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Kiker Night of Giving

Thursday, December 5
6:00-8:00 pm

Kiker PTA & Austin Allies presents a Night of Giving! Kick-off the giving season by helping out others in the community. We will have many great non-profits talking about family volunteer opportunities in the area, as well as many fun projects to help support these organizations including: Austin Allies, Carrying Hope, Caritas, Women’s Storybook Project, Service Dogs, Inc., BookSpring, and the Austin Creative Reuse . Kids will put together backpacks for foster children, make cards for area citizens, create rainy day kits for our friends without homes, and look at fun ways to reuse materials. We will also be collecting the following:
– can goods for the Capital Area Food Bank
– hats and gloves for our sister school, Allison Elementary
– collecting crafting materials for Creative Reuse (https://www.austincreativereuse.org/donate/donate-materials/#weaccept)
– gently used books for BookSpring.
– materials to fill 6 backpacks for Carrying Hope (see the sign-up genius below)
– blankets (brand new preferred, but gently used also accepted)

We will have a short PTA General Membership Meeting at 6:00 and then the Night of Giving will start. We will have snacks, hot chocolate, and tea to stay warm and to get everyone ready for the giving season. Let’s show our kiddos that giving back to our community helps us all!

Please sign-up below to bring an items for the Carrying Hope backpacks or simply bring an items above directly to the organization (can goods, hats/gloves, gently used books, blankets, and crafting materials) to donate, no need to sign-up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4AA8AD2DA57-night

Kiker’s 11th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee

Join us for Kiker’s 11th annual Scripps Spelling Bee Competition sponsored by the Kiker PTA!
Students in Grades 1-5 are eligible to compete.  The winner will move on to represent Kiker at the district level.
Fun, interactive practice sessions will be held at the Kiker cafeteria on:
  • Practice 1: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Practice 2: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Mock Bee: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • The Spelling Bee finals will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in the Kiker cafeteria from 5:30 pm onwards.
All Kiker students who wish to participate, please register online at: https://www.kikerelementary.org/spelling-bee
Deadline to register is November 30, 2019
For more information, please log on to http://spellingbee.com
Questions? Erika Vazquez-Villabus or Meenaa Gopalsamy at (kikerspellingbee@gmail.com).

Calling all holiday bakers!!

Pull out your favorite cookie recipe and donate the goodies to Sweets for our Staff!  The Kiker PTA would like to honor our staff by presenting them with boxes of homemade treats for the holidays. We hope to send all staff members home with a box of a few dozen different sweets. We are asking for volunteers to make their favorite treats and donate at least 3-4 dozen to the Kiker staff. All treats need to be in the Office by 8:00AM on Friday, December 6.
We also need volunteers to help us package the treats on Friday, December 6.

Kiker International Night 2020!

January 31, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
Every two years, Kiker hosts International Night, a proud celebration of all of the nationalities, countries and cultures represented in our Kiker families. The entire Kiker community is invited to enjoy entertainment, feast on delicious cuisine from around the world, and have your passport stamped at the various country booths.
International Night Country Booths
Parents and community members can volunteer to host country booths to highlight their culture and share artifacts, history, and crafts from their country.
If you would like to host a country booth, please sign up at: https://bit.ly/2r7Ojys
International Night Entertainment
The stage is filled with show-stopping talent ranging from Kiker students highlighting their skills to world-class performers. Please contact Kelley Davis (kdavis@scenthounds.com) or Becca Lusk (beccalusk@gmail.com) if you have an entertainer or talent you’d like to recommend for the event.
More information about how students can get involved with the celebrations leading up to International Night will be available on Kiker Comments and the Kiker International Night Facebook page.
For any other questions, please contact Kikerinternationalnight@gmail.com

Introducing HappiFamili

Looking for After School Activities?
In an effort to make life easier for our families, as well as support our green initiative, Kiker is partnering with HappiFamli to promote and organize our after-school & enrichment programs.  This Fall 2019 semester vendors will also be allowed to have a flyer in one of the Friday folders, but moving forward, all after school enrichment will be online!
HappiFamli provides parents with an on-line, one-stop shop for after-school and enrichment programs.  Information is comprehensive and up-to-date for all on-campus and bused-from-campus programs.  Families can learn about and register for programs all from one place, saving you time and making life that much easier.
To learn about and register for programs, click here bit.ly/HappiKiker 

AISD Updated Safety System at Kiker

Always be prepared to show identification when visiting Kiker! As you are all planning visits to Kiker for any reason (with the exception of morning drop off) please always be prepared show identification.  If you have been here before, we will  ask you to provide your drivers license for us to scan and update in our system.  If you have friends or family that will be coming with you, please make sure they bring identification as well.

If you need to pick your child up early, we will ask for identification. In addition, try to be here by 2:30.  This will allow plenty of time for the buddies that escort them to the office to get back to class safely prior to dismissal.  Please note that this system has been updated district wide. We thank you for your help and understanding while we work out all of the details!

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