• Cele Update: Feb. 14

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/15/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    By now I believe you have been notified that PfISD will be conducting school remotely for Monday and Tuesday this week. Students should access Canvas for instructions regarding their assignments. Our teachers are working to provide a typical, virtual learning experience during the next two days as much as possible, but we know the weather may create connectivity issues for both staff and students. If students access their classes and complete work or progress through assignments at any point during each day, we will count students as present for the day.

    More than anything, we want to ensure everyone stays safe and secure through the weather. We will work with our kids no matter what, and hoping to reopen our doors Wednesday.

     

    Familias Colt,

    A estas alturas, creo que le han notificado que PfISD llevará a cabo la escuela de forma remota el lunes y martes de esta semana. Los estudiantes deben acceder a Canvas para obtener instrucciones sobre sus tareas. Nuestros maestros están trabajando para brindar una experiencia de aprendizaje virtual típica durante los próximos dos días tanto como sea posible, pero sabemos que el clima puede crear problemas de conectividad tanto para el personal como para los estudiantes. Si los estudiantes acceden a sus clases y completan el trabajo o progresan a través de las asignaciones en cualquier momento durante cada día, contaremos a los estudiantes como presentes durante el día.

    Más que nada, queremos asegurarnos de que todos estén seguros y protegidos durante el clima. Trabajaremos con nuestros hijos pase lo que pase, y esperamos reabrir nuestras puertas el miércoles.

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion 

    Contribute to the Yearbook!

    Mr. Coleman, our Yearbook sponsor, has invited the Colt Community to contribute to this year’s yearbook. Specifically, we would love to capture any photos you have of your Colt during the Snow Day on January 11, 2021. Use this form to send in a photo. Also, here is a digital flyer with information on this year’s yearbook. Thank you in advance for helping us make the 2020-2021 yearbook extraordinary!

    El Sr. Coleman, nuestro patrocinador del Anuario, ha invitado a la comunidad Colt a contribuir al anuario de este año. Específicamente, nos encantaría capturar las fotos que tenga de su Colt durante el día de nieve el 11 de enero de 2021. Utilice este formulario para enviar una foto. Además, aquí hay un volante digital con información sobre el anuario de este año. ¡Gracias de antemano por ayudarnos a hacer que el anuario 2020-2021 sea extraordinario!

    Cele Success Sessions

    Does your child need help getting caught up? Not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Students are welcome to join us for after-school Success Sessions (Tutoring and Study Hall) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 pm.

    Zoom Link:  bit.ly/celesuccess 

    passcode: CeleColts

    ¿Su hijo necesita ayuda para ponerse al día? ¿No estás seguro por dónde empezar? ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Los estudiantes son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para las sesiones de éxito después de la escuela (sala de tutoría y estudio) los martes y jueves de 4: 15-5: 15 pm.

    Zoom Link:  bit.ly/celesuccess 

    passcode: CeleColts

    Time to Secure Your Yearbook!

    I think it is safe to assume that years or decades from now 2020-2021 school year yearbooks are sure to be a collector’s item! We are fast approaching the deadline to secure your child’s keepsake, and unlike in previous years, we will NOT have in-person sales. Purchase must be done online. Here is the link: JostensYearbooks.com

    ¡Creo que es seguro asumir que dentro de años o décadas, los anuarios escolares del año 2020-2021 seguramente serán un artículo de colección! Nos acercamos rápidamente a la fecha límite para asegurar el recuerdo de su hijo y, a diferencia de años anteriores, NO tendremos ventas en persona. La compra debe realizarse en línea. Aquí está el enlace: www.JostensYearbooks.com

    Request from Transportation Department

    We continue to monitor the number of students on respective bus routes. In some cases, we do now have students sitting within 6 feet of one another. Please remind your children that wearing masks on our buses is expected and essential to everyone’s safety. Also, if you have the flexibility to transport your child by car, doing so would be most appreciated.

    Continuamos monitoreando el número de estudiantes en las respectivas rutas de autobús. En algunos casos, ahora tenemos estudiantes sentados a una distancia de 6 pies entre sí. Recuerde a sus hijos que se espera que el uso de máscaras en nuestros autobuses sea esencial para la seguridad de todos. Además, si tiene la flexibilidad de transportar a su hijo en automóvil, le agradeceríamos que lo hiciera.

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772 

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772 

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

     

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  • Weiss 8th grade passcode

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/9/2021 7:00:00 AM

     

    This message is for current 8th grade students and parents only:

    We received an updated High School Counselor visit passcode: 077402

    Students should have received an email message from Ms. Lopez in their @stu.pfisd.net email account with a Zoom invitation date and time for some time this week.

     

    Este mensaje es solo para los padres y estudiantes actuales del octavo grado:

    Recibimos un código de acceso actualizado para la visita del consejero de la escuela secundaria: 077402

    Los estudiantes deberían haber recibido un mensaje de correo electrónico de la Sra. López en su cuenta de correo electrónico @ stu.pfisd.net con una fecha y hora de la invitación de Zoom durante algún tiempo esta semana.

     

     

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  • Cele Update: Feb. 7

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/8/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families, 

    Our school board has approved new attendance zones for 2021-2022 and new zones for 2022-2023. The district boundary website has more details of exactly what has been approved, including images of the new boundaries. Please note that our current 7th grade Colts who are affected by the boundary changes do have the opportunity to remain at Cele for their 8th grade year. More information to come on that process.

    Mr. Jorge Franco is the principal for Bohls Middle School, and he and I have worked very closely to prepare for this transition. Mr. Francoau even spent some time as a guest teacher here at Cele last week getting to know our students! We will continue close communication in the coming months to ensure a smooth and exciting transition for our students who will be part of BMS’s first class. 

    Let’s make it a great week, Colts!

    Familias Colt,

    Nuestra junta escolar ha aprobado nuevas zonas de asistencia para 2021-2022 y nuevas zonas para 2022-2023. El sitio web de los límites del distrito tiene más detalles de exactamente lo que se ha aprobado, incluidas imágenes de los nuevos límites. Tenga en cuenta que nuestros Colts de 7º grado que se ven afectados por los cambios de límites tienen la oportunidad de permanecer en Cele durante su 8º año. Más información sobre ese proceso.

    El Sr. Jorge Francoau es el director de la Escuela Intermedia Bohls, y él y yo hemos trabajado muy de cerca para prepararnos para esta transición. ¡El Sr. Francoau incluso pasó algún tiempo como maestro invitado aquí en Cele la semana pasada conociendo a nuestros estudiantes! Continuaremos una estrecha comunicación en los próximos meses para garantizar una transición fluida y emocionante para nuestros estudiantes que serán parte de la primera clase de BMS.

    ¡Hagamos que sea una gran semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Reminder: No Gifts or Deliveries for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day will be coming up next week, and while we emphasize kindness and friendship in recognition of Valentine’s Day, we let our students know that gifts are not exchanged and deliveries are not accepted here at school. This is the case every year, but it is doubly important this year in light of Covid. Please help us with communicating this with your child as well as any well-meaning relatives who may wish to do something special.

    El Día de San Valentín se acerca la semana que viene, y aunque hacemos hincapié en la bondad y la amistad en reconocimiento del Día de San Valentín, les hacemos saber a nuestros estudiantes que no se intercambian regalos y que no se aceptan entregas aquí en la escuela. Este es el caso todos los años, pero es doblemente importante este año a la luz de Covid. Ayúdenos a comunicar esto con su hijo, así como con los familiares bien intencionados que deseen hacer algo especial.

     

    Contribute to the Yearbook!

