2020-2021 News Articles

Technology Device Collection
All students are required to return school issued Chromebook/iPad, bag, charger, and internet router/hotspot on the designated day.  
AVC Upcoming Events
AV Cato has many upcoming events. Field Day will take place on May 20th and our individual classroom award days will follow in the coming days. Our awards day will look different this year as they will all be virtual. Your student's teacher will send you a link so that you may participate virtually.  
Pre-K & Kinder Pre-Registration
Did you know that the registration process for Castleberry ISD Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for next year starts in the Spring? Beginning April 1, 2021, parents may pre-register both Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are new to CISD for the 2021-2022 school year.  
Virtual Open House
Virtual Open House for all CISD campuses. Parents will be able to link in to your students classroom teacher by using the Canvas link. We encourage you to pop on in and visit with the classroom teacher. 
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Portraits
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Picture Day is Thursday, April 1, 2021. No money will be due on picture day. All Kinder students will be photographed on picture day. 
New Remote Learning Days for CISD Students
The 2020-2021 school year has brought many challenges, including teachers having to teach both in-person and online simultaneously. Considering these challenges, it is essential for teachers to have time to collaboratively plan for the best educational opportunities for their students. 
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. 
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.