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As summer winds down and the back-to-school rush picks up, parents might find themselves anxious for the return of the school year routine. The end of summer might be filled with back to school shopping and last minute errands. But parents should take the opportunity to savor the last bit of summer and check out these last week of summer activities!

Play in the water

Whether it’s a pool, a lake, the sprinkler on the lawn or simply a hose turned on high- enjoy your last few days of summer by getting wet with your little one. When you play with your little one, you show them a silly side of yourself that they may not be used to seeing. And, when you play in the water, you’re giving them summer memories they’ll look back on for years to come.

Create something

Whether it’s a fort in the park, a collage on construction paper, or a new meal, creating something with your kiddo will foster both their curiosity about the world and your relationship. Take the time that summer offers to create with your little one.

Rest together

The school year will likely bring new joys, new challenges and new opportunities for growth. Before the rush of newness starts, take the tail end of summer to rest with your child. Many parents try to get things done while their child naps. However, during the last days of summer, consider lying down next to them and savoring their smallness. If your little one doesn’t nap anymore, slow down together by reading quietly as the afternoon wanes, watching clouds as they move across the sky, or snuggling up for an extra long bedtime story.

Learn something new

While kids usually hit the books during the school year, the summer is a perfect time to learn. Ask your child what they’re interested in and commit to helping them learn more. Look into local museums, head to the library or do your own research at home. When you commit to following your child’s interests and helping them grow, you become their greatest supporter!

Go on a date

Nothing says “I love you” like one-on-one time. If you’re able, use the last days of summer to take your child out on the town for a special one-on-one date. Maybe it’s a meal at their favorite restaurant or an afternoon talking and getting ice cream. Let your child know how special they are before the school year begins. It will boost their confidence for all that will come next!

-Julia Pelly

Head on out and embrace the last full memories of this Summer!

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Meet the Teacher!

Thursday, Aug. 15th, 4:30-6pm

1798 Texas 173

Bandera, TX

Mark your calendars and join us for our Meet the Teacher night! Bring your child's school supplies or pick up your purchased supply box from PTO in your child's homeroom classroom! Can't wait to kick off our 19/20 school year!

1st Day of School!

Monday, Aug. 19th, 7:30am

1798 Texas 173

Bandera, TX

It is finally here! The first day of the 19/20 School Year! Tardy bell rings at 7:55am this year!
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We are pleased to announce our 19/20 Alkek Admin Team:

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Ms. Dixie Moseley- Principal

Dr. Jason Lenz- Vice Principal

Mrs. Lisa Holdbrook-Counselor


Is your Bulldog Prepared for the First Day?

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Find your Bus Stop Information!

Click Here to find your Bus Stop Information! All school bus routes for the 19/20 school year will be new, as well as the bus numbers! For any questions, please contact our transportation office!

Lunch Menu & Lunch Money Now!

Access our Lunch Menu and use the Lunch Money Now service to load your child's lunch account!

Click here!


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Stay Connected with Alkek!

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Join our Alkek PTO Today!

Meet our 2019/2020 Executive Board Members!
President: Tiffany Hayes
Vice President: Ashely Wallace
Treasurer: Johnette McWhorter
Secretary: Autumn Branscome

Follow us on instagram! @alkekpto

Our goal as a PTO is to bring the teachers and parents together in order to create a better school for our children and to help the children have a better education. We do this mostly by creating fundraisers throughout the year and working countless hours for our students and yours. Everything done by the PTO is given back to the kids of Alkek.

Please let us know if you are a new parent to Alkek or a parent with a child from Pre-K through 5th grade and you would like to be a part of our organization. If you have any questions please contact us.


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