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Check the website calendar for the most up to date information.October 31
School Picture retakes (11:00am-2:00pm)
Football Zone Game
PTA Meeting/Parent Presentation (7:30 am)
Kealing Magnet Showcase (5:30-7:30 pm)
Kealing Fall Festival (6:00-8:00 pm)
Kealing Chess Club Hosts Tournament
Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall back - we gain an hour!)
KMAG Meeting @ 7:30 am
Last Day of the Six Weeks
Kealing Thanksgiving Community Lunch
(11:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory. Take a look at the videos to keep up with what's newsworthy at Kealing.
Check out the broadcasts. They will post weekly in the Student Life section of the Kealing website.
Thanks to our growing list of Kealing PTA Business Supporters!
PRINCIPAL’S LIST ($1000-1999)
Texas Art Portraits
HONOR ROLL ($500-999)
Austin Boxing Babes
Catellus Austin, LLC
Charm School Vintage
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Coco Paloma Desserts
FOLIO Communications Group
Slavonk & Hortus Terraria
Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!
Halloween at KealingHalloween is always one of the most visually interesting days of the school year. Below are a few reminders to help the day go smoothly:
We look forward to seeing our students in their costumes tomorrow!
Fall FestivalOn Friday, November 4, Kealing students will get the chance to dunk their teachers, throw pies at their teachers, get their faces painted, sing karaoke, and much much more at the 5th Annual Fall Festival!
The Fall Festival will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 6-8 pm in the Kealing courtyard and cafeteria. Advance admission wristbands are $4 and will be on sale during all the lunches this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Admission is $5 at the door. Families of 5 or more will receive 1 free wristband. Admission is free for children 5 and under. Individual stations range from FREE to $1.50, and concessions will also be available! Families are welcome, so please bring everybody! Also, if you would like to volunteer, please send Ms. Parks an email at: email@example.com
Added Late Bus Areas
Starting on Monday, November 1, the late buses will be serving the following additional areas Monday through Thursday:
Students will need to check in at Think Tank in the cafeteria by 5:05 pm to be able to ride the late bus.
Annual Thanksgiving CelebrationPlease mark your calendars for Kealing’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Celebration on Saturday, November 12th from 11am-2pm. Bring your entire family and join residents from the community for a delicious Thanksgiving meal in the Kealing Cafeteria. We have three important volunteer needs for this big event. (Note that this is also a great community service opportunity for your middle school and high school kids):
Mondays from 3:00 pm to 4 pm in Ms. Johnson’s Room 120. Each week the students will design a robot to accomplish tasks such as getting through a maze, making art, dancing, etc. The goal is to simply have fun and learn robotics and programming along the way. No previous computer coding experience is required, and the club provides robots and
Celebrate Your 8th Grader in the YearbookFor the first time EVER, the Kealing yearbook is selling ads. Ads will be sold to 8th grade students/families ONLY. (starting at $30) Order online at: www.jostens.com/yearbookads
Ads can be sold to individual students, families, or groups of friends. What a great way to celebrate the culmination of your child's middle school experience! Questions regarding ad sales can be directed to Kristen Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
roboARTS-New Club for 6th Grade Students
roboARTS is a unique after school program for 6th graders that brings together students who are interested in building and programming robots, with those who are passionate about creative writing, music and performance. The goal of the program is to have robots and students performing side by side, with material written and created by the students themselves. Original scripts, songs, and scenes will be performed and robots will be designed, built, and costumed for the sharing. roboARTS is offered through a partnership between the Paramount Academy for the Arts and Science in a Suitcase.
WHAT: roboARTS After School, hosted on campus at Kealing Middle SchoolWHO: Any interested Kealing student in 6th grade who is committed to weekly participation. (About 20 students will be selected after the "come and play" day
WHEN: Monday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm, starting on October 17th with a “come and play” day where all are invited to check it out with no commitment!
HOW: Interested parents, guardians, or students should contact Ara Eissler, Music Teacher at Kealing Middle School at (512) 414-3214 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Facility Condition Assessment and the Educational Suitability Report are now available. These reports give an overview of Kealing's current campus conditions and will help inform the district's long-range facility planning as we work to envision the future of Austin ISD. We will keep you updated as the District moves forward with this process.
PTA Meeting - November 3Join us in the Kealing Library this Thursday from 7:30-8:45am for our November PTA Membership Meeting and Principal's Coffee, which will feature a discussion lead by Amber Hill, Communities in Schools counselor. The topic will be Helping Middle School Students Manage Stress. Thanks to the Hospitality Committee, there will be delicious breakfast treats on hand. Feel free to stay for as little or as long as you can.
Spirit Wear Sales
Spirit Wear Sales! PTA will be selling spirit wear to students on Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4, in the cafeteria during all lunches. PTA will accept cash or check. You can check out the new styles and also order and pay online at www.kealingpta.org/store. Get your zip hoodies and baseball shirts in time for Fall weather! We have x-small through 4xl sizes in most items!
Zip Hoodies $25
Baseball shirts $20
Kealing stickers/magnets $3
Questions? email Jen at JLBUNTZ@gmail.com
Reflections Art Competition entries are due November 1st in the program office! We have some amazing talent at Kealing and some talented professionals excited to judge your entries! Please take part in this opportunity at a chance to win a trip to Washington DC in any or all of the 6 creative areas: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, photography, Visual Arts, and Musical Composition!
Don't forget you must reflect on the theme, "What is your Story?" and create an original piece of work. At least one person in your household must be a PTA member.
Board Candidate Forum Video
Take a look at the video linked below from the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees Candidate Forum At-large Place 8 candidates: Cindy Anderson and David Quintanilla
Hi all!! How would you like to help our amazingly awesome Kealing teachers make more time to be amazingly awesome???? We are trying to initiate a group of parents who are interested in donating some time each week to help out by making copies for the teachers/staff. It's a simple job but it goes a long way to freeing up the teachers' time for things like.....teaching!!! Just sitting in front of the school waiting for your child to finish an after school club? Come inside and make some copies! Stopping by for the KMAG or PTA meeting? Why not hang around and make some copies! Even if it's just a scheduled one hour/week or impromptu ...it will go a long way to help out. We are creating a simple system so even if you just pop into the school you will easily know what and how many copies to make! This is a real on the ground way to help our teachers and staff lighten their loads! If you have any interest, please contact Meggan Carcasi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Long at email@example.com. Give us a rough idea of what day/times you might be available.
KMAG Curriculum & Teacher Support DriveAs promised, we kept the KMAG Curriculum and Teacher Support drive to four weeks and are thrilled to announce that we made it to 96% of our goal! Thank you to the 299 families who helped make the 2016 donation drive a success. Please note that all donors will receive an emailed receipt by the end of November. Even though the drive is over, KMAG accepts donations all year long here.
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