Kramer PTA Update - Week of December 4

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It's finally December! And although it may not feel like it, the holidays are right around the corner. Our calendars get pretty full around this time, so make sure you add all the Kramer events below. Don't hesitate to ask any questions!

¡Al fin es diciembre! Y aunque no lo parezca, las vacaciones están a la vuelta de la esquina. Nuestros calendarios se llenan bastante en esta fechas, así que asegúrese de agregar todos los eventos de Kramer a continuación. ¡No dude en hacer cualquier pregunta!

Sponsor our capital campaign: Kramer STEM Lab

Donate from $25 to help PTA install a state of the art STEM lab at Kramer

Prospective parent coffee and tour :: Cafe y jira para famlias futuras

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @9:00am

Looking for a great school for your child?? Come join Kramer staff, PTA and current parents to hear all about Kramer Elementary School -- an official International Baccalaureate Primary Years School. An overview of the school programs such as Tuition-based PreK, Dual Language, the Learning Garden, and many more will be discussed.

Coffee and light snacks will start at 9:00, followed by an information session and a tour of the school. Staff and parents will be there to answer any questions. Please pass the information along to other families who may be interested.

To RSVP, click here: http://evite.me/rJSbKYwh6G

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MARTES, 5 de DICIEMBRE @9:00am

¿Buscas una gran escuela para tu hijo? Acompaña al personal de Kramer, el PTA y los padres actuales para escuchar todo sobre la escuela Kramer, una escuela oficial de Bachillerato Internacional. Se discutirá una descripción general de los programas escolares tales como PreK basado en la matrícula pagada, el lenguaje dual, el jardín de aprendizaje y muchos más.

El café y desayuno ligero comenzarán a las 9:00, seguido de una sesión de información y un recorrido por la escuela. El personal y los padres estarán allí para contestar cualquier pregunta. Por favor, pase esta información a otras familias que están interesadas.

Para reservar, haga click aqui: http://evite.me/rJSbKYwh6G

STEM Night! / Noche de STEM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual Kramer Family STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) night! Families will participate in hands-on activities and games from 6pm to 7pm. All the student science projects will be on display to view. Science project awards will be from 7pm-7:30pm. Don't miss it!

JUEVES, 7 DE DICIEMBRE, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

¡Acompáñanos en nuestra noche STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas) anual para toda la familia! Las familias participarán en actividades prácticas y juegos de 6 p.m. a 7 p.m. Todos los proyectos de ciencias de los estudiantes estarán en exhibición. Los premios de los proyectos de ciencias serán de 7 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. ¡No te lo pierdas!

Lost and Found :: Si su hijo perdió un suéter...

If your child has lost any clothing or other items at school, please ask them to look through the things on display at the PTA/STEM night on Thursday. We'd love for everything to find its way home before the holiday break.

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Si su hijo ha perdido ropa u otros artículos en la escuela, pídales que revisen las cosas que se exhiben en la noche de PTA / STEM este jueves. Nos encantaría que todo encuentre su camino a casa antes de las vacaciones de invierno.

Chocolate Fundraiser :: Recaudacion de Fondos de Chocolates

Reminder: All chocolate money is due to Ms. Gibson by Friday, December 15th!

Recordatorio: Todo el dinero de venta de chocolates se necesita entregar a Ms. Gibson para el viernes, 15 de diciembre!

Father-Daughter Dance :: Baile de Padre e Hija

Save the date! Kramer's annual Father/Daughter Dance is Friday, February 2, 2018. If you are interested in joining the awesome DANCE COMMITTEE team of volunteers, contact Lorie Valle Wright. Our first meeting will before Winter Break!

Dancing • DJ • Refreshments • Photo Station • Prizes • Flowers and more! More info coming soon!

¡Reserva la fecha! El baile anual de padre e hija de Kramer es el viernes 2 de febrero de 2018. Si está interesado en unirse al increíble equipo de voluntarios en el COMITÉ DEL BAILE, comuníquese con Lorie Valle Wright. ¡Nuestra primera reunión será antes de las vacaciones de invierno!

Baile • DJ • Refrescos • Photo Station • Premios • ¡Flores y más! Más información próximamente!

Lorie Valle Wright, 214-422-3274, lorievalle@yahoo.com

Keep bringing in your plastics! :: ¡Sigue trayendo tus plásticos!

The Plastic Bag Challenge continues! Bring your plastic bags and film to school, now through April. You can put it in the collection containers near the auditorium. Help us win another bench! Look for more information in this week's Colt folder.

¡Continua el Desafío de las Bolsas de Plástico! Traigan sus bolsas y otros tipos de plástico a la escuela, desde ahora hasta abril. Pueden ponerlo en los recipientes de la colección cerca del auditorio. ¡Ayúdanos a ganar otra banca! Busque más información en la carpeta Colt de esta semana.

Support Kramer while you shop :: Apoya a Kramer mientras compras

Link your Tom Thumb Rewards Card to Kramer and the school receives a portion of your purchase every time your shop! Download an application below, on the Kramer PTA website, or at your neighborhood Tom Thumb store. Kramer’s charity code is 8743.

Conecta tu tarjeta Tom Thumb Rewards Card a Kramer y la escuela recibirá una porción de tu compra cada vez que la usas! Consigue un formulario abajo, en la pagina web de Kramer PTA, o en la tienda más cercana. El código para Kramer es 8743.

News from the principal :: Noticias de la directora

Mrs. Walker is happy to report:

  • We're fully stocked on paper! Thank you, parents, for you generosity!
  • The bathrooms in the portables are working! Thanks to the staff and parents who made this happen. 
  • The basketball court lines have been painted! Our new sports court is looking better all the time! 

La Sra. Walker le da gusto de informar:

  • ¡Estamos completamente surtidos con en papel! ¡Gracias, padres, por su generosidad!
  • ¡Los baños de los portátiles están funcionando! Gracias al personal y a los padres que hicieron que esto suceda.
  • ¡Las líneas de la cancha de baloncesto han sido pintadas! ¡Nuestra nueva cancha de deportes se ve cada vez mejor!

Important upcoming dates :: Próximas fechas importantes

  • Dec. 5 -- School Tour and Coffee for prospective families / Cafe y Jira de la escuela para familias futuras
  • Dec. 7 -- PTA & STEM Night / PTA & Noche de STEM
  • Dec. 9 -- 2017 ONCOR Mayor's Race / 2017 Carrera del Alcalde 5K
  • Dec. 14 -- Last day of Enrichment / Último día de enriquecimiento
  • Dec. 15 -- Last day to turn in Chocolate Money / Ultimo dia para entregar dinero de la venta de chocolates
  • Dec. 21 -- The Polar Express Day & Last day of school / Día del El Expreso Polar y ultimo día de clases
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 8 -- Winter Break / Vacaciones de Invierno
  • Jan. 9 -- Students return to school / Los estudiantes regresan a la escuela

Kramer PTA Update - Week of November 27

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Welcome back, Kramer Colts! I hope you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Now, its time to get back to work, and finish up this semester. We only have four weeks left, so let's make the best of it.

¡Bienvenido, Kramer Colts! Espero que usted y su familia hayan tenido un descanso de Acción de Gracias maravilloso y relajante. Ahora es el momento de volver al trabajo y terminar este semestre. Solo nos quedan cuatro semanas, así que aprovechemos al máximo.

November PTA Meeting :: Reunion de PTA en Noviembre

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th at 6:00pm

Everyone is invited to our PTA meeting this month. Come find out the latest updates on our committees, what we have in store for December, and how you can get involved. There will be a special SPANISH IMMERSION program session for parents of English-speaking students in grades PK-1st grade. You’ll also meet other PTA parents, and make new friends!

MARTES, 28 de NOVIEMBRE a las 6:00pm

Todos están invitados a nuestra reunión de PTA este mes. Venga y descubra las últimas actualizaciones de nuestros comités, lo que tenemos planeado para diciembre y cómo puede participar. Habrá una sesión especial del programa de INMERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL para los padres de estudiantes de habla inglesa en los grados PK-1er grado. ¡También conocerás a otros padres de la PTA y harás nuevos amigos!

#GivingTuesday benefiting our STEM Lab :: #GivingTuesday beneficiando a nuestro Laboratorio STEM

November 28, 2017

Help us fund improvements to our STEM Lab. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back to the charities and causes they support.

