KHES Update - Happy Thanksgiving!

iCan@KellerHarvel week of November 17

Food Drive Continues until November 21st

The Community Storehouse food pantry is stocked by food donations from individuals, churches, schools, businesses, corporations, civic groups and grants. 20% to 25% of the children living in Keller and Northwest ISD are living below the poverty line. Many of these children, who rely on the schools to provide them with meals during the week, show up to class Monday morning hungry.


KHES PTA is sponsoring a food drive to help the Community Storehouse restock their pantry shelves. Please consider donating food this week to help our local neighbors and friends. PTA has set up grocery carts in the front foyer of the school.


For more information about Community Storehouse, please visit www.communitystorehouse.org

Dates to Remember

11/18 - Student Picture MAKE-UP day

11/20 - 6:00 - 7:00 PTA Meeting & OPEN HOUSE/Reflection Contest winners announced

11/21 - Early Release at 12:00

11/24 - 11/28 Thanksgiving Break

12/1 - CEIC meeting at 3:30 pm

12/2 - Severe Weather Drill

12/3 - Keller Middle School Band assembly for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade

12/5 - Character Assemblies

12/10-12/12 - PTA Holiday Shop

12/15 - 2nd grade Music program

12/19 - Winter Holiday parties/Full day of instruction

12/22 - 1/2 Winter Break

KHES Open House & PTA Meeting

Please join us on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 for the General PTA meeting followed by the KHES Open House. Join your child in their classroom and in the hallways to see examples of what they are learning in school. This is a special event for your child to "show off" their work. Your child's teacher has done some amazing things already this school year and they have worked hard to showcase the talents of all of their students. We can't wait to see you on Thursday.


Parking is always a challenge when we have such great events like this. If you are close, please consider walking or riding bikes if weather permits.

Early Dismissal Requests after 2:30 pm

We are closely monitoring the number of early dismissal requests that take place after 2:30 pm each day. We are noticing that some students are being signed out early on a regular basis. We understand that emergencies and/or appointments do happen however, we ask that you allow us to work with your child until the end of the school day. The last 30 minutes of the school day is an important part of your child's day as they might miss an important topic covered in their regular class or co-curr class.


Our front office staff continues to work very hard with making sure all dismissal changes, messages, and any other communication from you to your child is done in a timely fashion. All dismissal changes & messages will continue to be given to teachers at 2:30 each day. Please make every effort to communicate your changes on or before 2:30.

KISD Technology Outage

Keller ISD is currently experiencing a major system outage that includes KISD external and internal websites, email, Home Access Center, and all other network applications.

The outage was first identified Tuesday afternoon, November 11, with a failure of critical hardware in the District's Network and Operations Center. Phones are working normally.


We apologize for the inconvenience and any delay in communications this may have caused. If you sent us an e-mail anytime after Tuesday morning this week, chances are we have not yet received it. Please continue to call our front office if there are any changes in dismissal or if you need to speak to your child's teacher.


Our teachers have been agile, creating "Plan B" lessons that may have originally relied heavily on web-based resources; however, learning continues at Keller Harvel! Thanks again for your patience!

4th grade Sky Ranch Online Web Store & Donations

Interested in purchasing camp shirts, payment toward Sky Ranch or just a donation? You now have access to complete all payments and/or donations online at the Keller ISD Web Store. If you are interested, all families are able to donate. We are asking that all payments/donations be made on line this year.


To access the web store, follow these simple directions:

Go to the URL address https://intouch.kellerisd.net.

Parents will login as follows:

User name = Student’s ID#

Password = Student’s Last Name (This is case sensitive and should be entered exactly as it appears in Home Access Center.)

