Panther Proclamation

November 15-19, 2021

Kyle Elementary School

Karen Lucita, Principal (karen.lucita@hayscisd.net)

Linda Garcia, Assistant Principal (linda.garcia@hayscisd.net)

Judith Martinez, Counselor (judith.martinez@hayscisd.net)

Kristal Mathews, Nurse kristal.mathews@hayscisd.net

Attendance kes.attendance@hayscisd.net


Front Office Hours: 7:05 am-3:30 pm

Student Day: 7:35 am-2:55 pm

Campus closed to visitors

Please call (512) 268-3311 for assistance

Family Handbook

Hays High Five

Campus Vision

At Kyle Elementary, we believe building relationships in a safe environment encourages student engagement, impacts campus morale, and inspires student achievement.

From Mrs. Lucita

Last week was a week for all of us to show gratitude and kindness. We hope you enjoyed our Veterans Day video. Mrs. Wilds and team did an amazing job organizing and putting it all together! Friday we celebrated World Kindness Day and our Orange House - Attitude of Gratitude. Shout out to Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Ault for an incredible assembly. Ask your student(s) how they show kindness to others! This week we will finish up our HOUSE Feather Challenge on 11/16.


Next week we will be off for the Thanksgiving Break. We are thankful for our KES Families and hope everyone has a wonderful time with family and friends.


Mrs. Martinez, KES Counselor has added new Tips for Home and places for Thanksgiving Meals. See Counselor Section later in newsletter for links and details.


There will not be a newsletter on 11/21. Next newsletter will be on 11/28! Happy Thanksgiving!


In Partnership,

Karen Lucita, Principal

#KyleESRocks! #PanthasticYear

Be Good. Be Kind. Love Others.

Happening This Week!

GT Referral Period 11/1-11/30

11/15-11/19

11/15

  • Wear Gray Day

11/16

11/17

11/18

  • Thanksgiving lunch at school - no visitors this year. Parent/community member meals will be available at the PAC. They can be purchased thru Revtrak with the link provided.

11/19


Coming up Next Week:

Thanksgiving Break! 11/22-11/26. We will see our Panthers on Monday, 11/29


11/29-12/3

11/29

  • Wear White

11/30

12/1

12/2

12/3

  • House Color Day - Live to Give


Reminders

  • The Hays CISD Gifted and Talented referral process starts on Monday, 11/1-11/30.
  • If you LOVE something a Hays CISD staff member has done for you, you can let them know by submitting a Hays High Five! Click on the link and share with them! Hays High Five - ALL staff could use some praise and acknowledgement!
  • If your student is out due to being ill, please contact their teacher. Classroom teachers will give you directions and how to complete missed work. Please notify KES Attendance @ kes.attendance@hayscisd.net and our Campus Nurse, @ kristal.mathews@hayscisd.net

December Spirit Days!

December is right around the corner! We will have December Spirit Days 12/6-12/10 and 12/13-12/17.


We will be showering our staff with love and gratitude during the month of December. We are looking for gift card donations to give to our staff during the last 2 weeks of the fall semester. If you or someone you know would like to donate gift cards (any $$ amount), please email Mrs. Lucita at karen.lucita@hayscisd.net. Some favorite places: Sonic, Starbuck, Summer Moon, Target, Amazon (to name just a few). We need the gift cards by December 6th. Thank you in advance!

PTA Fun with Feathers!

Fun with Feathers HOUSE COMPETITION!

Help your HOUSE get the MOST turkey feathers November 10th-16th. Bring your change and buy feathers for your HOUSE. Feathers will be on sale for .25 cents by the front office each morning 7:05-7:30 AM. You can purchase as many feathers as you wish.The House with the MOST feathers will win a HOUSE PARTY!


** Please note - our front office staff cannot accept money.

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KES 21-22 Yearbook

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GT Referrals

The G/T referral period will be open from November 1 - 30. Students can be referred by parents or teachers. The link to refer a student will be available on Monday, 11/1 https://www.hayscisd.net/Page/3392

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Notes from Nurse Mathews, RN

Welcome to November! We made it!

Another month down and now we are heading into the holidays! As we head into the holiday season self care becomes so important. Not only for our students, but for the whole family as well. Below are some ways to help with self care during this busy time of the year.

Take it Easy! Self-Care will help your whole family:

1 .Make time for yourself

2. Designate personal time. Prioritize healthy choices.

3. Try to eat healthy and get the proper amount of sleep.

4. Be realistic. Give yourself forgiveness and try your best to not be hard on yourself or others.

5. Set boundaries. Limit your exposure to news coverage and social media that can invoke worst-case scenarios.

6. Reconnect with things you enjoy. Do a hobby or activity you enjoy but don’t normally have time for.

Tips for supporting kids:

1.Keep a routine.Sticking to a regular schedule is key, even when you’re all at home all day.

