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Grab & Go Library
Grab & Go Library
Did you hear? Mo is taking the summer off, but our Castleberry ISD Librarians are excited to announce our Grab & Go Library. We will have FREE Grab & Go Book Bags with an Activity Pack. Each week in June there will be a new theme. The Mo Bus will be rolling again soon!
Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm 
Stop by! Pick up a FREE Grab & Go Bag of Books & Activity Pack during meal pick up at these locations:

June 3rd    - Castleberry Elementary 
June 10th - Joy James Elementary
June 17th - Castleberry High School
June 24th - Castleberry Elementary  
We hope that you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Keep Reading!  
Technology Device Collection
Technology Device Collection
Return devices to your child's campus between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the scheduled day for their grade. Pre-K through 1st Grade: Wednesday, May 20 2nd and 3rd Grade: Thursday, May 21 4th and 5th Grade: Friday, May 22 
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portrait of Mr. Harrell
AVC Teacher of the Year
There are many highly gifted and talented teachers at A.V. Cato, but one stands out among the rest. Congratulations to Mr. Marshall Harrell. He was nominated as Teacher of the Year by his fellow peers.  
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OPEN National Field Day
Yes!! You read that right!! A V Cato is going to be participating in the OPEN National Field Day on May 8th!! So far over 16,000 schools are registered and the number keeps growing!! I am so excited that we have this opportunity for our A V Cato students, their families, and even our staff if they would like to participate!! Participation in this event is completely optional!! I just wanted to provide this opportunity to everyone, because as you know, Field Day is an event that so many look forward to every year!!  
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Remote Learning at CISD
Dear Parents and Guardians, While the closing of brick and mortar schools may have the district working in uncharted territory, we feel that several major initiatives such as our Digital Equity 4 All and the One-to-One Student to Computer Initiative ensures the district will be able to continue educating our students while they are in a safe place at home with their families. For a quick video of the district’s initiatives, watch the coverage from NBC Channel 5 where they highlighted Castleberry ISD and the ability to offer remote learning to all students.  
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Tarrant Area Food Pantry
Families in need may be able to receive aid through the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Please check the TAFB Mobile Pantry Schedule to see which locations are currently in operation. The TAFB Find Food page is a great website for locating places to pick up food items. 
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Round Up
Pre-K and Kinder Round Up
Castleberry ISD will again offer a full day Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for the 2020-2021 school year for eligible students. CISD online pre-registration and qualification for full day Pre-Kindergarten and registration for Kindergarten begins Tuesday, April 14th. 
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Yearbook 2020
A.V. Cato Elementary Parents and Teachers- Preserve the Memories of 2020. Buy a Yearbook and See All The Fun Photos From All Year Long.  
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Fort Worth Zoo Visits A.V. Cato
When you can't take your crew to the zoo, you bring the Fort Worth Zoo to you! Thanks to an anonymous donor, the students at A.V. Cato experienced a special treat on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  
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Operation Comfort Animal
What can I do to make a positive impact in my community? The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindertgarten students at AV Cato Elementary have been learning about what things they can do to have a positive impact in their community.  
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AVC Brings Home a Winner
The Castleberry Independent School District's first annual Bilingual Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 29. Each elementary school had six contestants in grades three through five attend the district competition.  
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Spanish Spelling Bee Winners
Spanish Spelling Bee at A.V. Cato Elementary
For the first time ever, A.V. Cato Elementary held a Spanish Spelling Bee on January 24, 2020. 
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Ms. Mary Lou Martinez
A.V. Cato Honors School Board Member
On Friday, January 10, 2020 students anxiously awaited Ms. Mary Lou Martinez to arrive at A.V. Cato. The students and staff of A.V. Cato gave Ms. Martinez the greatest welcoming one can receive at our school, which is the Parade of Hands. 
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Champion Speller
A.V. Cato's Annual Spelling Bee brings forth the cream of the crop in grades three through five.  
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Yearbook Cover Art Contest Winner
AV Cato is proud to announce that this year the Yearbook Committee collaborated with the art classrooms in the 4th and 5th grades to design the cover for the 2019-2020 yearbook. The students brainstormed different ideas that represented our theme, "Only One You!" 
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Big Kahuna
A.V. Cato Big Kahuna Fundraiser delivery date is Thursday, December 12, 2020. 
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Lion Leaders
Lion Leaders in Action!
Fifth grade students at AVC had the opportunity to become a Lion Leader this fall.  
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Students in Ms Tuckers Class
World Kindness Day at AV Cato
Castleberry ISD partnered with local community churches and business to help spread kindness throughout our community on November 13, 2019.  
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Dive Into Reading
A.V. Cato's annual literacy night, "Dive Into Reading", was held on October 24, 2019. Students enjoyed reading with high school students on the "Reading Island". 
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Mr. Harrell and Students
Dr. Seussical the Musical
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive, who is Youer than You! Dr. Seuss 
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Student Picture Clip Art
GlamourCraft Picture Day
Picture Day is October 24th . GlamourCraft Photography has made it easier to order your students pictures. You may order online. 
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Oh Whata Night
Oh Whata Night
Spirit Night at Whataburger! Join us on October 24th, 4PM -8PM at the Whataburger at 2236 Jacksboro Hwy.  
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Family attends first Watch D.O.G.S. meeting
Watch D.O.G.S. at AVC
A.V. Cato's annual Watch D.O.G.S. kick off was a success! On October 1st we had over 35 father figures who attended our presentation.  
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Student Receives Dental Check Up
Colgate Dental Van at A.V. Cato
On September 25th and 26th the Colgate Mobil Dental Van visited students at A.V. Cato Elementary.The dental van is equipped to screen for common oral health conditions. Colgates Bright Smiles and bright Futures screens two children at a time.  
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Safety Smarty Rally Participants
Safety Smart Rally
On August 29, 2019, A.V. Cato students participated in a Smart Safety Rally provided by 92.1 Hank FM and Tarrant County 911. 
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Digital Equity 4 All
Digital Equity 4 All
Learning with 1:1 Digital Devices 
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a student  in a virtual news studio
AVC Learning Walk Video 18-19
Breaking news from A.V. Cato- Watchdog Dads, Tiki the therapy dog, and P.R.I.D.E. room rewards! Follow CISD & AVC on social for more exciting A.V. Cato news, and don't forget to subscribe. 
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AVC Student Council around a pretend campfire
Camp Cato Literacy Night
A few nights ago when the weather was foggy and drizzly, over 200 parents and students braved the cold weather and gathered in our gymnasium and cafeteria for Camp Cato, Literacy Night. 
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AVC Principal with Pet Partners and Tiki the Bischon
Pet Partners at A.V. Cato
A.V. Cato is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Pet Partners. Ms. Strambler, Principal of A.V. Cato along with Ms. Aguirre, Reading Interventionist met with Ms. Gradel and "Tiki" for an in depth look on how AVC students could benefit from Pet Partners.  
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The staff and students of the AVC News Crew
Lions News Crew
A.V. Cato is excited to present our one and only Lions News Crew!The Lions News Crew shares daily school news and events to staff and students during live morning announcements.  
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Portrait photo of Superintendent Ramos
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. 
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Emergency Closing Information
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