CSE Communicator

August 2022

Important Dates

August 2 - Kindergarten Orientation. What a fabulous turnout of kinder families.

August 4 - Open House 4:00-6:00. It was awesome seeing everyone.

August 8 - 1st Day of 2022-2023 School Year

August 12 - Dress head to toe in tribe colors!

August 15 - Boy Scouts visit CSE

August 19 - Parent Powwow w/ the Principal 9:00am (cafeteria)

August 30 - BINGO for BOOKS family night. More information to come.

Warrior Spirit. Let's SEE it!

CSE students and staff will dress in Tribe colors on Friday, August 12.

Kindness = Yellow

Courage = Red

Wisdom = Blue

Creativity = Green

Your child's teacher can help remind you of what tribe they are on.

PBIS Parent Corner

What is behavior? Behavior is an action that has a specific frequency, duration, and purpose whether conscious or unconscious. It is both the act and the way we act. Behaviors are both positive and negative which require both positive and negative consequences.

Here at Cloud Springs Elementary, we use PBIS.

What is PBIS?

  • PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

  • PBIS is a process for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the supports necessary to sustain that behavior.

  • PBIS is used school wide.

  • It is an organized system of disciplinary actions with clear, school-wide behavior expectations, incentives, and consequences.

  • We spend time teaching positive behavior expectations.

  • A behavioral recognition system (for kids doing the right thing) is in place.

What’s so good about it?

Research shows that if we want to see positive changes then we need to

Teach, Model, Practice & Reward

CSE Teachers & Staff play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and nourishing a healthy school culture using PBIS. We...

•Define expectations

•Teach the expected behavior

•Review expectations regularly

•Monitor performance of expected behaviors

•Recognize individuals when expected behaviors are demonstrated

•Re-teach the expected behaviors to students as needed.

How does PBIS include your child?

Developing positive and effective student behavior is a group effort where students, teachers, support staff, administration, and parents/families work together to achieve this goal.

Warrior Pride At Cloud Springs Elementary School

We believe that the most important expectations for our students are:

Our Core Values

Warriors will:

•Be Responsible

•Be Respectful and

•Be a Team

Nurse's Corner

My name is Nurse Marianna, and I am your School Nurse. I have been a Registered Nurse for 24 years and School Nurse for 22 years. I grew up in Fort Oglethorpe and have lived here my entire life. I have three nephews and one niece. I also have two cats named Lucy and Ethel. 🐱🐱

News from Parent & Family Engagement

My name is Kathy Honeycutt, and I am the Parent Engagement Coordinator. I am very excited to be working with Cloud Springs Elementary volunteers, parents, and families. We look forward to having a great year and welcome everyone who has free time they can spare to offer to help out. Our Volunteer Workroom / Parent and Family Engagement Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 til 2:00. In our Resource Center, we have pamphlets like Helping Children Learn, Discipline, Motivating your Child, Self Esteem, just to name a few. We also have testing information, parent portal information, how to connect to Parent Portal information, GA Standards, books, and other information. Please feel free to stop by any time. We are in Room 204. We value your input, so if you have any suggestions for budget, school improvement, compacts, or any other suggestions, please see me or Mrs. Lori Welborn, Principal.

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. We are looking for input into CSE School Policy for School Year 2022/2023. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let us know. You can email Kathy Honeycutt, Parent Involvement Coordinator, at khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us or Lori Welborn, Principal, at lwelborn@catoosa.k12.ga.us .


Annual Title 1 Meeting

What is Title I ? Join us to find out!

August 30, 2022

6:00 pm

CSE - Cafeteria

BINGO for BOOKS Family Night

Calling all CSE Families – Join us for a family fun night of BINGO for Books. Anyone can play,

Parents/Guardians/Students/Teachers, etc. Come play bingo and win a book or two!

When: August 30, 2022

Where: CSE Cafeteria

Time: After Title I meeting

CSE Student/Parent Handbook

If you have not reviewed the CSE Student/Parent Handbook, yet, here are some highlights:

  • Due to the generosity of our business partners, student birthdays will be recognized each month. Students with July birthdays are celebrated in August, and students with June birthdays are celebrated in May. This ensures ALL students are recognized and minimizes interruptions of instruction. Please do not send in birthday cupcakes. Thank you.
  • 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.

  • For the latest information, please sign up for SchoolMessenger and REMIND. You can participate in SchoolMessenger's FREE service by sending “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. Please sign up for REMIND through your child's homeroom teacher.


Please send written/printed excuse notes for your child’s absences. Remind messages are not acceptable forms of attendance documentation.

Attendance Updates:

We will no longer be asking students to quarantine. Students who are not symptomatic should report to school each day.

Up to five parent notes may be excused per semester.

Research shows that students who are chronically absent are much less likely to read at grade level which makes them 4 times more likely to drop out of high school than proficient readers.

The staff of CSE is committed to implementing engaging learning experiences that cannot be recreated outside of the classroom, so don't let your kids miss out! Be at school every day, all day!

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

Lunch Reservation System

Click this link to make lunch reservations with your child. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ADAD23A3F8C43-lunch

Mrs. Cole's Library News

Book News:

Students may check out library books for two weeks at a time. All students in grades 1-5 make check out two books each time they visit. Kindergarten students will just check out one book at a time.

Our school participates in the Accelerated Reader Program (AR), so your students will be reading books to earn points and prizes all throughout the year.

Technology News:

Just a reminder to return your child's "Technology Contract". We need to have one returned for every child as soon as possible. Thanks to those who have already turned them in! If you would like for your child's technology to remain at school, just make a note on the form and send it back. Technology for Kindergarten and 1st grade will always remain at school.

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.

PTO Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year Needed!


We need your help! We need officers for the 2022/2023 School year. If you are

interested in working with CSE and PTO, please email Mrs. Honeycutt, Parent

Involvement Coordinator at khoneycutt.cse@catoosa.k12.ga.us .

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

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!