PCSSD
PCSSD will offer a full-time, 100% online school for students in K-12 next school year (different than our virtual template this year). DRIVEN Virtual Academy will provide flexibility with self-paced options, mentoring programs, and more. If you are interested in DRIVEN Virtual Academy, please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/7QyEFXtzrcec8kMFA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. Some well known inventions by Native Americans include anesthetics and topical pain relievers, corn, and kayaks. But some lesser known contributions include syringes, cable suspension bridges, hammocks, baby bottles, and mouthwash.
5 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety Protection Month. There are some important steps to take to keep children safe outside like checking play areas to ensure lawn equipment, tools, or other yard items, like branches, are put away to prevent injury. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Here's a reminder about the virtual pivot schedule for schools and district offices next week. Hope you have a great weekend! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Educational Support Professionals Day! Thank you for your dedication to our students and families! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is American Education Week! We want to send a big THANK YOU to teachers & parents for prioritizing education this year as we navigate uncharted territory with COVID-19. And, let's not forget our rockstar students who have adapted to change! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed one week in November as "American Indian Week" in 1986. And in 1990, President George H.W. Bush was the first to designate November as "National American Indian Heritage Month."
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This year's theme is Taking Care of Youth Who Have Diabetes. Tips include manage blood glucose levels, healthy habits, stay prepared for emergencies & seek mental health support if needed.
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
According to Classlink, all logins into the PCSSD portal are now working. Classlink identified the issue and will continue to monitor the system. Thank you for your patience this morning! Status Updates: https://status.classlink.com/#
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Portal / Classlink Update: The Classlink team is still working with AWS. Several other sites are experiencing similar issues with error code 500. We will continue to update you on our progress. https://status.classlink.com/#
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The PCSSD portal, managed by Classlink, is currently down nationwide. Classlink is investigating the issue and we will update as soon as have more details. You can follow status updates here: status.classlink.com. Thank you for your patience.
14 days ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Thank You to Cato counselor Mrs. Helmick for planning such a fun-filled Red Ribbon Week reminding us to Stay Drug Free.
19 days ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
A GREAT big THANK YOU to our veterans for your service...Cato Art Teacher, Mrs. Kassner guided Cato students in creating a display honoring our veterans. The display is hanging by the front door of the school.
19 days ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. The U.S. government recognizes nearly 600 Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. Several rituals are tribe specific, but some cross tribe boundaries, including pow wows, the stomp dance, and drum circles.
19 days ago, PCSSD
Oakbrooke Elementary
Today is Young Readers Day, which recognizes the joys and benefits of reading. Books open a world of imagination and knowledge to readers every day and it is important we instill a love of reading into our children at an early age. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
19 days ago, Oakbrooke Elementary
PCSSD
PCSSD is lucky to have so many amazing teacher librarians across the district. Thank you to each one of them (not all pictured) for doing "virtually anything" for our schools, staff and students! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
19 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety Protection Month. The Centers for Disease Control reports children between ages 1-4 have the highest rate of poisoning. Parents should keep cleaning supplies and medications are put away and out of the reach of children. #pcssdproud #equiityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several elementary schools held mock elections last week to teach students about registering to vote and casting their ballot. Check out these pictures of students learning about their civic duty: http://ow.ly/CxJt50Cbzon #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school tomorrow (Friday, November 6). It is a Flex/Professional Development day for teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
24 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Adoption Awareness Month. To learn more about adoption, check out the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children & Family Services. The agency works tirelessly to ensure all Arkansas children have a safe and stable home every day.
25 days ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Scholastic Book Fair is coming November 9-22..Please purchase your child some books to read at home! Books purchased will be shipped to your home... https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/153fe8TDdJWn7QnigdpnWm_KVMnNzfQ-vGdhKZ5vvb4M/edit?usp=sharing
26 days ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Today is Election Day! Don't forget to cast your vote and make your voice heard!
26 days ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Students and staff at CATO ELEMENTARY kicked off PBIS with a Glow Dance Party. They ended the week with a fun dance party and the students enjoyed glow dancing with their teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
27 days ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Don't forget, we get an extra hour of sleep tonight! Daylight saving time ends 2 a.m. tonight, so set your clocks back before you go to bed!
29 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Halloween!
30 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: Mandy Hrach KATV spoke with PCSSD about the upcoming launch of Driven Virtual ACademy. This all virtual K-12 school will be a part of PCSSD and will open for 2021-2022 registration in January 2021. http://ow.ly/qYL950C5kWU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District will present its Annual Report to the Public during the regularly scheduled November Board Meeting. Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Location: PCSSD Central Office Boardroom Time: 6:00 pm
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary PBIS Coaches celebrated with staff for the virtual PBIS kick-off with yummy snacks and Sonic drinks for all! Cato Owls sure do SHINE bright!
