Weekly News Letter
May 18, 2018
May 22 Fourth grade picnic @ VFW park; Pawbucks party
May 23 Fifth grade picnic @ VFW park; Recognition programs: Kindergarten @ 8:45 AM, First grade @ 10:00 AM, Second grade @ 1:00 PM; Third grade @ 2:15 PM
May 24 Last day of school; Recognition programs: Fourth grade @ 8:30 AM; Fifth grade @ 9:45 AM; Last day to order PTO Legacy bricks; Early dismissal @ 12:40 PM; Report card day
Each student will be recognized for his/her achievements during grade level programs on May 23 and May 24. Please plan to attend these programs as we celebrate each student's accomplishments this school year.
Lost and Found
There are many jackets, coats and lunch kits in our lost and found. Please check and claim items in lost and found, located in our cafeteria. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Katy Christian Ministries on May 25.
PTO Legacy Brick Sale
Every brick has a story...
Become a part of Katy Elementary history with an engraved brick to acknowledge your child/family, honor a beloved teacher, or a special dedication! Bricks will be used to create a beautiful courtyard by
the front entrance of the school surrounding our new historical marker. The bricks will become part of the school and will be seen by everyone who enters the school for generations to come. Please visit the website http://www.brickmarkersusa.com/donors/katy.html to order. The deadline to order these bricks is Thursday, May 24, 2018. Order forms will be available during all grade level recognition programs. Don't miss out on being a part of our school's legacy!
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.
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 and must be persons who meet visitor guidelines for elementary students
- 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
Please make sure all your contact information is correct in InfoSnap to ensure you will continue to receive communication from our school and Katy ISD during the summer.
Today's pawprints are tomorrow's legacy.