Cougar Connection

November 2021

November Newsletter

SOCK HOP!!

We hope to see you all at the Sock Hop on Friday, November 5th!! Everything will be purchased by tickets this year so make sure you get yours ordered in SchoolCash! We will have tickets to purchase the evening of the Sock Hop as well.


The baskets are fantastic, and we cannot wait to start the auction for these items! Thank you parents and community members for all the generous donations!


At our Sock Hop, we are always focused on good, family fun! This year, we are also focusing on safety! Watch the video above to hear a few ways we are working to provide a fun and safe environment for all of our Cougar families!

Report Cards have gone DIGITAL!

Report cards for all grade levels PreK-5th will be loaded into the Home Access Center on Friday, October 29th and will be available to view on Monday, November 1st.


Home Access Center Information

-CFISD.net

-Parents & Students

-Academics

Home Access Center

Home Access Center Login

-School Links (light gray tab on left side of home page of HAC)

Elementary Report Cards

Find date for current Report Card run and select Show Report Card


*A PDF of Report Card will appear on screen

If you are unable to log into Home Access Center or have lost your passwords, please contact the help desk 281-897-4357 (HELP).

New Phone System

The district deployed a new phone system, and we are already up and running! You will no longer be able to reach individual phones directly but see below for a list of handy numbers for key departments in the building.


Main Line (281) 213-1744

AP Dept. (281) 213-1756

Counselor Dept. (281) 213-1750

SpEd Dept. (281) 213-1763

Main Fax (281) 213-1749

SPELLING BEE

The Keith 2021 Spelling Bee is in person this year and open to all 3rd-5th grade students!

Important dates:


Monday-Friday, October 25-29th: Students have been picking up their grade-level spelling lists in Room 150. Announcements were made each morning to remind students.


Wednesday, November 17th: Qualifying test during grade-level recess times in Room 150.


Friday, November 19th: Students that qualify will receive an official letter of qualification for the Keith Spelling Bee and a cumulative Spelling List packet to study for the Keith Spelling Bee.


Keith Elementary Spelling Bee: Monday, December 13th promptly @ 9:00 am in the Keith Cafeteria: Please arrive at 8:45 am to scan your driver’s license to receive access into the cafeteria if you plan on watching your child participate in the Keith Spelling Bee.


Cy-Fair ISD District Spelling Bee: More information will be released as the date approaches for our Keith Spelling Bee Champion and Runner-Up.


Spelling Lists:

Third Grade Spelling List

Fourth Grade Spelling List

Fifth Grade Spelling List

Cumulative Spelling List for the official Keith and District Spelling Bees (Your child will use this list if they qualify for the Keith Spelling Bee.)


Please direct Spelling Bee questions to Mrs.Mosher, Mrs. Sanders, and/or Mrs. Parlevliet. We are happy to help! Good luck to all of our participating Keith Cougars!


Sincerely,


S. Mosher

susan.mosher@cfisd.net

L. Sanders

leslie.sanders@cfisd.net

K. Parlevliet

karri.parlevliet@cfisd.net

Thanksgiving Break November 22-November 26

We are thankful for you! Please take this time to enjoy your family and friends and make wonderful new memories.

Student ID Badge Information

Dear Parent,

Student ID badges are provided by the district and used by all students for utilizing transportation services, making meal purchases, checking out library/textbooks, and identification of students in common areas. If the ID badge is lost or damaged it must be promptly replaced. For ID badges that are lost or damaged due to the student’s mishandling or negligence, there is a replacement fee.


There are different costs depending on what your child needs.


  • Badge $3.00
  • Lanyard $1.00
  • Plastic sleeve $1.00


If all of the above needs to be replaced, the total will be $5.00. If your student has their badge all year, there is no need to purchase these items. If you do need a replacement of any or all the items, you can find the order form through the SchoolCash system. It is attached to your student's account so you can utilize if needed.


If you do buy a replacement, please email your receipt to catherine.slusher@cfisd.net or send a hard copy with your student to give to their teacher.



November Family Calendar

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE PTO FUNDRAISER!

Fundraiser Thank You 2021!

News from the PTO

Keith PTO has a BBQ Sauce fundraiser going on until Nov 8th. This goes with our Spring Creek Spirit Night on Nov 9th.


Each box comes with 2 bottles of Spring Creeks famous BBQ sauce and a FREE MEAL for only $20!! (Keith PTO will receive $10 from every box)


Order yours today at www.sauceforcharity.com , select the Cypress location, enter Keith and your students grade level / teacher’s name.


There is a special gift from Spring Creek for the winning homeroom teacher!

Kids Heart Challenge

Cougar Families,


This was sent to me from the Kids Heart Challenge, and I wanted to share with you to let you know how much your hard work has helped others! One of the top 10 KHC schools in the country is quite an accomplishment!!


Hey Mrs. Clements –


I am so excited to share this awards video that I made for Keith Elementary to recognize their incredible accomplishments last school year as one of the top 10 KHC schools in the country! My hope is that you will watch it and also share it with Keith families via email and social media. It features Keith staff, students, and even a heart survivor! Words can’t say how grateful I am for the Keith community and all you do to support our mission to fight heart disease. I hope that this video conveys how much your support means to me:

Birthday Marquee Information

If you want your child's name and birthday in lights, please visit their SchoolCash account to order their name on the marquee! Please remember to order at least 5 school days before their birthday for processing.

Credit by Exam

Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.


To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.


Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.


If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact Lisa.Sudtelgte@cfisd.net

Da Vinci Day

We are excited that Da Vinci Day is back in person this year! The event is a face-to-face field trip opportunity for our HORIZONS students to gather and participate in activities designed to challenge and engage them. It is scheduled for February 19, 2022 at Cypress Ranch HS. The window for registration is November 6-17 and is open to students in grades 1-8. Be watching for an informational flier to sign up for Da Vinci Day!

Gifted and Talented Information


Parents,


If you would like to have your student tested for the GT program, please ask your child’s teacher for a parent permission form. All GT parent permission forms for testing are due by Friday, November 19th, no exceptions. If the deadline is missed, your child will have to wait until the next school year to be tested. GT testing will take place early in Spring 2022.


NEW for this year – ALL Kindergarten students will be GT screened in Spring 2022. Parents do not need to request GT parent permission forms to nominate Kindergarten students.


To find more information about the CFISD Gifted Program you may visit this link: https://www.cfisd.net/Domain/2373


If you have any additional questions about GT testing or the GT program please email Lisa.Sudtelgte@cfisd.net

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