• Cele Update - November 27, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 11/27/2022 8:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    I hope the Thanksgiving Week provided time well-spent with friends and family. Thank you to our PTO and everyone who donated desserts to our Cele Staff to launch us into the holiday. The giving also included a surprise visit from the Pflugerville Education Pfoundation who bestowed a grant on Cele to support our “Math is Lit” initiative. One of our big pushes at Cele is to support a love of reading across all genres, and this gift of $750 will be used to purchase more math-themed literature in math classrooms.

    We also had a tremendously successful showing at the One-Act Play Pfestival over the Thanksgiving Break. Congratulations to our Cast and Crew, and our Theatre Directors, Mr. Beseda and Ms. Kewley, for earning a Superior Rating for their adaptation of Harvey!

    We have three weeks remaining in the semester, and we will be encouraging our Colts every day to finish strong. Thank you for all the support to help each Colt grow a little smarter EVERY DAY.

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor

    Cele Middle School Website

    Cele PTO Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Jingle Bell Stampede THIS Saturday

    Join us December 3, from 11:00-12:30, for our inaugural Jingle Bell Stampede. The deadline for ordering a T-Shirt has passed, but there still is time to make a donation to register yourself, friends, and family to participate. Read the details at this flyer, sign up, and we will see you Saturday!

    PfISD 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar

    The Pflugerville ISD instructional calendar results from a collaboration between the community, students, and staff. The calendar is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, especially our students and teachers. Our District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) solicits your feedback as part of their 2023-2024 calendar development process. Please respond by Dec 9, 2022. Click to complete survey

    Weiss “Little Howlers” Choir Camp

    Weiss Choir will host its first camp called “Little Howlers.”  Boys and girls from Kinder through 8th grade are invited to come and join the choir to learn Christmas/Holiday songs AND perform at the Winter Concert. The camp will be on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m.-1 pm and the concert on Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm in the Weiss HS PAC. Details may be found at this link: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFRr_N7AuM/QszoNNuN_GB-RrZ6Lyagdw/view?utm_content=DAFRr_N7AuM&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

    Weiss Color Guard Clinic

    Register now to take part in the Weiss Color Guard Clinic on November 30, from 5:30-7:45 pm. The flyer can be viewed here, and more information is available at https://www.weissbands.com/

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Following are our Cele expectations and information related to our IDs:

     

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

     

    Identification Badge Procedures

    On any given day, 97% of our students arrive to campus with their student IDs displayed on a lanyard around their necks. Thank you for your support with making this happen! If your child forgets or has misplaced their ID, their first stop is to the Think Tank so that we can determine a solution, which usually entails one of two options:

    Option 1: Purchase a Replacement

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • The student may purchase the following items (cash only at this time)
      • ID Card Replacement $5.00
      • ID Badge Plastic Holder Replacement $2.00
      • Standard Red or Black Lanyard $2.00
      • Cele Colt Mascot Lanyard $3.00

    Option 2: Borrow a Temporary ID

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • Parents will be Students will exchange personal item (typically their cell phone) for a numbered Temporary ID, Badge Holder, and Lanyard
    • Students will return the Temporary ID at the end of the day and retrieve their personal items
    • If parents are able to bring the ID to school, it will be delivered to the student as soon as practical and exchanged for the temporary ID
    • Students who repeatedly need to borrow a temporary ID may be assigned a consequence by an administrator

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

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  • Cele Update - November 13, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 11/13/2022 10:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    We had an awe-inspiring close to Military Families Appreciation week as we returned to our tradition of an in-house Veterans Day Ceremony. Shout outs to our student organizations (National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, and the Cele Cheer Team) who hosted our Veterans, and to our Cele Choir and Cele Band, who had an encore performance at the City of Pflugerville Veterans Day Ceremony as well. A special shout out to our parent volunteers and teachers who helped with uniforms, equipment transport, and behind-the-scenes prep to stage the event.

    This week we kick off Basketball season and the culmination of One-Act Play season to launch us into our Thanksgiving Break. When we return on November 28, we will have just three, short weeks left in the semester. Our students have learned a great deal, and we want to make sure they finish strong. Please keep an eye on Skyward, especially if your child is in a high school credit course (such as Algebra, Health, Professional Communications, Spanish, Fundamentals of Computer Science, or Gateway). Student grades in high school courses for the semester are recorded on their high school transcript and will become factored into their Grade Point Average. We want to be sure our Colts have given their very best effort.

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor

    Cele Middle School Website

    Cele PTO Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Weiss Color Guard Clinic

    Register now to take part in the Weiss Color Guard Clinic on November 30, from 5:30-7:45 pm. The flyer can be viewed here, and more information is available at https://www.weissbands.com/

     

    Calling all those who love to support and care for our amazing Colt staff!!

