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  • Attention 2023 Senior Families!

    It's here - time to tell the whole world you have a CATA senior and help them celebrate all year long.  CATA PTSO is offering senior t-shirts, yard signs, and the Senior Events Committee will be planning BONUS activities to make this year full of special memories for the Class of 2023.  These bonus activities will be available to Senior Event Pass Holders only.  

    To order your senior items or bundle, simply visit the PTSO website under Shop & Senior Items (link provided below) OR you can fill out the order form and drop it off in the front office with your payment (link to flyer below).  

    Online order link:  https://cataptso.org/product-category/senior/

    Flyer link:  https://cataptso.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/CATA-PTSO-Senior-Form-2023-FINAL.pdf

    We are offering all senior items separately or bundled with a discount for your convenience.  

    Should you have any questions, please contact CATA PTSO (catacougarcouncil@gmail.com).

    It's time to celebrate Class of 2023!!

    email:  catacougarcouncil@gmail.com 
    website:  www.cataptso.org

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  • Class of 2023 Senior Pictures

    Attention Class of 2023 students! You can now book your senior picture session through Cady. Go to https://home.cady.com/welcome/ 

    1. Click on Book Seniors.
    2. Read the step information and then scroll to the bottom and click on Book Now.
    3. Search for Central Academy of Technology & Arts, click on our name, and click select. 
    4. You will have to select a second scene. Timeless is one that is part of a basic sitting fee. Scroll down and hit continue.
    5. If you only want a basic session, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select Simple Session for $29.00. 
    6. Confirm your choice, scroll down and click on Continue.
    7. You can add extras if you wish, but if you're not interested, just move past this page. Uncheck retouching unless you are interested in paying for that. 
    8. Select your location. You can go to the Cady Studios on Crownpoint Executive Drive or book a session on the school picture day. At the school session, there will only be the option of a formal picture, cap and gown, and one basic scene. There are more options at the studio. 
    9. You are welcome to get your senior pictures taken by someone else, but for the yearbook, everyone must be photographed by Cady. There will be a "yearbook only" shoot right before the photo deadline, but if you choose to come to that session you will not receive any proofs or be able to purchase any pictures.
    10. You will receive a portfolio of pictures in the mail and you can choose to buy some or just return the whole portfolio using the postage-paid label included in your mailing. 
    11. If you have questions, please contact Cady at (704) 859-0737 or email Ms. Christensen at deb.christensen@ucps.k12.nc.us.  

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  • Central Academy Spirit Wear

    The Central Academy Spirit Wear online store is now open! Spread the word! Wear your CATA t-shirts, sweatshirts, masks, and more with PRIDE all around town! Items are available for children and adults. Check out all of the available options and make purchases by visiting the following website: https://tinyurl.com/mr33k59uAll orders are considered pre-orders and will be made available for pickup during band camp or student orientation. If you have any questions, contact the CATA Band Spirit Wear Team at catabandspiritwear@gmail.com. A percentage of all purchases go back to our awesome Band of Blue so they can continue to provide our school and community with quality entertainment and programs. 

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  • Parking Passes

    Passes for SENIORS ONLY will be made available on 8/10 and 8/11. Passes are $45.00 and will be sold to ALL students starting on 8/12. Information about seniors painting parking spots will be sent to seniors separately. The process for purchasing parking passes will be on the FamilyID platform again this year. An account will need to be created if you do not already have one (This is what is used for athletics). A link to the application will be on the CATA website beginning on Thursday, 8/10 at 8:00 am. Parking passes MAY NOT be purchased by any student who has outstanding fees. Students must have current car registration, proof of insurance, and driver's license. After completion of the application, CATA will review your submission. The student will then receive a link to pay for the pass once the application has been approved via student UCPS email. The PTSO will be sponsoring a Senior Parking Space Paint Party on Friday, August 26th for all Seniors. Pass holders will get an extra COOL treat. More details to follow.

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  • CATA Yearbooks

    CATA students, have you bought your yearbook yet?  We received a few extra copies so you can still purchase a book! The cost is $80.00 and you can pay by check (made out to CATA) or bring the exact amount in cash. 

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

    Peachjar Flyers

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  • Central Academy of Technology & Arts PTSO has linked up with Amazon Smiles

    This is a simple and easy way to raise money for our school!  And you can do it while doing your regular shopping!

    Link up with CATA so that your purchases count at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1542614  

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  • Current Juniors Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement

    In 2015, the State of North Carolina added the Meningococcal vaccine to the school-required immunizations.  The first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine, MCV, was given to this year’s Juniors prior to the start of 7th grade as a school-required vaccine.  The second dose of this vaccine is required prior to the start of the Senior year, the 2022-23 school year.

    If your child does not currently have evidence of the MCV vaccine, please contact your child’s health care provider to obtain it.  Following administration of the vaccine, please submit a copy of the record to the school nurse through the front office yet this school year. This documentation obtained within 30 days of the start of the 2022-23 school year to meet this school enrollment requirement. Individuals born before 1/1/2003 are exempt from this requirement.

    For complete details and explanations, please review the website https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncruleslaws.htm for NC general statutes 130A-157.

    Thank you for your timely attention to this matter. If you have any questions, our school nurse will certainly be available to you as a resource.  Please contact her at 704-296-3088.

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  • Register to Volunteer in UCPS Schools

    The district has a new volunteer registration process. If you'd like to volunteer in any of the UCPS schools you must complete the volunteer registration form located at https://www.ucpsvolunteers.com. This even applies to people who had registered in previous years. 

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