2. Kids should get up, eat and go to bed at their normal times. This routine will help calm them and give them a sense of normalcy.

3.Be creative about exercise. Take a daily family walk or bike ride or do yoga. Find some ways to let kids burn off energy and make sure everyone is staying active.

4. Manage your own anxiety If you’re feeling overwhelmed, step away and take a break.

5. Stay in touch virtually. Keep your support network strong, even when you’re only able to call or text friends and family. Technology can help your children feel connected to their friends and family. Make sure to always monitor their screen time.

Preschool-aged children (ages 3 through 5 years) should be physically active throughout the day for growth and development. Adult caregivers should encourage preschool-aged children to be active when they play—aiming for 3 hours a day—and limit their screen time.

Children and adolescents (ages 6 through 17 )years should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity each day, including daily aerobic – and activities that strengthen bones (like running or jumping) – 3 days each week, and that build muscles (like climbing or doing push-ups) – 3 days each week.

Vision/ Hearing Screenings

I also wanted to let you know that we WILL be doing Vision/Hearing screening on Tuesday November 9th. These are State required screenings for grades PK, K, 1,3 and 5. You will be notified by email/letter (in the regular mail) if your child fails one of the required screenings. Please make sure that we have a current address/email on file for your child.


Kristal Mathews, RN

kristal.mathews@hayscisd.net

KES PTA News

PTA grade Level member winner will be announced next week during announcements.


JOIN KES PTA!

https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/

Choose District: Hays CISD

PTA: Kyle Elementary School

** Membership helps our students and teachers! Thank you in advance for joining!!


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

PTA Pay Pal Link


2021-2022 PTA Board

Matt Greengold- President

Kathy Martinez- VP Fundraising

Ashley Pittman- VP Membership

Tina Beskow- Secretary

Stephanie Lopez- Treasurer

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Gobble Box

To apply for a Gobble Box

1. Open PDF above

2. Print and Complete

3. Email to https://theconnectionchurch.org/gobble-box-application/

Wright this Minute - Nov. 11

Below Items to know & Access!

KES Admin Team

Click on the links to our Virtual Offices!

Mrs. Lucita, Principal

Mrs. Garcia, Assistant Principal

Ms. Martinez - KES School Counselor

What does the school counselor do?

https://youtu.be/vJIXTElklL8


Check out my virtual office here! If you need any assistance, please complete the forms on last slide in my virtual office - also linked below

Parents

3rd-5th

1st-2nd

PK-Kinder


Tips for Home

https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter%20-%20Copy

https://www.smore.com/0a7mz

SMART TAGS (Campus ID's)

This week we will be distributing ID's to ALL KES Students.


  • 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 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.


If a student loses their ID, there will be a $5.00 replacement fee. Starting this year, ALL Hays CISD students will wear ID's while on campus.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and KES Houses

At KES we use a school wide House System. Each staff and student is 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 during the 1st week of school!


Each month we will focus on a Mindset and Character Trait.

September = Introduction and Review of 7 Mindsets
October = 100% Accountable
November = Attitude of Gratitude
December = Live to Give
January = Everything is Possible
February = Passion First
March = We are Connected
April = The Time is Now
May/June = Review 7 Mindsets


If you wish to purchase House shirts, please use the following link. All KES students and staff will receive a House shirt this year.

shop.theblockscreenprinting.com/kyle_panthers

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. shop.theblockscreenprinting.com/kyle_panthers


Other ways to contact them

The Block Screen Printing

www.facebook.com/theblockscreenprint

www.theblockscreenprinting.com

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Future Happenings!

(All Dates are Subject to Change)


12/6-12/10

12/6

  • Dress Like a Snowman

12/7

  • Dress Like a Reindeer

12/8

  • Dress Like a Present

12/9

  • Dress in Plaid or Flannel

12/10

  • Dress Like a Grinch Character or wear Red & Green

  • PTA Family Movie Night


12/13-12/12/18

12/13

  • Dress Like an Elf

12/14

  • Dress Like Gingerbread person

12/15

  • Dress in Ugliest Holiday Sweater

12/16

  • Dress in Pajamas

12/17


  • 2nd Nine Weeks Pep Rally

  • Dress in holiday gear and accessories


12/20-1/3

Winter Break

2/18

  • Student holiday / teacher planning - NEW DATE ADDED to Hays CISD School Calendar