True GRIT

January 11-15

Dates to Remember

1/12 - Fire Drill

1/15 - Early Release @ 12:00/ Last Day of the 3rd 6 weeks

1/18 - Student/Staff Holiday - no school

1/21 - All Pro Dads - 7-7:45 AM - Cafeteria

1/22 - Report Cards will be ready to view in HAC

1/22 - Character Assembly

1/22 - Rodeo Day

1/26 - 4th Grade Sky Ranch Chaperone Meeting - 6-6:30 PM - Library

1/29 - PTA Family Fun Night - BINGO!

2/8 - 2/19 - Community Store House Canned Food Drive

2/9 - Class Pictures/Spring Picture

2/12 - Class Valentine's Parties

Campus News

Thank You

I would like to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Never realized just how important one little finger is and just how much you depend on each one. The surgery did go very well and I go back for a follow up visit in a week. In the meantime, I will be limited. Typing has been not an easy task!


I plan to be back at work this week and I look forward to seeing everyone.

Most Awesome Teacher/Staff Parking Raffle

Every week, I will draw a name and the lucky winner gets their VERY own parking spot for a week. You will be able to park in the spot closest to the front of the school.


This week’s lucky winner is Jody Friz!!!!!!! WhoHoo!!! Congratulations, Jody!

COWBOY HEART @ WORK RECOGNITIONS

Make someone's day! Write a Heart @ Work slip!

Cosmic Bowling

A big thanks to Sarah and Paula for organizing a fun night of Cosmic Bowling. Thank you to all that volunteered to help as well: Tamara, Julie, Kirsten, Mistee, Cathy, Jairus, Kelly, Stephen & Jane.
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District News & Events

Istation & Think Through Math

We are pleased to announce that Istation Reading has been selected as a provider of Reading for grades 3-5. Think Through Math (TTM) has been selected as the provider for the Texas SUCCESS math resource for grades 3–5, grades 6–8, and Algebra I.


This means that ANY child, regardless of being at-risk or not, can have access to Istation and/or TTM under Texas SUCCESS, as indicated by the TEA announcement dated Friday, December 11, 2015. Each company has received a notice of award and is prepared to begin providing services upon finalization of contracts.

R.O.C.K. Merchandise

In the month of January, teachers, students, parents, and our community have an opportunity to purchase NEW 2016 R.O.C.K. shirts. Please help support our KISD’s Reaching Out with Character and Kindness program by providing campus incentives for faculty members/students who purchase a shirt. In addition, please share with the community our purchasing window for the R.O.C.K. clothing in your campus newsletters and/or marquee. This window is only open till Friday, Jan. 29. A second purchasing window will occur in March. The money raised from shirt purchases will help bring in district guest speakers and provide training to our faculty and community on anti-bullying and anti-harassment efforts.

To purchase a ROCK shirt, visit: https://intouch.kellerisd.net/

To learn more about KISD’s ROCK program, visit: http://www.kellerisd.net/studentsandfamilies/know/AntiBullying/Pages/default.aspx

ALSO coming soon…R.O.C.K. merchandise (tumblers, lanyards, pencils, pencils, and much more) will be available for bulk orders. More information will be shared with your campus counselors and PTA representatives this month.

Free Laptops

Please click the link below to fill out a 5 minute survey to help Keller ISD make technology decisions for our district. This is an anonymous survey and will help the district choose the right technology for the classrooms in Keller ISD.


The campus in Keller ISD with the greatest response to the survey gets a laptop cart with 30 Dell laptops. We would love to have these for our students!


Thank you for your time and ideas! The deadline for responding to the survey is January 15.


https://questionnaire.bbyt.es/campaigns/55c53485bee927544dd75c40

Our Current Website

Kaye received an email stating that teachers need to back up any SharePoint Teacher Website documents before the Go Live date if they wish to keep them. Those sites will be not be accessible after that time so it is in your best interest to do so ASAP.


This is NOT referring to Edmodo, Canvas, Google, etc. These websites are those SharePoint sites that may or may not have been used by teachers over the last eight years.


You should be able to save any of your documents to your computer, but if you need further instruction please let Kaye know.

Tech 1200

Due to usage reports from Tech 1200, we will be adjusting hours of operation beginning Monday, January 11.

Employees will no longer be able to access Tech 1200 24/7 by phone. The new hours of operation will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Tickets can still be be submitted 24/7 through the online portal.

PTA News

Jeanna Neeley - President

Katrina Own - 1st VP/Membership

Kerri Tolar - 2nd VP/Budget & Finance

Kelli Strzinek - Treasurer

Alyssa O'Rear - Secretary