about 1 month ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Earlier this month, schools across the district officially kicked off PBIS: positive behavior interventions and supports. Students can cash in "good behavior" points for prizes throughout the year. PBIS details: http://ow.ly/nue050C3f0V #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Teachers who witness bullying should intervene immediately, assure the bullied child that it is not their fault, and address the behavior with the bully.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. If you need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Red Ribbon Week Celebration October 26-30
about 1 month ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/-InxhLvLd4E #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/a4DfjTwaPe4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD officially kicked off its AVID implementation for the 2020-2021 school year last week. Admin leaders at central office led. a virtual celebration and schools held individual PD sessions. We're AVID ready! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/XaW5txzN1y4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. http://ow.ly/gqKr50BWOc7 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: The charter authorizing panel approved for PCSSD to launch an all-virtual school in the 2021 school year. DRIVEN Virtual Academy has been in the works for 5 years, but comes at pivotal time in education. Details: http://ow.ly/uyrQ50BWA59 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/EDP00aHrEYo #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a parent, talk with your child about bullying and provide a supportive place to talk about his/her feelings. If the bullying is happening at school, contact the school to determine a plan together.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
PBIS Celebration for 1st Nine Weeks..
about 1 month ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education extended the USDA waiver allowing all students to be served meals free of cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means every PCSSD student will receive free breakfast & lunch this school year. http://ow.ly/uY3S50BTCJy #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Board of Education presented the Q1 Inspiration in Education Award award to Juanita Croon, Helpdesk Manager for the district’s IT department at Tuesday night's meeting. We're all so thankful for Juanita's hard work! http://ow.ly/yGvI50BSBM1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Special Education department will host a virtual transition fair next Tuesday, October 20. Transition fairs provide resources about the transition from high school to adulthood. Details online: http://ow.ly/tcoB50BQjiE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education has a new educational tool for families and teachers called the Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) to ensure we all work together to keep students healthy and safe while they learn and socialize online. https://www.pcssd.org/article/324154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
At PCSSD we understand the importance of students receiving nutritious meals. And as we celebrate National School Lunch Week, we are also thankful for the extension of a federal program providing breakfast and lunch at no charge. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Exciting News! We are having our official kick-off for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) this Wednesday, October 14th. AVID helps students become more organized and teaches writing strategies for our third through fifth-grade students. We are inviting all students and teachers to celebrate the kick-off to AVID by wearing any college t-shirt (Razorback, etc.) or a Cato t-shirt this Wednesday.
about 1 month ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Parents across the district now have access to the Schoology Parent Portal. The following videos to help you walk through the portal as well as the app. Schoology Parent Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Wusadq_agCo Schoology App: https://youtu.be/_YHEGyPxxJA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines. Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations. Printable PDF available here: https://5il.co/lynw
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Six Bridges Book Festival from @CALibrarySystem will be available free & live online October 8-18. The event will feature more than 50 authors & presenters including cooking demonstrations, crafts, and contests. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology is back up and running without issue. However, there might still be issues with logging into Classlink. You can continue to monitor updates here: https://status.classlink.com/
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Classlink and Schoology are experiencing issues nationwide. We are hopeful that both will be running at full capacity soon. You can monitor updates on the following websites: Schoology: https://status.schoology.com/ Classlink: https://status.classlink.com/
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Update on from the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal should be back up and running nationwide. Students and staff can access their portal now at launchpad.classlink.com/pcssd. Thank you for your patience this morning!
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
From the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal is currently down nationwide. We are hopeful it will be back up and running for students to access their portal very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Computer Learning Month. This month, we encourage members of the PCSSD community who are not familiar with computers to learn something new. Many local libraries provide resources to teach everything from the basics to more advanced skills.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. That means, on average, every 2 minutes a woman receives that life-changing news. Join PCSSD in raising awareness for this disease. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Principals Month! We will highlight our principals throughout the month. Stay tuned to our social media to learn more about your principal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Custodial Worker Day. Thank you to our custodial workers across the District who have gone the extra mile to keep facilities clean to protect staff and students. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
McFarland Eye Care is hosting a free eye care day this Saturday (October 3) at their Little Rock and Pine Bluff locations. This is for new and existing patients to provide eye care that might have been delayed due to COVID-19. http://ow.ly/Pr4850BFBY8 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Important Message from Principal Lee concerning School Attendance!! September 29, 2020 Dear Parents & Guardians: I am sharing this Attendance Information with you to clarify how attendance is taken for students daily. Traditional Attendance - Students who are enrolled in the traditional option (face-to-face in school daily) will be counted absent if they do not attend school at Cato Elementary on a school day. Blended Attendance - Students who are enrolled in the blended option (come to school face-to-face (2) days a week and login to complete virtual learning for the days they are not at school) must attend school on their scheduled days or they will be counted as absent. If students do not login when their teacher directs them to daily they will be counted as absent. Virtual Attendance - Teachers will count students absent if they do not login to participate in virtual class at a specific time stated by the teacher. This information should clear up any confusion about school attendance. I want to reinforce that students cannot login when they want to receive credit for attendance. Thank you for your support and have a great day! Sincerely, Principal Lee
2 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
It's important to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But just as important is to wear it correctly and wash it regularly. Here are some helpful reminders for when it comes to wearing your mask and keeping yourself and others safe. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
MAP Testing REMINDER for Cato Students
2 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several central office employees received a special award for a "job well done" from fellow employee, Fred Austin. As part of his "DARE 2 B" program, Fred recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication to students. Thank you Crain Team for helping with the awards. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Better Breakfast Day! PCSSD is proud to be a recipient of the expansion of the USDA's Seamless Summer Option to provide nutritious and free breakfast and lunches to all students, including those participating in the virtual option. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Our @AVID4College leadership team is working to set goals for this 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to continuing with AVID and reaching students where they are to help them succeed. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Park Foundation is providing free youth passes to students under 16 for national parks across the country. The pass is good through August 31, 2021. Find Arkansas's National Parks: findyourpark.com/park-finder #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
For Grades 3-5 Virtual Students at Cato Elementary
2 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Important Message for Cato Virtual Students Grades 3-5
2 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CATO ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL K-2 PARENTS...for those who did not pick up headphones and toolkits! Hello, Cato family. We miss you! All K-2 students will take a state-mandated assessment starting September 21. We have set up another time for you to come to Cato to pick up headphones and to sign a security agreement. Please come by Cato Elementary school this Thursday or Friday, September 17th or 18th, anytime from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Since your child is taking the test at home, training is being provided by your child’s teacher. If you are unable to attend the training, please look for a recording of the training. If you have questions, please call Kim Ballard or Jennifer Kimbrell at 234-5918. Thank you and take care.
