From The Admin Team 12/1/2020

Bernice Kiker Elementary School

Welcome Back

Upcoming Events

12/1 Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken

12/10 Spirit night at Craig-O's

12/14 - 12/18 Dress up days

12/18 End of the first semester for students

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December Birthdays

December

3 – Amy McGovern

12 – Lupe Rocha

13 – Alma Chapa Moore

16 – Jenny Badell

18 – Jessica Boone

26 – Steve Hemmeline

27 – Dionne Heller

Get to Know the Staff: Each week we will feature a few staff members and their "I Am Kiker" poem.

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Announcing Ms. Duncan's Retirement

One of our awesome art teachers, Ms. Duncan, has announced her retirement as of December, 2020. We thank her for her years of service and wish her well on her next adventures. AISD's Department of Fine Arts is partnering with Kiker Admin team to interview and hire for the spring semester.


A substitute will be in place as of December 3. Be on the lookout for a new Zoom link for Ms. Duncan's art classes as of 12/3.

For 5th Grade Families: New Academies at Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy

Sadler Means Young Women's is launching a new Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Academy and Dual Language Program. Please share the following information with your 5th/6th-grade student families and counselors.

Sadler Means is excited to provide our future parents, students, and community members with opportunities to engage with our school leaders to learn about our Advanced Academics, Dual Language program, Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Academy (M.V.P). We will be holding fall virtual informational sessions on December 8th for prospective students and families to share specific details about our application process, district-wide transportation, and distinctive programming. Click here to register for an informational session. Check out our video links to learn more about our vibrant school community before your informative session. Sadler Means Highlights and Sadler Means Informational Video . Please use the information below to receive more information about the specific programs: Media, Visual, and Performing Arts (M.V.P) Academy Natasha.Bedford@austinisd.org Dual Language Patti.Estep@austinisd.org Advanced Academics Devon.George@austinisd.org

For 5th Grade Families: Recording of Meeting and Information from Kealing Magnet Middle School

Thank you SO much for your help in getting your students to participate in our magnet presentations! Here is a copy the slideshow that was presented in case families didn’t get a chance to save it (has links to our websites and registering for upcoming events). Here is also a copy of a recording of the presentation in case families missed the live session.

· Presentation Slideshow: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pI_qh8xnTiseN2a2IReuhONWa5FVeDpG/view?usp=sharing

· Video Recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fpTk5g8haUH2l2Zp8BRiXy9J8ertxPI3/view

Kealing has Parent Information Nights coming up NEXT WEEK!!! Here is a flyer for our parent info nights and showcase coming up Dec 9! We will have many different students representing all corners of Austin at the events for parents and prospective students to ask questions. Registration links are provided in the flyer. They will need an email address – an automated message will be sent to this them with a zoom link.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/153gbr8yQrZidjm8TapCLmw-IIz80wDud/view?usp=sharing

Bernice Kiker Elementary Administration Team

Cory Matheny - Principal

Alma Chapa Moore - Assistant Principal

Kelly Meyer - Assistant Principal