Please consider supporting Kramer Elementary PTA this #GivingTuesday, occurring this year on November 28. You can make a donation starting at $25 or up to $5,000 and help us fund our STEM Lab Improvements this #GivingTuesday directly via our website using the button link below.

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28 de Noviembre del 2017

Ayúdenos a financiar mejoras en nuestro laboratorio STEM. #GivingTuesday es un día mundial de donaciones que se celebra anualmente el martes después del Día de Acción de Gracias y los eventos de compras ampliamente reconocidos Black Friday y Cyber Monday para dar inicio a la temporada de generosidad e inspirar a las personas a colaborar en la mejora de sus comunidades locales y devolver a las organizaciones benéficas y causas que apoyan.

Por favor considere apoyar al PTA de Kramer Elementary este #GivingTuesday, que se realizará este año el 28 de noviembre. Puede hacer una donación desde $25 o hasta $5,000 y ayudarnos a financiar nuestras mejoras de STEM Lab este #GivingTuesday directamente a través de nuestro sitio web usando el botón/enlace abajo.

Sponsor our capital campaign: Kramer STEM Lab

Donate from $25 to help PTA install a state of the art STEM lab at Kramer

Prospective parent coffee and tour :: Cafe y jira para famlias futuras

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @9:00am

Looking for a great school for your child?? Come join Kramer staff, PTA and current parents to hear all about Kramer Elementary School -- an official International Baccalaureate Primary Years School. An overview of the school programs such as Tuition-based PreK, Dual Language, the Learning Garden, and many more will be discussed.

Coffee and light snacks will start at 9:00, followed by an information session and a tour of the school. Staff and parents will be there to answer any questions. Please pass the information along to other families who may be interested.

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MARTES, 5 de DICIEMBRE @9:00am

¿Buscas una gran escuela para tu hijo? Acompaña al personal de Kramer, el PTA y los padres actuales para escuchar todo sobre la escuela Kramer, una escuela oficial de Bachillerato Internacional. Se discutirá una descripción general de los programas escolares tales como PreK basado en la matrícula pagada, el lenguaje dual, el jardín de aprendizaje y muchos más.

El café y desayuno ligero comenzarán a las 9:00, seguido de una sesión de información y un recorrido por la escuela. El personal y los padres estarán allí para contestar cualquier pregunta. Por favor, pase esta información a otras familias que están interesadas.

STEM Night! / Noche de STEM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual Kramer Family STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) night! Families will participate in hands-on activities and games from 6pm to 7pm. All the student science projects will be on display to view. Science project awards will be from 7pm-7:30pm. Don't miss it!

JUEVES, 7 DE DICIEMBRE, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

¡Acompáñanos en nuestra noche STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas) anual para toda la familia! Las familias participarán en actividades prácticas y juegos de 6 p.m. a 7 p.m. Todos los proyectos de ciencias de los estudiantes estarán en exhibición. Los premios de los proyectos de ciencias serán de 7 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. ¡No te lo pierdas!

Keep bringing in your plastics! :: ¡Sigue trayendo tus plásticos!

The Plastic Bag Challenge continues! Bring your plastic bags and film to school, now through April. You can put it in the collection containers near the auditorium. Help us win another bench! Look for more information in this week's Colt folder.

¡Continua el Desafío de las Bolsas de Plástico! Traigan sus bolsas y otros tipos de plástico a la escuela, desde ahora hasta abril. Pueden ponerlo en los recipientes de la colección cerca del auditorio. ¡Ayúdanos a ganar otra banca! Busque más información en la carpeta Colt de esta semana.

2017 ONCOR Mayor's 5K Race :: 2017 Carrera y Caminata 5K del Alcalde

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017

RACE: December 9, 2017

There's still time to register for the Mayor's 5K race! Please turn in your registration form to Ms. West by this THURSDAY, Nov. 30th. Only those who register will be able to participate. There will be a bus leaving at 8:30 a.m. at Kramer on Dec. 9th.

FECHA LÍMITE: 30 de noviembre de 2017

CARRERA: 9 de diciembre de 2017

¡Todavía hay tiempo para registrarse para la carrera de 5 km del alcalde! Por favor entregue su formulario de inscripción a Ms. West antes de este JUEVES, 30 de noviembre. Solo aquellos que se registren podrán participar. Habrá un autobús que saldrá a las 8:30 a.m. de Kramer el 9 de diciembre.

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Important upcoming dates :: Próximas fechas importantes

  • Nov. 28 -- November PTA Meeting / Reunion de PTA en Noviembre
  • Dec. 5 -- School Tour and Coffee for prospective families / Cafe y Jira de la escuela para familias futuras
  • Dec. 7 -- PTA & STEM Night / PTA & Noche de STEM
  • Dec. 9 -- 2017 ONCOR Mayor's Race / 2017 Carrera del Alcalde 5K
  • Dec. 14 -- Last day of Enrichment / Último día de enriquecimiento
  • Dec. 21 -- The Polar Express Day & Last day of school / Día del El Expreso Polar y ultimo día de clases
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 8 -- Winter Break / Vacaciones de Invierno
  • Jan. 9 -- Students return to school / Los estudiantes regresan a la escuela

Kramer PTA Update - Week of November 6

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2017 Kramer Carnival!!!

Saturday, Nov. 11th, 1PM to 5PM

It's here - the 2017 KRAMER CARNIVAL!! Read on to get all the details you need to come out and enjoy this wonderful event! There will be games, food, music, and even a dance performance. Make plans to join us, so you don't miss out on all the fun! 

Sabado, 11 de nov., de 1PM a 5PM

¡Está aquí, el CARNAVAL DE KRAMER 2017! ¡Sigue leyendo para obtener todos los detalles que necesitas para salir y disfrutar de este maravilloso evento! Habrá juegos, comida, música e incluso un espectáculo de danza. ¡Planea a acompañarnos, para que no te pierdas toda la diversión!

Buy your Carnival wristbands :: Compra tus pulseras para Carnaval

$25 buys your family (up to 5 individuals) wristbands into Kramer's biggest and most exciting event! All rides and games are free with these passes. BUY Family wristbandshttps://kramerelementary.org/sponsorships/carnival-entry

Tickets ($1 each) for food, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the carnival grounds. Cash and credit card only, please. 

This year's Kramer Carnival will feature:

  • face painting
  • a professional DJ
  • bungee jump
  • bounce houses
  • games
  • a Family Fun Table (auction)
  • and yummy food!

¡$25 compra pulseras para la familia (hasta 5 personas) para el evento más grande y emocionante de Kramer! Todos los juegos y paseos son gratuitos con estos pases. COMPRAR pulseras para la familia:https://kramerelementary.org/sponsorships/carnival-entry

Boletos ($1 cada uno) para comida, bebidas y refrigerios estarán de venta en varios lugares en el carnaval. Solo se aceptan tarjetas de crédito y dinero en efectivo. 

El Carnaval de Kramer de este año incluirá:

  • pintura de la cara
  • un DJ profesional
  • salto bungee
  • casas de rebote
  • juegos
  • una mesa de diversión familiar (subasta)
  • y comida deliciosa!

Want a FREE entrance wristband? :: ¿Quiere una pulsera de entrada GRATIS?

ALL Carnival volunteers get a FREE wristband!

We need help setting up the event that morning, volunteers to work the event, and help to break down the event. Please note: If you sign up to volunteer for the Kramer Carnival, you must be registered and cleared through VOLY* before November 11th. If you are not signed up please use the link: https://dallasisd.voly.org. Please contact Christina Lowery, the volunteer coordinator, with any questions. christinadlowery@gmail.com

TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEERhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa5a92da02-kramer

¡TODOS los voluntarios de Carnival reciben una pulsera GRATIS!

Necesitamos ayuda para preparar el evento esa mañana, voluntarios para trabajar en el evento y ayudar a analizar el evento. Tenga en cuenta: si se registra para ser voluntario del Carnaval de Kramer, debe estar registrado y autorizado a través de VOLY * antes del 11 de noviembre. Si no está registrado, use el enlace: https://dallasisd.voly.org. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Christina Lowery, la coordinadora de voluntarios, si tiene alguna pregunta. christinadlowery@gmail.com.

PARA REGISTRARSE COMO VOLUNTARIO: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa5a92da02-kramer

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

We’re thrilled to have the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico perform at our Kramer Carnival!! Don't miss their performance at 2:30pm. The performance is included in the admission price. For more information on this great organization visit http://www.anmbf.org/.

