CSE Communicator

March 2023

Important Dates

March Character Trait: Perseverance

March is Women's History Month.

3/1-3 Read Across America week continues (dress-up days posted in Library News)

3/6 Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day

3/6-10 School Social Worker Appreciation Week

3/6-20 PTO Old Mill Popcorn Fundraiser

3/7 AR Pizza w/ the Principals Lunch Reward

3/9 CSE presents Beauty & the Beast (6:00 pm)

3/10 In-Service (no school for students)

3/13 No School

3/16 Spring Pictures

3/20 LSGT Mtg. @10:15

3/21 Report Cards go home

3/21 Parent Powwow 5:00pm

3/24 GLOW Family Dance Party (details will be sent home)

3/31-4/9 Spring Break


Join us Thursday, 3/2, @ 6:00 as we celebrate Read Across America Week.

NO School for Students

Friday, 3/10 &

Monday, 3/13


PTO will be sponsoring an Old Mill Popcorn Fundraiser, beginning March 6, 2023, and ending March 20, 2023. Fundraiser information will be sent home with order forms, this is a prepay fundraiser, and you must collect funds prior to turning in the order form.

PTO is looking for new officers for the 2023/2024 school year. If you are interested and willing to help, please contact Natalie Brown, PTO President at brownmail84@yahoo.com or Kathy Honeycutt at khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Tuck in Tuesdays!

Join our principal, Mrs. Welborn, each Tuesday night at 7:00 pm on Cloud Springs Elementary Facebook Live for bedtime stories.

Catoosa County Public School App.

Looking for a way to stay in touch with CCPS? Click on the link to visit the app download instructions page. The app is available for iOS and Google Play.


Be Our Guest!

Our program, Beauty and the Beast Jr, has been re-scheduled for March 9 @ 6:00 pm.

23-24 Kindergarten Registration

You must register at the site below for an appointment.

Pre-Register Online: https://registration.catoosa.k12.ga.us

All new CCPS students must complete online registration and schedule an enrollment appointment. Current CCPS Pre-K students enrolling do not have to complete online registration again.

Students must be 5 years of age on or before 9/1/23.

News from Parent & Family Engagement

Parents/Guardians you have the opportunity to request meetings, formulate suggestions, and participate in decisions made relating to your child’s education. If you have any questions, want to give suggestions or request a meeting. you may contact your child’s teacher to set up a conference, or contact Kathy Honeycutt, Parent Involvement Coordinator, or Lori Welborn, Principal. We are looking for input into CSE School Policy for school year 2023/2024. If you have any suggestions/ideas, please let us know, you can email Kathy Honeycutt, Parent Involvement Coordinator at khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Spring Surveys were sent home (yellow Packet) we had approximately 40% returned. Check out the survey results

Parents, please check out the Parent Institute Online publications. There are information pamphlets to help you help your child with reading, building self-esteem, discipline, motivation, and so much more. Just click on this link parent-institute.

Parent Portal training virtually online click here Parent Portal please fill out the survey when finished reviewing,


Cloud Springs Elementary Spring Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting will be on April 13, 2023, at 8:15. We need your input and everyone is invited to attend. Look for more information to come.

Mrs. Cole's Library News

In the first week of March, we will be celebrating Read Across America Week. See the schedule below for some fun, dress-up opportunities throughout the week. We hope everyone will dress up as their favorite (school-appropriate) book character on Friday for our Book Parade. All students will participate by parading through the school carrying their favorite books. These can be books from home or from our library.

March is also Women's History Month. We will read and learn about famous, strong women like Simone Biles, Frida Kahlo, and Brenda Berkman. We will celebrate their contributions and achievements.

GA Young Authors (school winners)

Congratulations to:

Sawyer Ramos (K)

Maliah Reid (1st grade)

Ava Rathbun (2nd grade)

Riana Patel (3rd grade)

Daniel Simpson (5th grade)

Athena Jarnagin (5th grade)


Food City & News 12 are pleased to honor educators in our area through the Golden Apple Award. This program recognizes the excellent work taking place in classrooms and acknowledges the critical role education plays in the future of our region and nation. To make a nomination for one of our well-deserving CSE teachers, please go to this website. https://www.wdef.com/golden-apple-nomination-form/

Mrs. Newsome received the award recently. Help us recognize other outstanding CSE teachers!


