KHES Update

iCan@KellerHarvel week of December 15

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Dates to Remember

12/15 - 2nd grade Music program

12/17 - 3rd & 4th grade Spelling Bee qualifying round (permission slip due Dec. 15)

12/19 - Winter Holiday parties/Full day of instruction

12/22 - 1/5 Winter Break

1/5 - Professional Development for teachers/staff

1/6 - Students return to school

1/7 - KHES Spelling Bee at 8:30 am

December 19th - Grade level Holiday parties

Curious when your child is having their Winter Party? Grade level times are written below.

K – 1:45 - 2:45

1st – 1:20 - 2:20

2nd – 2:00 - 2:45

3rd – 8:30 - 9:30

4th – 1:45 - 2:45

Casey's Kids

Casey’s Kids is a program that was started to help KISD students who are in need. KHES P.E. teacher, Mrs. Shipp has been giving out Casey’s Kids paper shoes to students who donate a$1.00. We want to thank all of our students and their families for their support. With your help, Mrs. Shipp raised $848 so far. Friday, Dec. 12 is the last day. That total could go up depending on what might be donated tomorrow. Congratulations to Mrs. Tavarez's class. Her class was the first class to raise $100! Mrs. Allen's, Mrs. Clepper's & Mrs. Juro's classes also raised over $100. Thank you again for helping our community through Casey's Kids.

KHES Spelling Bee

KHES will be conducting our Spelling Bee on January 7, 2015 at 8:30. We would love to have your 3rd or 4th grader participate in this annual school event. In order to ensure that your child is eligible, a permission form must be returned to your child's teacher by Monday, December 15 and your child must also pass the qualifying round which will be held at KHES on Wednesday, December 17 at 8:15 in the cafe. The permission slip was sent home on Tuesday, December 2. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Streeter at or Kelly Mickler at


We will be placing an order for as many Chromebooks as we can from our fundraiser to replace the existing Netbooks that are now in classrooms. The Netbooks will remain in classrooms as well.

Early Dismissal Requests after 2:30 pm

We are closely monitoring the number of early dismissal requests that take place after 2:30 pm each day. We are noticing that some students are being signed out early on a regular basis. We understand that emergencies and/or appointments do happen however, we ask that you allow us to work with your child until the end of the school day. The last 30 minutes of the school day is an important part of your child's day as they might miss an important topic covered in their regular class or co-curr class.

Our front office staff continues to work very hard with making sure all dismissal changes, messages, and any other communication from you to your child is done in a timely fashion. All dismissal changes & messages will continue to be given to teachers at 2:30 each day. Please make every effort to communicate your changes on or before 2:30.

Interested in purchasing camp shirts, payment toward Sky Ranch or just a donation? You now have access to complete all payments and/or donations online at the Keller ISD Web Store. If you are interested, all families are able to donate. We are asking that all payments/donations be made on line this year.

To access the web store, follow these simple directions:

Go to the URL address :

Parents will login as follows:

User name = Student’s ID#

Password = Student’s Last Name (This is case sensitive and should be entered exactly as it appears in Home Access Center.)

1. Once logged in, under ‘Shop’ where it says “Who are you shopping for?”, click on the student’s name

2. Click on ‘Items At My Student’s School’

3. Next to ‘Categories’, click on ‘4th Grade Camp’

4. Click on ‘Buy’ next to the item(s) you wish to purchase, then click on ‘Checkout’

5. Click on ‘Checkout Step 1: Additional Info’, complete any required information

6. Click on ‘Checkout Step 2: Payment’, enter payment information

7. Click on ‘Pay Now’ and when the transaction is complete, a printable receipt will automatically pop-up on the screen

Spring Creek BBQ donated $1100 to KHES!

Thank you to all those who attended the Spring Creek Spirit Night on November 4th! And thank you to the teachers for handing out hot rolls and carrying trays! PTA appreciates you!

Congratulations to Mrs. Sharp's second grade class, Mrs. Gremmel's second grade class, and Mrs. Mickler's fourth grade class WON for most attendance.

$5,000 dollar scholarship & $400 grant opportunities from KISD food service provider Sodexo

A Message from Steve Dunmore, President of Sodexo Education

Dear Friends,

As you may know, Stop Hunger plays an important role in building stronger communities around the globe and in our own backyard.

Throughout the year, our employees give back to their local communities by supporting Stop Hunger and Sodexo Foundation, and I would like to personally thank you for that.

The programs funded through Sodexo Foundation help our communities thrive. We know we can’t end hunger alone and we are proud of the work we are doing, and we need your help to share a few opportunities with your students.

First, Sodexo Foundation is accepting applications for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship program now through Dec. 5. This program recognizes students who are finding creative solutions to eliminate hunger in America. To support their innovative efforts, winners get a $5,000 scholarship for school and a $5,000 matching grant to give to the charity of their choice. Help spread the word: #GET5GIVE5 and Impact Millions!

Additionally, Sodexo Foundation is offering $400 Youth Grants for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address child hunger during Global Youth Service Day April 17-19, 2015. As a board member of YSA, I am particularly proud of this program and we have had significant Sodexo engagement in the past projects. The application period remains open until Jan. 15, 2015.

Please share these opportunities with your students and don’t stop there—help spread the word on social media and beyond. Visit for official rules and the application, or contact me with any questions.

Warm Regards,


PTA News

An Update from April Wetzig, PTA President

Don't Forget

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KHES PTA is amazing! But I'm sure you already knew that! :)

For more information about our PTA please click HERE . Whether you are looking to volunteer your time on campus or just want to know how to show your support, the Keller Harvel PTA website has all the information you need. PTA President April Wetzig and the entire PTA Board truly loves the teachers & students at KHES. Please join us this year.

February 5 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Literacy Night

March 26 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Science Fair

April 9 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Summer Fun Fair/PTA Elections

May 8 ~ PTA General Membership Meeting & Movie Night

Parent Education - Helping YOU Help your KIDS

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a resource available to KISD students and their families. Find tutorials on common software, workshops and emerging topics, such as blogging, Twitter and Internet safety. Log on today! Just go to

Username: khe-parents
Password: kellerisd

Extra Curricular Activities at KHES

**NEW** KHES Basketball Club

When - Fridays beginning January 9th in the gym

Who - Kindergarten, 1st grade & 2nd grade 3:00 - 4:00

3rd & 4th grade students return to campus from 4:15 - 5:15

For more Information - click HERE

Contact or

KHES Running Club

When - Mondays 3:00 - 3:45 staring on October 6th

Registration- click HERE


KHES Art Club

When - Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 in the Art room

New classes every 6 weeks. 20 students will be able to sign up at at a time.

Students may sign up beginning Sept. 22 at 7:30 right outside the Art room door.

Classes begin Wednesday, October 8th


KHES Music Club

When - Dates and sign up information will be shared soon.


Young Rembrandt's Art Enrichment Program

When - Thursdays 3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

11/6/14 - 1/8/15 in our Science Lab

Registration -

Mad Science

When - Wednesdays 9/24 - 11/12 (1st session) from 3:05-4:05 in our Science Lab

Registration information will be shared soon.

Spanish Club

When - Tuesdays 10/7-12/16 & 1/13-3/24 in the Science Lab and/or KHES Library

Registration -

Drama Kids

When - Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 in the KHES Library

Registration -