Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter- November 15, 2019

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

Principal Notes

Dear Cimarron Families,

As we launch into the holiday season, I’d like to take the time to express my gratitude for our CiMS community. We have so much to be thankful for each year, beginning with our wonderful students, parents and staff who all came together to show our appreciation for veterans in our 10th annual Veteran’s Day event. This event truly embodies who we are as a community as we celebrated those who are willing to serve others. We see this willingness to serve others each and every day at Cimarron.


Our community provides consistent and unwavering support to our students through volunteering to support school initiatives, attending field trips, making donations to classrooms and good causes, and sharing encouraging words and acts of kindness to those around us. These acts make us all proud to be Colts, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your dedication to our community.


As is the nature of the holiday season, the next couple of months will be busy for all of us with many exciting events and opportunities for our students. We are thankful to our PTO for putting on our annual Festival of Trees event on December 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Because this season can be a blur, it is important for our students to continue structures and routines. If you would like some tips on managing your students routine, click below for an article from Seattle Children’s Hospital.



7 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Routine During the Holiday Season

Safety and Traffic Reminders

  • Parents driving students to school;

    • Please no double turns from Canterbury Parkway into CiMS lot. Only the right lane may turn right.

    • The only drop off option is by coming through the traffic loop at the front of the building. Drop off students in the marked zones.

    • The bus loop parking lot is not to be used for student drop off and pick up. For student safety, cars are not allowed in the bus loop.

    • When dropping off and picking up students, please pull ahead and fill all empty spaces. This allows for a more efficient flow of traffic and supports speed and safety.

    • Make sure students get out as soon as the car stops, do not wait until you are at the entrance.

    • Staff members are at key locations to help students and direct traffic. Please follow their instructions.

    • Dropping students off in the parking lot is a hazard as students are walking unsupervised through moving traffic. Please stay in line in traffic and drop students in the designated drop zones.

    • Do not drop off on Canterberry Parkway as this is a heavy traffic area.

Do not park in crosswalks. Please stay alert and off cell phones in school zones.

Holiday Chocolate, Nuts, and Tins Sale begins 11/20/19!

First, we would like to thank you for supporting our fall magazine sale fundraiser. We were very successful in the first phase of our program. This is a reminder that supporters will receive the final reminders that they can still help us by buying candy, nuts and chocolates for the holidays.


This is an annual, planned email that is part of our sale. We wait until now to send this email for two reasons. One, it is more timely as many people buy food items for family, friends and business customers at this time of year and two; by waiting until the weather is more reliably cool, the shipping costs come down significantly.


The email address you used to participate in the sale at APMags.com will receive a reminder that this program is happening and if you would prefer to opt out there will be instructions on how to do that. This is the last time that supporters will be contacted as part of our fall sale. No other communications will happen. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Customer Care through the APMags.com website.


Thank you for all your support!

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Donations Accepted For the BeRED Program!


BeRED is the Positive Behavior program at Cimarron. It not only outlines expectations of our students and shows how they can improve the lives of others, but also rewards those who do the right thing through “red cards.” These cards are administered by any staff member when they observe students exhibiting behavior that can be categorized as “RESPECT,” “EXCELLENCE,” or “DETERMINATION.”


When students receive a red card they write their name on it and enter it into a drawing which occurs every Friday. In order to make this process meaningful for students, we are continually looking for prizes that show our gratitude for Cimarron students who exhibit proper behavior, and have received donations from local business (such as free items and gift cards) to provide for these amazing students.


If you would like to donate a prize that will be used in the program, you can reach out to Assistant Principals Tanner Fitch (atfitch@dcsdk12.org) or Brett Michel (bmichel@dcsdk12.org) to share your donation. Prizes can also be dropped off in the main office to be designated to the BeRED program.


Thank you all for your continued support of our students, go Colts!


Fall Sports Update

8th grade Girls Basketball Games start November 6 with a home game vs CRMS. games start at 3:45pm. All games are posted on the CIMS Athletic Website under the Basketball Tab


6-8th Wrestling Starts with a home dual November 7 vs CRMS. All matches start at 3:45pm. Match schedule is posted on the CIMS Athletic website under the Wrestling Tab. The wrestling team is going for their 3rd District Title in a row!!


8th Girls Volleyball A Team won Back to Back Championships!! 1st time for Volleyball to go Back To Back in school history!!! Go Colts!


6th/7th Girls Basketball will start Monday December 9, right after school until 4:45pm. Registration will open Monday November 11, under your myschoolbuck account. A Sports Physical is required before the first day of practice.


Winter Sports Parent Meeting (All Basketball & Wrestling) will be on Wednesday, November 5th from 5-7 pm in the commons. Please come to meet coaches and hear about the upcoming seasons.

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DC Trip Signup Extended to 12/1/2019

Parents of 8th graders: the deadline to sign up for our May of 2020 Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City trip has been extended to December 1st. Email Mr. Barnes at tbarnes@dcsdk12.org with any questions.

2019-2020 Yearbook on Sale Now!

Now is the time to put in your orders for our All American with Five Marks of Distinction yearbook! Follow the link below to purchase one now!


Cimarron Yearbook

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PTO Board and Brush Fundraiser

CIMS PTO is hosting a fundraiser at Board and Brush on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. We will get 20% of any participants who signup using the link below.


Board & Brush

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Safe2Tell Colorado

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.