CATHER MUSTANG NEWS

402-715-1315 10/4/19

2019-20 Important Dates

October

10/7/19 PTO Meeting 4:00-5:00 pm

10/7/19 Math Munchers 3:45-4:15 pm

10/8/19 Golden Sower Club 7:30-8:00 am

10/9/19 Cather Singers 7:45-8:20 am

10/10/19 Raising Canes Night 4-8 pm

10/10/19 Chess Club 3:45-4:15 pm

10/11/19 Book Fair 7:45-8:30 am & 11:30-1pm

10/14/19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15-8:15 pm

10/14/19 Book Fair 3:45-8:00 pm During conference time

10/15/19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15-8:15 pm

10/15/19 Book Fair 3:45-8:00 pm During conference time

10/17/19 Parent Teacher Conferences 8-11:30 am/Orchestra will be available 8-10 am/Band will be available 10:15-11:30 am

10/17/19 Book Fair 8:00-12 During conference time

**Conference scheduling will open Monday, September 23 at 3:00 pm.

Be sure to schedule a separate conference for each student.

10/22/19 Picture Retake Day 8-10 am

10/28/19 Chipotle Night 4-8 pm

Updates From The Principal!

Thank you all for your hard work, and fund raising efforts for our PTO Fun Run! We exceeded our goals and it is because of all of you! We appreciate all of the donations to support our art program sponsored by the PTO. Awesome job Cather Mustang families!


As we near winter months please remember to be a good neighbor when driving in our neighborhood, driving slowly, carefully and being patient with our traffic snags before and after school. We do open at 8:00 a.m. for students to arrive at school if traffic times are congested for you. Please remember not to drop off students before 8:00 a.m. unless they are participating in a club. It will be getting cold and staff do not arrive until 8:00 a.m. to let students in the building. We have had many traffic complaints about speeding, cutting people off, illegal parking and inappropriate gestures when drivers are angry. Remember, you have children watching how you handle traffic issues. Thank you for your patience and #bekind when dealing with traffic before and after school!



We have attendance challenges happening in all grade levels at Cather. Attendance and tardies have a significant impact on student achievement and this is our area that needs improvement. There are days we have an excess of 25 tardies. Students go to class at 8:20 and classes begin at 8:30 when the tardy bell rings. If your student arrives after 8:30, please come into the building and sign them in. Each month we will have an attendance challenge for grade levels by recognizing the highest percentage of attendance for the month earning extra recess. 4th Grade is the September winner! We are recognizing students for each month that have perfect attendance as well. There are plans for other awards recognizing students for being to school on time and having high levels of attendance. We appreciate your support making sure students are attending school and not having excessive absences.


Enjoy your weekend and thank you for supporting Cather Mustangs!


Mrs. Kreager, Cather Principal

Book Fair in October

Cather Parent/Teacher Conferences October 2019

Sign up is online. Be sure to schedule a separate conference for each student.

Please call the school office at 402-715-1315 with questions.


Please consider signing up to bring food for our hard working teachers during conferences, October 14th. You can bring food any time during the day and it needs to be ready by 3:45.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49AFAF2FA2FC1-cather1

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A message from our Counselor

Dear Parent/Guardian,


During the month of October classroom counseling lessons in grades K-5 will focus on skills of resilience, coping, and how to get help for oneself and/or a friend if needed. These lessons are intended to educate students on feelings of stress, worry, sadness, how to cope with such feelings and how to ask for help if needed.


Students will be identifying coping strategies and trusted adults at school and outside of school to whom they can go to for help. Any student who has difficulty identifying coping strategies and/or adults who can help will receive a follow-up visit with the school counselor to determine if additional steps are necessary.


Please talk with your child about these feelings and reinforce appropriate coping strategies such as talking with a trusted adult, exercising, positive self-talk or doing an activity they enjoy. Modeling appropriate reactions to stress and feelings of sadness in your own life and talking with your child about how to handle it in a healthy way can also help to empower your child to make healthy choices.


Please contact Mrs. Anderon at nganders@mpsomaha.org with questions. Thank you for your continued partnership in helping to ensure your child has a successful school year!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Nancy Andareon

School Counselor


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Safety Patrol/Oct 7-Oct 11

Halle Hinton

Anyha McCoy

Lilli Twohig

Charlotte Slimp

2019 Board of Education Officers

Superintendent, Dr. Jim Sutfin

President - Mike Pate

Vice-President - Linda Poole

Treasurer - Dave Anderson

Secretary - Amanda McGill Johnson

Board Member - Mike Kennedy

Board Member - Stacy Jolley