"A Uknighted Team"
The Kendall Elementary School community works collaboratively to empower our students to develop the skills and character needed to become responsible, productive citizens and dedicated learners.
Knowledge - empowering students to be life-long learners
Network - linking home, school, and community
Individuals - meeting the needs of every student
Growth - building healthy minds and bodies
High Expectations - striving for academic excellence for all
Technology - developing skills necessary to compete in the 21st century
Safe environment - providing a nurturing environment for teaching and learning
News from the Principal
Greetings Knight Families,
We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break with your families. Thank you for your generosity and all that you do to make our students and staff feel appreciated. We are truly blessed to be supported by this amazing Kendall community.
Parents, please check the lost and found located in the cafeteria. We have numerous jackets, sweaters and water bottles that will be donated if they are not claimed.
Please bring in toys to donate to our Blue Santa project to help out our Boerne families who may need assistance this year with providing a joyous Christmas to their children. They can be dropped off in the red sleigh in the front office.
Thank you PTO and our Kendall families for providing a delicious Pie Try for our staff to enjoy!
Go Greyhounds! Go Chargers! Go Knights!
Holiday blessings to each of you,
Link to KES website: Kendall Elementary / Homepage (boerneisd.net)
November 20-24: Holiday Faculty & Students
December 13: GT Showcase 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm GT Room
December 15: Classroom parties may begin at 9:30
Tardys IMPORTANT UPDATE
It is very important that students get to school by 7:35 am each morning to begin the school day.
Starting November 27th, we will be adjusting our tardy time to 7:35 am to align with the district expectation for all elementary campuses to ensure that all instructional minutes are met. The doors to the main hallway will lock at 7:35 am and parents will need to come to front office and sign the student in.
Being on time will contribute to their continued academic success.
We have made it to Thanksgiving Break. I hope you and your family are able to take time to slow down and reflect on everything you’re thankful for during this break. The Gifted and Talented Referral window opened this week. Please check your inbox for an email from Cindy Bills -Director of Advanced Academics. Within the email is a link for 1st-11th grade parents to access and complete if you would like to have your student assessed for the Boerne ISD Gifted and Talented program. All kindergarten students and 2nd grade dual language students will be screened for further Gifted and Talented assessments. More information about Gifted and Talented can be found here.
Knights on Duty
Knights on Duty is an organization consisting of Kendall Elementary School parents who want to be a positive influence to students and who are committed to supporting a safe and secure learning environment.
Knights on duty sign up for a three-hour shift in the morning or afternoon. During the shift, a knight may conduct perimeter checks, monitor campus activity including lunch/recess, sign up for a classroom visit, or fulfill other duties. The goal is to be watchful for suspicious activity on/around campus and to be a positive role model to students.
The Knight’s on Duty program exists under the authority of Kendall Elementary School. All knights on duty must follow Boerne Independent School District policy and state law. The program is managed by the school resource officer.
Knights on duty will check in at the front desk. Each knight will be issued a lanyard and tag for identification, a radio for communication with staff, and an access card to get into the building. The knight will be briefed by the school resource officer on any campus activities or needs occurring during the knight’s shift.
Knights on duty are encouraged to be positive role models to students. This can happen a variety of ways including engagement during extracurricular activities or in student classrooms. In order to be respectful of the campus learning environment, classroom visits should be scheduled with teachers before the knight’s shift. A knight should refrain from joining a class or extracurricular activity without communicating with the faculty member in charge. All disciplinary issues are to be handled by faculty members only. If a disciplinary issue is observed, it should be promptly reported to a faculty member or the school resource officer. Report any emergency immediately. It is better to report a suspicious circumstance, accident, or disciplinary issue immediately than to ignore or put off the issue and take the chance that it will develop into a more severe problem.
If you would like to volunteer to be extra eyes and ears on campus, the first step is to ensure you have an up-to-date background check. You can start that process here: https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/11632
Once this is completed, please reach out to Officer James Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for making Kendall GREAT! Enjoy your weekend!
-Your Kendall PTO