Keith Elementary Cougar Connection
Current Information about what is happening @CFISDKeith
May is better hearing & speech month
COUGAR CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Friday, May 19 for 3rd-5th graders
5th Grade - 8:55-9:55
4th Grade - 9:50-10:50
3rd Grade - 10:45-11:45
Volunteers are needed for games: bowling, board games, ring toss, basketball, scooter races, duck pond, baseball toss, tattoos, bullseye, mystery prizes, cookie walk, sweet shop, target practice. We also need volunteers to monitor the playground, distribute drinks, and photograph the event for the yearbook. Please sign up here if you can come help out! This is one of the most exciting, fun days of the year for the "big kids" here at Keith!
Last Day of School Classroom Party Pre-registration open now through May 23!
Parties will be held on the last day of school: Thursday, May 25
5th Grade Class Awards begin at 9:45 a.m.
KG - 4th Grade Class Awards begin at 10:00 a.m.
5th Grade Clap Out begins at 10:30 a.m.
All Class Parties begin at 10:45 a.m.
Parties are intended for students, and parents/grandparents are invited to join us as guests. All guests are required to wear VSoft stickers when they visit Keith Elementary. VSoft nametags can be printed from a valid driver’s license from any state, a military I.D., or state I.D. Please note that school-age students/siblings may not attend parties.
For the safety of our students and in order to accommodate the large number of visitors that attend Last Day of School parties at Keith, we are requesting that everyone pre-register. Visitors who have not pre-registered will need to wait in very long, time-consuming lines due to the Vsoft system. No exceptions will be made.
- If you have previously visited Keith and had your license scanned, you may fill out the RSVP form and return it to the school by Tuesday, May 23. We will print your Vsoft sticker before you arrive, which you will pick up in the Cafeteria when you arrive the morning of the party. If you (or someone you are pre-registering) have not had your driver’s license scanned at a previous event, you may stop in any time during normal school hours before May 23rd and have your driver’s license scanned. Please complete the RSVP form and bring it with you.
- If you do not pre-register and ensure that your license has been scanned, you will be required to have your license scanned on party day. The system is often slow, and the line may take a while, causing you to miss part or all of the activities. All visitors should be prepared to present a photo ID, even if they have pre-registered.
Please note: Parents/guardians who have pre-registered and will be checking their student(s) out after the party may sign out with the homeroom teacher.
Guests, other than parents/guardians, who intend to check out student(s) MUST report to the front office for sign out. **Parents: if someone other than a parent/guardian will be signing out your child, you MUST provide a written note to Keith Elementary prior to 9:30 a.m. on party day.** No exceptions will be made.
Please complete and return the RSVP form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Tuesday, May 23rd. (Complete 1 form per student). No pre-registrations will be taken after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating with all of our amazing Keith families!
Important Messages from Nurse Moodt
As the end of the year approaches, we would like to remind you to pick up any medications you provided to the school clinic this year. According to CFISD Board policy FFAC (local), medications must be retrieved from the clinic by a parent/guardian or designated responsible adult. Please make arrangements to pick-up your student’s medications by May 25th no later than 4:00 pm. Medications not collected by this deadline will be disposed of according to CFISD policy.
If you are the parent of a 5th grader who has received TdaP, meningitis or varicella vaccines after age 11 and would like to have their immunizations updated, please send a copy of your immunization record. These immunizations are due in 7th grade. If you are unsure about whether these vaccines are on your child’s record, send a copy, and I will check and update as needed.
Irma Moodt, RN
2017-18 EPI School Supply Packs Available Now Through June 15!
Save time and hassle, and order school supplies for next school year through EPI's convenient online store! Packs will be delivered directly to the school and will be waiting in the classroom for your child(ren) at Meet the Teacher. Please be sure to select the pack for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All packs are $55.00 plus tax, and ordering is online only. We will have a very limited supply of packs to sell at registration in August.
FYI for parents of students going into 5th Grade: student planners are not included in the pack this year. Planners are required for 5th graders and will be available for purchase at Meet the Teacher.
SCHOOL ID: KEI000
If you would prefer to shop for school supplies on your own, click here for printer-friendly lists.
