Cele Middle School

PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Hello Colts!

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 1/19/2017

     

    We are already three weeks into the Spring Semester and things are moving very quickly. We have been busy with middle-of-the-year assessments so that we can check our students’ progress. Please keep in mind that our goal at Cele is to steadily grow our students. It is not about “passing” or “failing” any type of test. Rather, it is about getting “…a little smarter, every day”; it is about effort and growth (GRIT). We use these mid-year assessments to determine if your kids are learning what we believe we are teaching. We will use the results to adjust our instruction to best benefit our students. 

    As always, it is the combination of great kids, tremendous parents, and dedicated teachers. I am so very proud to be a Cele Colt! 

     

    Read it Forward 

    Cele Middle School is reading Ghost by Jason Reynolds. It is a very interesting story about a boy who was hanging out with the wrong crowd and had to make some tough decisions. Ultimately, he works hard (GRIT) to put himself in a better situation. 

    The Cele PTO has sponsored this project by purchasing 50 of these books for our library. Every student is encouraged to read the book, take the quiz and join us for a Read It Forward party. The students are very excited about the story and there is indeed a waiting list to check the book out. I will likely buy a copy at Barnes and Noble for $10 so that I can make notes in the margins and keep it for my own. This would make a nice, simple gift for a young Colt. 

     

    Presidential Inauguration 

    The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow with the swearing in occurring at Noon, Eastern Time. Cele Middle School will not be showing the ceremony for a number of academic and logistical reasons. However, we STRONGLY encourage families to watch the rebroadcast together during the weekend.  


    Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day 

    Parents of Girl Colts… 

    There are tremendous opportunities for young ladies who are interested in any of the engineering fields. Unfortunately, there is a tendency to picture engineers as males and that is a problem. Cele has many extremely talented and bright female students and we are trying to open as many doors and opportunities as possible. 

    Please take a look at the attached flyer and consider taking your daughter to the Girl Engineer Day at UT on February 25th. This is a tremendous opportunity for your child. 

     

    Poetry Slam 

    Our 8th grade students will become young poets! There will be a Poetry Slam at the very end of February. Be sure to ask your 8th grader about their poetry. 

     

    Immunization Reviews 

    Looking ahead to the summer… 

    The State of Texas requires that students entering 7th grade have Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin their 7th grade school year. They highly recommend the HPV vaccination as well. 

    Parents of 6th graders may want to get a jump on this rather than waiting until summer. Please call our school nurse, Nurse Angela Benton RN-BSN, at 512-594-3035 if you have any questions. 

     

    Weiss Lane Construction/Improvements 

    The City of Pflugerville has begun construction on Weiss Lane. The first steps aren’t always very visible but I can report that it is in motion. The project is expected to take a little more than a year and a half. One of the first steps is to widen the bridges on Weiss Lane. The comprehensive project will eventually improve many of the problem areas we face along this thoroughfare. We will all likely have to make adjustments to our routes and schedules as we work through this period of growth. I will be certain to share any information I have as it becomes available. 

     

    Earbuds 

    Just a reminder that more and more of our campus technology includes an audio component. Cele will have headphones for the students to use as necessary. We will also have plenty of disinfectant wipes to help keep them as clean as possible. Students will be allowed/encouraged to use their own earbuds as appropriate. 

    If you choose to provide your child with earbuds for school, please do not send the high-end, expensive type. The earbuds available at 5 Below or any convenience store will work just fine. I will include earbuds on the school supply list next year. 

     


    Early Release, February 1st 

    Pflugerville Middle Schools will release at 12:45 on February 1st so that teachers can attend staff development. Bus riders should arrive home about 3 hours earlier than usual. 

    While we are on the subject, there will be no school on February 20th, again, so that teachers may attend further staff development. 

