• Cele Update: Jan. 27

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/27/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    First, a shout out to our First Lego League teams, who represented Cele so well yesterday at the Robotics Tournament. Congratulations to Ms. Kamper and the Colt FLL team “Just Ducks” for winning the Teamwork Award and receiving and invitation to the Championship. Well done!

    Parents, you may hear your child talking about some of the assessments we are conducting during this time of year. While most days are spent engaging our kids in learning exercises and investigations, we do take time in the middle of the year to do some in-depth assessment as to how well your child is learning the curriculum. Teachers and the instructional leadership team use that data to set our course of learning for the remainder of the school year.

    In actuality, we are always keeping a close eye on how students are achieving or struggling, but these comprehensive mid-year assessments provide us with very helpful information. Students have a number of different responses to “testing,” and the one we try to foster is that it is an opportunity to show what you already know and what we need to work on next. We tell the students that the harder they work on the assessment, the better we can serve them in the coming months. I encourage you to share this message with your child and inquire of him or her what it is that they already have mastered, and what they will be working on next. Each day is an onward and upward journey here at Cele! 

    Read on for details of the week ahead,

    Ben

    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    5th Grade Parent Night THIS Monday

    PfISD 5th grade parents of future 6th graders, to prepare for your child’s transition from elementary to middle school next year, we will be hosting a parent information night and course fair on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Our Colt Jazz Band will open the evening, and principals and counselors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. You also can get information on courses offered and extracurricular activities. You may have seen earlier information about 5th grade parent nights with a different. The district has moved Parent Night to Jan. 27 in order to avoid a conflict with the PfISD Elementary Pfine Arts Showcase.

    Basketball Schedule

    Cele boys and girls will take on Park Crest Middle School this week. The 8th grade girls and boys are scheduled to play at Home, here at Cele. The 7th grade boys and girls are scheduled to travel to PCMS. All games, both home and away, begin at 5:30 pm. Athletics schedules can be found here.

    Community Input Meeting this Wednesday

    This Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Cele will host a community input meeting regarding proposed adjustments to relieve enrollment numbers at both Cele Middle and Mott Elementary. Representatives will be on hand to present proposed solutions, answer questions, and solicit feedback. Parent and community attendance is strongly encouraged to guide the committee in making the best decisions possible.

    PTO Meeting this Thursday

    The monthly PTO meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6-7 p.m. in the Cele Library. All parents of Cele students are invited and welcome to attend.

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday? Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address.

    Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m., and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele.

    When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we are trying a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around.

    If you have the means and are moved to support us in bringing the best to our Cele students, simply DONATE HERE and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible. Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele. 

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion 

    Cele Middle School

     

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  • Cele Update: Jan. 20

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    Today, we mark the life of a tremendous individual, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Having been principal at an elementary school for a while I know with confidence that our Colts know quite a bit already about Dr. King’s life and impact. Recently, MLK Day also has become a time when individuals and groups of people take a moment to give to their communities. As principal of Cele Middle School, I am very confident that our Colts are well on their way to becoming extraordinary citizens. They are passionate about giving back, improving our world, and developing their character. Today I find myself reflecting how Dr. King’s dream is realized in small but significant ways each day at our school.

    Looking forward to meeting our newest Colts this Wednesday when our 5th grade students visit Cele! Parents of 5th grade future-Colts, please save the date for Jan. 27. Read on for more details of the week ahead. 

    Ben
    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    5th Grade Parent Night

    PfISD 5th grade parents, to prepare for your child’s transition from elementary to middle school next year, we will be hosting a parent information night and course fair on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Our Colt Jazz Band will open the evening, and principals and counselors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. You also can get information on courses offered and extracurricular activities. You may have seen earlier information about 5th grade parent nights with a different. The district has moved Parent Night to Jan. 27 in order to avoid a conflict with the PfISD Elementary Pfine Arts Showcase. 

