Chisholm Trail News

November 2nd-6th, 2020

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A Note from Mrs. Cockrell

Dear Chisholm Trail families,

I would like to thank you for your continued efforts to make Chisholm Trail the amazing community of learners that it is. It is a pleasure to welcome your children into the building every morning. We know that arrival and dismissal can be challenging when we are getting over 360 young learners transitioned into or out of our building safely. You all continue to exhibit patience, caution, and compassion as you drop off and pick up. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

We are excited to invite you to join our final Title 1 meeting this Monday at 6pm. We will be discussing what Title 1 is and how we can work together to create the outstanding learning outcomes for your children. We need your ideas and input to improve our practice every year. We hope you can join us. Our Title 1 Compact and feedback form is included below. Take a look and see what you think and then bring your suggestions to the meeting, or provide feedback on the survey form.

We are also looking for a community member to serve on our Campus Educational Improvement Committee. This time commitment is three virtual meetings. Please email me at, if you are interested. If you know of a community member (not a CTE parent) who might be interested in serving, please send me his or her contact information.

Watch for details about our annual Turkey Feather contest starting November 9th. Which teacher's turkey will have the most feathers? Your children will be able to purchase a turkey feather for a dollar or by bringing a requested food item to be added to the First Refuge donation organized by Linda Tutt high School. See the flyers below for details. This is a great way to show your gratitude to our teachers as well as our community.

Thank you for cheering on our amazing teachers on the Chisholm Cheers form below. Your words have been a great encouragement to them.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Cari Cockrell

P.S. If you are reading this on Sunday, November 2, remember to sign up for the snack challenge TODAY! You can EARN MONEY FOR OUR PE PROGRAM just by participating.

Chisholm Cheers

Good things are happening at Chisholm Trail and we would love to hear about them. Your words of encouragement are invaluable to our teachers!

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Thank you, PTO!

Our PTO does an amazing job appreciating our teachers. Thank you to Brandi McKinney and her team for the smores and kind words of encouragement this week.
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Food Donation Drive Nov.2nd-20th

Drop off your non-perishable items in the box provided at your school or drop off at Linda Tutt High School's front office Mon.-Fri. 8am-3:30pm. Note: You can donate at any time, but the turkey feather contest at Chisholm will start on November 9th.

Specific food Drive needs:

Chef Boyardee microwave cups

Dole fruit cups (4pk)

Organic applesauce (6pk)

Non-refrigerated juices such as:

64 oz Cran-apple juice

64 oz Cranberry juice

64 oz Apple juice

64 oz Orange juice

12 oz Cheerios cereal

12 oz Rice Krispy cereal

18 oz Raisin Bran cereal

18 oz Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal

42 oz Old Fashioned Oats

42 oz Quick Oats

18 oz Old Fashioned Oats

18 oz Quick Oats

12-18oz Maple Brown Sugar Box Oatmeal (single serve)


Thank you for your continued support for our procedures this year. Children are arriving no earlier than 7:35 and entering the building safely, wearing masks.

We appreciate that you have your car tags hanging on your mirror at dismissal. In the case of a forgotten tag, we will do an ID check as efficiently as possible, but we may ask you to pull up ahead of the line and wait for a moment.

Helpful Reminders

Parents, please remember to LABEL your children's belongings. (Water bottles, jackets, masks, lunch boxes, back packs, etc.) We want all items to stay with their rightful owners. When things are left behind, it is very tricky to return them if they are not labeled. Thank you for your help with this.

Important Dates:


  • Monday, Nov. 2 @ 6 pm-Title 1 Meeting via zoom (contact your child's teacher if you need the zoom link shared again)
  • Monday, Nov. 9-Annual Turkey Feather Food Drive Contest kicks off
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10-virtual PTO meeting 4:00PM/6:00PM
  • Friday, Nov. 20-Picture Retakes
  • Friday, Nov. 20-Early Release @ 1:00
  • Nov. 23-27-SCHOOL HOLIDAY