The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
Message from Principal Lee March 18, 2020 Dear Cato Families: I hope you are doing well during this time. It is important for me to reach out to you to say thank you for your support and partnering with our Cato Team to keep your child engaged in learning and growing. All classroom teachers, Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Ballard, and Mrs. Wickless are interacting with your child and sending resources for them to use daily. Please continue to monitor your students' academics by ensuring that they are completing daily assignments found in the AMI packets and Google classrooms. Students have access to their Lexia and Dreambox accounts. Your child knows the expectations and must complete at least 20 minutes of Lexia and Dreambox lessons daily. Completing assignments and reading will sustain their academic progress. That is what we want at this time. It is vitally important that your child sticks to a schedule to complete assignments, have physical activity, read at least 20 minute per day, enjoy free time with family and do what they enjoy doing. Please help monitor your child’s usage while completing online assignments. Again, thank you for your support and allowing our Cato Team to educate your child. Take care and be safe! Mrs. Lee
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
Due to a power outage in the area, Sylvan Hills NORTH campus and Cato Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. today. Buses riders will depart at 11:30 and car riders can be picked up at this time. This will be an AMI day.
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
The Sylvan Hills High School Concert Choir is performing with the Little Rock Wind Symphony Dec. 5 at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater at 7:30 p.m. The choir will perform with the symphony on a medley of Christmas tunes from Broadway and perform a pop a capella arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Michelle Wier. Get your tickets at: http://charts.uaptc.edu/events #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
We have a hero at CATO ELEMENTARY! 5th grade teacher, Wendy Sanabria, performed the heimlich on a student who was choking on a piece of granola during breakfast last week. We are so thankful that she took action and the student is safe!
Red Ribbon Week Celebrations: Monday: “We are the Future: Let’s Make it Drug Free”- Wear college tshirt, military ambition or profession Tuesday: “I’m a Jean-ius”- Wear blue jeans, red shirt, and crazy socks Wednesday: “Hunter for Friends Who Don’t Do Drugs”- Wear Camouflage Thursday: “Be on a Drug Free Team”- Wear favorite team jersey or t-shirt Friday: “Together We Turn the World Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness- Wear PINK shirts
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
We celebrate Fri-Yay every 2 weeks for the kids with enough DoJo points. Will YOU have enough to celebrate this week?
The Health Room is in need of small size girls panties and boys briefs. Please try to donate if possible. Thanks in advance!
Don't forget! The Cato Elementary Fundraiser begins this week! Check out the great deals and let's raise some money for our school!
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I hope all is having a great morning!