Kuehnle Koala Chronicle

21/22 Issue 10

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2021-2022 School Hours

School Starts at 8:05 am.

School Ends at 3:25 pm.


Thank you for helping everyone stay safe by not dropping off your child prior to 7:40 a.m. Supervision of students does not begin until 7:40 a.m. If you need before school care, please contact the front office about Koala Kare or go to their website for information https://www.koalakare-llc.com/


Kuehnle Front Office Hours:

7:40- to 4:10

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 7 Election Day

May 10-13 No lunch visitors or volunteers (STAAR Testing)

May 16-20 No lunch visitors or volunteers (STAAR Testing)

May 23 Kuehnle Field Day

May 24 Memory Book Signing Day-No lunch visitors

Students eating in classroom due to signing day.

May 25 5th End of Year Awards-No lunch visitos due to accelerated lunch schedule & students eating in classrooms due to the 5th grade celebration in the cafeteria.

May 27 P2P Awards for PK-4th grade

May 27 Last Day OF School

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KLEIN BOND MAY 7 Get the Facts at Kleinisdbond.com

Bond Bit-- Passage of all four bond propositions could result in a maximum tax rate increase of $0.03. This is lower than it was in 2021 and $0.10 lower than it was in 2014. For the average home in Klein ISD ($255K), the impact could be approximately $5.75 per month

Election Day is May 7th.


Early Voting Begins Today, April 25, through May 3 #KleinVotes


Get the Facts at Kleinisdbond.com.

Reminder: STAAR TESTING

STAAR TESTING WINDOW

Please mark your calendar for the following dates. Kuehnle will be a closed campus to lunch visitors and volunteers on these dates due to STAAR Testing Window. May 10-13 and

May 16-20.


No lunch visitors or volunteers

STAAR Testing Dates:

May 10 3rd grade Reading

May 11 4th grade Reading and makeup test

May 12 5th grade Reading and makeup test

May 13 Makeup Test

May 16 Makeup Test

May 17 3rd and 5th grade Math and makeup test

May 18 4th grade Math and makeup test

May 19 5th Science and make up test

May 20 Makeup Test

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Kuehnle P2P Celebrations

21-22 End of Year P2P Celebrations


Dear parents,


Our last Koala P2P Celebration Days are coming soon. We invite parents to attend and celebrate with us. We are excited to recognize our students’ accomplishments as they live the Profile of a Learner. See the schedule below for your child’s celebration time. You will be able to sign your child out for an early dismissal with the classroom teacher beginning at 10:00 am and after.


Don’t wait in a long line…RSVP today! To qualify for an RSVP your license must have been scanned this year. Need to have it scanned? Come to the front office and then you can RSVP on the link provided.


RSVP For: PreK – 4th grade P2P Celebrations

Deadline to rsvp: noon on Wednesday, May 25th

Click HERE to RSVP

RSVP For: 5th Grade EOY P2P Celebration

Deadline to rsvp: noon on Monday, May 23rd

Click HERE to RSVP


Click HERE for the dates and times.

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Field Day is May 23rd.

Click HERE to RSVP for Field Day. RSVP by noon on May 18th. To qualify for RSVP your license must have been scanned this year.

Field Day T-shirts

Grade levels have been assigned the following colors for field day. Please have your chld wear their assigned color OR you can order the official 21-22 Kuehnle Field Day shirt by clicking on https://spiritworx.com/store/13185/. Deadline to order is May 6th. The deadline can not be extended due to order delivery timelines.



5th – neon green

4th – light blue

3rd – neon pink

2nd – neon blue

1st – neon yellow

PK/K – neon orange


There are no free shirts this year. So order yours today!

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Invitations to Outside Events

Please remember that the teacher cannot facilitate the delivery of invitations to any outside events (i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers, etc.). The delivery of party invitations should happen outside of the school day (prior to entering the building at 7:40 a.m. and after they have exited the building at dismissal). Thank you in-advance for your cooperation with this matter.
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Reminder...additional before school activities are occurring.

Previously, we sent a message regarding car rider lines. Click HERE to read again. We kindly requested that our families do not enter the car rider line until 7:30 a.m. to ease the traffic for our Spring Creek Oaks residents and allow our staff to enter the parking lot to park since student arrival and entry to our building does not begin until 7:30 a.m.


Before school extracurricular activities have begun and we wanted to remind you to refrain from entering our car rider line until 7:30 a.m. This will allow our parents who are dropping off students for activities before school to exit. If you arrive early and are parked in the car rider line they can not exit. We do not have a double lane.


For your reference here is the schedule:

Choir: Mondays and Fridays-choir begins at 7:15 a.m. (Choir practice as begun.)

5th Grade Strings: Tuesdays and Thursdays-begins at 7:00 a.m. (Start date: October 14) More information should be coming soon from the middle school strings teacher.

Jogging Club: Mondays at 7:15 a.m. for 1st and 2nd graders; Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. for 3rd-5th graders.


Parents of students participating in these events: please drop off your child on time and at the beginning of the start time so that you can exit the car rider line.


Thank you in-advance to the families who do not have students participating in the extracurricular activities for not entering the car rider line until 7:30 a.m. and for keeping your child in the car until 7:40 a.m. when students may begin to enter the building and we have staff on duty.

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Official 2021-2022 Kuehnle Spirit Shirts

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Smart Tags and more! New Information!

Klein ISD will begin using the SMART tag ID card system in the 2021-2022 school year to increase student safety, streamline management of students riding on school buses, and allow access to campus services via easy scans. Bus stop notifications will be implemented during the fall semester in a phased-in rollout. Families will be notified in advance prior to these notifications.