2 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary Virtual Students...a message from Principal Lee.
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Message for K-2 Virtual Students (Cato Kids) Hello, Cato family. We miss you! All K-2 students will take a state-mandated assessment starting September 21. Please come by Cato Elementary school this Tuesday, September 15th, anytime from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up headphones and to sign a security agreement. Since your child is taking the test at home, training is being provided by your child’s teacher. If you are unable to attend the training, please look for a recording of the training. If you have questions, please call Kim Ballard or Jennifer Kimbrell at 234-5918. Thank you and take care.
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
We wouldn't nor couldn't have made it the first week of school without our "Dad's Who Give a Hoot" and Principal Lee's husband, James Lee, at Cato during morning drop off. A great BIG thank you for all your help. We greatly appreciate you!!
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology Update: The parent access feature is not turned on yet for Schoology. We are working to get all teachers and students up to speed before adding the parent access. We'll share more information next week. Thank you for your continued patience.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
3 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Don't forget early dismissal on Wednesdays for students!! Students will be dismissed at 11:30am and there will be no after school care.
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Important information for Cato Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Virtual Students..https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JKCCe0BiGpLBzjJtGcg82TuLmLeScDiMTiEfuTl6w1w/edit?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Important information for Cato Elementary Kindergarten Virtual students: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J0ZehmTaHPhqTOzBVyXo5zcbm2AkTRau/view?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
It may look a little different this year, but we are still sending well wishes and positive vibes for a happy first day of school! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
A GREAT big THANK YOU to Red River Dodge and Kary Faught for the generous donation to Cato Elementary to purchase digital thermometers for all the Cato teachers. We greatly appreciate your generosity!!
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Message from Principal Lee https://rb.gy/lqfjjt
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Click on link and then PRESENT to view the Cato Elementary Virtual Open House. https://rb.gy/jhydxk
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Hey Parents! Here's more info on Schoology. This Parent Guide is packed with detailed explanations of different features, tools and step-by-step walkthroughs. This guide is designed to help you better understand Schoology. https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000873-Parent-Guide #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Coming Soon!!!! A Virtual Open House link will be posted on Friday evening at 5:30pm. You will be able to view your child's teacher's name and receive important information about the 2020-2021 School Year. Mrs. Lee, Principal
3 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://cato.pcssd.org/o/cato-elementary/page/school-information--150
4 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Let's pretend! Integrate masks into your favorite pretend play scenes. Encourage your child to dress up as a doctor, nurse, or veterinarian. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Use easy to understand language and positive phrasing to explain why it is important for children to wear their mask. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
12 schools in PCSSD are approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP provides meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for students at these schools! Read more here: https://www.pcssd.org/article/282080?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
COMING SOON: Chromebook Distribution PCSSD will release information about chromebook distribution for all students soon. Every student in grades K - 12 will receive a chromebook no matter which instructional option they are in. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents & Guardians, If you have not completed the survey for instructional options provided by the district, please note that your child will be placed in the blended option. You may fill out the form by going to the link below...this is only for those who have not already completed it. https://forms.gle/WfNdYLd9dMGpkZXN7 Mrs. Lee, Principal
4 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering back-to-school immunization clinics in Little Rock throughout the month of August. Check out the schedule on our website: https://www.pcssd.org/article/279757?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
4 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
The revised district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on the district website and all school websites. This is a DRAFT version as it must still be approved by the Board of Education, but we wanted to share with you now for planning. You can find it here: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Regular physical activity during the summer can actually lead to increased concentration and improved test scores.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Find a park with walking trails and playground equipment for children to play.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Parents, please select one instructional option for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Responses must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. New students should complete this report, too! https://forms.gle/6eH77dqk2RjVuiBP8
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Consider signing kids up for a sports team or organization of their choice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids are never too young to learn about diversity. To help broaden understanding of our black community, here is this week's resource as a helpful starting point: what you can learn from a box of crayons! http://ow.ly/fzy850AzBFd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Easy and fun science experiments are available online.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Visiting local history, art, and science museums is fun and educations for children.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate? Cookies, ice cream, candy bars, cakes, pies - what is your favorite way to eat chocolate?
