From The Admin Team 5/4/2021

May the 4th Be With You! Bernice Kiker Elementary School

Upcoming Events


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

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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.

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Online Book Fair May 1 - 14

Have you been to our Kiker Book Fair? It is happening now and online this year. Go to the Library Blend to get all the information you need in one place. Shopping, Fliers, videos, Classroom Wish Lists and more. Log in to, click on Blend. Then click on the Kiker Elementary Virtual Library Blend course. Have fun exploring new books to read!

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
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Returning to in-person learning?

We created the videos below at the beginning of the year to help our Comets. Since new families are moving into our community and others are switching from remote learning to in-person learning, we wanted to share them again.

Mask Reminder

The whole campus is a 'mask zone.' Please show your support of our campus expectations by wearing your mask when on campus for drop off and pick up.
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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.

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2021-2022 Voyager

Interested in Voyager for the 2021-2022 school year? Register here:

Summer Planning

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!

*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.

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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.

Sign up online at

and pay at (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.

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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.

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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

Bernice Kiker Elementary Administration Team

Cory Matheny - Principal

Alma Chapa Moore - Assistant Principal

Kelly Meyer - Assistant Principal