    The PTO hospitality committee is bringing back treats to ALL teachers and staff to enjoy over their much deserved Thanksgiving break.  We need your help making this happen again. Time to bring out your favorite recipes, try new ones or buy delicious cookies, cakes, pies, muffins and cupcakes! The treats need to be dropped off in the front office on Friday, November 18 between 8-9am. Thank you in advance for your donation. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EABAA2DA7FA7-lets3

    Identification Badge Procedures

    On any given day, 97% of our students arrive to campus with their student IDs displayed on a lanyard around their necks. Thank you for your support with making this happen! If your child forgets or has misplaced their ID, their first stop is to the Think Tank so that we can determine a solution, which usually entails one of two options:

    Option 1: Purchase a Replacement

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • The student may purchase the following items (cash only at this time)
      • ID Card Replacement $5.00
      • ID Badge Plastic Holder Replacement $2.00
      • Standard Red or Black Lanyard $2.00
      • Cele Colt Mascot Lanyard $3.00

    Option 2: Borrow a Temporary ID

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • Parents will be Students will exchange personal item (typically their cell phone) for a numbered Temporary ID, Badge Holder, and Lanyard
    • Students will return the Temporary ID at the end of the day and retrieve their personal items
    • If parents are able to bring the ID to school, it will be delivered to the student as soon as practical and exchanged for the temporary ID
    • Students who repeatedly need to borrow a temporary ID may be assigned a consequence by an administrator

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

     

    Jingle Bell Stampede

    Save the date for December 3, from 11:00-12:30, for our inaugural Jingle Bell Stampede. Read the details at this flyer, and stay tuned!

     

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

     

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Following are our Cele expectations and information related to our IDs:

     

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

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  • Cele Update - November 6, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 11/6/2022 10:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

     

    This week our shout out goes to all our Military Families at Cele. Thank you for your service, and whether or not you are able to attend our Cele Veterans Day Ceremony, know that you are a revered and valued by our students and staff at Cele.

     

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

     

    Ben O’Connor

     

    Cele Middle School Website

    Cele PTO Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Chromebook Checks THIS Monday

    This is a reminder that our next regular Chromebook Check is tomorrow, Monday, November 7, during your child’s 2nd period class. If possible, please make certain your student has a charged Chromebook on campus on Tuesday. This will help ensure that each student has the right Chromebook in their possession.

     

    Calling all those who love to support and care for our amazing Colt staff!!

    The PTO hospitality committee is bringing back treats to ALL teachers and staff to enjoy over their much deserved Thanksgiving break.  We need your help making this happen again. Time to bring out your favorite recipes, try new ones or buy delicious cookies, cakes, pies, muffins and cupcakes! The treats need to be dropped off in the front office on Friday, November 18 between 8-9am. Thank you in advance for your donation. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EABAA2DA7FA7-lets3

     

    Veterans Day 2022

    Cele looks forward to honoring our service men and women on Thursday, November 10, during our Cele Veterans Day ceremony. If your child has a veteran family member, you are invited to please submit their photos for our Veteran Honor Wall from now until Nov. 4th. Please use the following link: bit.ly/celeveteran2022

     

    Canned Food Drive: October 31st – November 11th

    We will have collection boxes positioned in the cafeteria beginning October 31 for our annual canned food drive benefiting area food banks. We invite you to participate!

     

    TEA reaches out to determine property to cut from PfISD!

    The Attendance Credit Election is a state-required, one-time election that asks voters to allow Pflugerville ISD to make the mandatory recapture payments through the purchase of attendance credit. If approved by voters, PfISD can make the required recapture payments to the state in this manner.

    If the ACE fails, the district will lose between $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in tax base. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has already reached out to Travis County for a list of property values to determine what would be cut out and given to another district that is not in Chapter 49. We anticipate the district could lose all of its Top 10 tax paying commercial properties including Amazon, the Stone Hill Shopping Center, Dell on Parmer Lane, Living Spaces and even some of our smaller businesses. If TEA chose to cut out any land which had houses or apartment complexes on them, the property taxes and the students would belong to the recipient district.

    Learn more about the ACE election by visiting https://www.pfisd.net/election2022

     

    PfISD Bond & Election Information

    For more information about the 3 Elections held by PfISD in November (ACE, VATRE, and Bond), please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022.