    Mr. Coleman, our Yearbook sponsor, has invited the Colt Community to contribute to this year’s yearbook. Specifically, we would love to capture any photos you have of your Colt during the Snow Day on January 11, 2021. Use this form to send in a photo. Also, here is a digital flyer with information on this year’s yearbook. Thank you in advance for helping us make the 2020-2021 yearbook extraordinary! 

    El Sr. Coleman, nuestro patrocinador del Anuario, ha invitado a la comunidad Colt a contribuir al anuario de este año. Específicamente, nos encantaría capturar las fotos que tenga de su Colt durante el día de nieve el 11 de enero de 2021. Utilice este formulario para enviar una foto. Además, aquí hay un volante digital con información sobre el anuario de este año. ¡Gracias de antemano por ayudarnos a hacer que el anuario 2020-2021 sea extraordinario!

     

    Cele Success Sessions

    Does your child need help getting caught up? Not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Students are welcome to join us for after-school Success Sessions (Tutoring and Study Hall) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 pm.

    Zoom Link:  bit.ly/celesuccess 

    passcode: CeleColts 

    ¿Su hijo necesita ayuda para ponerse al día? ¿No estás seguro por dónde empezar? ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Los estudiantes son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para las sesiones de éxito después de la escuela (sala de tutoría y estudio) los martes y jueves de 4: 15-5: 15 pm.

    Zoom Link:  bit.ly/celesuccess 

    passcode: CeleColts

     

    Time to Secure Your Yearbook!

    I think it is safe to assume that years or decades from now 2020-2021 school year yearbooks are sure to be a collector’s item! We are fast approaching the deadline to secure your child’s keepsake, and unlike in previous years, we will NOT have in-person sales. Purchase must be done online. Here is the link: JostensYearbooks.com

    ¡Creo que es seguro asumir que dentro de años o décadas, los anuarios escolares del año 2020-2021 seguramente serán un artículo de colección! Nos acercamos rápidamente a la fecha límite para asegurar el recuerdo de su hijo y, a diferencia de años anteriores, NO tendremos ventas en persona. La compra debe realizarse en línea. Aquí está el enlace: www.JostensYearbooks.com

     

    Weiss Cheerleading Tryouts

    Attention all 8th grade students interested in trying out for Weiss High School Varsity Cheer:

    https://weisscheer.weebly.com/

    Atención a todos los estudiantes de octavo grado interesados ​​en probar para Weiss High School Varsity Cheer:

     

    Extracurricular Activities Resume With Restrictions

    Middle school athletics teams and UIL extracurriculars including band, choir, orchestra and academics have resumed practices and competitions. Please monitor communication from Coaches and Sponsors as information regarding events and competitions is fluid.

    Attendance for middle school athletic events will be the same as high schools that was announced in this week’s PfISD Parent Update. Only two parents/guardians per student-athlete will be allowed to attend games at PfISD facilities. Teams, both home and visitor, will provide a list before the game. When parents arrive, they will check in and may purchase an electronic ticket through a QR code. No cash will be accepted. Tickets are not transferrable to others. No Gold Pass members will be allowed.

    Controle la comunicación de los entrenadores y patrocinadores, ya que la información sobre eventos y competiciones es fluida.

    La asistencia a los eventos deportivos de la escuela intermedia será la misma que la de las escuelas secundarias que se anunció en la Actualización para padres de PfISD de esta semana.Solo dos padres / tutores por estudiante-atleta podrán asistir a los juegos en las instalaciones de PfISD. Los equipos, tanto locales como visitantes, proporcionarán una lista antes del partido. Cuando lleguen los padres, se registrarán y podrán comprar un boleto electrónico a través de un código QR. No se aceptará efectivo. Los boletos no son transferibles a otros. No se permitirán miembros Gold Pass.

    5th Grade Parent Meeting Video Now Online

    On Monday, January 25, we had a chance to virtually meet many of our 5th grade parents who are slated to come to Cele Middle School next school year. Here is the link to the recorded Webinar with our parents, including some general information about Middle School, how to complete a choice sheet for classes, and even a greeting from Mr. Jorge Francoau, principal of Bohls Middle School.

    Tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer virtualmente a muchos de nuestros padres de quinto grado que están programados para venir a Cele Middle School el próximo año escolar. Aquí está el enlace al seminario web grabado con nuestros padres, que incluye información general sobre la escuela secundaria, cómo completar una hoja de opciones para las clases e incluso un saludo del Sr. Jorge Francoau, director de la escuela secundaria Bohls.

    Here is information from our Counseling team:

    5th Grade Transition Information

    8th Grade Transition Information

     

    Request from Transportation Department

    We continue to monitor the number of students on respective bus routes. In some cases, we do now have students sitting within 6 feet of one another. Please remind your children that wearing masks on our buses is expected and essential to everyone’s safety. Also, if you have the flexibility to transport your child by car, doing so would be most appreciated.

    Continuamos monitoreando el número de estudiantes en las respectivas rutas de autobús. En algunos casos, ahora tenemos estudiantes sentados a una distancia de 6 pies entre sí. Recuerde a sus hijos que se espera que el uso de máscaras en nuestros autobuses sea esencial para la seguridad de todos. Además, si tiene la flexibilidad de transportar a su hijo en automóvil, le agradeceríamos que lo hiciera.

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772 

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

     

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  • Cele Update: Jan. 31

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/1/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

     

    Happy February and Black History Month! We will be recognizing contributions of African Americans throughout the month here at Cele, and this week, we also recognize our School Counseling team. February will be a busy month indeed for our students.

     

    One quick note regarding Basketball Competition: I have ceased sending details regarding basketball games simply because details can change from week to week. Please rely upon information shared directly from your child’s coach. At this time, we are anticipating a change for the boys basketball game schedule this week, so please watch your email and text messages.

     

    We resumed competition this past week, and it was great to see our students on the court and some familiar faces in the stands. I want to be sure everyone is aware that the only spectators allowed at this time are parents of student athletes. The maximum is two parents per athlete, which means we are not able to allow children or siblings.

     

    Let’s make it a great week, Colts!

    Familias Colt,

    ¡Feliz mes de febrero y de la historia afroamericana! Reconoceremos las contribuciones de los afroamericanos durante todo el mes aquí en Cele, y esta semana, también reconocemos a nuestro equipo de consejería escolar. Febrero será un mes muy ocupado para nuestros estudiantes.

    Una nota rápida sobre la competencia de baloncesto: dejé de enviar detalles sobre los juegos de baloncesto simplemente porque los detalles pueden cambiar de una semana a otra. Confíe en la información compartida directamente por el entrenador de su hijo. En este momento, estamos anticipando un cambio en el horario del juego de baloncesto masculino de esta semana, así que por favor mire su correo electrónico y mensajes de texto.

    Reanudamos la competencia la semana pasada y fue genial ver a nuestros estudiantes en la cancha y algunas caras conocidas en las gradas. Quiero asegurarme de que todos sepan que los únicos espectadores permitidos en este momento son los padres de estudiantes atletas. El máximo es de dos padres por atleta, lo que significa que no podemos permitir niños o hermanos.

    ¡Hagamos que sea una gran semana, Colts!

    Ben 

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    National School Counseling Week

    We have amazing counselors at Cele Middle School whose work often happens behind the scenes. We are fortunate to have a grade level counselor to attend to the social and emotional needs of our students and families, and never before has that work been more critical. We also have a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and a Social Worker here at Cele. Thank you to Ms. Zook, Ms. Guerra, Ms. Moore, Ms. Jensen, and Ms. Winkelman for all that they do!

    Tenemos consejeros increíbles en Cele Middle School, cuyo trabajo a menudo ocurre entre bastidores. Somos afortunados de tener un consejero de nivel de grado para atender las necesidades sociales y emocionales de nuestros estudiantes y familias, y nunca antes ese trabajo ha sido más crítico. También tenemos un especialista con licencia en psicología escolar y un trabajador social aquí en Cele. ¡Gracias a la Sra. Zook, la Sra. Guerra, la Sra. Moore, la Sra. Jensen y la Sra. Winkelman por todo lo que hacen!