    Choir Performs at Austin Spurs Game

    Congratulations to our Colt Choir, who will be performing at the Cedar Park Center Tuesday, January 23, to kick off the Austin Spurs basketball game! Tickets are available, and we hope you will swing by to support our Colts and take in a game.

    Basketball Schedule

    Cele boys and girls will take on Dessau Middle School this week. The 7th grade girls and boys are scheduled to play at Home, here at Cele. The 8th grade boys and girls are scheduled to travel to DMS. All games, both home and away, begin at 5:30 pm. Athletics schedules can be found here.

    First Lego League

    Our Lego Robotics teams are set to compete this Saturday at Lockhart Junior High. It has been inspiring to see our students prepare, plan, test, and problem-solve in anticipation of this cool event. Best of luck, and have fun, Colts! 

    School Report Card

    The school report card is a subset of the more comprehensive report released each August for the previous school year. The school report card can be found here. Additionally, the Federal Report Card can be found here

    8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations

    Parents of 8th grade students, you will want to mark your calendars for some end-of-year events on the calendar to celebrate our Colts as the finish their middle school years and prepare for high school (I know – too soon!). The 8th grade field trip will be Thursday, May 21, during the school day. The 8th grade formal dance will be Friday, May 22, in the evening. More details to come. Please note, we are foregoing an 8th grade “graduation” event this year out of concern for the number of potential attendees. We have grown quite a bit since last year, and we anticipate this historically well-attended event would prove more frustrating than fun for guests.

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5:00pm, and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele. When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we are trying a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in bringing the best to our Cele students, simply DONATE HERE and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible. Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

     

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  • Cele Update: Jan. 12

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/13/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families, 

    We had a great first week back and welcomed many new Colts to Cele to start 2020. I am tremendously proud of our kids and how friendly and kind they are whenever they meet a new student. On multiple occasions, I saw veteran Colts should-to-shoulder with new students looking at a schedule and pointing or walking someone to their next class. If you are a new parent to the Cele Community and are receiving this update for the first time – welcome! You are part of a very special place, and your child will be learning from talented teachers alongside some remarkable kids. 

    If you have a child in basketball, please make note of the message below. There is a possibility that we will adjust the game schedule this week to accommodate our 8th graders attending the Weiss Course Fair. Stay tuned, and we will communicate any changes as soon as possible.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead.

    Ben

    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    Choice Sheets and Weiss HS Visit 

    Believe it or not, already it is time to start completing choice sheets for next school year’s classes. Students will receive choice sheets and instructions on how to complete them this week.

    This Wednesday, Jan. 15, our eighth-grade students will visit Weiss High School to tour the building and learn more about course offerings; then, eighth-grade students will meet with counselors during social studies Jan. 16 and 17 to begin planning for high school. Parents, please engage your child in conversation about the courses he or she wishes to take. While requesting a specific course does not guarantee that we can make it fit your child’s schedule, we do make every effort to create enough sections of each course next year based on student requests.

    Weiss Course Fair, Jan. 15

    Weiss High School will host a course fair for parents of current 8th grade students on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about which courses are available, encouraged, and required for high school. Our counselors will visit with all 8th grade students to guide them with high school planning, but parents, please make every effort to attend this important event to assist your 8th grade student with course selection. 

    Basketball Schedule *Subject to Change*

    Cele boys and girls will take on Westview Middle School this week. Due to the conflict with the High School course fair this Wednesday, the PfISD Athletics Department is considering an alternative game schedule this week. Our coaches will communicate any changes as soon as possible. As it stands, the seventh-grade girls and boys are scheduled to play at Westview, and the eighth-grade boys and girls are scheduled to be home. All games, both home and away, begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here.

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m., and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required. 

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele. When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we are trying a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in bringing the best to our Cele students, simply DONATE HERE and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax-deductible. Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion
    Cele Middle School

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  • Cele Update: Jan. 6

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/6/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families, 

    Happy New Year! Today our teachers were hard at work putting the finishing touches on lessons for the coming weeks. First and foremost though, our school values literacy as the foundation of life-long learning. Strong reading habits for our students now has a dramatic impact on their future success and fulfillment in adulthood.

