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Homecoming Parade 2017

Tonight is Tomball’s Homecoming Parade from 6:30-7 pm! We will start arriving right at or before 6pm to begin lining up for the event. Afterwards, there is a Pep Rally that you are more than welcome to stay and enjoy. We can’t wait to share in the cougar spirit with all of you!

Sarah Cato

Thank you for a great first day!

 I just wanted to take a moment to tell each and everyone one of you thank you for such a fantastic first day of school! We enjoyed getting to know your students more today through our ice breaker activities and will continue to do so through team building and get to know you activities throughout the next week. It truly makes a difference in our classroom knowing that we have all of your support. 
I know that this is going to be a FANTASTIC year and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish!
Thank you for all you do,
Sarah Cato

Snack Shack- Welcome to Paradise

Good afternoon!
It's that time of year again for our annual TIS Developmental Snack Shack. The students each have a job and will be raising money for our program for the 2017-2018 school year for CBI's and more. 
When: Friday, May 12th
Time: 10:30 to 12:30 
Where: Ms. Cato's Classroom- Room 117
Snack Items for Sale include:
-Cookies/Brownies $1
-Frito Chili Pie $3
-Nachos $3
-Popcorn $1
-Ocean Snack Cups $2
-Water $1
-Ocean Water (Blue Punch) $1
-Lemonade $1
-Iced Tea $1
-Ice Cream Sandwiches $2
We hope to see you there!! 
-Sarah Cato

Challenge Day!!

Just a friendly reminder that Challenge Day is this Friday, May 5th at Willow Wood Junior High.
Here is a run down of the events and time frames that we are currently looking at.
  • Depart TIS between 9-9:15
  • Arrive at WWJHS between 9:30-9:45
  • Events will last from 10:45-12:15 
  • Pizza will be provided for the students to have for lunch
  • If you are taking your student home, please sign out with me before taking them with you.
  • We will depart WWJHS no later than 12:45
Students are more than welcome to bring/wear the following items:
  • Shorts (must be an appropriate length) and tennis shoes
  • Hats (baseball caps, sun visors, etc)
  • Towel/Blanket to sit on
  • Sunglasses
  • No need to bring a backpack today
**Make sure your student puts sunblock on before coming to school**
Other information:
  • Our shirt color this year is Kiwi Green 
  • If you plan on attending the event, you must stay in the stands until the events are over. Once we are eating lunch, you may come down to the field to visit and sign your student out. 
Thank you so much,
Sarah Cato

CBI to Chili's Tomball

Good morning everyone!
Just a reminder that our CBI to Chili's in Tomball is this Thursday, February 16th. Since this trip is an extension of our classroom, parents are not invited to attend this trip as we are working on goals and expectations on how we should act in a community setting. 
If you have not done so already, please fill out the permission form and return it to me no later than Wednesday morning. 
Please let me know if your child is on a special diet and I will send home a menu with the days options on it :) 
Thank you so much,
Sarah Cato

UPDATE Littlest Christmas Tree Play Date/Time

The Littlest Christmas Tree Play


Hello everybody,
We will be putting on our program for friends and family on Thursday, December 15th promptly at 12:45 in Mrs. Cato's classroom. Please plan to arrive at the school at 12:30 to get checked in with the front office. Following the performance, we will be having a holiday snack that we would love for you to stay for. 
Costuming: If your child is a tree in the program, we already have the trees made but they will need to wear a green shirt underneath. If your child is an elf, they will need to wear a green shirt as well with the provided elf hat. Reindeer will need to wear a brown shirt with their provided antlers!
I will email a list of what is an elf, tree and reindeer.
Sarah Cato

Littlest Christmas Tree Play 2016

Good morning everyone!
Now that Halloween is over, we will be beginning to practice for our Christmas program- "The Littlest Christmas Tree Play". Today we will be asking students which characters they may be interested in playing and then doing some try outs for the parts. Once the roles have been decided, I will be sending home a paper that has your students lines on it for them to memorize and practice at home. We are so excited to get started and can not wait for you all to see the finished product in December!
Thank you so much,
Sarah Cato

Bowling Challenge Day 2016

Hello everybody!
Just a quick reminder that permission forms for this years bowling challenge day will be going home tomorrow Monday, October 10th.  Please get this back to me as soon as possible. We will begin practicing our bowling skills during our APE/Motor Lab block Monday and Wednesday mornings. 
Bowling Challenge day will be held Friday, October 21st at Tomball Bowling Alley on 2920 behind Frey's. Please note the times that are listed on the permission forms. Parents are welcome to attend this event! :) 
I look forward to seeing everyone there,
Sarah Cato

Library Day

Just a friendly reminder that we will have library every Friday morning! Each student is able to check out 2 books every week; make sure that all books get brought back on Friday mornings so that we can check out new and exciting books.
Thank you all so much!
Ms. Cato

Meet the Teacher 2016

Hello everyone!!
I am so excited to get this school year started and to have the chance to work with all of your wonderful students.  So to kick of the 2016-2017 school year we will be having our annual meet the teacher for special programs (developmental, AB and PASS) on Friday, August 19th from 8:45 to 9:45 am.
Meet the teacher for the developmental program will be held in both mine and Mrs. Grahams classrooms (rooms 116 and 117).  We hope that we will see you there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or (281) 357-3150 ext. 4266.
Thank you all and I look forward to a wonderful year!
Sarah Cato

CBI to Tomball Premier Cinemas

Good afternoon everyone!
The next month is going to be packed full of fun events for both the teachers and students.  This kicks off tomorrow with our CBI (community based instruction) to the Tomball Premier Cinemas to see the Jungle Book.  
We will be leaving our campus around 9am and plan to return around noon.  Please remember that CBI's are an extension of our classroom and these are not "field trips" so unfortunately parents and family members are not supposed to attend the trips. 
Today we will be sending home another CBI permission slip to Gringo's; please return this to me as soon as possible. 
Thank you all so much for all that you do,
Sarah Cato

STAAR ALT 2 Testing

Hello everyone!
As you know, STAAR ALT 2 testing is upon us. Our testing window started today Monday, April 4th and goes through April 22nd.  We have been working really hard on our reviews and practices! Please try to make sure that your student gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast during our testing window, as they could be tested at any time. 
I will contact everyone through email when their student has finished testing.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Sarah Cato

Reminder: Family Academic Night & SUCCESS Golf

Hey everybody!

Just a quick reminder that family academic night is tonight from 6-8pm at Tomball Intermediate!

There will be a photo booth, a variety of fun activities, snacks, a basket raffle, the book fair and a "bake sale" where we will be taking donations for TIS :)  

If you come out stop by the bake sale table in the cafeteria and say hi and grab yourself a sweet treat. 

Looking forward to our SUCCESS Golf trip tomorrow here is our agenda:

We will be: 

    -departing from TIS at 9:10 to head to TMHS (buses 916 & 907)

    -arriving at TMHS around 9:30 

    -leaving TMHS around 10:15

    -arrive back at TIS around 10:35


Thanks so much,​

Sarah Cato 


Remember, next Friday, February 26th is our annual Success Golf trip. This year it will be held at Tomball Memorial High School. If you have not done so already, please fill out your students permission slip and send it back to me so we can insure that your child will be able to participate.


Mrs. Cato