Kuehnle Koala Chronicle

22/23 Issue 10

2022-2023 School Hours

School Starts at 8:10 am.

School Ends at 3:25 pm.

Students are allowed to enter building at 7:45 am.

We kindly request that you do not enter the car rider line PRIOR to 7:30 AM. The line backs up and then our staff can not get into the parking lot to park their cars and get to their classroom and morning duty assignments to welcome and supervise students.

REMINDER: Thank you for helping everyone stay safe by not dropping off your child prior to 7:45 a.m. Supervision of students does not begin until 7:45 a.m. If you need before school care, please contact the front office about Koala Kare or go to their website for information https://www.koalakare-llc.com/

Kuehnle Front Office Hours:

7:45- am to 4:10 pm


May 1-5: Closed campus due to STAAR testing. No volunteers or visitors.

May 8-12: KISD Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12: Last day the school store is open

May 22: Field Day

May 22: No lunch visitors

May 23: Year Book Distribution & Signing Day-No lunch visitors or drop offs, students eating in classrooms due to signing day

May 23: No lunch visitors

May 24-5th grade awards

May 24-no lunch visitors

May 26: LAST DAY of school and PreK-4th grade EOY P2P awards. No lunch visitors.

May 26: no lunch visitors

May 26-Aug 8: Summer Break!

Aug 4: Meet the teacher 2-4pm

August 9: First Day of school

School Supplies for 2023-2024 year on sale NOW!

2023-2024 school supplies are on sale now. Please log into your schoolcashonline account to purchase. School Supply Packets will be delivered to your child's homeroom on the day of 'Meet the Teacher'. Please make sure to use the STUDENT'S NAME when purchasing. Deadline to order is May 23rd. There will not be any extra school supplies ordered and no refunds will be issued. Please note that we will not be accepting cash or check orders at school. All orders must be placed through schoolcashonline.

Ordering school supply packages will:

· Save you time & money with quality products

· Allow you to purchase teacher approved and custom packaged products

· Allow you to avoid shopping hassles. No crowds, no traffic, no guesswork








Reminder-Closed Campus due to testing!

We will be a closed campus on the following STAAR testing dates. NO lunch visitors or volunteers will be permitted on campus on the following days.

Mon, May 1

Tues, May 2

Wed, May 3

Thurs, May 4

Fri, May 5

Year book distribution day and signing party May 23

PTO is hosting a student only yearbook signing in the cafeteria. Due to this event students will be eating in the classrooms and lunch schedules will be accelerated. We will not be able to accommodate lunch visitors or lunch drop off today. If your child is not eating the lunch, please have them bring their lunch with them that morning as they may have a different lunch time.
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Kuehnle Field Day is Monday, May 22nd

RSVP for Field Day by Monday, May 15th. Click HERE to RSVP.

Click here for important Field Day information.

No lunch visitors today.

5th Grade EOY Awards Ceremony May 24th

Fifth Grade May 24 8:30-10:30 Cafeteria

We hope you’ll be able to join us for these celebrations. Don’t forget to RSVP if you plan to attend so that your visitor badge is waiting for you to expedite your arrival to the celebration.

RSVP For: 5th Grade EOY P2P Celebration

Deadline to RSVP: Wednesday, May 17th

Click HERE to RSVP

No lunch visitors due to accelerated lunch schedule, students eating in classrooms due to 5th grade celebration in the cafeteria.

PreK-4th Grade EOY P2P Celebrations Friday, May 26th

Dear parents,

Our last Koala P2P Celebration Days are coming soon. We invite parents to attend and celebrate with us. We are excited to recognize our students’ accomplishments as they live the Profile of a Learner. See the schedule below for your child’s celebration time. You will be able to sign your child out for an early dismissal with the classroom teacher beginning at 10:00 am and after.

Don’t wait in a long line…RSVP today! To qualify for an RSVP your license must have been scanned this year. Need to have it scanned? Come to the front office by Wednesday, May 17th at noon, then you can RSVP on the link provided.

We will not be able to accommodate lunch visitors or lunch drop off today. If your child is not eating the lunch, please have them bring their lunch with them that morning as they may have a different lunch time.

RSVP For: PreK – 4th grade P2P Celebrations

Deadline to RSVP: Wednesday, May 17th.

Click HERE to RSVP!!

