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Sing-Along and Class Parties 12/15/17http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=305Sing-Along and Class Parties 12/15/172017-12-14T17:22:58Z<div class="ExternalClass0E71D6899E884DC5B502E2FAB17889D9"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">As a reminder for the Sing-Along, we will have priority seating for the 5th Grade parents. The Sing-Along will be from 8:45-9:30am. Due to limited seating, we will be allowing additional parents to attend according to the seating that is available. All parents and visitors must Raptor through the front office and exit through the gym doors following the performance as class parties will not begin until 10:45am.<br> <br> Class parties begin at 10:45am to align with the time many students have lunch. We understand the volunteer sign-ups noted parties were until 12:40pm; to clarify, parties will end at 11:30am as they have in the past. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Parents may sign out students in the classroom, however it will be recorded as a partial day absence if they are signed out early.<br> <br> Wishing you a Joyous Christmas and Happy Holidays,<br> Your RAE Crew</span>​</p></div>
Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Awardhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=841Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="https://youtu.be/ckcrcZG61rs">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Dec. 11thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=304RAE eNews for the Week of Dec. 11th2017-12-11T20:42:17Z<div class="ExternalClassD245A61150A54A5AA5E8244215BEE698"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week! <br> <br> <a href="https://www.smore.com/qg4c1-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 12.11.17</a><br> <br> Sincerely, <br> Your RAE Crew</span>​</p></div>
PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISDhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=838PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD2017-12-05T02:24:28Z<div class="ExternalClass0E2E0DA5FE5D4FA98D13BBD60E6F2FC1"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the Katy Independent School District 2017 Demographic Update an</span><span style="text-align:justify;">d provided student enrollment projections for the upcoming years.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to PASA, Katy ISD is expected to reach nearly <strong>100,000</strong> students by 2027.  Based on the current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked second in adding students in Texas.  During the past five years, over 13,000 new students have enrolled in Katy ISD, more than any other school district in the Greater Houston area.  By September 2017, Katy ISD ranked fourth in adding new single family housing.  While the district is currently 65% built out, PASA projects the majority of all remaining growth in Katy is expected to take place in the northwest quadrant of the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD works closely with PASA to determine attendance boundary modifications needed as the district continues to grow and new schools are added.</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of November 27thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=303RAE eNews for the Week of November 27th2017-11-27T22:37:13Z<div class="ExternalClassC1D8524F943B496598640FFEC4733FC4"><p>​</p><p>Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/cyt7v-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 11.27.17</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew​</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of November 13thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=302RAE eNews for the Week of November 13th2017-11-13T19:28:42Z<div class="ExternalClass11B291DF04CE45BDBF27C2DFF0B12D3A"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">During this month of gratitude we want to express how gRAEtful we are for our students, staff, parents, and community. Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break next week! <br> <br> <a href="https://www.smore.com/a2rhd-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 11.13.17</a><br> <br> Sincerely,<br> Your RAE Crew</span>​</p></div>
Voters Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendumhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=831Voters Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendum2017-11-08T17:00:35Z<div class="ExternalClassAC729317CC50426DB3BDEC71E3C3AF37"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday night, voters approved the Katy Independent School District's 2017 bond which will provide relief to campuses managing a rapidly growing student population, along with renovations and improvements for 61 campuses.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">According to unofficial results, the $609.2 MM bond passed by an approximate 65% voter approval.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD is the second fastest growing school district in the state of Texas," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "Families continue to move to Katy because of the quality learning opportunities our teachers and staff provide to each and every student.  This bond will help to ensure that our community's expectations for high educational standards and schools are maintained now, and well into the future."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District's 2017 bond comes with a zero tax rate increase and is designed to address fast growth and aging facilities. It includes six new schools, one comprehensive renovation, along with repairs and upgrades to 61 campuses.  Bond funds will also provide many campuses with safety and security improvements, and school expansions at Raines High School and Katy High School's Career and Technical Education program (CTE). Technology and infrastructure upgrades are also included for all Katy ISD schools, as well as replacement of aging buses and portables, and fuel storage tanks.  Ninety-one percent (91%) of bond funds will directly impact campuses and student learning.</p></div>
