Colorado Avalanche to support Douglas County for the 2018-2019 season!

Feel free to support DCSD by purchasing both games!

All tickets buyers will be entered to win on ice experiences pre and post - game!

On Ice Experience

For more information on the 2018-2019 Colorado Avalanche, please contact

Kiley Long at 303-405-7625 or

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Lunch Account through My School Bucks

Parents as a reminder, My School Bucks is the site to add money to your students account. There has been an increase in the amount of students who have negative balances in their lunch accounts.

My School Bucks

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Volunteer Opportunities

We love our Volunteers! This year we have added a page to our school website for all of our volunteer needs. Visit Hover over the tab at the top labeled "Family Resources", then click on "Volunteer" in the drop down selections. Check back often, as this is being updated frequently! Thank you for giving your time and resources to Cimarron!

Safe 2 Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.

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