Panther Proclamation

March 27-31, 2023

Kyle Elementary School

Karen Lucita, Principal (

Kristin Seibel, Assistant Principal (

Judith Martinez, Counselor (

Kristal Mathews, Nurse


Front Office Hours: 7:05 am-3:30 pm

Student Day: 7:30 am-2:55 pm

Please call (512) 268-3311 for assistance

Campus Vision

KES Vision

At Kyle Elementary, we believe building relationships in a safe environment encourages student engagement, impacts campus morale, and inspires student achievement.

KES MISSION: All students will work hard to grow and reach their highest potential.

From Mrs. Lucita

KES Families,

Can you believe it is the end of March! The end of the school year is on the horizon. This week we are excited to invite everyone to our annual Fine Arts Night on Thursday, March 30th, 6:00-7:30 PM. See flyer below for performance times.

Our 3rd nine week awards are this week (see days and times under What's Happening!) Teachers will notify families if their student is receiving an award (exception - attendance, A and A/B. please check your parent portal for this information). All adults attending the award assemblies, must bring an ID and receive a sticker at the front desk. When the awards are over, please return your sticker to the front office.

LAST DAY to order Yearbook or PRIDE Lines is on Monday, March 27th. We will only have few extras! You don't want to miss out!!

Order your KES 22-23 Yearbook at - last day to order is March 27th. Don't forget to order your PRIDE Line for your student.

FIELD DAY (Thursday, April 6th) - Don't forget your ID and sign in at the front office. If you plan to take your student early, you will need to sign out in the front office. If you are volunteering and not just watching events, you will need to be sign up for Volunteer In Public schools (VIPs). before you will be able to interact and volunteer on campus. Sign up for VIPs here

Field Trips and Park Days - As we enter in to the last few Months of school, we will have field trips and park days. In order for our families to pick up their student from the off campus site, you will need to turn in a completed form to the front office to be approved for pick up. Please see below for details. If you have any questions, please email me at If you will be volunteering on any field trip or park day, you will need to be on the VIPs (Volunteer In Public schools) list. Sign up for VIPs here

VOLUNTEER Opportunities! Our PTA Board has graciously offered to help us get volunteers for different events coming. Please sign up and volunteer if you can! All volunteers MUST be on the VIPs(Volunteers In Public school) list. Sign up for VIPs here

FROM PTA - We have a lot of Volunteer opportunities at KES coming up- starting NEXT week! Please take a look at the link below to sign up!

Let's make it a FABULOUS Week!

In Partnership,

Karen Lucita, Principal


Be Good. Be Kind. Love Others.

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What's Happening!

Happening This Week!




  • Pre-K & Kinder Cap and Gown pictures



  • 3rd Nine Week Awards

    • 8:00 Kinder

    • 9:00 4th Grade

    • 10:15 2nd Grade

  • Fine Arts Night 6:00-7:30 (Update times)


  • 3rd Nine Week Awards

    • 8:00 3rd Grade

    • 9:00 Pre-K

    • 10:15 5th Grade

    • 1:15 1st Grade

Coming Up Next Week!


Autism Awareness Week


  • Magnificent Mind Monday: Wear a fun hat or show off your crazy hair to celebrate amazing minds!

  • Autism Acceptance Day Tuesday: Love and acceptance go a long way. Wear red to show your support and acceptance of autistic individuals!


  • Neurodiversity Wednesday: To celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind Wear rainbow or tie-dyed clothes to school

  • 1st grade Field Trip to Zoo


  • Sensory Friendly Thursday: Autistic people sometimes have a variety of sensory sensitivities. Wear your most comfy clothes & be ready for FIELD Day

  • Field Day!


  • Student and Staff Holiday (Good Friday)

Field Trip and Park Day Student Pick Up

To ensure that all students are safely checked out of school on a Field Trip or park day, please complete the pick up form and return to the KES front office 2 days prior to the field trip or grade level park day to be approved. Teachers will notify parents of approval status the day before field trip or park day.

Parent / Guardian:

  • Complete and return this form to the front office 2 days prior to the event

  • Bring ID to the office the day of the field trip or park day and receive a sticker

  • When ready to take your student from the field trip or park day, give the sticker to a teacher and sign out your student. Only students with a completed approved form will be allowed to be released to the approved adult.

Click on PDF below to view form

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TEA Campus Report Card

Please click on the link for our TEA Campus Report Card

Thank you to everyone who was attend our report card presentation and Q & A session on March 24, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Notes from the Nurse Mathews, RN

Free. Quality. Complete Pediatric Primary Care Lirios Pediatrics!

Lirios Pediatrics provides free medical care to uninsured kids from 0-18. Just like any other pediatrics clinic, we follow growth and development with well checks, give vaccinations, treat injuries and illnesses, and manage chronic health conditions. There is no cost for these services. We do not see patients who have private insurance or Medicaid.

Translator Services are Available for All Visits.

What’s going around this week?

Strep throat and pink eye are the common illness this week.

Both will require 24 hours of antibiotics BEFORE returning to school.

Again, please make sure that your child is well enough to participate in the school day when deciding to send your child to school.