     

    Identification Badge Procedures

    On any given day, 97% of our students arrive to campus with their student IDs displayed on a lanyard around their necks. Thank you for your support with making this happen! If your child forgets or has misplaced their ID, their first stop is to the Think Tank so that we can determine a solution, which usually entails one of two options:

     

    Option 1: Purchase a Replacement

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • The student may purchase the following items (cash only at this time)
      • ID Card Replacement $5.00
      • ID Badge Plastic Holder Replacement $2.00
      • Standard Red or Black Lanyard $2.00
      • Cele Colt Mascot Lanyard $3.00

    Option 2: Borrow a Temporary ID

    • First, your child will be instructed to contact a parent to inform them of the lost/misplaced ID
    • Parents will be Students will exchange personal item (typically their cell phone) for a numbered Temporary ID, Badge Holder, and Lanyard
    • Students will return the Temporary ID at the end of the day and retrieve their personal items
    • If parents are able to bring the ID to school, it will be delivered to the student as soon as practical and exchanged for the temporary ID
    • Students who repeatedly need to borrow a temporary ID may be assigned a consequence by an administrator

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

     

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

     

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

     

    Jingle Bell Stampede

    Save the date for December 3, from 11:00-12:30, for our inaugural Jingle Bell Stampede. Read the details at this flyer, and stay tuned!

     

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

     

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Following are our Cele expectations and information related to our IDs:

     

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

    Comments (-1)
  • Cele Update - October 30, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 10/30/2022 9:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    We had a great time dressing up each day last week to raise drug and alcohol awareness for our students and recommit ourselves to making healthy choices at Cele. As a reminder, students will not be allowed to wear Halloween costumes at school Monday – we want to return to our routines and keep the focus on learning from day one this week!

    It was a busy week and a busy weekend, and I’d like to share a few shout outs:

    • To the CMS Choir, who had 20 students qualify for the TMEA All-Region Choir! More than one-third of the PfISD students will be from Cele!
    • To the CMS Band, who had 49 students auditioning for the All-Region Band! We sent two buses filled with students and instruments!
    • To the CMS KickStart teams and individuals who competed and qualified for Regionals Saturday! So proud of your performance and accomplishments!
    • To the 7th grade Football team, who still is undefeated heading into the final game this week!
    • To the CMS 7th and 8th grade Volleyball Teams who BOTH finished undefeated seasons and claimed District Championships!
    • To the PTO for an incredible, inaugural Trunk or Treat following the Hauncert last Wednesday! Thank you to all who supported our Book Fair as well!

     

    Finally, a reminder that early voting continues through this week, and you can find more information at the following link: https://www.pfisd.net/election2022.

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor

     

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Canned Food Drive: October 31st – November 11th

    We will have collection boxes positioned in the cafeteria beginning October 31 for our annual canned food drive benefiting area food banks. We invite you to participate!

    Spirit Night Nov. 2

    Our first Spirit Night is coming up on November 2nd. The Kebab Shop will give back 50% of sales to the school. You MUST present this flyer. Join us!

    Veterans Day 2022

    Cele looks forward to honoring our service men and women on Thursday, November 10, during our Cele Veterans Day ceremony. If your child has a veteran family member, you are invited to please submit their photos for our Veteran Honor Wall from now until Nov. 4th. Please use the following link: bit.ly/celeveteran2022

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

     

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

    Jingle Bell Stampede

    Save the date for December 3, from 11:00-12:30, for our inaugural Jingle Bell Stampede. Read the details at this flyer, and stay tuned!

     

    TEA reaches out to determine property to cut from PfISD!

    The Attendance Credit Election is a state-required, one-time election that asks voters to allow Pflugerville ISD to make the mandatory recapture payments through the purchase of attendance credit. If approved by voters, PfISD can make the required recapture payments to the state in this manner.

    If the ACE fails, the district will lose between $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in tax base. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has already reached out to Travis County for a list of property values to determine what would be cut out and given to another district that is not in Chapter 49. We anticipate the district could lose all of its Top 10 tax paying commercial properties including Amazon, the Stone Hill Shopping Center, Dell on Parmer Lane, Living Spaces and even some of our smaller businesses. If TEA chose to cut out any land which had houses or apartment complexes on them, the property taxes and the students would belong to the recipient district.

    Learn more about the ACE election by visiting https://www.pfisd.net/election2022

    PfISD Bond & Election Information

    For more information about the 3 Elections held by PfISD in November (ACE, VATRE, and Bond), please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022.

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Action Item - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications:

    If you have not already completed your Free or reduced-price meal application, it is as important as ever for families to complete the annual Free & Reduced lunch applications. Qualifying families will receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast once the form is completed and verified. This can be done using this link: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500 Families who qualify also are eligible for benefits beyond free or reduced price lunch. It takes only a few minutes to apply!