    There are a lot of special things going on at Cele Middle School. We have hard-working students, dedicated teachers and supportive parents. This trifecta has helped us as we work to be a premier school. Thank you for all you do to make Cele such a very special place! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 1/9/2017

     

    The New Year brings start of the Spring Semester. I hope that each family enjoyed quality time during the break. The students have hit the ground running and we are back to work. The second semester is usually very busy and this year is no different. 

    “Every student a little smarter, every day”. As always, it is the combination of great kids, tremendous parents, and dedicated teachers. What a great time to be a Cele Colt! 

     

    Report Cards 

    Students received their report cards during 6th period today and were instructed to take them home. Please check with your child. 

     

    8th Grade Parents 

    The High School Course Fair for students who will attend Weiss or Hendrickson is this Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hendrickson High School. The Course Fair will help students make decisions about their elective classes. Except for Jr. ROTC and the newly created Fire Academy, all courses offered to HHS 9th and 10th grade students will be offered to Weiss students. This information will be helpful, but not mandatory, for the students as they prepare to begin high school. 

     

    No School Monday, January 16th 

    Pflugerville ISD schools will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Cele will have no activities that day. 

     

    Immunization Reviews 

    Looking ahead to the summer… 

    The State of Texas requires that students entering 7th grade have Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin their 7th grade school year. They highly recommend the HPV vaccination as well. 

    Parents of 6th graders may want to get a jump on this rather than waiting until summer. Please call our school nurse, Nurse Angela Benton RN-BSN at 512-594-3035 if you have any questions.

     
    Spinal Screenings 

    Cele Middle School will conduct our required spinal screenings during the Spring Semester. Our nurse will conduct the screenings checking for signs of spinal problems such as scoliosis. Early recognition can make treatment much easier. Boys and girls will be screened separately and one at a time to respect our students’ privacy. If you do not wish to have your child screened for religious reasons, please contact our nurse, Nurse Angela Benton RN-BSN at 512-594-3035 as soon as possible. The deadline to file the exemption is January 20th. 

     

    Proposed Boundaries Changes 

    Pflugerville ISD has begun the process of adjusting the boundaries as we prepare to open Mott Elementary and Weiss High School in August. Parents are encouraged to visit the district website for information concerning the proposed new boundaries. Boundary Information 

    The final Community Input Session is tomorrow night, January 10th, at the PfISD Administration Building. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM. 

     

    Weiss Lane Construction/Improvements 

    The City of Pflugerville is set to begin construction on Weiss Lane later this month. The project is expected take about 20 months. One of the first steps is to widen the bridges on Weiss Lane. The comprehensive project will eventually improve many of the problem areas we face along this thoroughfare. We will all likely have to make adjustments to our routes and schedules as we work through this period of growth. I will be certain to share any information I have as it becomes available. 

     

    Earbuds 

    Pflugerville ISD has upgraded the level of instructional technology throughout the district. At Cele, this means that students will use desktops, laptops, and iPads fairly often. More and more of the instructional technology available includes an audio component. Cele will have headphones for the students to use as necessary. We will also have plenty of disinfectant wipes to help keep them as clean as possible. Students will be allowed to use their own earbuds as appropriate. 

    If you choose to provide your child with earbuds for school, please do not send the high-end, expensive type. The earbuds available at 5 Below or any convenience store will work just fine. I will include earbuds on the school supply list next year. 

     

    Early Release on Wednesday, February 1st 

    Pflugerville ISD schools will release early on Feb. 1st so that the staff can attend professional development. Middle schools will release at 12:45 and the students who ride the bus should get home about 3 hours earlier than usual. 


    We are so very thankful that the Cele Community has such terrific kids and supportive parents. Our dedicated staff will continue to work toward making each child a little smarter every day! 

     

    Thank you for all you do to make Cele such a special place! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 12/5/2016

    Hello Colts! 

    December 5, 2016 

    As we head into the end of the first semester, our Colts will indeed be very busy. We have so many great kids doing great things. Students are working hard in their classrooms and in the extra-curricular activities. On top of all of the extra-curricular activities, we have the end of the semester which means exams and semester grades. Our kids work hard and it pays off. 

