November 20-21

We have a short week this week but it will still be packed full of fun!  We will have a firefighter visit on Tuesday to help teach us more about fire safety.

Just a reminder that school is closed from Wednesday- Friday.

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Ll; number 12; shape square; color blue.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.

Nov. 20, Coyote Courier

 

 

November 13-17

The kids did an amazing job this morning at our Veteran’s Day assembly.  Everyone sat quietly and respectfully throughout the entire assembly.  I am so proud of our friends.

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Kk; number 11; shape circle; color red.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.  We will continue to learn about Community Helpers and their roles in helping us where we live. We will be reading many different books that describe different jobs.  Some will be teacher made books and some will be published books. Talk to your child about your job and what you do to support our community.Our Community Helpers unit will have a large focus on fire safety.

Last week we introduced calling 911 in an emergency and talked about different emergency situations; practiced “stop, drop and roll”, and practiced crawling under smoke.  We will continue to focus on these skills until Thanksgiving break.  Please talk to your child about your fire safety plan at home.  At my house, we practice fire drills just like at school.  I talk to my children about where to meet (Granddaddy’s big building), that they can go outside without a grown up, to not take anything with them, they don’t need shoes or a jacket, and to never go back inside until a firefighter tells them it’s ok.  We also talk about yelling “here I am” if we are stuck somewhere and a firefighter is looking for them in the house.  During a fire children get scared and will often hide. It is critically important that your child understand that even though a firefighter in full gear looks scary, they are there to help.  Please make fire safety a regular conversation at your home.

As always, please take time to review the weekly Coyote Courier

Nov. 13, Coyote Courier

NOVEMBER

17 College shirt day- wear a shirt from your favorite college

21 Report cards sent home

22,23, 24 Student Holiday- School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER

1 Make-up Picture Day

5 PTA Spirit Night at Longhorn Steakhouse & 6:30 PTA board in KES library

14 KES Jack Frost Day/ Kg-5 Winter Parties

18-29 School Closed for Winter Break ( students return on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)

Upcoming Event for January:  The next community wide KES event is International Night on Friday, January 19th.   Please consider hosting a “booth” and sharing information about a country.  We would love to have countries represented from all the continents.   

KES Yearbook: Purchase your Kaechele yearbook by November 30 for 5% off! You may purchase and personalize your KES yearbook online.

A few important notes:

* Your personalized yearbook only costs $21.00.

* The deadline to order your copy and complete your free personal pages (optional) is April 30.

* Additional personal pages can be added later for $0.99/page up until April 30 even if you purchase now!

November 6-10

Reminder: No school for students, Tuesday, November 7.  

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Jj; number 10; shape crescent; color white.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.  We will continue to learn about Community Helpers and their roles in helping us where we live.  Our Community Helpers unit will have a large focus on fire safety. We will continue reading the book Kitten, Red, Yellow Blue by Peter Catalanotto. Talk to your child about your job and what you do to support our community.

Just a reminder to please review the Coyote Courier each week for information regarding Kaechele

Nov. 6, 2017 Coyote Courier

Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and KES students, teachers, staff and parents would like to invite all men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces to join us for an assembly on Friday, Nov. 10th from 8:30-9:30 AM.  This annual event is special for our school as we honor, recognize and celebrate all those who have made a difference in our lives.  If you are a veteran and are able to attend our assembly, then we ask that you complete a registration form located on our school’s website (click on Veterans Day Registration) or visit the site directly at https://goo.gl/forms/y0KVH2HZa2QesYb83   Please register as soon as possible but no later than Wed, November 8th.  During the assembly each guest veteran will be introduced and asked to stand to be recognized.  Guest veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms for the assembly.  KES students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue.  All veteran guests will have reserved seating and sit with their KES student.  All veterans should report to the front foyer of the school to check in before the assembly.  Our assembly will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

In addition to recognizing guest veterans during our assembly, our school will participate in two other experiences to honor and support our veterans.  First, we will create a visual representation in our school’s hallway to honor men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving but may not be able to attend our assembly.  Second, our KES community will partner with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops.  Please look for the information sent home in Tuesday orange folders.  The collection period ends on Friday, Nov. 10th.  

 

October 30-November 3

If you take your child Trick-Or-Treating or they dress up for another Halloween celebration, please share pictures with me.  I would like to use photos for our morning circle on Wednesday, November 1st during our ‘Share and Say Hi’ time.  I know several families will not be participating in Halloween celebrations, so if you would like to share a photo of your family doing anything fall related, I would love to use that as well!!!

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Ii; number 9; shape octagon ; color black.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.  We will finish up talking about fall/Halloween and move onto Community Helpers.  Our Community Helpers unit will have a large focus on fire safety.