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Birthday, America! How are you celebrating today?
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Open a lemonade stand to teach children about money management.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
On Monday, June 29, PCSSD food partner, ECO Kidz, will distribute a 6-day meal box. This will cover meals for June 29 - July 3 and Monday, July 6). There will be a meal service delivery on Tuesday, July 7 with a 2-day box and Thursday, July 9 with a 2-day box. We will resume regular Monday(3-day box) and Thursday (2-day box) pickup on Monday, July 13.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers: Ever-changing technology is one of the most constant parts of education. Summer months are a great opportunity to learn new technologies and how to implement them in your classroom next school year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
62% of kids say they enjoy summer reading so encourage your kids to spend some time in a book this summer. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at yrichards@pcssd.org.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is offering both virtual and on-grounds Zoofari camps this summer to provide fun-filled and educational programming for children. The camp is specifically geared toward elementary-aged children, but is fun for the whole family. https://www.pcssd.org/article/258066?org=pcssd
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is important during summer months for students to find books that they enjoy reading. 90% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book that they pick out themselves. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Father's Day!
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is offering both virtual and on-grounds Zoofari camps this summer to provide fun-filled and educational programming for children. The camp is specifically geared toward elementary-aged children, but is fun for the whole family. https://www.pcssd.org/article/258066?org=pcssd
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. You could visit our local libraries to check out books or even take some classes. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
For many kids, wearing a mask might seem uncomfortable and scary. UAMS created book to help children adjust to why it's important to wear mask. It even includes activities to do with younger children. https://view.publitas.com/uams-1/my-teacher-wears-a-mask/page/1
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every student should have their final report card. Parents of students in kindergarten and 1st grade received an email report card. Parents of students in grades 2 - 12 can find their child's report card in HAC. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide overwhelmingly impacts kids from lower income families more than others. It is reported that by the end of the 5th grade, students from lower income families are often 2.5 years behind their peers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Message from Principal Lee regarding report cards: *Report Cards for K-1 were emailed to the parents through SchoolStatus. *Report Cards for 2nd-5th grade can be accessed through HAC just like the 3rd nine weeks. *The 4th nine weeks grades were reported as CREDIT or NO CREDIT per PCSSD grading policy. We hope you enjoy your summer!!
6 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
LAST CHANCE!! The final collection date for Chromebooks is Thursday, June 11 from 4-6 pm. To avoid any late fees, please drop off the device, charger, and bag at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE, ROBINSON MIDDLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH or MAUMELLE HIGH. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers spend valuable classroom time at the beginning of each school year to catch up students who have fallen behind where they should be. It can take 4-6 weeks to re-teach students the material they forgot. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
By the time students get to high school, the learning loss caused by the summer slide can create a performance gap of 2-5 years. But simply practicing some skills will keep your student sharp heading into next year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide is real and students can lose more than 2.5 months of math skills, 2 months of reading skills, and multiple grade levels of abilities without putting what they have learned this list year to practice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary: Year in review: 2019-2020 Have a GREAT summer!! https://bit.ly/3eGZGkv
6 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato volunteers are the BEST! Pictured are those volunteers that had 50 hours and above..not only are some of these parents, but some are community helpers and grandparents...We APPRECIATE you!!
6 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Many students have already closed their books and won't open them again until school is back in session. This puts kids at risk of falling behind and lower standardized test scores. We will provide facts and tips to avoid the summer slide here. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Congratulations Cato Elementary 5th Grade!! We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished this year! We know you will do great things next year in middle school! Enjoy this small celebration of your time at Cato! Put together by Mrs. Wickless.. https://bit.ly/3eaY2Y1
6 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
REMINDER!! Please find attached procedures for turning in library books and devices...Some important things to make sure of: 1. STAY in vehicle 2. Have chromebooks fully charged.. 3. Empty chromebook bags of everything except the charger and chromebook... 4. Put your child's name on a piece of paper and tape to passenger side window(so it can be easily read by teacher with walkie talkie) 5. Place all things (library books and devices) being returned to school in the passenger side of the car, so teacher can easily get to them.. 6. Your child's belongings will be brought out to you. Thank you so much for assisting us in making this process as safe as possible for all involved. Principal, Shyrel Lee
6 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary staff missed ending the year with our students at school and in our classrooms. We're so proud of all of our students for their hard work this year. We can't wait to see everyone in the fall! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bpcQ6rUU8g&feature=youtu.be
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Please find attached procedures for turning in library books and devices...Some important things to make sure of: 1. STAY in vehicle 2. Have chromebooks fully charged.. 3. Empty chromebook bags of everything except the charger and chromebook... 4. Put your child's name on a piece of paper and tape to passenger side window(so it can be easily read by teacher with walkie talkie) 5. Place all things (library books and devices) being returned to school in the passenger side of the car, so teacher can easily get to them.. 6. Your child's belongings will be brought out to you. Thank you so much for assisting us in making this process as safe as possible for all involved. Principal, Shyrel Lee
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Some elementary teacher librarians in PCSSD participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. What is your favorite book you've read during quarantine? http://ow.ly/QBKH50zyAU2 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Some elementary teacher librarians in Pulaski County Special School District participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/kAc_tFJVQ-c
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary appreciates each and every one of our teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, a few of our students wanted to share a message of thanks just for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q536NUj1rU8&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMnkez_ijC8oD3JAbQQNBQFF&index=22
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
P.E. coaches from elementary schools across the district share a few words of encouragement for their students. Let's stay active and keep on moving! http://ow.ly/TYkK50ztHRY #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Thank you to all of our PCSSD school nurses for caring for our students!