     

    Time to Secure Your Yearbook!

    I think it is safe to assume that years or decades from now 2020-2021 school year yearbooks are sure to be a collector’s item! We are fast approaching the deadline to secure your child’s keepsake, and unlike in previous years, we will NOT have in-person sales. Purchase must be done online. Here is the link: JostensYearbooks.com

    ¡Creo que es seguro asumir que dentro de años o décadas, los anuarios escolares del año 2020-2021 seguramente serán un artículo de colección! Nos acercamos rápidamente a la fecha límite para asegurar el recuerdo de su hijo y, a diferencia de años anteriores, NO tendremos ventas en persona. La compra debe realizarse en línea. Aquí está el enlace: www.JostensYearbooks.com

     

    Weiss Cheerleading Tryouts

    Attention all 8th grade students interested in trying out for Weiss High School Varsity Cheer:

    https://weisscheer.weebly.com/

    Atención a todos los estudiantes de octavo grado interesados ​​en probar para Weiss High School Varsity Cheer:

     https://weisscheer.weebly.com/

     

    Extracurricular Activities Resume With Restrictions

    Pflugerville ISD resumed middle school extracurricular activities on Monday, Jan. 25. At this time, middle school athletics teams and UIL extracurriculars including band, choir, orchestra and academics have resumed practices and competitions. Please monitor communication from Coaches and Sponsors as information regarding events and competitions is fluid.

    Attendance for middle school athletic events will be the same as high schools that was announced in this week’s PfISD Parent Update. Only two parents/guardians per student-athlete will be allowed to attend games at PfISD facilities. Teams, both home and visitor, will provide a list before the game. When parents arrive, they will check in and may purchase an electronic ticket through a QR code. No cash will be accepted. Tickets are not transferrable to others. No Gold Pass members will be allowed.

    Controle la comunicación de los entrenadores y patrocinadores, ya que la información sobre eventos y competiciones es fluida.

    La asistencia a los eventos deportivos de la escuela intermedia será la misma que la de las escuelas secundarias que se anunció en la Actualización para padres de PfISD de esta semana.Solo dos padres / tutores por estudiante-atleta podrán asistir a los juegos en las instalaciones de PfISD. Los equipos, tanto locales como visitantes, proporcionarán una lista antes del partido. Cuando lleguen los padres, se registrarán y podrán comprar un boleto electrónico a través de un código QR. No se aceptará efectivo. Los boletos no son transferibles a otros. No se permitirán miembros Gold Pass.

    5th Grade Parent Meeting Video Now Online

    On Monday, January 25, we had a chance to virtually meet many of our 5th grade parents who are slated to come to Cele Middle School next school year. Here is the link to the recorded Webinar with our parents, including some general information about Middle School, how to complete a choice sheet for classes, and even a greeting from Mr. Jorge Francoau, principal of Bohls Middle School.

    Tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer virtualmente a muchos de nuestros padres de quinto grado que están programados para venir a Cele Middle School el próximo año escolar. Aquí está el enlace al seminario web grabado con nuestros padres, que incluye información general sobre la escuela secundaria, cómo completar una hoja de opciones para las clases e incluso un saludo del Sr. Jorge Francoau, director de la escuela secundaria Bohls.

    Here is information from our Counseling team:

    5th Grade Transition Information

    8th Grade Transition Information

     

    Request from Transportation Department

    We continue to monitor the number of students on respective bus routes. In some cases, we do now have students sitting within 6 feet of one another. Please remind your children that wearing masks on our buses is expected and essential to everyone’s safety. Also, if you have the flexibility to transport your child by car, doing so would be most appreciated.

    Continuamos monitoreando el número de estudiantes en las respectivas rutas de autobús. En algunos casos, ahora tenemos estudiantes sentados a una distancia de 6 pies entre sí. Recuerde a sus hijos que se espera que el uso de máscaras en nuestros autobuses sea esencial para la seguridad de todos. Además, si tiene la flexibilidad de transportar a su hijo en automóvil, le agradeceríamos que lo hiciera.

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772 

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

     

     




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  • Cele Update: Jan. 24

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/25/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families, 

    We finally have a full week with our students in time to close out January. We have MANY events happening this week, so I will let you take a look for yourselves.

    Make it a great week, Colts!

    Finalmente tenemos una semana completa con nuestros estudiantes a tiempo para cerrar enero. Tenemos MUCHOS eventos sucediendo esta semana, así que les dejaré echar un vistazo por ustedes mismos.

    ¡Que sea una gran semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    PSAT – Tuesday January 26, 2021

    All 8th grade IN PERSON students will be taking the PSAT on Tuesday January 26th.  Please be sure your child arrives no later than 8:15 a.m.  VIRTUAL STUDENTS who registered to take the test, please see below about reminders for the day of testing:

    • PARENTS are responsible for transportation to school for their VIRTUAL student on January 26th no later than 8:15 a.m.
    • PARENTS are responsible for picking up their VIRTUAL student at the conclusion of the test, between 11:45 -12:30 p.m. in the front of the building.
    • VIRTUAL students will need to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distancing while on campus.
    • Breakfast will be available for all students.
    • ALL 8th grade students will be asynchronous on Tuesday.

    Please note that because of the unusual schedule and to provide students with greater flexibility,ALL 8th GRADE CLASSES will be asynchronous for the remainder of the day. Please contact Sara Moore, 8th grade counselor, with questions:  sara.moore@pfisd.net

    Todos los estudiantes de 8vo grado EN PERSONA tomarán el PSAT el martes 26 de enero. Asegúrese de que su hijo llegue a más tardar a las 8:15 a.m. ESTUDIANTES VIRTUALES que se registraron para tomar el examen, por favor vea a continuación los recordatorios para el día del examen: 

    • Los PADRES son responsables del transporte a la escuela para su estudiante VIRTUAL el 26 de enero a más tardar a las 8:15 a.m.

    • Los PADRES son responsables de recoger a su estudiante VIRTUAL al final de la prueba, entre las 11:45 y las 12:30 p.m. en el frente del edificio.

    • Los estudiantes VIRTUALES deberán usar una máscara y mantener 6 pies de distancia social mientras estén en el campus.

    • El desayuno estará disponible para todos los estudiantes.

    • TODOS los estudiantes de octavo grado serán asincrónicos el martes. 

    Tenga en cuenta que debido al horario inusual y para proporcionar a los estudiantes una mayor flexibilidad, TODAS LAS CLASES DE 8. ° GRADO serán asincrónicas durante el resto del día. Comuníquese con Sara Moore, consejera de octavo grado, si tiene preguntas:sara.moore@pfisd.net

     

    Time to Secure Your Yearbook!

    I think it is safe to assume that years or decades from now 2020-2021 school year yearbooks are sure to be a collector’s item! We are fast approaching the deadline to secure your child’s keepsake, and unlike in previous years, we will NOT have in-person sales. Purchase must be done online. Here is the link: JostensYearbooks.com

    ¡Creo que es seguro asumir que dentro de años o décadas, los anuarios escolares del año 2020-2021 seguramente serán un artículo de colección! Nos acercamos rápidamente a la fecha límite para asegurar el recuerdo de su hijo y, a diferencia de años anteriores, NO tendremos ventas en persona. La compra debe realizarse en línea. Aquí está el enlace: www.JostensYearbooks.com

     

    Picture Day for Make-Ups and Virtual Learners

    For Virtual Students:

    Individual Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, January 27 during lunch and after school for our virtual learners.  We are using Sign-Up Genius to book appointments and pictures will be taken in the front foyer of our school. Click Here  to sign up your student with Sign-Up Genius (lunch or after school)

     

    For In Person Students (in person after January 6th)

    If your student missed picture day on campus in the fall, or, was not on campus the first semester but is now in-person,  your student will have an opportunity to take their picture during 7th and 8th periods on Wednesday, January 27th. A picture order form will be sent home with your student on Thursday, January 21st.  The photographer will accept payment online Click Here or you can return the order form with payment enclosed.