Keith PTO Spirit Store Closes May 15
Keith PTO's Spirit Store will be closing on May 15, so be sure to get those orders in if you would like to order tee shirts, RTIC stainless cups, paw print socks, hair bows, etc. before the shop closes for the year.
Congratulations to these awesome Keith Cougars who have earned the Principal's Recognition Award!
Students earn chances to win the Prinicpal's Recognition Award by demonstrating exemplary character traits and R.O.A.R. skills to teachers and fellow students. The students pictured below had their names drawn and picture taken with the principal on the dates indicated. Students' photos are displayed in the front hallway. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!
Library Helpers Needed
As the end of the 2016-2017 school year approaches the library needs an extra hand.
Help is needed for:
- regular weekly library schedule
- cougar carnival May 19th
- "all call" for library book turn in May 12th
- last day of school equipment turn, May 25th after the party
Please visit the https://keithpto.membershiptoolkit.com to sign up. The library is a great place to connect with kids and lend a hand! :)
2016-17 Honor Roll Reward Process
A new procedure has been implemented for Cougar Honor Roll! Students who earn all A's or more A's than B's will bring home a blue Cougar Honor Roll certificate. Each nine week grading period, students who earn Honor Roll will be given a foil sticker to place on their certificates. Gold seals will be given for all A's and silver for more A's than B's. Please keep the certificates in a safe place for future use. Congratulations to all of our Keith Cougars who have made the Honor Roll this year!
Community Programs Summer Offerings
Community Programs offers various programs for your children throughout the summer months.
Club Rewind Summer Camp – all day program for incoming kindergarten through middle school, sign up by the week, field trips or in-house events are included. Regular prices start at $145/week with discounts for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, CFISD full time employees, and also discounts for siblings. Four locations available. Program operates from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can register online at http://cpo.cfisd.net. Registration is now open.
Click here to download the 2017 Club Rewind Summer Camp Registration Information Packet.
CFISD Fun Camps – one week specialty camps for incoming kindergarten through middle school, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.* From sports, to science, to special hobbies, this program has something for everyone! *after-care available on site.
*Registration information will be posted at http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/community-programs/fun-camps/ as it becomes available.
SPLASH! Swimming – four day sessions of swimming lessons for all ages taught by certified instructors; three levels of small group instruction offered, with private lessons and open lanes available. Classes are held at CyRanch Natatorium. Registrations are being accepted now.
Detailed information on SPLASH! Swimming and how to register can be found at: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/community-programs/splash/.
CFISD ROPES Course Camps –four day outdoor camp for children entering 4th grade through high school providing experiential learning opportunities. The lessons focus on team building, personal strength, and communication. The students participate in high and low elements to build relationship skills and increase self-confidence. Dates offered: June 19th-June 22nd and July 10th-July 13th.
*Registration information for the 2017 ROPES camp will be posted at http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/community-programs/ropes/ as it becomes available.
If you need additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 281-807-8900. We are happy to help answer questions and hope you choose to have your child be involved in one or more of our programs.
SPLASH! Learn to Swim program now open for registration
Community Programs is excited to share it is time to enroll in SPLASH!
SPLASH! is CFISD’s learn to swim program offered for infants to adults.
SPLASH! is offered at Cy Ranch High school. Each session consists of four 35 minute classes, Monday to Thursday, with 3 to 8 participants per group (depending on age, ability and level).
Class levels are as follows:
Level 1 - Introduction to Water (basic skill sets and safety)
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills (arm and leg action)
Level 3 - Stroke Development (coordination of front and back crawl)
Level 4a - Refining level 3 stroke development (intro to competition level)
Level 4b - Competition level (timing, speed and conditioning)
Open lanes are available at a lower rate, for students to practice and reinforce their strokes on their own. A life guard is on duty for supervision. Students must be Level 3 verified.
Private Lessons are one-on-one classes tailored to specific needs and skill sets. In order to provide quality instruction, students who are under 4 years of age are required to enroll in private lessons.
Spring Sessions (Feb. 27th - May 18th) are offered at three times:
5:00 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
5:45 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.
