Tuesday, August 30, 2016

**Important** Parent Partnership Night Information

Keystone Parents,

I would like to strongly encourage all of our K-3 Keystone Parents to attend our Parent Partnership Night on Wednesday, Sep. 7th from 6:30-7:30.  This does not involve pre-school parents, they have their own parent night later this year.

Last year we wanted to introduce all of our new families and parents to all our various learning opportunities that we are able to provide at Keystone Elementary.  This year we are going to have our parents visit the grade level(s) of their children.  Our grade level teachers will take some time to explain what it takes to make a great school and home team to ensure that your child and our students are able to grow emotionally, socially, and academically to the fullest extent possible.  We know everyone is busy with activities, however for us to create that dynamic and powerful school and home team we need every parent we can get to attend from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday, September 7th.

We will have cookies as well as child care available so please don't feel like you need a babysitter to attend.  Hope to see everyone there.

Mr. Junge

Monday, August 29, 2016

Important Keystone Upcoming Dates

1. Thursday, Sep. 1 - School Pictures @ Keystone Elem.

2. Monday, Sep. 5 - NO SCHOOL for Labor Day.

3. Wednesday, Sep. 7 - 1:00 dismiss for staff professional development.

4. Wednesday, Sep. 7 - 6:30-7:30 Parent Partnership Night @ Keystone Elementary 

5. Monday, Sep. 12 - NO SCHOOL All Day Professional Development.

6. Friday, Sep. 23 - Homecoming.

Go Bobcats!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Open House Thanks

Open House.... What a great night!  Thanks to all of our parents taking time out of their busy schedules and bringing their kids to Keystone Elem. tonight.  I can't tell you how much we love seeing our families and all of the students coming back.  We take a lot of pride in our family relationships and tonight allows us to continue building those all important team work relationships between school and home.

We are continuing our professional development work this morning across the district as well as more time in the classrooms tomorrow afternoon and Monday to make sure we have everything ready to make the start to 16-17 a great one.  We can't wait to welcome all of your kids on Tuesday!


Mr. Junge

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Open House Reminder

All Keystone Parents,

Please remember we have our Open House tomorrow night from 5:00-8:00.  We would love to see all of you come in to see everyone.  We ask that you bring in all of your kids' school supplies with you tomorrow night.  We have had some new donated supplies for families that need that support.  They are located on the table when you come in the building inside our main entrance.

We are also doing a community drop spot for all Kleenexes and Disenfectant Wipes.  You will see boxes at the meeting of the two hallways.  Please drop those two items in those boxes.  All other items will be taken to your childs' classrooms.

Hope to see you all tomorrow night!

Mr. Junge

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Important upcoming dates

August 18 - Open House for all PK-3 students is on Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00 at all centers.
Please bring your child's school supplies in with you and meet the teachers.

August 23 - First day of school for all K-3 students.

August 25 - First day of school for PK students.

September 1 Thursday - Picture day at Keystone Elementary.

September 5 Monday - Labor Day - No School.

September 6 Tuesday - BCPTO meeting @ Keystone @ 6:30.

September 7 Wednesday - 1:00 dismiss for professional development.

September 12 Monday - No School teacher professional development.

September 21 Wednesday - 1:00 dismiss for PK-6 professional development / 7-12 P-T Conferences.

September 23 Friday - Homecoming

September 24 Saturday - BCPTO Bobcat Dash in Van Horne.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Did you miss registration?

If you missed registration yesterday we still need you to register for the upcoming school year.  The office is open from 8:00-3:00 everyday.  We would prefer you take care of this prior to Open House on Thursday the 18th.  Open house gets a little hectic in the office if we are trying to register a bunch of students.  If it is the only time that works, we'll make it work.

If you are registering students in different buildings we need a check for each center.  You do not need to drive to each center to register, just separate checks for accounting purposes.

If you lost your registration materials please email Candi at cbenesh@benton.k12.ia.us,  or stop in and get some new materials, or call the office at 319-442-3221.


Mr. Junge

Monday, August 8, 2016

K-12 Registration tomorrow

Just a reminder that all Kinder - 12th grade registration is tomorrow from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in the student center at the Middle School / High School.

**Pre-school parents do not need to register tomorrow, you registered in March at Keystone.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at registration.

Mr. Junge