Altitude RAE Appreciation Night and Field Dayshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=301Altitude RAE Appreciation Night and Field Days2017-11-06T20:03:14Z<div class="ExternalClass2DA29BA2E9C641E3ACAECFABBF9271E1"><p>​We are excited for Altitude Trampoline Park's RAE Appreciation Night tonight from 6-8pm. RAE students jump for free when they wear a RAE shirt, bring the flyer that was sent home last week, or show their student ID. Please note that siblings are not eligible for this offer but are welcome to jump at regular price. Looking forward to seeing you tonight at Altitude near Katy Mills Mall. The address is 24952 Katy Ranch Road, Katy Texas, 77494. <br><br>Also, please note that Field Day dates/times for next week have changed. In honor of our 20th year, we are doing something new and special with our StingRAEs! Please see attached letter from your RAE PE Coaches. <br><br>More info to come in your weekly RAE eNews this afternoon. <br><br>Sincerely, <br>Your RAE Crew</p><p><br><br><strong>Attachments:</strong><br> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/static_pl/images/paperclip_16.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/messages/attachments/99faa12388abfd798e8d17725712ee1c554f1ede/Field_Day_2017.pdf">Field_Day_2017.pdf</a> (96.6 KB)</p></div>
Thank you and Altitude Trampoline Park Spirit Nighthttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=300Thank you and Altitude Trampoline Park Spirit Night2017-11-05T14:35:36Z<div class="ExternalClass49D7AC172FF54D2C98EB06BE97283D62"><p>​First, I want to thank all of you who came out last night for the special Informational Meeting with Dr. Hindt and our PTA General Meeting.</p><p>I hope you enjoyed the outstanding 4th grade musical performance: "Going to the Movies" that followed. Our 4th grade students were incredible! We are so proud of them!</p><p>Just a reminder that Altitude Trampoline Park will be hosting our StingRAE students from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday,  November 6 for a RAE Spirit Night. Our students can jump free of charge. Thank you Altitude!</p><p>Have a wonderful weekend with your families!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Charmaine Hobin</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 30thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=299RAE eNews for the Week of October 30th2017-11-05T14:34:59Z<div class="ExternalClass667FD00A032341F7A7941C6DC060D838"><p>​Below is your weekly RAE eNews. <br><br><a href="https://www.smore.com/r618k-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 10.30.17</a><br> <br>Have a wonderful week! <br><br>Sincerely, <br>Your RAE Crew​</p></div>
Katy ISD Sweeps List of Top 15 Elementary Schools in Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=826Katy ISD Sweeps List of Top 15 Elementary Schools in Houston Area2017-10-27T17:09:12Z<div class="ExternalClassF9C90334951D46ADB60E2C7102B79B42"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">It's no secret that families are moving to Katy ISD because of the quality education being offered at its schools.  Once again Katy ISD dominates in the Niche rankings by sweeping the list of Top 15 Elementary Schools in the Houston area.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  The following Katy ISD elementary schools made the list:</p><ol><li>Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary</li><li>Bonnie Holland Elementary</li><li>Woodcreek Elementary</li><li>Tom Wilson Elementary</li><li>Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Joella Exley Elementary</li><li>Nottingham Country Elementary</li><li>Stanley C. Stanley Elementary</li><li>Roosevelt Alexander Elementary</li><li>  Sue Creech Elementary</li><li>Michael L. Griffin Elementary</li><li>Jeanette Hayes Elementary</li><li>Katy Elementary</li><li>Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary</li><li>Hazel S. Pattison Elementary</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has a total of 40 elementary schools.</p></div>
Special Informational Meeting Next Thursday, Nov 2 at 6pmhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=298Special Informational Meeting Next Thursday, Nov 2 at 6pm2017-10-26T20:23:25Z<div class="ExternalClassD0DB0E37DAAF4554A6A6322CE81D85C5"><p>​</p><p>RAE and RAE PTA invite you to a "Special Informational Meeting" at 6pm Thursday, November 2 to hear Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent; Lee Crews, Katy ISD Chief Operations Officer; Dr. Charmaine Hobin, RAE Principal; and Shani Matheson, Bond Committee Member/Former RAE Parent speak about the state of our district, our RAE school community and our upcoming bond election. Doors open at 5:45pm. RAE PTA General Membership Meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm, with the 4th Grade Musical Performance to follow.</p><p>Sincerely, </p><p>Your RAE Crew​</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 23rdhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=297RAE eNews for the Week of October 23rd2017-10-25T15:01:44Z<div class="ExternalClass7A17F3A4149747E19213AB685629F5B6"><p>​Below is your weekly RAE eNews. </p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/aw14v-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 10.23.17</a></p><p>Have a wonderful week!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew</p></div>
