CSE Communicator

September 2022

Important Dates

Sept. 5: Labor Day Holiday. No school.

Sept. 6-12: Scholastic Book Fair

Sept. 9: Grandparents' Day Breakfast

Sept. 12: PTO Cookie Dough Sale begins

Sept. 13: Hearing/Vision Screening for 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades

Sept. 15: Hispanic Heritage Month begins

PAC Meeting (8:00-8:15am and 6:00-6:15pm)

Parent Volunteer Training (8:15 and 6:15pm)

Sept. 16: Progress Reports go home

Sept. 19: LSGT Mtg. @ 10:15

Sept. 22: Picture Day

Sept. 27: Superintendent Nix visits CSE

Sept. 28: PBIS Visit (leaders from other elementary schools in our district will be touring CSE to observe the Warrior Way: Warriors being responsible, being respectful, & being a team.

Sept. 29: A-Tribe Meeting (live Google Meet with teachers)

K-2nd (6:00-6:30pm)

3rd-5th (6:30-7:00pm)

On-line Payment System

You now have the option to pay school fees, field trips, t-shirts, etc. online using a credit or debit card through Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal account or if you have forgotten your login information, contact Karen Hancock at 706-866-6640 or khancock.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us

This is not for ASP or Cafeteria payments.

Once your account is set up, instructions will be emailed to you.

PBIS Parent Corner

Home sweet home! There is nothing like it! It is our place to decompress and relax in our safest space. It is the best feeling and when our children get off the bus or out of the car they are just as excited to be HOME. Having an after-school routine is very important, but before you start planning how to spend that time, check with your child and see what they need after school.

Ask your children:

Do they feel worn out and want to be alone?

Do they need connection and time with you?

Do they often have homework?

The answers to these questions will help you determine your family’s evening schedule. And when our children know what to expect at home, the rest of the afternoon and evening will pass by smoothly.

Here are some tips for creating an after-school schedule:

  • Allow time to decompress

Everyone has their own way to decompress. Some people need to relax alone with their favorite music while others want to go running with friends. Discuss with your child what they most need when they get home and schedule time to do that every day.

  • Reflect on the stress

Ask your child and yourself what is most stressful about the afternoon and evening. What can be eliminated or modified to lower everyone’s stress levels?

  • Maximize the good

What is currently going well in your day? And what is your child’s favorite part of the day? Allow some time in your new routine to focus on these favorite moments.

  • Keep in some free time

It’s easy to jam-pack the evening with activity after activity. Even if your child enjoys these tasks, make sure they also have some downtime to rest and recover, as well as time to explore their passions (whether it’s coloring, reading, or gaming).

  • Create a routine checklist

Children often do better understanding expectations when they can visually see them. Type up a checklist of tasks for your after-school routine. Or write them on a whiteboard so your child can check them off as they complete them.

  • Keep your expectations realistic

Some children struggle with the transition from school to home. Try to evaluate how their day has gone and what their mood is like, but if your questions go unanswered or are adding to their frustration, don’t push them. Simply give them some space and time to adjust.

Also, give your child some time to adjust to your new routine. Remind them of the plan, and help guide them through the steps. Before long, they’ll know what comes next and will work through it independently.

Enjoy this time with your child and family. It will create a lifetime of memories and a much more peaceful afternoon and evening with your child.

Nurse's Corner

Our Mass Hearing/Vision screening will be on September 13th. This is for students in grades 1st, 3rd, and 5th as well as others that are as needed. If you do not want your child to participate, send a written note to Nurse Marianna by September 12th. If your student wears glasses, please make sure they have them at school for the screening. Thank you!

What is Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program?

FLUency has been helping schools stop the spread of illness for over 8 years! Participating schools and families receive free smart thermometers and health tools. You'll know what symptoms and illnesses are going around school to help keep you informed and prepared if you or your child falls sick. Please watch the video to learn more. If you would like to sign up, CLICK HERE.


