Paw Prints - October 2023

Kerens Elementary School

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Turkey Trot T-Shirt Order Form - Due by October 20th

All t-shirts will be white Gildan brand and have the Turkey Design on the front with sponsors on the back. If you are unable to purchase a T-shirt, please wear a white T-shirt for the color run.

Sponsorship Opportunity 2nd Annual Turkey Trot

Our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Color Run is approaching, and we have NEW and exciting additions. Be a BOBCAT BACKER and have your logo featured on our event t-shirts. Please contact Mrs. Keele for more information. or 254-242-6087.

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Dates to Remember October 2023

  • October - Spanish Heritage Month, Anti-Bullying Month, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • October 2: 2nd Annual Turkey Trot - T-shirt Order Forms Go Home
  • October 3: National Custodian Day
  • October 5: PICTURE DAY
  • October 6: PINK OUT - Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
  • October 8-14: Fire Safety Week
  • October 12-13, 16: Fall Mini Break - NO SCHOOL
  • October 11: End of First Nine Weeks
  • October 17: First Day of Second Nine Weeks
  • October 15-21: School Bus Safety Week
  • October 19: Unity Day - Anti-Bully Wear ORANGE - Student Assembly
  • October 20: T-Shirt Order Form for 2022 Turkey Trot Due Today!
  • October 20: Camo Day - Show your Bobcat Pride
  • October 20: Fist Bump Friday, Pep Rally, and Senior Night
  • October 20, 23, 24: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 21: Cotton Harvest Festival
  • October 22-28: Red Ribbon Week: Be Kind To Your Mind
  • October 24: KONA ICE
  • October 26: PTO Meeting at 5:30, Elementary School
  • October 31: Pumpkin Carving Contest, PK-K Halloween Parade On Campus

Click on the link to read "The Story of PINKOUT"


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Kerens Health Clinic - Connect with the Nurse

For more information about the Kerens Health Clinic and up-to-date information from Nurse Speelman, visit the Kerens Health Clinic. Click on the button above.

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Unity Day - Thursday, October 19th

WEAR ORANGE to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that NO child should ever experience bullying.

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  • ALL changes must be made through the elementary office.

  • Parents should make transportation changes for students by 2:00 p.m.

  • Changes made during the day will be recorded on a transportation change form and distributed to teachers at 2:15 p.m.

  • Mode of transportation for Kerens Elementary students shall only change with written notification from the office.

October 18th

KONA ICE October 24th @ KES

Bring money for snow cones (small $3, classic $5). Use the QR Code for convenience.

Red Ribbon Week Message to Parents

Students are getting ready for Red Ribbon Week® 2023 – this year’s theme is: Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug-Free. Students will engage in activities that promote a drug-free and healthy lifestyle at school. Please partner with us and discuss this message at home, at the dinner table, at family outings, and with friends and extended family. Ask your child to show you the flyer he/she received from school about Red Ribbon Week®, also displayed below.

Want a fun way to start or continue the conversation about drugs with your children AND have a chance to win an iPad? National Family Partnership is sponsoring a photo contest. This contest is free and straightforward and you could win an iPad and $1,000 for our school!! Log onto and find out more!


Mrs. Misty Blue, Counselor

Red Ribbon Week - October 23-27

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Did You Know

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-27), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Be Kind to Your Mind.™ Visit to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.
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  • October 2-13: Respect for Authority
  • October 15-20: Freedom from Prejudice
  • October 23-27: Justice
  • October 30-November 3: Fairness


Kerens Elementary

200 Bobcat Lane, Kerens, TX 75144