Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - April 6, 2019

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

Principal Notes:

Dear Cimarron Families,


At Cimarron Middle School, teachers and students strive to intentionally focus on relationships and interpersonal connections through our interactions. This can be seen in how we structure our learning environment, plan lessons, and model positive relationships through our teaching and learning. Our focus on relationships allows our school community to thrive. Middle school students navigate the social and emotional aspects of growing into a well rounded individual each day. As students connect with their parents, teachers and community, their growth opportunities increase. Take some time to consider your child's avenues for building and developing relationships that are both meaningful and encouraging to them. As summer approaches, consider supporting your child with getting involved in opportunities that will get them connected with some of the amazing people in our community! Arts, athletics, and recreational opportunities all offer great opportunities for our middle school students to develop meaningful connections with others as they grow into the person they were created to be!


-Chris Zimmerman

8th Grade Party - Assistance Needed -

8th Grade Party will be May 24th 11:30 AM- 2:35 PM. We need volunteers and food donations. Please visit this signup for more information on how you can help give a 8th graders a perfect send off!

Summer Programs at Cimarron

Were your kids looking for something to do over the one week Spring Break? Plan ahead for summer break entertainment! Check out Cimarron’s Summer Programs which are now open for registration to students going into 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the 2019-2020 school-year.


Great Strides is a 12-day opportunity with both academic and elective programming designed to help students get the best start possible to the school-year. This program runs Mondays – Thursdays, July 8-25, 2019. There are several courses from which to choose. Session 1 is 8:00-9:30am and Session 2 is 9:30-11:00am. Your student may enroll in one course in Session 1 and/or one course in Session 2.


Colts Corral is a transition program for students new to Cimarron – there are 3 sessions from which to choose.


Summer Programs


Please see our website for specifics with links to MySchoolsBucks for registration. Once you connect, you will need to set up an account in MySchoolBucks if you do not already have one. The same account used to put money on student lunch accounts. You will receive email confirmation from MySchoolBucks when your registration is complete.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Counseling Office at 720-433-1365.

Sports at Cimarron

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Track and Field.

Registration is open.

First practice is April 15th.


Register Here

Spring Dance - Assistance Needed -

Student Council Spring Dance Apr. 12th 3-5 PM. Please follow the link if you want to volunteer to chaperone the dance.


Sign up here

Travel Abroad with Cimarron - Spring 2020

Do you want to know about going to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland in the spring of 2020? If so, join us for an informational meeting in Mrs. Curoe's room on Tuesday, April 9th at 3:30PM. Bring your parent to learn more. If you can't make it, please see Mrs. Curoe for more information. We'd love for you to join us.

7th Grade Parents - Travel to Washington DC

If your student is interested in traveling to Washington DC at the end of your 8th grade year in June of 2020 come to the first informational meeting. The meeting will be on May 15th at 6:30 pm in the commons. Email Mr. Barnes with questions: tbarnes@dcsdk12.org

Counselor 4 Prevention Survey

This year our Counselors for Prevention at Cimarron, Sagewood, and Sierra partnered together to provide the Healthy Teen Series for families. Fourteen topics were presented at various times (evening and day sessions) that addressed social/emotional skills as well as substance use prevention.


The topics chosen were a direct result from the needs assessment previously given to parents as well as the feedback on surveys at each presentation. We value your input and would like to continue to provide you with timely, informative presentations that suit our community’s needs for the 2019-20 school year.


Please click on this link to take a survey. The results of the survey will help us plan appropriate and meaningful opportunities for you in the coming school year.


Link for Survey


Thank you!

Take Your Child to Work Day - April 25th

Dear Students and Parents,


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Ms. Foundation for Women sponsors this yearly event and provides resources to employers who participate.


PLEASE NOTE: If your employer is planning a special event for children on that day, and if you are choosing to take your child to your place of work, please call to excuse your student at (720-433-0122) by Wednesday, April 24th.


For more Information, click here.

Restaurant Nights

Firehouse Subs & Orange Leaf Fundraiser
Thursday, April 18th from 11am-8pm
Located in the Parker Target Parking Lot

PTO Elections

PTO Elections will be held in May 10th. If you would like more information or are interested in any of these positions, please email talk2cimspto@gmail.com or mpfarney@yahoo.com with the position/s you are interested in. If you are interested in one of the board positions please also include a short bio about yourself. Elections will be held at the May PTO meeting.


    • President - VP - Secretary - Treasurer
    • Ad-Hoc positions:
      • Festival Of Trees -Event/Fundraiser
      • Tree donations - Advertising - Set Design - Decorations - Ticket Sales - Food
    • Staff Appreciation
    • School Store- open during athletic events usually 3:15 to 6:00
    • Quarterly student social events -movie nights, etc.
    • Book Fairs
    • Restaurant Nights
    • SAC Liaison

PTO Volunteer Appreciation Social

Have you volunteered to help the Cimarron Middle School in any way this year? Did you help with lost and found, the Festival of Trees, providing snacks and meals for our teachers...?


If so, please join us at Takoda Tavern (12311 Pine Bluffs Way ##A) on Apr. 12th from 4-6 PM. Appetizers are on us. Drinks will be available for purchase.


Hope to see you all there!


-CIMS PTO Board

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