Monday Morning Bearcub Brief

Volume LXXVI--8 October 2018

"Every CUB stepping up, reaching out, moving forward!"

Kleb Kudos

Welcome back from our long weekend, Bearcubs! I hope that you had a chance to relax and get some much needed rest and spent some time together with your family. Now that we have had a chance to recharge our batteries, let's take a look at some of the amazing things happening last week at Kleb!

This week's first shout out goes to our Kleb boys and girls choirs, who did a fantastic job last Wednesday night showcasing their talents on campus. Both choirs are led by our talented choir director, Ms. McDonald, who works tirelessly to build these amazing programs. Great job, everyone!

My second kudos goes to one of our fantastic math teachers on campus, Ms. Marino. Ms. Marino has designed her classroom and lessons to create 360 degrees of math. Students use the space to work collaboratively to problem solve and personalize their learning in the classroom. The students love it and the engagement is amazing to see. Thanks, Ms. Marino!

My final kudos of the week goes to our librarian, Ms. Vaughan. From book tastings and breakouts, to leading Name That Book club and making story elements fun for our students, Ms. Vaughan does a fantastic job supporting our students and staff on campus. Thank you for all that you do!

Cubs of the Week

Huggins Highlights

Staff, don't forget that on Tuesday morning bright and early (7:45AM) we have our safety meeting with Chief Kimberly. I know that's super-early in the morning, but he will have a ton of information for us on how to keep our Bearcubs safe.

This Friday, October 12th, is our fall pep rally! The theme will be Pink Out in honor of breast cancer awareness. For those new to Kleb, our 7th graders will attend the pep rally during 6th period on Friday and the 8th graders will attend during 7th period. See you there!

The week of October 22-26 is Red Ribbon Week. The themes for this year is Life's a Journey with the following dress up days:

Monday--Tropical Island

Tuesday--Disney Day


Thursday--Back in Time

Friday--Home to Kleb Spirit

Feel free to wear jeans on any of the days that you participate in dressing up for Red Ribbon Week!

Saturday, 10/27, teacher leaders (that's you!) have a great opportunity with the Teacher Leadership Development Summit! See the flyer below for details.

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Parents, just a heads' up that Fall picture retakes are next Tuesday. If your Bearcub did not get a chance to have their picture taken earlier this fall, October 16th is their chance!

Also, don't forget, your Bearcubs have the chance this Friday to attend the 2nd annual Bearcub Bash! This event is put on by the PTO, and is guaranteed to be a great time! Tickets are on sale during lunches all week; see the PTO section below for more details!

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Teacher of the Week

Meagan Solomon

I am nominating Meagan Solomon for the awesome work she is doing in differentiation by implementing Level-ups this year, and for reaching out to me to start developing cross curricular activities between reading and social studies!

From Mr. Massey

From the PTO President

Hi parents! In case you missed it, we held a ‘virtual PTO meeting’ at Open House, but we did have some technical difficulties, so many of you did not get a chance to see it. Here are the highlights:

  • New this year: register to follow our account on Remind so you can stay updated on events around school and ways to be involved: text @klebpt to 81010

  • Please join the PTO! Your $10 membership ($5 for faculty/staff) makes a BIG difference in our ability to fund our giving projects, AND it gives us the ability to include you on email votes to help us decide on fundraisers and how we will use our money to best benefit the school and students. Help us hear your voice by joining PTO – envelopes are in the front office, or check your kiddo’s backpack to see if one is swimming around in there from the second week of school ;) Remember, PTO Membership doesn’t come with any expectations from you, aside from replying to a vote. Of course we’re happy to have you as a volunteer if you’re willing and able, but it isn’t a requirement for membership.

  • Speaking of voting, we expect to send out our first general vote by email to PTO members before the end of the month. We will need to confirm our annual budget and our plan for this year’s giving project – make sure you’re on the list!

  • Our first event is coming up October 12 – it’s Bearcub Bash time! We will be selling wristbands at lunches the week of Oct 9-12 – they will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Wristbands will give your student entrance & access to all of the activities, as well as “Bash Cash” that they can use to get food, drinks, and snacks inside. This event is our first fundraiser and we need people to help with the planning committee as well as with decorations and chaperoning/working game stations the night of the event – PLEASE let us know if you can pitch in!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions/suggestions or if you would like to get involved/volunteer. You can drop notes in the blue mailbox in the front office, or message me through Remind. Thanks – looking forward to a successful year!

Rebecca Strong

Amy Smith - PHS Teacher/Cheer Coach

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"If Your Actions Inspire Others To Dream More, Learn More, Do More and Become More, You Are a Leader" John Quincy Adams

Where did you grow up?

Houston, near Pearland

How many years have you been in education?


Where did you go to school?

Dobie High school, San Jacinto College, Sam Houston State University

What is your favorite family tradition?

As a child, my parents owned a home in Arkansas and we traveled there many times a year. They have since sold that home, but my family and I still go there once a year to take in the beauty of the Ozark mountains and swim in the lakes. It has now become a family tradition.

What is one thing that you wish everyone knew about you that they probably don't?

It took me 14 years to graduate college and I did it with Dean's list and President's honors list. As a busy Mom, small business owner and the wife of a man who works nights, it wasn't easy, but I did it. Aside from my family, that is my biggest accomplishment.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be, and why?

Special K Fruit and Yogurt. I've got all sorts of things going on in my life, but somehow I manage to get it all together and everything comes out great!

If you could switch places with any one person for a day, who would it be, and why?

My Dad. He has fought 5 different types of cancer and is currently battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I would gladly switch places with him so he could have one day without worry, fear, and pain.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?

1) Attend all of my children's weddings.
2) Buy a pontoon boat that has the 2nd deck and a slide
3) Travel to Paris to see the Eiffel tower and order a meal in French.

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Attendance Counts

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.

Attendance Information in the Klein Handbook

This Year's School Calendar

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Have a great week, Bearcubs!

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