Panther Proclamation

Week of January 18, 2020

Kyle Elementary School

Karen Lucita, Principal (

Linda Garcia, Assistant Principal (

Judith Martinez, Counselor (

Kristal Mathews, Nurse


Front Office Hours: 7:00 am-3:30 pm

Student Day: 7:30 am-3:15 pm

Campus closed to visitors

Please call (512) 268-3311 for assistance

Campus Vision

At Kyle Elementary, we believe building relationships in a safe environment encourages student engagement, impacts campus morale, and inspires student achievement.

From Mrs. Lucita

Dear KES Families,

Monday, January 18th is a student and staff holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will see all our Panthers on Tuesday, January 19th. This week we will have our campus spelling bee on Wednesday, January 20th. This event will be broadcast through the Kyle Elementary School Facebook Live. Congratulations to all our classroom winners. We cannot wait to see you all shine on Wednesday!

Last week we had a rare sight of real snow! We will make up the snow day minutes on Monday, February 15th (Original a student holiday). All students will be asynchronous that day. This means that Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th will both be virtual learning for all students. If you need your student to be on campus on either or both days, don't forget to complete the Family Intention Form that will open on February 1st. The form will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 5th.

3rd Nine Weeks (2/1/21-4/1/21) Commitment Form - Due January 22, 2021
Parents/Guardians will need to go into the Parent Portal and make a learning preference for your child for the 3rd Nine Weeks (2/1/21 - 4/1/21). The deadline to make this choice is January 22, 2021. We use the commitment form to make decisions on staff and student placements. Please know that student classes might change as students shift from one learning environment to another.

Please continue to be watchful of you and your children for COVID symptoms. As we saw during the weeks after Thanksgiving, there was an increase of COVID positive cases. We will continue with hand washing, sanitizing, and the wearing of face masks to help limit the spread of COVID. If you have any symptoms, please stay home and get tested. Remember to email Nurse Kristal Mathews at if any one in the household or your child have symptoms or are tested.

In Partnership,

Karen Lucita, Principal

#KyleESRocks! #PanthasticYear

Be Good. Be Kind. Love Others.

Happening This Week!

Week 1/18-1/22


  • MLK Day - Student and Staff Holiday


  • Virtual Library Pick up 8-9 and 11:30-12:30


  • KES Spelling Bee - Facebook Live



  • 3rd nine Weeks Instructional Commitment Form due in Parent Portal
  • KES SPIRIT Day! Wear your HOUSE SHIRT or HOUSE Colors - HOUSE POINT for all who participate (In Person and Virtual). Special Treat will be given to class with the highest participation! Help your teacher win a 30 minute break!

Saturn V - Process and Dates

KES is home to one of four Saturn V - STEM programs in Hays CISD for 4th and 5th grade students. Students who are accepted into the program will be placed in a Saturn V classroom and exposed to different STEM activities from team building, to engineering challenges, and various projects centered around STEM.

2021-2022 Hays CISD Saturn V Timeline (Dates subject to change)

January 11th - Application Opens
February 4th - Parent Meeting Via Zoom @ 6:00 pm
February 19th - Application closes

More information will be available online on January 11th

Girlstart - 4th and 5th Grade Girls

We invite your daughter to join Girlstart After School!

Girlstart After School is a program for girls to be brave, creative, and curious as they engage in fun, hands-on STEM activities, explore different careers, and get inspired by women in STEM from wherever they are this spring.

Check out this video to get excited about Girlstart After School this spring!

The Girlstart After School Experience Includes:

  • A kit with all hands-on activity materials, a comprehensive engineering journal, and Girlstart goodies.
  • 10 weekly 1 hour and 15 minute secure Zoom calls for your daughter to connect with friends and Girlstart program leaders.
  • Recorded videos to support lessons, available for your daughter to view at any time.

Zoom Club Call Time for Kyle/Negley
Every Wednesday at 3:45-5:00pm
Starting: Wednesday, February 3rd
No Club: Wednesday, March 17th
No Club: Wednesday, April 7th
Last day: Wednesday, April 21th

Please use the link below to complete your daughter’s application by January 17th. Limited spaces available, so apply today! Confirmations including parking lot pick up information will be sent out by January 22nd.

Girlstart After School Application in English:

Aplicación para Girlstart After School en Español:

If you have any questions, please contact Aisha Musa, at or 737-263-4533.

Notes from Nurse Mathews

Kyle Elementary School Parents,

First of all I want to say Happy New Year and here's to a much better 2021! Thank you all for the kindness and patience you've shown to us as we continue to navigate uncharted waters. We would like to share some information regarding our district policies/protocols regarding COVID testing and our efforts to keep all of our families as safe as possible.

If ANYONE in your household gets a test for COVID, please do the following:

● Keep all students home until you get results

● Notify the nurse at your students campus ASAP

● This applies to all your students on any/all campuses I will then track this and follow up with you to ensure when it is safe for your student to be back on campus.

Please note to return to campus you must speak with the school nurse. *PLEASE keep your student home if they, OR anyone in the household is having COVID-like symptoms such as: Change in baseline of how you feel “normally”

Loss of taste or smell,

Fever, headache

Muscle aches/cramping,


Sore throat

Dry cough


Nausea and or vomiting


Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns.

Thank you and be safe and well!

Kristal Mathews, RN KES Nurse

512-268-4488 (Direct line to nurse office)


Did you know when you fill out the meal application, it could help our school? The completed applications help us qualify for additional funds.

We use these funds for staff positions and student materials.