    “Every student a little smarter, every day”. As always, it is the combination of great kids, tremendous parents, and dedicated teachers. What a great time to be a Cele Colt! 

    Early Release on Friday, December 16th 

    Pflugerville ISD schools will release early on the last day of the semester, Dec. 16th. Middle schools will release at 12:45 and the students who ride the bus should get home about 3 hours earlier than usual. Pflugerville ISD schools will be closed for the holidays and will resume class on January 3rd. 

    Proposed Boundaries Changes 

    Pflugerville ISD has begun the process of adjusting the boundaries. This is particularly significant to the Cele Community because we will open Mott Elementary and Weiss High School in August. Parents are encouraged to visit the district website for information concerning the proposed new boundaries. Boundary Information 

    There will be several Community Input Sessions with the next meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, December 5th at 6 pm at Riojas Elementary. 

    The final meeting is on January 10th at the PfISD Administration Building. 

    Weiss High School Mascot Selection 

    If you would like to weigh in on the mascot selection, please go to the online survey. The survey ends this Wednesday, Dec. 7th. Mascot Survey 

    Look for Weiss High School on Twitter and Facebook for information and frequent updates about the new school. Every Student A Little Smarter, Every Day 

     
    Kendra Scott Trunk Show 

    If you know what that is, you will be excited to know that it is Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Gentlemen who do not know what this means, plan on being there to purchase Christmas presents for the ladies in your family. You’ll have to take my word for it on this one. Sponsored by the PTO. 

    Cele PTO 

    We are so very thankful for our PTO and the many great things they do for Cele Middle School. From time to time, they need our help… 

    The Cele PTO runs a concession stand at home basketball games. They are asking for help manning the concession stand and have a sign-up list for those who are able to help. 

    Cele Concession Stand List 

    Several parents sign up to work during the game, before or after their own child plays. It saves them from making an extra trip and gives parents a fun activity to participate in when not watching their child play. We are very thankful for the great support we receive from so very many parents in the community. 

    We really hope that parents will sign up to assist. A little help sure goes a long way! 

    Cele Book Fair At Barnes & Noble 

    How exciting! The Cele Library Book Fair will be at Barnes & Noble at La Frontera this Saturday, December 10th. The Cele Cheerleaders and the Cele Choir will be performing as well. This is a terrific opportunity to take care of some of your Christmas Shopping while supporting the Cele Library. Could it get any better?!?! 

    I will be attending events with our One Act Play and the Cele Band that day. Since I will already be out and about, you know I’ll make my way over to Barnes & Noble. I hope to see you there. 

    Weiss Lane Construction/Improvements 

    The City of Pflugerville is set to begin construction on Weiss Lane. The project begins in January and should take about 20 months. One of the first steps is to widen the bridges on Weiss Lane. The comprehensive project will eventually improve many of the problem areas we face along this thoroughfare. 

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    Important Dates 

    Dec. 5 – Boundary meeting at Riojas at 6:00 

    Dec. 5 – Boys Basketball at 5:30 (7th at PCMS/8th at Cele) 

    Dec. 6 – UIL One Act Play Presentation in the Café at 6:30 PM 

    Dec. 7 – Kendra Scott Trunk Show 5:00 to 7:00 PM 

    Dec. 7 – UIL One Act Play Presentation in the Café at 6:30 PM 

    Dec. 7 – KickStart Belt Ceremony in the Gym at 7:30 PM 

    Dec. 8 – Progress Reports (IPR) go home Thursday during 6th period 

    Dec. 8 – Girls Basketball at 5:30 (7th at Cele/8th at KLMS) 

    Dec. 10 – Region Band Clinic 

    Dec. 10 – Book Fair at Barnes & Noble 

    Dec. 10 – UIL One Act Play at PHS 

    Dec. 12 – Boys Basketball at 5:30 (7th at Cele/8th at KLMS) 