Just a reminder to please review the Coyote Courier each week for information regarding Kaechele

Oct. 30, 2017 Coyote Courier

 

November 6th and November 7th will be Kaechele Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher conference days, and teachers will be available by appointment only to meet with parents after school from 2:30 to 6:00 PM on Monday, 11/6 and from 7:30-11:00 AM on Tuesday, 11/7.  Our school will use SignUp Genius as a tool for scheduling appointments.  Please reference the following link with the specific information for scheduling an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GQUFM2bRi18dR11qtcJxf7Lactc5PWkqYw9NAlkp3uI/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, November 10th is Veterans Day, and KES students, teachers, staff and parents would like to invite all men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces to join us for an assembly on Friday, Nov. 10th from 8:30-9:30 AM .  This annual event is special for our school as we honor, recognize and celebrate all those who have made a difference in our lives.  If you are a veteran and are able to attend our assembly, then we ask that you complete a registration form located on our school’s website (click on Veterans Day Registration) or visit the site directly at https://goo.gl/forms/y0KVH2HZa2QesYb83   Please register as soon as possible but no later than Wed, November 8th.  During the assembly each guest veteran will be introduced and asked to stand to be recognized.  Guest veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms for the assembly.  KES students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue.  All veteran guests will have reserved seating and sit with their KES student.  All veterans should report to the front foyer of the school to check in before the assembly.  Our assembly will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

In addition to recognizing guest veterans during our assembly, our school will participate in two other experiences to honor and support our veterans.  First, we will create a visual representation in our school’s hallway to honor men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving but may not be able to attend our assembly.  Second, our KES community will partner with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops.  Please look for information forthcoming in Tuesday orange folders.

Original Works: Our school is once again giving parents the chance to order products featuring your student’s artwork. These keepsakes make great holiday gifts, and a portion of every purchase directly benefits our KES Art department. Original Works order forms are due by Monday, November 6th.  Please make checks payable to KES PTA.  Contact Brooke Zehmer (brooke.zehmer@yahoo.com) with any questions.  

KES Yearbook: Purchase your Kaechele yearbook by Oct 31 for 10% off! You may purchase and personalize your KES yearbook online.

A few important notes:

* Your personalized yearbook only costs $21.00.

           If you order by October 31st you will get 10% off your order!

           If you order by November 30th you will get 5% off your order!

* The deadline to order your copy and complete your free personal pages (optional) is April 30.

* Additional personal pages can be added later for $0.99/page up until April 30 even if you purchase now!

Illness Policy

We have had lots of sick kids around Kaechele (and staff members, too) so I want to remind you of the HCPS illness policy.  Here’s to a healthy rest of the year!.

A child should be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, suspicious rash, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school.

These are examples of when your child should stay home from school:

Students should not be in school if they have the following:

  1. A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater before taking a fever-reducing medication
  2. Vomiting or diarrhea because of illness.
  3. An unknown rash or possible contagious condition.
  4. Are unable to focus due to: pain, chronic health condition and acute illness.
  5. Flu-like illness (with or without fever) – headache, fatigue, cough, aches, weakness and sore throat.

Thanks so much for your cooperation in keeping all our Coyotes healthy!

October 23-27

Wow! What a fabulous trip to the pumpkin patch!  Please make sure to check the pictures tab for the photos that we took at the trip.  There is a separate folder for the trip.

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Hh; number 8; shape heart; color brown.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.  We will be reading the book The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams.

Just a reminder to please review the Coyote Courier each week for information regarding Kaechele

Oct. 23, 2017 Coyote Courier

 

Chipotle Spirit Night: The Chipotle Spirit Night (Short Pump Mall location) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. Families can eat in or carry out. Show this flyer, and KES gets 50% of the proceeds!

 

November 6th and November 7th will be Kaechele Elementary School’s Parent conference days, and teachers will be available by appointment only to meet with parents after school from 2:30 to 6:00 PM on Monday, 11/6 and from 7:30-11:00 AM on Tuesday, 11/7.  Our school will use SignUp Genius as a tool for scheduling appointments, and a School Messenger email message will be sent out on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24th,  with the specific information for scheduling an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher.

