Monday Morning Bearcub Brief
Volume CXXVII--10 February 2020
"Every CUB stepping up, reaching out, moving forward!"
Congratulations to our amazing Mathletes that competed this weekend in the Houston chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. Our Cubs did an outstanding job in problem solving and working in teams to solve challenging problems. Mrs. Gonzalez and Mr. Woll could not be more proud of the students' energy, enthusiasm for math, and their investment in countless hours of practice.
Kleb parents and staff, based on feedback from our last few security audits, there has been an issue with access to the building at unmonitored times. The building officially opens at 8:25am, however access to the building has traditionally begun at 7am when the custodial staff arrives. To address this safety concern, staff have been issued access cards and doors will now remain locked until the building is officially open for business. This transition will occur after the three day weekend. Kleb staff, make sure that at some point this week you go by the front office and sign for your new access card.
Kleb parents, help us communicate this new change to your students and remind your Bearcubs that if they have tutoring or clubs before 8:25 that they need to be on time so they don't miss being picked up by their teacher or sponsor. Also, as a courtesy, we will continue to allow access to the cafeteria on days when the temperature falls below 40 degrees or during significant rainfall (once an administrator is on campus to be able to monitor students), however we continue to encourage student drop off after the building is open at 8:25.
8th Grade parents and staff, remember that the 8th Grade Panoramic Picture is this Wednesday, February 12th at 9am. Teachers, anticipate the picture taking the majority of 1st period...it takes a while to organize our 500+ kids into the stands!
Finally, don't forget that next Monday, February 17th is a student holiday and a staff exchange day! I can't believe we are already so close to a three day weekend. Staff, Amanda has reached out to all of those who still owe hours towards the exchange day...so if she didn't send you an email you are good to go from your beginning of year form! For those who do not have the exchange hours, there will be a training at TLC to attend that day.
A Note from PTO
8th GRADE CELEBRATION: Mark your calendars for the 8th Grade Mardi Gras Mambo Celebration on May 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Klein Multi-Purpose Center. Stay tuned as ticket sales will begin soon. Additional information, including dates for ticket sales, will be posted on the Kleb PTO Facebook page. Please note that parent volunteers/chaperones must be registered and approved volunteers through Klein ISD. You can fill the form out at https://kapo.kleinisd.net/VolunteerForm/.
Note that the 8th Grade Party is an official PTO fundraiser, but not a Kleb Intermediate event.
MEMORY BOOKS: Memory book prices have now increased to $30, but it isn't too late to order one! Go to balfour.com and search for Kleb Intermediate to purchase your student's memory book.
IMAGE SHARE: We need your help to make sure we have great photos of ALL our Bearcubs in action for the memory book! Coaches, club sponsors, parents, and students can all submit your shots of what happens this year through Balfour’s ImageShare website or app (available for both iOS and Android.) You’ll need to create an account and then can send photos directly to a dropbox for Kleb, using project code 022579.
MEMBERSHIP: We are still accepting PTO memberships and welcome registration and payment through our PTO website: https://sites.google.com/site/klebintpto/. Membership Levels include: $10 Family Membership; $25 Bronze Level Sponsor Membership; $50 Silver Level Sponsor Membership; or $75.00 Gold Level Sponsor Membership. You can also send your payment to email@example.com along with your name, your student's name, or you can print the form (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OURRmcTxgTUSvAOgYm4GmM7YPUgppVT6/view?usp=sharing) and send it in the front office with your student with payment. Finally, forms and envelopes are available to fill out in the front office at Kleb. The additional donor levels are an easy way for you to support our goals (please remember to ask your company if they will match donations, too!)
VOLUNTEERS: We are always grateful for parent volunteers even at the intermediate school level. In fact, we have several important volunteer opportunities coming up over the next two months including the Teacher Luncheon and 8th Grade Celebration help. Please be sure to register so that we can invite you to participate. You can fill the form out at https://kapo.kleinisd.net/VolunteerForm/.
If you HAVE renewed your form but have not received any emails from Kleb for volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to make sure that you have been added to the Kleb group.
Kleb Teacher of the Week--Josh Tice--Coteacher
I have gotten to see all that Mr. Tice does for his kids as he has been working at the end of our hallway over the last few weeks. He goes out of his way to help students and it is cool to see how he works so hard to invest in them.
Nominated by Greg Gist
Cubs of the Week
London Lamb -- 6th Grade
London is an excellent student- she is adaptable and empathetic. She is always helping others, showing kindness and she is optimistic!
Nikolas Verdini--7th Grade
Niko is a values driven leader, stepping up to help without being asked. He leads by example!
Nora Laureano-- 8th Grade
Nora is a values driven leader because she is responsible, mature, and always willing to do what's best for the group. She is volunteering her time continuously.
London Lamb -- 6th Grade
Nikolas Verdini--7th Grade
Staff Spotlight -- Christina Daniels-- ELA Teacher
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
How many years have you been in education?
Where did you go to school?
Mississippi State University/ Lamar University
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Cook without measuring :)
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at it?
flipping my eyelids
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join? Why?
The Chippettes, because I could sing everyone else's songs and people would think it was cute!
Did you know you can now report an absence in Skyward? Click HERE for more information.
Any student who is absent for the whole day is required to produce one of the following within 5 days of their absence(s):
- Parent Note
- Parent email (within 5 days of absence)
- Original medical note (copies or altered notes will not be accepted)
- Faxed notes must be sent from physician’s office
- Court note
- Official note for observance of approved religious holy days
***If a student is absent for part of the day for a doctor appointment, their absence will be coded as Section 25 (temporary absence) if the student follows the following procedure: The student must return the doctor excuse to the Attendance Office immediately upon returning to school to receive the Section 25 coding for their absence.
If a student does not produce one of the items listed above within the allotted timeframe, that absence will be considered unexcused and counted toward their total semester absences.
Klein ISD takes attendance very seriously, and we want to see your child succeed at Kleb. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please feel free to contact the attendance office or your assistant principal.
Additional attendance information can be found starting on page 27 of the handbook.