    One of the many ways we foster reading is through a “Read It Forward” campaign with a different novel each year. The idea is for students to read the book when they complete work or during SSR or Colts Caught Reading, then pass it on so a classmate can read it. It is so popular, that nearly 200 copies of the book are on hold in our library. I am very grateful that one of our Cele families, the Abels, has generously donated copies of this year’s title, "New Kid," to provide more access and champion the cause – thank you!

    Parents, it can be harder to stay engaged with your child’s school life as they grow older. Reading the same book as your child is one way to bond, discuss relevant topics, and share a love of reading. Consider picking up a copy of New Kid and joining our Read It Forward campaign.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead

    Ben

    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

    Musical Auditions

    Our theatre program is holding auditions this Thursday after school for the spring musical. If you were able to see this year’s One Act Play performance, you understand that theatre at Cele is on another level. Our teachers and students work tremendously hard to produce amazing results, and this season’s musical is sure to be incredible. Students who are interested in auditioning should speak with Ms. Kewley or Mr. Beseda for details about the commitment and expectations before Thursday.

    Basketball

    Cele boys and girls will take on Pflugerville Middle School this week. The seventh-grade girls will play at home Wednesday, and the eighth-grade boys will play at home Thursday. All games, both home and away, begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here. We could use some parent volunteers to help the PTO keep our concession stand open during the games. If you would be interested in taking a shift, please send a quick message to a Cele PTO Board Member.

    Choice Sheets and Weiss HS Visit

    Believe it or not, already it is time to start completing choice sheets for next school year’s classes. Students will receive choice sheets and instructions on how to complete them the week of Jan. 13.

    Eighth-grade students will visit Weiss High School to tour the building and learn more about course offerings; then, eighth-grade students will meet with counselors during social studies Jan. 16 and 17 to begin planning for high school. Parents, please engage your child in conversation about the courses he or she wishes to take. While requesting a specific course does not guarantee that we can make if fit your child’s schedule, we do make every effort to create enough sections of each course next year based on student requests. 

    Weiss Course Fair, Jan. 15

    Weiss High School will host a course fair for parents of current eighth-grade students on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about which courses are available, encouraged, and required for high school. Our counselors will visit with all eighth-grade students to guide them with high school planning, but parents, please make every effort to attend this important event to assist your eighth-grade student with course selection.

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday? 

    Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m., and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs.

    Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele. When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school.

    Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we are trying a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in bringing the best to our Cele students, simply DONATE HERE and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible.

    Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion
    Cele Middle School

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  • Cele Update: Dec. 15

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/16/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Colt Families,

    First of all, a HUGE shout out to our band parents for providing a luncheon to our teachers this past Friday, and to the PTO for providing lunch to teachers this Friday!

    Secondly, congratulations to our UIL team for earning a second-place finish both at the sixth-grade team level and the seventh- and eighth-grade team level! We are very proud of all our Colts who have trained hard this semester in preparation to compete against the best and brightest across the district.

    We have been encouraging our students to keep on top of their assignments and assessments leading up to this last week. Semester grades will be recorded after this week, and report cards will be sent home when we return in January. Please check in on Skyward and encourage your child to take advantage of tutoring opportunities this week – especially Tuesday and Thursday when late buses are available at 5 p.m.

    Friday is an early release day for all PfISD students. Middle school students will be released at 12:45 p.m. There will be no after school activities on Friday, so please make arrangements for your student to get home right after dismissal. The winter holiday will run from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 for students. Teachers will return on Monday, Jan. 6 to prepare for the spring semester, and students will return Tuesday, Jan. 7.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead, and have a safe and happy holiday the next two weeks!

