**Staff Spotlight** Mrs. Edwards, Paraprofessional I graduated from Rogers High School. I absolutely love working with kids for so many reasons. I love helping them learn to read and watching them learn new concepts. I love when they learn something they have struggled with for so long and their faces light up when they master it. I love giving them positive feedback, encouraging them, believing in them and most of all, loving them. I have worked at Catalayah for four years. I love going to the lake with my family and friends during the summer. I love to fish and relax on our boat. I also love watching my son, Ayden, play soccer. During my free time, I spend time with my family, kids, grandkids and friends. I have been with my husband Todd for 18 years and we have been married for 12 years. I have 4 kids from 25 to 9 years old and 2 grandkids. My favorite inspirational quote- "Always remember, You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, Loved more than you know, Never give up" #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, Catalayah Elementary
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Girls Scouts have 2 exciting events coming up for PreK - 5th graders. Girls Pre-K - 1st grade are invited to join us for a Science Fun Party! Come learn about the science of birds and make a bird feeder, while hearing about how you can become a Girl Scout along the way! gseok.org/daisystem Girls 2nd - 4th grade - come learn about the science of crystals and make your very own salt crystal, while hearing about how you can become a Girl Scout along the way! gseok.org/crystal
1 day ago, CPS Communications
Girls Pre-K - 1st grade are invited to join us for a Science Fun Party! Come learn about the science of birds and make a bird feeder, while hearing about how you can become a Girl Scout along the way!  gseok.org/daisystem
Girls 2nd - 5th grade - come learn about the science of crystals and make your very own salt crystal, while hearing about how you can become a Girl Scout along the way! gseok.org/crystal
This week is National Library Week. What did your child bring home from the Library this week?? What are your favorite books to read?!? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
3 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
LIBRARY WEEK
We will have our snack cart out Thursday morning. Students can purchase snacks on their way to their classrooms. Snacks are $.25-$1.00.
3 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
snack cart
National Paraprofessional Day!!! We have the most amazing Paraprofessionals at Catalayah. They go above and beyond every day for our teachers and our students. Catalayah wouldn't be the same without them. If you see one of our Paras today please take a second to tell them how special they are!!! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
3 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
para day card
para
The McDonald’s owner/operators in Green Country, Oklahoma will once again offer a free healthy breakfast on the first day of state testing to students in grades 3-8 accompanied by a parent or guardian; and teachers and administrators with valid ID. The student breakfast will include: One (1) order of Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, choice one(1) of low fat milk of Honest Kids® apple juice, and one (1) apple slices. The teacher and administrator breakfast will consist of: Choice of one (1) Egg McMuffin or Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, one (1) any-sized hot or iced drip coffee, and one (1) apple slices. This offer is valid on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 6-9 a.m. at participating McDonald’s in Rogers County. The offer is valid as an in-restaurant take out only, and students must accompany their parents to redeem the offer. There is a limit of one free breakfast per student. Please note that McDonald’s Corporation follows strict COVID-19 safety protocol and anyone entering a restaurant to pick up food must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. On behalf of the owner/operators of the McDonald’s restaurants in Green Country we remain proud supporters of the communities where we live, work, and play. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
The McDonald’s owner/operators in Green Country, Oklahoma will once again offer a free healthy breakfast on the first day of state testing to students in grades 3-8 accompanied by a parent or guardian;  and teachers and administrators with valid ID.
Weekly Reminders
5 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
weekly reminders
**Staff Spotlight** Mrs. Bennett, Reading Specialist I am a lifelong Zebra. I attended Claremore Public Schools K-12 and graduated in 1995. I received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University in Elementary Education in 1998 and a master's degree in reading instruction in 2003. I completed a Reading Recovery training program from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2008. I am a certified Reading Specialist and Ready Recovery Teacher. I have taught for Claremore Public Schools for 22 years. I've taught third grad, first grade, Reading Recovery, and currently serve as a Reading Specialist. I am passionate about early literacy development and helping children learn how to use independent ready strategies successfully. My husband Lance is a Science teacher and Cross Country/ Track Coach at Claremore High School. We have two daughters, Zoe is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma and will graduate in May with a Master's Degree in Social work. Clara is a third grader at Catalayah. In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, reading and traveling with my family. I love the mountains and the beach. I am a college football fan and love cheering on my team, the Oklahoma Sooners!! One thing that I've never done that I would like to be able to do is speak Spanish. I have recently begun studying the Spanish language. One of my favorite quotes is, "Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." -anonymous #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Country Meat Stick order is due tomorrow. Please make sure you send in your order forms and money. Meat Sticks will be here in about 2 weeks.
5 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
meat stick order
meat stick order form
Country Meat Stick order is due tomorrow. Please make sure you send in your order forms and money. Meat Sticks will be here in about 2 weeks.
5 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
Happy Easter! We’d love to share your holiday with you. Comment your favorite Easter photo, past or present, & tag your school on the Claremore Public School Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchools #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
6 days ago, CPS Communications
Happy Easter!  We’d love to share your holiday with you.  Comment your favorite Easter photo, past or present, & tag your school.