See specific grade levels times below:

Pre-K 9:30-10:00 Classroom

Kindergarten 9:30-10:00 Classroom

First 10:30-11:00 Classroom

Second Grade 10:00-10:30 Classroom

Third Grade 11:00-11:30 Classroom

Fourth Grade 11:30-12:00 Classroom

Ms. Burns 9:30-10:00 Classroom

Ms. Kaufman 9:30-10:00 Classroom

We hope you’ll be able to join us for these celebrations. Don’t forget to RSVP if you plan to attend so that your visitor badge is waiting for you to expedite your arrival to the celebration.

IMPORTANT Jogging Club Update for end of the school year

Thank you parents for supporting our Jogging Club program and getting your joggers to school early so they could participate!

Our final Jogging Club dates are listed below. Please make note of the changes for 4th grade due to STAAR Testing.

Monday, May 1 – 1st and 2nd grade

Tuesday, May 2 – 4th grade

Wednesday, May 3 – 3rd and 5th grade

Awards for the top 3 girl and top 3 boy joggers in each grade level will be given at our P2P celebrations.

~Mrs. Koonts, Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Barthelemy


Selective school supply items and novelty items will be available in our school store most mornings from 7:45-8:10 a.m.

School store closes for the year on May 12, 2023. We are marking down some fun items for the end of the year!

Student Birthdays

Dear Parents, please see below for the different ways your child's Birthday can be celebrated at Kuehnle which include ordering birthday snacks from the cafeteria or having the Koala visit your child at lunch through our fabulous PTO. Please see below for details. As a reminder the following can not occur on campus:

1. Distribution of Birthday invitations (see below for details)

2. Bringing toys or outside birthday treats for other students

3. Bringing Birthday Balloons to the cafeteria

As always parents are welcome to eat lunch with their child at the parent table and bring a special treat or lunch for their own personal child.

Help us make the afternoon car pool line go smoothly!

Every student who is a car rider MUST have a car rider number. We have NEW ORANGE 22-23 car rider tags for EVERY family that needs one. We do not dismiss by names and a lack of a car rider tag may require you to go to the front office to pick up your child. Car number tags speeds up our dismissal getting you home quicker.

Please note that if you do not have the ORANGE car rider tag, you will be directed to go the front office to sign your student out for the day. Don't get stuck and have to go through the car rider line just to go to the front office.

Help us help you get through the car rider line quicky.

  1. Have your ORANGE car rider tag (2022-2023). If you do not have the orange one you will be directed to go to the front office (safety and security). Don't get stuck in the line.
  2. Have your ORANGE car rider tag hanging from your rearview mirror. We can not see the tag/number on your dashboard.
  3. Keep your car rider tag hanging UNTIL your child gets into your car. Remove once the get in. This helps our staff see quickly if you are still waiting on our child. We need to see the number to call for your child.
  4. If your child does not exit in time, please pull around with your tag still hanging and we will call for your child using the number.
  5. Please pull all the way forward as close as you can to the car in front of you so that we can get as many cars as we can through the car rider line in each group.

Thank you for assistance in helping us get your child to your car safely and quickly. Our staff is working hard outdoors and greatly appreciates your patience.

*AM Car Rider line is at the front of the school near the flag pole.

*PM Car Rider line is near the cafeteria.

Safety Procedures & Visitors to Campus

In accordance with KISD safe and secure policies, A valid driver’s license must be shown at the front door before entering the building. Please see the attached Entry Procedure sign displayed at our front door. All visitors to our campus must ring the doorbell, identify yourself, give student's name, provide reason for visit, and show your valid photo I.D. Please do not allow individuals not in your group to enter behind you. Once inside the building check in at our front office and your license will be scanned if you are visiting any area past the front office. Name tags will be provided which should be visible on the front of the shirt and worn AT ALL TIMES by all visitors. Please use the main entrance (near the flagpole) to enter and exit the building. We thank you for following these procedures.

Birthday Snacks

KISD permits parents / guardians or grandparents to supply birthday snacks for their child’s birthday through the KISD Food Service Department.

  • Birthday snacks will be distributed for the entire class at the end of the lunch period, after students have had a nutritious meal as defined by the School Lunch Program and Texas Department of Agriculture.
  • Written consent from a parent / guardian must be obtained before a student will be permitted to have a birthday treat. (Sent in the 1st day packet.)
  • Two weeks notice is required for ordering birthday snacks through Klein ISD. Please call our food service manager at 832-484-6630 for more information or for a list of items that Food Services can supply.

Beginning the 22-23 school year, USDA will no longer offer waivers allowing all students to eat for free. Students will be charged according to their eligibility. Prices for the new school year are the following:

Student lunches cost $2.50. Breakfast is $1.50

This year Klein ISD will be using Schoolcafe for lunch accounts.