Community Job Openings

Our business partner, Metro Boiler Tube Co. has job openings for tig welders, a machinist, and general labor.

Call Teresa @ 706-450-6800

122 Rollins Industrial Blvd.

Ringgold, Ga. 30736-1048

Positive Behavior Office Referrals

The following students were recognized for exhibiting positive behavior improvement or for consistently modeling the "Warrior Way" each & every day.

Athena Aguilar

Ava Sharpe

Troy Ehpel

Landon Brown

Trey Lay

Junior Goff

Riana Patel

Vannie Thomas

Hank O'Dell Stewart

Shaylie Simpson

Nessa Dennis

Ava Sharpe

Sahara Rizer

Sergio Wooten

Elva Gullion

Nova McMillian

Aubrey Snyder

Camden Land

Zoey Dye

Elijah Shull

Eli Sperry

Brantley Crawford

Nolan Mills

Destiny Boynton

Nelly Lawson

Kaylee Wagner

Nathan Nabors

Connor Evans

Eli Sperry

Ethan Smith

John Michael Newsome

Cooper Mizell

Devin Seiffert

Lilly Buttler

Isabelle Sharpe

Malaki Worley

Conner Evans

Landon Brown

Callie Ogles

Cheyenne Sholtz

Conner Quinton

Zuriah Beene

Abby McCormick

Madi Burkhart

Jameson Slaughter

Chapel Daniels

Sophie Simpson

Leah Buttler

Judah Killian

Brooklynn Sholtz

Sydney Dorsey


4th grader, Shaylie Simpson, and 5th grader, Landon Brown, won the school level spelling bee and participated in the district spelling bee.

PBIS Parent Corner

DISRESPECT: No one wants to think that their child will be disrespectful at home or at school. You trust your child to display the behavior that you have taught them to have towards other people. So is it a problem in school? Sadly YES! Disrespect is one of the highest reasons for behavioral referrals. We all want to say “NOT my child.” But the reality is that all children have the potential to be disrespectful at some point in their life.

Everyone has a different idea of what respectful behavior looks and sounds like. For you as a parent, it would depend on how you grew up, your opinion of disrespectful behaviors may differ from parents or other teachers. CSE has determined what is disrespectful behavior for the student body and teachers and staff communicate the expectations daily with the students.

Disrespectful behavior often comes down to kids having poor problem-solving skills and a lack of knowledge about how to be more respectful as they pull away. Often when kids separate from you they do it all wrong before they learn how to do it right. Finding one’s self is a lifelong process, and your job as a parent is to teach your child how to behave appropriately and to be respectful toward others as they grow up.

It’s inevitable that at times our kids are going to be angry at us, and that we’re going to set some limits that they don’t like. But that’s okay—that just means you’re doing your job as a parent and us as teachers. Here are 5 rules that will help us handle disrespect:.

1. Don’t Take It Personally

I know this is a hard one, but try not to take what your child is saying or doing personally. This behavior really is all about them individuating, and not about you.

Parenting is not a popularity contest. You need to be in control and you need to set some limits. Your child is not your partner or your peer. Your role as a parent is vital—you are in charge and your child is relying on you to lead the way.

2. Be Prepared

Know that some rude or disrespectful behavior is normal in adolescence, and be prepared for it. If it’s already happened once, you need to anticipate that it may happen again and then plan what you’re going to do about it. State your limits, then turn around and walk away. Remember, you don’t have to attend every fight—or power struggle—your child invites you to.

3. Avoid Power Struggles at All Costs

Once you’re embroiled in a power struggle, you’ve lost. But what do you do when your kid is swearing in your face, calling you names, ignoring you, or trying to boss you around? That’s where that internal dialogue is so important. Don’t take it personally.

4. Be Determined

If you want things to be different, you’ll have to make up your mind to do things differently and stick with them. It’s hard at first, but it’s really rewarding when things begin to change. James and I used to jokingly say that kids are like uncivilized little barbarians—it’s our job, as parents, to teach them a more respectful way to deal with problems. Decide today that you are going to start doing things differently.

