Panther Proclamation

November 28-December 2, 2022

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

Welcome back Panthers! We hope everyone had a GREAT break. We can't wait to see everyone on Monday, November 28th.

Monday, 11/28 - Wear White

Friday, 12/2 - House Day (Wear House Colors)

In Partnership,

Karen Lucita, Principal


Be Good. Be Kind. Love Others.

What's Happening!

Happening This Week!



  • Wear White





  • HOUSE Day: Live to Give (Yellow) PM House Meeting (Wear House Colors)

Coming Up Next Week!



  • Snowman Day

  • PTA Penguin Patch


  • Pajama Day

  • PTA Penguin Patch


  • Holiday Ugly Sweater Day


  • Elf Day

  • PTA Penguin Patch


  • Reindeer Day

  • PTA Penguin Patch

  • PTA Family Movie Night & Evening Penguin Patch

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Attendance Matters

KES Attendance Goal 96%

KES Attendance Goal 96%

Attendance Rates - See Nurse Mathews Message later in Panther Proclamation - when to stay home.

8/16-11/11, 2022

EE = 68.58%

PK = 94.70%

KG = 87.92%

1st = 89.53%

2nd = 93.03%

3rd = 88.43%

4th = 90.94%

5th = 93.34%

KES Total 90.42%

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.

Notes from the Nurse Kristal Mathews, RN

Say goodbye to November and Hello December!

Hays CISD Student Health Services is partnering with Hays County Brown Santa again this year.

This year we will be collecting new unused rolls of wrapping paper to help wrap all the donated toys this year. There is no better way to show Holiday Spirit than to help others. If you would like to donate wrapping paper, please bring the wrapping paper to the KES Nurse clinic BEFORE December 9th.

December is Toy Safety Month. As we get closer to the Holiday gift giving season; keep these things in mind when shopping. Below are some on how to keep your kids safe this Holiday Season:

1.Buy age-appropriate toys and gifts.

2.Remove loose ribbons, tags or strings to avoid choking hazards.

3.Monitor use of toys with projectiles.

4.Is it well-made?

5.Make sure there are no choking hazards.

6.Is it noisy? Loud noises can scare small children and pets.

7.Read labels. Is it non-flammable, non-toxic?

8.Clean up. Avoid trips, falls and those Lego injuries.

Vision/ Hearing Referrals

Vision/ Hearing referrals are coming home in your child’s daily folders between now and Christmas Break. If your child failed either their vision or their hearing screening, they will receive a referral. Please take a look at them and follow up with the appropriate provider. Please return all referrals to Nurse Mathews once they have been evaluated by their provider.

Illness Reminder

I am hopeful everyone was able to stay healthy over the break. Flu season is still ongoing and heavy this year. If your child needs to stay home, please email and let the office know.

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

● Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough

● Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

● Headache

● Stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

● Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours without the aid of NSAID or pain reliever like acetaminophen)

● Vomiting (even once)

● Diarrhea

● Chills

● General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

● Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

● Wash hands frequently

● Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

● Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring them to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

As a school, we have our custodians and the night time cleaners disinfect surfaces, door knobs, and desks on a daily basis. We are also ensuring that there is soap and hand sanitizer in all dispensers and encouraging everyone to remind students about the importance of hand washing. Please also take the time to click on the links below for flu guides for parents from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Talking to Children About Flu

If your child must miss school due to illness and they see a doctor, please make sure to get a medical excuse to provide the school. We ask that if your child is absent for 3 or more days you provide a doctor’s note.

I also want to personally ask you to inform the school (school nurse and/or KES Attendance) if your child is diagnosed with the flu. All Hays CISD school nurses help monitor the prevalence of influenza by submitting numbers to the Hays County Health Department weekly.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible!

Let’s have a great week!

Library News

Below is the PDF link to the newsletter (links will be active)
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Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages

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 - must have a plastic sleeve to protect the ID)

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

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 Points!

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


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


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

Wright this Minute - Nov. 14

Future Happenings!

(All Dates are Subject to Change)



  • Christmas Tree Day


  • Flannel / Plaid Day


  • Holiday Hats


  • Jingle Bell Day


  • Holiday Gear

  • 1st Semester AM Pep Rally

  • End of 2nd Nine Weeks


Winter/Christmas Break

WELCOME BACK - 2nd Semester!



  • Student Holiday


  • Student Holiday

  • Student Holiday


  • Welcome Back Panthers!!


  • HOUSE Day: Everything is Possible (Green) PM House Meetings