Weekly News Letter
Week of August 19, 2019
Aug. 19-23 KISD Police Week
Aug. 19 Parent Campus Advisory Team (CAT) Nominations due @ 8 AM; Parent CAT lottery selection @ 4 PM
Aug. 28 KISD Parent Academy @ Legacy Stadium, 6-8 PM
Aug. 30 PTO VIPS kickoff @ 9:30 AM in library
Sept. 2 School holiday
Sept. 3 Lunch visitors begin;
Sept. 4 PTO Board meeting @ 9:30 AM
Sept. 6 Grandparent's Day Lunch; Revised lunch schedule; PTO Spirit Store open during all lunches
We have had a great first week of school! Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we have worked to refine our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please remember our instructional day begins at 8 AM and ends at 3:20 PM. We look forward to our first full week of school next week!
Campus Advisory Team Parent Nominations
Katy Elementary School's Campus Advisory Team (CAT) is a campus based committee which meets for the purpose of implementing site-based decision in reviewing and approving a campus improvement plan, in accordance with Board and administrative procedures. The overall goal of the site-based plan is continuous improvement of student performance. The committee is chaired by the principal and comprised of five elected faculty members, two community representatives, a business representative, a district appointed representative and five parents of students currently enrolled at the same campus site, selected by a lottery system. The Campus Advisory Team meets at 4:00 PM, four times during the school year.
Parents shall serve one two year term and are eligible to serve another term after waiting one school year following the completion of a term. We have one vacant parent position for the 2019-20 school year. Scott Miller, Laura Farnsworth, David Thelen, and Alyson Lyle are returning members.
If you are a parent interested in serving on this committee, please use the following link to enter your name and contact information by 8 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019: https://forms.gle/JMqzqxsRaijWRJU4A
A lottery selection from the names submitted will take place @ 4:00 PM on August 19. The parent selected to serve will be notified following the lottery selection.If you have any questions, please contact 281-237-6550. We appreciate your continued support and involvement in our school!
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/home
PTO Room Parents Needed
Parent volunteers are needed to serve as room parents for each homeroom class. Room parents play a vital role in supporting a homeroom class throughout the school year. Forms can be obtained on the PTO website or at the front office. Parents interested in volunteering to serve as a room parent should return the red form by August 30.
PTO VIPS Kick-off
The KE PTO invites all parents/guardians to its Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) kickoff on Friday, August 30, 2019, @ 9:30 AM in the KE library. Information will be shared regarding all of the volunteer opportunities available at our school. More information regarding the orientation can be found on the KE PTO website or @ "Katy Elementary PTO-Official Site" Facebook page.
Grandparent's Day Lunch
Grandparent's Day lunch is a long cherished tradition at Katy Elementary. This year, Grandparent's Day lunch will be on Friday, September 6, during all student lunches. Grandparents, parents and/or special family members are invited to have lunch with students. All visitors will be required to show proper ID to obtain a Raptor badge. Badges can be obtained in advance at the front office to reduce long check in lines. Visitors may either bring in food for themselves and their student or purchase food in the cafeteria serving line. Due to the large numbers of visitors who attend this event, the following revised lunch schedule will be used on September 6:
PK/K 9:50 – 10:20
Changes to Transportation
Parent phone calls for changes in the student's procedures for going home will not be accepted after 3:00 PM. Changes to transportation messages to children should be infrequent. Try to predict situations and inform your child and his/her teacher prior to coming to school. Frequent changes to transportation often lead to confusion and increase the possibility for error. Phone messages indicating changes in a student's dismissal procedure are hand delivered at 3:00 PM. Written notes to teachers should be sent by 8:00 AM. Parents should also communicate changes to daycare providers to avoid confusion and delays at dismissal loading students into daycare vans.
Only students whose parents have signed and agreed to the campus snack procedures will be provided the opportunity to eat snacks in the classroom. Snack procedure permission slips can be obtained from the teacher and/or front office.
We ask there not be lunch visitors the first two weeks of school days of school to assist students in learning the procedures in the cafeteria and in forming social relationships with peers. Exceptions will be made only for a child celebrating his/her birth date.
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.
All returning students must update their student information on Infosnap. Emails were sent to parents with the unique-student code and the link to Infosnap. It is very important for all families to update the information as soon as possible. If you did not receive the email with the Infosnap code or link, please contact Mrs. Hall at 281-237-6579.
New Katy ISD Apps
Katy ISD has launched two new resources for parents and students this school year! Edulog Lite is a school bus tracking mobile app that monitors the location of a student's bus. Parents of eligible riders will be emailed a campus code to use in their app by the first week of school. A+ Pay N' Go, an online web store, provides a quick and convenient way to pay student course fees, meal payments and other activity fees, all FREE of charge! Get a jump start on the school year and check out the Pay N' Go website and download the Edulog Lite app (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) today! Thank you for your cooperation in helping ensure a safe and successful start to the 2019-20 school year!!!
There are many ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Katy Elementary. A weekly enews will be sent out to parents containing upcoming events and additional information. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ketheoriginal. Make sure your child's teacher and the front office have current contact information to stay informed.