CATHER MUSTANG NEWS

402-715-1315 HTTP://CATHER.MPSOMAHA.ORG 2/22/19

UPCOMING CALENDAR

2/25-3/8 Pennies for Patients drive, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

2/27 Spanish club 3rd-5th 7:40-8:20 a.m.

K- 2nd 2:15-3:00 p.m.

  • Cather Singers 7:45 - 8:20

2/28 TEAM Leaders 7:30 a.m.

  • SIT meeting 4 p.m.
3/1 Chez Cather - Zweedyk
  • PTO meeting 2:30 p.m.

3/4 Golden Sower meeting 8:00 a.m.

3/6 Spanish club 3rd-5th 7:40-8:20 a.m.

K- 2nd 2:15-3:00 p.m.

  • Cather Singers 7:45 - 8:20
3/7 TEAM Leaders 7:30 a.m.

3/8 Chez Cather - Wicks

3/12 5th grade bowling trip

3/15 Chez Cather - Hubbard

Smencils/Smens Sales Next Week

Sale will still be going on Tues-Fri next week, from 8:00-8:25.

Smencils - $ 1.00

Smens - $ 2.00

Pennie for Patients Drive

Feb 25th - March 8th Drive for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Feb 28th Wear yellow and blue (Leukemia and Lymphoma colors)

March 5th Everybody Counts (wear a jersey or clothing w/ numbers)

March 8th Superhero Day (dress up to show you're helping those in need)

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Congratulations to Myles Berry and Palmer Oswald for receiving 80 Gotcha tickets.

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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: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
• 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!

Sincerely,
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 the following Mondays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 at 8:00 am.

  • The deadline to have all books read is January 28th! Good luck Mustangs!

SPELLING BEE NEWS

Well we started with 15 kids! After going through the complete list of every word from the study packet; I still have eleven students left. Today, students picked up a new study packet for the eleven finalists to study and set another date for the Cather Spelling Bee...part 2...to be continued.....


Parents and students agreed that they had studied very well.


This group of students studied harder that any group previously competing.

I have never had this happened in all the years we have had a Spelling Bee.


Watch for more news to come!


Thank you all for your support,

Mrs. Anderson

PTO MINUTES

PTO Meeting

February 1, 2019


In attendance: Darci Smith (President), Jessica Sheldrick (Treasurer), Kristin Goolsby (Secretary), Bethany Kreager _Principal), Miranda Oswald, Jonene Lee, Monica McKevitt, Tracy Curtis, and Leslie Richter.


Call to Order 2:30 pm

Principals Report:

~ Cather Kind T-shirts are being sold

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

~ Valentine Party - February 8th

~ Lancer hockey players & mascot coming February 13th over the lunch hour.

~ Need to clean out PTO area as the school needs more teaching space.

~ Back-to-School picnic will be August 22nd.

~ Back-to-School night will be August 8th.

~ The first two weeks of September will be the curriculum nights.


Agenda Items:

Upcoming Events:

Don & Millie's Moms Night Out, February 4th from 6 - 8pm

Zumba Night, We made about $225.

Families came and had fun!

Changes - one hour, more breaks


Lancer Hockey Night

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. Fourth grade parents

have been asked to sign up to help over the lunch hour.

Tickets are available NOW!


Family Game Night

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

Two garbage bags of popcorn for snacks and beverages

Giant yard games will be available to play.


Urban Air Night

April 24th from 4 - 8pm

We will get 20% of the proceeds back.


Volunteer Appreciation

Week of April 22nd


Teacher Appreciation Week

March 4 - 8th

Tracy Curtis came to discuss the theme and the budget.


Conference Meal

Soups and salads on Monday, February 11th

Sign-Up Genius is almost full.


Yearbook

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

photos to the yearbook.


Social Media Contest

Jessica Gross and Darci Smith are planning a contest to get parents signed up to

our different social media accounts.


Spring Fling

April 12th from 6:30 - 8:30pm with more to come.


Cultural Night

This will be in May from 6:30 - 8pm.

Leslie Richter and Jonene Lee will be heading up this committee.


Smens/Smencils

Sales the week of February 19th.


New Items

  • Future of PTO and Ideas to Revitalize

How do we get more volunteers? Different verbiage, word of mouth

  • Can we do any big fundraisers to maintain an art teacher (think $3000)?
  • Do any Cather families own a store, work somewhere that will donate items, volunteer

time or talents?

  • Open Board Spots- President Elect, Treasurer Elect and Secretary for 2019-2020

PTO Space

  • Cleaning day on President's day.


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 - catherpto@gmail.com

Adjourned 3:45 pm

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

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