The Knights' News


Upcoming Events

5/17 - Talent Show 9:00am-10:00am

5/18 - Challenge Lab Showcase 5:00pm-6:30pm

5/20 - Field Day/Wellness Day

5/25 - Classroom Parties

5/26 - Student Early Release/Last day of School

Last Day of School is an Early Release Day!

The last day of school is on Thursday, May 26th, and it is an early release day. Elementary students will be released at 11:35am with Middle and High School students letting out at 12:35pm.

If your student rides the bus, please see the graphic below with estimated drop off times on the last day of school.

Pre-K Early Release Schedule:

Mid-Day Sessions: 7:25-9:35; 9:25-11:35

AM - 7:25-9:35

PM 9:25-11:35

Full Day 7:25-11:35


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Summer Meal Program

The Statewide Summer Meals program starts on June 1st.

The program helps children continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost.

To find a nearby meal site:

-Call 211

-Text FOOD to 304-304


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Counselor’s Corner

Happy Spring KES families! It’s hard to believe we are in the last nine weeks of the school year! Our social emotional skill for the last nine weeks is relationship skills. We define that as a child’s consistent performance of socially acceptable actions that promote and maintain positive connections with others.

Modeling relationship skills can be an important part of the learning process for children. Some things that you can do to demonstrate relationship skills for your child include: Complimenting (them and others), showing appreciation, greeting people warmly, using manners, showing good sportsmanship, expressing concern, showing empathy and doing kind things for others. In addition to watching you model these behaviors, be sure to give them plenty of praise when they are engaging in these positive relationship building behaviors.

There are also several great books that you might share with your children as well that address relationship skills, here’s just a few examples: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, Making Friends is an Art by Julia Cook, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth and Swimmy by Leo Leonni. Playing games can be a good exercise in building relationship skills as well. Things like taking turns, using manners, being a good sport are all important components in relationship skills!

Remember that social emotional skills are just that…skills! The more opportunities your child has to practice, the more comfortable and confident they will be in building these lifelong skills!

Transportation Changes

If your child is typically a car rider, on the rare occasion that they may need to go home on the bus or with a friend BISD transportation department must approve the change in advance. Once the change has been approved please communicate that to the front office.

When calling campus for a transportation change ensure to reach out before 2:30, after this time we cannot guarantee that messages will make it to classrooms during dismissal.

Lost and Found

Your stuff misses you! Be sure to check the lost and found for any misplaced items.
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KES Yearbook

Secure your copy of the 2021-2022 Kendall Elementary School Yearbook at the following link:

**Please be sure to order your yearbook as soon as possible, quantities are limited.**

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Birthday Treats

We are excited to celebrate student birthdays again at school this year. Treats must be store-bought and individually wrapped, if possible, or in the original package. All edible items MUST have an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.

It is best to have all treats delivered to the main office by your child's lunchtime so they can be enjoyed during the afternoon. Please connect with your child's homeroom teacher, in advance, to confirm arrangements.

Great 8 Social/Emotional Learning Skills

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Have you been thinking about new ways to engage your child in dinnertime conversation? How about asking them to share what they've learned in Morning Meeting? During the 3rd grading cycle, students are focusing on the following character skills throughout the day:

  • Goal-Directed Behavior
  • Decision-Making
  • Perseverance
  • Service
Click here to learn more about the district's Great 8 SEL Skills.

BISD -2022 COVID Protocols

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