     

    Para estudiantes virtuales:

    El Día de Fotografía Individual se llevará a cabo el miércoles 27 de enero durante el almuerzo y después de la escuela para nuestros estudiantes virtuales. Estamos usando Sign-Up Genius para reservar citas y se tomarán fotografías en el vestíbulo de la escuela. Haga clic aquí para inscribir a su estudiante con Sign-Up Genius (almuerzo o después de la escuela)

    Para estudiantes en persona (en persona después del 6 de enero)

    Si su estudiante se perdió el día de fotos en el campus en el otoño, o no estuvo en el campus el primer semestre pero ahora está en persona, su estudiante tendrá la oportunidad de tomarse una foto durante el séptimo y octavo período el miércoles 27 de enero. Un formulario de pedido de fotografías se enviará a casa con su estudiante el jueves 21 de enero. El fotógrafo aceptará el pago en línea. Haga clic aquí o puede devolver el formulario de pedido con el pago adjunto.

      

    Extracurricular Activities Resume This Week

    Pflugerville ISD will resume middle school extracurricular activities on Monday, Jan. 25. Beginning on Monday, middle school athletics teams and UIL extracurriculars including band, choir, orchestra and academics will resume practices. Athletics teams will return to competition on Wednesday and Thursday. Please monitor communication from Coaches and Sponsors as information regarding events and competitions is fluid.

    Attendance for middle school athletic events will be the same as high schools that was announced in this week’s PfISD Parent Update. Only two parents/guardians per student-athlete will be allowed to attend games at PfISD facilities. Teams, both home and visitor, will provide a list before the game. When parents arrive, they will check in and may purchase an electronic ticket through a QR code. No cash will be accepted. Tickets are not transferrable to others. No Gold Pass members will be allowed.

    Pflugerville ISD reanudará las actividades extracurriculares de la escuela intermedia el lunes 25 de enero. A partir del lunes, los equipos de atletismo de la escuela intermedia y las actividades extracurriculares de la UIL que incluyen banda, coro, orquesta y académicos reanudarán las prácticas. Los equipos de atletismo regresarán a la competencia el miércoles y jueves. Controle la comunicación de los entrenadores y patrocinadores, ya que la información sobre eventos y competiciones es fluida.

    La asistencia a los eventos deportivos de la escuela intermedia será la misma que la de las escuelas secundarias que se anunció en la Actualización para padres de PfISD de esta semana.Solo dos padres / tutores por estudiante-atleta podrán asistir a los juegos en las instalaciones de PfISD. Los equipos, tanto locales como visitantes, proporcionarán una lista antes del partido. Cuando lleguen los padres, se registrarán y podrán comprar un boleto electrónico a través de un código QR. No se aceptará efectivo. Los boletos no son transferibles a otros. No se permitirán miembros Gold Pass.

    5th Grade Visit Video Now Online

    This past Wednesday we had a chance to virtually meet many of our 5th grade students who are slated to come to Cele Middle School next school year. Here is the link to the recorded Webinar with our students, including some general information about Middle School, how to complete a choice sheet for classes, and even a greeting from Mr. Jorge Francoau, principal of Bohls Middle School. Parents of incoming 6th grade students are invited to attend a parent information Webinar Monday, January 25

    El miércoles pasado tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer virtualmente a muchos de nuestros estudiantes de quinto grado que están programados para venir a Cele Middle School el próximo año escolar. Aquí está el enlace al seminario web grabado con nuestros estudiantes, que incluye información general sobre la escuela secundaria, cómo completar una hoja de opciones para las clases e incluso un saludo del Sr. Jorge Francoau, director de la escuela secundaria Bohls. Los padres de los estudiantes que ingresan al sexto grado están invitados a asistir a un seminario web de información para padres el lunes 25 de enero

    Here is information from our Counseling team:

    5th Grade Transition Information

    8th Grade Transition Information

     

    Request from Transportation Department

    We continue to monitor the number of students on respective bus routes. In some cases, we do now have students sitting within 6 feet of one another. Please remind your children that wearing masks on our buses is expected and essential to everyone’s safety. Also, if you have the flexibility to transport your child by car, doing so would be most appreciated.

    Continuamos monitoreando el número de estudiantes en las respectivas rutas de autobús. En algunos casos, ahora tenemos estudiantes sentados a una distancia de 6 pies entre sí. Recuerde a sus hijos que se espera que el uso de máscaras en nuestros autobuses sea esencial para la seguridad de todos. Además, si tiene la flexibilidad de transportar a su hijo en automóvil, le agradeceríamos que lo hiciera.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In English, En Espanol, Bằng tiếng việt

    Federal and State Accountability Information Now Available

    Parents, each year we communicate the availability of accountability data from the state and federal government. Please find below links to cover letters where you may access this information:

    Cover Letter for School Report Card

    Cover Letter for Federal Report Card

     

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this link for more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks.

     

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home.

    Salud y Seguridad compartió este documento de Evaluación de padres y estudiantes como una guía para compartir con las familias para realizar una autoevaluación en el hogar.

     

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here.

    PfISD proporcionará servicios de alimentos en la mayor medida posible y permisible para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PFISD que participan en el aprendizaje virtual. No se proporcionará transporte del distrito a los lugares de recogida de comidas en la acera. Las comidas en la acera serán gratuitas para todos los estudiantes. PfISD continuará ofreciendo recogida de comida en la acera para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PfISD en los lugares que se enumeran a continuación. Los estudiantes pueden recoger las comidas de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 9 a.m. para el desayuno y de 11 a.m. al mediodía. Los estudiantes pueden venir solos a recoger las comidas y / o un padre / tutor puede venir sin el estudiante a recoger las comidas. Los estudiantes pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo al mismo tiempo. Sin embargo, ya no podemos ofrecer comidas los fines de semana. Los menús de comidas mensuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

     

     

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

     

     




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  • Cele Update: Jan. 20

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/21/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    My apologies on the message that went out earlier this week. We had some technical difficulties that we unfortunately encountered, which led to incomplete emails being sent out. We believe we have the problem straightened out but please bear with us if you see something has gone awry.

    If you have a 5th grade student slated to head to Cele, I look forward to seeing all of them virtually this Wednesday for our 5th Grade Virtual Visit. Look for more information coming from our feeder elementary campuses in the coming weeks. Regardless of the outcome of Boundary discussions, all students will make course selections and middle schools, including Bohls Middle School, will coordinate and communicate course selections for our students.

    Make it a great week, Colts!

    Ben

    ---

    Familias Colt,

    Mis disculpas por el mensaje que salió temprano esta semana. Tuvimos algunas dificultades técnicas que lamentablemente encontramos. Creemos que tenemos el problema arreglado, pero por favor tenga paciencia con nosotros si ve que algo ha salido mal.

    Si tiene un estudiante de quinto grado programado para ir a Cele, espero verlos a todos virtualmente este miércoles para nuestra visita virtual de quinto grado. Busque más información proveniente de nuestros campus de primaria alimentadores en las próximas semanas. Independientemente del resultado de las discusiones sobre los límites, todos los estudiantes harán selecciones de cursos y las escuelas intermedias, incluida la Escuela Intermedia Bohls, coordinarán y comunicarán las selecciones de cursos para nuestros estudiantes.