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

     

    Ticket links for athletic events:

    Football at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BIFO

    Link to purchase tickets to Football at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Following are our Cele expectations and information related to our IDs:

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased at a cost of $5.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

    Comments (-1)
  • Cele Update - October 23, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 10/23/2022 10:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    We have a very busy week ahead with Sports Competitions, Book Fair, Pep Rally, Hauncert, and Red Ribbon week. Cele school spirit may be at an all-time high this week with so much to celebrate!

    I want to commend our students for doing an outstanding job during the first days with their new student IDs. We prompted students at the end of each school day last week to put their IDs in a safe location (like their backpack) so that they would have it ready to go when they returned each the morning. Students were extremely responsible with keeping up with their IDs, and this is a good indication that they have formed strong habits early to stay organized.

    So you are aware, students in PfISD will need their IDs for events outside of the school day as well. Students will need their student IDs to enter sports events and other extra-curricular events and competitions. They also can use their IDs now in the cafeteria lines and to check out books from the library. Thank you for supporting a successful launch to this new system!

    Finally, a few shout outs:

    • To the Cele PTO Board for staffing the concessions at our Volleyball Games this season and for creating an opportunity for student organizations to host a concession stand and fundraise during the upcoming basketball season!
    • To the Band Parents who pulled off an incredible band night again this past week!
    • To the Green Family for volunteering time and resources this weekend to repair our Gaga Ball Pit by the football field. Thank you for your service to Cele!

     

    Please read on for all the details of the many happening ahead, and let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

     

    Ben O’Connor

     

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Book Fair THIS WEEK

    Our library is hosting a Scholastic book fair October 24-28.  Shop online or set up eWallets here.  Hours will be 8am-4pm daily, closing at 2pm on Friday, 10/28.  The fair will be open late on October 26 during Trunk or Treating. Buy some great “boooo”ks!

     

    Red Ribbon Week THIS WEEK

    We once again Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with dress up days to show solidarity in making healthy choices to combat the prevalence of drugs and alcohol use. Here is our schedule for the week of October 24th

    Monday – Rally in Red (Wear Red)

    Tuesday – Wild & Crazy Clothes (Mix and match)

    Wednesday – Retro Day (Wear Vintage or Retro Clothes)

    Thursday – Twin Day (Match a friend or two)

    Friday – PJs OR a Halloween-themed shirt (no costumes)

     

    Hauncert/Trunk r Treat THIS WEDNESDAY

    You ALL are invited to a Halloween Concert and Trunk r Treat. We have our volunteers ready to prepare the trunks, now we need some trick or treaters. Please see attached flyer with details. You can start ordering your dinner now for a pick up time that works best for you, scan the QR code on flyer or go to the links below. We are looking forward to a fun community event. 

    Ordering from Crepe Crazy- www.bestfoodtrucks.com/lots/austin-6000-cele-road

    Ordering from Redfin- https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/shifts/96407-austin-6000-cele-road-on-2022-10-26

    Canned Food Drive: October 31st – November 11th

    We will have collection boxes positioned in the cafeteria beginning October 31 for our annual canned food drive benefiting area food banks. We invite you to participate!

     

    Spirit Night Nov. 2

    Our first Spirit Night is coming up on November 2nd. The Kebab Shop will give back 50% of sales to the school. You MUST present this flyer. Join us!

     

    Veterans Day 2022

    Cele looks forward to honoring our service men and women on Thursday, November 10, during our Cele Veterans Day ceremony. If your child has a veteran family member, you are invited to please submit their photos for our Veteran Honor Wall from now until Nov. 4th. Please use the following link: bit.ly/celeveteran2022

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination is an excellent opportunity for students to practice team work and creative problem solving skills.  Teams are forming now and will present the solution to their chosen challenge at the regional tournament on Feb 18.  Parent volunteers are needed to act as Team Managers. Please click here for more information and the interest form.  Forms are by October 28.  Contact the Cele Librarian with any questions at Margaret.dominguez@pfisd.net.

     

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

     

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

     

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

     

    Jingle Bell Stampede

    Save the date for December 3, from 11:00-12:30, for our inaugural Jingle Bell Stampede. Read the details at this flyer, and stay tuned!

     

    TEA reaches out to determine property to cut from PfISD!

    The Attendance Credit Election is a state-required, one-time election that asks voters to allow Pflugerville ISD to make the mandatory recapture payments through the purchase of attendance credit. If approved by voters, PfISD can make the required recapture payments to the state in this manner.