RAE Happenings Next Weekhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=296RAE Happenings Next Week2017-10-20T14:36:28Z<div class="ExternalClass95C17955179C458D8C03C050050C704E"><p>​</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">We have many exciting happenings coming up, so here are a few highlights before next week’s eNews…</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"> 1. Red Ribbon Week begins! Join us in spreading kindness and participating in our spirit days:</p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-left:15px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613326" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Monday, Oct. 23</span></span> - Rally in Red for Kindness: See how much RED you can wear</li><li style="margin-left:15px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613327" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Friday, Oct. 27</span></span> - Alexander StingRAEs are Kind Kids: Wear RAE Spirit wear</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"> 2. Library News</p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-left:15px;">Pumpkin Character Extravaganza in the Library <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613328" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Monday</span></span>-<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613329" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Thursday</span></span>! Make a book character pumpkin with your family and bring it to the library to share with the school. Details on information sheet from last Tuesday folder.  All pumpkins must go home <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613330" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">on Friday</span></span>.</li><li style="margin-left:15px;">Author Chris Barton visits RAE on <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613331" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">October 24</span></span> for grades 3 and 4!  Order forms for autographed books are due to the library by <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613332" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Tuesday</span></span> morning.</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"> 3. 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup> Grades: Now that You're 10 Presentation</p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-left:15px;">Parents are invited to the parent preview of the presentation at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613333" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">8:30am</span></span> <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613334" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Tuesday</span></span> in the RAE LGI. The presentation to 4th and 5th grade students will be <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613335" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Friday, October 27</span></span>.</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"> 4. Shaw Center Family STEAM Night</p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-left:15px;">The Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM will host a Family STEAM Night on Friday, October 20. The purpose is to promote student and parental interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The event will feature interactive activities and various science presentations. The event is designed for 3rd-8th grade students.</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">More details and dates to follow in your weekly RAE eNews <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_922613336" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">on Monday</span></span>. Have a gRAEt weekend!</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Sincerely, </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Your RAE Crew</p><div><br>​​</div></div>
RAE Thank You and Haunted Habitathttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=295RAE Thank You and Haunted Habitat2017-10-20T14:35:53Z<div class="ExternalClass515D63309D394546BCE947AD78C38589"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">It was so wonderful to see so many of you at Open House last night! We are so fortunate to have an amazing community full of caring people who support one another and our school. We look forward to more events as we celebrate RAE 20 Years Strong! <br> <br> For more family fun, check out the attached flyer for an evening event this weekend at Seven Lakes High School. Proceeds to benefit hurricane victims. <br> <br> Sincerely, <br> Your RAE Crew</span>​</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 16thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=294RAE eNews for the Week of October 16th2017-10-20T14:35:25Z<div class="ExternalClass68715EADBB9B4B41837F98215B5FD77C"><p>​Attached is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/t24e3-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews 10.16.17</a></p><p>Sincerely, </p><p>Your RAE Crew</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 9thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=293RAE eNews for the Week of October 9th2017-10-09T19:48:15Z<div class="ExternalClassCEB2F0A27358414CB5D616B1A36D4ACB"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">We are looking forward to our Greg Tang Parent Night this evening from 6-7:30 in the RAE Gym. Just a friendly reminder, this event is for parents only and childcare will not be available. Thank you for your cooperation as we want to honor an environment conducive to learning for our parents. <br> <br> Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!