February 1 - 5

Dates to Remember

2/3 - Bucket Brigade performs at the KISD Retirement Luncheon 10:00 am

2/5 - The 100th Day Celebration for Kinder and 1st grade

2/8 - 2/19 - PTA Community Store House Canned Food Drive

2/8 - 2/26 Diabetic Walk Paper Shoe fundraiser ($1.00 each)

2/9 - Class Pictures/Spring Picture

2/12 - Class Valentine's Parties

2/15 - Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development

2/18 - All-Pro Dads 7-7:45 AM - Cafeteria

2/19 - Donuts with Dads 7:00 - 8:00 Cafeteria

2/26 - End of the 4th 6th weeks (NOT an early release day)

2/29 - Last Day to purchase yearbook online

Campus News

Most Awesome Teacher/Staff Parking Raffle

This week’s lucky winner is C.J. Hood!!!!!!! WhoHoo!!! Congratulations, C.J.!


  • "Thank you so much 4th grade teachers for doing cafeteria duty with us. Your presence made a huge difference with behavior during lunchtime."
  • "Jenni worked long and hard helping me get everything with my grant money. I couldn't have done this without you."

National School Counselors Week - February 1-5

This week is National School Counselor's Week! Our counselor, Stephen Smith is AMAZING! He does so much for so many of us...students, staff, our families and our community. Please take a moment to say Thank You to Mr. Smith and recognize him for all of his love and support.
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Instructional Rounds

Independence principal, Mark Basham and two IES teachers along with Jennifer, April and I will be out and about on Monday for Instructional Rounds. We will be answering the same questions that you and your POP partner are answering during your observations. The schedule for the morning is below. We will be in the PD room for the rest of the afternoon.

9:25 – 9:45 Bennett & Mixson

9:50 – 10:10 Thomason & Friz

10:15 – 10:35 Gremmels & San Miguel

10:40 – 11:00 Clepper & Sharp

Grade Level Planning

February 4 - 2nd grade

February 5 - 3rd grade

February 8 - 4th grade

February 10 - 1st grade

February 11 - Kindergarten

Agendas will be emailed out to grade levels soon.

Math & Science Night - March 1st

Our Math & Science night is scheduled for March 1st. More information should be coming soon regarding Science Fair projects and the specifics for the Math games. If you are on the committee to help plan this event, please make arrangements soon to get together. If you have already met, please be sure and share so that I can add it to the newsletter.

Bathroom Breaks

Please remember to make sure that all of your students have made it safely to co-curr if you are taking your class to the restrooms on the way to PE, Art or Music. It is important that you are waiting for all students to exit the bathroom so that they get to their class in a timely manner.

District News & Events

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KISD Film Festival

The Keller ISD Film Festival is back and looking for student filmmakers to show off their creative talents behind and in front of the camera.

Entries are now being accepted through February 29.

The festival is an opportunity for students to develop their visual literacy and expand their educational experience in Keller ISD by fostering the creativity, artistic, communication and technical skills required for producing a movie.

Students have seven entry categories to choose from including: Story, Comedy, Music Video, Documentary, PSA Plus, and Animation.

Students have the chance to be honored at an Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016, at the Alliance Cinemark XD Movie Theater. Students can win trophies, certificates, prizes, and more!

Visit between now and February 29 to submit your film.

Also, keep a look out for video tips shared on the Keller ISD YouTube page throughout the festival to learn how to make your film a winner!

For more information on the Film Fest, including details on how to submit your entries, visit!

Coming in May

The three year lease with Dell computers is coming to a close at the end of the school year. This means that we will all be receiving NEW laptops. At this time the district is thinking of rolling out the new computers starting in May after STAAR testing. This is all I know for right now. More specifics will come out later. Stay tuned!

PTA News

Jeanna Neeley - President

Katrina Own - 1st VP/Membership

Kerri Tolar - 2nd VP/Budget & Finance

Kelli Strzinek - Treasurer

Alyssa O'Rear - Secretary