    If the ACE fails, the district will lose between $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in tax base. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has already reached out to Travis County for a list of property values to determine what would be cut out and given to another district that is not in Chapter 49. We anticipate the district could lose all of its Top 10 tax paying commercial properties including Amazon, the Stone Hill Shopping Center, Dell on Parmer Lane, Living Spaces and even some of our smaller businesses. If TEA chose to cut out any land which had houses or apartment complexes on them, the property taxes and the students would belong to the recipient district.

    Learn more about the ACE election by visiting https://www.pfisd.net/election2022

     

    PfISD Bond & Election Information

    For more information about the 3 Elections held by PfISD in November (ACE, VATRE, and Bond), please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022.

     

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Action Item - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications:

    If you have not already completed your Free or reduced-price meal application, it is as important as ever for families to complete the annual Free & Reduced lunch applications. Qualifying families will receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast once the form is completed and verified. This can be done using this link: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500 Families who qualify also are eligible for benefits beyond free or reduced price lunch. It takes only a few minutes to apply!

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

     

    Ticket links for athletic events:

    Ticket links will activate 24 hours before the game.

    Volleyball at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BJGL

     Link to purchase tickets to Volleyball at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Football at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BIFO

    Link to purchase tickets to Football at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Following are our Cele expectations and information related to our IDs:

     

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased at a cost of $5.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has the information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

    Comments (-1)
  • Cele Update - October 9, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 10/16/2022 8:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    We had some challenges with the necessary equipment and software at the start of the year, but we now are able to print and distribute student Identification (ID) Badges for all our students. As you may have heard, student IDs now are required at all middle school and high school campuses for safety reasons. Students should be receiving their IDs later this week, and I want to review expectations and information related to our IDs:

    • Student IDs must be worn using a lanyard and visible at all times on campus (excluding pre-approved activities such as PE).
    • We are providing the first ID and lanyard at no cost to students and families.
    • If IDs are lost, defaced, or misplaced, a replacement ID and Lanyard must be purchased at a cost of $5.
    • Should a student repeatedly fail to meet expectations with student IDs, additional disciplinary consequences are possible.

    Our aim is for students to be successful with remembering their IDs each day in order to help us maintain the safest possible environment here at Cele. Already this expectation has been in place at our neighboring middle schools and high schools, and I am confident our Colts will quickly adopt this practice. Thank you in advance for assisting your child with placing their ID in a location (such as a backpack) each night so that they have it when they arrive at school each morning.

    There are many exciting events and activities happening this month, so please read on for all the details.

    Let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    Nominate a Cele Educator

    Do you know an amazing educator? CMS is filled with them! If an educator here at Cele has gone above and beyond for your child, you, or your family, I encourage you to take a moment to nominate them for one of the greatest awards in education - The HEB Excellence in Education Award: Excellence in Education Awards - HEB 

    Nominations close next week!

    Red Ribbon Week: October 24th - 28th

    We once again will Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with dress up days to show solidarity in making healthy choices to combat the prevalence of drugs and alcohol use. Here is our schedule for the week of October 24th:

    Canned Food Drive: October 31st – November 11th

    We will have collection boxes positioned in the cafeteria beginning October 31 for our annual canned food drive benefiting area food banks. We invite you to participate!

    Veterans Day 2022

    Cele looks forward to honoring our service men and women on Thursday, November 10, during our Cele Veterans Day ceremony. If your child has a veteran family member, you are invited to please submit their photos for our Veteran Honor Wall from now until Nov. 4th. Please use the following link: bit.ly/celeveteran2022

    Volunteers Needed

    Parent volunteers needed! The Cele PTO is working with the campus to create a Tutoring Lab. While we talk logistics we are looking for parent volunteers to help us out with tutoring 2-3 times a week. If you are interested in any way and can help us out, please fill out the google form provided: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_rvqYMoeJ26zwUZVNTscJa683iQyOcmhBoqT-AtwM-Ckt9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    Spirit Night

    Our first Spirit Night is coming up on November 2nd. The Kebab Shop will give back 50% of sales to the school. You MUST present this flyer. Join us!

    Hauncert/Trunk r Treat Blurb

    You ALL are invited to a Halloween Concert and Trunk r Treat. We have our volunteers ready to prepare the trunks, now we need some trick or treaters. Please see attached flyer with details. You can start ordering your dinner now for a pick up time that works best for you, scan the QR code on flyer or go to the links below. We are looking foward to a fun community event. 