<br> <br> <a href="https://www.smore.com/3gfc8-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews</a><br> <br> Sincerely,<br> Your RAE Crew</span>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Programhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=822Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program2017-10-04T18:58:20Z<div class="ExternalClassCA6042A7BAA9474393B8F2F6D7E3AFC8"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Police Department is sponsoring the 15</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Santa Cops Program, aimed at helping families that may be experiencing hardships by providing gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This year, the program anticipates an increased n</span><span style="text-align:justify;">umber of families in need due to the devastation caused by Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As in the past, generous sponsors are needed.  Every year students, community organizations as well as district employees make this program a success.  The Katy ISD Police Department welcomes any and all who would like to participate.  If you or someone you know would like to donate and help children this year, please send an email to <a href="mailto:santacops@katyisd.org">santacops@katyisd.org</a>.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sponsor information will be sent out around the third-week of November.  After Harvey, the outpouring of love and generosity has been heartwarming and the Katy ISD Police Department would like to continue the community's support throughout the upcoming holidays.</p></div>
National Walk/Bike to School Day!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=292National Walk/Bike to School Day!2017-10-04T13:03:58Z<div class="ExternalClass5179B0A632BE4CEE922F06A5342D0254"><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">​ Today is walk/bike to school day at RAE! Hope to see many of you and your children walking and biking to school <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1639565479" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">tomorrow</span></span> morning.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Remember to leave in plenty of time to arrive to school by <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1639565480" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">8:15 a.m.</span></span> and, most importantly, BE SAFE!</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Sincerely,</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Charmaine Hobin</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 2ndhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=291RAE eNews for the Week of October 2nd2017-10-04T13:03:15Z<div class="ExternalClass63A616843A334BDCBBB926DF9B9A7DBE"><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">​Attached is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www.smore.com/rg5yw-alexander-elementary" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://www.smore.com/rg5yw-alexander-elementary&source=gmail&ust=1507208543669000&usg=AFQjCNEXjZ5eIlj-aVIPJHnrkwLmXlCTMw" style="color:#1155cc;">RAE eNews</a></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Sincerely,</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Your RAE Crew</p></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=818Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harvey2017-09-29T17:27:59Z<div class="ExternalClass03F2190B6963465AB3F74A3F2E5DD77A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution requesting the appraisal districts of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties to reappraise Katy ISD zoned homes and businesses flooded as a result of Harvey.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">By law, property owners must continue to pay taxes on the full value of their property, even if it has been damaged or destroyed.  Additionally, only a taxing entity, such as a school district, can request a reappraisal of a property after a county has completed its appraisal process for the year.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"While no homeowner will be required to seek a reappraisal of their home as a result of the Board's action, this resolution will clear the way for thousands of our families who are recovering from Harvey to seek tax relief on properties damaged by the storm," said Lance Hindt, Katy ISD superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy area weathered a historical storm last month which left thousands of residents displaced and a number of neighborhoods destroyed.  When the three appraisal districts approve Katy ISD's request, the Board of Trustees will have created options for residents still facing housing, financial and recovery challenges due to the storm.  </p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of September 25thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=290RAE eNews for the Week of September 25th2017-09-25T19:02:36Z<div class="ExternalClass49B0A9D997F84D6390C305B631CCD5F3"><p>​Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/1n0uz-alexander-elementary">RAE eNews</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew</p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=813Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
October 2017 College Night Opportunities for Katy ISD Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=289October 2017 College Night Opportunities for Katy ISD Students2017-09-20T13:10:40Z<div class="ExternalClass4E6DA55F372647DEB09009FF371C23CA"><span style="font-size:14px;">October 2017 College Night Opportunities for Katy ISD Students</span><p> </p><p>Because our annual Katy ISD College & Career Night had to be cancelled due to Harvey damage, we have partnered with neighboring school districts to ensure that Katy ISD students have the opportunity to access college recruiters.​</p><p><a href="/campus/RAE/Documents/College%20Night%20Opportunities%202017.pdf">College Night Opportunities 2017.pdf</a>​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Hurricane Harvey Resourceshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=288Hurricane Harvey Resources2017-09-20T13:00:03Z<div class="ExternalClass5242FAA786F64CF1A07F3D0A765FDBF8"><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">If there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, medications to please contact the campus nurse for assistance.</span>​​</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of September 18thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=287RAE eNews for the Week of September 18th2017-09-18T21:20:09Z<div class="ExternalClass756AB2B7F811419E9E6D68EAF0E32CA7"><p>​</p><p>Below is your weekly RAE eNews. Have a wonderful week!</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/nvz0y-alexander-elementary">Alexander Elementary eNews</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew​</p></div>