    Ben
    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    Girls Basketball

    The Lady Colts will play Kelly Lane this Wednesday, Dec. 18. Eighth-grade will play at home, and seventh-grade will play at Kelly Lane. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here. We could use some parent volunteers to help the PTO keep our concession stand open during the games. If you would be interested in taking a shift, please send a quick message to a Cele PTO Board Member

    Boys Basketball

    The Colts will play Kelly Lane this Thursday, Dec. 19. Eighth-grade will play at home, and seventh will play at Kelly Lane. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here. We could use some parent volunteers to help the PTO keep our concession stand open during the games. If you would be interested in taking a shift, please send a quick message to a Cele PTO Board Member.

    Lost and Found:

    The Cele lost and found in the Think Tank is overflowing! We have collected many jackets, shoes, lunch boxes, and much more. Please encourage your child to visit the Think Tank if they are missing any items. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity over the Winter Break.

    2020-21 Pflugerville ISD Calendar

    The board has approved the 2020-2021 school calendar. It is so important to your child’s success that you plan vacation, trips, appointments, etc. around the calendar to minimize missing school. Time out of the classroom is time without learning. Here is the link to the calendar: http://www.pfisd.net/Calendar

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele.

    When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we will try a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in creating bringing the best to our Cele students, simply click the link below and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible.

    Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    Donate here

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5:00pm, and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

     

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion
    Cele Middle School

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  • Cele Update: Dec. 8

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/9/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    As you well know, we have some amazingly talented students at Cele. I just have to smile whenever one of our students shows me something new they learned, created, or discovered. This week, our journalism students have taken charge of the visual announcements we play each day. We are refining our production process, but very soon you will be able to access the announcements through the school website as before. Just one more way for you to be plugged in with the great things that are happening each day at Cele.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead.

    Ben

    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    Choir Concert Tuesday

    The Freshman Choir concert will be held on stage at 6 p.m.; Upper Level Choir will take the stage at 7 p.m. 

    Girls Basketball

    The Lady Colts will play Park Crest this Wednesday, Dec. 11. Seventh-grade will play at home, and eighth-grade will play at Park Crest. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here.

    Boys Basketball

    The Colts will play Park Crest this Thursday, Dec. 12. Seventh-grade will play at home, and eighth will play at Park Crest. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here

    Boys Scoliosis Screening Wednesday

    Our 8th grade boys will have their scoliosis screening next week, Wednesday Dec. 11. This simply is one of the services provided to families, and there is no preparation required for the screening.

    Great Read, Worth the Time

    We have been granted access to the monthly parent newsletter from Region 16. It is jam packed with important information that I hope you will take some time to read through. Things that new parents and experienced parents need to hear. This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Parent-Teacher Conferences, Homework Help, protecting Children from Human Trafficking, Volunteering, and Teen Discipline.

    2020-2021 Pflugerville ISD Calendar

    The board has approved the 2020-2021 school calendar. It is so important to your child’s success that you plan vacation, trips, appointments, etc. around the calendar to minimize missing school. Time out of the classroom is time without learning. Here is the link to the calendar: www.pfisd.net/calendar

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele.

    When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we will try a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in creating bringing the best to our Cele students, simply click the link below and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible.

    Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    Donate here 

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5:00 pm, and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

     

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion

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  • Cele Update: Nov. 10

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/11/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Colt Families,

    Thank you to our servicemen and servicewomen who attended our Veterans Day Ceremony last Friday at Cele. Parents, it was an impressive sight, and you should be so proud of our students for how they honored our veterans. There will be an encore performance tomorrow, Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Pflugerville multipurpose building, located at 306 S. 10th Street. Cele Choir, Band, and Cheer will be part of the City of Pflugerville Ceremony.

    We are keeping an eye on the weather for Tuesday morning and it seems like some freezing temperatures may be headed our way. If you are driving to school, please use caution and allow yourself some extra time, just in case. Please ensure students bundle up as well.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead. 

    Ben
    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    Cele to Perform at City of Pflugerville Veterans Ceremony

    I highly encourage the entire community to attend the City Ceremony at 1st Baptist Church on Monday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Our Band, Choir, and Cheer will be part of the ceremony with Senator Ted Cruz as the keynote speaker. This is a time-honored tradition for Cele Middle School, and we are very privileged to have been invited once again to represent Pflugerville ISD at the City of Pflugerville during the Ceremony. If you have the opportunity to step away from your daily schedules, this would be well worth your time. 