¡Estamos encantados de que el Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico se presente en nuestro Carnaval de Kramer! No te pierdas su actuación a las 2:30 p.m. El rendimiento está incluido en el precio de admisión. Para obtener más información sobre esta gran organización, visite http://www.anmbf.org/.

Foodies for Kramer is LIVE :: ¡La página Foodies de Kramer esta lista!

www.biddingforgood.com/foodiesforkramer

Auction ends Nov 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Foodies for Kramer, our online silent auction, is now LIVE! Bid for your favorite items, and share the link with your friends. As part of our Kramer Carnival, we will also offer a Family Fun Table, an onsite silent auction featuring children’s parties, ice cream, and casual dining.

La Subasta termina el 12 de noviembre de 2017 a las 7:00 p.m.

¡Foodies para Kramer, nuestra subasta silenciosa en línea, ya está LISTA! Haga una oferta por sus artículos favoritos y comparta el enlace con sus amigos. Como parte de nuestro Carnaval de Kramer, también ofreceremos una Mesa de Diversión Familiar, una subasta silenciosa en el sitio que ofrece fiestas infantiles, helados y comidas casuales.

www.biddingforgood.com/foodiesforkramer

Foodies for Kramer on Facebook

Show your support by LIKING Foodies for Kramer on Facebook :: Enseña tu apoyo dándole un LIKE a Foodies for Kramer en Facebook

Important upcoming dates :: Próximas fechas importantes

  • Nov. 11 -- Kramer Carnival / Carnaval de Kramer
  • Nov. 17 -- 4th grade field trip to Austin / Excursion de 4to grado a Austin
  • Nov. 20-24 -- Thanksgiving Break / Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias
  • Nov. 28 -- November PTA Meeting / Reunion de PTA en Noviembre

Kramer PTA Update - Week of October 30

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Green Hour Play :: Hora Verde de Jugar

REMINDER: The Green Hour Play calendar for October is due on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

RECORDATORIO: El calendario de "Hora Verde" para octubre debe ser entregado el miércoles, 1 de noviembre, 2017.

Donuts with Dad :: Donas con Papá

FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 3, 2017 • 7:15—7:45 AM • CAFETERIA

All dads, grandpas, uncles or other important men in the lives of our Kramer Colts are invited to join your Colt in the cafeteria for donuts and coffee. Spend a few minutes hanging out with other dads and Colts, and enjoy a little breakfast treat to get your Friday started.

VIERNES • 3 de NOVIEMBRE, 2017 • 7:15—7:45 AM • CAFETERÍA

Todos los papás, abuelitos, tíos y otros hombres importantes en la vida de nuestros Kramer Colts están invitados a acompañar a su Colt en la cafetería para donas y un cafécito. Toma unos minutos pasando el rato con otros papás y Colts y disfruta de un pequeño desayuno al comenzar tu viernes.

Our Carnival Sponsors :: Nuestros Patrocinadores de Carnaval

We want to extend a special THANK YOU
to our 2017 Kramer Carnival Presenting Sponsors!

  • Renee Saulnier, Realtor
  • Advocate Magazine: Preston Hollow and North Dallas
  • Highland Park Village

The Kramer Carnival is one of our most significant fundraisers, allowing us to invest in needed campus improvements, technology and programs. Without you and your generosity, the success of this event would not be possible. For more information, and to become a sponsor, go to https://kramerelementary.org/sponsorships/sponsor-our-carnival

¡Deseamos extender un agradecimiento especial

a nuestros patrocinadores presentadores del Carnaval Kramer 2017!

  • Renee Saulnier, agente de propiedades
  • Revista "Advocate: Preston Hollow y North Dallas"
  • Highland Park Village

El Carnaval Kramer es uno de nuestros eventos de recaudación de fondos más importantes, lo que nos permite invertir en las mejoras, tecnología y programas necesarios para nuestra escuela. Sin usted y su generosidad, el éxito de este evento no sería posible. Para más información y patrocinar al carnaval, vaya a https://kramerelementary.org/sponsorships/sponsor-our-carnival

Kramer PTA Update - Week of October 23

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thank you, torchy's tacos! :: ¡gracias, torchy's tacos!

Thank you, Marcy Gutow, for organizing a successful Kramer Spirit Night at Torchy's Tacos last week! The place was FULL of Kramer families, supporting our wonderful school while enjoying a delicious dinner. Thank you, also, to all the Colts who were able to join us, students, parents, and staff! We are currently planning another Spirit Night at a restaurant nearby and hope that you make plans to join us for that one! 

¡Gracias, Marcy Gutow, por organizar una Noche de Kramer exitosa en Torchy's Tacos la semana pasada! El lugar estaba LLENO de familias de Kramer, apoyando a nuestra maravillosa escuela mientras disfrutaban de una deliciosa cena. ¡Gracias, también, a todos los Colts que pudieron unirse a nosotros, estudiantes, padres y personal! ¡Actualmente estamos planeando otra noche de Kramer en un restaurante cercano y esperamos que haga planes para unirse a nosotros en esa ocasión!

october pta meeting :: reunion de pta en octubre

WHEN

tuesday, oct. 24th, 6-7pm

WHERE

7131 midbury drive

dallas, tx

MORE INFORMATION

Everyone is invited to our PTA meeting this month. Come see what's in store for our upcoming Carnival and other PTA events. You’ll also meet other PTA parents, and make new friends!

Todos están invitados a nuestra reunión del PTA este mes. Vengan a oír sobre los planes para el Carnaval y otros eventos del PTA. ¡También conocerán a otras familias de PTA y a conocer nuevos amigos!

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prospective parent coffee and tour :: cafe y jira para famlias futuras

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @9:00am

Looking for a great school for your child?? Come join Kramer staff, PTA and current parents to hear all about Kramer Elementary School -- an official International Baccalaureate Primary Years School. An overview of the school programs such as Tuition-based PreK, Dual Language, the Learning Garden, and many more will be discussed.

Coffee and light snacks will start at 9:00, followed by an information session and a tour of the school. Staff and parents will be there to answer any questions. Please pass the information along to other families who may be interested.

RSVP here: http://evite.me/GfgDhmJxxK

Jueves, 26 de Octubre, 2017 @9:00am

¿Buscas una gran escuela para tu hijo? Acompaña al personal de Kramer, el PTA y los padres actuales para escuchar todo sobre la escuela Kramer, una escuela oficial de Bachillerato Internacional. Se discutirá una descripción general de los programas escolares tales como PreK basado en la matrícula pagada, el lenguaje dual, el jardín de aprendizaje y muchos más.

El café y desayuno ligero comenzarán a las 9:00, seguido de una sesión de información y un recorrido por la escuela. El personal y los padres estarán allí para contestar cualquier pregunta. Por favor, pase esta información a otras familias que están interesadas.

Apúntese aqui: http://evite.me/GfgDhmJxxK

storybook character pumpkins! :: ¡calabazas de personajes de cuentos!

All families are invited to decorate one pumpkin as a character from a book. Please only decorate the outside, and DO NOT CARVE or CUT open the pumpkin. You can bring them in from Monday, Oct. 23rd to Friday, Oct. 27th. One pumpkin entry per family, please!

Todas las familias están invitadas a decorar una calabaza como personaje de un libro. Por favor, solo decorar el exterior, y NO TALLAR o CORTAR (abrir) la calabaza. Puede traerlos desde el lunes 23 de octubre al viernes 27 de octubre. ¡Una entrada de calabaza por familia, por favor!

it's red ribbon week! :: ¡es la semana de liston rojo!