RAE Car Rider Linehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=286RAE Car Rider Line2017-09-18T21:19:33Z<div class="ExternalClassDE9867BDB88446BAA1644EAEDB636FA9"><p>​</p><p>Attached is the Arrival/Dismissal letter provided at the beginning of the year. Please see image below for an addendum regarding car rider line procedures.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew</p><p> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/79c7250d4c438a18bc551d04208a33f5aa4fddce/Arrival_Dismissal_Traffic_Flow.JPG" alt="Alexander Traffic Flow Map" style="width:582px;margin:5px;" /></p><p><br><br><strong>Attachments:</strong><br> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/static_pl/images/paperclip_16.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/messages/attachments/3c43a775b1245ba7a4d8979a054c4dfe230e2549/Arrival_Dismissal_Procedures_-_Parent_Letter_2017-2018.pdf">Arrival_Dismissal_Procedures_-_Parent_Letter_2017-2018.pdf</a> (264.2 KB)</p></div>
Safe Arrival and Dismissal Procedureshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=285Safe Arrival and Dismissal Procedures2017-09-18T21:18:06Z<div class="ExternalClass4D2EF731CAE145D189DBB905944C8CFB"><p>​We had a wonderful week with our students. Thank you for nurturing such resilient children. And, thank you for your continuous efforts to help members of our community during the recovery process.</p><p>This past week, our focus was on making sure we attended to our students' needs, bringing smiles to their faces and bringing learning to life for them. Our teachers and staff provided a consistent and positive environment and they did a gRAEt job!</p><p>Now that our students are back on track, we need your help with ensuring that we are being safe with arrival and dismissal routines. Thank you to all who are already following arrival and dismissal procedures.</p><p>Some friendly reminders:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students should arrive to the building by 8:15 a.m. to ensure a smooth start each day. Announcements begin promptly at 8:20 a.m. If students arrive after 8:20, they will be counted tardy.</li><li>Cell phones are PROHIBITED in a school zone. When the car rider line has started to move, cell phones should not be in use.</li><li>We have noticed many parents are parking at the church across the street and walking across Peek Rd. There is no crosswalk at Peek Rd.; therefore, do not walk across Peek Rd. from the church parking lot to or from the exit parking lot at RAE. Peek Rd. is a very busy thoroughfare and it is not safe for our students to cross without a crosswalk. </li><li>In addition, because so many cars on turning onto Peek Rd. as they exit from the car rider line, we also ask that you do not park on Peek Rd. to drop off or pick up your child(ren). If you must do so, you must park after the No Parking sign. Even though, legally, you can park after the sign, it is not advised for safety reasons.</li><li>Please use the car rider line. If everyone uses the car rider line, there will not be the constant need to stop for pedestrians and the line will go quickly. In order to help the line move even more quickly, we will be adding cones so more cars can load each time.</li><li>Help us by slowing down just a little, wait until the car in front of you moves forward rather than pulling out of the line. It is just a matter of minutes to ensure the safety of children.</li></ul><p>I know that the safety of all children is important to each one of us in our community and I appreciate your cooperation with these procedures.</p><p>Your RAE Admin Team will be available during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal in the coming days and weeks to clarify the drop off and pick up procedures and answer any questions you may have.</p><p>We hope you have a restful weekend with your families.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Charmaine Hobin and Your RAE Crew</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of September 11thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=284RAE eNews for the Week of September 11th2017-09-11T20:24:39Z<div class="ExternalClass56E284395212472E98DCDCCC8E80EDB2"><p>​We so enjoyed welcoming our StingRAEs back today! Below is your weekly RAE eNews.</p><p><strong>If you do not have your car rider / walker pickup tag this afternoon, please tell the teachers on car rider & walker duty your tag number and color OR the student's last name. </strong>Thank you for being patient as we anticipate the car rider line may take a little longer today.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/0mzr3-alexander-elementary">Alexander Elementary eNews</a></p><p>Have a gRAEt week!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew</p></div>
