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Message from the Principal
Dear Cato Families:
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting year at Cato Elementary School! I hope you had a fun-filled
and well rested summer vacation. I am totally committed to working with you and the staff to ensure that your child has a
successful school year in a positive and safe learning environment.
The Cato Team and I have a solid plan to promote your child’s social and academic achievements by teaching the standards and setting high expectations for all students. Teachers have attended research-based professional development throughout the summer in technology, curriculum content, innovative instructional strategies, and assessment information designed to improve student achievement. With the Cato Team efforts and your positive energy and dedicated parental support I know that our efforts will generate every opportunity for your child to learn and grow.
A copy of the Cato Guidelines and Procedures 2017-2018 has been posted on our website. Please review it to get specific information regarding our school’s arrival and dismissal times; homework policy; bus safety; and other pertinent information. Also, I included the revised guidelines for you to use if you wish to volunteer or chaperone on field trips. If you have questions about a matter not found, please feel free to contact me at 501-833-1160 or by email at email@example.com.
Finally, when you visit our school you will find that we have a buzzer installed on the front door panel. Mrs. Joyce, the registrar, or another team member will view your face and/or may ask you questions prior to opening it. You will still need to stop in the main office to sign-in and provide driver’s license/identification if you need to go to the cafeteria, make contact with a teacher or go to another area of the building.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 11, 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm, for Open House. The following Monday, August 14, 2017 is the first day of school. Please make sure your child arrives on time because school will begin promptly at 7:45 am.
Shyrel W. Lee