    Big Decisions information session

    There will be two sessions for seventh and eighth grade parents to learn more about our district adopted human sexuality curriculum Big Decisions. This program is designed to help young people make healthy and informed decisions about sex. The meetings will be on Nov. 5 at Dessau Middle School and Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School. Both meetings are from 6-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeterias.

    • Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School: 6-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria

    Girls Basketball

    The Lady Colts will play a scrimmage this Wednesday, Nov. 13, to warm up for the season. Seventh grade will play at Kelly Lane, and 8thgrade will play at Park Crest. Both scrimmages begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletics schedules can be found here.

    Boys Basketball

    Colt basketball kicks off this Thursday, Nov. 14, with a scrimmage. Seventh grade will play at Kelly Lane, and eighth will play here at Cele. Both scrimmages begin at 5:30 pm. Athletics schedules can be found here

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele. When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we will try a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in creating bringing the best to our Cele students, simply click the link below and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible. Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net

    Scoliosis Screening Postponed

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the eighth grade boys scoliosis screening was unable to take place on Nov. 8 as originally planned, and has therefore been rescheduled for Dec. 11.

    PfISD 2020-2021 District Calendar

    The Pflugerville ISD instructional calendar is the result of a framework developed through collaboration between community, staff and district leadership. The framework is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, especially our students and teachers. Our District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) is soliciting your feedback as part of their calendar development process. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and to make sure your voice is considered.www.surveymonkey.com

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m. and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion

     

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  • Cele Update: Nov. 3

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/4/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    Several times this year I have sent messages regarding important safety matters raise parent awareness or request some support. Student safety is our first concern, both physically and emotionally, and the staff at Cele and across our school district are committed to safeguarding your child. Please know that any situation that warrants concern on a large scale would be communicated to parents quickly and through a number of means, including this email system and social media.

    Unfortunately, rumors sometimes spread via text and social media even quicker, and we had some of that happening last week. We are working to teach our students the right way to handle rumors, and that repeating rumors to anyone other than an adult tends to create only problems and confusion. The exception is if the only adult a student informs is a parent – especially if it is via a text during the school day. Often, misinformation is communicated home when students text a parent something they heard during the day, which creates unnecessary anxiety. Please encourage your child to inform the adults at school of any concerning reports they hear and to spread only good news about their classmates. We are well-equipped to respond, and there is plenty of great news to share.

    I hope you will trust that we will inform you of anything that poses an actual safety concern at school, and please encourage your child to keep phones powered off and out-of-sight during the school day, as is our expectation. We have a phone in every room should a student ever need to call home for an important reason. In actuality, we have a building filled with great kids, doing the right thing, and working hard on a world-class education. It may not be as exciting to talk about, but that is the really remarkable news from day to day.

    Read on for more details of the week ahead. 

    Ben

    Cele website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

    Painless Fundraiser

    In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have financial support to meet the needs of our students’ education. We also have amazing teachers who become inspired throughout the year and ask to start initiatives, acquire new resources, organize student experiences, or begin new clubs. Our teachers are Forever Learners themselves and often request to attend professional learning conferences or trainings beyond what is expected of them, simply to benefit Cele. When those requests fall outside of what we have allocated in our annual budget, we make it happen with campus activity funds. These are generated primarily through community fundraising, and they are an invaluable part of making Cele such an exceptional school. Rather than asking students to sell items through a traditional fundraiser, which can be a burden at home and a distraction at school, we will try a “painless fundraiser” this year. It really is quite easy all around. If you have the means and are moved to support us in creating bringing the best to our Cele students, simply click the link below and fill in the amount you can contribute. It is even tax deductible. Thank you to those who already made a donation, and thank you for the many ways you already support Cele.

    pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net

    London & Paris Trip Info Session

    Cele students and families have an opportunity to join an eight-day Education First Tour to London and Paris in June 2020. Parents and students who are interested are invited to an information meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cele Cafeteria to find out details, meet the Tour Guide, and have questions answered. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can contact Margaret Dominguez at margaret.dominguez@pfisd.net for more information. 

