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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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Parenting Partners

Reminder about today's 2nd Parenting Partners Meeting. Link will be sent out later today through Class Dojo and our Facebook. Thank you!
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Like Us On Facebook!

Did you know we have a Facebook for Cantu Elementary? Scan the QR code to like our campus Facebook and follow along for announcements, events, student activity, and more!
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Blue Jays Perform at Mission Ballers Event at Bert Ogden Arena!

Tuesday night, our Cantu Mission Ballers performed for an event at the Bert Ogden Arena! Thank you to Coach Vela and Sanchez for giving our students the opportunity to participate in this event, getting the experience in performing, having fun, and had an awesome show! Great job Blue Jays, we are so proud! 🏀💙🎉
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4th and 5th Grade Classes Receive Imagine Math Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Underwood's 4th grade class and Mrs. Southerst’s 5th grade class! They received the Imagine Math award for top classes with most lessons passed in the district for the 2nd Reporting Period! Amazing job! Blue Jay Pride! 🎉 💙
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Toys for Tots

It is that time of year again for Toys for Tots; this is where students, teachers, parents, and staff can drop off unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Anything is appreciated, thank you.