Kiker Comments: July Edition

A Joint Newsletter from the Bernice Kiker Admin Team & PTA

Updated Name in AISD Email

Kelly Meyer, one of our two Assistant Principals, officially changed her name in the AISD systems to her married name, Kelly Zilem.

You can now find her at kelly.zilem@austinisd.org

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Who Will Your Child's Teacher Be?

Teachers will get their class lists and begin reaching out to families on August 9.
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AISD Master Calendar 2022-2023

Calendar of Events


August

1, 3, and 4 - Registration Days

6 - PTA Clean Up Day

9 - Families will be notified who their child's teacher will be

11 - Meet the Teacher

15 - First Day of School

25 - Back to School Night (K-1) at 5:30

September

1- Back to School Night for 2nd and 3rd at 5:30 / 4th and 5th at 6:30

5 - No School: Labor Day

28 -29 Evening Times Available for Parent Teacher Conferences

30 - Spirit Day - wear Kiker Shirts and/or the color blue

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AISD Device Support

If your student's device breaks this summer, you can swap it out. See the flyer above for dates, times, and locations.

If your student is a rising third grader, we will swap ipads for Chromebooks at Kiker on the first day of school. Please do not try to swap ipads for Chromebooks at AISD's summer device repair locations.

Registration Days


For anyone who still needs to get registered for the 2022-2023 school year, please stop by during these registration times so we can help.


Monday, August 1, 2022

8:30am-4:00pm


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

8:30am-4:00pm


Thursday, August 4, 2022

11:00am-6:00pm


**On-campus registration will not be offered on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 because front office staff will be in training

PTA

School Supplies

School supply lists are out! Click here to access schooltoolbox.com. You can pre-order all supplies, or select only the supplies you need through School Tool Box.. Not only is it convenient, 15% of the price comes back to Kiker!


Don't want to use this vendor? No worries! You are welcome to get supplies on your own. The lists are still accessible through School Tool Box without making a purchase.


https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=90144

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Lend a Hand Your Way


Kiker PTA has many ways to volunteer. Are you interested in finding out more? Please use this Google Form to let us know what catches your eye.


The PTA Volunteer Coordinators will reach out to you with more information once we know where you can help. Thank you for your support!!


We Need You! in the Teacher Workroom


Have a couple hours to help make copies, laminate, or complete classroom projects? We Need You! to sign up for a workroom volunteer shift. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094badaf2da3f85-fall

Spirit Wear Update

Kiker Spirit designs are underway! Be on the lookout via email and Facebook for your chance to preorder your Comet spirit gear later this month for pick up in August.

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Campus Clean Up Day

Join Kiker PTA for a Campus Clean Up Day on Saturday August 6, between 8AM-12PM. Parents, students and any community members are welcome to join as we clean up the grounds and get the school ready for a new year. Landscaping, trash collecting and other small projects involved. It’s a great way to serve your school community as a family. We hope to see you there!

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Library News:


Make sure your child is reading every day this summer! The public library is a great place to take your child in the summertime. There is so much to see and do to get your child re-inspired. If you need book recommendations and a challenge, have your child take the 5 Book Dive this summer. If they read 5 books from the reading list, they'll receive a $5 gift card to Book People. There is more info on the 5 Book Dive HERE. To better understand the benefits of the 5 Book Dive, check this out.

AISD Devices - Keep Them Unless You are Leaving AISD

All students will take home their Austin ISD 1:1 devices and chargers they have been using during the school year. Students will return with their device and charger at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.


For students who are graduating or will not be returning to AISD next year, devices and hotspots need to be returned to their campus. Students should also return any unused or no longer needed hotspots at the end of the school year.

Additionally, below are transition options for students moving from 2nd (iPads) to 3rd grade (Chromebooks) (pending available inventory).

  • Option 1:

    • 2nd grade students take home their iPad over the summer.

    • Chromebooks will be delivered to the campus during the summer for August distribution to students.

    • Students check the iPad into the campus at the start of the 2022-2023 school year and are issued a Chromebook.

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Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow, and thrive—even when school is out. Through federally funded Texas Department of Agriculture meal programs, AISD provides free breakfast and lunch for students at many schools throughout the summer.


Who qualifies for free summer meals:

  • Students participating in on-site summer programs at eligible schools.

  • Any child in the community younger than 19.

  • Enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old.


How to find free meals this summer:

Beginning June 1, families may use the following tools to find a meal site anywhere in Texas:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator.

  • Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map.

  • Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304.

  • Families may also find district meals sites on the AISD website.


How it works: Children in the community enjoy free meals regardless of household income and without any registration or identification. To receive a free, healthy meal, children may simply visit the cafeteria at any participating site during designated service times. Children do not have to be enrolled in AISD to receive free summer meals.


Good to know: All AISD meal sites are closed July 4-8, click here to view community food resources. Meal sites and times are subject to change.

After School Child Care

Voyager

Kiker's Voyager after school program is currently full for the 22-23 school year. Please contact Nicole Dean by email at nicole.dean@austinisd.org if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.

Circle C CDC Crew

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AISD News

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Around the Community

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Staff Birthdays

July

8 - Lisa Youngblood

9 - Karen Young

12 - Dani Dinderman

12 - Sandy Barnett

13 - Stephanie Toman

18 - Lena Rahman

28 - Shawn Whitehouse


August

7 - Nicole Dean

12 - Jenny Bock

28 - Lucy Rodriguez

Bernice Kiker Elementary Administration Team

Cory Matheny - Principal

Alma Chapa Moore - Assistant Principal

Kelly Meyer - Assistant Principal