We ask that EVERYONE please complete the application. Meal Application Web Site

Houses in Order of Points!

Color (Name, Animal, Character Trait, Mindset)WAY to GO BLUE Team for taking the lead! Who will be in 1st place at the end of this week

  • Blue House (Sollicitus, Dolphin, Diligent, Passion First)
  • Green House (Constantia, Bear, Perseverance, Everything is Possible)
  • Red House (Probitas, Eagle, Integrity, 100% Accountable)
  • Gray House (Fortitudo, Elk, Courage, The Time is Now)
  • Yellow House (Alere, Wolf, Caring, Live to Give)
  • Purple House (Unitatis, Horse, Unity, We are Connected)
  • Orange House (Adgenius, Lion, Loyalty, Attitude of Gratitude)

Friday, January 22nd - KES SPIRIT Day! Wear your HOUSE SHIRT or HOUSE Colors - HOUSE POINT for all who participate (In Person and Virtual). Special Treat will be given to class with the highest participation! Help your teacher win a 30 minute break!

House SPOTLIGHT Week - FB Announcements

Red Week of 1/25/21

Orange Week of 2/1/21

Yellow Week of 2/8/21

None Week of 2/15/21

Green Week of 2/22/21

Blue Week of 3/1/21

Purple Week of 3/8/21

Gray Week of 3/22/21

Library News - In Person and Virtual Learners

Click on LINKS for January Library Newsletter

Virtual Library Checkout: None this week - don't forget to reserve books online!

From Coach Cat!

Hi Panther parents! We are excited to announce that we are starting Marathon Kids as part of our PE program!! This is a free program that will encourage you and your student to get active and have fun running together. Our goal is to run the distance of 2 or more full marathons this year, and with your help I know we can crush this goal! Please click on the following link to register in order to track your students’ progress and to log mileage run at home. We will begin running this week.

Sign Up link:

The sign up link and dashboard to track progress does not seem compatible with some phones and devices, so if you are having trouble, try it on a computer.

If you have any questions,

please email or

call 512-268-3311 ext. 47574

Coach Cat (Carolyn Ramirez-Jobson)

KES Admin Team

Click on the links to our Virtual Offices!

Mrs. Lucita, Principal

Mrs. Garcia, Assistant Principal

Ms. Martinez - KES School Counselor

Check out my virtual office here! If you need any assistance, please complete the forms on last slide in my virtual office - also linked below






PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Pay Pal Link


Choose District: Hays CISD

PTA: Kyle Elementary School

** Membership helps our students and teachers! Thank you in advance for joining!!

We need your help to make this year a success. Please contact Kathy Martinez @

  • Hospitality Provides back to school and Teacher Appreciation events. Coordinating food/item donations; securing volunteers to serve/clean up.
  • Volunteer Coordinator Recruit and coordinate KES parent/guardian and community involvement.
  • Parliamentarian Will advise the presiding officer on parliamentary procedure.

Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated!


PLEASE make sure your students SMART TAG lanyard is on their backpack.


Interested in Being a Guest (Substitute) Teacher for the 20-21 school year?

To apply go to:

For more information visit:

Primary Purpose:

A substitute "guest" teacher is responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.



Minimum 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university required


An honorable military discharge from full active duty in Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard;


Holds standard Texas certification

KES Cafeteria

SNACKS available for purchase

Chips, Gold Fish and Cheez its

Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. in Cafeteria and Kimbro


Wednesday in Cafeteria and Kimbro


Monday/Tuesday - Students who eat in the cafeteria (PK-KG-1st-2nd Grades)

Thursday/Friday - Students who eat in the Kimbro (3rd, 4th. 5th Grades)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and KES Houses

At KES we use a school wide House System. Each staff and student is a member of a House that represents a 7 Mindset and Character Trait. All new students and staff will learn which house they will join during the 1st week of school!

Each month we will focus on a Mindset and Character Trait.

September = Introduction and Review of 7 Mindsets
October = 100% Accountable
November = Attitude of Gratitude
December = Live to Give
January = Everything is Possible
February = Passion First
March = We are Connected
April = The Time is Now
May/June = Review 7 Mindsets

if you wish to purchase House shirts, please use the following link. All new to KES students will receive a House shirt.

Need KES Apparel?

A local company is offering KES apparel. You can order and pay online with Block Screen Printing. KES will not be able to accept orders or money for the items. Use the link to order and pay for items.

Other ways to contact them

The Block Screen Printing

Wright this Minute - Jan. 14

Future Happenings!

(All Dates are Subject to Change)

Week 1/25-1/29






  • End of 2nd Nine weeks

2nd Semester Starts


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 2/12 & 2/15 form OPENS
  • American Heart Association - Kids Heart Challenge starts until March 12th.
  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 2/12 form Due
  • Asynchronous learning (Virtual learning for all students)
  • ***NEW*** Student Asynchronous Day (Snow day make up minutes) / Staff Professional Development


  • Virtual Family Night - Details Coming Soon


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 3/12 form OPENS


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 3/12 form due


  • Asynchronous learning (Virtual learning for all students)

  • Last Day for Kids Heart Challenge - American Heart Association


  • Spring Break!


  • 4th nine Weeks Instructional Commitment Form due in Parent Portal


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 4/16 form OPENS


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 4/16 form due


  • Asynchronous learning (Virtual learning for all students)


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 5/14 form OPENS


  • On Campus Virtual Learning for 5/14 form due


  • Asynchronous learning (Virtual learning for all students)