Monday Morning Bearcub Brief

Volume CIX--9 September 2019

"Every CUB stepping up, reaching out, moving forward!"

Kleb Kudos

Hey Bearcub family, isn't it crazy that the short weeks can feel so long? Thanks for all of your hard work last week making it a great one. Can you believe that the end of this week was already the end of our first progress report grading period? Time sure flies when our Bearcubs are involved in high-quality learning. Let's take a look at a few awesome things from last week:
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Our 8th grade social studies team engaged their students by having them complete a GooseChase scavenger hunt. The hunt included creating a haiku and making food out of Play-Doh among other things to show The Columbian Exchange, exploration, and The Middle Passage Trade Triangle. Thank you Ms. Broadnax, Mr. Rieck, and Ms. Rivera for your out of the box thinking.

Huggins Highlights

Parents and staff, don't forget that last Friday was the end of the first progress report period and grades will pull today (9/9) at 11:59pm. Teachers, please make sure that student's grades are up to date and you have a conduct grade for each student. Please refer to the common conduct grading guidelines in the faculty handbook for guidance. Parents, remember that these progress report grades tend to lag behind posted grades in Skyward, and that your Bearcub's grade in Skyward will always be the most accurate.


Also, don't forget that our Fall Open House is this Wednesday, September 11th. Open house will run from 6pm to approximately 8:15pm, and will begin with two choice large-group informational sessions for parents followed by classroom visits. Information on choice sessions and student schedules will go home with our Bearcubs today.


Staff, if you are interested in writing a grant for something innovative you would like to do on campus, the next Klein Education Foundation grant writing workshop will be held at the CO board room on Thursday, 9/19 from 4-6pm. Last year, Ms. Lammers and her Passion Project team was awarded over $6000 from KEF...so dream big! Register in eduphoria to get credit!

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Just a reminder that the innovation challenge is still open for registration until Wednesday, September 18th. See Ms. Blanchard for details!

A note from our PTO

Hi Parents!

Kleb PTO will have a short General Meeting at 5:45 PM in the café before the Parent Sessions begin at Open House this Wednesday, September 11 – we hope we’ll see you there so we can share about who we are & what we’re planning for this year, and handle some quick business.

During Open House, we’ll be in the main hallway where you can fill out your membership forms, order a PTO t-shirt (new this year!), pre-order a Memory Book, and get information about volunteering. You can get a membership form in advance in the front office or download it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OURRmcTxgTUSvAOgYm4GmM7YPUgppVT6

And speaking of MEMORY BOOKS, our online store is open! You can order your book in person with us or online, and there is an option to add personalization (student’s name and/or up to 2 icons representing their activities or interests.) Books are $25 if ordered by the end of December and the price will increase beginning January 1, 2020.

8th GRADE PARENTS: you can also start purchasing your ad space NOW! You can choose from 1/8, ¼, ½ or a full page ad to celebrate your graduate in the book, and we urge you to go ahead and reserve your space early. Artwork/design will be due later in the year so don’t worry about that just yet!

Online store for memory book orders and 8th grade ads: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=72486 (or you can go to Balfour.com and search Kleb.)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Kleb PTO will host a Coffee & Kolaches event for all interested in joining PTO and/or volunteering! Save the date for Wednesday, September 18 at 9:30 am, in the Kleb Café. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

See you at Open House!

Follow us: Kleb PTO on Facebook | @klebpt on Remind (text to 81010) | https://sites.google.com/site/klebintpto/home

Kleb Teacher of the Week-- Jennifer Siger

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I am nominating Mrs. Siger for kindness, leadership, empathy, bravery, understanding citizen, and building responsibility because you have a passion for working with at-risk students. Your goal each year is to choose a few of the kids with non-compliance behaviors, difficult attitudes and/or work ethic and build relationships with them to help them develop academic and life skills. It is not an easy road but you hang in there and to the student, it is a making a difference.


-From Mrs. Schofield

Cubs of the Week

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Brian Williams- DDMP/PATH/DigiCom21 Teacher

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Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in a way he should go -- and when he grows old, he will not depart from it."

Where did you grow up?

Spring, TX


How many years have you been in education?

3. Going on my 4th.


Where did you go to school?

Klein Collins (class of '10). SHSU (BS 2015 and M.Ed. 2019)


What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?

I know how to cook using a cast iron pot and skillet!


What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at?

Eating a triple-cheese Whataburger in under a minute...


If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cheese pizza


Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Why?

Jack Black. I've been told that I look and act like him.


If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join? Why?

I would say Starset. I love their music!

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Attendance Counts

Did you know you can now report an absence in Skyward? Click HERE for more information.


Any student who is absent for the whole day is required to produce one of the following within 5 days of their absence(s):


  • Parent Note
  • Parent email (within 5 days of absence)
  • Original medical note (copies or altered notes will not be accepted)
  • Faxed notes must be sent from physician’s office
  • Court note
  • Official note for observance of approved religious holy days


***If a student is absent for part of the day for a doctor appointment, their absence will be coded as Section 25 (temporary absence) if the student follows the following procedure: The student must return the doctor excuse to the Attendance Office immediately upon returning to school to receive the Section 25 coding for their absence.


If a student does not produce one of the items listed above within the allotted timeframe, that absence will be considered unexcused and counted toward their total semester absences.

Klein ISD takes attendance very seriously, and we want to see your child succeed at Kleb. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please feel free to contact the attendance office or your assistant principal.

Additional attendance information can be found starting on page 27 of the handbook.



Attendance Information in the Klein Handbook

This Year's School Calendar

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Have a great week, Bearcubs!

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