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Message from the Principal
Cato Elementary School
“Beating the Odds”
Dear Cato Elementary Families,
The Cato team and I are looking forward to the start of a promising 2019-2020 school year! In case you are wondering why I entitled this back to school letter as “Beating the Odds,” it is due to the fact that the Cato teachers have been recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education as excelling to improve student achievement. The ACT Aspire Spring 2017 scores showed student growth to the point that we received over $14,000 to spend on our students. The ACT Spring Aspire 2018 scores showed that we continued to make growth and excel in the areas of ELA, Math and Science. The ACT Aspire Spring 2019 scores revealed that we are still achieving and some of our scholars are some of the top scores in our district! Our goal is for every student to make at least one year’s growth annually. I am thankful to work and partner with such an outstanding professional team and community!
Throughout the summer the Cato team and I were involved in research-based trainings which will enhance our teaching expertise. We believe designing instruction to meet our students’ needs and using innovative best instructional strategies are fundamental practices to keep our students engaged and ready for the next grade level.
We invite you to volunteer and become an active member of the Cato PTA. We recognize that we cannot be exemplary without your support! You are welcome at Cato, and again, we need your involvement.
If you should ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by calling (501-833-1160) or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be certain that you will be able to speak with me in person, contact our office team to find out when I will be available as I am often in classrooms. Again, I know we will have an exceptional school year!