THE KPS SCOOP

December 4, 2014

SKYWARD TIME

Para's be sure your are clocking in and out at your scheduled time. 7:15 - 3:15, unless otherwise scheduled. Please do not clock in earlier or later than your scheduled time.

SANTA VISITS - RESCHEDULED

Santa visits have been reschedule to December 8, 11 and 12. A revised schedule will be placed in your boxes.

LIFETOUCH PICTURE RETAKES

LIfetouch picture retakes will be tomorrow, December 5th in Room 410. In your box, you will find a list of highlighted names of students who were absent or newly enrolled and did not have their picture taken the first time. An announcement will be made for students to come down and have their picture taken.

CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Please email me your classroom Christmas party time as soon as possible.

Reminder:

HS, PK - am (before lunch)

1st, K - pm (after lunch)

PARENT FALL CONFERENCES

Parent Fall Conferences are due to Mrs. Griffith by Friday, December 12.

COATS FOR KIDS

If you have a student who is needing a winter coat, please email me their name and coat size.
Coats for Kids is wanting to provide winter coats for those students who may not have one.

COOKIE SWAP

A little sugar, a lot of cheer…

Let’s swap some cookies and

CELEBRATE THE YEAR!

December 11, 2014

KPS Library

4:15pm

EMPLOYEE LEAVE PROCESS

Reminder:

If you are employed by KISD in any capacity (administrator, teacher, teacher/coach, teacher/extra-curricular sponsor, clerical staff, aide, bus driver, food service worker or maintenance worker) and you are not at school--regardless of whether you are out on personal leave, sick leave, workers' comp, or school business (athletic/UIL events, workshops, professional conferences..), an absence from duty request is required. Those employees who teach in the morning and leave for the afternoon to sponsor an approved event should submit a half-day absence from duty request using the school business code. Please note that this is true whether a sub is needed or not.

YEARBOOK PICS

Please email me pics of your classroom happenings and students. These pics will be used for the yearbook, facebook page and K graduation. Be Creative!

PTA SNOWMAN CONTEST

PTA will be delivering Snowman Templates and cotton balls tomorrow. If you run out of cotton balls and are needing more, place a note in PTA's box requesting more cotton balls.

The last day for the snow man contest is Wednesday, December 17.

MEGA BASH AND LIMO RIDE

KPS will hold the fundraiser Mega Bash and Limo ride on Wednesday, December 10.


*Students who sold at least 10 items will attend the Mega Bash.

*Students who sold at least 20 items will attend the Mega Bash and Limo ride.


Each winner will need to turn in a signed permission form, otherwise they will not be able to participate. No exceptions. All signed permission forms must be turned in to the front office before December 10th.


The Mega Bash will be from 8 - 11(1st grade 8-8:45, PK 9-9:45, K 10-10:45). Parents are not invited to attend the Mega Bash but pictures will be posted on the KPS facebook page.


The Limo Ride will be from 11-1pm. Winners will be driven by limo to the city park where they will have sack lunches and playtime. There will be 2 limos and an adult in each limo with the students. (PK, K 11am-12 and 1st 12-1pm). Parents will not be allowed to ride with students in the limo. For the safety of our students, parents are strongly encouraged NOT to go to the city park and have lunch with their child. There will be plenty of chaperons monitoring students.


Wristbands will be delivered to your classrooms the day before the MegaBash.

(Purple wristbands - Mega Bash Party; Yellow wristband - Mega Bash and Limo Ride)


For the safety of our students, please do not share party and limo times with parents.

FYI - SUBSTITUTE WORKSHOP

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SUBSTITUTE TEACHING FOR KISD?

If you are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher at KISD, the application will be open on line at kisd.org. From the home page click on Employment, Current Job Postings, select Substitute and apply for position.

SUBSTITUTE APPLICATION WILL BE OPEN

Dec. 29, 2014 - January 12, 2015

MANDATORY/TRAINING ATTENDANCE for qualified applicants

January 15, 2015

8:30-11:30

Kilgore Administration Building

301 N. Kilgore St.

Please mark your calendars with both these dates, upon review of your application you will be contacted by KISD HR Dept.

The next substitute sign up opportunity will be September 2015.

DUTIES

December 8-12

1st Computer Lab: Rodriguez, Watson

K Computer Lab: Shipp, Wilson

PK Computer Lab: J.Smith, Zackery

Bus Duty: Thomas, Tinkle, Wardlaw

Pick Up/Load Cars: Cooper, Hicks, D.Hopkins, Mach, Navarro, Patterson

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hicks, April 12/13

Rosas, Diana 12/13

Perez, Kyle 12/21

Copeland, Cindy 12/25

Parrott, Regina 12/28

Patterson, Christian 12/28

Morrison, Meagan 12/31

Swingler, Francis 12/31

HAPPENINGS

December 5 - Lifetouch Fall Picture Re-takes; B.O.B winners announced

December 8 - Santa visits library

December 9 - Christmas Program - 9am - K,HS, 9:30 - 1st, PK, 6pm

December 10 - Fundraiser Megabash and Limo Ride

December 11 - Santa visits Library; Employee Cookie Swap - Library 4:15pm

December 12 - Santa visits Library; Parent Fall Conferences Due

December 17 - Last day of PTA snowman contest

December 18 - Classroom Christmas Parties - PK,HS - a.m. (before lunch), 1st, K - p.m. (after lunch)

December 19 - Early Dismissal (Staff and Students)

December 22 - January 4 - Christmas Break

January 12 - Ecoland - J.Warren, C.Warren

January 15 - Para Party 2pm

January 16 - End of 3rd six weeks

January 19 - No School (Staff and Students)

January 20 - No School (Students only)

January 21 - Beginning of 4th six weeks

January 23 - Lifetouch Group Pictures - Iibrary

January 27 - Parent imPact meeting 6pm