Cactus Trails Tribune

Every scholar, every day! September 2022

A Message from Leslie Thomas

Hello Diamondbacks!

We have great news to share with our CTE community! Cactus Trails received its first TEA school rating and received a grade of 94 which is an "A". We also received four distinctions out of the possible 6. We are very excited as this is a testament to the hard work of our staff, scholars, and parents! Our message to our teachers has and continues to be to focus on the growth of Every Scholar, Every Day! We thank you for your support in helping us achieve this great honor.

For the safety of all scholars and pets, please do not bring animals on the campus. We kindly ask that leave animals at home when dropping off or picking up your child. Our scholars safety is our priority.

Please ensure your child is following our uniform policy. At this time, all scholars should have appropriate uniforms. If you need assistance, please contact our school counselors

Our Lost and Found box is located in the cafeteria. This box will be donated every intersession. If you have lost an item, please come to the school to look for it before break.

Please make sure to check our campus web page frequently at as important information is posted there. You can also follow me on Twitter to keep updated and informed about school openings and schedules. Thank you for trusting us with your child and I wish you all a CACTASTIC school year!


Leslie Thomas

Proud D-Back Principal

Please help support our school with the purchase of a bag of delicious popcorn!


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Welcome new staff members to CTE

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Pebble Hills Homecoming Week

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September calendar dates:

9/1: Math and Science Family night from 4:30-6:30

9/5: Labor Day no school

9/14: Progress reports, Dback dads meeting

9/16: 16 de septiembre dress up day

9/21: PHHS Homecoming parade

9/28: Peter Piper Pizza family night

9/29: All-Star awards @ 8:30

9/30: Top DBacks celebration for 4th and 5th graders

If your child is absent for any reason, please send the excuse to the link below.

About The Coffee Bean Book

The Coffee Bean is an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. One day after class, his teacher shares with him the life-changing lesson of the coffee bean, and this powerful message changes the way he thinks, acts, and sees the world. Abe discovers that instead of letting his environment change him for the worse, he can transform any environment he is in for the better. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you.



Cactus Trails Mission: Every Scholar, Every Day!

Cactus Trails Vision: As a professional learning community, we envision a school in which staff provides a positive learning environment by embracing CACTUS values:

· Collaboration

· Acknowledging

· Communicating

· Trusting

· Uplifting

· Supporting