    ¡Que sea una gran semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Picture Day for Make-Ups and Virtual Learners

    For Virtual Students:

    Individual Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, January 27 during lunch and after school for our virtual learners.  We are using Sign-Up Genius to book appointments and pictures will be taken in the front foyer of our school.

    Click Here  to sign up your student with Sign-Up Genius (lunch or after school)

    For In Person Students (in person after January 6th):

    If your student missed picture day on campus in the fall, or, was not on campus the first semester but is now in-person,  your student will have an opportunity to take their picture during 7th and 8th periods on Wednesday, January 27th.

    A picture order form will be sent home with your student on Thursday, January 21. The photographer will accept payment online Click Here or you can return the order form with payment enclosed.

     

    Change to Athletics Competition and Practice

    A message was sent out by PfISD during the winter break regarding our adjustments to athletics competition due to the County entering stage 5. Here is our current plan and restrictions based on Austin Public Health guidelines:

    PfISD envió un mensaje durante las vacaciones de invierno con respecto a nuestros ajustes a la competencia de atletismo debido a que el condado está entrando en la etapa 5. Aquí está nuestro plan actual y las restricciones basadas en las pautas de Austin Public Health:

    Games:

    • No middle school competition until further notice

    • No spectators at High School Varsity competition

    Practices:

    • Practices will only occur during the Athletic period within the school day

    • Virtual Students no longer are required to attend Athletics in-person

     

    Yearbooks Now On Sale

    Our Yearbook sales will be entirely online this year. Visit JostensYearbooks.com and search for Cele to place your order. In addition, if you would like to purchase a yearbook from last school year, please reach out toJacob.Coleman@pfisd.net for more information.

    Nuestras ventas del Anuario estarán completamente en línea este año. Visite www.JostensYearbooks.com y busque Cele para realizar su pedido. Además, si desea comprar un anuario del año escolar pasado, comuníquese conJacob.Coleman@pfisd.net para obtener más información.

     

    Parent Information for the Big Decisions program:

    Grade 7 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    English – Espanol – Vietnamese

    Grade 8 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    English – Espanol – Vietnamese

    If you do not want your 7th or 8th grade student to take this course and choose to opt-out, please submit an opt-out form as soon as possible using this link:

    Big Decisions Opt-Out Google Form

    This Google form will create and email a copy of the opt-out letter to you and to your student’s science teacher.

    Si no desea que su estudiante de séptimo u octavo grado tome este curso y opte por no participar, envíe un formulario de exclusión tan pronto como sea posible utilizando este enlace: Formulario de Google de exclusión voluntaria de grandes decisiones

    Este formulario de Google creará y enviará por correo electrónico una copia de la carta de exclusión a usted y al profesor de ciencias de su estudiante.

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In EnglishEn EspanolBằng tiếng việt

     

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks 
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks 
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this link for more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks.

     

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home.

    Salud y Seguridad compartió este documento de Evaluación de padres y estudiantes como una guía para compartir con las familias para realizar una autoevaluación en el hogar.

     

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here.

    PfISD proporcionará servicios de alimentos en la mayor medida posible y permisible para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PFISD que participan en el aprendizaje virtual. No se proporcionará transporte del distrito a los lugares de recogida de comidas en la acera. Las comidas en la acera serán gratuitas para todos los estudiantes. PfISD continuará ofreciendo recogida de comida en la acera para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PfISD en los lugares que se enumeran a continuación. Los estudiantes pueden recoger las comidas de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 9 a.m. para el desayuno y de 11 a.m. al mediodía. Los estudiantes pueden venir solos a recoger las comidas y / o un padre / tutor puede venir sin el estudiante a recoger las comidas. Los estudiantes pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo al mismo tiempo. Sin embargo, ya no podemos ofrecer comidas los fines de semana. Los menús de comidas mensuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

     

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

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

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  • Cele Update: Jan. 5

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/6/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    Welcome back! Tomorrow we welcome back a few more students who have opted to join us as in-person learners. A reminder that Wednesday will be an asynchronous day for our virtual learners. At the start of each new nine-weeks, our teachers need additional time with our in-person learners to orient them to navigating the hallways, finding their classrooms, printing IDs, and making sure everyone knows our Colt expectations for hygiene and safety within the school building. Here are two of the most important presentations we will cover: How to Stay Safe and Healthy & Cele Campus Expectations 

    On the topic of safety, we have been making schedule changes to keep class sizes for in-person learners as low as possible. You and your child may notice changes in Canvas and Skyward. Tomorrow morning, students should check Skyward to confirm their class schedule. In some cases the teacher may be the same, but the class period may have changed. Skyward will be the official reference for your child’s current schedule.

    Looking forward to another wonderful first for our Colts!

    Ben

     

    Familias Colt,

    ¡Dar una buena acogida! Mañana damos la bienvenida a algunos estudiantes más que han optado por unirse a nosotros como estudiantes en persona. Un recordatorio de que el miércoles será un día asincrónico para nuestros alumnos virtuales. Al comienzo de cada nueva nueve semanas, nuestros maestros necesitan tiempo adicional con nuestros alumnos en persona para orientarlos a navegar por los pasillos, encontrar sus aulas, imprimir identificaciones y asegurarse de que todos conozcan nuestras expectativas de Colt en cuanto a higiene y seguridad dentro de la escuela. edificio escolar. Estas son dos de las presentaciones más importantes que cubriremos: Cómo mantenerse seguro y saludable y las expectativas del campus Cele

    Sobre el tema de la seguridad, hemos estado haciendo cambios en el horario para mantener el tamaño de las clases para los estudiantes presenciales lo más bajo posible. Usted y su hijo pueden notar cambios en Canvas y Skyward. Mañana por la mañana, los estudiantes deben consultar Skyward para confirmar su horario de clases. En algunos casos, el maestro puede ser el mismo, pero el período de clase puede haber cambiado. Skyward será la referencia oficial para el horario actual de su hijo.

    Esperando otra primicia para nuestros Colts

    ¡Que sea un GRAN 2021, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Town Hall Meetings for Boundary Discussion Carpenter ES & Bohls MS

    As you may have heard, our 7th middle school in PfISD, Bohls Middle School, will open next school year. As the largest middle school, Cele’s attendance boundaries will be adjusted for the coming school year, and this will be an opportunity to hear what is proposed and to provide input on the potential changes.

    Como habrán escuchado, nuestra séptima escuela intermedia en PfISD, Bohls Middle School, abrirá el próximo año escolar. Como la escuela intermedia más grande, los límites de asistencia de Cele se ajustarán para el próximo año escolar, y esta será una oportunidad para escuchar lo que se propone y brindar información sobre los posibles cambios.

    Jan. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm Zoom Link

    Jan. 7, 6:00-7:00 pm Zoom Link

    Jan. 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Zoom Link

    Jan. 12, 6:30-7:00 pm Zoom Link

     

    Change to Athletics Competition and Practice

    A message was sent out by PfISD during the winter break regarding our adjustments to athletics competition due to the County entering stage 5. Here is our current plan and restrictions based on Austin Public Health guidelines:

    PfISD envió un mensaje durante las vacaciones de invierno con respecto a nuestros ajustes a la competencia de atletismo debido a que el condado está entrando en la etapa 5. Aquí está nuestro plan actual y las restricciones basadas en las pautas de Austin Public Health: 

    Games:

    • No middle school competition until further notice
    • No spectators at High School Varsity competition

    Practices:

    • Practices will only occur during the Athletic period within the school day
    • Virtual Students no longer are required to attend Athletics in-person

      

    Yearbooks Now On Sale

    Our Yearbook sales will be entirely online this year. Visit JostensYearbooks.com and search for Cele to place your order. In addition, if you would like to purchase a yearbook from last school year, please reach out to Jacob.Coleman@pfisd.net for more information.