  • Monday: Texans will give drugs the BOOT… Students can wear BOOTS and other western attire to show that “Texans will give drugs the BOOT”! 
  • Tuesday: My future’s too BRIGHT for drugs…Students can wear bright shirts/accessories with their school uniform bottoms to show that “We are too BRIGHT for drugs”! 
  • Wednesday: I’m WILD about being drug free…Student can come to school with WILD hair to support “I’m WILD about being drug free”! 
  • Thursday: TEAM UP against drugs… Students can wear their favorite sports team spirit shirt or jersey with their school uniform. 
  • Friday: It takes good “Character” to be drug free…Students can dress up like their favorite storybook character. (This will also support the library character dress up day already planned for that day!)
  • Lunes: En Tejas pateamos las drogas… Los estudiantes podrán usar vestuario con sus botas vaqueras para demostrar que “¡pateamos las drogas”!
  • Martes: Mi futuro es muy BRILLANTE para las drogas… Los estudiantes podrán usar camisa/accesorios con su uniforme escolar para demostrar que “¡somos muy BRILLANTES para las drogas!”
  • Miércoles: Estamos LOCOS por no usar drogas... Los estudiantes pueden llegar a la escuela con cabello LOCO para demostrar que “¡Estamos LOCOS para no usar drogas!”
  • Jueves: Formar un Equipo contra las drogas… Los estudiantes pueden llevar una camisa de su equipo deportivo favorito o camiseta con su uniforme escolar.
  • Viernes: Se necesita un buen "carácter" para ser libre de drogas… Los estudiantes pueden vestirse como un personaje de su libro/cuento favorito. (Esto también apoyará el día de personaje que siempre hacemos con la bibliotecaria.)

boo grams for sale! :: estan de venta los "boo gramas"

Kindergarten is selling "Boo Grams" to raise money for field trips! Each one is only $1 and will be delivered to your friends on October 31, 2017. Look for the Boo Grams flyer in your Colt folder. You can fill out the form and send in your money by Monday Oct. 30th. If you would like to send "Boo Grams" to your child's entire class, simply click on the link below! Grams will be delivered from your child to each friend in class. Please order online by Friday, October 27th to guarantee delivery! If you have questions contact Ms. Singer - rsinger@dallasisd.org.

Kindergarten está vendiendo "Boo-Gramas" para recaudar dinero para sus excursiones. Cada uno cuesta $1 y sera entregado a los amigos el 31 de octubre. Busquen el folleto de Boo Gramas en su carpeta Colt. Debe llenar los formularios y mandar el dinero para el lunes, 30 de octubre. Si desea enviar "Boo-Gramas" a una clase entera, haga clic en el botón abajo. Su hijo le mandara las "gramas" a cada amigo en la clase. ¡Haga su pedido antes del viernes, 27 de octubre para garantizar el envío! Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la Sra. Singer - rsinger@dallasisd.org.

BOO GRAMS

Click here to buy Boo Grams for a whole class :: Haz clic aqui para comprar Boo Gramas para una clase entera

the kramer canteen :: el comedor kramer

The Kramer Canteen – Silent Auction, sponsored by Central Market (Preston Royal)

Our Foodies for Kramer Online Silent Auction offers a culinary showcase of gift cards and certificates from neighborhood food retailers and restaurants. Businesses featured are located in the surrounding North Dallas shopping centers we all know, love and frequent including Preston Royal Village, Preston Forest Shopping Center, and Preston Hollow Village. We will also offer items from outlying areas such as Deep Ellum, lower Greenville, and Bishop Arts. 

Our onsite Silent Auction (Family Fun Table) will feature children’s parties, ice cream, and casual dining. To more information, go to https://kramerelementary.org/carnival/.

El Comedor Kramer - Subasta Silenciosa, patrocinada por Central Market (Preston Royal)

Nuestros Subasta Silenciosa en línea de Foodies de Kramer ofrece una muestra culinaria de tarjetas de regalo y certificados para los negocios y restaurantes del vecindario. Las empresas que se presentan están ubicadas en los centros comerciales circundantes de North Dallas que todos conocemos, amamos y frecuentamos, incluidos Preston Royal Village, Preston Forest Shopping Center y Preston Hollow Village. También ofreceremos artículos de áreas periféricas como Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville y Bishop Arts.

Nuestra Mesa de Diversion Familiar (la Subasta Silenciosa el día del carnaval) ofrecerá fiestas infantiles, helados y comidas casuales. Para más información, vaya a https://kramerelementary.org/carnival/.

FOODIES FOR KRAMER ON FACEBOOK

Show your support by LIKING Foodies for Kramer on Facebook :: Enseña tu apoyo dándole un LIKE a Foodies for Kramer en Facebook

kramer basketball registration is open:: la inscripción para basketball esta abierta!

Registration for the upcoming basketball season is now open! All registration and payment will be online at https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. The deadline to register is Friday, November 3, 2017, and the cost is $30.

Basketball is open to boys and girls, in grades Kinder to 5th. The season runs for 8 games starting December 2nd. Your coach will be in touch about practice schedules. Each team has spots for 12 players. If your team is full, please send us a note to be placed on the waiting list. Please note: Teams will not be formed without a coach! If you are interested in coaching, please let us know at kramerathletics@gmail.com.

¡La inscripción para la próxima temporada de baloncesto esta abierta! Todos los registros y pagos estarán en líneaen https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. La fecha límite para registrarse es el viernes, 3 de noviembre de 2017, y el costo es de $30.

El baloncesto está abierto a niños y niñas, en grados Kinder a 5to. La temporada corre por 8 partidos a partir del 2 de diciembre. Su entrenador estará en contacto con los horarios de prácticas. Cada equipo tiene lugar para 12 jugadores. Si su equipo está lleno, por favor envíenos una nota para ser colocado en la lista de espera. Tenga en cuenta: ¡Los equipos no se formarán sin un entrenador! Si usted está interesado en entrenar, por favor mande un email a kramerathletics@gmail.com.

help our franklin friends help others! :: ¡ayuda a nuestros amigos de franklin para que ayuden a otros!

It' Socktober! Your purchase of these cute and comfy socks helps buy prosthetic limbs for amputees, and provides socks for the Annette G. Strauss Family Gateway Center. Make your purchases by October 31, 2017. FRANKLIN'S COMMUNITY SERVICE GOAL: 160 sock sets / 2 legs!

¡Es "Socktober!" Su compra de estos calcetines lindos y cómodos ayuda a comprar extremidades prostéticas para los amputados, y proporciona calcetines para el Centro de la Puerta de la Familia de Annette G. Strauss. Haga sus compras para el 31 de octubre de 2017. OBJETIVO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE FRANKLIN: 160 calcetines / 2 piernas!

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support kramer while you shop :: apoya a kramer mientras compras

Link your Tom Thumb Rewards Card to Kramer and the school receives a portion of your purchase every time your shop! Download an application below, on the Kramer PTA website, or at your neighborhood Tom Thumb store. Kramer’s charity code is 8743.

Conecta tu tarjeta Tom Thumb Rewards Card a Kramer y la escuela recibirá una porción de tu compra cada vez que la usas! Consigue un formulario abajo, en la pagina web de Kramer PTA, o en la tienda más cercana. El código para Kramer es 8743.

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important upcoming dates :: próximas fechas importantes

  • Oct. 31 -- Coffee Talk (for CURRENT Kramer families) / Cafe y Charla (para familias ACTUALES de Kramer)
  • Nov. 3 -- Donuts with Dad / Donas con Papá
  • Nov. 5 -- Daylights Savings (clocks "fall" back one hour) / Horario de Verano (los relojes se atrasan una hora)
  • Nov. 7 -- School tour / Jira de la escuela
  • Nov. 11 -- Kramer Carnival / Carnaval de Kramer
  • Nov. 17 -- 4th grade field trip to Austin / Excursion de 4to grado a Austin
  • Nov. 20-24 -- Thanksgiving Break / Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias
  • Nov. 28 -- November PTA Meeting / Reunion de PTA en Noviembre

Kramer PTA Update - Week of October 16

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I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing, long weekend. We have another short week, but it's packed with lots of good news and events. And remember, you can always refer to our handy Kramer Calendar to make sure you don't miss anything. Read on to find out all the details!

Espero que todos tuvieron un fin de semana agradable y relajante. Tenemos otra semana corta, pero está llena de buenas noticias y eventos. Y recuerde, siempre puede consultar nuestro práctico Calendario de Kramer para asegurarse de que no se pierda nada. ¡Sigue leyendo para conocer todos los detalles!

DINNER SUCCESS! :: ¡EXITO DE LA CENA!

Thank you, Regina Fruge, for organizing a wonderfully delicious dinner for our hard-working Kramer staff! They really appreciated it, and we are grateful for the time and energy you dedicated to Kramer. The pizza was provided by iFratelli and dessert was provided by Cake Balls by Diana. And, we can't forget our awesome Kramer parents for pitching in salads, fruit, drinks, and the rest of the items needed to make it a yummy meal. Thank you!! 

