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  • Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary @okekoalas March 23, 2016

    Save the Date!

    Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    The Merrell Center

    All campus volunteers are invited to attend

    Katy ISD Partners in Education

    Bringing the Community into the Classroom

    OKE Named Texas Honor Roll School

    Congratulations Kilpatrick Elementary for being named a 2015 Texas Honor Roll

    School. The 2015 Honor Roll includes public elementary, K-8, and high schools

    that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student aca-

    demic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in

    achievement gaps. OKE is one of 17 other Katy ISD schools that share this hon-

    or. To view all the Texas Honor Roll School information please visit this website



  • President’s Award One of the awards 5

    th grade students are eligible for is the President’s Education Award. Since

    1983, the President’s Education Awards Program has provided individual recognition from the

    President of The United States and the US Secretary of Education to those students whose out-

    standing efforts in the classroom have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence.

    OKE 5 th grade students are eligible to receive this award if they meet each of the following criteria:

     4 th Grade final grade of 90% or higher in each of the academic core subjects of Reading, Lan-

    guage Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies;

     5 th Grade first semester average of 90% or higher in each of the academic core subjects of

    Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, and

     Receive Advanced Performance level scores on either Reading or Math STAAR tests in 5 th


    Katy ISD Parent Page – A View Into Elementary Instruction

    Katy ISD Elementary Curriculum and Instruction has recently launched a link to a Canvas

    course (no log-in required) that will give parents a firsthand look into elementary instruc-

    tion. This page can be found under the ‘Parent Tab’ on the Katy ISD homepage or by click-

    ing on the following link: https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/84117

    This Canvas course will give you several resources and tools to help you understand what

    your students are doing in the classroom and also ways that you can help them at home.

    There are three main sections to the course: ‘Windows Into the Classroom’, ‘Questions and

    Answers’, and ‘Parent Resources.’ Under the first section, ‘Windows Into the Classroom,’

    you will find instructional videos for Math, Word Study, and Reading (these videos are be-

    ing updated all the time), along with a brief presentation about what curriculum looks like

    in Katy ISD. Under the next section, ‘Questions and Answers,’ you will find contact infor-

    mation for the Curriculum Coordinators. The last section, ‘Parent Resources,’ will direct

    you to other various resources that might be helpful to you.



    Instructional materials for the courses listed below are being reviewed and selected this year for imple-

    mentation in the 2016-2017 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will beon display dur-

    ing business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX

    77494, until Thursday, March 24, 2016, with the exception of the week of Spring Break, Monday – Friday,

    March 14-18, 2016. Instructional Materials will also be available for review on Thursday, March 10, 2016

    and Tuesday, March 22, 2016 until 7:00PM. Parents and community members will have the opportunity to

    review these materials and provide feedback to the selection committees making the recommendation.

  • GT Screening for Kindergarteners has been completed.

    GT Screening for Grades 1-4 —The GT screening

    process is underway for students in grades 1-4.

    Testing takes place throughout the Spring Semes-

    ter, and final placement notices will be sent home

    the first week of June, 2015.

    GT Screening for 5th Graders has been completed.

    Gifted and Talented Update

    Due to testing security, our campus will be closed to all visitors yet students are still in

    attendance on several days throughout the school year on testing days. The following

    days are scheduled for STAAR testing:

     Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math

     Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 5th Grade Reading

     Thursday, March 31, 2016 – Make-Up Sessions

     Friday, April 1, 2016 - Make-Up Sessions

     Monday, May 9, 2016 – 3rd and 4th Grade Math, 5th Grade Math Re-test

     Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3rd and 4th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Reading Re-test

     Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5th Grade Science

     Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Make-Up Sessions

     Friday, May 13, 2016 - Make-Up Sessions

    Visitors to the building, volunteers, lunch visitors, and birthday treats will not be allowed on

    these scheduled testing dates. Thank you for your patience while we try to provide optimal

    testing conditions for our students.

    On these “Closed Campus” days, we will NOT have I-Station, FASTT Math, and Accelerated

    Reader in the morning before school. These programs will resume April 4th.

    S.T.A.A.R. Testing Dates—Campus Closed

  • Closed Campus Days: Please note that the library and before-school AR testing are closed on all Closed Campus days. For this reason, the library and before- school AR testing will be closed Tuesday, March 29th through Friday, April 1st.

    Author Kate Klise will be visiting with all 3rd and 4th graders on Monday, April 11th. If you are interested in purchasing an autographed book, orders will be sent home on Wednesday, March 23rd. You can find out more about Kate Klise and her books at her website:


    The last day for AR testing is Friday, April 22nd.

    Please be reminded that morning student drop

    off time begins at 8:00 a.m. Starting at 8:00 a.m.

    each day, teachers are on duty in posted locations

    all around the school. Students should not arrive

    to school prior to 8:00 a.m. Please be reminded

    that children should

    not be on the play-

    ground before

    school begins. There

    is no adult supervi-

    sion at this time of

    the day and could

    present a dangerous

    situation. Thank you

    for your assistance in keeping our students safe.

    Student Arrival at OKE PTA’s Pop Tab Drive is now underway! Please collect tabs

    off of your soft drink and soup cans. Tabs can be sent to school in a bag or en- velope with your

    child’s grade on it. The grade with the most tabs collected wins a stinky feet pass!! Recy- cled tabs benefit the Ronald McDonald House. (Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a home away from home providing care, com- passion and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Cen- ter member institutions.)


  • Front Office Reminders

  • Order your OKE YEARBOOK today!

    We only have 47 yearbooks left!! The price of the Yearbook is $40. If you have not

    purchased a yearbook yet, now would be the time to do so.

    You don’t want to miss out. This offer will end April 8th.

    If you would like to place an order please fill out the form below. We accept check

    (please make out to OKE PTA) or cash (please send exact amount). You can also order

    @ www.okepta.org or www.jostens.com

    Questions? Email us @ yearbook@okepta.org

    Child’s Name: _____________________________Teacher: _________________ Grade: ______

    Child’s Name: _____________________________Teacher: _________________ Grade: ______

    Child’s Name: _____________________________Teacher: _________________ Grade: ______

    Total Yearbooks: ____________ @ $40.00

    Grand Total: _______________

    Check Number: ____________ (OKE PTA use only)

    Keep Bottom half for your records


    Total Yearbooks: ____________ @ $40.00

    Grand Total: _______________

    Order Date: _______________

    Cash: (OKE PTA use only)

    http://www.okepta.org http://www.jostens.com mailto:yearbook@okepta.org



    MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHING The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications

    for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten

    through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teach-

    ing in the United States. Awards may be given to mathematics and science teachers in

    each state and U.S. jurisdiction and up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.

    This year the teacher