Link to Kinsa Video

News from Parent & Family Engagement

Parents are encouraged to request parent/teacher conferences to discuss their child’s

progress. Contact your child’s teacher through REMIND, email, or phone call to request one.

You are welcome to contribute comments at any time. Please contact Kathy Honeycutt at 706-866-6640 or email khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us

TITLE I – How does our school spend Title I Money?

A. Smaller classes or special instructional spaces

B. Opportunities for professional development

C. A variety of supplementary teaching methods

D. Technology for classroom instruction

E. Parent Involvement in children’s education

Title I Budget $183,300.00

Personnel $ 33,051.29

Instruction $ 67,885.00

Pupil Services/Parent Involvement $ 15,463.00

Improvement Services $ 99,952.00

If you have any suggestions for our Title I program, budget input, or school improvement,

please contact Kathy Honeycutt, PIC, or Lori Welborn, Principal, at 706-866-6640.


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/

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting

Fall PAC meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2022 at 8:00 am and

6:00 pm.

Parents/Guardians, we need your help to gather input at these meetings to meet

guidelines set by Title I.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is scheduled for September 15, 2022 at 8:15 am and 6:15 pm.

A-TRIBE Adventure Begins - (In-time) Google Meet

A-Tribe Adventure Begins – Google Meet

September 29, 2022

K-2 at 6:00 pm 3-5 at 6:30 pm

Look for more information to be sent home closer to the day of the event.

Title 1 FALL Surveys

Fall surveys have been sent home, please complete and return it to your child’s

teacher by September 7. We look forward to your input!

BINGO for BOOKS Family Night

We had a blast at our Annual Title 1 Meeting & BINGO for BOOKS Family Night!

Grandparents Day Breakfast

Join us Friday, September 9 from 7:00am-8:00am for Grandparents Day Breakfast.

Mrs. Cole's Library News

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up soon! The book fair will run from Tuesday, Sept. 6th, through Monday, Sept. 12th. Students and parents may stop by the fair anytime to shop. We will also be open on Friday morning (9th) during the Grandparents Day Breakfast. Can't wait to see you all there! (Just a note: This year, we are required to charge a 7% sales tax on all purchases.)

We will be celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month which runs from September 15th - October 15th. We will be learning about the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout history and those who are currently achieving great things.

CSE Student/Parent Handbook Reminders

If you have not reviewed the CSE Student/Parent Handbook, yet, here are some highlights:
  • Waivers for free meals for all students have expired which means students and their families will once again be charged for school meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Families may apply for free or reduced-price meals. Apply at lunchapplication.com for the upcoming school year.
  • For safety reasons, we will not allow any transportation changes over the phone or by Remind. We will only accept transportation changes that are written, dated, and signed by the legal parent/guardian. You may send this in with your child in the morning or fax a change to the office at (706) 861-6642. We must receive all changes by 2:00 p.m. each afternoon. No changes in your child’s permanent transportation will be made without a written note. Please remember this is for the safety of your child.

PTO Parent Teacher Organization

We are collecting Box Tops for Education, and we earn 10 cents for every box top submitted. Please go to boxtops4education.com and download the app and scan your receipts.


We need volunteers to help on the PTO Board, if you are interested in helping,

please contact Kathy Honeycutt, at khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us or call 706-


PTO will be sponsoring a Cookie Dough fundraiser

beginning September 12, and ending September 26. We

will be sending information home and we appreciate your

help in making this a successful fundraiser for CSE

If you haven’t already joined PTO, you can still do so. The cost is $5.00 per

family. A membership form was sent home.