¡Gracias, Regina Fruge, por organizar una cena maravillosamente deliciosa para nuestro personal de Kramer que trabaja duro! Realmente lo apreciaron, y estamos agradecidos por el tiempo y la energía que dedicaste a Kramer. La pizza fue proporcionada por iFratelli y el postre fue proporcionado por Cake Balls de Diana. Y, no podemos olvidar a nuestros increíbles padres de Kramer por contribuir ensaladas, frutas, bebidas y el resto de los artículos necesarios para que sea una deliciosa comida. ¡¡Gracias!!

TUTORING AND ENRICHMENT :: TUTORÍA Y ENRIQUECIMIENTO

Reminder -- This week marks the beginning of after school programs at Kramer. Tuesday is the first day of after school tutoring for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, and Thursday marks the beginning of the first session of Enrichment clubs and classes.

Recordatorio -- Esta semana marca el comienzo de los programas después de la escuela en Kramer. El martes es el primer día de tutoría después de la escuela para los alumnos de 3º, 4º y 5º grado, y el jueves marca el comienzo de la primera sesión de clubes y clases de enriquecimiento.

SPIRIT NIGHT AT TORCHY'S :: NOCHE DE KRAMER EN TORCHY'S

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

5921 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 75230

  • 15% of ALL sales (excluding alcohol) will go to the Kramer PTA!
  • Students who attend will get a FREE DRESS DAY sticker for Thursday, Oct. 19th
  • Teachers who attend will get a JEANS DAY for a day of your choice this semester

Miércoles, 18 de octubre, 2017 de las 4:00 a las 8:00

5921 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 75230

  • ¡El 15% de TODAS las ventas (excluyendo el alcohol) irá al PTA de Kramer!
  • Los estudiantes que asisten obtendrán una calcomania de DÍA DE VESTIDO GRATIS para el jueves, 19 de octubre
  • Los maestros que asistan recibirán un JEANS DAY por un día de su elección este semestre

HILLCREST HS FEEDER NIGHT :: NOCHE DE ESCUELAS DE LA PREPARATORIA HILLCREST

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Come cheer on the Hillcrest Panthers as they take on the Conrad Chargers, all while representing our Kramer Colts! Wear your Kramer shirt and you get in to the game for FREE! Go Colts, and Go Panthers!

Jueves, 19 de octubre, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Ven a animar a los Hillcrest Panthers contra los Conrad Chargers, mientras que representan a nuestros Kramer Colts! ¡Todos usando su camisa de Kramer entran al juego GRATIS! ¡Vamos Colts, y vamos Panthers!

FAIR DAYS = NO SCHOOL! :: DIAS DE LA FERIA = NO HAY CLASES!

REMINDER: No school this Friday. Students will have the day off on Secondary Fair Day (October 20th), but Kramer teachers and staff will have a day of training.

RECORDATORIO: No hay clases este viernes. Los estudiantes tendrán el día libre para el Día de la Feria Secundaria (20 de octubre), pero los maestros y el personal de Kramer tendrán un día de entrenamiento.

STORYBOOK CHARACTER PUMPKINS! :: ¡CALABAZAS DE PERSONAJES DE CUENTOS!

All families are invited to decorate one pumpkin as a character from a book. Please only decorate the outside, and DO NOT CARVE or CUT open the pumpkin. You can bring them in from Monday, Oct. 23rd to Friday, Oct. 27th. One pumpkin entry per family, please!

Todas las familias están invitadas a decorar una calabaza como personaje de un libro. Por favor, solo decorar el exterior, y NO TALLAR o CORTAR (abrir) la calabaza. Puede traerlos desde el lunes 23 de octubre al viernes 27 de octubre. ¡Una entrada de calabaza por familia, por favor!

RED RIBBON WEEK STARTS OCT. 23RD :: SEMANA DE LISTON ROJO EMPIEZA EL 23 DE OCTUBRE

Next week Kramer Colts will be reminded to live Drug Free! keep an eye out for a flyer in your Colt folder this week, and a post on Facebook with what the kids will wear each day.

¡La próxima semana se les recordará a Kramer Colts que vivan sin drogas! Esté atento a un folleto en su carpeta Colt esta semana, y una publicación en Facebook con lo que los niños usarán con su vestuario de cada día.

KRAMER CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS! :: VOLUNTARIOS PARA EL CARNAVAL DE KRAMER

The Kramer Carnival and Foodie Silent Auction would not be possible without many day-of volunteers. Please consider spending a couple of hours with us helping the students and families at Kramer Elementary. Our volunteers will be provided with one individual entry ticket and the inevitable warm fuzzies that come with helping our Kramer community. We appreciate you!

To volunteer, go to https://kramerelementary.org/carnival/ and click on the VOLUNTEER button.

El Carnaval y Subasta Silenciosa de Foodie de Kramer no sería posible sin muchos voluntarios ese día. Por favor considere pasar un par de horas con nosotros ayudando a los estudiantes y las familias en la escuela Kramer. A nuestros voluntarios se les proporcionará un boleto de entrada individual y el inevitable sensación de calidez que te dará al ayudar a nuestra comunidad de Kramer. ¡Te apreciamos!

Para ser voluntario, vaya a https://kramerelementary.org/carnival/ y haga clic en el botón VOLUNTEER.

FOODIES FOR KRAMER ON FACEBOOK

Show your support by LIKING Foodies for Kramer on Facebook :: Enseña tu apoyo dándole un LIKE a Foodies for Kramer en Facebook

HELP OUR FRANKLIN FRIENDS HELP OTHERS! :: ¡AYUDA A NUESTROS AMIGOS DE FRANKLIN PARA QUE AYUDEN A OTROS!

It' Socktober! Your purchase of these cute and comfy socks helps buy prosthetic limbs for amputees, and provides socks for the Annette G. Strauss Family Gateway Center. Make your purchases by October 31, 2017. FRANKLIN'S COMMUNITY SERVICE GOAL: 160 sock sets / 2 legs!

¡Es "Socktober!" Su compra de estos calcetines lindos y cómodos ayuda a comprar extremidades prostéticas para los amputados, y proporciona calcetines para el Centro de la Puerta de la Familia de Annette G. Strauss. Haga sus compras para el 31 de octubre de 2017. OBJETIVO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE FRANKLIN: 160 calcetines / 2 piernas!

https://my.wehelptwo.com/campaign?id=527

BRING IN YOUR PLASTICS! :: TRAE TUS PLASTICOS!

The Plastic Bag Challenge has begun! Bring your plastic bags and film to school, now through April. You can put it in the collection containers near the auditorium. Help us win another bench! Look for more information in this week's Colt folder.

¡El Desafío de las Bolsas de Plástico ha comenzado! Traigan sus bolsas y otros tipos de plástico a la escuela, desde ahora hasta abril. Pueden ponerlo en los recipientes de la colección cerca del auditorio. ¡Ayúdanos a ganar otra banca! Busque más información en la carpeta Colt de esta semana.

KRAMER BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS COMING :: YA VIENE LA REGISTRACION PARA BASKETBALL DE KRAMER

Registration for the upcoming basketball season is coming soon! All registration and payment will be online at https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. The deadline to register is Friday, November 3, 2017, and the cost is $30.

Basketball is open to boys and girls, in grades Kinder to 5th. The season runs for 8 games starting December 2nd. Your coach will be in touch about practice schedules. Each team has spots for 12 players. If your team is full, please send us a note to be placed on the waiting list. Please note: Teams will not be formed without a coach! If you are interested in coaching, please let us know at kramerathletics@gmail.com.

¡La inscripción para la próxima temporada de baloncesto es muy pronto! Todos los registros y pagos estarán en línea en https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. La fecha límite para registrarse es el viernes, 3 de noviembre de 2017, y el costo es de $30.

