Kendall Connection Newsletter
2019-2020 - Newsletter Week April 20
Dear Kendall Family,
I am so grateful for your support, gratitude, and flexibility with the ongoing pandemic, school closure, and remote learning. We are blessed to be a part of such an amazing school district and community. Thank you.
There is a quote that says “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.” The time has come for me to change and to say thank you for the amazing memories and the opportunity to serve and love the Kendall family. I will be transitioning from Principal at Kendall to Boerne ISD Central Office in the Teaching and Learning Division for the 20-21 school year. There are no words to express what the Kendall family means to me and how much I have treasured serving alongside such amazing teachers and staff, forming bonds and partnerships with such supportive parents and spectacular PTO, and the joy of our Kendall Knight student smiles every day. To be able to raise my family within the Kendall and Boerne community and now have former students bring their own children to Kendall has been an incredible blessing and gift. I will miss the student hugs each morning and look forward to seeing the continued progress of the academic and social growth of each child. It is challenging to say goodbye during this pandemic and closure but I know I will continue to see you around town when we are finally able to see each other again in person. How lucky am I to be a part of something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Thank you for the memories of the Renaissance festivals, the RTG events, BOA, Classroom parties, Dia de Los Ninos celebrations, Fine Arts Festivals, Knighting ceremonies, Movie nights, Character parades, and the daily wonder in each of our students. You will be missed and so for now it will not be a goodbye but see you soon. I wish all of our current, former, and future Kendall students all the best and know they each have their own beautiful wings to reach their dreams!
News from the Kendall PTO
The PTO is looking for you! Please consider volunteering for a PTO Board position for our incoming school year. We need your unique talents & interests to help make Kendall great. Take a moment to review the Board positions and let us know if you're interested. Elections will be held at our May 12th meeting.
ALL positions are open and can be shared. Team up with a friend to share a position if you'd like! Please see description of positions but if you are still not sure which one is the best fit for you, email Rocio Ekblad at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss any questions you may have!
We understand this is an uncertain time but we want to come back next fall ready to support Kendall. Thank you for your consideration!
Post your Kendall Spirit and Follow KES PTO on Social Media
Facebook: Kendall Elementary PTO
Distance Learning- BISD Learning at Home
Distance Learning Homepage: https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/11694
Learning At Home page: http://Bit.ly/BISDathome
Paper Distance Learning Packets
We will be hosting Packet pick up and completed work drop off this Thursday, April 23 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Kendall Elementary. Packets will be prepared only for families without internet or device access and who have contacted their teacher.
* Schools closed for remainder of the year
On Friday, April 17, Governor Abbott announced that all Texas schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, to help keep our students and staff safe during the COVID-19 virus. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the school year at Boerne ISD.
BISD has already begun logistical planning on several fronts, including continuation of distance learning, student textbook and library return and student personal item retrieval, end of year grading guidelines, among others. Stay strong, we are in this together!
*GVTC Provides Drive-Through Wi-Fi Hot Spots For Boerne ISD Students
GVTC has made drive-up Wi-Fi Hot Spots available at Boerne High School and Boerne Middle School South, as well as Hill Country Family Services, located at 18 W. Advogt St., to help students who do not have other means of accessing the internet.
Boerne ISD Proposing Elementary School Zone Realignment For 2020-21
Boerne ISD is a fast-growth district, and with the population continuing to grow, the district has been exploring options to alleviate elementary school overcrowding for the 2020-21 school year. For more information and to join the discussion, visit www.boerneisd.net/elementaryboundaries. The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees will consider final rezoning scenarios for elementary schools at the April 20, 2020, board meeting.
Boerne ISD wil be having a student school holiday on Friday, April 24.
Counselor's Corner- Social and Emotional Learning
Your counselors are here for you! They are here to help however they can. If you are feeling uneasy, have questions, or just need a little familiarity, let us know.
The BISD Counselors have created a website (Click HERE) with information and ideas for Social Emotional Learning and Support. Also on this site is a link to schedule an appointment with a BISD counselor.
If you have any questions, you may also reach our Herff Elementary counselor, Mrs. Grove, at Holly.Grove@boerneisd.net
Boerne ISD News
Boerne ISD COVID 19- Information Center- https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/11693
Meal Service information: https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/11692
Meals will continue to be served at Curington Elementary and Boerne Middle School South.
Breakfast - 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Lunch - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Blessings in a Backpack will be distributed on Friday at the Curington and Boerne Middle School South meal service locations during lunch service time.