    Ordering from Crepe Crazy- www.bestfoodtrucks.com/lots/austin-6000-cele-road

    Ordering from Redfin- https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/shifts/96407-austin-6000-cele-road-on-2022-10-26

    Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination is an excellent opportunity for students to practice team work and creative problem solving skills.  Teams are forming now and will present the solution to their chosen challenge at the regional tournament on Feb 18.  Parent volunteers are needed to act as Team Managers. Please click here for more information and the interest form.  Forms are by October 28.  Contact the Cele Librarian with any questions at Margaret.dominguez@pfisd.net.

    Book Fair Oct. 24-28

    Our library is hosting a Scholastic book fair October 24-28.  Shop online or set up eWallets here.  Hours will be 8am-4pm daily, closing at 2pm on Friday, 10/28.  The fair will be open late on October 26 during Trunk or Treating. Buy some great “boooo”ks!

    UIL Recruitment Under Way

    It is the time of year where we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts under the supervision of a coach (occasionally before or after school), and then compete at the district-wide contest. Events include Calculator Applications, Chess, Oral Reading, Editoryal Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Spelling, Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Spelling, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math. If you would like to sign up or have your student sign up, please use this link. You can also contact Elizabeth Lopez at elizabeth.lopez@pfisd.net

    Cele UIL website:

    https://sites.google.com/pfisd.net/cele-uil/home

     

    Link to form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyI7GCo9CF-ajyFRjoOx0shyi0y7Hn8D8BTELv5ysy1SPBHw/viewform

     

    PfISD Bond & Election Information

    For more information about the 3 Elections held by PfISD in November (ACE, VATRE, and Bond), please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022.

     

    School Attendance Info for Parents

    Parents, school attendance is critical to student success, and the challenge for parents can take on new characteristics in middle and high school. Please take a moment to review this simple handout with strategies and facts pertaining to student engagement.

     

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Action Item - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications:

    If you have not already completed your Free or reduced-price meal application, it is as important as ever for families to complete the annual Free & Reduced lunch applications. Qualifying families will receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast once the form is completed and verified. This can be done using this link: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500 Families who qualify also are eligible for benefits beyond free or reduced price lunch. It takes only a few minutes to apply!

     

    Pfuture Ready, October 19

    English flyer Spanish flyer Vietnamese flyer

     

    What - Pfuture Ready: Learn.Play.Plan

    When – October 19, 2022 (Wednesday); 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

    Where – Hendrickson High School Cafeteria, Small Gym, E100 hallway

    Who – the entire PfISD community (there’s even a PreK-5 career costume contest with prizes ????)

    Why – to inform families and students about CTE programs, in-demand and emerging careers, planning for secondary and postsecondary success, and to have fun!

     

    There will be 3 activity groups, and families can flow from one to the other based on their interest and time.

    • Learn: participate in presentations (see flyer for tentative topics)
      • most presentations will repeat throughout the evening, each is about 20 minutes
    • Play: explore CTE programs with hands-on activities led by CTE teachers and CTE high school student ambassadors
    • Plan: visit with industry and postsecondary partners about career training programs and employment options

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

     

    Ticket links for athletic events:

    Ticket links will activate 24 hours before the game.

    Volleyball at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BJGL

    Link to purchase tickets to Volleyball at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Football at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BIFO

    Link to purchase tickets to Football at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

     

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Once all students have been provided an ID, we will enforce the requirement that students have their badge displayed at all times. This requirement already is in place for all staff and adult visitors to campus. If students misplace or damage their ID or lanyard, a $5 charge will be assessed to replace them.

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

    Comments (-1)
  • Cele Update - September 25, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 9/25/2022 8:00:00 PM

    Cele Families,

    We have concluded our first six-weeks of the nine-week grading period. Our students are doing a great job taking care of business at least each Friday by checking Skyward and identifying their “biggest opportunity” to keep improving every day. As parents, you have the same ability to keep an eye on your student’s progress.

    Looking forward to some fall weather approaching, and let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor

    Cele Website

    Cele PTO FB Page

    @CeleMS_PfISD

    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

     

    School Pictures September 29

    Save the date for Thursday, September 29th for Cele School Pictures. As always, photos of all students will be taken for the yearbook at no charge. Families will have the option to purchase copies of the photos. Information will be sent out at a later date.

     

    Chromebook Lockout

    A friendly reminder that all parents are required to fill out the Chromebook agreement paperwork each year though Skyward.  If you have not completed this online paperwork by or before October 3rd, your student will not be able to access information, assignments, or tests on their Chromebook.  Please take the time now to log in and ensure you have completed the paperwork. Here is the link to instructions:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rXUerJy9dd8nOvyX_hGgDfGGwwlRVKXi/view  -- Chromebook lockout will occur on October 3rd.