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

The following people had *PERFECT Attendance in August

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


Lilly Butler

Jay Cash

Zayn Chadwick

Chapel Daniels

Nailah Davis

Luna Johnston

Izaiah McFarland

Bryan Moya-Chavez

My’Cheal O’Kelley

Charley Owens

Sawyer Ramos

Winry Taylor

Sylvie Whitworth

Matthew Wilson


Zuriah Beene

Piper Hill

Lynelle Immanuel

Nolan Mills

Aroroa Pesic

Skylar Pitman

Maliah Reid

Sahara Rizer

Ava Sharpe

Molly Shiveley

Kaylee Wagner


Jalan Abraham

Charlie Adams

Isaiah Barra

Mason Beaton

Lincoln Brown

Grayson Bruce

Daevian Chastain

Zoey Dye

Jayden Grier

Abel Guillot

Kolton Hall

Braydan Hicks

Jacob Hughes

David Matute

Savannah McNab

John Michael Newsome

Hank O’Dell - Stewart

Valerie Seiffert

Ethan Smith

Esteban Vazquez


Kensley Austin

Jayce Billingsley

Carter Cash

Lynden Evett

Allysyn Evitt

Slater Gray

Channan Johnson

Elise Kelly

Tegan Miller

Riana Patel

Charleigh Richardson

Callee Ridge

Aiden Smith

Ben Sperry


Haley Abraham

Brynlee Adkins

Skyler Bellinger

Destiny Boynton

Donovan Chastain

Hagen Clayton

Brantley Crawford

Phoenix Downs

Ethan Everett

Karlie Evitt

Brinnleigh Graham

Judah Henderson

Allen Hill

Mason Morrison

Nathan Ott

McKinley Parson

Maelynn Qualls

Nolan Rucker

Devin Seiffert

Eli Sperry

Matthew West

Jazmin Wilson


Aria Black

Landon Brown

Leah Butler

Braylee Crawford

Nessa Dennis

Troy Ehpel

Zander Goins

Lucy Herron

Camden Land

Jace Richardson

Daniel Simpson

Amber Teasley

Hannah Warner


Michelle Allmond

Tony Autry

Ansley Brock

Marianna Brown

Suzanne Brown

Suzette Carter

Jane Anne Cole

Holly Collett

Christina Eason

Amanada Elkins

Veronica Gargia

John Gaston

Gabriella Gearinger

Leslie Gilbert

Jeanie Grider

Karen Hancock

Alice Hickman

Jennifer Hoffman

Michelle Hope

Chris Kernea

Sarah Kubler

Suzette Linfonte

Alexia McCarthy

Tammie Metcalf

Dena Newsome

Courtney O’Brien

Angie Owens

Kim Parker

Cindy Payne

Nicole Perry

Danielle Pettyjohn

Stanley Roden

Kristen Rose

Gretchen Shiveley

Deputy Tyler Smith

Nikia Stephens

Makayla Stewart

Kaitlyn Stong

Shelia VandeLune

Christin Vesper

Jeff Walker

Becky Young


Have you ever seen hundreds of rubber ducks race toward the finish line to win their adoptive parents great prizes? Well, that is the Duck Derby!

Free inflatables & activities.

Food & Craft Vendors

Family Fun!

Join the fun on October 1st from 3:00-6:00pm

Jack Mattox Complex

941 Pine Grove Road

Ringgold, GA

Link to purchase: https://www.catoosacis.org/duckderbyevent


CSE Partners

A special thank you to some of our wonderful partners who helped us have a great start to the school year.

True Life Chiropractic (Dr. Jamie & Samantha)

Los Potros

Mark Collins @ Metro Boiler

Communities In Schools

Michael (& Tonya) Lee - Keller Williams Realty

Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist

Parkway Baptist Tabernacle

Ms. Rubene's Silverdale Baptist Sunday School Class


Dunkin Donuts - Manager Rose Capers

Food City (Ft. O.) - Manager Colton Sears

Lunch Reservation System

Click this link to make lunch reservations with your child.


Publix Partners-Support CSE every time you shop!

Please sign up at http://www.publix.com/partners, click locate a school then enter Cloud Springs Elementary School. When you checkout enter your phone number and they will give back to CSE!