El baloncesto está abierto a niños y niñas, en grados Kinder a 5to. La temporada corre por 8 partidos a partir del 2 de diciembre. Su entrenador estará en contacto con los horarios de prácticas. Cada equipo tiene lugar para 12 jugadores. Si su equipo está lleno, por favor envíenos una nota para ser colocado en la lista de espera. Tenga en cuenta: ¡Los equipos no se formarán sin un entrenador! Si usted está interesado en entrenar, por favor mande un email a kramerathletics@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES :: PRÓXIMAS FECHAS IMPORTANTES

  • Oct. 24 -- PTA Meeting / Reunion de PTA
  • Oct. 26 -- Kramer Coffee and School Tour (for NEXT YEAR's families) / Cafecito y Jira de Kramer (para familias del PROXIMO AñO)
  • Oct. 27 -- Storybook Character Day (kids dress up) / Día de Personajes de Cuentos (los niños se disfrazan)
  • Oct. 31 -- Coffee Talk (for current Kramer families) / Cafe y Charla (para familias actuales de Kramer)
  • Nov. 3 -- Donuts with Dad / Donas con Papá
  • Nov. 5 -- Daylights Savings (clocks "fall" back one hour) / Horario de Verano (los relojes se atrasan una hora)

Kramer PTA Update - Week of October 9

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It's fall, and it finally feels like it! I hope you and your family take advantage of the cooler weather to go out and enjoy all that our community has to offer.

Es otoño, y finalmente se siente mas fresco! Espero que usted y su familia aprovechen el clima para salir y disfrutar de todo lo que nuestra comunidad tiene para ofrecer.

Homecoming Float & Parade :: Carroza y Desfile de "Homecoming"

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you to Logan Roberts and her crew for building, decorating, and organizing this year's float for the Hillcrest Homecoming parade! It was a perfect embodiment of the theme "Once upon a time..." A very special "shout out" to J Small Investments - they were great for letting us borrow their trailer for the week. Also thanks to the volunteers who made the float happen. The kids all had a wonderful time representing Kramer and showing our Colt pride. Well done!

GRACIAS, gracias, gracias a Logan Roberts y su equipo por construir, decorar y organizar la carroza de este año para el desfile del Homecoming de Hillcrest. Fue una perfecta encarnación del tema "Érase una vez ..." Un muy especial "saludo" a J Small Investments- fueron geniales para prestarnos su tráiler toda la semana. También gracias a los voluntarios que hicieron posible la carroza. Los niños pasaron un tiempo maravilloso representando a Kramer y mostrando nuestro orgullo de Colt. ¡Bien hecho!

Education Go Get It Week :: Semana de la Educación

Look for a flyer from Ms. Gibson in this week's Colt folder outlining the daily activities for our students.

  • Monday and Tuesday will be teacher-led, as a class.
  • Wednesday: Student can wear a COLLEGE t-shirt or sweatshirt with their uniform bottoms
  • Thursday: Student can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up, as their PROFESSIONAL future-self

Busque un folleto de Ms. Gibson en la carpeta Colt de esta semana describiendo las actividades diarias para nuestros estudiantes.

  • El lunes y el martes serán guiados por los maestros, como clase entera.
  • Miércoles: El estudiante puede usar una camiseta o sudadera de su UNIVERSIDAD favorita con sus pantalones de uniforme
  • Jueves: El estudiante puede vestirse como lo que quiere ser cuando crezca, como su ser futuro PROFESIONAL

Wild West Book Fair :: Feria de Libros Oeste Salvaje

Don't forget to visit the Wild West Book Fair this week!

No olviden visitar la feria de libros Oeste Salvaje esta semana! 

  • Monday/Lunes: 8:30am -- 3:30pm
  • Tuesday/Martes: 8:30am -- 3:30pm
  • Wednesday/Miercoles: 8:30am -- 4:30pm
  • Thursday/Jueves: 8:30am -- 2:45pm, 
    and 4:00pm -- 8:00 pm
  • Closed / cerrado: 11:30-12:30

Parent -Teacher Conferences :: Conferencias de Padres y Maestros

It's time for Parent-Teacher Conferences this week. Keep an eye out for information from your child's teacher, or contact them to schedule a time to meet.

Es tiempo para las Conferencias de Padres y Maestros esta semana. Estén atento para obtener información del maestro de su hijo, o póngase en contacto con ellos para programar un tiempo para reunirse.

Donation needed! :: ¡Se necesitan donaciones!

Parent-Teacher Conference Kramer Staff Dinner

Let's give our teachers and staff some nourishment during their long night of meeting with us about our children's successes and progress! Delicious pizza from iFratelli will be provided, along with tasty cake balls for dessert. But, we still need extras! This is where you come in...

Click on the link below to sign up to help us round out a delicious meal! You can drop-off either afterschool Wednesday, October 11 in the learning lab; OR in the morning of Thursday, October 12. If you have any questions, contact Regina Fruge at regina.fruge@gmail.com

Cena para los Maestros durante las Conferencia de Padres

Vamos a darle a nuestros maestros y personal algún alimento durante su larga noche de reuniónes con nosotros sobre los éxitos y el progreso de nuestros hijos! Deliciosa pizza de iFratelli se proporcionará, junto con sabrosas bolitas de pastel para el postre. Pero, todavía necesitamos extras! Aquí es donde entras ...

Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para registrarse para ayudarnos a completar una deliciosa comida. Usted puede dejar sus donaciones a la escuela después de clases el miércoles, 11 de octubre en el laboratorio de aprendizaje; O en la mañana del jueves, 12 de octubre. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Regina Fruge en regina.fruge@gmail.com

Kramer Staff Dinner Donations

Click here to sign up to donate :: Haga clic aqui para apuntarse para donar

Spirit Night at Torchy's :: Noche de Kramer en Torchy's

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

5921 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 75230

  • 15% of ALL sales (excluding alcohol) will go to the Kramer PTA!
  • Students who attend will get a FREE DRESS DAY sticker for Thursday, Oct. 19th
  • Teachers who attend will get a JEANS DAY for a day of your choice this semester

Miércoles, 18 de octubre, 2017 de las 4:00 a las 8:00

5921 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 75230

  • ¡El 15% de TODAS las ventas (excluyendo el alcohol) irá a la PTA de Kramer!
  • Los estudiantes que asisten obtendrán una pegatina de DÍA DE VESTIDO GRATIS para el jueves, 19 de octubre
  • Los maestros que asistan recibirán un JEANS DAY por un día de su elección este semestre

Kramer Carnival + Foodie Silent Auction :: Carnaval de Kramer + Subasta Silenciosa "Foodie"

Saturday, November 11th, 1 pm – 5 pm

$25 Family Admission (5 count) 

Ballet Folklorico Performance at 2:30

More information at kramerelementary.org/carnival

The Kramer Carnival is fast approaching! Every fall, the Kramer PTA hosts a Carnival open to students, their families and the neighborhood. It is a fun filled outreach event to the community; truly something for everyone. Be a part of Kramer's largest and most exciting fundraiser. Starting at just $50, there is a sponsorship level just right for you or your business.

Sábado, 11 de noviembre, de 1 pm a 5 pm

$ 25 Admisión Familiar (5 de cuenta)

Ballet Folclórico Actuación a las 2:30

Más información en kramerelementary.org/carnival

¡El carnaval de Kramer se está acercando rápidamente! Cada otoño, la Kramer PTA organiza un Carnaval abierto a los estudiantes, sus familias y el vecindario. Es un evento de extension lleno de diversión para la comunidad; realmente algo para todos. Sea parte de la recaudación de fondos más grande y emocionante de Kramer. A partir de sólo $ 50, hay un nivel de patrocinio adecuado para usted o su empresa.

Foodies for Kramer on Facebook

Show your support by LIKING Foodies for Kramer on Facebook :: Enseña tu apoyo dándole un LIKE a Foodies for Kramer en Facebook

And the winner is... :: Y el ganador es...

Congratulations to Nikkiisha Cleveland (Tyson Noble in PKD) who won the family admission to the Kramer Carnival! You should be getting an email to claim your prize. Thank you for entering the raffle during Hispanic Heritage Night!

¡Felicidades a Nikkiisha Cleveland (Tyson Noble en PKD) que ganó la entrada familiar al Carnaval de Kramer! Usted debe recibir un correo electrónico para reclamar su premio. ¡Gracias por participar en la rifa durante la Noche de la Herencia Hispana!

Fair Days = No School! :: Dias de la Feria = No hay clases!

Elementary Fair Day (October 13th) is a day off for students and staff! Next week, all students will receive a FREE ticket to the Texas State Fair to be used that day. Students will also have the day off on Secondary Fair Day (October 20th), but Kramer teachers and staff will have a day of training.

¡El Día de la Feria Elemental (13 de octubre) es un día libre para los estudiantes y el personal! La próxima semana, todos los estudiantes recibirán un boleto GRATUITO a la Feria Estatal de Texas para ser usados ese día. Los estudiantes también tendrán el día libre en el Día de la Feria Secundaria (20 de octubre), pero los maestros y el personal de Kramer tendrán un día de entrenamiento.

