Weekly News Letter
November 17, 2017
Nov. 18-26 No school for Thanksgiving break; Happy Thanksgiving!!
Nov. 29 Choir trip to OTHS PAC for Fine Arts Showcase AM; Mom and Me Fun Night @ Altitude 5:30-7:30 PM
Dec. 1 Second grade field trip
Dec. 4-8 Book Fair; No before school library; Kindergarten students arrive at 7:55 AM
Dec. 5 Wear green for generosity trait of the month kick off; PTO VIPS Appreciation Day; PTO Cookies with Santa 5-7 PM;
Book Fair open 4:30-7:30 PM
Dec. 6 Third grade field trip
Dec. 7 Choir Winter Show @ 2:30 and 6:30 PM
We are so thankful for our KE community. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy your week off spending precious time with family.
Mom and Me Fun Night
Moms are invited to bring their KE student to Katy’s Altitude Trampoline Park for the KE PTO private Mom and Me Fun Night on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30-7:30 PM. This event includes socks, water and 2 slices of pizza per student. Cost is $25 per student at the door. Moms jump free! The event is for currently enrolled KE students only. Contact Monica Oldham with any questions at email@example.com. Don’t forget to complete the online waiver at www.AltitudeKaty.com.
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.
No Early Morning Library Dec. 4-8
Due to Book Fair, there will be no early morning library the week of December 4-8. Kindergarten students should not arrive on campus until 7:55 AM due to the library’s closure. Thank you for your cooperation.
Due to safety reasons, students with information not yet updated in Infosnap will not be able to participate in upcoming field trips. Contact Brenda Hall @ 281-237-6579 for more information and assistance.
Early Morning Programs/Choir
Students wishing to participate in the before school activities, including choir, need to be dropped off in the parent drive no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Students need to remain in the car with parents until the crossing guard and/or staff member open the front door and are visible in the front drive to assist in unloading students from vehicles. Students should not be dropped off from parking lots across the street as there is not a crosswalk in front of our school. Due to safety concerns, any student dropped off before staff opens the door will have parents contacted by an administrator and lose the privilege of attending before school activities. Parents will also be notified if students do not demonstrate appropriate behaviors in before school activities and lose participation privileges. Only students participating in before school activities can be dropped off prior to 7:55 a.m. PK students can not arrive prior to 7:55 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain the safety of all of our students.
Parents who wish to attend field trips are required to obtain Raptor badges through our front office. Younger siblings are not allowed to accompany parents on field trips. Any parent without a Raptor badge will not be able to accompany students at any time on the field trip. Parents may contact the front office to pick up Raptor badges in advance of the day of the field trip.
Career Day Speakers Needed
Last year, our Career Day was a huge success and so much fun for all our students thanks to the many volunteers who shared their careers in such exciting ways! We’re looking forward to another great Career Day on Friday, January 5, so please consider signing up to volunteer to be a speaker on this exciting day. Please complete the Google Form at http://tinyurl.com/KEcareerday18 or contact Mrs. Gonsoulin, the counselor. Thank you for your willingness to participate! For more information, please contact Cecile Gonsoulin @ 281-237-6587.
Seating at lunch is limited in our cafeteria. 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
- Avoid Mondays, Fridays, and days before holidays, if 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 at http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KE/Documents/KE%20Student%20Handbook.pdf
Invitations for birthday parties or other special events may not be distributed at school. Due to privacy laws, teachers cannot provide parents with contact information for other students. 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. More information regarding birthday treats can be located in the student/parent handbook at http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KE/Documents/KE%20Student%20Handbook.pdf
2017/18 Katy Elementary Yearbook
Remember to order your yearbook from the KE PTO!!!
Only available ONLINE
- Go to Balfour.com.
- Type in Katy Elementary
- Click on yearbook.
- Follow directions.
The current price is $35, but will increase after Dec 31st. If you have any problems or questions please let the yearbook team know @ Keyearbook@yahoo.com
The Katy Elementary Handbook contains lots of valuable information about our school and procedures and can be found at http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KE/Documents/KE%20Student%20Handbook.pdf Take the time to read the handbook and better acquaint yourself with Katy Elementary practices.
There are many ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Katy Elementary. This weekly Enews will be sent out to parents containing upcoming events and additional information. We also use REMIND to send text alerts/emails to parents as reminders or regarding safety. Teachers and grade level teams communicate regularly through a variety of electronic sources. If you are not receiving information in regards to your child’s grade level or are unable to monitor your child’s academic progress through Home Access Center, please contact your child’s teacher to make sure all contact information is current and correct.
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