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. While this year may be different, we all can still thank our teachers for all they are doing for our students. Thank you! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
P.E. coaches from elementary schools across the district share a few words of encouragement for their students. Let's stay active and keep on moving! http://ow.ly/TYkK50ztHRY #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Parents, if you have not registered your child for next year please do so now. Go to the PCSSD Home Page under registration. There you will complete information for returning students. Your child will not have access to technology and other needed learning resources if they are not registered. Finally, we need to know who is returning to prepare class schedules and assignments. Thank you.
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Just a reminder, Parents of students in grades k-4!! if you have not registered your students, please go to pcssd.org and register online..Thank you!!
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Spirit Week at Cato Elementary April 20-24 https://bit.ly/3bD7kv9 Please send photos to lbryan@pcssd.org
7 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
We're so thankful for all our volunteers at PCSSD! Unfortunately we are unable to host our annual volunteer banquet this year. But we are still so appreciative for every hour dedicated to helping our students grow! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Another GREAT art/math design by a Cato student..Awesome work!!
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Students created some great Art/Math designs for art teacher, Terri Kassner
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school this Friday. Teachers have a professional development day.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Message to Cato Parents: Just want you to know that Cato teachers and I truly miss seeing your child’s face! This is a very different time in your child’s school experience but it is important that you know we care about your child and you! Last week we initiated PCSSD elementary block schedule. I encourage you to make sure your child is connected to learning daily. It is important that your child continues to learn during this time so when school opens he/she will be ready. Your child will receive a grade for his/her participation. That means it is important for your child to complete assignments in the AMI Packet or log-in to complete lessons on their Chromebook or iPad daily. Grades will be given regarding your child’s participation and completion of assignments. Again, grades will be given based on your child’s participation and efforts to complete assignments. If your child has a problem with their AMI packet, contact our literacy and math coaches at (https://5il.co/ew2i); look for Mrs. Duncan and Mrs. Ballard’s numbers. If your child has a device and needs support make sure you connect with your child’s teacher. Finally, we are here for you and your child! Please contact us when needed. Stay healthy, stay safe and stay in. Sincerely, Principal Lee
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget this week's virtual spirit week activities! Show your school spirit and wear your school colors. Tag us so we can repost your picture. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
Shyrel W. Lee
This message is to inform you that if you have not picked up your child's AMI Packet you can get it from one of the boxes at the front entrance at Cato. Use the URL (https:5il.co/ew2i) if your child needs help from our Literacy and/or Math Coaches.
8 months ago, Shyrel W. Lee
PCSSD
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National Assistant Principals Week. Thank you to our amazing Assistant Principals for all of your hard work each and every day. Check out your school's Facebook page to learn more about your Assistant Principal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato Teachers and Staff want to say that we truly miss our Cato Students https://bit.ly/3aOWMZv
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Way to go..Parents and Teachers!! You're the BEST!!
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652100/cato-ami.pdf
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
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
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget, AETN (Arkansas PBS) is providing in-home learning & activities w/ PBS KIDS educational programming starting today. Sign up for educational support: http://ow.ly/aNsN50yUEIe & check out more online resources: http://ow.ly/tQeY50yUEQU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
8 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Community Food Resources
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato kiddos missing their teachers...how precious!!
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
This is the current list of locations where grab-and-go meals will be provided during the week of spring break (March 23-March 27). Thank you to World Central Kitchen, Clinton Presidential Center and the City of Little Rock, AR for the joint effort in feeding our children.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
We have some AMAZING parents at Cato Elementary!! We truly MISS our Cato family!! Thank you Jessica Bartelt and all you do for our Cato kiddos!
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Teachers, "Hanging Out" with their students
8 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Governor Hutchinson just announced that all schools K-12 in Arkansas will remain closed until April 17. We will update AMI plans, nutrition availability and more as soon as possible.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy First Day of Spring!
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Prior to Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State and New York Senator, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Clinton was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
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
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Raye Jean Jordan Montague was the first person to design a ship using a computer system during the 1970s. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. Montague was born in Little Rock and was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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 communication@pcssd.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bessie Grace Boehm Moore created the first county library in Pine Bluff and served on the National Advisory Committee on Libraries under President Lyndon Johnson. Moore was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Parents, here is a sample COVID-19 schedule that many in the academic world are using during school closures. Hope this helps provide a little coordination to your days at home.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Pat Lile is co-founder of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and has received both state and federal recognition for the volunteer efforts in both Pine Bluff and Little Rock. Lile was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will join the City of Little Rock in food distribution on Monday, March 16. We will deliver food to the following locations between 11am - 11:30am. These are only PICK UP locations for food (not sit down and eat locations).