☀CPS Zebra Stripes Summer Camp☀ Now Accepting Applications Kindergarten - Fifth Grade 2 Sessions ☀June 1 - July 2 ☀July 12 - August 6 6:30AM - 6PM Full Time l Part-Time l Drop-In Rates Available Find more information here: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/page/zebra-stripes-child-care #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
8 days ago, CPS Communications
☀CPS Zebra Stripes Summer Camp☀ Now Accepting Applications
🐣 CPS will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021 for a egg-ceptional Easter holiday weekend. 🐣 We are egg-cited to celebrate the holiday with our families. Anyone got a good egg pun to crack us up? Share it in the comments. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, CPS Communications
🐣  CPS will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021 for a egg-ceptional Easter holiday weekend.   🐣  We are egg-cited to celebrate the holiday with our families. Anyone got a good egg pun to crack us up? Share it in the comments.   #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Due to the holiday Friday, April 2nd - Weekend meals for distance learners will be available for pick up Thursday, April 1st. Pick-up times and location will remain the same. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
10 days ago, CPS Communications
Due to the holiday Friday, April 2nd - Weekend meals for distance learners will be available for pick up Thursday, April 1st.  Pick-up times and location will remain the same.  #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Menu Change for Tomorrow 3-31 CRISPY CHICKEN WRAP OR CHICKEN TENDERS W/ ROLL
11 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
#TechTipTuesday will show users how to search a site for specific content. Searching on a website for a specific topic and can be challenging and time-consuming. This #TechTipTuesday will show users how to search a specific site for specific content using the site search feature in Google Chrome. Using this feature will narrow the search results to only the site you want to search and not the entire web. Use this to find documents, images, or any content on a specific website without searching the whole web for it. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/LrcQUBuRhGE Script in English & Spanish: https://bit.ly/3suPbIh #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
11 days ago, CPS Communications
#TechTipTuesday will show users how to search a site for specific content.
#TechTipTuesday will show users how to search a site for specific content.
Weekly Reminders
12 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
weekly reminders
JOIN OUR TEAM! Be the first smile our students see in the morning and the last smile they see as they head home. CPS is hiring bus drivers! We are looking for people who love kids, who value an opportunity to positively influence the lives of our students, and see these young people as precious cargo. 🚌District bus drivers work either four or five-hour routes per day. In the past, driving positions have proven to be a good fit for many retirees looking to make extra money while keeping them active in the community. In addition, it is a good income source for college students or parents looking for extra money. Drivers come from diverse backgrounds, but they have one common thread; they enjoy being around and helping the kids. 🚌 If you are interested in becoming a Claremore Public School bus driver, please contact Jennifer Hayes, CPS Transportation Director, for additional details. The job does require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with school and passenger endorsements. The school district will reimburse these costs and starting pay begins at $15 per hour. Fill out an online application here https://www.applitrack.com/clar.../onlineapp/default.aspx... #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
16 days ago, CPS Communications
Now hiring bus drivers!
**Staff Spotlight** Mrs. Newman, Kindergarten I graduated High School from Union High School in Tulsa. After that I went to college at Oklahoma State University. GO POKES!! My goal is that every child in my class knows they are loved! This is my 22nd year teaching. I took 4 years off to stay home with my twins. I have been teaching in Claremore for 12 years with 5 months of it at Catalayah. I enjoy watching my kids play sports! I also teach English to children in China. I love to play games with my family. I have been married for 23 years to my high school sweetheart, Cameron. We have boy/girl twins who are 16 and attend Claremore High School. We also have a 15 pound Silky Terrier named Baxter, and a 150 pound Great Dane named Rocky. My favorite quote is "Be the reason someone smiles today!" #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
18 days ago, Catalayah Elementary
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Claremore Public Schools is continually committed to developing an atmosphere of trust among parents and the community in our ability to provide not only a positive and enriching educational experience but a safe place for students to thrive. That is why we have partnered with Family Zone, a leading provider of cyber safety products and education, to ensure your kids are cyber safe while at school. Claremore Public Schools is already using Family Zone to block inappropriate content and to identify red flag search terms from students. As a parent or caregiver of our school district, you receive free access to the Family Zone Cyber Safety Hub, which includes articles, videos, courses, and more. Click “sign up” below to get ongoing materials and education from the platform we trust to manage cyber safety across our entire district. Our #TechTipTuesday is to go online and create an account with this FREE resource to help keep you informed about your child's online activity and the latest updates on website, apps an more. https://claremorek12.familyzone.com/ #CPSZEBRAPRIDE As a parent or caregiver of our school district, you receive free access to the Family Zone Cyber Safety Hub, which includes articles, videos, courses, and more. As a parent or caregiver of our school district, you receive free access to the Family Zone Cyber Safety Hub, which includes articles, videos, courses, and more.
18 days ago, CPS Communications
Cyber Safety at school and at home
Tech Tip Tuesday