     

    PfISD Bond & Election Information

    For more information about the 3 Elections held by PfISD in November (ACE, VATRE, and Bond), please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022.

     

    School Attendance Info for Parents

    Parents, school attendance is critical to student success, and the challenge for parents can take on new characteristics in middle and high school. Please take a moment to review this simple handout with strategies and facts pertaining to student engagement.

     

    Dress Code

    Generally speaking, our Colts do a GREAT job following dress code. When we do need to correct attire, we typically are addressing 1) footwear: slides, sandals, platform shoes, and crocs without the strap are a safety issue for us with the many flights of stairs at Cele. 2) shirts that do not touch the waistline. This is one of the preferred styles, especially with some of our young ladies. We do need midriffs to be covered by clothing. Parents, thank you for helping with this before it becomes an issue at school, and here is a link to our PfISD Dress Code for reference.

     

    Action Item - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications:

    If you have not already completed your Free or reduced-price meal applicationIt is as important as ever for families to complete the annual Free & Reduced lunch applications. Qualifying families will receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast once the form is completed and verified. This can be done using this link: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500 Families who qualify also are eligible for benefits beyond free or reduced price lunch. It takes only a few minutes to apply!

     

    Pfuture Ready, October 19

    English flyer, Spanish flyer, Vietnamese flyer

    What - Pfuture Ready: Learn.Play.Plan

    When – October 19, 2022 (Wednesday); 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

    Where – Hendrickson High School Cafeteria, Small Gym, E100 hallway

    Who – the entire PfISD community (there’s even a PreK-5 career costume contest with prizes ????)

    Why – to inform families and students about CTE programs, in-demand and emerging careers, planning for secondary and postsecondary success, and to have fun!

    There will be 3 activity groups, and families can flow from one to the other based on their interest and time.

    • Learn: participate in presentations (see flyer for tentative topics)
      • most presentations will repeat throughout the evening, each is about 20 minutes
    • Play: explore CTE programs with hands-on activities led by CTE teachers and CTE high school student ambassadors
    • Plan: visit with industry and postsecondary partners about career training programs and employment options

    Accountability Meeting

    We will hold our required meeting to review accountability ratings, 2021-2022 academic performance, CIP Performance Objectives for this school year at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2022. If you would like to attend the meeting to review the accountability reports and other school data, you may login to Zoom at https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/84462666343 Passcode: CeleColts.

    Parent & Family Engagement Conference

    Pflugerville ISD Invites you to join us for a Parent and Pfamily Engagement Conference on Saturday, October 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Child Care is available but is limited. Please register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3caZOgD

    Save the Date for Pfestival of Bands, Oct. 3rd

     

    Athletics Competitions

    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

    Ticket links for athletic events:

    Ticket links will activate 24 hours before the game.

    Volleyball at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BJGL

    Link to purchase tickets to Volleyball at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Football at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BIFO

    Link to purchase tickets to Football at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

     

    Reminders

    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Once all students have been provided an ID, we will enforce the requirement that students have their badge displayed at all times. This requirement already is in place for all staff and adult visitors to campus. If students misplace or damage their ID or lanyard, a $5 charge will be assessed to replace them.

     

    Yearbooks Now Available!

    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has the information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

     

    Ben O’Connor

    Principal &

    Colt Country Champion

    Cele Middle School

    Colts have Grit!

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  • Cele Update - September 11, 2022

    Posted by Marisol Avila on 9/12/2022 6:00:00 AM

    Cele Families,

    We very much are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Open House this Wednesday, September 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Our Agenda for the evening will go like this:

    • 5:30 pm, Doors Open & Parents visit classrooms at their own pace and sequence.
    • 6:00 pm, PA Announcement to please come to Cafe for our Bond Presentation
    • 6:20 pm, Presentation concludes, and parents continue visiting classrooms at their own pace and sequence.
    • 7:00 pm, PA Announcement to close up for the evening.
    • 7:30 pm, Everyone is home :)

    Please read on for important details about the days ahead, and let’s make it a GREAT week, Colts!

