CATO CONNECTION Academic Excellence in a Positive Learning Environment VOLUME 8 MARCH 2015 State Testing is Almost Here!! The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be administered after Spring Break this year. As we near the testing window I would highly encourage you to explore the resources on our school’s website as well as the multiple resources available online to help prepare your child for SBAC testing. In order for our students to be successful please make sure they are attending school every day. In addition, our students should be reading every night for twenty minutes. We participate in the Accelerated Reader Program and offer some great rewards to those students that are reading regularly and taking quizzes before school, during lunch, and after school in the library. Also, we expect our students to demonstrate all five of our expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn, Be Cooperative, Be Respectful. Students demonstrating these expectations will continue to be rewarded through our Cavalier of Character Positive Referrals and award assemblies. I would also like to thank our parents for ensuring that our students arrive on time each and every day. When students are late it causes disruption for all students in class. Our Cavaliers have done a great job of arriving to school on time!! We continue to offer our students a well-rounded experience as our students are preparing for History Day, Science Fair, Math Counts, Math Bowl, Academic Pentathlon, sports, Math Field Day, and we will soon be adding a Robotics Club!! We are a school that is on the move and ready to set the standard for middle schools!!! Go Cavaliers!!! Mr. Havens, Principal May your day be touched with a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed with smiles by the people you love. - An Irish blessing Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Meet Ms. Jackie Frias I grew up in Bakersfield with an older brother and younger sister but I was originally born in Houston, Texas. I have gone to 9 different schools which include McKee, Sandrini, Pauly, VanHorn, Bessie Owens, Fruitvale, Centennial, Bakersfield College and ending at CSUB with a B.S. in Psychology. I plan on going back for my M.S. in Counseling Psychology to become a LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor). I have always enjoyed working with children with my first experience beginning in a pedagogy class in high school as a kindergarten teacher’s assistant. I followed this with being a swim instructor as I was going through college. I then landed a job as an Applied Behavioral Analyst for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Following this, I was as a Support Counselor for at risk youth. Now, as a Cato Cavalier I plan to use the skills I have acquired and continue to grow with the positive school culture! Graduation Upcoming Events GRAD GOWNS Gowns will be sold THROUGH MARCH 20TH!! $20.00 per gown. Cash or Check will be accepted. Checks can be made payable to Cato Booster Club. Gowns may be purchases with Mrs. Selvey in the Student Lobby. MAGIC MOUNTAIN TICKETS May 29th! Tickets may be purchased with Miss Allyson in the Student Lobby! $70.00 per ticket. First come, First Serve! Cavalier Character Awards Night Late Start & Professional Dress Day March 19, 2015 MARCH 5 @ 5:30 P.M. Monthly Focus Be Ready to Learn Office Info 4115 Vineland Road Bakersfield, CA 93306 Office Number: 661. 631-5245 Fax Number: 661. 366-6008 If your student is absent: Visit Our Website www.bcsd.com/cato Please call the main office number and listen for the “attendance line” prompt. Once you have been directed to that line, please leave the following: 1. Student’s Name 2. Advisor 3. Date of Absence 4. Reason for Absence 5. Your name Perfect Attendance is a Slam Dunk! Students who have had Perfect Attendance the entire year were treated with a morning with Channel 29 and Wun “The Shot” Versher!
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