 

Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and KES students, teachers, staff and parents would like to invite all men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces to join us for an assembly on Friday, Nov. 10th from 8:30-9:30 AM .  This annual event is special for our school as we honor, recognize and celebrate all those who have made a difference in our lives.  If you are a veteran and are able to attend our assembly, then we ask that you complete a registration form located on our school’s website (click on Veterans Day Registration) or visit the site directly at https://goo.gl/forms/y0KVH2HZa2QesYb83   Please register as soon as possible but no later than Wed, November 8th.  During the assembly each guest veteran will be introduced and asked to stand to be recognized.  Guest veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms for the assembly.  KES students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue.  All veteran guests will have reserved seating and sit with their KES student.  All veterans should report to the front foyer of the school to check in before the assembly.  Our assembly will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

In addition to recognizing guest veterans during our assembly, our school will participate in two other experiences to honor and support our veterans.  First, we will create a visual representation in our school’s hallway to honor men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving but may not be able to attend our assembly.  Second, our KES community will partner with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops.  Please look for information forthcoming in Tuesday orange folders.

October 16-20

The pumpkin patch field trip is this Tuesday, October 17.  We will board the bus at 9:15.  Chaperones please be here by 9:05. You will need to come through the office, sign in to get a visitor’s badge and then report to our classroom.   I will have a chaperone guide for you to review and sign. The weather is supposed to be beautiful the day of our trip, but if that changes, we will attend the trip rain or shine.  Please be prepared for your child to be very muddy.  It may be more appropriate to have your child wear rain boots, especially if we get any more rain this weekend.

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Gg; number 7; shape rhombus (diamond); color orange.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.  We will be reading the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman.  A great seasonal book about working together and how sometimes the littlest person is the one who makes the biggest difference.

Just a reminder to please review the Coyote Courier each week for information regarding Kaechele

Coyote Courier Oct. 16-20

 Chipotle Spirit Night: October 25, 2:00-9:00 pm.  It will be held at the Chipotle near Short Pump Mall.  We hope to see you there.  Kaechele will receive 50% of sales for all those who participate and show their flyer.

 

Picture Day is Friday, 10/20  Please mark your calendars for Picture Day on Friday, 10/20 so that your child is prepared.  Information regarding the pictures and payment will come home with your child in Tuesday folders on 10/17.  For fall pictures, payment must be made in advance.  Payment can be done online before picture day or payment can be made when your child brings the payment to school on picture day, 10/20.  For either option for payment, online or payment on site, your child should bring an envelope on picture day if you plan to purchase.  Directions will also be given with the envelopes that go home on Tuesday that will provide further details.  If your child will be wearing formal clothing, please be sure that your child has clothing to change into that will be appropriate for recess and/or P.E. since those activities will continue on Thursday as well.  

 

 

 

 

 

October 9-13

We are starting to get ready for our trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  We have created our own pumpkin patch in our classroom.  We will read two books this week, Life Cycles: Pumpkins by Robin Nelson and Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas. 

This week’s pre-academic skills are: letter/sound Ff; number 6; shape star; color pink.  Please review these with your child.  You can go on letter/number/shape/color hunts around your house and community.  Discuss colors and shapes in your food, clothes, home, vehicle, books, etc.

Just a reminder to please review the Coyote Courier each week for information regarding Kaechele

Oct. 9, 2017 Coyote Courier

 

Picture Day is Friday, 10/20  Please mark your calendars for Picture Day on Friday, 10/20 so that your child is prepared.  Information regarding the pictures and payment will come home with your child in Tuesday folders on 10/17.  For fall pictures, payment must be made in advance.  Payment can be done online before picture day or payment can be made when your child brings the payment to school on picture day, 10/20.  For either option for payment, online or payment on site, your child should bring an envelope on picture day if you plan to purchase.  Directions will also be given with the envelopes that go home on Tuesday that will provide further details.  If your child will be wearing formal clothing, please be sure that your child has clothing to change into that will be appropriate for recess and/or P.E. since those activities will continue on Thursday as well.

October 10-13th.The Scholastic Book Fair is HERE and it’s our biggest fair ever!  We. Are. So. EXCITED!!!!  Please see your Parent Guides  for all the details, and plan to join us as often as you can! As a reminder, you may shop in person during the hours listed below, or online October 10-30.  

Do you need gifts? Now’s the time to take advantage of great prices AND help our library continue to grow. Just let a cashier know if you need to keep any of your purchases secret, and we’ll be happy to bag and save them for you for a later pickup. Bonus!  We take debit and credit cards this year!  Yay!

NEW! Would you like to purchase a gift card for your child or a staff member to use at the Book Fair for their own personal purchases? Gift cards will be available in any amount at the cash registers.

Thanks for helping us open a world of possible for our students through reading.

Tuesday  2:30-5:00 Please remind your child to wear their KES spirit wear or Kaechele colors to school and to the Book Fair to help us kick off the first day of shopping!

Wednesday and Thursday  2:30-5:00

Friday 2:30-6:30 Be sure to plan to make an afternoon and evening of fun as we celebrate at our PTA Fall Festival! (continuing until 7:00)