    Nuestras ventas del Anuario estarán completamente en línea este año. Visite www.JostensYearbooks.com y busque Cele para realizar su pedido. Además, si desea comprar un anuario del año escolar pasado, comuníquese con Jacob.Coleman@pfisd.net para obtener más información.

     

    Parent Information for the Big Decisions program:

    Grade 7 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    EnglishEspanolVietnamese

     

    Grade 8 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    EnglishEspanolVietnamese

     

    If you do not want your 7th or 8th grade student to take this course and choose to opt-out, please submit an opt-out form as soon as possible using this link:

    Big Decisions Opt-Out Google Form

    This Google form will create and email a copy of the opt-out letter to you and to your student’s science teacher.

    Si no desea que su estudiante de séptimo u octavo grado tome este curso y opte por no participar, envíe un formulario de exclusión tan pronto como sea posible utilizando este enlace: Formulario de Google de exclusión voluntaria de grandes decisiones

    Este formulario de Google creará y enviará por correo electrónico una copia de la carta de exclusión a usted y al profesor de ciencias de su estudiante.

     

    Free Shoes for Students

    THIS Saturday January 9th from 9 am – 12 pm there is an opportunity for your child to receive a brand new pair of well fitted shoes! With the partnership of a missionary team Sole Mission, The Bridge Church wants to help your family! Please pre-register at https://bridgehutto.churchcenter.com/regist.../events/664111  OR just show up that day! We will be glad to help you!

    ***Shoes and sizes are limited and kids must be present!***

    ¡ESTE sábado 9 de enero de 9 am a 12 pm hay una oportunidad para que su hijo reciba un nuevo par de zapatos bien ajustados! ¡Con la colaboración de un equipo misionero de Misión Única, The Bridge Church quiere ayudar a su familia! ¡Preinscríbase en https://bridgehutto.churchcenter.com/regist.../events/664111 O simplemente preséntese ese día! ¡Estaremos encantados de ayudarte!

    *** ¡Los zapatos y las tallas son limitados y los niños deben estar presentes! ***

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In English, En Espanol, Bằng tiếng việt

     

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this linkfor more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks.

     

     

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home.

     

    Salud y Seguridad compartió este documento de Evaluación de padres y estudiantes como una guía para compartir con las familias para realizar una autoevaluación en el hogar.

     

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here.

     

    PfISD proporcionará servicios de alimentos en la mayor medida posible y permisible para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PFISD que participan en el aprendizaje virtual. No se proporcionará transporte del distrito a los lugares de recogida de comidas en la acera. Las comidas en la acera serán gratuitas para todos los estudiantes. PfISD continuará ofreciendo recogida de comida en la acera para los estudiantes INSCRITOS en PfISD en los lugares que se enumeran a continuación. Los estudiantes pueden recoger las comidas de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 9 a.m. para el desayuno y de 11 a.m. al mediodía. Los estudiantes pueden venir solos a recoger las comidas y / o un padre / tutor puede venir sin el estudiante a recoger las comidas. Los estudiantes pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo al mismo tiempo. Sin embargo, ya no podemos ofrecer comidas los fines de semana. Los menús de comidas mensuales se pueden encontrar aquí.

     

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Tenemos un sistema dentro de PfISD para responder preguntas sobre casi cualquier tema bajo el sol: "¡Hablemos!" Tiene casi seguro el tiempo de respuesta más rápido y la información más actualizada cuando dirige su pregunta aquí. Las consultas se controlan y se dirigen a la mejor fuente y a alguien que esté disponible para proporcionar respuestas. Pruébelo aquí: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

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  • Cele Update: Dec. 13

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/14/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Colt Families, 

    We have come to the final week of school in 2020. Thank you for all your support this semester, and I am looking forward to even better things for the second half of the school year when we return on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. At that time, Cele will have fully transitioned to our Canvas learning platform, which will enhance our students’ learning experience whether in-person or virtual.

    Regarding in-person and virtual learning for the new year, we have begun the process of balancing classes and changing schedules. If you or your student notice a different teacher name or order of courses, please know that we are building and rearranging schedules and the process will not be complete until closer to January 6. We will communicate when schedules are set and we also will be sure our in-person learners receive paper schedules when they return to the building. 

    Just as before, we will use the first day of the new nine-weeks to orient our in-person learners to safety and health procedures within the building. All virtual learners will have asynchronous instruction for the day (no Zoom meetings). We will resume our mirror-model of instruction on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

    Please Note: Students will need to change their passwords tomorrow (Monday) per the guidelines below. And finally, a reminder that we have an Early Release day for students at 12:45 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 18. Our Schedule for Friday is below. Classes will run approximately 30 minutes, and we will not have Advisory on Friday.

    Make it a GREAT final week, Colts!

    Familias Cele,

    Llegamos a la última semana de clases en 2020. Gracias por todo su apoyo este semestre, y espero cosas aún mejores para la segunda mitad del año escolar cuando regresemos el miércoles 6 de enero de 2021. En En ese momento, Cele habrá realizado una transición completa a nuestra plataforma de aprendizaje Canvas, que mejorará la experiencia de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes, ya sea en persona o virtual.

    En cuanto al aprendizaje presencial y virtual para el nuevo año, hemos comenzado el proceso de equilibrar clases y cambiar horarios. Si usted o su estudiante notan un nombre de maestro diferente o un orden de cursos diferente, sepa que estamos creando y reorganizando los horarios y el proceso no se completará hasta más cerca del 6 de enero. Comunicaremos cuándo se establezcan los horarios y también estaremos seguros nuestros alumnos en persona reciben horarios en papel cuando regresan al edificio.

    Al igual que antes, utilizaremos el primer día de las nuevas nueve semanas para orientar a nuestros alumnos en persona sobre los procedimientos de seguridad y salud dentro del edificio. Todos los estudiantes virtuales tendrán instrucción asincrónica durante el día (no habrá reuniones de Zoom). Reanudaremos nuestro modelo de instrucción espejo el jueves 7 de enero de 2021.

    Tenga en cuenta: Los estudiantes deberán cambiar sus contraseñas mañana (lunes) según las pautas a continuación. Y finalmente, un recordatorio de que tenemos un día de salida temprana para los estudiantes a las 12:45 pm este viernes 18 de diciembre. Nuestro horario para el viernes está a continuación. Las clases durarán aproximadamente 30 minutos y no tendremos asesoría el viernes.

    ¡Que sea una GRAN última semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Our Bell Schedule for Friday, Dec. 18

    We have an early release for students this Friday and will follow a modified schedule for both virtual and in-person students.

    1st period

    8:20-8:47

    2nd period

    8:51-9:21

    3rd period

    9:25-9:55

    8th period

    9:59-10:29

    7th period

    10:33-11:03

    6th period /Gr8 Lunch

    11:07 - 11:37

    5th period / Gr7 Lunch

    11:41 - 12:11

    4th period / Gr6 Lunch

    12:15 - 12:45

      

    Big Decisions Human Sexuality Info

    Parent Information for the Big Decisions program:

    Grade 7 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    English – Spanish – Vietnamese

    Grade 8 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    English – Spanish – Vietnamese 

    Opt-out form for Grade 7 and 8 Big Decisions program:

    Big Decisions Opt-Out Google Form

                                                                   

    IMPORTANT: Student Password Updates (MONDAY):

    As part of our annual process to ensure data and network security, students are required to change their passwords.  Due to the impact of COVID-19 on in person instruction, we decided to delay the process in order to avoid as much potential disruption as possible. However, we have now reached a point where we must enforce our password change policy for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Once we force the password change, students will have the following options to change their password:

    1. Students with district assigned Chromebooks will follow the instructions found HERE. The instruction document is also attached for those who would find that easier to access.
    2. Students without a district Chromebook will login on any campus computer or laptop and follow prompts to change their password.
    3. Students who are virtual and using their personal devices will use the tool found at the following link to reset their password:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrgctLtCPwnM1d5dEhvdVlOa0E/view?usp=sharing

    Reminder: Student passwords must be “complex” which means it will need to meet the following criteria:

    • Do not use any part of their name or S#
    • Password must be different from the last 10 passwords used
    • Must be a Minimum of 8 characters
    • Must include a minimum of the following:
      • One lowercase letter
      • One uppercase letter
      • One number
      • One special character

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    • What if my students cannot remember their passwords or have difficulty changing it?