    Big Decisions information sessions 

    There will be two sessions for 7th and 8th grade parents to learn more about our district adopted human sexuality curriculum Big Decisions. This program is designed to help young people make healthy and informed decisions about sex. The meetings will be on Nov. 5 at Dessau Middle School and Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School. Both meetings are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeterias.

    • Nov. 5 at Dessau Middle School: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria
    • Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria

    Advanced Theatre Performance 

    Ms. Kewley and Mr. Beseda invite parents to join us from 5:00-8:00 pm this Thursday, Nov. 7, for our Advanced Theatre Performance. Students have been preparing for this performance, and it is not to be missed. We hope you will come support our budding Cele Thespians.

    Veterans Day Ceremony

    Our annual Veterans Day ceremony at Cele will be held this Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m. Due to our large enrollment and the fact that all Cele students will be in attendance, we respectfully ask that only parents accompanying Veterans attend in consideration of our limited space for seating and parking. Please use this form to let us know if a veteran in your family will attend. We would like to be prepared to welcome Veterans at 9 a.m. on Nov. 8 for a special reception in the library. 

    Cele to Perform at City Veterans Ceremony

    As an alternative to attending at CMS, I highly encourage the entire community to attend the City Ceremony at Pfluger Park on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon. Our Band, Choir, and Cheer will be part of the ceremony with Senator Ted Cruz as keynote speaker. This is a time-honored tradition for Cele Middle School, and we are very privileged to have been invited once again to represent Pflugerville ISD at the City of Pflugerville during the Ceremony. If you have the opportunity to step away from your daily schedules, this would be well worth your time.

    Kick Start Tournament Saturday

    Time is TBD, but Cele will be the site for our KickStart tournament this Saturday. Congratulations to our KickStart team for their phenomenal performance and honors they brought home from last week’s competition. Keep it up! 

    PfISD 2020-2021 District Calendar

    The Pflugerville ISD instructional calendar is the result of a framework developed through collaboration between community, staff and district leadership. The framework is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, especially our students and teachers. Our District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) is soliciting your feedback as part of their calendar development process. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and to make sure your voice is considered. www.surveymonkey.com 

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday?  Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m., and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required.

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion

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  • Cele Update: Oct. 27

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/28/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Colt Families,
    There are so, so many things to be proud of at Cele right now. We completed the first nine-week period, football, volleyball and cross-country season are wrapping up, our Colts are competing in regionals for band and choir, and everywhere you turn, our students are top-performers. Thank you for sending outstanding kids to Cele. I would be grateful enough simply to serve students who are so kind, respectful, and responsible, but when they achieve uncommon success, outperform their peers across the district and region, and finish with undefeated seasons… it makes me smile to see their hard work pay off.


    Read on for some of those celebrations and details of the week ahead.

    Ben

    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD

     

    Painless Fundraiser

    We are trying something new this year to raise money for our school. In PfISD, we are very fortunate to have the support: 

    pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net/

    Colt Choir Crushes It

    Our choir students competed against other choir students from across the region and did INCREDIBLE! Twenty-four of our choir students earned a Gold Medal performance and will be going to the Region Honors Choir Clinic and Concert in two weeks representing Cele! Pardon me if I brag on our Colts, but no other middle school or high school had as many students advance as Cele. Congrats to Ms. Newcomb and Ms. Everett on the performance! 

    Colt Band Outstanding at District Auditions

    Congratulations to our Colt Band for their performance this weekend at the District Band Auditions. We had 31 band members make the TMEA Alll-District Band, and 18 band members are advancing to TMEA All-Region Band Auditions this Saturday! Outstanding! Congratulations to our Colts and to Ms. Humphrey, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Centeno!

