Panther Proclamation

January 23-27, 2023

Kyle Elementary School

Karen Lucita, Principal (

Kristin Seibel, Assistant Principal (

Judith Martinez, Counselor (

Kristal Mathews, Nurse


Front Office Hours: 7:05 am-3:30 pm

Student Day: 7:30 am-2:55 pm

Please call (512) 268-3311 for assistance

Campus Vision

KES Vision

At Kyle Elementary, we believe building relationships in a safe environment encourages student engagement, impacts campus morale, and inspires student achievement.

KES MISSION: All students will work hard to grow and reach their highest potential.

From Mrs. Lucita

On Friday we had amazing turn out at Family Movie Night. Thank you to our PTA board for putting on a great family event.

This week we invite all our Panther Families to join us in our annual STEM, Health & Fitness Night on Thursday, January 26th 6:00-7:30. Please enter through the Kimbro Building.

Let's make it a FABULOUS Week!

In Partnership,

Karen Lucita, Principal


Be Good. Be Kind. Love Others.

What's Happening!

Happening This Week!




  • National Compliment Day



  • STEM, Health & Fitness Family Night


Coming Up Next Week!



  • CLT Meeting 3:30 in Library



  • Bluebonnet Challenge ends



  • House Day: Passion First, Blue House

  • PM Assembly schedule

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Notes from the Nurse Kristal Mathews, RN

What’s going around this week?

This week we are still battling the stomach bug and Strep throat mostly. We also have had some reports of Covid this week. PLEASE make sure that your child is well enough to come to school and participate in the school day. Please remember our district illness policy in regards to illness. Please refer to the chart below. If you are sending an ill child to school you are spreading the illness to others.

1) Illness Policy/guidelines: Please email & myself, if a student is ill and missing school. District policyA student with any of the following symptoms may be excluded from school until the student is free of symptoms, has been treated by their physician or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious and is able to return to school. (See picture below)

Clothing and toileting:

SMALL Kids Be sure your child knows how to undress/redress for using the restroom. Have them practice belts, buckles, putting on socks and shoes, before beginning school. BIG kids - Girls might want to pack bottoms in case they start their period; I have some supplies to help out but sizing is limited and some of our ladies are larger than what I have.

Please send extra clothes to school with your child just in case of an emergency.

As we head into cooler weather, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Please send a jacket to use for recess. I do not have extra jackets to provide.

Helpful Links!

If at any time you need help with something or have questions, please reach out!

District Student health (most used health forms on this page) →

Medication Policies & links to forms for physicians/parents to fill out →

Immunization Information (with links to Texas requirements) →

District and state guided Illness policies → .

Covid information (follow links for flowchart protocol) →

Insurance for kids →

Texas family resources →

More Texas resources (mental health, food, financial help) →

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Attendance Matters

KES Attendance Goal 96%

Attendance Rates


EE - 89.93

PK - 90.38

KG - 92.87

1st - 94.56

2nd -94.05

3rd - 94.25

4th - 95.01

5th - 93.85

Overall - 93.90

Attendance matters, but we want you to stay home if you are ill! See section from Nurse Mathews for how to know when to come to school and when to stay home.

Library News

Below is the PDF link to the newsletter (links will be active)
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All adults must have a valid ID to enter campus. During arrival times we will not allow visitors 7:25-8:15 AM. This is to allow us to start instruction at 7:30 with no interruptions or distractions. Thank you for helping us promptly start instruction at 7:30 AM.


All Hays CISD students will be issued an ID that will be worn while on campus.
  • If your student is a bus rider, they will have their ID's attached to their back pack and will need their ID to enter and exit the bus. Please make sure they bring their ID daily with them to school.
  • If your student does not ride a bus, they will keep their ID's at school. If an ID makes it home, please make sure they return it the next day.

Cost of ID replacement Parts

ID = $5.00

Plastic Sleeve = $1.00 (may provide own)

House Lanyard = $1.00 (may provide own)

SMART Tag - click on link to website

Click here to view SMART Tag video!

Click here to create a SMART Tag Parent Portal Account

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and KES Houses

At KES we use a school wide House System. All staff and students are a member of a House that represents a 7 Mindset and Character Trait. All new students and staff will learn which house they will join after school starts.

Color (Name, Animal, Character Trait, Mindset)

  • Red House (Probitas, Eagle, Integrity, 100% Accountable)
  • Orange House (Adgenius, Lion, Loyalty, Attitude of Gratitude)

  • Yellow House (Alere, Wolf, Caring, Live to Give)

  • Green House (Constantia, Bear, Perseverance, Everything is Possible)

  • Blue House (Sollicitus, Dolphin, Diligent, Passion First)

  • Purple House (Unitatis, Horse, Unity, We are Connected)

  • Silver House (Fortitudo, Elk, Courage, The Time is Now)

Each month we will focus on a Mindset and Character Trait.

August = House Reveal
September = 100% Accountable

October = Attitude of Gratitude
November/ December = Live to Give
January = Everything is Possible
February = Passion First
March = We are Connected
April = The Time is Now
May = Review Character Traits

If you wish to purchase House shirts, please use the following link.

2nd Nine Weeks House Winner - Congratulations to The Purple House (Horses)



PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Upcoming Dates:

2/10 Family Sweetheart Dance


Choose District: Hays CISD

PTA: Kyle Elementary School

** Membership helps our students and teachers! Thank you in advance for joining!! EVERYONE can join, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, students of all ages - Anyone who wishes to support Kyle Elementary School.

We are looking for sponsors! See below on how you can become a KES PTA Sponsor!

Want to volunteer? Please fill out this form:

Would you like to purchase a Celebration Message on our Marquee? Please fill out this form:

Need to reach us? Email:

Facebook: @kyleelementarypta

We would like to welcome Heather Herrera, Merinda Faris, and Alicia Westfall to the KES PTA board serving as committee chairs.

2022-2023 KES PTA Board

President: Ashley Pittman

VP Membership: Sara Fraser

VP Fundraising: Samantha Pulido

Treasurer: Tina Beskow

Secretary: Vernene Corby

Teacher Rep: Kristen Jurek and Marisa Prunty

Hospitality Chair: Heather Herrera

Events Chair: Merinda Rodriguez

Penguin Patch Chair: Alicia Westfall

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Need KES Apparel?

A local company is offering KES apparel. You can order and pay online with Block Screen Printing. KES will not be able to accept orders or money for the items. Use the link to order and pay for items.

Other ways to contact them

The Block Screen Printing

Wright this Minute - Jan. 19


Did you know when you fill out the meal application, it could help our school? The completed applications help us qualify for additional funds.

We use these funds for staff positions and student materials.

We ask that EVERYONE please complete the application. Meal Application Web Site

Future Happenings!

(All Dates are Subject to Change)


School Counselor Week


  • 100th Day





  • Bluebonnet Bash in the library

  • PTA Family Sweetheart Dance




  • Valentine’s Day


  • 5th Grade Middle School Visits


  • National Random Acts of Kindness


  • Students off / Staff PD


Friendship Week


  • Staff and student holiday


  • Friendship Week


  • Friendship Week

  • School Bus Driver Day


  • Friendship Week



Read Across America Read-A-Thon


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • CLT Meeting 3:30 in Library


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • Spring and Class pictures


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • TELPAS: Reading and Writing


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:00 pm


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • House Day - We are Connected (Purple House)



  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • TELPAS: Listing and Speaking


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • 3rd Grade Market Day


  • Read Across America Read-A-Thon

  • Kinder Texas Fun Day

  • SEL Day

  • End of 3rd Nine Weeks

3/13-3/17 SPRING BREAK