    Dec. 13 – Band Concert in the Café 

    Dec. 14 – Choir Concert in the Café 

    Dec. 14 – PTO Meeting in the Library at 7:00 PM (Everyone is invited) 

    Dec. 15 – 40 Book Challenge Party for the kids meeting their reading target 

    Dec. 15 – Girls Basketball at 5:30 (7th at Cele/8th at Dessau) 

    Dec. 16 – Early Release at 12:45 

    Jan. 2 – No School 

    Jan. 3 – Back To School/First Day of the 2nd Semester 

    Jan. 4 – Boys Basketball at 5:30 (7th at Dessau/8th at Cele) 

    Jan. 5 – Girls Basketball at 5:30 (7th at Home/8th at PMS) 

    The Cele Community is so very fortunate to have such terrific kids and supportive parents. Our dedicated staff will continue to work toward making each child a little smarter every day! 

    Thank you for all you do to make Cele such a special place! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/29/2016

    Hello Colts!

     

    The PfISD Board of Trustees has officially selected the name Weiss High School.  The Board has begun the process to determine the attendance boundaries.  The first meeting to discuss the proposed boundaries will be tomorrow night, Nov. 30th, in the HHS Performing Arts Center.  The proposed boundaries will mean that most of the Cele Colts attend Weiss High School.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm.  Boundary Information

     

    There is a meeting this evening, Nov. 29th, to discuss the Weiss mascot.  The community is invited to the meeting at HHS at 6:30 pm.  The meeting tonight is in the HHS Library, not in the PAC.

     

    There will be several meetings in the spring to keep the community informed about the process of opening Weiss High School.

     

    The Principal for Weiss High School is Paula Gamble.  She and I have worked together in Pflugerville for many years and I know that, under her guidance, Weiss High School will be a terrific school.  Our Colts will be in good hands!

     

    • Mascot meeting-11/29 at 6:30-HHS Library
    • Boundary meeting #1-11/30 at 6:00-HHS PAC
    • The new school is Weiss and the school colors will be Scarlet and ___?____
    • The principal is Paula Gamble who was an AP at HHS and the Principal at Park Crest

     

     

    While we’re on the subject of new schools, the new elementary school is on the north side of Cele Middle School.  You can see the frame going up and construction is moving quickly.  The school will open in August and was recently named Vernagene Mott Elementary.  The principal has not yet been selected.   The new attendance boundaries will have a direct impact on the Cele Community.  Boundary Information

     

    • Mott Elementary
    • Boundary meeting #1=11/30 at 6:00-HHS PAC
    • The principal has not yet been selected

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Brian Ernest

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/15/2016

    Hello Colts! 

    November has been a great time for the Cele Colts! We have so many great kids doing great things. Students are working hard in their classrooms and in the extra-curricular activities. Football and Volleyball seasons have come to an end and we have earned yet another banner for the Colt Gym. Choir and Band recently participated in competitions and did extremely well. We even had two students win Gold Medals in the Special Olympics. The Cele UIL Academics Teams took trophies for top teams in the recent district contest. Our kids work hard and it pays off when they compete. 

    As before, we’ve had quite a few visitors at Cele. We regularly have educators visiting Cele to see what we are doing to make “Every student a little smarter, every day”. As always, we tell them that it is the combination of great kids, tremendous parents and dedicated teachers. What a great time to be a Cele Colt! 

    No School Next Week 

    As hard as our kids and staff have been working, it is time for a well-deserved break. Pflugerville ISD schools will be closed next week for Thanksgiving. 

    Proposed Boundaries Changes 

    With the opening of a new high school and a new elementary school within the Cele Community, Pflugerville ISD has begun the process of adjusting the boundaries. Parents are encouraged to visit the district website for information concerning the proposed new boundaries. Boundary Information 

    There will be several Community Input Sessions beginning with a meeting at the HHS Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 30th at 6 pm. 

    The final meeting is on January 10th at the PfISD Administration Building. 

