AVC News

Yearbook Order Center
We are accepting all Pre Orders via our Yearbook Order Center. Please use your cell phone or computer to order your 2020-2021 Yearbook! 
Career Dress Up Day
Come to school dressed up as what you want to be when you grow up! Get creative and go all out. Please follow the district dress code.  
GlamourCraft Spring Pictures
We are very happy to announce that GlamourCraft Photography will once again be taking our students pictures. Glamourcraft has a contactless method for picture taking and delivering of picture packets as well. Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 
Spirit Day at Chipotle
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support AV Cato PTO. Drive Thru to Chipotle at 6706 Westworth Blvd. Ste 101 in Fort Worth on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 
Tiki
Welcome Back "Tiki"
It is with great joy that we welcome back "Tiki" our Pet Partner! Tiki is a maltipoo who is nearly three years old.  
In Person or Remote Learning?
Your child's method of instruction for the 4th Six Weeks will remain the same unless you contact your child's campus by Thursday, January 7th, or campus administration has revoked remote learning for your child due to failing grades, unexcused absences, or non- participation in remote learning.  
All In Person Students Learn Remotely Leading Up To Thanksgiving Break
Due to increased cases of COVID-19 within our district and community, the number of students and staff currently quarantined, and the shortage of substitutes, CISD has decided out of abundance of caution that all in-person students be required to switch to remote learning for the remainder of this week starting on Thursday, November 19, 2020. 
Yearbook Cover Art Contest Winner
This years Art Contest winner for the yearbook cover is Andrealouise Esparza. Andrealouise's teacher, Ms. Lee reports that she is a super sweet student, a joy to have in class and is academically focused. 
2020-2021 Calendar Update
In accordance with the latest TEA guidelines Castleberry ISD will be offering both in-person and remote instruction for the Intersessional Learning weeks of November 16 through November 20, January 4 through January 14, and March 8 through March 12.  
Grab 'N Read Bags
Stop by the school on Friday, October 30th from 1:00pm-2:00pm to pick up a bag for students that are remote learning.  
Picture Day is Nov. 5th
We are very happy to announce that GlamourCraft Photography will once again be taking our students pictures. This year Glamourcraft has a contactless method for picture taking and delivering of picture packets as well.  
Fireman Deliver Official Gear To Students
One class in each of the lower grade levels participated in the Fire Safety Art Contest for our River Oaks Fire Department. Students drew pictures depicting the students being rescued by fireman. We learned that 911 is our number to call when we need a firefighter! 
October 26th - October 30th
Red Ribbon Week
What is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon. 
Attendance Newsletter October 2020
A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. At AV Cato we monitor contact, connectivity, relationships and participation in remote learning activities. We continue to stay positive and extend a BIG Thank you to all our parents , teachers and students working together.  
Big Kahuna Fundraiser
Big Kahuna Fundraiser
It's time for our Big Kahuna Fundraiser. This year our Big Kahuna Fundraiser Virtual Kickoff will be on October 6, 2020. Fundraiser sales will begin October 7, 2020. 
Attendance Newsletter September 2020
We are so thankful for a strong start to the school year even though it has been under unusual circumstances. Our strong start is truly dependent on student attendance. Below you will find our first Attendance Newsletter of the school year.  
AVC Reentry Guidebook
We as a school are always striving to give your children a safe, welcoming, and uplifting environment where they can receive the best education possible. 
Castleberry ISD Meal Distribution
Meal Pick Up Guidelines Meal pick up will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Joy James, Castleberry Elementary and Castleberry High School. ○ On Tuesdays, you will receive breakfast and lunch for Wednesday – Thursday. ○ On Thursdays, you will receive meals for Friday – Tuesday. ● The first meal pick up will be on Tuesday, August 11 th from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. On August 11 th , you will receive breakfast and lunch for August 12 – 13. 
From The Principal
From The Principal
Welcome to the start of another amazing year at A.V. Cato Elementary! If you are new to our campus, we are so excited for you to join our learning community. Communication is vital to our success. In order to ensure we are able to contact you, please make sure your phone numbers and email are current in Skyward. If you have a Facebook account, please follow our page. 
In Person or Remote Instruction Commitment Survey
Castleberry ISD will be offering remote learning for its students beginning Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. TEA guidelines outline that parents make a commitment to either in-person or remote learning ten days prior to the first day of school. CISD is requiring your final commitment, so we may plan for a smooth reentry into both in-person and remote learning environments once CISD is able to provide both models. 
Meet the Teacher and Device Pick Up
Meet the Teacher and Device Pick Up
A.V. Cato Elementary - Meet the Teacher and Device Pick Up is August 8th.  
Online Registration Open Now
New Pre-K Student? Just moved to Castleberry? Returning to Castleberry? All your questions answered here. 
2020-2021 School Year Update
For many weeks now, CISD has strategically considered various options on how we would begin the school year in an ever-changing environment of our county, state, and nation as it relates to the spread of COVID-19.  
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. 
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 
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.  
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!!  
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.  
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. 
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. 
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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. 
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. 
Champion Speller
A.V. Cato's Annual Spelling Bee brings forth the cream of the crop in grades three through five.  
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!" 
Big Kahuna
A.V. Cato Big Kahuna Fundraiser delivery date is Thursday, December 12, 2020. 
Lion Leaders
Lion Leaders in Action!
Fifth grade students at AVC had the opportunity to become a Lion Leader this fall.  
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.  
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". 
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 
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. 
Oh Whata Night
Oh Whata Night
Spirit Night at Whataburger! Join us on October 24th, 4PM -8PM at the Whataburger at 2236 Jacksboro Hwy.  
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.  
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.  
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. 
Digital Equity 4 All
Digital Equity 4 All
Learning with 1:1 Digital Devices 
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. 
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. 
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.  
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.  
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.