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  A.V. Cato Elementary services students grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
 
     
  In order to maximize instructional time and maintain an orderly, and safe dismissal process, no student may be checked out of the office after 2:45 p.m., unless it is an emergency. We understand situations arise; therefore, please call the front office should you have the need to check your child/children out after 2:45 pm, so that we can have ample notice to prepare.  

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Backpack Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Recently, you should have received a message regarding the 2018-2019 school year changes as it relates to school backpacks in order to enhance safety and security at Castleberry ISD. We truly appreciate the messages sent to us in support of the changes, and we look forward in fostering our partnership with parents and guardians as we strive to improve each year on our safety and security measures within each campus. We would like to provide you with more details as you purchase a new backpack for the upcoming school year.

Pre-K to 12th grade students must have clear or mesh backpacks. We recommend you purchase the backpack made of PVC. We also recommend that you purchase a backpack with straps and a handle sown on the back of backpack. Below are some examples of acceptable backpacks.

Two backpacks a mesh backpack on the left and a clear plastic backpack on the right.

Castleberry ISD's first priority is student safety. We recognize that the recent announcement regarding transparent backpacks may have come unexpectedly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are acting in the best interest of our students based off of recent developments in our government, specifically, announcements made by Governor Greg Abbott and the proposed School Safety Plan.

We are committed to making these necessary changes as hassle free for our families as possible. In that spirit, elementary students will be able to purchase backpacks meeting these requirements along with school supplies for only $15 during on-site registration. Middle and High School families will be able to purchase mesh backpacks meeting these requirements from their campus for $8 during on-site registration as well. If you do not wish to purchase a backpack from the school, but are having trouble finding one we recommend using amazon.com.

We also realize that many of you may have questions or concerns regarding the new backpack rules. We have published a New Backpack Rules page on our website including a FAQ section to answer many of the common questions we have received. You can find more information regarding the upcoming school year, such as school supplies, as well as any updates at our Back to School page. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Go Lions!

John Ramos
Superintendent of Schools
Castleberry ISD

 
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A.V. Cato Virtual Learning Walk 2018
At A.V. Cato Elementary we are one! In this video, See how A.V.C. is using P.B.I.S. to fundamentally change the campus culture and inspire greatness in their students. Click Read More... to watch! 
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Gadget Girls A4LE Grant Video
Castleberry ISD submitted a video to A4LE for a grant proposal to expand the Gadget Girls program and other after school activities throughout Castleberry ISD. Click Read More... to watch. 
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A.V. Cato Virtual Walk
A.V. Cato had the opportunity to showcase their campus at the February Board of Education meeting. Check it out! 
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A.V. Cato Campus Improvement Plan
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Students at Play
Family Science Night
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UIL Students
UIL Students Compete at Marine Creek Elementary
UIL Students  
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Cowboy Round Up
PreK and Kindergarten Round Up
PreK and Kindergarten Round Up Parent Information meeting and Registration 
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Castleberry Cares Fair
Health and Community Resource Fair  
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AV Cato Recognizes Kenneth Romo
(River Oaks, TX)—January is School Board Recognition Month and Castleberry ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren. 
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Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee participants with the Spelling Bee Coordinator and Librarian  
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Hour of Code
Hour of Code
Now a monthly event at A.V. Cato, Late Night @ the Library was held on December 5, 2016.  
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Attendance Matters Every School Day Counts
Breakfast in the classroom begins at 7:30AM-7:50AM 
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The Cliburn at AVC
The Cliburn Visits Students at A.V. Cato
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, students in grades second through fourth received a lesson in music from The Cliburn. 
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Student Council Officers
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, parents and staffed watched as our Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students campaigned to hold an office in Student Council. 
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Story Book Parade
On Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:30AM, students from A.V. Cato Elementary School participated in the Story Book Parade. 
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Falling In Love With Books
Family Literacy Night was filled with many exciting grade level activities that were enjoyed by parents and students alike. 
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Grandparents Day
On Monday, September 12, 2016, A.V. Cato celebrated Grandparents Day. 
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Power Up at AVC
Students' imaginations were illuminated as A.V. Cato hosted its first Power Up at AVC Library event. 
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Meet the Teacher
We invite you to join us on Saturday, August 20, 2016 as we open our doors to our families and students. 
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Information                                                                 

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Free GED Prep Classes
In partnership with Tarrant County College, Castleberry ISD is offering free GED classes in English and Spanish to our community. 
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Sign up for important dates from our Principal, Mr. C. Rodriguez. Get information for A.V. Cato Elementary School right on your phone- not on handouts. 
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Receive Important Texts & Emails from Castleberry Schools
Castleberry ISD provides a service that enhances communications to our families by allowing the district to send important information via text messaging.  
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Give a Tip to Crime Stoppers
If you are interested in helping your school, the district, and local Crime Stoppers enforcement keep your school and the surrounding community safe, there is a way you can take personal responsibility. 
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Emergency Closing Information
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 School Building.png School Hours
Kindergarten - 5th Grade     8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pre Kindergarten Hours
Morning Pre-K                    8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Pre-K                  11:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Early Dismissal Schedule
Kindergarten-5th Grade: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Morning Pre-K: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Afternoon Pre-k: 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Breakfast Program Hours
Served to all students Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m.
Click on the links below for school supply lists, lunch prices, and district dress code information:​ 
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School Supply List  Student Handbook &
Code of Conduct


 
Charles Rodriguez
 
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Phone:
817-252-2400

Email:
rodriguezc@cisd.net

Twitter:
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