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Karen Flake is the president and CEO of Mount St. Mary Academy and, in 1996, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Flake was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is working with local government officials to coordinate a plan for student nutrition during the mandated school closure. We hope to have information regarding meal services later today. We will share online once a plan is set. Thank you. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
The Museum of Discovery Family Night scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th has been canceled...
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bettye Caldwell played an integral role in the development of Head Start and was named one of Ladies' Home Journal's 10 Women of the Year in 1978. Caldwell moved to Arkansas in the 1960s and inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Museum of Discovery: March 17th, 6:00pm-8:00pm...permission slips and notices were sent home Monday..Please return to school by Wednesday, March 11th...
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Don't forget to turn in your volunteer hours by Friday, March 13!
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
More pictures from the Gaming Truck..Congratulations Cato Kids for MAP Growth.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato students who showed Map Growth celebrated by playing on the Gaming Truck
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Read Across America: Book Tasting and Book Walk
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Read Across America Celebration: Book Tasting and Book Walk.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Read Across America Celebration: Book Tasting and Book Walk.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Congratulations Cato Cafeteria for Kitchen of the Month!!
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
K-2 letter for Read Across America.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
DID YOU KNOW: A leap year occurs every 4 years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365-¼ days.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sheryl Underwood is a comedian and television host of The Talk. She founded the African American Female Comedian Association. Underwood was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2007.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Don't forget Read Across America-Monday, March 2nd!! A note was sent home concerning this..Book Tasting for 3-5 at the Cato Retro Diner and a Book Walk for k-2!
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lencola Sullivan-Verseveldt was the first African American to win Miss Arkansas in 1980. She was fourth runner-up at Miss America that year. She is from Morrilton and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Charles Bussey Jr. was the first African American elected to the Little Rock City Board of Directors, deputy sheriff of Pulaski County, and mayor of Little Rock. Bussey was born in Stamps and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fran Bennett is an actress, best known for her role on hit shows such as Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Scandal. Bennett was born in Malvern and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," also called Shrove Tuesday. The name Fat Tuesday refers to the last day of eating richer foods before the leaner days of Lent begin when many Christians fast. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. James "Jimmy" McKissic was a world-renowned pianist who performed throughout the world, including more than two dozen events at Carnegie Hall in New York. McKissic was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Kids Heart Challenge 2020..Jump Rope for Heart! Cato raised $1,562.33. The top fundraisers (Jasper Cigainero, Hayden Bershears, Cali Cigainero, Kinley Hilliard, Bristol Green, and Joel Dennis) got to slime one of the teachers.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Kids Heart Challenge 2020..Jump Rope for Heart! Cato raised $1,562.33. The top fundraisers (Jasper Cigainero, Hayden Bershears, Cali Cigainero, Kinley Hilliard, Bristol Green, and Joel Dennis) got to slime one of the teachers.
9 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Joycelyn Elders served as the U.S. Surgeon General in President Clinton's Administration and as Director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Elders was born in Schaal, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Rodney Earl Slater was the first African American director of the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton. He grew up in Marianna and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1997.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lou Brock was an MLB player who changed the game by using the stolen base as an offensive weapon, and was the league's all-time stolen base leader until 1991. He was born in El Dorado and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Assoc. of Alternative Educators, Arkansas Department Of Education and Alternative Education Unit selected Tammy Bray for the “Judge Evans Award." Congratulations, Tammy! We're proud to have you with PCSSD!
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fatima Robinson is one of the most popular hip-hop and pop music choreographers in the world. Her work has been featured in music videos and movies. Robinson was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black hall of Fame in 2004.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Ozell Sutton was a leader in the civil rights movement and was present at Central High, the march at Selma, and with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was murdered. Sutton was born in Gould and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. George Howard Jr. was the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Arkansas and numerous other Arkansas judicial posts. Howard was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Edith Jones was the first African American to graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School. The Edith Irby Jones M.D. Health Care Center was named for her. She was born in Conway and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2002
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Debbye Turner Bell was crowned Miss America 1990. Bell grew up in Jonesboro and in 1998 was named a Distinguished Alumna of Arkansas State University. Bell was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Grover Evans was the first African American to swim on the U.S. Paralympic Team in Barcelona in 1992. He set five world records & won 69 national championships. Evans was born in Jonesboro & inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
More progress from our law enforcement. So thankful for their hard work!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Update from FBI-Little Rock. We continue to make great progress in the investigation.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lottie Lee Holt Shackelford became the first female mayor of Little Rock. In 1998, Shackelford founded the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. She was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first African American to appear in an opera at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City. McFerrin was born in Marianna and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sidney Moncrief played basketball for University of Arkansas and led them to the Final Four in '78. He was a first round draft pick and five time All-Star. Moncrief was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
10 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato elementary had a visit from a very large tooth, toothpaste and a dentist today! The Sherwood Rotary club sponsored the Healthy Smiles Program. Dr. Jeff Powell taught them how to brush and about good dental hygiene. Thanks for visiting!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
3rd Grade students at Cato went on a field trip to listen to the Arkansas Symphony
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Granville Coggs was an original Tuskegee Airman. He attended Harvard and became the first African American staff physician at San Francisco's Kaiser Hospital. Coggs was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
10 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
To commemorate Black History Month Mrs. Kohler's fifth grade students created a mural.