Kramer Basketball registration is coming :: Ya viene la registracion para Basketball de Kramer

Registration for the upcoming basketball season is coming soon! All registration and payment will be online at https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. The deadline to register is Friday, November 3, 2017, and the cost is $30.

Basketball is open to boys and girls, in grades Kinder to 5th. The season runs for 8 games starting December 2nd. Your coach will be in touch about practice schedules. Each team has spots for 12 players. If your team is full, please send us a note to be placed on the waiting list. Please note: Teams will not be formed without a coach! If you are interested in coaching, please let us know at kramerathletics@gmail.com.

¡La inscripción para la próxima temporada de baloncesto es muy pronto! Todos los registros y pagos estarán en línea en https://kramerelementary.org/athletics. La fecha límite para registrarse es el viernes, 3 de noviembre de 2017, y el costo es de $30.

El baloncesto está abierto a niños y niñas, en grados Kinder a 5to. La temporada corre por 8 partidos a partir del 2 de diciembre. Su entrenador estará en contacto con los horarios de prácticas. Cada equipo tiene lugar para 12 jugadores. Si su equipo está lleno, por favor envíenos una nota para ser colocado en la lista de espera. Tenga en cuenta: ¡Los equipos no se formarán sin un entrenador! Si usted está interesado en entrenar, por favor mande un email a kramerathletics@gmail.com.

Bring in Your Plastics! :: Trae tus plasticos!

The Plastic Bag Challenge has begun! Bring your plastic bags and film to school, now through April. You can put it in the collection containers near the auditorium. Help us win another bench! Look for more information in this week's Colt folder.

¡El Desafío de las Bolsas de Plástico ha comenzado! Traigan sus bolsas y otros tipos de plástico a la escuela, desde ahora hasta abril. Pueden ponerlo en los recipientes de la colección cerca del auditorio. ¡Ayúdanos a ganar otra banca! Busque más información en la carpeta Colt de esta semana.

Help our Franklin friends help others! :: ¡Ayuda a nuestros amigos de Franklin para que ayuden a otros!

It' Socktober! Your purchase of these cute and comfy socks helps buy prosthetic limbs for amputees, and provides socks for the Annette G. Strauss Family Gateway Center. Make your purchases by October 31, 2017. FRANKLIN'S COMMUNITY SERVICE GOAL: 160 sock sets / 2 legs!

¡Es "Socktober!" Su compra de estos calcetines lindos y cómodos ayuda a comprar extremidades prostéticas para los amputados, y proporciona calcetines para el Centro de la Puerta de la Familia de Annette G. Strauss. Haga sus compras para el 31 de octubre de 2017. OBJETIVO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE FRANKLIN: 160 calcetines / 2 piernas!

https://my.wehelptwo.com/campaign?id=527

Hillcrest HS Feeder night :: Noche de Escuelas de la preparatoria Hillcrest

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Come cheer on the Hillcrest Panthers as they take on the Conrad Chargers, all while representing our Kramer Colts! Wear your Kramer shirt and you get in to the game for FREE! Go Colts, and Go Panthers!

Jueves, 19 de octubre, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Ven a animar a los Hillcrest Panthers contra los Conrad Chargers, mientras que representan a nuestros Kramer Colts! ¡Todos usando su camisa de Kramer entran al juego GRATIS! ¡Vamos Colts, y vamos Panthers!

Important upcoming dates :: Próximas fechas importantes

  • Oct. 17 -- First day of Tutoring / Primer día de Tutoría
  • Oct. 18 -- First day of Enrichment / Primer día de Enriquecimiento
  • Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 -- Storybook Character Pumpkin Contest / Concurso de Calabazas como Personajes de Cuento
  • Oct. 27 -- Storybook Character Day / Día de Personajes de Cuentos
  • Oct. 24 -- PTA Meeting / Reunion de PTA 
  • Oct. 26 -- Kramer Coffee and School Tour / Cafecito y Jira de Kramer
  • Nov. 3 -- Donuts with Dad / Donas con Papá

Kramer PTA Update - Week of September 25

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We did it!!

By now you've heard the news - Kramer Elementary is now an International Baccalaureate World School!!! Congratulations to Ms. West, the entire Kramer staff, and of course, our students, for this wonderful accomplishment! We are so excited to see how this learning program will continue to develop our children to think critically, express themselves confidently, and work with others to make this a better world for everyone!

Get your IB T-shirt online!

Celebrate Kramer becoming an official IB World School with our fall 2017 tee shirt. Show your Kramer pride in this ultra soft, grass green, tri-blend tee. All Kramer shirts can be worn on Fridays for Spirit Day, so this tee is sure to get plenty of wear. Modern sizing runs a little slim, so consider sizing up for a roomier fit. Pre-orders are being taken until September 29th and delivery will be the first week of October.

Buy IB T-shirts here! :: ¡Compra las camisetas IB aquí!

Movie Night

We had a lot of fun at our first Movie Night of the year. It was a great turnout and the weather was not bad. Don't miss our next Movie Night on March 23, 2018! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible:

Alden Brosseau, with the help of Lauren Bushart, Annette Prager, and Rachel Rosen.

And of course our Dads Club led by (Nuestro Club de Papás) Chip Brosseau, with Doug White, Rich Bushart, Chris Shaw, Sam Prager, Kyle Rosen, Joe Savariego, Matthew Hopper, Oren Minc, Sanjay Dharmapal, and Douglas Draper.

We also received some generous donations from the following:

Takis: Bimbo Bakeries

  • Popcorn: Studio Movie Grill on Royal
  • Hotdogs: Prager/Savariego Families 
  • Condiments: Oren Minc
  • Glow Bracelets: Garland Dunlap

Box Tops for Pops!

This is the last week to turn in your Box Tops! All Box Tops are due by this Friday, September 29th. Remember, the class with the most box tops will earn lollipops for everyone in the class!

Green Hour Play is Due!

REMINDER - The Green Hour calendar for September is due on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. This is a required PE project to promote physical activity and good health!

Say cheese!

Individual picture day is Tuesday, Oct. 3rd! Students can dress in "Sunday best", but no jeans, please. Order forms and payment information will be in the this week's Colt folder.

Hispanic Heritage Night

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 6-7pm

WHERE

7131 Midbury Drive

Dallas, TX

MORE INFORMATION
Look for more information on this fun and delicious celebration of Hispanic Heritage in this week's Colt folder or from your children's teachers.

Homecoming Float & Parade

  • Volunteer to decorate the Kramer float during the week of October 2nd! We will be decorating the float near the Kramer Learning Garden.
  • Donate plastic, Mardi Gras-type beads, and bags of individually wrapped candy

To VOLUNTEER (para ayudar) or DONATE (para donar) 

Logan Rosenberg at loganazul1@yahoo.com or
Lauren Bushart at laurenbushart@airmail.net

If your child would like to ride on the float meet us at the Franklin Stadium parking lot (on Airline Road) no later than 4:30 p.m. All float riders are encouraged to wear a fairytale costume, or a Kramer spirit shirt. Float riders will get a place on the trailer on a first come, first serve basis. The parade begins at 5:15 p.m. You are welcome to drop off your students and find a spot on the parade route to watch the parade go by! You can pick up your child immediately following the parade in the Franklin Stadium parking lot.

It's Book Fair time!

Come by the Wild West Book Fair the Week of Oct.9th! Ms. Sancedio will send out more details about the book fair and how you can volunteer.

Parent -Teacher Conferences

Keep an eye out for information from your child's teacher about the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences in October.

Fair Days = No School!

Elementary Fair Day (October 13th) is a day off for students and staff! Next week, all students will receive a FREE ticket to the Texas State Fair to be used that day. Students will also have the day off on Secondary Fair Day (October 20th), but Kramer teachers and staff will have a day of training.

Kramer PTA Update - Week of September 11

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Well, it's been a crazy two weeks, but I hope everyone is back into the groove of the new school year. This weekend marked the beginning of another exciting season of Kramer sports. A big THANK YOU to Jennifer Burks and her committee for ensuring our 14 Kramer soccer teams were formed, had a time and place to practice, and showed off our Kramer colors on the field! Go Colts! Read on for some more Kramer PTA news and events coming up.