    Ben O’Connor
    Cele Website
    Cele PTO FB Page
    @CeleMS_PfISD
    #CeleGrit  #CeleCompassion

    Cele Open House, THIS Wednesday
    Our Open House is this Wednesday, September 14, from 5:30-7:00 pm. Our Open House will return to a casual, come-and-go format to allow for various work schedules. Parents can access their child’s schedule on Skyward and visit classrooms and teachers in any order you prefer. We will have an information session from PfISD leadership scheduled for 6:00 pm to learn more about the upcoming Bond Election. For more information about the elections, please visit www.pfisd.net/election2022

    PTO Meeting 9/21/2022
    We filled some officer positions at the last PTO meeting, and we still need to fill our PTO President position. Regardless of whether or not you are willing to serve in a leadership position, please let us know how you can help by filling out the CELE : PTO Interest Form. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 21, from 6-7 pm via Zoom at https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/89339250580 Meeting ID: 893 3925 0580 Passcode: CelePTO. Our first agenda item will be to nominate and elect remaining leadership positions. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    6th Grade Camp T-Shirts
    We have had inquiries regarding the 6th grade T-Shirts that were ordered this summer and during 6th grade camp. We did expect delivery by now, but we confirmed that the order is delayed due to supply complications. We are eager to get these shirts into the hands of our students so that they can show that Cele Pride. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we will send a notification as soon as we have a delivery date.

    School Pictures September 29
    Save the date for Thursday, September 29 for Cele School Pictures. As always, photos of all students will be taken for the yearbook at no charge. Families will have the option to purchase copies of the photos. Information will be sent out at a later date.

    Parent & Family Engagement Conference
    Pflugerville ISD Invites you to join us for a Parent and Pfamily Engagement Conference. Child Care is available but is limited. Please register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3caZOgD

    Parent Support Tools
    Parents, curious to know how you can support your child in middle school?. The best strategy to stay aware and involved with grades, attendance, tardies, and communication is two fold:

    1. Set up your alerts in Skyward Parent Portal to notify you when there is an issue or red flag (ex: grade below a 70 or absence/tardy recorded). Please take a moment to set up your portal so you can keep an eye on your child’s progress.

    Directions for using the Parent Portal are found here:

    2. Parents and Guardians can create a Canvas account and sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student’s account so they can see assignment due dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. Here are the full instructions.

    Athletics Competitions
    Parents, we look forward to seeing many of our families at our athletics competitions this year. We will have designated sections for unaccompanied students from both schools, and we will have designated areas in the bleachers for fans of each school. Students wishing to attend games must leave campus and return no earlier than 5:15 pm when supervision is in place. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the competition ending, or they will be unable to attend future games. These expectations are in place to ensure students are only on campus while supervision is available. We have announced these expectations to our students over the PA this past week, but please ensure your student is aware before attending. Tickets will only be available online, in advance. Schedules and a link to purchase tickets can be found on this page. Please remember that sportsmanship and respect is paramount at every competition. Thank you in advance for modeling and expecting the same.

    Ticket links for athletic events:
    Ticket links will activate 24 hours before the game.

    Volleyball at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BJGL

    Link to purchase tickets to Volleyball at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Football at a PFISD campus: https://www.vancoevents.com/BIFO

    Link to purchase tickets to Football at a Manor ISD campus. Manor also has a clear bag policy that will be in effect at all sporting events.

    Reminders
    Phones Parents, in order to keep our students focused on learning we do require students to have phones both powered down and put in their backpacks from the moment they are on campus. If ever a student needs to call home, we will be able to do so. If you need to reach your child during the school day for an urgent matter, you may call the front office at 512-594-3000.

    Footwear Our school is beautiful, and it comes with many stairs. Therefore, slides, slippers, platform shoes, or any footwear that is deemed unsafe by an administrator will not be allowed at school. It simply becomes a hazard for the child and others. Crocs may be worn if the heal strap is in place, we call this being “in sport mode.”

    Food Delivery As was mentioned in the parent update from the district, we no longer are accepting food delivery for students from outside services. This is to ensure a safer environment for our students, and meal options will be available to any student, every day, through the school cafeteria. Should you need or wish to apply for free or reduced price meals, the link is here.

    Identification Badges This year all secondary campuses will be providing students with Identification Badges to promote a safer environment. Once all students have been provided an ID, we will enforce the requirement that students have their badge displayed at all times. This requirement already is in place for all staff and adult visitors to campus. If students misplace or damage their ID or lanyard, a $5 charge will be assessed to replace them.

    Action Item - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications:
    As many of you know, ALL students in PfISD received free breakfast & lunch last year as we returned from virtual learning. Unfortunately, that will NOT be the case for the 2022-23 school year as the district no longer qualifies for that particular funding. That being said, it is as important as ever for families to complete the annual Free & Reduced lunch applications. Qualifying families will receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast once the form is completed and verified. This can be done using this link: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/500

    Yearbooks Now Available!
    Anyone who had ordered a Yearbook but did not receive one in spring is welcome to come by the Cele front office to claim it. It is time to order yearbooks for this school year. This flyer has information needed to order your yearbook now at the discounted price of $30. Order now and save!

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

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