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Johnnie Harrison Taylor was a singer known as the "Philosopher of Soul." His single "Disco Lady" was the first single to ever be certified platinum. Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, AR and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Hubert "Geese" Ausbie was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and became known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball." Ausbie attended Philander Smith College and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Daisy Gatson Bates was a mentor to the Little Rock Nine during Central High's desegregation. In 1957 the AP chose her as Woman of the Year in Education. Bates grew up in Huttig, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
10 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Don't forget the Scholastic Book Fair will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, February 10th!!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Art Porter Sr. was best known as a jazz musician and performed for President Clinton's two gubernatorial inaugurations and a presidential inaugural reception. Porter is from Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday, February 10 for parent teacher conferences. We'll see you (students) back in the classroom on Tuesday, February 11!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to Officer Turner on receiving the humanitarian award for Sherwood. PCSSD is so thankful for your service to our SYLVAN HILLS feeder schools!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Andree Yvonne Layton Roaf was the first African American woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court when she was appointed by Governor Jim Guy Tucker. Roaf moved to Pine Bluff as an adult and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER! The Pulaski County Special School District science fair will be held *this* Friday, February 7 from 9am until 1 pm. Come visit us at UA-Little Rock and see all the projects from across our school district. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Samuel Massie Jr. was a chemist and worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. His research led to medications to treat malaria, meningitis and more. He was born in North Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1998.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Vice Admiral Edward Moore Jr. was the highest ranking African American in the Navy at the time of his retirement. Moore's family moved to Little Rock while he was in high school. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career as a part of National School Counseling Week.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is American Heart Month. Help raise awareness for heart disease by participating in "Wear Red Day" this Friday (Feb. 7). Together we are empowering women to beat heart disease and stroke, giving them more time to do amazing things.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. John Harold Johnson built Johnson Publishing Company, a publishing empire that launched Ebony and Jet magazines. He was born in Arkansas City and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Groundhog Day! Do you want 6 more weeks of winter?
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Maya Angelou is a renowned bestselling author, poet, actor and performer. She lived in Stamps, AR for ten years with her grandmothers. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Black History Month, every day in February we'll recognize a great leader in African American history. We'll highlight someone new each morning.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Though school board appreciation month is ending, we're always thankful for the work of our school board members. Your dedication and hard work for our students is evident every day! THANK YOU!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Eli Keller has two kids who both attend PCSSD schools. His fiancée, Mary, has 3 kids. When he's not chasing around the kids, Eli volunteers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy 100 days of school to our students and teachers! Cheers to an awesome school year so far! Schools across PCSSD are participating in fun, unique ways. We'll have pictures from all our schools over on our Facebook page.
10 months ago, PCSSD
Sylvan Hills Middle
Students at CATO ELEMENTARY received some positive advice from AVID students at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE. It's always encouraging for our youngsters to hear from older students about the importance of working hard and doing your best! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, Sylvan Hills Middle
Cato Elementary
Help Coach Turner and Cato Elementary raise $2500 for Jump Rope for Heart!! Your child should have brought home information concerning this on Friday!!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Congratulations to Officer Turner being presented the humanitarian award for Sherwood. Cato Elementary is so very proud that you are a part of our family!!!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Alicia Gillen, board secretary, has 3 children - Shayla Dixon 22, Nicole Gillen 13, Julia Gillen 12. She also has a dog named Maggie who is 15. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing, traveling and cooking.
10 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
The SHMS Avid teacher and students visited Cato..encouraging them to always do their BEST!!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Congratulations to these students who met the Marshmallow Winter Reading Challenge!!! We had over 75 students turn in their forms!!!
10 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Shelby Thoma and his wife, Leigh, have been married 25 years and 4 children: Simone-24, Nathan-23, Amelia- 20, and Novi-3. His favorite hobby is running and he also enjoys spending time with his youth group.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Brian Maune and his wife, Jennifer, have been married nearly 14 years. They have 5 kids and another due in May! Brian's hobbies include family travel and outdoors activities like hunting, fishing and camping.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tina Renee Ward has two daughters, Ti'Naya and Daraleisha, and two grandkids, Kobe and August. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, road trips and bargain shopping!
11 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Attendance is so IMPORTANT!!!
11 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
We need your help in encouraging your students to work on Lexia and Dreambox at home. Please read note sent home with your child concerning this today!
11 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Flu season is far from over. Don't forget to wash your hands regularly, keep your lunchbox and backpack clean and maintain overall healthy habits. Let's stay healthy and ready to learn this semester!
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Linda Remele has been married to her husband, Steve, for 22 years She has one son, Jonathan, and a stepson, Brent, as well as 2 grandchildren and 4 rescue cats. Dr. Remele loves to volunteer and travel outside the U.S. She also loves to read, particularly travel novels.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School choice is officially open for PCSSD. Applications will be accepted at Central Office (925 E. Dixon Road), Monday - Friday between 8:30 am - 4:00pm. Stop by to fill out your application before spots fill up!
