FAMILY and COMMUNITY Newsletter 1st Grading Period 2019-2020
Welcome to Kennedy-Powell Elementary, a Project Lead the Way Nationally Distinguished campus! Kennedy-Powell is also proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by educational and business leaders in Texas. Our mission is to inspire students to become lifelong learners who thrive in a global society. Our dedicated staff are incredible advocates for the success of all children.
Our students have the qualities of great designers and innovators! Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch taps into their exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.
PLTW brings learning to life. The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge.
KP Stars have a rich history of excellence! We have a close partnership of students, staff, parents, volunteers, and community where EVERYBODY WORKS TOGETHER! Kennedy-Powell is filled with eager to learn students, supportive and involved parents, and an enthusiastic staff committed to a quality education.
KP Stars are…
Temple Education Foundation
TEF funded grants by KP Teachers Stacy Fulton, Amanda Sustaita, Alisa Stewart, & the 2nd Grade Team.
Mrs. Hesse - 3rd grade teacher
Ms. Williamson - Kinder teacher
KP STAR TEACHER SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATES MS. HEATHER WILLIAMSON!
Ms. Williamson has been a teacher for 13 years. Her favorite part about teaching is the “light bulb moments” and how excited students get when they discover something new and amazing. The person she admires the most is her mom who has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. Her mother’s devotion to family, selflessness, and heart for others shaped Ms. Williamson to be the teacher she is today. Thank you, Ms. Williamson for all you do!
KP staff celebrations!
KPES stars had much to celebrate at the 2019-2020 Temple ISD EIE Conference!
Kristin Childress- KP True Blue Award, Professional
Morgan Lee - KP True Blue Award, Auxiliary
Nicole Taha - KP Rookie Teacher of the Year
Dr. Kelly Madden - KP Nominee, Administrator of the Year
Laura Lopez - KP Nominee, Administrator of the Year
Family Advisory Board (FAB) - formerly known as KPES PTO
Don't forget to be collecting your BoxTops! You may use the traditional ones until they expire. Please submit to your teacher by October 20th (on the below printout or in small baggies/envelopes). You can also download the app to begin scanning!
Temple ISD Report Cards & Progress Reports Available Only Online
Beginning this school year, all report cards and progress reports for students will only be available to view online through Family Access, unless a hard copy is requested.
This video shows you how to look at your child's report card or progress report.
If you have questions about logging into Family Access, please contact your child's school.
You can also watch this video on our YouTube channel, Temple ISD: Just for Parents.
Give a little time, get a lot in return. It only takes two hours a month to make a huge difference in the life of a child. Mentoring helps kids stay off drugs, out of gangs and in school. Mentors help kids think BIG so they can fulfill their dreams. The best part is, you’ll not only see what it does for them, you’ll feel what it does for YOU.
Wildcat Mentor Application
If you want to become a Mentor, please fill out and send your application to:
Dr. Nichole Riley
Wildcat Mentor Board
P.O. Box 788
Temple, TX 76503
Skylert is an automated system used by the district and campuses to send out information. You may receive Skylert calls about attendance, emergencies, transportation, school nutrition, or school events. If you are receiving calls that you should not be, please contact your child's school or the Technology Help Desk (215-6883) to make that necessary corrections.
You can now customize the calls made from your child’s school (formerly School Messenger) by setting the options in Skylert.
- To set the options, log into Family Access.
- Click on the Skylert link on the left. Your phone and email contact information that is already on file with the school will display in Skylert.
- If any of the contact information is incorrect, you can change it on the Skylert screen and it will automatically update in the student management system (Skyward).
- NOTE: Only the Primary Contact that is listed for the child in Skyward can change the Primary Phone number. Add contact numbers and emails as appropriate. Check the type of notifications next to the number or email address. If you wish to receive notification by text, be sure and add the appropriate phone(s) under Text Message Numbers.