    Teachers may assist students with changing their passwords by using the “Teachers Reset Students Password” tool.  Step by step instructions can be found by accessing the following link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s1DUKFw1Vl_Agk_J2H46pHcPKa1_l6DU/view

    • Does the password change work for Google Apps?

    The password sync does work with Google Apps, however, Google is only able to sync a certain number of passwords at a time, so users may experience a slight delay (3 minutes) in gaining access to their Google Apps.  If a student changes their password and is unable to access their Google account, please have them wait a few minutes and try again.

    • What happens if a student does not get a chance to change their password at school?

    If for some reason students do not have the opportunity to change their password on campus, but need access to tools such as Skyward or Online Textbook from home, they can use the tool found at the following link to reset their password:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrgctLtCPwnM1d5dEhvdVlOa0E/view?usp=sharing

    If there are any questions or issues please contact the Help Desk at 594-0212 or submit a ticket via the following link:  https://pfisd.gethelphss.com/

     

    Basketball Season Underway Weds. & Thu.

    Our boys and girls will kick off the season with games versus Park Crest Middle School. On Wednesday, the 7th grade boys travel to PCMS and the 7th grade girls will be at home. On Thursday, the 8th grade girls travel to PCMS and the 8th grade boys are home. Parents, please monitor communications from coaches for potential changes to schedules and information on tickets and requirements in place for game attendance this season. Tickets will be limited for each athlete to ensure appropriate social distancing is afforded all spectators.

    Yearbooks Now On Sale

    Our Yearbook sales will be entirely online this year. Visit JostensYearbooks.com and search for Cele to place your order. In addition, if you would like to purchase a yearbook from last school year, please reach out to Jacob.Coleman@pfisd.net for more information.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In English, En Espanol, Bằng tiếng việt

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this link for more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks. 

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home.

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

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  • Cele Update: Dec. 6

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/7/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

     

    Two short weeks remain in this semester, and we have much in store for our Colts. We also want to give our students the opportunity to have some fun this week. Each day will be a different theme for dressing up and showing school spirit:

    • Monday – Twin Day (pick a twin and dress alike)
    • Tuesday – Holiday Clothes (show how festive you can be)
    • Wednesday – Pajama Day (be cozy all day)
    • Thursday – Decades Day (pick your favorite decade and go retro)
    • Friday – Cele Pride (load up the Cele Swag)

    Shout out to our Journalism students who have been doing outstanding work with the student announcements this year, publicizing school news and providing important reminders. Check them out for yourself here. Yet another way to stay connected to Cele. Read on for all the details of the week ahead.

     

    Make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Familias Colt,

    Quedan dos semanas en este semestre, y tenemos mucho reservado para nuestros Colts. También queremos darles a nuestros estudiantes la oportunidad de divertirse esta semana. Cada día será un tema diferente para disfrazarse y mostrar el espíritu escolar:

    • Lunes - Día de las gemelas (elige una gemela y vístete igual)
    • Martes - Ropa festiva (demuestre lo festivo que puede ser)
    • Miércoles - Día del pijama (manténgase cómodo todo el día)
    • Jueves - Día de las décadas (elige tu década favorita y vuélvete retro)
    • Viernes - Cele Pride (carga el Cele Swag)

    Saludos a nuestros estudiantes de Periodismo que han estado haciendo un trabajo sobresaliente con los anuncios de los estudiantes este año, publicando noticias de la escuela y proporcionando recordatorios importantes. Compruébelo usted mismo aquí. Otra forma más de mantenerse conectado con Cele. Siga leyendo para conocer todos los detalles de la próxima semana.

    ¡Que sea una GRAN semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Picture Day THIS Tuesday

    Picture Day is Tuesday, December 8 during Social Studies classes. Please send the picture envelope with your student on Tuesday. The photographer will accept payment during the day on Tuesday, December 8th until 3:00 p.m. or they can pay online until 2:00 p.m. on December 9th. All students who are virtual learners will have an opportunity to have their pictures taken by appointment in the second semester. Date TBD.

     

    Virtual or In-Person Decisions Due THIS Wednesday

    The last day to change Method of Instruction for the 3rd nine-weeks (beginning January 6) is this Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Email Oralia.Gonzalez@pfisd.net if you would like to make achange for the 3rd nine-weeks. If we do not receive a notification, your child will continue in their current learning setting for the 3rd nine-week grading period.

     

    Big Decisions Human Sexuality Info Meetings THIS week

    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. Parent meetings will be held on Zoom webinars on the following dates:

     

    Big Decisions Parent Meeting - Night 1

    When: Dec 7, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/83420430195

     

    Big Decisions Parent Meeting - Night 2

    When: Dec 8, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/82588306526

     

    UIL Competition THIS Week

    Our University Interscholastic League teams will compete this week after school Monday through Thursday according to their event schedule. We are very proud of all our scholars for their hard work this season, and the coaches and I are eager to see some results. Best of luck to our competitors!

     

    KickStart Belt Pick-Up THIS Week

    Ms. Gonzalez will be distributing belts to all KickStart students who earned them this semester. Kickstart 1 is invited to come by the front of the building from 4:30-5:30 pm Monday, December 7; Kickstart 2 from 4:30-5:30 pm Tuesday, December 8; Kickstart 3 from 4:30-5:30 pm Wednesday, December 9. Congratulations to all of our students who leveled up! Way to show that GRIT, Colts!

     

    Basketball Season Underway Weds. & Thu.

    Our boys and girls will kick off the season with scrimmages against Pflugerville Middle School. On Wednesday, the 7th grade boys travel to PMS and the 7th grade girls will be at home. On Thursday, the 8th grade girls travel to PMS and the 8th grade boys are home. Parents, please monitor communications from coaches for potential changes to schedules and information on tickets and requirements in place for game attendance this season. Tickets will be limited for each athlete to ensure appropriate social distancing is afforded all spectators.

     

    Time to Vote for the 2021-2022 Calendar

    We need your help input on the 21-22 Instructional Calendar. Currently we have only 2200 responses across PfISD, substantially lower than past survey responses. The survey will close on Friday, December 11th.

    You can review the calendar options with the links below and take the survey.

     

    Yearbooks Now On Sale

    Our Yearbook sales will be entirely online this year. Visit JostensYearbooks.com and search for Cele to place your order. In addition, if you would like to purchase a yearbook from last school year, please reach out to Jacob.Coleman@pfisd.net for more information.

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In English, En Espanol, Bằng tiếng việt

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this link for more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks.

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home. 

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here.

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here:https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &
    Colt Country Champion
    Cele Middle School

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Cele Update: Nov. 29

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/30/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Colt Families,

    I hope you and your loved ones stayed healthy and happy over the break. As always, while being grateful to be surrounded (in smaller numbers this year) by family, I took time to reflect on how privileged and thankful I am to serve the community with amazing teammates. Whether we have formally met yet or not, I appreciate all you do to support your child and your child’s teachers in creating an exceptional educational experience here at Cele.