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow (Monday, January 6)! We're closed for professional development. See you on Tuesday!
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We are wishing all of our PCSSD family and staff a wonderful winter break! Teachers will return Jan. 6 for Professional Development. Students return to school Jan. 7.
12 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Congratulations to these 4 students with perfect attendance. Their names were drawn for a cash prize, provided by a private donor.
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Thanks to someone who was impressed with our letter grade with 80% free and reduced. They donated a classroom of books to Cato! Their excited little faces were priceless!
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Words cannot express our gratitude to those who made donations to clear lunch debt at some of our schools. So far, we've received more than $10,000 in donations for schools across PCSSD.
12 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Thank you Sylvan Hills Middle School Band for bringing Holiday Cheer to Cato Elementary
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Hope you are creating some awesome ornaments for our storybook trees! I was unable to purchase the ornaments this year because of budget cuts, but I have some left over from last year, if you need one I will give them out on a first come first serve basis. Just send a note to school.
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
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
12 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Decorate an ornament to be one of your favorite book characters...Notices went home yesterday concerning this. Hope we will have some great participation!!! Ornaments are due on December 17th.
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary PTA Santa Shop Date: December 10th-13th: During School Hours Make plans to attend the PTA Meeting (Chili Cook-Off) on December 12th @ 5:45pm and visit the Santa Shop after the meeting.
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
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
12 months ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
In Art class, Grades 1-5 participated in the Paper Chain Challenge. This is a collaborative project that has the students being Engineers by using Math and Art skills.
12 months ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed this week for Fall Break! Enjoy the week off. District office will be closed Thursday and Friday. See you all back in the classroom next week!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several PCSSD teacher librarians attended the American Association of School Librarians Conference in Louisville, KY. They learned how to create diverse collections, build collaborative partnerships and develop innovative teaching practices.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
2nd and 3rd grade are practicing their music and reading knowledge this week by enjoying Thanksgiving rhythm centers and Songtales.
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and the National Education Association today promotes parental involvement, including reading to children, checking homework, asking about their school day and developing a relationship with teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: schools will be closed next week (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29) for Fall Break. Central office will be only be closed Thursday (Nov. 28) and Friday (Nov. 29).
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and today we kick off the week to honor our education community members who are each critical in building great public schools in Pulaski County! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. The National Safety Council and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourage teen drivers to put down their cell phones, slow down and wear a seatbelt.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Don't Forget the Scholastic Book Fair is open, 7:30am -3:30PM, until Thursday, November 21st! Thank you to all who have purchased!
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
A great BIG THANK YOU to "Dad's Who Give A Hoot" for hanging our PBIS signs..
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
In Music at Cato, 2nd grade students have been learning about sound and creating their own songs using different sound sources.
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Thank you, veterans, for your service.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Students at Cato did an awesome job at creating their Drug Free posters...pictured here are a few of the winners!
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
More Winners of the "Drug Free Posters"
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Check out the Sylvan Hills feeder Teacher Librarians' favorite books. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Rebranding of the Library Learning Center..the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate was Mrs. Sanabria(5th grade teacher)
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Did you know more than 200,000 playground-related injuries happen each year in the US? Keep a close eye on children to ensure they are using equipment properly and it is age appropriate.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PreK Teachers from across the district went to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association Conference last week. The learning never ends!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
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
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Don't forget Fall Festival is 5:30-8:00pm..We are beginning earlier because of the performances of 1st and 3rd grades.
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
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!
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
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
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The school bus ride is an extension of the school day and PCSSD schools is committed to providing a safe transportation experience for all students across the district.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
**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/
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every PCSSD staff member is encouraged to wear red on Tuesday, October 15 in honor of World Dyslexia Day.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Kindergarten students at Cato are learning how to notate rhythm and beats using popsicle sticks.
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
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
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato counselor, Tammy Helmick, received a $1,480.00 grant for Red Ribbon Week from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Cato Elementary was 1 of 4 schools in Pulaski County to receive the grant.
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
Cato Elementary
5th Grade Rhythm Centers. Preparation for playing recorder. Centers are Rhythm Jenga, Busted, Rhythm Spoons, and Pizza Rhythm Decode
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
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
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Second Grade Music Classes create and write their own rhythm
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
We’re thrilled to announce Pulaski County Special School District‘s new app! It’s everything PCSSD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2IcfiP3 or iPhone: https://apple.co/30qo7uT.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We celebrate Fri-Yay every 2 weeks for the kids with enough DoJo points. Will YOU have enough to celebrate this week?
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Health Room is in need of small size girls panties and boys briefs. Please try to donate if possible. Thanks in advance!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget! The Cato Elementary Fundraiser begins this week! Check out the great deals and let's raise some money for our school!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Cato Elementary
Cato Character Kids for the Week of September 16th
about 1 year ago, Cato Elementary
PCSSD
Cato Elementary wants to extend a great BIG thank you to Red River Dodge for donating $575.00, so the school could purchase AVID shirts for our 4th and 5th grader students.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Shyrel Lee
I hope your day is going well!
about 1 year ago, Shyrel Lee
Shyrel Lee
I hope all is having a great morning!
about 1 year ago, Shyrel Lee