Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - November 17, 2018

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

Principal Notes:

Dear Cimarron Community,

At Cimarron we have many things to be thankful for. It is easy to take the little things for granted, yet it is the little things that make the biggest difference. This week I want to say thank you to all of you for the consistent support offered to our students and staff on a daily basis. The amount of support Cimarron receives through volunteering, attending school events such as plays and athletics, donations for classrooms, encouraging words to staff members are only a few of the many little things we are thankful for! As Thanksgiving nears, the Cimarron Staff would like to thank you for everything you do for our students.

Safety at Cimarron is on the forefront of our minds as this week ends. I would like to extend an invitation to all parents and community members to the January 7th School Accountability Committee Meeting. This meeting will be at 5:00pm in the Cimarron Library and will feature Rich Payne, DCSD Director of Security. He and I will spend time discussing safety and security at Cimarron. Here a the link to the SAC Website for more information.

Veterans Day at Cimarron made a positive impact on so many in our community, as we had four hundred Veterans and their guests. Also Caught RED Handed students were able to donate and take a tour of the Denver Rescue Mission this week. The local news station provided coverage of this event. Here is the link to the CBS News Video

Have a great week with you families!

-Chris Zimmerman

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees will be here before you know it! Here are the links you need to get the information you want:

  • Share the Facebook Event with friends and family- help us spread the word
  • Contact businesses you know and ask if they would like to donate to this event. Or contact Janel @ 303-877-5883 txt/call
  • Use this custom photo frame on your Facebook page- Just for fun!!
  • Watch for the Signup Genius to be added here
  • Thank the businesses that have donated-We are updating this daily with new businesses that have donated to our event.
  • Attend Event -Purchase tickets now!! The price goes up on Nov. 27th.

Vape Update

Dear School Parents,

Colorado kids are vaping at epidemic levels, according to recently released Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) data. E- vapor products, such as JUUL and other e-cigarettes, almost always contain nicotine and come in many shapes and sizes. Colorado students are using vape products (27 percent) at double the national rate (13 percent) and at nearly four times the rate of traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarette use among youth is not safe. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25. In a statement released earlier this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said “The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end.”

Read more in the attached article:

Link to Article

School Start Time Survey

Families, You were sent an link to survey regarding a School Start Times survey. Families and staff will receive a link to that survey, via email, from Hanover Research this Friday, November 16th. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 30th.

Attached is a flyer in English and Spanish promoting the survey-- and announcing community meetings where the public can come give feedback in person.



Cimarron Dinner Table Challenge

Cimarron Middle School + Dream Dinners Parker Fundraiser There is a direct link between family dinner and healthy, successful kids. We challenge families in and around our school community to make time in hectic schedules to make time for family dinner as often as possible - and we can help!

See Attached Flyer

Transportation Update Z-Pass+

Cimarron distributed new Zpasses to most students who requested a new Zpass during online check-in. Transportation has not received all the new passes for students who requested the new pass during August online check-in. If your student has not receive a pass and you requested a new pass, transportation has more that will be sent to schools in the next few weeks.

If you have not requested a new pass please follow the instructions on Transportation's Website or if you have specific questions please use the LET's Talk Page for the quickest response.

All bus riders will need the updated Zpass+


Health Room Update

If your student calls you that they are not feeling well, please direct them to go to the Health Room in the main office. The Health assistant can assist your student until you arrive to pick them up.

Cimarron Restaurant Nights

Chicken Shack- December 17-19, All Day
Texas Roadhouse- January 30-31, 4-10pm
**Please mention Cimarron when paying for school to receive credit**

Healthy Teen Series

The Healthy Teen Series is a series of FREE parent education workshops, evening symposiums, and events focused on the needs of our community.

The Counselors for Prevention (C4Ps) in Parker Colorado are:
  • Jessica Zimmerman, Cimarron Middle School
  • Tiffany Anderson, Sierra Middle School
  • Emme Mancuso, Sagewood Middle School

Check out the website for upcoming dates!

Healthy Teen Series Website

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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

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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Winter Sports Sign Up

Winter Sports Registration is now open for Basketball. Please Click on the link to the Athletics website, choose your sport to find the registration link. Registration will be done through our new MySchool Bucks system.

Athletics Website

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!

PTO Meeting

Friday, Dec. 14th, 1pm

12130 Canterberry Parkway

Parker, CO

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.

Safe2Tell Flyer