Cele Update: Sept. 8

Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/9/2019 7:00:00 AM

Colt Families, 

It was a short week filled with plenty of happenings at Cele. Some of my favorite moments came during Round Up, seeing students working hard to grow as readers, writers, and mathematicians – often in unexpected ways. Please ask your child what they are doing in Round Up and send feedback my way. Our students will have their first Math Monday through Round Up tomorrow, and every Friday during Round Up is Colts Caught Reading, where every student and adult takes time out to read together.

Speaking of reading, read on for all the details of our upcoming events and happenings at Cele.



Literacy Night Sept. 25

Join us for the Annual CMS Literacy Night. This event is for the whole family! We will celebrate the gift of reading with pizza, literacy games, Scholastic Book Fair, and community partners supporting our CMS Literacy Department. And to make the night more exciting bring a book to share the gift of reading with others for a book swap. You won't want to miss this fantastic event! Mark your calendars for September 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

Progress Reports (mini-report cards) aka IPR’s:

Your child will be receiving their IPR this coming week. PLEASE make sure you ask them for that IPR. It is SO important that you keep up with their grades and ask them questions about how they are doing in class. NOTE: the grades on the IPR are NOT as current/accurate as the ones you see in Skyward. Due to printing, sorting, and delivering, they are as current as we can get. 

Cele Middle School Team Shop

Our Cele Spirit Gear Shop is open for a limited time, and we hope every Colt stocks up on fan gear for the whole season. We have special spirit wear available for students and families shipped to your house! Get your Colt Swag to show your pride this season by checking out the shop details below:

Shop now until Sept. 10, 2019 to support Girls Athletics: www.bsnteamsports.com

The Boys Athletics fundraiser is open now and for the next ten days only. Shop here: fancloth.shop/


Monday our 7th grade will take on Dessau Middle School here at Cele. On Tuesday, 8th grade will play at DMS. Reminder: Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests. All Cele Athletic Schedules linked here.


Please come support the lady colts this Thursday. 7th grade is away at DMS, and the 8th grade team will be here at Cele. Reminder: Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for parents/guests. All Cele Athletic Schedules linked here.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications

Did you know that at Cele roughly 40% of our kiddos qualify for free or reduced price lunches? Even if your child previously qualified, applications need to be resubmitted every year. Students have 30 days grandfathered at last year’s status, but it is very important to complete this application soon. Follow this link: www.myschoolapps.com. Parents, if you are unsure as to whether or not you might qualify, feel free to call (512)-594-0430.

$500 School Supply Competition

This year, to encourage all families to apply, there is a competition! The campus with the largest percentage of applicants (regardless of qualification) wins $500 in school supplies. That would be awesome for our counselor and social worker to have on standby for our kiddos who need them. In order to complete the application please utilize this link: www.myschoolapps.com/

Campus Academic Advisory Committee (CAAC):

Are you interested in learning more about the professional development plan at Cele? How about the accountability results? Intervention plans? Other important campus processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the CAAC would be a great committee for you to join. We are looking for parents, business representatives, and community members to join our team. If you are interested please simply email me at Ben.OConnor@pfisd.net

PAGE Applications Open

Pflugerville ISD parents of gifted learners are encouraged to apply to represent their campus feeder pattern as a Parent Adviser for Gifted Education (PAGE). PAGE’s will participate in district gifted advisory meetings; learn more about gifted education in Pflugerville ISD; share ideas to help continuously improve GT services districtwide. Interested parents should apply here. Applications are due by Sept. 25. Applicants will be contacted to serve on the committee by Sept. 30. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28.

Skyward Access for Parents

Skyward is our new information system in PfISD, and students and parents will have access to grades, attendance, and other student information via the portal. Parents should have received an email last week from Skyward including your Username and temporary password. This link includes a one-pager explaining how to log in, but you need the user name first. If you have not received an email for your child, send a message to ParentPortal@pfisd.net, and we will assist you. Please note, messages sent from Skyward currently cannot receive a reply. Instead, you will want to email us directly. For a list of email addresses for all Cele staff, you may visit the Cele Website at this link.

Bus Routes

Most of our buses are running on time, and we are releasing buses six minutes after the bell to keep them on schedule. Our students are doing great with getting to buses quickly. To find your bus stop and pick up or drop off times, go to this link: Bus Routes

You will be able to enter your address and find the necessary information about your child’s bus route. The routes are current. If you live on one of the Cele Community’s many brand new streets, you may not see your bus stop. If you experience this problem, please call us at 512-594-0450 and we’ll work it out together.


While the Number 1 best option is still “family time at the breakfast table”, that is often unrealistic. Our Café provides a free breakfast for every student.  If breakfast at home doesn’t work for your family, please encourage your child to eat at school.  We find that it is so much more difficult to learn when we are hungry. For information on menus, how to set up an online lunch account, and how to apply for reduced price or free lunch, visit www.pfisd.net


Ben O’Connor
Principal &
Colt Country Champion