Cantu Elementary School


Upcoming Events

Date: 5/31/2017
Early Release Day - Students Only
Date: 5/30/2017, 12 PM
Talent Show (3rd-5th)
Date: 5/29/2017, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
5th Grade Student Awards and Recognitions
Date: 5/26/2017, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Kinder Graduation
Date: 5/25/2017, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Principal's Message

Dear Arturo Cantu Elementary Families and Friends,

I am honored to join the Cantu family and work with the amazing staff here. At our school, students are learners today, leaders tomorrow! Our mission at Cantu is to prepare our students to be independent, life-long learners and productive citizens of the world by providing safe, stimulating, and challenging educational experiences. We will continue to put students first in everything we do. Our school is committed to the individual needs of our students. We are dedicated to improving student performance, teacher instruction and the enhancement of knowledge and skills required for working, living and learning in our ever-changing society.

This year, our school’s Campus Improvement Plan focuses on raising our students’ academic and linguistic proficiency. At Cantu we work together as a TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More. As a TEAM, we know our school will be able to excel. I firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school. To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

• Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
• Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
• Monitor your child’s homework daily.
• Expect and support positive behavior at school.
• Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.

In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved. We, as a school, know we need our partnerships with parents and the community and believe these resources keep us strong. Together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish! You, as parents, are the most critical part of our school success. You take an active and crucial role in providing an atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits. Your support provides the foundation for students to come ready to learn.
As the principal, my goal is to work with the students, parents, and staff to ensure that the Cantu Elementary experience will cultivate a love of learning while at the same time setting high expectations and creating a caring community for all students. I am always available to answer any of your questions or concerns. You can call me at (956) 323-7400.
Again, thanks for visiting and Go Blue Jays! Together, we will be successful!!

Enrique Alvarez, Principal

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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

"We have the power to be drug free"

Football practice 

2016 2nd Place Winners From West Side Volleyball Tournament 

Jersey Day at Cantu Elementary 

Music Class - Kinder "Texas Reads One Book"

Dr. Seuss Day

College Day

Dr. Seuss Day

Easter Picture Day

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

2nd Grade Easter Hunt

Ms. Salinas - 1st grade teacher "Dr. Seuss Day"

Battle of the Bluebonnets Team

Cantu Elementary Choir 

Texas Reads One Book - 2nd Grade Class 

"ronald mcdonald" - visiting cantu elementary 

A visit from santa 

Coding Field Trip

5th Grades Students Visiting the Library

Pumpkin Decoration Winners

Jacob and Jade Dress Up As Thing 1 and Thing 2 "Dr. Seuss Day"

4th grade soccer team - 3rd place 

Ms. Benavidez Kinder Class "Easter Hunt"

Dr. Seuss Day "Dress Waky Day"

Dr. Seuss Day - Kinder Student

Alton Fire Department Visiting Cantu 

camouflage day

camouflage day

Halloween Parade

Greeting our veterans 

Pre K Students 

Halloween Parade

Battle of the Bluebonnets Team

Special Education Class Reading along with Dallas Cowboy Coach Garrett

Halloween Parade

Blue Jay Choir - "The lion King Play" 

Ready For Easter Break!!!

Easter Hunt - Kinder "Ms. Friedman's"

A Day In Music Class 

Celebrating Dr Seuss Day

Cantu Elementary Basketball Team

hour of code at cantu 

News and Announcements


Read engaging digital books on computers, tablets and other devices from school or home 24/7. Readers will be able to choose from a collection that includes thousands of titles in a variety of genres and formats. Students will be able to read these books independently or activate audio and text highlighting to support their reading. An embedded dictionary provides help with pronunciation and definitions for words they may not know.
There is no limit to the number of times readers can read a book or to the number of
children who can read the same book at the same time. All books are available whenever a reader chooses to access them: during the day or evening, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

 Go online to:
 Click the Log In Now button and enter the following information:
o School Name: Cantu Elementary
(Begin entering the first few letters and then select from the drop-down menu)
o User name: Student ID Number
o Password: Student ID Number
 Click on submit, select a book and start reading!

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