Monday Morning Bearcub Brief

Volume XC-11 February 2019

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

Kleb Kudos

Good morning, Bearcubs! Valentine's Day is this Thursday, and in the spirit of love, let me just remind you how much I love the Bearcub staff and students! I am so blessed to have such an amazing team with which to do the important work of educating our young Bearcubs and transforming them into good citizens. We, collectively as a staff, are blessed to have a fantastic student body that are growing into wonderful young men and women. It's easy to get bogged down in the stress and strain of the month of February, but breathe deep and remember that the people we see everyday are what makes Kleb Intermediate the best place to be! Here's a look at some of the great things that happened here last week:
This week's first kudos goes out to our Digital Learning Specialist, Kim Sharp, for her awesome work at the Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology in Education conference. Mrs. Sharp not only partnered with fellow specialists in the district to lead a session on Nearpod, but is bringing a ton of ideas and information back to our staff and students on campus. Thank you Mrs. Sharp for seeking opportunities as a promise2purpose investor and modeling the qualities of a forever learner. We cannot wait to start implementing everything you bring back!

Our second kudos goes to our amazing teaching staff. Our staff works hard everyday to grow our students and move them forward on their pathways to becoming a forever learner. A special shout out to the following staff members who were nominated this year for Teacher of the Year by their fellow peers for exhibiting the tenants of being relationship driven, results focused, and creating intentionally personalized and student focused classroom environments.

Ms. Rivera, Ms. Blanchard, Ms. Watson, Ms. Heron, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Seltz, Ms. Colon, Ms. Adian, Ms. Broadnax, Ms. Williams, Ms. McDonald, Ms. DeMoss, Ms. Cummings, Mr. Gist, Ms. Solomon, and Ms. Huygen

Great job, everyone!

Cubs of the Week

Kleb Lip Sync Show

Tickets are on sale now for the Kleb Lip Sync Show! Don't miss this event on Friday, February 15th in the Kleb Cafeteria. Get your tickets now before they sell out by going to
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Huggins Highlights

Staff, remember we are in the middle of our Cub Card Spring Break Challenge! The department that wins will win administrative class coverage for four lucky individuals. Using my proprietary formula to find the leader (okay, so it's just the number of cards divided by number of staff members) right now, ELA is in the lead with both math and fine arts very close behind. But remember, the main idea is to try to get as close as possible to our campus goal of 10 cub cards distributed per person per day! Right now, in the middle of Febru-weary is the most crucial time to reinforce what we expect with our Bearcubs!

Don't forget that this Friday, February 15th, will be our spring full faculty meeting with Dr. Champion. Plan on being in the library right at 7:50am to hear his message and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

The application window is now open for our campus to apply for the Holdsworth Campus Leadership Program's 2nd cohort. If you are interested in leading the learning on our campus, see the email from yesterday for more details and click here to apply. Fill out your application by Monday, February 18th.

Finally, teachers, if you missed it last week, click here to see a copy of the district's save-the-date summer offerings for professional development. I'm super excited about some of the opportunities to learn we will have before next year!
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From the PTO President

Parents, welcome back – we are halfway done! PTO has a lot going on this month. Here are the most important things to know for January:

  • Memory Books are on sale at for $30 + optional personalization, and don’t miss your chance to buy an ad for your 8th grader! There is more information on the PTO website if you have any questions. We will be taking orders in person at Community Night as well.

  • If you haven’t already, PLEASE join our Remind group so we have the most direct communication possible and can keep you in the loop on activities and PTO needs/opportunities (because we all know, papers don’t make it home with middle school kiddos!) To join, text “@klebpt” (no “o”) to 81010.

-Rebecca Strong, PTO President

Staff Spotlight: Amy Parker-ELA Teacher

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You were made to be awesome

Where did you grow up?


How many years have you been in education?

More than 20?

Where did you go to school?

Cy Creek

What was your first job?

Life guarding

What is your favorite family tradition?

Making cinnamon rolls at Thanksgiving

If you could switch places with any one person for a day, who would it be, and why?

JJ Watt because I love football and would love to experience the football life.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?

Wimbledon, California, Italy

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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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