The district purchased the first lanyard, card and plastic cover for every student. The school staff has placed them on your child's backpack where instructed by Klein ISD Transportation Department. Please do not remove them unless you need to attach to a new backpack. If your child is new to Kuehnle he/she will be receiving their first set in the near future as soon as new smart tags have been delivered to the campus.


Parents will be required to pay for replacement cards, plastic protective covers, or lanyards if they are broken, lost, or stolen. Every student is required to have a Smart Tag.


Replacement costs are as follows:

-lanyard = $2.00

-plastic protective cover = $1.00

-Smart Tag = $5.00


Parents will be contacted by our front office staff when a replacement is needed. Parents will need to pay for the replacement via School Cash Online. You will find the link on our Kuehnle webpage and here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/



Once payment has been received the front office will provide the replacement. Parents will continue to receive reminders until the fee is paid. Remember, this is a requirement for all elementary students who ride the bus even once.

Dismissal - Safety is our Priority!

Parents, please help us with the following:

Car Riders:

1. Official school car rider number tags must be displayed in the front windshield.

If you do not have a car rider tag, please proceed to the front office to get your child for dismissal. Your number will not be entered for release of your child to the car rider line.

2. Please keep your car rider number tag displayed until our child gets in your car. After your child enters your car, please remove your carpool card from the windshield. This is our signal that your child is loaded.

3. Please be patient in the car line. Remember that SAFETY is always a priority at Kuehnle. Be mindful that students are still moving until we give the go ahead to move cars forward.

4. Please refrain from using your cell phone in a School Zone, including waiting in the car rider line. There are Texas State Laws which prohibit the use of cell phones while in a school zone.

Walkers/Bike Riders:

1. Walkers will be issued a ‘dismissal card’ by their teacher

2. Walkers will turn this card in to the staff member on duty at the assigned walker exit. This will be the student’s ‘ticket’ to leave the school building at the end of each day.

3. Walkers do not walk to cars in the parking lot. Any student leaving school grounds in a car must be picked up in the Car Rider line.

4. For safety reasons, do not park your car in the parking lot during dismissal unless you are required to come into the building.

Bus Riders:

Students will receive a bus card which must be attached to his/her backpack the entire year. Please do not remove this card.


Bus Rules:

· Student must remain seated at all times.

· Students must keep hands, feet and objects to themselves.

· Refer to the Klein ISD Student Handbook for a more detailed list.

Parents, please plan ahead with your child for rainy days. Consider packing a raincoat or umbrella for them to use.

All changes to a student’s regular means of dismissal must be received in the front office by 2:45 pm.

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New Contact Email

We have A NEW email address for ALL of your early dismissals, and change of transportation requests. Please use this email address moving forward: Kuehnlefrontdesk@kleinisd.net .

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ATTENDANCE

Dear Kuehnle Families,

We hope that all our students can be present every day, however, we understand that there are circumstances that prevent a student from being able to attend school. When needing to report your child’s absence please remember the following:


  • We are unable to accept absent notes sent using Remind, text messages or other media sources.
  • The preferred method to report an absence is through the Skyward system. Click HERE for how to report the absence using Family access. Click HERE for how to use the App.


If your child has been seen by a medical professional, please supply the medical excuse to Mrs. Buzonas by sending it with your child when they return to school, by Fax (832-484-7870) or by attaching it to an email to bbuzonas1@kleinisd.net.

USE OF CELLPHONES DURING SCHOOL

Please note the following information regarding the use of cell phones during school. This information is from the 2021- 2022 KISD Elementary Student Handbook.

“Possession of cell phones and pagers is only allowed if they are turned off at all times and not visible/physically present during regular school hours, including riding the school bus to school or home from school.

If a student is using any cell phone or pager during the school day or on a school bus to and from school, the school employee observing the student’s use of the device will confiscate it. The school employee will turn over the device to his or her administrator/supervisor. The parent will be notified by the administrator to pick up the device at his/her school during school hours.”

Important Information for Parents

Visitors to Campus

All visitors to our campus must check in at our front office. A valid driver’s license will be needed to check in to visit any area past the front office. Name tags will be provided and should be worn at all times by all visitors. Please use the main entrance (near the flagpole) to enter and exit the building.



Early Dismissal by 2:45

All early dismissals must occur before 2:45p.m. If you need to pick your child up before the end of the school day please send a note to the front office in the morning. Please come to the front office at the requested time to sign him/her out. After 2:45 p.m. students will only be released following their normally dismissal routine.


Transportation Changes

All changes to a child’s normal means of afternoon transportation must be received in the front office no later than 2:45 pm to allow time to get the updated information to the teacher in time for dismissal.

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Kuehnle SCHOOL STORE

Selective school supply items and novelty items will be available in our school store most mornings from 7:40 - 8:05 a.m. beginning on September 7th.

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Join the Kuehnle PTO


Our PTO membership levels are now available for purchase in our spirit store!


From now until September 14th along with special membership goodies for each level you will get the opportunity to pre-order a 2021-2022 Yearbook at special pricing!


Joining PTO is NOT a commitment to volunteer it IS a commitment to supporting our school so we can provide great events, services & much more to our STAFF and STUDENTS!


Join today!


Step 1. Visit the Spirit Shop and purchase your preferred level.


Click HERE for the link to the Spirit Shop


Step 2. Fill out our Membership Form.


Click HERE for the link to the Form.

Thank you

From our PTO:

Big shout out to all the families who donated a pie for the teachers and staff for Thanksgiving.

Mark your calendars and join us for our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night coming up on December 13th

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Kuehnle PTO Spirit Store

“Kuehnle PTO has an EXCITING fundraiser that Parents, Students & Staff are all going to want to get in on! Click the link to see our new spirit store items!

https://kuehnle-pto.weeblysite.com/s/shop

ALL SALES benefit Kuehnle PTO. Help us raise money for our school!”

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