Ms. Stilwell's Newsletter

What's Happening in the Keller EI Program

Upcoming Dates to Remember...

Here are some dates to mark on your calendar as we near the end of 2015!! As always you can double check dates and times on the Keller Calendar as well!!

Dec. 21-Jan. 3: HOLIDAY BREAK!!! School resumes on Jan. 4 at 8:25am

The first half of the school year has been exciting and memorable as always. The Keller EI Program Staff want to take this opportunity to say thank you for ALL that you do, and wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. See you all in 2016!

Holiday Traditions Around the World

Concluding our Holiday Unit

We are concluding our unit "Holiday Traditions Around the World" today with our own country, America. The students have truly enjoyed learning about the unique customs that are celebrated in different cultures around the world. We have even had other classrooms come to ask some of our students to explain some of the customs that we are learning about. Mrs. Dryden even gave us our very own showcase in the front of the school to display our awesome work. On Friday, some of our students will be sampling foods from some of the wonderful cultures that we have learned about. On the menu will be: latkes for Hanukkah, sausage and sauerkraut from Germany, pierogi from Poland, quesadillas from Mexico, and pasties from the UK. Check out some of our awesome work in the photos below!!
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All City Music Concert

Last night was our 5th grade Christmas concert. For the very first time, ALL of our Keller EI Program 5th graders participated in this beautiful event. Mr. T and Ms. Stilwell were on hand to assist our students in any way that they may have needed.....and they did a GREAT JOB!!! Take a look below at our boys right in the front row!!! Well done made the Keller staff AND your families extremely proud last night!
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A Personal Note From The Desk of Ms. Stilwell


As you are all aware, this past summer was extremely emotional for me losing both my grandfather and my mother. Because of this loss, I am currently spending more time outside of work taking care of my family and the obligations that come with that. I feel that over the course of time we have developed an excellent rapport and our communication is absolutely effective and solid. However, due to my increase in family obligations, I have to make a request: please keep texting to within school hours. Should you need to contact me outside of school, I would ask that you email me, and I will do my absolute best to reply within 24 hours. I apologize if this may seem inconvenient, however when I am not at work I am not always near my phone. The last thing I want is to make it seem as though I am ignoring a text when in actuality I am simply tied up with family obligations. I trust that you will all understand this, and I look forward to continuing on with our excellent communication throughout the remainder of the school year.

Happy Holidays to you all!!!