    As you may have learned before, we take seriously the job of getting to know our students and meet not only their educational needs, but also their human needs. We are launching a more targeted support system for social and emotional needs via our Advisory class. More details on that below, but I would love your feedback on how Advisory is running over the next few weeks. Our goal is to create a space through Advisory that allows us to target student support in its many forms and for virtual and in-person students alike. Your input would be most appreciated.

    Lastly, as we do after each break or transition, we will invest some time Monday going over expectations with our students. We spend more time on expectations that may need clarification or may be new. Parents, you can check out the same presentation our students will view here. Additionally, I want to point you toward another source of information and insight – our Student-Produced Daily Announcements. Simply navigate to www.pfisd.net/cele and select “School Info” then from the dropdown menu, “Announcements & Advisory.” This is just one more way to stay connected!

    Parents, if you could help us out at home this evening with the reminder that kids bundle up this week, pack their lunches (or pick up FREE breakfast and lunch here at Cele), remember to charge their Chromebooks, remember to bring their Chromebooks and especially…

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

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    Espero que usted y sus seres queridos se hayan mantenido saludables y felices durante las vacaciones. Como siempre, aunque estoy agradecido de estar rodeado (en menor número este año) de mi familia, me tomé un tiempo para reflexionar sobre lo privilegiado y agradecido que estoy de servir a la comunidad con compañeros de equipo increíbles. Ya sea que nos hayamos conocido formalmente o no, agradezco todo lo que hace para apoyar a su hijo y a los maestros de su hijo para crear una experiencia educativa excepcional aquí en Cele.

    Como puede que haya aprendido antes, nos tomamos muy en serio la tarea de conocer a nuestros estudiantes y satisfacer no solo sus necesidades educativas, sino también sus necesidades humanas. Estamos lanzando un sistema de apoyo más específico para las necesidades sociales y emocionales a través de nuestra clase de asesoría. Más detalles sobre eso a continuación, pero me encantaría recibir sus comentarios sobre cómo se está ejecutando Advisory durante las próximas semanas. Nuestro objetivo es crear un espacio a través de la Asesoría que nos permita orientar el apoyo a los estudiantes en sus muchas formas y para los estudiantes virtuales y en persona por igual. Su aportación será muy apreciada.

    Por último, como hacemos después de cada receso o transición, invertiremos algo de tiempo el lunes revisando las expectativas con nuestros estudiantes. Dedicamos más tiempo a las expectativas que pueden necesitar aclaraciones o pueden ser nuevas. Padres, pueden ver la misma presentación que verán nuestros estudiantes aquí. Además, quiero señalarle otra fuente de información y conocimiento: nuestros anuncios diarios producidos por estudiantes. Simplemente navegue a www.pfisd.net/celey seleccione "Información de la escuela" y luego, en el menú desplegable, "Anuncios y avisos". ¡Esta es solo una forma más de mantenerse conectado!

    Padres, si pudieran ayudarnos en casa esta noche con el recordatorio de que los niños se abriguen esta semana, preparen sus almuerzos (o recojan el desayuno y el almuerzo GRATIS aquí en Cele), recuerden cargar sus Chromebooks, recuerden traer sus Chromebooks y especialmente…

    ¡Hagamos que sea una GRAN semana, Colts!

    Ben

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Advisory Changes this Week

    Beginning this week we will have some changes during Advisory. In case you were unaware, students have a 20-minute Advisory period right before or just after lunch each day, Monday through Thursday. Parents, here is the daily routine, and yes, virtual students can and should participate. In addition to viewing the daily announcements, students will engaged in a weekly Social-Emotional Learning lesson and will complete both a reading and math diagnostic practice through IXL. Social Emotional Learning Mondays start tomorrow and a different lesson will be shared each Monday. This week, we are focusing on Kindness. Our teachers will share this five-minute video to get us started. Online learners can give feedback to their peers and teachers using this link. On Fridays, our grade level Assistant Principals and Counselors extend the lunch period and use the time together in the cafetorium to build relationships and address any grade-level matters with students. On any given day during Advisory, teachers can work with students individually or in small groups. We’re looking forward to next-level work starting this week!

    Yearbooks Now On Sale

    Our Yearbook sales will be entirely online this year. Visit JostensYearbooks.com and search for Cele to place your order. In addition, if you would like to purchase a yearbook from last school year, please reach out to Jacob.Coleman@pfisd.net for more information.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    One of our goals is to ensure all families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school complete an application. Regardless of whether or not your child attends school in-person, there are benefits to families who qualify and to your child’s school. Please take a moment to complete an application:

    Uno de nuestros objetivos es asegurarnos de que todas las familias que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela completen una solicitud. Independientemente de si su hijo asiste o no a la escuela en persona, existen beneficios para las familias que califican y para la escuela de su hijo. Tómese un momento para completar una solicitud:

    In English, En Espanol, Bằng tiếng việt

    Supplies for In-Person Learners

    For all students who will be attending school in-person at Cele, please make note of these additional school supplies required for the school year:

    • Chromebooks
      • Each Colt will be issued a Chromebook upon enrolling for in-person learning. Parents, here is the Chromebook Agreement and Policy in English y en Espanol: el acuerdo y la póliza. Please print and sign a copy each form and bring it to the front office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday so that we can issue your child a Chromebook. Insurance information is available when you provide the form. Call us at 512-594-3000 for details.
      • Our Chromebooks will be a necessary school resource, similar to textbooks in the past. In addition to caring for their new device, an expectation for our Colts is that they ensure they have their Chromebook fully charged at the start of each school day. Please make a plan with your child to help him/her be prepared each morning.
    • Wired Headphones
      • Students will use their Chromebooks in class for communication and a variety of learning tasks. Headphones will be essential, and it is important that students use wired headphones that can plug into their Chromebooks. While Bluetooth/wireless is popular, they do not work well in close proximity to other Bluetooth devices, sometimes lose their charge, and create other issues in the school environment.
    • Water bottles
      • To help ensure your child’s health, we are not using drinking fountains in the building. Instead, we have water bottle fillers for student use. Each Colt should bring his or her personal water bottle with a name displayed. A new expectation for our Colts is to arrive with their water bottles filled to start the day.
    • Masks
      • Masks will be worn the entire school day and on school buses except when students are eating at scheduled meal times, engaged in vigorous exercise, or are playing a musical instrument. If your child has not worn a mask very often, for very long, or very recently, it is recommended that students start practicing this week and slowly build up. Start with wearing a mask for a 30-minute episode or a 30-minute activity without a bathroom break. Work up to a movie or another activity for an hour-and-a-half without taking a bathroom break. You know your child best, and we want you to be able to use time now to prepare our students to stay safe at school. See this link for more information on selecting, wearing, and cleaning masks.

    Screening Your Child at Home

    Health and Safety shared this Parent Student Screening document as a guide to share with families for conducting self-screening at home.

    Meals During Remote Learning
    PfISD will provide food services to the greatest extent possible and allowable for PFISD ENROLLED students participating in virtual learning. District transportation will not be provided to curbside meal pick up locations. Curbside meals will be provided free for all students. PfISD will continue to offer curbside meal pickup for ENROLLED PfISD students at the locations listed below. Students can pick up meals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-noon. Students can come by themselves to pick up meals and/or a parent /guardian can come without the student to pick up meals. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. However, we are no longer able to provide weekend meals. Monthly meal menus can be found here.

    Let’s Talk!

    We have a system in place within PfISD to answer questions to just about any topic under the sun: “Let’s Talk!” You are almost assured the fastest response time and the most up-to-date information when you direct your question here. Inquiries are monitored and directed to the best source and someone who is available to provide answers. Try it out here: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7772

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

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