    Veterans Day Ceremony 

    Please mark your calendars for our annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. This is a time-honored tradition at Cele Middle School, and we are very privileged to have been invited to represent Pflugerville ISD at the City of Pflugerville Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Pfluger Park on Monday, November 11. If you will be joining us at Cele on Nov. 8, we respectfully ask that only parents and Veterans attend in consideration of our limited space for seating and parking. Also, please use this form to let us know if a veteran in your family will attend. We would like to be prepared to welcome veterans at 9 a.m. on Nov. 8 for a special reception in the library. As an alternative, I highly encourage the entire community to attend the City Ceremony at Pfluger Park on Nov. 11 with Sen. Ted Cruz as keynote speaker.

    Your Vote Matters! PfISD 2020-2021 District Calendar

    The Pflugerville ISD instructional calendar is the result of a framework developed through collaboration between community, staff and district leadership. The framework is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, especially our students and teachers. Our District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) is soliciting your feedback as part of their calendar development process. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and to make sure your voice is considered. www.surveymonkey.com

    Parent Survey

    Below is a link to a School/Family/ Community Partnership Evaluation form. We will use this survey to assess school-wide progress in strengthening partnerships between Cele personnel, Cele families and community members. We welcome any feedback we gain from the answers you provide. Additionally, we will be having a meeting on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Cele lead by Cody Beseda, one of our teachers on campus, to discuss and seek more detailed feedback in the areas defined by the survey. Thank you for your participation. Evaluation form

    A continuación hay un enlace a un formulario de evaluación de asociación de escuela / familia / comunidad. Utilizaremos esta encuesta para evaluar el progreso de toda la escuela en el fortalecimiento de las asociaciones entre el personal de Cele, las familias de Cele y los miembros de la comunidad. Agradecemos cualquier comentario que obtengamos de las respuestas que nos brinde. Además, tendremos una reunión el 30 de octubre a las 5:00 pm en Cele dirigida por Cody Beseda, uno de nuestros maestros en el campus, para discutir y buscar comentarios más detallados en las áreas definidas por la encuesta. Gracias por su participación. formulario de evaluación

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday? Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address. Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m. and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required. 

    Football District Playoffs

    Both B Teams play Monday this week. Seventh-grade B Team will play for Second place Dessau at Weiss High School at 5:30 p.m., and eighth-grade B Team will play Dessau for the Championship at the Pfield at 6:30 p.m.

    Both A teams play Tuesday. Seventh-grade A Team will play Park Crest for the Championship at the Pfield at 5:30 p.m., and eighth-grade A Team plays Park Crest for the Championship at 6:30 p.m. at The Pfield. Reminder: Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests. 

    Volleyball District Playoffs

    Both B teams play Wednesday this week. Seventh-grade B Team plays Park Crest at Kelly Lane at 5:30 p.m. Eighth-grade B team plays Pflugerville Middle School at Cele at 6:30 p.m.

    Both A teams play Thursday this week. Seventh-grade A Team plays at Park Crest at 5:30 p.m. Eighth-grade A Team plays Pflugerville Middle School at PMS at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests.

    Big Decisions information sessions 

    There will be two sessions for seventh- and eighth-grade parents to learn more about our district adopted human sexuality curriculum Big Decisions. This program is designed to help young people make healthy and informed decisions about sex. The meetings will be on Nov. 5 at Dessau Middle School and Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School. Both meetings are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeterias. 

    • Nov. 5 at Dessau Middle School: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria
    • Nov. 12 at Park Crest Middle School: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria

     

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion
    Cele Middle School

     

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  • Cele Update: Oct. 14

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/15/2019 2:00:00 PM

    Colt Families,
    I trust you enjoyed the long weekend with family. Our teachers took advantage of the opportunity Friday to work with teams on two critical factors that make Cele a very special place: making meaningful relationships with each student, and making sure every student gets a little smarter each day. I am so grateful for the incredible teaching staff and leadership we have at Cele. Our teachers dedicate themselves to our kids in countless ways.