Beginning with Summer Sessions (June 5th - July 27th) morning lessons will be available as well:
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
In order to enroll your child, please click here for the registration brochure. There are three steps for enrollment outlined in the brochure.
We look forward to working with your family for your learn-to-swim needs. Have a great day!
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD will participate in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Monday, June 5, 2017
Keith 2015-2016 State Report Card
The State of Texas 2015-16 School Report Card for Keith Elementary has been publically released and is now posted on our campus website.
This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
The School Report Cards can be found online at:
Select Campus Name
Click State School Report Card
If you do not have access to the internet to view the School Report Card online, please call 281-213-1744 to request the School Report Card be sent home with your child. You may also visit the main office and request to view or have a copy of the School Report Card provided to you.
Please feel free to contact Cheryl Fisher, principal, if you have any questions regarding the School Report Card.
Use the Cy-Fair Tipline to Communicate Concerns
The Cy-Fair Tipline is totally anonymous and a safe way to communicate concerns to the administration.
Linked below is a training video which shows how to utilize the Cy-Fair Tipline. The video is also posted on the Keith website under the Parents and Students tab and on the district website under the Parents and Students tab/Safety/Cy-Fair Tipline.
ALL Parents Need to Update Info with CFISD in School Messenger
Please watch the one minute video explaining the registration process:
In an effort to meet compliance, as well as to make it easier for parents/guardians to maintain their own information, changes have been made to the SchoolMessenger sign up process that will go live on Aug. 17. Enhancements include:
- easier for parents/guardians to create and manage their account;
- accounts can be created with just an email address, if it is in eSchoolPLUS or was previously in SchoolMessenger;
- gives parents/guardians the option to have multiple accounts, eliminating custodial account issues;
- TCPA compliance met, as parents will give consent to call when they access the new system;
- easy access through the CFISD app.
Information already in eSchoolPLUS and SchoolMessenger Contact Manger will transfer, but parents/guardians will need to select how they want to be notified. All parents/guardians should set up a new account even if they previously had an account. Instructions, links, FAQ’s and the video for parents/guardians will be posted to the district website and app tomorrow.
Stay Connected at Keith
Why Should You Download the Keith App? Contacts and Calendar are 2 Great Reasons!
Go to "Contacts" on the Keith App
You will be able to scroll through a directory of staff members with titles, photo, and contact information.
Select a staff member and it will show buttons on the bottom of the screen for one-touch access to e-mail, phone #, teacher website, and Twitter page.
When you open the App, the home page will show recent tweets and coming events in the newsfeed.
Go to "Contacts" on the Keith App
Select Events from the Menu
When you first open the app, there will be a menu on the right if you click on the 3 gold lines in the top right corner.
Calendar Monthly View
Select the month and you will be able to view all events scheduled over the year to plan ahead. If you select a day, you will be able to view all the specific times and details of each event on the calendar.
Click on any event and you will be able to view a description and details.
Select Events from the Menu
Calendar Monthly View
2016-2017 Keith Theme Intro
#BeKeith and Get Involved with PTO Today!
The PTO website is a one stop shop where you can view and sign up for volunteer opportunities and purchase spirit items, too!
Our savvy PTO is also on Facebook and Twitter (@KeithElemPTO), so it's easier than ever to stay up to date on all the fun events and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
If you're not already a member of the Facebook group, PTO would love to add you; simply send a request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keithpto/
Have a question? You can reach Keith PTO directly at email@example.com.
Why it is important to log volunteer hours
How to log volunteer hours
Meet our Administrative Team
Top Row: Melissa Youngblood- Diagnostician, Carrie Parker- K/2nd/4th Counselor, Shanie LaCoke- 1st/3rd/5th Assistant Principal, Cheryl Fisher- Principal, Jennifer Vest- K/2nd/4th Assistant Principal, Charlotte Miller- 1st/3rd/5th Counselor, Irma Moodt- Nurse
Bottom Row: Lynlea Dickerson- R/LA Instructional Specialist, Stefanie Harris- Math/Sci Instructional Specialist, Liz Budnek-Librarian