Weekly News Letter
October 19, 2018
Oct. 19 Roses, Hearts, and Hugs day; Early dismissal @ 12:20 PM; KE Legacy t-shirt orders due; PTO Father/Son Night @ OLC 5-7 PM
Oct. 22 Red Ribbon Week begins; Wear mismatched clothes; Report Card Day; KE Family Science Night for students in grades 3-5 at STEM Center 5:30-7 PM
Oct. 23 Wear college shirt; K field trip to Dewberry Farm; PK walking field trip to Pumpkin Patch @ 915 AM and 1 PM
Oct. 24 Wear pj's; KISD Legacy Parent Academy on Mental Health Services 6-8 PM
Oct. 25 Wear black; Fourth grade Blacklight Show @ 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM; Challenge Family Picnic 4-6 PM
Oct. 30 First grade field trip to Oil Ranch
Nov. 4 Daylight Saving Time ends (set clocks back one hour)
Early Dismissal Days Revised Lunch Schedule
Please note the revised lunch schedule for October 19:
1st grade 9:45-10:15
3rd grade 10:05-10:35
2nd grade 10:20-10:50
5th grade 10:40-11:10
4th grade 11:00-11:30
Students will be dismissed today at 12:20 PM.
PTO Father/Son Night
All boys currently enrolled at KE and their fathers/grandfathers are invited to participate in Father/Son night on Friday, October 19, from 5-7 PM at the Outdoor Learning Center. Tickets can be purchased tonight at the front gate. All activities will be outdoors, so please dress accordingly.
3-5 Family Science Night
KE is having a Family Science Night for students in grades 3-5 on Monday, October 22, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Robert Shaw STEAM Center. Katy Elementary students in grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to attend this interactive event. Due to limited spacing in rooms for each hands on activity, younger siblings are not invited to participate in the event. We will have a similar event on December 3 for K-2 students and families. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of hands on science station activities designed to challenge parents and students in performing science processing tasks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parents planning to attend any field trips are required to obtain a Raptor badge at our front office prior to attending the field trip. Parents who do not have a Raptor badge will not be able to participate or accompany students on the field trip, due to safety procedures. Badges can be obtained in advance by contacting our front office @ 281-237-6550.
All returning students must update their student information on Infosnap. It is very important for all families to update the information as soon as possible. Due to the importance of updated information for safety reasons, students will not be permitted to attend field trips until the update is completed. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Hall at 281-237-6579.
KE Legacy T-shirt Orders
KE is providing parents and family members the opportunity to purchase Legacy t-shirts which commemorate Katy ISD's 100th year anniversary and celebrate the unity of our KE family. This year our campus theme is "One Team, One School, One Family, Building a Legacy" and we wanted to provide a t-shirt option for parents to wear, similar to our students, to show school spirit. The front of the shirt is the same design as our student class shirts and the back includes our theme with our Katy Star citizenship attributes. A picture of the t-shirt is attached. Parents who purchase these shirts are encouraged to wear them on field trips, class parties and other KE events throughout the year to show school spirit. To order, please complete the link: https://goo.gl/forms/xHcrNFE8hZhZx0753
Send payment (cash or checks made to Katy Elementary) with the attached payment information slip in an envelope labeled, "Legacy t-shirt order" to the front office by Friday, October 19, 2018, to finalize your order. Shirts will be sent home with your oldest child at KE upon delivery. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Kozel @ 281-237-6556 or @ email@example.com
Parent Pick Up Reminders
Only vehicles picking up students should be in the parent pick-up line from 3:20-3:45 PM. Parents planning to pick up students from choir, instrumental ensemble or running club should not line up for pick up until after 3:45 PM. All vehicles in the pick-up line MUST have a school issued card posted with the student/s' name/s listed in order to pick up a child in the line. Any vehicles without signs will be asked to park and enter the school to show proper ID before being issued a sign and being allowed to pick up a student. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us ensure the safety of our students and in helping our pick-up lines move as efficiently as possible.
KE PTO Membership
All families are encouraged to join the Katy Elementary PTO. The PTO provides continued support to students and staff in a variety of ways. All funds raised by the PTO are used to support students and campus programs. Student directory information is available to families through membership in the PTO. Join the PTO in supporting KE at https://katypto.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=%2FOpen_Forms
KE Legacy Families
Katy Elementary School has many families who have had previous generations also attend our school. We highlight these families on our special collage in our foyer titled, "Families Are Our Legacy". If your family has had previous generations attend KE, please send a picture with the family members, along with the family name in an envelope labeled, "Family Legacy photo". Photos sent in will not be returned and will become part of a permanent, growing collage in our foyer. We look forward to highlighting all of our generations of KE families, past and present.
Seating at lunch is extremely limited in our cafeteria for visitors this year. In order to provide maximum seating opportunities for guests during lunch, we ask that all follow these requests:
- Limit visits to birthdays or a maximum visit of once per week
- Visitors limited to a maximum of 3 per student and must be persons who meet KISD visitor guidelines for elementary students.
- Avoid Mondays, Fridays, and days before holidays, whenever possible
- Sit side by side at the visitor tables to provide maximum seating availability
- Visitors must sit with their child only at a table designated for visitors
We do not want to turn visitors away at lunch, but our first obligation is to provide optimal seating for students. We are hopeful that if all parents follow these requests, our school will continue to have daily seating available for all who wish to have lunch with their child/ren. Thank you for your consideration of this request. Please plan ahead to arrive promptly prior to your child's lunch time, as it is often upsetting to children when a parent arrives late and the lunch visit is shortened. Additional information regarding visitors and lunch procedures is located in the Parent/Student Handbook, under the Policies tab at http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KE/Pages/default.aspx
Parents may send individual birthday treats (i.e. cupcakes, cookies) for the child to share with the homeroom class on his/her birth date. These treats must be purchased at a store with all ingredients clearly labeled. Parents should contact the homeroom teacher prior to sending treats, as there are students with severe food allergies. Treats will be labeled and kept on a cart at the front office until the teacher picks them up to distribute at recess. Treats not complying with these guidelines will not be accepted or distributed.
There are many ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Katy Elementary. In addition to this weekly Enews, we also use REMIND to send text alerts/emails to parents as reminders or regarding safety. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @ketheoriginal. Make sure your child's teacher and the front office have current contact information to stay informed.
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