Also, please make sure that your contact numbers that are on file are correct and working in case of an ill child or emergency at school.

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Attendance Matters

KES Attendance Goal 96%

Attendance Rates


EE 89.38

PK 89.73

KG 93.00

1st 94.48

2nd 93.70

3rd 94.27

4th 95.18

5th 94.04

Total 93.89

Attendance matters, but we want you to stay home if you are ill! See section from Nurse Mathews for how to know when to come to school and when to stay home.

Library News

Below is the PDF link to the newsletter (links will be active)
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All adults must have a valid ID to enter campus. During arrival times we will not allow visitors 7:25-8:15 AM. This is to allow us to start instruction at 7:30 with no interruptions or distractions. Thank you for helping us promptly start instruction at 7:30 AM.


All Hays CISD students will be issued an ID that will be worn while on campus.
  • If your student is a bus rider, they will have their ID's attached to their back pack and will need their ID to enter and exit the bus. Please make sure they bring their ID daily with them to school.
  • If your student does not ride a bus, they will keep their ID's at school. If an ID makes it home, please make sure they return it the next day.

Cost of ID replacement Parts

ID = $5.00

Plastic Sleeve = $1.00 (may provide own)

House Lanyard = $1.00 (may provide own)

SMART Tag - click on link to website

Click here to view SMART Tag video!

Click here to create a SMART Tag Parent Portal Account

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and KES Houses

At KES we use a school wide House System. All staff and students are a member of a House that represents a 7 Mindset and Character Trait. All new students and staff will learn which house they will join after school starts.

Color (Name, Animal, Character Trait, Mindset)

  • Red House (Probitas, Eagle, Integrity, 100% Accountable)
  • Orange House (Adgenius, Lion, Loyalty, Attitude of Gratitude)

  • Yellow House (Alere, Wolf, Caring, Live to Give)

  • Green House (Constantia, Bear, Perseverance, Everything is Possible)

  • Blue House (Sollicitus, Dolphin, Diligent, Passion First)

  • Purple House (Unitatis, Horse, Unity, We are Connected)

  • Silver House (Fortitudo, Elk, Courage, The Time is Now)

Each month we will focus on a Mindset and Character Trait.

August = House Reveal
September = 100% Accountable

October = Attitude of Gratitude
November/ December = Live to Give
January = Everything is Possible
February = Passion First
March = We are Connected
April = The Time is Now
May = Review Character Traits

If you wish to purchase House shirts, please use the following link.



PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


Choose District: Hays CISD

PTA: Kyle Elementary School

** Membership helps our students and teachers! Thank you in advance for joining!! EVERYONE can join, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, students of all ages - Anyone who wishes to support Kyle Elementary School.

We are looking for sponsors! See below on how you can become a KES PTA Sponsor!

Want to volunteer? Please fill out this form:

Would you like to purchase a Celebration Message on our Marquee? Please fill out this form:

Need to reach us? Email:

Facebook: @kyleelementarypta

We would like to welcome Heather Herrera, Merinda Faris, and Alicia Westfall to the KES PTA board serving as committee chairs.

2022-2023 KES PTA Board

President: Ashley Pittman

VP Membership: Sara Fraser

VP Fundraising: Samantha Pulido

Treasurer: Tina Beskow

Secretary: Vernene Corby

Teacher Rep: Kristen Jurek and Marisa Prunty

Hospitality Chair: Heather Herrera

Events Chair: Merinda Rodriguez

Penguin Patch Chair: Alicia Westfall

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Need KES Apparel?

A local company is offering KES apparel. You can order and pay online with Block Screen Printing. KES will not be able to accept orders or money for the items. Use the link to order and pay for items.

Other ways to contact them

The Block Screen Printing

Meal Application

Did you know when you fill out the meal application, it could help our school? The completed applications help us qualify for additional funds.

We use these funds for staff positions and student materials.

We ask that EVERYONE please complete the application. Meal Application Web Site

Wright this Minute - March 21

Future Happenings!

(All Dates are Subject to Change)



  • Staff PD / Student Holiday (Possible Weather Make-Up Day)


  • National Unicorn Day: Wear Unicorns




  • House Day: The Time is Now - Silver House










Week to celebrate our Office Staff!



  • CLOSED campus for visitors
  • STAAR ELAR for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade





Teacher Appreciation Week



  • CLOSED campus for Visitors

  • 5th Science STAAR



  • Star Wars Day

  • 2nd Grade Patriotic Program in evening


  • Cinco de Mayo

  • 4th Grade Salsa Contest

  • 2nd Grade Patriotic Program for Campus - Morning

5/8 -5/12

National School Nurse Week:



  • CLOSED Campus for visitors

  • 3rd, 4th & 5th Math STAAR




  • Kinder Career Day

  • 1st Grade Writing Fair in Kimbro






  • PK Bridging

  • KG Park


  • 1st Park

  • 3rd Awards PM



  • 3rd Park

  • PK & 2nd Awards


  • 2nd Park

  • KG Bridging & Awards

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip

  • 1st & 4th Awards


  • 4th Park

  • 5th Biography Day in Kimbro

  • 5th Graduation & Awards


  • Last Day of School

  • 5th Fun Day