    End of the First Semester 

    The second 9-Weeks goes by very quickly! When we return from the Thanksgiving Break, there will be 3 weeks of school remaining in the first semester. School will end early on the final day of the semester. We will let out at 12:45 on Friday, December 16th. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd to begin the second semester. 


    Cele PTO 

    We are so very thankful for our PTO and the many great things they do for Cele Middle School. The Monster Bash! was a tremendous success and our Cele families had a great time. 

    Our Cele PTO needs your help this week. They are providing dessert treats for the Cele Staff at lunch this Friday. They are asking for assistance in providing various Thanksgiving desserts to be delivered to the school this Friday morning. 

    Please sign up here 

    The Cele PTO also runs a concession stand at home basketball games. They are asking for help manning the concession stand and have a sign-up list for those who are able to help. 

    Cele Concession Stand List 

    Several parents sign up to work during the game before or after their own child plays. It saves them from making an extra trip and gives parents a fun activity to participate in when not watching their child play. We are very thankful for the great support we receive from so very many parents in the community. 

    We really hope that parents will sign up to assist. A little help sure goes a long way! 

    Cele Book Fair At Barnes & Noble 

    How exciting! The Cele Library Book Fair will be at Barnes & Noble at La Frontera on Saturday, December 10th. The Cele Cheerleaders and the Cele Choir will be performing as well. This is a terrific opportunity to take care of some of your Christmas Shopping while supporting the Cele Library. Could it get any better?!?! 

    I will be attending events with our One Act Play and the Cele Band that day. Since I will already be out and about, you know I’ll make my way over to Barnes & Noble. I hope to see you there. 

    Kendra Scott Trunk Show 

    If you know what that is, you will be excited to know that it is Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Gentlemen who do not know what this means, plan on being there to purchase Christmas presents for the ladies in your family. You’ll have to take my word for it on this one. Sponsored by the PTO.

     
    Basketball Season Has Begun 

    All of our teams have played their first game and our kids are doing well. I want to take a moment to thank the Cele Parents for their sportsmanship and their conduct during the games. Our parents have always done a terrific job of being positive role models during ball games. Obviously, I don’t agree with all of the calls that the refs make and there are some times when we really don’t like the way it is going. We always manage to handle it with class and poise. I am so thankful to be part of such a terrific community. 

    Veterans Day Ceremony 

    From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for attending and/or supporting the Cele Veterans Day Ceremony. The Ceremony went very well. We were able to thank some of our community’s veterans and we were able to teach our students about the value of their contribution to our nation. Again, thank you. 

    The Cele Community is incredibly fortunate to have such tremendous kids and supportive parents. Our staff is inspired and will continue to work toward making each child a little smarter every day! 

    Thank you for all you do to make Cele such a special place! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/3/2016

    Good evening, Colts!

     

    Cele Middle School will honor our nation’s Veterans next Thursday, November 10th with a Veterans Day Ceremony.  We hope that all Veterans in the Cele Community will join us for this tremendous tribute.  Our Ceremony will be on Thursday so that the Colt Choir and Cele Band can participate in the Pflugerville Ceremony in Pfluger Park on Friday.  All Veterans are encouraged to join us.  Please complete the attached form so we know who to expect for the ceremony.  We ask that we receive these by Monday.

     

    If you are not able to print and return the attached form by Monday, that will be fine.  Please simply reply to this email with the pertinent information and we will include the honoree in our ceremony.

     

    Please note that we ask that our Veterans arrive at 9:15 am for the 10:00 ceremony.  The Cele National Junior Honor Society will serve snacks and refreshments to our honorees in our Library prior to the ceremony.

     

    We are extremely thankful for our nation’s Veterans and look forward for the opportunity to say “thank you”.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Brian Ernest

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/21/2016

    Join us this Monday, Oct 24th from 5-9 pm for the Monster Bash, 

    our first Halloween-inspired carnival for the Cele Family!