NEW Schoolcafe

  • SchoolCafe, an all-in-one portal that allows families to complete meal benefits applications, deposit funds to their student’s lunch account, view meal transaction information in real- time and more!
  • Please click on links below for how to sign up and set up your account.

How to apply for meal benefits: Click HERE Or HERE

How to make payments in Schoolcafe: Click Video How TO

What information do parents need to register students?

● 6 digit student ID* Skyward includes an “s”. Do not include this when enrolling in SchoolCafe

● Last name of student

● Enrolled campus

Where can parents find their child’s ID Number? Skyward which is located at https://www.kleinisd.net/familynet

When sending money for your student’s account, please place the money or check in a sealed envelope and label with the following : Child’s First and Last Name, Teacher’s Name, Grade and Amount Enclosed.

Invitations to Outside Events

Please remember that the teachers cannot facilitate the delivery of invites to any outside events (i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers, etc.) The delivery of party invitations should happen outside of the instructional day. Thank you in-advance for your cooperation with this matter.

Important Information for Parents & Guardians

Visitors to Campus

All visitors to our campus must check in at our front office. A valid driver’s license must be shown at the front door before entering the building and will be needed to check in to visit any area past the front office. Name tags will be provided and should be worn at all times by all visitors. Please use the main entrance (near the flagpole) to enter and exit the building.

Rights of Possessory Conservator

The school district does not have the obligation to contact the managing conservator when the possessory conservator requests permission to review the child’s records and/or consult with the teacher.

Any conflicts between the two parents should be handled outside the school and we should be advised of any limitations of contact that might ultimately be established in the divorce decree; i.e., a visit with the child exclusive of a review of the records, etc.

Custody Issues

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the registrar a certified copy of the most recent court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any question, please call the school and ask for Julia Funk, Principal.

Car Pool

Please remember to have the car rider number tag hanging from your rear view mirror. Make sure you turn off your cell phone while in the carpool line. For morning drop-offs, please follow the directions of the staff members and drop your student off when the line stops. This helps to expedite the traffic flow.

Early Dismissal by 2:45 pm

All early dismissals must occur before 2:45p.m. If you need to pick your child up before the end of the school day please send a note to the front office in the morning. Please come to the front office at the requested time to sign him/her out. After 2:45 p.m. students will only be released following their normally dismissal routine. You can email Kuehnlefrontdesk@kleinisd.net

Transportation Changes by 2:45 pm

All changes to a child’s normal means of afternoon transportation must be received in the front office no later than 2:45 pm to allow time to get the updated information to the teacher in time for dismissal. You can email Kuehnlefrontdesk@kleinisd.net. Transportation changes must be requested in writing.

Medication at School

All medication, prescription and over the counter, must be delivered to the clinic by a parent or guardian. Prescription medications must be in the original container with prescription label. Most pharmacies will provide you with an extra bottle when you fill prescriptions if you ask them. Over the counter medications must have a dosage for the child by age or weight and can only be given for 2 weeks without a doctor’s note. Unused medication can not be sent home with the student. If the parent or guardian cannot pick up medication, you may make arrangements with the nurse for another adult to pick up medication. No vitamins, health food, or herbal preparations may be given.

KISD Smart Tag ID System

Klein ISD will continue using the SMART tag ID card system in the 2022-2023 school year to increase student safety, streamline management of students riding on school buses, and allow access to campus services via easy scans. Bus stop notifications will be implemented during the fall semester in a phased-in rollout. Families will be notified in advance prior to these notifications.

The district purchased the first lanyard, card and plastic cover for every student. The school staff will place them on your child's backpack where instructed by Klein ISD Transportation Department. Please do not remove them unless you need to attach to a new backpack.

Parents will be required to pay for replacement cards, plastic protective covers, or lanyards if they are broken, lost, or stolen. Every student is required to have a Smart Tag.

Replacement costs are as follows:

-lanyard = $2.00

-plastic protective cover = $1.00

-Smart Tag = $5.00

Parents will be contacted by our front office staff when a replacement is needed. Parents will need to pay for the replacement via School Cash Online. A link will be sent to you for payment.

Once payment has been received the front office will provide the replacement. Parents will continue to receive reminders until the fee is paid. Remember, this is a requirement for all elementary students who ride the bus even once.

Dismissal - Safety is our Priority!

Parents, please help us with the following:

Car Riders:

1. Official school car rider number tags must be displayed in the front windshield.

2. Please keep your car rider number tag displayed until your child gets in your car. After your child enters your car, please remove your carpool card from the windshield. This is our signal that your child is loaded.

