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Principal News

Traffic help needed:

  • Please make sure you are coming to a COMPLETE stop at the very end of the street when you leave Cather. (the L intersection at the end of the road (139th and Spring)) We have several people rolling through the stop sign, and we need to make sure we are looking out for children crossing, and that residents can pull into their driveways. Spring Street is not a one way street, it is a 2 way street.
  • When you are in the pick up lane parked, please make sure you are pulling up as far as you can. We would like to make sure we can get as many cars along the curb as possible, if we are able to do this, pick up and dropoff may be able to run a little quicker.

Thank you for helping is with a few traffic adjustments to keep everyone safe!


1/16 Cather Singers 7:45-8:20

1/17 TEAM Leaders 7:30 a.m

  • Chess club 3:45-4:15
  • Geography Bee 6:30 p.m.

1/18 Chez Cather - Hubbard


1/22 Core Informational Parent Night 6:30 p.m.

1/23 Cather Singers 7:45-8:20

1/24 TEAM Leaders 7:30 a.m.

  • SIT meeting 4 p.m.

1/25 Chez Cather - Warren


1/30 Cather Singers 7:45-8:20

  • Room Parent meetings 2:30-3
  • Room Parent meetings w/ teachers 3:00-3:30
1/31 TEAM Leaders 7:30 a.m
  • Chess club 3:45-4:15 p.m.
  • Student Council meeting 3:45-5 p.m.
2/1 4th grade Kindness Retreat
  • Chez Cather - Lindsey
  • PTO meeting 2:30-3:30 p.m.


The band students have been participating in a practice chain challenge during the 2nd quarter. Each paper link equaled to 20 minutes of practice time. Here are a few group pictures celebrating the students' overall success!

The band practiced a total of 322 links and that equaled 6440 minutes of practice time! WOW!! Congratulations to all! Keep playing!

We have another challenge in 3rd Q :) 5th grade band vs. 4th grade strings

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Lancer Hockey Night!! Come have fun with Cather families.

Enjoy a night of hockey, see the Cather Choir perform the National Anthem, and help raise money for your school's 5th grade class of 2020! Our current 4th grade class is fundraising for their 5th grade graduation party!

Deadline to Order: Thursday, February 14th @ 5:00PM

To purchase tickets, please create a SportEngine login through the link. The information provided will be used to send a confirmation email of your transaction. Otherwise call the phone number listed above.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to:
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 411663679
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Upload Chosen Images".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 03/15/2019.

Please DO include any Cather activities (ex: anything taking place at Cather, Chez Cather, Field Trips, restaurant/skate/bounce nights). Please do NOT include events not sponsored by Cather.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Yearbook Adviser and the 2019 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

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  • Golden Sower Club will begin Monday, February 4th, at 8 am. We will meet every Monday at 8:00 am. The deadline to have all books read is January 28th! Good luck Mustangs!

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PTO Meeting

December 7, 2018

In attendance: Darci Smith - President, Kristin Goolsby - Secretary, Sarah Broadhead,

Anthony McKenzie and Principal Bethany Kreager

Absent: Jessica Sheldrick - Treasurer

Call to Order 2:35 pm

Principal's Report:

~ Holiday Shop was liked by the students.

~ Cather Kind T-shirts will be sold after winter break.

~ MAPP testing and Text leveling are going well.

~ January 11 - grades and MAPP scores go home.

~ One School One Book night was lots of fun.

~ Band and Orchestra concert was good.

~ 60 students have signed up for the Cather Choir to sing the National Anthem.

~ February 7th, 11th, and 14th are conferences

~ Valentine Party - February 8th

Agenda Items:

  1. Zumba Night

January 25th from 6-8pm in the gym

Instructor can set up a table to advertise

$1 entry per person

Potential sales - glow items, healthy snacks and drink.

2. Lancer Hockey Night

This fundraiser is being transferred from PTO to the 4th grade parents.

Saturday, February 16th at 7pm

Event will be promoted by the 4th grade parents.

Proceeds from the event will be the 4th grade party fundraiser.

60 students have signed up for the Cather Choir to sing the National Anthem.

Lancers mascot will be coming to lunch February 13th.

Tickets are available NOW!

3. Family Game Night

Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-8pm.

Two garbage bags of popcorn for snacks and beverages

Giant yard games will be there.

4. Urban Air Night

April 24th from 4-8pm

We will get 20% of the proceeds back.

5. Teacher Appreciation Week

March 4-8th

This will be discussed further at the February meeting.

6. Conference Meal

Soups and Salads on Monday, February 11th

7. Yearbook

Mrs.Breeling will be sending out emails once a month to remind you to add your

photos to the yearbook.

We had a very generous Cather parent donate $1000 for field trips and the outdoor


Thank you!

Officers for 2018-2019 School Year:

President - Darci Smith (402) 314-7003

Treasurer - Jessica Sheldrick (402) 980-6152

Secretary - Kristin Goolsby (402) 306-0016

PTO email -

Adjourned 3:15 pm

Our next meeting will be Friday, February 1st @ 2:30pm. Conference room in the office.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristin Goolsby, Secretary

2019 Board of Education Officers

President - Mike Pate

Vice-President - Linda Poole

Treasurer - Dave Anderson

Secretary - Amanda McGill Johnson

Board Member - Mike Kennedy

Board Member - Stacy Jolley