Return to School Support & Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=283Return to School Support & Information2017-09-11T15:09:40Z<div class="ExternalClassC65FDCC5392C4613A7030350C271A386"><p>​</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Dear StingRAE Families,</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Your <span class="il">Alexander</span> teachers and staff came together this morning to begin the process of preparing for students to return to school. We know that many of our StingRAE families have suffered great loss and it will take us some time to get back to normal. Never doubt that we are here for our families and we will rebuild our community together. It has become more clear than ever that Katy people take care of each other. Thank you to the hundreds of staff and community members who have given to relief efforts in Grand Lakes and throughout our surrounding community in such a big way already. And, thank you in advance for all the good you will continue to do.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">This morning, staff particpated in a training which equipped us with the tools and resources we need to help our students and families heal.I want to assure each of you that your children will be in kind, nurturing, capable hands when they return to school <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_135171223" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">on Monday</span></span>. We will do everything in our power to ensure our students feel safe, loved, supported and encouraged. Though many of you have lost your houses, please know that <span class="il">Alexander</span> is your home. We will wrap our arms around our community, children and parents, and we will remain RAE and Katy Strong.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>DISPLACED FAMILIES INFORMATON</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">If you have been displaced and are currently living outside of the RAE attendance zone, you have two options. You may continue to attend RAE or attend the school closest to your current place of residence. You must complete the Student Residency Questionnaire via the link below. You can also find other important information related to Katy ISD resuming operations and supporting our community through the recovery process via this link.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/Pages/Harvey-FAQ.aspx" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/Harvey-FAQ.aspx&source=gmail&ust=1505228889235000&usg=AFQjCNEzt78HSrCvMwuZLRbQ_5i3MwxEzQ" style="color:#1155cc;">http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/<wbr />Harvey-FAQ.aspx</a></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">If you know of families that have been displaced and may not have access to a computer/printer, please share this link with them and let them know that we also have hard copies available in the front office at RAE.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Completed forms must be scanned and emailed to: <a href="mailto:SRQ@KATYISD.ORG" target="_blank" style="color:#1155cc;">SRQ@KATYISD.ORG</a></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>DISMISSAL TRANSPORTATION FOR DISPLACED STUDENTS</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">If you have been displaced and are planning to attend RAE or another school, please complete the following form to help us be aware of your child's situation and dismissal plan.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/7HcehvxSiaijfFOg1" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://goo.gl/forms/7HcehvxSiaijfFOg1&source=gmail&ust=1505228889235000&usg=AFQjCNGuxWqNk1dBa4LuljnMz0pT_faLKw" style="color:#1155cc;">https://goo.gl/forms/<wbr />7HcehvxSiaijfFOg1</a></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES BEGINNING <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_135171224" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">ON MONDAY</span></span></strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">As we transition back to school, we need your help. We want to be able to pick up where we left off so that our StingRAEs have a smooth second start. In order to ensure the safety of all students and community members, I am asking all families who have not been displaced to continue their same arrival and dismissal routines. Please do not park and walk students in to school. Please continue to use the car rider line for drop off and pick up.  Please avoid parking on Peek Road beginning September 11 as school resumes.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">New car rider tags will be sent home for all students in case you need them. Numbers will remain the same.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>LUNCH VISITORS</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">In an effort to re-establish routine and independence, we are asking that parents do not come to eat lunch with their children this first week back.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT RESCHEDULED</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">CFA Spirit Night has been rescheduled from <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_135171225" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">September 11 to October 30</span></span> from <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_135171226" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">5:00-8:00 p.m.</span></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">We understand our students have had some difficult experiences and we are here to help them in their transition back to school. Thank you for trusting in us and for your cooperation as we get back to center.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">I will be recording a call out message this evening to let our StingRAEs know how much we miss them and that we are happy to see them soon.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Sincerely,</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;background-color:#ffffff;">Dr. Hobin​</p></div>

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