Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - November 13, 2015

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 when we have so much, but we are often reminded that the little things we do and say are what leads us to succeed and grow as individuals. This week I want to say thank you to all of you for the consistent support you offer to our students and staff on a daily basis. Veterans Day at Cimarron made a positive impact on so many in our community. The amount of community support we receive 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.

We have a few important reminders for you to consider as the weather cools off. The first is regarding procedures for students who become sick during the school day. Students need to report to the nurse in the main office before contacting parents. Many students try to text their parents in class or call. This is disruptive to the learning environment. We ask that you discuss this and let your student know that he/she needs to come to the nurse's office to call home. Secondly, the lost and found pile has grown and will be out on tables this week. If your son or daughter has lost any items, please have them look though the lost and found. At the end of the week, the rest of the items will be donated.

-Chris Zimmerman

Parent University at Legend High School - Suicide Awareness

DCSD will be hosting a Parent University Session this Wednesday, November 18th from 7 - 8:00 pm at Legend High School. The session is very timely and will cover "Suicide Awareness." There is no cost and we would like to open it up to any of your families that would like to attend. Colette Hohnbaum, Mental Health Intervention and Support Coordinator for the Douglas County School District will be presenting. She has over 30 years experience in the district and has worked with children of all ages, from preschool through high school. If any of your families would like to attend, here is the link to sign up:

Parent University - Suicide Awareness

Proposed Calendar Change

In 2013, the Legend Feeder adopted one calendar - The Split Fall Break Modified Calendar - to make scheduling easier for families with children at multiple schools. The split fall break modified calendar has presented challenges at all levels. Please Read the attached letter for more information and to vote for your preferred calendar.

Proposed Calendar Letter

Lost and Found

The CImarron PTO is organizing the large amount of lost and found items that has accumulated over the past quarter. The items will be on tables next to the security desk starting Tuesday 11/17 through Friday 11/20. After that date, the remaining clothes will be donated to charity. Please ask your student to check the tables for any missing items.....coats, water bottles, and lunch bags.

PTO Grant Recipients

Through tireless fundraisers like the FRV Coupon App, the Mixed Bag sales, and collecting Box Tops the Cimarron PTO was able to fund the following initiatives.

Team Lipizzan - Postcard Project

Cimarron 6-7th Grade - Sweethearts & Heroes Assembly

Team Palomino - Veterans' Day Assembly

Two Microwaves for student use during lunch

Secret Photo Vault Apps

Parents please read the following article from the New York Times regarding secret photo vault apps. If you open up Secret Calculator Folder Free, you’ll be presented with the face of what looks like a simple calculator. But tap in a passcode that you’ve set for the app, and you’re able to access your private stash of photos. This is just one App that students download to hide secret photos.

Link to article

Sports Registration

7th Grade Girls Basketball Registration is open. First practice is December 7th.

Boys Basketball Season Registration will open in December. 8th Grade Boys Basketball first practice is January 25th. 7th Grade Boys Basketball first practice is February 29th.

All athletes must have an up to date sports physical on file before practice.

link to athletics page

Festival of Trees

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8am-12:30pm

Cimarron Middle School, Parker, CO, United States

2nd Annual Festival of Trees

2nd Annual
Festival of Trees

Come see why 750 showed up last year!

Saturday Dec. 5th 8:00-12:30
$10 Entrance into the Festival, Free Donuts, Unlimited Coffee & Cocoa

$15 Entrance, Free donuts, Coffee, Cocoa AND a Chic fil a Breakfast

Tree tickets to bid on trees are $1 each or 25 for $20.00
and are only sold at the event.

DONATE A TREE! We need families, individuals, businesses, clubs etc. to donate decorated artificial trees. Trees should be table top size or larger, with its own theme. Please click the link below to donate. We are also accepting other items as prizes. Please contact Lacy with questions. 303-570-4619
Click here to fill out a TREE DONATION FORM

GET INVOLVED! Click here to see Committees needing Help!

Chipotle Fundraiser

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 4-8pm

18701 Mainstreet

Parker, CO

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Cimarron Middle School. Come into the Chipotle at 18701 E Main St in Parker on Tuesday, December 15th

between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated

to Cimmarron Middle School.

Chipotle Flyer

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