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Hornet Herald - February 10, 2019

posted Feb 10, 2019, 7:06 AM by KMS Hornets
Feb. 15 - NO School for All Kealing Middle School Students (District of Innovation day)
Feb. 18 - NO School for All AISD Students
UPCOMING EVENTS

Check the website calendar for the most up to date information.

  • Feb. 11 - Girls Lacrosse Practice Start
  • Feb. 13 - NJHS Meeting, 3p
  • Feb. 15 - NO School for KMS Student (district of innovation day)
  • Feb. 18 - NO School for All AISD Students
  • Feb. 19/20 - Secret Pals
  • Feb. 20 PTA Coffee Cart
  • Feb. 21 - KMAG Meeting, 7:30a
  • Feb. 21-22  Homework Hiatus
  • Feb. 22 - 6th grade Read to Succeed forms due
  • Feb. 25 - PTA Rally Day
CAMPUS NEWS
6th Grade - Six Flags Read to Succeed
All 6th graders have been invited to participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.  Six hours of reading signed off by a parent or teacher by February 22, 2019 will get a 6th grader a free ticket to Six Flags San Antonio - good for much of this coming summer.  Reading logs have been distributed to English classes and are also available in the Library.  Completed logs can be turned in any time before the due date to ELA teachers or to the box set up in the Library.  Tickets will be given to the students after they have been made available by Six Flags, usually in May.

Kealing CAC
Interested in serving on the Kealing CAC?
The Kealing CAC has three openings for new members. These members will serve for the rest of this school year and also next school year. One vacancy is for a parent member. A parent member must have a currently enrolled student and cannot also be an employee of the district. Another vacancy is for a business representative member. A business representative must be able to speak on behalf of the business. The business cannot be a public-sector agency but can be a non-profit entity. The business representative may also be a parent. The third vacancy is for a community representative. The community representative must live within the district, be at least 18 years of age, and shall not also be a parent or district employee. 

To apply, please complete and email the CAC application to Principal Kenisha Coburn at kenisha.coburn@austinisd.org.  The application is available here.
PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS
#EveryMemberCounts

Secret Pals - February 19 and 20
SSSH’h Secret Pals.   
If you signed up in the fall, go to www.kealingpta.org to view your teachers wish list.

Rally Day Feb 25
February 25 Austin 86th Session
PTA has a dedication to advocacy. Public education is our one guarantee for a brighter and better Texas. Each legislative session we hear about the need to improve public education, and history shows that following the conclusion of every legislative session, we all express our dissatisfaction with the results, wishing we had done more. By attending Rally Day, we are taking action — letting our PTA voices be heard while decisions are still being made.
Attending Rally Day is an investment of your time and resources that Texas students cannot afford for us to overlook.

Rally Day Agenda
  • 9:30 - 11:10 am Priorities Caucus, First United Methodist Church
  • 9:30 - 11:10 am Student Caucus, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm Rally on South Steps of the Capitol
  • 12:00 - 5:00 Meetings with Legislators and lunch on your own

Coffee Cart 
To say “thank you” to Kealing’s awesome faculty and staff, Kealing PTA will be doing the coffee cart service on Wednesday Feb 20th from 7am - 9:15am. This is the second Coffee Cart event for this school year. We hope you can join us. We will have three coffee carts covering the building. We are looking for smiling faces and cheerful spirit. Fresh bakery and packaged cookies are needed. Please sign up the shifts here.
KMAG ANNOUNCEMENTS
Shadow Wranglers (PARENTS) Needed
We especially need help: 

Mornings: 2/13, 2/20, 2/21, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 Afternoons: 2/13, 2/19, 2/20, 2/27, 2/28
HELP! 

Shadowing season is going strong, but we have a few days when we need help! Do you remember when your student shadowed? How great an experience that was! We are so lucky to be able to offer that for our prospective students but we need your help. It's less than 1 hour of volunteer time! But we do need multiple people, for both drop off and pick up for many days! Can you help out? Sign up for as many slots as you can do! Easy job for those that drop off in the am or pick up in the pm! Parents are needed in the mornings from 6:55 - 7:45 and afternoons from 2:15 - 3:00 to help greet, check in and check out shadowing students. 
 
 SIGN UP HERE.

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