3. Please be patient in the car line. Remember that SAFETY is always a priority at Kuehnle. Be mindful that students are still moving until we give the go ahead to move cars forward.

4. Please refrain from using your cell phone in a School Zone, including waiting in the car rider line. There are Texas State Laws which prohibit the use of cell phones while in a school zone.

Walkers/Bike Riders:

1. Walkers will be issued a ‘dismissal card’ by their teacher

2. Walkers will turn this card in to the staff member on duty at the assigned walker exit. This will be the student’s ‘ticket’ to leave the school building at the end of each day.

3. Walkers do not walk to cars in the parking lot. Any student leaving school grounds in a car must be picked up in the Car Rider line.

4. For safety reasons, do not park your car in the parking lot during dismissal unless you are required to come into the building.

Bus Riders and Bus Rules:

Students will receive a bus card which must be attached to his/her backpack the entire year. Please do not remove this card.

· Students must remain seated at all times.

· Students must keep hands, feet and objects to themselves.

· Refer to the Klein ISD Student Handbook for a more detailed list.

Parents, please plan ahead with your child for rainy days. Consider packing a raincoat or umbrella for them to use. All changes to a student’s regular means of dismissal must be received in the front office by 2:45 pm. Written notice is required. You may email kuehnlefrontdesk@kleinisd.net

Reporting Student Absences

All student absences must have an excuse note from the parent/guardian within 5 days of the student's return to school.

How do I submit an excuse note?

Entering an absence in Skyward is Klein ISD's preferred method of communication for absence reporting.

Other acceptable methods of notification are:

  • Hand written note from parent/guardian
  • A note from a medical professional

We cannot accept the following communication methods:

  • No emails to the front office, registrar, teacher or other staff member
  • No Remind messages
  • No Dojo message

See the Attendance Policy section of the Klein ISD Student Handbook for more information.


Please note the following information regarding the use of cell phones during school. This information is from the 2022-2023 KISD Elementary Student Handbook pages 64-65.

Electronic Devices and Technology Resources (All Grade Levels)

Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Cell Phones, and Other Electronic Devices

The district permits students to possess personal cell phones for safety purposes; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes.

A student must have approval to possess other personal telecommunications devices on campus such as laptops, tablets, or other portable computers.

Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office. The principal will determine whether to return items to students at the end of the day or to contact parents to pick up the items.

The use of cell phones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.

If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office.

Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or the student’s parent will be disposed of after the notice required by law.

In limited circumstances and in accordance with law, a student’s personal telecommunications device may be searched by authorized personnel.

Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.

Kuehnle PTO Online Spirit Store

Thank you for all your support this year by purchasing items through our spirit store! The profits from your purchases and membership donations directly benefit the children and staff at Kuehnle. Please be sure to visit our PTO website HERE to get all your Kuehnle gear for the 2023-2024 school year!


IT’S SKATE TIME! Please join us for our KUEHNLE END OF YEAR SKATE NIGHT at Skate Champions - Friday, May 12th 4-8pm. Come skate, hangout, and have fun with your friends, classmates, and teachers one last time before the school year is over.

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5th Grade End of Year Party!

The 5th Grade Celebration planning is underway and we wanted to share with our families how to donate directly to this celebration. The below link may be shared with your family and friends so that they can make a contribution towards this event. **Remember all donations are tax-deductible!**

Direct PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=NXBN977RXHNXS

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Koala Birthday Visit

Thank you to everyone that booked a Koala birthday visit this year. We are excited to say that the Kuehnle Koala will be back next year for more fun birthday visits. We can't wait to celebrate with our Kuehnle students!

Textile Donation Bin at Kuehnle

Don’t forget about our Green City Recycling Program over the summer!! Bring your donation items to the Kuehnle donation bin, even through the summer, that is conveniently located on the grass between the Kuehnle parking lot near the cafeteria and the fire station on Winding Ridge Drive.

Acceptable donations: Clothing - Shoes - Toys - Hats - Belts - Purses - Linens and Small Home Décor.

No Large items allowed - such as: furniture, mattresses, electronics, appliances and PLEASE NO TRASH.

Subscribe to the Kuehnle PTO Calendar and REMIND Group:

Click HERE for a link to Kuehnle PTO’s Public Google Calendar. You can subscribe to the calendar to see upcoming events on your preferred calendar app.

Join our REMIND Group by texting @998ka43 to 81010


  • 5/8 - 5/12 Hospitality - Staff Appreciation Week (Our Teachers Raise the Bar)
  • 5/12/23 PTO Meeting 2pm-3pm
  • 5/12/23 Spirit Night - Skate Champions 4pm-8pm

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