Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - September 25, 2015

Colts Chronicle provides bi-monthly information to parents, students, staff, and community

Principal Notes:

Dear Parents,

Cimarron staff members would like to thank you for your time and support this week with parent teacher conferences. We value our partnership with you and look forward to continuing to collaborate with you throughout the school year. Thank you to the PTO and the parents that brought in dinner on both conference nights. We appreciate your feedback and positive comments both about the process and about the student / teacher relationships that have been formed in the first quarter.

If you are interested in learning more about effective strategies for parenting adolescents, and the unique characteristics of middle school students, the nine middle school principals are putting on a parent symposium this school year. This will be a great opportunity for us to continue to partner with you to meet the needs of all of our students. Please watch for details in the upcoming months!

-Chris Zimmerman

2016 Apple Award Nominations are now Open

The Douglas County Educational Foundation thanks you for your nomination of an Educator(s), School Employee(s) and/or Administrator(s) that you believe deserves to be an Apple Award Representative.

2016 Apple Award Nomination Link

Helping Parents Understand their Middle School Child

October 3rd 8-12PM

Rock Canyon High School Auditorium

5810 McArthur Ranch Rd, Littleton, CO 80124


8:00- 8:30 Coffee and Reception

8:30 – 8:45 District Welcome - Jim Fish, Director of Middle Schools

845- 9:45 Opening Keynote with Jack Berckemeyer - Understanding the Adolescent

9:45- 10:00 Break

10:00- 10:30 District Report on Middle Schools - Dr. Steve Cook, Assistant Superintendent

10:30- 11:30 Parenting a Young Adolescent – Dr. Debbie Silver

11:30 – 11:45 District Closing Comments - Sid Rundle, Principal, Cresthill Middle School

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Parent-Teacher Conferences -A Huge Success

Collaboration with our parents is a vital component of student success at Cimarron Middle School. The fall Parent/Teacher Conferences were a huge success! Each team provide slightly different styles of conferences. Some conferences were student lead whereas other were more a traditional parent to teacher format.

Reunification Drill October 02, 2015

Safety is our number one priority at Cimarron Middle School and in Douglas County School District. With that said, we are constantly monitoring physical safety for all students. This includes Standard Response Protocols for Evacuation, Shelter in Place, Lock Out and Lock Down. We have successfully completed two evacuation drills so far this school year.

The next step is a Reunification Drill. The first evacuation/reunification drill is scheduled for Friday, October 2nd beginning at 1:15 PM. Since this is the first reunification drill, this drill does not involve parent pick up. Students will learn about the expectations and their roles in evacuation and reunification through Advisement class lessons prior to the drill.

Read more in the attached letter. Link to Letter

Mark Your Calendars-Upcoming Events

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  • October 2nd -Reunification Drill
  • October 3rd -Middle School Parent Symposium @ Rock Canyon High School (More information to come)
  • October 6th -Assembly 6th & 7th Grade"Sweethearts & Heroes"
  • October 6th -Fall Band/Orchestra Concert
  • October 7th -Assembly 8th Grade "At the Table with Dr. King"
  • October 7th -Choir Concert
  • October 9th - End of First Quarter (No School)

FRV Coupon App

The Cimarron FRV App is an exciting new fundraiser for our Cimarron learning community sponsored by our PTO! This fundraising app allows supporters of Cimarron to contribute to learning opportunities for students while receiving an array of discounts through electronic coupons. By participating, you can help us continue our tradition of excellence in meeting the needs of every student! The cost is twenty five dollars and half of the monies go to Cimarron. There will also be prizes for students and teams along the way! Please watch our website, email communication and Facebook page for more information regarding this great opportunity to support our students!

Link to downloading and purchasing the FRV Coupon App

PTO Box Top Fall Contest

Earn cash for Cimarron every time you shop for groceries. Clip box tops from hundreds of your favorite products. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for Cimarron Middle School. If each student brought in 10 Box Tops we would earn over $1,500.00

Link to Box Top Contest

Cimarron PTO Upcoming Events

October 2nd - Movie Night

November 2nd - Fall Fundraiser begins with Mixed Bag Designs

December 5th - Festival of Trees

Monthly PTO Meetings at Cimarron MS

We meet from 10:00 to 11:00 am the first Friday of every month.