True GRIT

December 7 - 11

Dates to Remember

12/7 - Happy Hanukkah!

12/7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8am

12/8 - 12-10 PTA Holiday Shop

12/8 - CEIC Meeting 3:30 in the Library

12/9 - Apex Fun Run pledges are due

12/9 - Keller Middle School band performs 9:00 - 9:45

12/11 - Lockdown Drill

12/14 - 2nd grade presents "A Rainbow Christmas" 9:30 am & 6:30 pm

12/15 - 4th grade Point Riders Holiday celebration 3:00 - 4:00

12/16 - Cowboy Cash Holiday Movie Party (invitation only) 3:00 - 4:00

12/17 - 4th grade Newsteam & Green Team Holiday celebration 11:25 - 12:15

12/17 - Star Wars Cosmic Bowling 5:00 - 8:00

12/18 - Holiday Class Parties

  • KG - 8:45
  • 1st - 8:30
  • 2nd - 8:30
  • 3rd - 9:30
  • 4th - 10:00

Parties should last approximately 45 minutes.

12/18 - Early Release Day 12:00

Campus News

Most Awesome Teacher/Staff Parking Raffle

Every week, I will draw a name and the lucky winner gets their VERY own parking spot for a week. You will be able to park in the spot closest to the front of the school.


This week’s lucky winner is D'Lene Anthony!!!!!!! WhoHoo!!! Congratulations, D'Lene!

COWBOY HEART @ WORK RECOGNITIONS

  • Thank you Tori for your kind words and letting me know that I am making a difference in your kid's lives. It means the world to me!
  • Jenni is AMAZING! When I need something she is so helpful and goes to any length to get the job done. thanks for the chairs, speakers and everything else.
  • Thank you Jane for your help and support in getting the new monitor speakers. They help us so much!
  • Jennifer H is helping in my room so a student can succeed. Thank you for sharing your time and assistance.
  • Thank you to Ellen for all her help and ideas with a student. she is so great to work with and shares valuable information. Thanks so much!
  • Thank you Kristen for purchasing the monitor speakers for our new sound system. they make a HUGE difference! This was an unexpected expense. Thanks.

Warm Up Wednesday RETURNS!

Back by popular demand Sunshine will be providing warm-up/wind pant Wednesdays along with a hot chocolate bar set up in the teacher's lounge.


This will happen EVERY Wednesday December-January.

District News & Events

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The following information was shared in the KISD District Wide Wednesday announcements.


Holidays can be an overwhelming time of year and the challenges you face each day can lead to stressful feelings. Your home life, your happiness and your performance at work all can suffer.


Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide confidential support for those everyday challenges or more serious problems, and it’s available around the clock -- anytime you need it.


This service is available to all employees in the District! Our current EAP is Care 24 Services and their phone number is 1-888-887-4114.


Care 24 Services will be our vendor until December 31, 2015. Starting January 1, 2016, our EAP will be with Optum. Optum’s phone number is 1-866-248-4094.

All you need to do is tell them you are an employee from Keller ISD.

Campus News

Grade Level Planning

We are scheduled to meet in grade level planning on Tuesday. Jane and I will meet with you in one of your classrooms. Please be prepared to discuss the following:


  • Grade Level Celebrations
  • Common assessments and benchmarks
  • Student progress (for those students who were listed as "DEFICIENT" at the BOY on IStation OR AimsWeb)



I am looking forward to our time together!

Peppermint Village Gift Shop Schedule

December 8
  • 8:45 Fairfield
  • 9:30 Clepper
  • 10:15 Tavarez
  • 11:00 Hood
  • 12:30 Allen
  • 1:15 Brunson
  • 2:00 Anthony

December 9

  • 8:45 Mixson
  • 9:30 Boucher
  • 10:15 Gremmels
  • 11:00 Friz
  • 12:30 Sharp
  • 1:15 Hoover & Guy
  • 2:00 Bennett

December 10

  • 8:45 Mickler
  • 9:30 Underwood
  • 10:15 Gottleber
  • 11:00 Thomason
  • 12:30 San Miguel
  • 1:15 Juro
  • 2:00 Smith

Big Kahuna Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone for helping to make our Big Kahuna Fundraiser a HUGE success! Our total profits for the fundraiser were $10,877.37. Profits will be used to replenish classroom technology needs and other resources and materials.

PTA News

Apex Fun Run News

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.
Jeanna Neeley - President

Katrina Own - 1st VP/Membership

Kerri Tolar - 2nd VP/Budget & Finance

Kelli Strzinek - Treasurer

Alyssa O'Rear - Secretary