First Week of School
Kramer PTA August 2018 - English Version
Yes, it is the first week of school!
We have several updates, so here goes! Don't forget the school calendar is here. You can pick one up at Boo Hoos and Yahoos tomorrow morning, the front office or at Colt Orientation.
August 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
August 20 After Drop Off until 8 am Boo Hoos and Yahoos Parent Coffee Kramer Learning Lab (the portable next to the Cafeteria)
August 21 New Carpool Procedures Begin
August 21 Colt Folders go home today
August 24 Kona Ice Truck 3:00 pm near the Playground
August 24 Spirit Shop on the Playground 3:00pm
August 28 Carnival Meeting 6 pm
August 30 Colt Parent Orientation 5-7:30 pm
September 3 Labor Day NO SCHOOL
September 11 Spirit Day at Shake Shack
September 13 Immersion Meeting 6 pm
September 20 North Texas Giving Day
September 21 PTA Back to School/Movie Night 7 pm
September 26 Coffee with the Principal 7:30 am-8:30 am
September 27 Hispanic Heritage Night 6 pm
Student Handbook 2018-2019
1. Boo Hoos and Yahoos Parent Breakfast, August 20th Bianca Noble is organizing this event for us and has asked for help to set up, bring food or take down. If you have any questions email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Morning Carpool Helpers/Dads and Doors August 21-September 7 Kramer can use your help with morning carpool. Volunteers will help keep the carpool line running smoothly, open car doors and direct children to the front entrance. Shifts are from 7:15am to 7:50am each day.
3. Auditorium Helpers August 21-24. Let's help our littlest Kramer Colts in the auditorium during their first week of school. Volunteers will be stationed at the front entrance to help the PreK, Kinder and 1st Graders find their classroom spot in the auditorium. Shifts are 7:15am - 7:40am. Volunteers are limited to parents of 1st - 5th graders. We also ask that you be VOLY cleared for the 2018-2019 school year. VOLY instructions can be found at dallasisd.voly.org. Sign Up link is below
First Day of School and Boo Hoos and Yahoos Parent Breakfast
Welcome 2018-2019 School Year! This morning you can walk your child into the school beginning at 7:15 am. For the FIRST DAY only, parents are welcome to come inside the building and wait with their child in their waiting area: PK-1st in the auditorium, 2nd-4th in the gym, and 5th grade in the cafeteria. The teachers will pick up the students at 7:35 am to take them to their classroom. You area welcome to escort your child to the classroom. Parents are invited to attend our BooHoo/YaHoos breakfast in the Learning Lab at this time (more details below), or otherwise exit the campus, so our students can begin the new school year!
After drop off, join us in the Learning Lab, the portable building next to the cafeteria for coffee and pastries. You maybe team Boo Hoo or team Yahoo or maybe a combination of both but join us, we would love to see you. We ask that you do not exit the campus through the building. No one will be allow back into the school building. Thank you for making the first day of school a great one for our students.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
7:15-7:45 am Drop Off
First day of carpool! The new carpool procedures will begin on August 21 at 7:15 am. Carpool will be open until 7:45 am when the tardy bell rings. The new procedures streamline drop off to one location, the front of the school. We ask that you "drop and go" in the carpool line, the driver cannot exit the car. Or you can also walk your child to the front door, please park along St. Judes or Tunica and walk your child to the front door. The PreK/Kinder door will not be open for drop off. If you arrive after 7:45am you will need to park and walk your child to the front door.
Take a look at our carpool video for more details.
3:00 pm Pick Up
All the students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm. Those who ride the bus, or are part of a partner after-school program will be escorted to the front of the school for dismissal. Car riders will be dismissed at various exits, depending on their grade: PreK/Kinder on St. Judes, 1st on Tunica (through the playground), 2nd/3rd on Tunica (near Mason Dells), 4th/5th grade on Mason Dells. If there are siblings leaving together, the older student will be dismissed at the exit of the younger sibling. There is no carpool at dismissal, so parents will have to park their car and walk up to the teacher to get their students. At 3:06, all students who have not been picked up will the sent to the Attendance office where parents will be asked to sign them out.
Let's Celebrate the First Week of School
Spirit Shop - open on the Playground August 24th at 3pm or Online
The Spirit Shop is back online
Take a look at the exciting new spirit wear online. We have Kramer polos, glitter t-shirts, Kramer socks and new t-shirt designs. Remember you can wear a spirit shirt or college shirt on Fridays with your uniform bottom.
We will have the Spirit Shop open on the playground, August 24 at 3pm. You can purchase spirit wear or order a size we don't currently have in stock.
School Breakfast and Lunch
The Dallas ISD Food & Child Nutrition Services Dept. offers healthy meals, every school day at NO CHARGE for every student. Breakfast in the Classroom begins each morning at 7:35. Lunch schedules vary by grade level. Visit http://dallasisd.nutrislice.com/ to view the daily menu and download the Nutrislice app on your phone. You can still choose to send your own nutritious sack lunch for your student. For the first three weeks, we ask that parents NOT have lunch with their child to help establish proper lunch procedures and expectations.
Colt Parent Orientation
Come and hear from your child's teacher about classroom expectations, plans, how you can help and much more. No children, please. Specific times for each grade level will be coming in August.
Sign up on REMIND
Don't be left out of the loop! Kramer will use the Remind app school-wide to keep our families better informed about school emergencies, school announcements and events, PTA communications, and activities at grade levels. This FREE service allows Kramer to send quick messages through text messages, push notifications, or emails to all those who have chosen to participate. Instructions can be found in your Colt Folder and on our website https://kramerelementary.org/remind/
Want to receive your messages in Spanish. You can! Remind will automatically translate an English message into Spanish. You will need to have your phone language settings set to Spanish and open the Remind message in the Remind App. It is that easy.
JOIN REMIND FOR PTA UPDATES
Text the message @akramerpta to the number 81010 or join online at rmd.at/akramerpta.