     

     

    What is it?
    Monster Bash is  a Halloween-themed outdoor event tailored to our Middle School students.  It is from 5 - 9 pm and it will feature a "Hauntcert" by the Cele Band, a Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House, Costume Contest, Book Scare Fair, Swamp Dunking Booth and Games. We will have food and concessions.  Mr. Pfranks will be serving hot dogs and chili pies, Sno-cones by Cajun Brain Freeze, BBQ by Heart of Texas Barbeque, chips, drinks and more.  

    When is it?
    Food begins at 5pm and activities start at 5:30. Mr. Ernest will be the first one in the dunking booth so make sure to be here by 5:30 to dunk him!!

    How much does it cost?
    There is no cost to attend the event and to enjoy the free Band concert. Games and Activities require tickets for wristbands and you can do everything once for only $10!  Wristbands are $20 and they give unlimited access to all games and activities. Wristbands and Tickets can be purchased during lunch on Friday.  All Wristbands and Tickets will be delivered on Monday during science classes.  Food is a separate cost that can be purchased with cash or credit card.

    For $1 at lunch on Friday, the kids can be entered in a drawing to be dunked in the dunking booth. (Parent’s permission required).  We will draw names and notify students and get permission from parents on Friday afternoon.

     

    What all will you have?

    Haunted House: Be prepare to be scared!
    Dunking Booth: Dunk Mr. Ernest, Coach Sykes, Mrs. Humphrey and Coach Zoch.
    Games: Crazy Basketball, Ring Toss (Win a free 2-liter soda), Donut eating contest and more!
    Book Scare Fair: The library will have books for purchase.
    HauntCert: Halloween songs performed by the Cele Band.
    Live Music
    Art Contest
    Costume Contest

    What food will be there?
    Food will be available for purchase including Mr. Pfranks, Heart of Texas BBQ and Cajun Brain Freeze (Sno Cones). Come hungry because all of these vendors have great food!! You can eat food at the tables and enjoy the music and festivities.

    How can I help?
    Sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084eabaa2da7fa7-cele 
    We need Halloween Candy and Decorations. Drop them off at the office today or send them to school Monday with your child.

    Thanks for supporting this event! We wanted to create something that would be fun for middle-school kids and bring everyone together for a fun, community-building experience.

    Hope you will come!

     

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/18/2016

    So many great kids doing great things at Cele! Students are working hard in their classrooms and in the extra-curricular activities. We’ve had quite a few visitors lately. Educators are visiting Cele to see what we are doing to make “Every student a little smarter, every day”. I always tell them that it is the perfect combination of great kids, tremendous parents and dedicated teachers. What a great time to be a Colt! 

    Early Release on 10/26 

    Students will get out of school at 12:45 on Wednesday, October 26th so that teachers can attend professional development. The Cele staff works hard to keep getting better at what they do. I am excited by their eager approach to learning as well as teaching. Buses will drop students off 3 hours earlier than usual. 

    PSAT For 8th Graders 

    The Pflugerville ISD 8th grade students will take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) which helps prepare our students for success in high school and beyond. In Pflugerville ISD, our students take the test next Wednesday, October 19th. For more information about the PSAT, please visit the PSAT 8/9 website

    End of the First 9 Weeks 

    The first 9-Weeks is nearly finished! Hard to believe it has gone by so very quickly. The first quarter ends on October 20th. Report cards will go home the following week. It is always best to keep a close eye on your child’s grades, particularly as we approach the end of a nine-weeks. 

    Choir Concert 

    Many of you have seen our Colt Choir program grow tremendously over the past few years. They are even better than they were before and we are extremely proud of their hard work. The first concert of the year is next Monday, October 17th. We hope to see you there! Every Student A Little Smarter, Every Day 


    Hauncert 

    Our Cele Colt Band has a concert coming up on October 24th and it is called the “Hauncert”. Please note that we will have several events going on that evening in conjunction with the show. The PTO is hosting the Monster Bash! and the library is hosting a book fair that we like to call the “Scare Fair”. We are going to be sure to de-emphasize the scary aspects in order to focus more on the FUN! See you there. 