1. Once logged in, under ‘Shop’ where it says “Who are you shopping for?”, click on the student’s name

2. Click on ‘Items At My Student’s School’

3. Next to ‘Categories’, click on ‘4th Grade Camp’

4. Click on ‘Buy’ next to the item(s) you wish to purchase, then click on ‘Checkout’

5. Click on ‘Checkout Step 1: Additional Info’, complete any required information

6. Click on ‘Checkout Step 2: Payment’, enter payment information

7. Click on ‘Pay Now’ and when the transaction is complete, a printable receipt will automatically pop-up on the screen

Give to Casey's Kids

Casey’s Kids is a program that was started to help KISD students who are in need. KHES P.E. teacher, Mrs. Shipp will be giving out Casey’s Kids paper shoes to students who donate a$1.00. Donations will be accepted from Nov. 1st – Dec. 5th. The class with the most shoes on Dec. 5th will win EXTRA P.E. time. All proceeds will go to the Casey’s Kids fund. Thank you for your support!

The Principal Challenge

National Young Readers Week (Nov. 10-14) is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To make this week special, many schools read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms.


To fire up reading for the entire school, principals were encouraged to take one day out of that week and read from bell to bell for the Pizza Hut Book It Principal Challenge. All principals who complete the challenge can tweet or post a snapshot of their day and enter for a chance to win 101 copies of Jeff Kinney’s ninth book, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, for their school.


I took this challenge on Friday, November 14th. You may have seen a couch set up for my day of cozy reading. The colder temperature did not keep me from being outside! I was grateful to have the chance to read to so many students INSIDE. Students from Mrs. Tavarez, Mrs. Mixson, Mrs. Gremmels, Mrs. Brunson, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Streeter & Mrs. Mickler joined me throughout the day in the front foyer....where it was much warmer!

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Cafeteria Reminders

We are so excited to have parents and guests during lunch everyday. Your student loves being able to spend that time with you. If you give your child permission, they are able to invite one friend to eat with you. Our Watch Dog Dads who have been on duty that day are also able to sit with their student during lunch. Dads, with your permission and If there is a table available, your student is allowed to invite four friends to eat with you.


If any parent or Watch Dog has to leave the cafeteria before the end of your child's scheduled lunch, please be sure and have your child return to the lunch tables assigned to your child's teacher to ensure they have proper supervision.

PTA News

An Update from April Wetzig, PTA President

Don't Forget

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KHES PTA is amazing! But I'm sure you already knew that! :)

For more information about our PTA please click HERE . Whether you are looking to volunteer your time on campus or just want to know how to show your support, the Keller Harvel PTA website has all the information you need. PTA President April Wetzig and the entire PTA Board truly loves the teachers & students at KHES. Please join us this year.


November 20 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Open House

February 5 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Literacy Night

March 26 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Science Fair

April 9 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Summer Fun Fair/PTA Elections

May 8 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Movie Night

Parent Education - Helping YOU Help your KIDS

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a resource available to KISD students and their families. Find tutorials on common software, workshops and emerging topics, such as blogging, Twitter and Internet safety. Log on today! Just go to https://www.atomiclearning.com/login/kellerisd

Username: khe-parents
Password: kellerisd

Extra Curricular Activities at KHES

KHES Running Club

When - Mondays 3:00 - 3:45 staring on October 6th

Registration- click HERE

Contact sarah.shipp@kellerisd.net


KHES Art Club

When - Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 in the Art room

New classes every 6 weeks. 20 students will be able to sign up at at a time.

Students may sign up beginning Sept. 22 at 7:30 right outside the Art room door.

Classes begin Wednesday, October 8th

Contact kirsten.laurie@kellerisd.net


KHES Music Club

When - Dates and sign up information will be shared soon.

Contact tamara.masters@kellerisd.net


Young Rembrandt's Art Enrichment Program

When - Thursdays 3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

11/6/14 - 1/8/15 in our Science Lab

Registration - www.youngrembrandts.com/northcentral-tx/default.aspx


Mad Science

When - Wednesdays 9/24 - 11/12 (1st session) from 3:05-4:05 in our Science Lab

Registration information will be shared soon.


Spanish Club

When - Tuesdays 10/7-12/16 & 1/13-3/24 in the Science Lab and/or KHES Library

Registration - http://spanishprogram.wix.com/kellerharvel-afterschool



Drama Kids

When - Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 in the KHES Library

Registration - http://dramakids.com/tx9/keller-isd-classes/