    Read on for details of the week ahead!
    Ben

    Cele website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD


    Report Cards
    The first nine-week grading period has come to a close, and our first Report Card will be sent home this Thursday. Parents and Students can preview report card grades through the Skyward Family Access portal beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
     
    Picture Day Oct. 23
    Student Picture day will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, and picture forms will be sent home this Thursday with report cards. All students will have pictures taken for the yearbook, and parents wishing to purchase picture packets of their child may do so by returning the picture form with cash or check.
     
    Rumble in the ‘Ville Wednesday
    Join Pflugerville ISD on Wednesday Oct. 16 at the Hendrickson Hawk Stadium for a fun event where our very own Pflugerville Police Department competes against the Pflugerville Falcons Special Olympics flag football team in the annual event.
     
    Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications
    Any students who did not submit an application to requalify for free or reduced lunch prices have been charged for their meals beginning this past week. Even if your child previously qualified, applications need to be resubmitted every year.

    We want to make sure we assist every eligible family, and we encourage every family to submit the simple application here. Parents, if you are unsure as to whether or not you might qualify, feel free to call (512)-594-0430.

    Parent Survey

    Attached is a link to a School/Family/ Community Partnership Evaluation form. We will use this survey to assess school-wide progress in strengthening partnerships between Cele personnel, Cele families and community members. We welcome any feedback we gain from the answers you provide. Additionally, we will be having a meeting on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Cele lead by Cody Beseda, one of our teachers on campus, to discuss and seek more detailed feedback in the areas defined by the survey.

    Thank you for your participation. 

    Aqui continuación hay un enlace a un formulario de evaluación de asociación de escuela / familia / comunidad. Utilizaremos esta encuesta para evaluar el progreso de toda la escuela en el fortalecimiento de las asociaciones entre el personal de Cele, las familias de Cele y los miembros de la comunidad. Agradecemos cualquier comentario que obtengamos de las respuestas que nos brinde. Además, tendremos una reunión el 30 de octubre a las 5:00 pm en Cele dirigida por Cody Beseda, uno de nuestros maestros en el campus, para discutir y buscar comentarios más detallados en las áreas definidas por la encuesta.

    Gracias por su participación. 

    Late Bus now Available

    Parents, did you know that we have transportation available for Cele students who want to stay for tutorials or participate in clubs on Tuesday and Thursday? 

    Cele students once again will have a late bus available to allow more students to take advantage of the assistance and opportunities offered after school. In order to be allowed on the bus, students must have made arrangements in advance with parents and a teacher to stay after school. A teacher will verify that the student was present for the planned activity. Students must know their regularly assigned bus number and their address.

    Buses will depart school at approximately 5 p.m., and travel time home will depend upon how many stops are required. 

    Football

    Our 7th grade Colts play Tuesday this week and will take on Kelly Lane Middle School at Cele. On Wednesday, eighth-grade will play KLMS at the Pfield. Reminder: Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests. All Cele Athletic Schedules linked here.

    Volleyball

    This Thursday our seventh-grade Lady Colts travel to Park Crest Middle Scholl, and the eighth-grade team will host PCMS here at Cele. Reminder: Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests. All Cele Athletic Schedules linked here.

    Letterman-style Jackets Final Day 

    Our Colts now have the chance to order Letterman-Style jackets to show their Cele Pride and affiliation with some of the many activities at Cele. They are stylish and high-quality, and beside keeping students warm as the cooler weather approaches, they make a great keepsake of each student’s middle school years at Cele. See this link for details. The form may be printed and returned with cash or check to a band or science teacher by Oct. 15, or, parents may visit this link to purchase by credit card.

    First Day Packets

    I need you to think way back to our first week of school. Among all the communication that was happening, some important paperwork was sent home – our first day packets. We still have not received first day packets from all families, and we really could use your assistance. Contact information can only be updated if we receive the correct information from you via those packets. Please help us update our records by sending in those packets or requesting a new one. We are happy to accommodate.

    Ben O’Connor
    Principal and
    Colt Country Champion

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