    Monster Bash! October 24th 

    The Cele PTO is hosting the Monster Bash on October 24th. We hope you will be able to join us that Monday evening. 

    From the PTO 

    On Monday, October 24th, Cele PTO is hosting the Monster Bash, a Halloween-themed event tailored to our middle school students from 5 to 9 pm. It will feature a "Hauntcert" by the Cele Band, a Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House, Costume Contest, Book Scare Fair, Swamp Dunking Booth and Games. We will have food and concessions, starting at 5 pm. Mr. Pfranks will be serving hot dogs and chili pies, Sno-cones by Cajun Brain Freeze, pizza, chips, drinks and more. You can do everything once for only $10! Please sign up to volunteer for a short 30-minute slot and help make this event a success. We need you! Thank you so much! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084eabaa2da7fa7-cele 

    We really hope that parents will sign up to assist either before or after the band concert. A little help sure goes a long way! 

    School Dance 

    The NJHS is sponsoring a school dance on Friday, October 28th. We want to reward our terrific students by offering this opportunity to socialize and have a great time. To be very clear, the Cele Middle School Principal is strongly opposed to middle school students dating, going out, or whatever we call it these days. We believe that middle school students are better off having a large circle of friends and dating takes us in the wrong direction. All of that is to say that we don’t take dates to the school dances; save that for high school. The Cele school dances are for socialization and fun. I think our students are very clear on how we feel and the NJHS dance will indeed be a great time for all! Every Student A Little Smarter, Every Day 


    From the Nurse’s Clinic 

    We have had several students come by the Nurse’s Clinic for Aspirin or Ibuprofen. We had to turn them away or put them on the phone with a parent because we are not able to provide any type of medication (over-the-counter or otherwise). If a parent expects their child to have a recurring problem that may require some type of medication, parents may contact our nurse about the proper procedures. This has not been a recurring problem but something that has come up several times recently. Thank you. 

    Veterans Day Ceremony 

    I want to make sure the Cele Community is aware that the Veterans Day Ceremony will be Thursday, November 10th. This is the day before Veterans Day and is necessary because several hundred of your Colts will be participating in the Pflugerville Veterans Day Ceremony at the Fallen Warrior Memorial in Pfluger Park. All veterans in the Cele Community (including family members who may live out of town) are invited to attend. The ceremony at Cele Middle School will be in the morning and we will have more details very soon. 

    Cele is incredibly fortunate to have such tremendous kids and supportive parents. Our staff is inspired to pour the hearts into making each child a little smarter every day! 

    Thank you for all you do to make Cele such a special place! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/10/2016

    There is always so much going on at Cele! The football and volleyball teams are enjoying great success. Theatre, Choir and Band are all gearing up for big performances. Our teachers spent yesterday learning new strategies to ensure that we are making “Every student a little smarter, every day”. What a great time to be a Colt! 

    Interim Progress Reports 

    The IPRs were distributed last week and should have come home with your child. This is not a report card but is intended to give the parent and student a look at how they are progressing thus far. 

    Monster Bash! October 24th 

    The Cele PTO is hosting the Monster Bash on October 24th. We hope you will be able to join us that Monday evening. 

    On Monday, October 24th, Cele PTO is hosting the Monster Bash, a Halloween-themed event tailored to our Middle School students. It is from 5 - 9 pm and it will feature a "Hauntcert" by the Cele Band, a Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House, Costume Contest, Book Scare Fair, Swamp Dunking Booth and Games. We will have food and concessions, starting at 5 pm. Mr. Pfranks will be serving hot dogs and chili pies, Sno-cones by Cajun Brain Freeze, pizza, chips, drinks and more. You can do everything once for only $10! Please sign up to volunteer for a short 30-minute slot and help make this event a success. We need you! Thank you so much! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084eabaa2da7fa7-cele 

    Veterans Day Ceremony 

    Cele Middle School is proud to honor our nation’s veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 10th. The Cele Colt Band and The Cele Choir will participate in the City of Pflugerville Ceremony on November 11th so Cele will observe Veterans Day on campus on the 10th. All veterans in the Cele Community (including family members who may live out of town) are invited to attend. We will have more details very soon. Every Student A Little Smarter, Every Day 

     


    PTO Meeting 

    The Cele PTO will meet this Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the Cele Library. Everybody is invited to join us for the 50-60 minute meeting. 

