From The Admin Team 5/4/2021
May the 4th Be With You! Bernice Kiker Elementary School
1-14 Online Book Fair
10 - 21 EOY Map Growth Window for Reading and Math K-2
11 - Rising Kindergarten parent session - see flyer below
11 - Grades 3, 4, 5: STAAR Math
12 - Grades 3, 4, 5: STAAR Reading
13 - Grade 5: STAAR Science and Make up day for all grades
14 - STAAR Make up day #2 for all grades
26 - High School Senior Walk - 1:00 - 2:00 on the Blacktop
31 - No School / Memorial Day
3 - Last Day for Students
4 - Staff Day
Info For 2021-2022 Kindergarten Families
Online Registration for 2021-2022 is now open!
Please log into your family portal account at AISD Parent Portal to register/update your student's information for next school year. Please check the boxes carefully for yearbook permission or for photographs and for campus messages. It is so important to our campus that we get everyone to complete online registration so we can keep and maintain our amazing staff!
For our incoming Kindergarten students, please bring copies of your student's birth certificate, immunization record, current utility bill, and your driver's license. Please call the Kiker Office at 512-414-2584 if you have any questions.
Online Book Fair May 1 - 14
You will find fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, picture books, easy readers, Dog Man, Baby-sitters Club, I survived, Harry Potter and much more! Shopping is online and all items purchased ship right to your home. Let’s get ready for summer reading with our Scholastic Book Fair!
Dr. Bruce Perry, Community Event
Please join us on Monday, May 10 (NEW DATE) at 4:30 pm as Austin Ed Fund hosts an engaging virtual event featuring Dr. Bruce Perry, a renowned brain scientist, and trauma expert. Learn about how the traumatic events of the last year affect the functioning of a child’s brain and how you can help foster communities of healing for a strong future generation.
This is a public event hosted through Zoom that is open to the entire community. Registration is FREE, and it will also be accessible through AISD.TV and Facebook Live. Feel free to share with your family, friends, and community!
To learn more about Dr. Perry’s work, check out his series on COVID-19 stress, distress and trauma. For more information or questions about the event, please contact email@example.com.
Returning to in-person learning?
arrival and dismissal procedures
Click here. As a reminder, please alternate entering the circle drive, one car from each direction at a time.
How to find your classroom
All AISD campuses are open for learning both in-person and remote. If you are planning to return to in-person learning, please send an email to your child's teacher and include both Ms. Chapa Moore and Ms. Matheny. We typically need a couple days to prepare the room and to get you all the information needed for a smooth transition.
arrival and dismissal procedures
What will next school year look like?
At this time, Austin ISD is awaiting information on the 2021-2022 school year requirements from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We know that on-campus learning will be an option available to families next year, just as it is this year. AISD safety protocols will align with the Center for Disease Control and Austin Public Health. The previously mentioned hybrid/remote option for 2021-2022 is not yet clarified. Read Article Here
We realize you’re eager for information, and we will communicate more with our families when we receive guidance from TEA.
Technology for 2021-2022
Our current second graders will be 2021-2022 third graders. These students will turn in iPads and get issued a Chromebook in August.
iPads will be available to incoming PK thru 2nd graders for each elementary school at the start of the new school year.
Kiker After School Activities and Summer Camps!
Did you know our Comets have a variety of after school activities and summer camps to participate in?
For a full listing, please visit our website to learn more and see the wonderful variety of classes and programs! https://kikerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/after+school+programs
*The listing is updated as information is made available. Vendors are approved with Administration and offer programs for a fee. Please contact the vendors directly for questions and additional information, not the Kiker office.
Austin High School Basketball Camp
When June 28 – July 1
Where Small Middle School gym
Who Boys and Girls entering 3rd – 5th grades 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Boys and Girls entering 6th – 9th grades 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost $100 per camper
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game. Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head boys basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided. Students will need to bring their own water bottle.
and pay at https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com/ (search for Austin High Basketball Camp)
Get to Know the Staff: Each week we will feature a few staff members and their "I Am Kiker" poem.
FROM THE PTA
Engraved Paver Fundraiser
Kiker PTA is offering engraved paving stones to help honor those special Comets in your life, be it a special student, family member, teacher or staff member. For $35, you can have a paver engraved and installed around the granite star at the entrance to Kiker. Orders will be collected until May 21st. Click the form below for more details or to order your paver.
3- Patty Candelaria
7 – Zonia Smith
9 – Emma Sullivan and Andrea Bredl
10- Lisa Adams
12 – Abby Willie
13 – Denise Tharp and Laura Davis
14- Carolyn McKaskle and Tracy Cardenas