"A Uknighted Team"
The Kendall Elementary School community works collaboratively to empower our students to develop the skills and character needed to become responsible, productive citizens and dedicated learners.
Knowledge - empowering students to be life-long learners
Network - linking home, school, and community
Individuals - meeting the needs of every student
Growth - building healthy minds and bodies
High Expectations - striving for academic excellence for all
Technology - developing skills necessary to compete in the 21st century
Safe environment - providing a nurturing environment for teaching and learning
News from the Principal
Greetings Knight Families,
It was a fast and furious 3 full days! We hope that you all enjoyed the extended Fall Break with your families. The weather has continued to feel like fall and has been so refreshing.
We Need You!- Our PTO is planning for a great RTG this year. Some of the immediate things that you can do to help us include:
* Each classroom needs 2-3 parents to help the class during the day for RTG. This includes monitoring students while outdoors, helping order food items, etc.
* Large ice chests to use for the day. Feel free to drop these off in the front office labeled with your name so that we can ensure it is returned.
*Classroom snack item donations
Next week our 5th grade students will be attending BOA. We appreciate all of the parent support to make this event memorable.
Red Ribbon Week kicks off on October 23rd! Be part of the fun and participate in the dress up days to show your support.
Go Greyhounds! Go Chargers! Go Knights!
Have a great weekend!
Link to KES website: Kendall Elementary / Homepage (boerneisd.net)
Lunch Update IMPORTANT
Please do not sit at the front tables as they are designated for students and used by our students every day.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
October: National Principal's Month
October: Fire Prevention Month
October 18-27: Book Character Pumpkins KES Library
October 22: BOA Camp Loading 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm KES Cafeteria
October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week
October 23-25: 5th Grade BOA
October 23: Fall Individual Picture Retakes
October 27: Character Book Parade 8:30 am - 9:30 am KES
October 31: October 31: Halloween themed or orange and black shirts (no costumes)
November1: College, Career, and Military Readiness Day wear their favorite college, career, or military shirt to school
November 2: "Pirates! 2" 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm KES Cafeteria
November 3: RTG KES Campus
November 7: Math Interim 3rd - 5th Grade
November 8: Reading Interim 3rd - 5th Grade
November 10: Veterans Day Program 9:00 am - 10:00 am KES Campus Outside
Our campus goal is 97% or above each week! Help us reach our goal by attending school everyday.
Red Ribbon Week is Monday, October 23rd-Friday, October 27th. The daily dress up theme is:
Monday- Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite Jersey or Kendall Spirit Shirt
Tuesday- Sock it to Drugs- Wear Funky Socks
Wednesday- Give Drugs the Boot- Western Wear/Cowboy Boots
Thursday- Too Bright for Drugs- Wear Neon Colors & Sunglasses
Friday- Book Character Day- Wear your book character costume to participate in the character parade
Gifted and Talented Referral window will open on November 15th. Parents of students in grades 1-5: be on the lookout for an email from Boerne ISD/Cindy Bills (Director of Advanced Academics) for your opportunity to refer your student to be evaluated for the Boerne ISD Gifted and Talented program. Parents of kindergarten students: all kindergarten students will be screened for the gifted and talented program. For further information, please visit the Boerne ISD Advanced Academic’s website.
The next College, Career, and Military Readiness Day will be on Wednesday, November 1st. We encourage all students to wear their favorite college, career, or military shirt to school.
Knights on Duty
Knights on Duty is an organization consisting of Kendall Elementary School parents who want to be a positive influence to students and who are committed to supporting a safe and secure learning environment.
Knights on duty sign up for a three-hour shift in the morning or afternoon. During the shift, a knight may conduct perimeter checks, monitor campus activity including lunch/recess, sign up for a classroom visit, or fulfill other duties. The goal is to be watchful for suspicious activity on/around campus and to be a positive role model to students.
The Knight’s on Duty program exists under the authority of Kendall Elementary School. All knights on duty must follow Boerne Independent School District policy and state law. The program is managed by the school resource officer.
Knights on duty will check in at the front desk. Each knight will be issued a lanyard and tag for identification, a radio for communication with staff, and an access card to get into the building. The knight will be briefed by the school resource officer on any campus activities or needs occurring during the knight’s shift.
Knights on duty are encouraged to be positive role models to students. This can happen a variety of ways including engagement during extracurricular activities or in student classrooms. In order to be respectful of the campus learning environment, classroom visits should be scheduled with teachers before the knight’s shift. A knight should refrain from joining a class or extracurricular activity without communicating with the faculty member in charge. All disciplinary issues are to be handled by faculty members only. If a disciplinary issue is observed, it should be promptly reported to a faculty member or the school resource officer. Report any emergency immediately. It is better to report a suspicious circumstance, accident, or disciplinary issue immediately than to ignore or put off the issue and take the chance that it will develop into a more severe problem.
If you would like to volunteer to be extra eyes and ears on campus, the first step is to ensure you have an up-to-date background check. You can start that process here: https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/11632
Once this is completed, please reach out to Officer James Russell email@example.com
We are entering the holiday season, and Halloween will soon be here. Many families will participate in common festivities such as trick or treating, and it’s important to be safe so everyone can fully enjoy the events. If you plan to go trick or treating with your family, attend neighborhood parties, or go to community events, be aware of environmental factors such as vehicular/pedestrian traffic and amount of lighting available. I have listed a few safety tips below.
· Ensure your child knows their name, address, and parent/guardian phone number. If your child is unable to remember this information, write it on a card and attach it to their costume. At nighttime when there isn’t much light available and when there are many people walking along the streets, children can easily get lost.
· Travel in groups. In case of emergency, help is available if you are with a group. There is less chance of getting lost. People with bad intentions are less likely to target groups of people than they are individuals.
· Watch for cars. The Texas Transportation Code regulates vehicle and pedestrian travel on public roadways; however, accidents happen. In cases of vehicle/pedestrian accidents, the pedestrian is the one who suffers. Even if you have the right of way to cross a roadway, make the effort to check if there are any vehicles headed your way and verify, they see you before you cross the road. Don’t walk between parked cars or behind cars which may begin moving soon.
· Bring appropriate equipment. Carry your cell phone so you can communicate any problems or emergencies. Carry a flashlight at night. Many areas around the city are lit, but power outages and emergencies do happen. Consider bringing jackets or raincoats depending on the weather. It may be inconvenient, but being unprepared can make an event miserable.
· Check candy. If you or your children receive candy on Halloween, verify it is properly wrapped before you eat it. Do NOT eat homemade candy.
· Children should not accept rides from strangers or enter strangers’ homes. Ensure your children know that there are many good people in this world, but that there are also those with bad intentions. If a stranger invites a child into their house or car, it should raise some concerns. Your child needs to be capable of responding to these potential situations, or you should walk with your child.
I hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season. Call the Boerne Police Department dispatch at 911 in case of emergency. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please follow up with me or any other officer at the Boerne Police Department.
Officer James Russell
Thank you all for making Kendall GREAT! Enjoy your weekend!
-Your Kendall PTO