    We have so many terrific students and we look forward to watching our students achieve great success. Thank you for sending us such great kids! 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

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  • Hello Colts

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 8/22/2016

    Hello Colts!

    Cele Middle School is as busy as a beehive today.  Teachers began working two weeks ago in preparation for the First Day!  It’s hard to believe that it is tomorrow.

     

    School begins at 8:05 and ends at 3:35.  Know that traffic will be terrible in the morning.  I’m going to get here early so that I can avoid the congestion.  We made a few changes in our drop off procedures so that we can move more swiftly.  Here are a few pointers for tomorrow:

    1.      Arrive early---there will be tremendous traffic.

    2.      Be patient---there will be tremendous traffic.

    3.      Short cuts and fast driving lead to dangerous situations.

    4.      Make sure your child is ready to hop out of the car when you pull up.

    5.      Those of you who have dropped off here before may notice that students are walking in a different door.  We think this will help us be more efficient.  No worries.

    6.      Make sure your child knows how they are getting home.  If they need bus info, they should ask early.  We will take care of them.

    7.      Have a great day!  Your kid attends a great school   J

     

     

    Please see the attached memo so that you know what is going on at your school.  As always, thank you for all you do to make Cele such a very special place.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Brian Ernest

    Principal, Cele

     

     


     

     

     

     

    I hope you and your family are enjoying the final days of summer. The excitement related to the new school year is about to peak! Tomorrow morning, we get to begin helping students get a little bit smarter every day and we can’t wait. 

     

    We have a few procedures in place to ensure that all kids get to the right places tomorrow. You will not need to worry. Promise. 

     

    First Day of School 

    Tuesday, August 23 from 8:05 to 3:35 

    -Traffic will be very heavy, please arrive early 

    6th graders will be sent to the Café This is a slight adjustment for the 

    7th graders will be sent to the Gym 6th and 7th graders. 

    8th graders will be sent to the Stairway to Heaven 

    We will have staff members to help students get to the right place. No worries. 

     

    Schedules 

    All students will receive a printed copy of their schedule when they report to their grade-level locations tomorrow morning. 

     

    School Supplies 

    The Cele School Supply List is posted on the Cele website. Students may want to only bring pens, pencils and a notepad on the first day. 

     

    Dress Code 

    Torn, tattered or revealing clothes most likely will not meet the PfISD dress code and simply is not appropriate for school; especially a great school like Cele. 

    Please do not add any additional bright colors to your child’s hair at this point. 

    The PfISD Student Handbook can be found in the STUDENT Tab of the district website. The “Dress And Grooming” standards can be found on page 28. 

    Cele parents normally help us make this a non-issue. 

     


    Volleyball Tryouts—7th and 8th Grade 

    We will begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 24th and this will take place during the athletics period. On the 29th and 30th, the 7th graders will tryout at 7 am and the 8th graders will tryout after school until 4:30 pm. 

    A current physical is required in order to tryout. Please see the Cele website for details. 

     

    Open House 

    PfISD middle schools Open House is Tuesday, August 30th. Parents may meet the teachers between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Students are not required to attend. 

     

    Labor Day Weekend 

    PfISD schools are closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. 

     

    We are ready and we are excited. It is going to be a great school year! Trust that the first day and the first week will go very smoothly. 

    Sincerely, 

    Brian Ernest 

    Principal, Cele

     

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