5. Be a Teacher and Coach

It’s your job to teach your kids to behave more respectfully and manage frustration better. The three crucial roles for you to play as a parent are Teacher, Coach, and Limit-Setter. We teach them how to behave, we coach them (and encourage them) when they get it right, and we set limits when they get it wrong. These three roles are really the key to being an effective parent.

2nd 9 Weeks SNOW CARNIVAL Reward

Students with 0 major behavior referrals, 0 unexcused absences, and 0-1 minor behavior referrals during the 2nd 9 weeks participated in the privilege of a snow carnival on 2/3.
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Nurse News:

REMINDERS: Medications at school

  • The parent/guardian must bring any medication to the office in the original pharmaceutical container.

  • The label should have the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time for each dosage clearly noted.

  • Students are NOT allowed to transport medications to or from school.

  • The parent/guardian must complete the medication authorization and release form before the medication can be given.

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Counselor's Corner

4H News

5th graders, Jameson S., Hannah S., & Aria B. attended the district 4-H meeting last month in Rome.

Aria placed 2nd in her category!


Bus Drivers Needed: CALL 706-965-2913 for information.

Reminder: Parents must be visible to our bus drivers as they are trying to deliver K-2 kiddos.


We will reward and recognize students with excellent attendance this year!

The following people had *PERFECT Attendance in February

(PERFECT means no tardies, no early dismissals, and no absences)


Moana Abraham

Leona Burke

Joziah Jarvis

Luna Johnston

Judah Killian

Izaiah McFarland

Emilyne Nabors

Isabelle Sharpe

Kamari Taylor

Winry Taylor

Kayden Todd

Bryan Vazquez

1st Grade:

Elle Bohn

Axton Cagle

Josslyn Cronnon

'Kes Davenport-Brown

Piper Hill

Lynelle Immanuel

Zofie Koller

Nolan Mills

Skylar Pitman

Sahara Rizer

Ava Sharpe

Aurora Smith

2nd Grade:

Lincoln Brown

Jason Browning

Daevian Chastain

Jaiden Fodge

David Matute-Cambar

Savannah McNabb

Cooper Mizell

hank O'Dell-Stewart

Kash Parker

Sergio Wooten

3rd Grade:

Jayce Billingsley

Nevaeh Boynton

Serenity Cook

Chanan Johnson

Jareth Koller

Kyler Lallement

Laney McConathy

'Arri McMath

Connor Mizell

Kayne Parker

Cayden Revis

Charleigh Richardson

Aiden Smith

Ben Sperry

4th Grade:

Donovan Chastain

Saige Cronnon

Phoenix Downs

Amelia Gilliam

Judah Henderson

Allen Hill

Sorcha Parker

McKinley Parson

Nolan Rucker

Logan Sholtz

Niomi Smith

Eli Sperry

Jazmin Wilson

5th Grade:

Aria Black

Landon Brown

Mason Brown

Leah Butler

Braylee Crawford

Nessa Dennis

Sydney Dorsey

Troy Ehpel

Zander Goins

Camden Land

Adelynn Mathews

Jace Richardson


Suzette Carter

Makayla Stewart

Amanda Coffman

Nicole Perry

Ansley Brock

Heather Buttry

Jane Anne Cole

Holly Collett

Sarah Kubler

Courtney O'Brien

Angie Owens

Kristen Rose

Bubba Simmons

Barbara Dekich

Kim Davis

Cindy Payne

Suzanne Brown

Angela Dorsey

Lucretia Holcomb

Suzette LInfonte

Danielle Pettyjohn

Sandra Howington

Jeanie Grider

Brianna Cook

Connie Smith

Lori Welborn

Michelle Allmond

Marianna Brown

Karen Hancock

Jennifer Hoffman

Leo Walthour


CCPS GA Pre-K Drawing

Beginning January 30 through March 3, 2023, parents of 4-year-old children who live in Catoosa County may enter their child’s name in the drawing for the lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K classes.
A public drawing to award available Pre-K assignments will be held VIRTUALLY on the Catoosa County Public Schools website on Friday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m.

For complete information please click here.