Enrichment :: Clases de Enriquesimiento

THURSDAY, SEPT 14th @ 5:00 PM

It's time to sign up for after-school enrichment classes! Registration begins promptly at 5:00 pm, but you can line up in front of the school before then. Information on dates and times of enrichment sessions can be found in the back pages of your Kramer Calendar. Keep an eye out for information on the specific clubs and classes offered in your Colt Folder this week!

PTA Back to School Night :: Noche de Regreso a Clases

Parents, this is the perfect time to get involved! Come and learn about all the volunteer opportunities the PTA has to offer. You can talk to, and sign up for, all our PTA committees. We need you to make all our events as successful as ever!

  • Athletics / Deportes
  • Carnival / Carnaval
  • Home Tour / Jira de Casas
  • Chess Tournament / Torneo de Ajedres
  • Teacher Appreciation / Apreciacion de los Maestros
  • Spirit Wear / Camisetas de Kramer
  • New Family Mentor /Mentor de Familias Nuevas
  • Translation / Traducciones
  • Publicity & PR / Publicidad y Relaciones Publicas

Family Movie Night :: Noche de Película para la Familia

WHEN

Friday, Sep. 22nd, 7:30pm

WHERE

7131 Midbury Drive

Dallas, TX

MORE INFORMATION

FREE! Join us for another outdoor movie night for the whole family! Snacks sales begin at 7:30pm, movie starts at 8:00pm

Get Directions

Kramer Parade Float :: Carroza de Kramer para el Desfile

We still need a volunteer to head up the Hillcrest Homecoming Parade float! This year's theme is "Once upon a time..." and Kramer would LOVE to participate. We already have a few volunteers to help build and decorate the float, but need a point person to lead the way! If you're interested, please contact Lauren Bushart (214-808-0434 or laurenbushart@airmail.net) or Marcie Verastiqui (214-801-3748 or mverastiqui@yahoo.com).

Box Tops for Pops! :: Etiquetas Box Tops para Paletas!

It's time to turn in your Box Top labels on the collection sheet in Tuesday's Colt Folder! The class with the most box tops by the end of September will earn lollipops for everyone in the class!

Dads and Doors :: Papás y Puertas

Dads, don't forget to sign up to help with carpool in the mornings! We love seeing our dads open doors for the kiddos. It's a great way to start the day! Sign up below--

http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=4090b4eaaa622a4f49-kramer&view=calendar 

Register now on Voly.org :: Registrese ya en Voly.org

To ensure that you are a cleared volunteer to be a field trip chaperone, classroom helper, or Lunch Bunch parent, register now to be a volunteer! For questions or assistance, you can contact Mrs. Sancedio, our librarian, or Dallas ISD Volunteer Services at volunteer@dallasisd.org or 972-925-5440.

New Volunteers:

  • Go to http://dallasisd.voly.org
  • Create a volunteer account
  • Complete application, orientation and E-Sign
  • Wait for clearance notification
  • Sign up for an opportunity

Returning Volunteers:

  • Go to http://dallasisd.voly.org
  • Click the purple log in button and log in with your email and password
  • Review all information and make changes as needed, “consent to the background check”
  • Click the green SAVE/SUBMIT
  • Complete orientation and E-sign
  • Wait for clearance notification
  • Sign up for an opportunity

Kramer PTA Update - Week of July 3

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Hello Kramer families!

Wow, it’s July already?! It’s almost time to start getting ready for the 2017-18 school year, so here are a few important dates and events to keep in mind. Read on for the details:

4th of July Parade - TOMORROW! Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:30am
Don’t miss our annual parade around Kramer! Breakfast, face painting, decorating contest, and much more fun begins at 9:30am. Decorate your bikes, wagons, dogs, strollers, and yourself in Red, White, and Blue! Join the parade around Kramer at 10:00am or grab a seat and enjoy!

Summer Work Days: Saturday, August 12th at 8am
THANK YOU, to everyone who came to help with the first Summer Work Day, especially Lauren Bushart for organizing the whole thing! Below are a few pictures of the projects.

We are not done, though! The next Summer Work Day is August 12th at 8am. We have several big projects and can use lots of hands. We have over 100 exterior poles to paint, Carnival project prep, a bit of interior painting to finish, and a few more jobs. If you can join us, let us know on our Facebook page, or via email. Please, bring your paint brushes, if you have any! Suggestions or questions can be directed at Lauren Bushart at 214-808-0434 or laurenbushart@airmail.net.

The blacktop project is almost finished!

Online student enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now available! This summer (June 12 to August 27) you must go to www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment to enroll your students this fall. You will need your SNAP CODE (found on your child’s report card). The earlier you enroll the better! This will ensure proper placement in your new class for Meet the Teacher night!

Go Kramer Colts teams! If your child wants to play on our Kramer Colts sports teams, you must contact the Kramer Athletics chair at kramerathletics@gmail.com by Friday August 11, 2017. Fall sports include Soccer (PK – 5th, boys and girls), Flag football (boys in PK-5th), and Volleyball (girls in 3rd-5th). Also, we NEED COACHES! No experience necessary; we will provide the information and equipment needed. If you are interested, let us know!

Kramer Dads Club! Contact Chip Brosseau at kramercoltsdadsclub@gmail.com or 817-320-3555, if you’re interested in joining the Kramer Dads Club. This wonderful group handles Dads and Doors, Muffins with Moms, and are integral part of our PTA family.

Finally, put these important dates on your calendar now:

  • Meet the Teacher will be on Thursday, August 24th at 5:00pm for incoming Pre-K, Kinder, & 1st graders, and 6:00pm for students entering 2nd to 5th grades. We will have a few school supply packs available! Please contact Lauren Bushart at 214-808-0434 or laurenbushart@airmail.net. to see how you can purchase one. Or, if you want to buy your supplies directly, you can download a supply list from www.kramerelementary.org or pick one up at Kramer in the main hallway.
  • First Day of School is Monday, August 28th! Drop off begins at 7:25am (you will be tardy at 7:46!). After-school pick up is at 2:55pm.
  • Colt Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, August 31st. This is a parents-only event. Parents, come and see what Kramer Country is all about!  PK/Kinder 5:00pm, 1st/2nd grades at 5:45pm, and 3rd, 4th, 5th grades at 6:30pm.

As always, don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Have a fun and relaxing vacation, but I hope to see you at our summer PTA events!

-Marcie Verastiqui
Kramer PTA, 2017-18

Kramer PTA Update - Week of June 19

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Hello Kramer families!

I hope you are having a fun and relaxing summer! Here is an update about a few activities going on while we’re all on vacation. Mark them down on your calendar, and join us!

SCHOOL SUPPLY PACKS are still available! 
It’s the LAST WEEK to order your school supplies online. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks and use our School ID: KRA002. If you want to purchase your supplies directly, you can view a supply list here or pick one up at Kramer in the main hallway.

Summer Work Days: Saturday, June 24th at 9am and Saturday, August 12th at 8am
While the kids and teachers are resting, let’s get together and spruce up our school! Join us for a parent work day to organize, clean, paint, and fix up various areas in and around Kramer. If you can join us for one or both days, let us know on our Facebook page, or via email. Please, bring your paint brushes, if you have any!

Suggestions or questions can be directed at Lauren Bushart at 214-808-0434 or laurenbushart@airmail.net.

Speaking of sprucing up… The blacktop project has begun!

4th of July Parade! Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:30am
Don’t miss our annual parade around Kramer! Breakfast, face painting, decorating contest, and much more fun begins at 9:30am. Decorate your bikes, wagons, dogs, strollers, and yourself in Red, White, and Blue! Join the parade around Kramer at 10:00am or grab a seat and enjoy!

Online student enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now available! This summer (June 12 to August 27) you must go to www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment to enroll your students this fall. You will need your SNAP CODE (found on your child’s report card). The earlier you enroll the better! This will ensure proper placement in your new class for Meet the Teacher night!

Go Kramer Colts teams! If your child wants to play on our Kramer Colts sports teams, you must contact the Kramer Athletics chair at kramerathletics@gmail.com by Friday August 11, 2017. Fall sports include Soccer (PK – 5th, boys and girls), Flag football (boys in PK-5th), and Volleyball (girls in 3rd-5th). Also, we NEED COACHES! No experience necessary; we will provide the information and equipment needed. If you are interested, let us know!

Finally, put these important dates on your calendar now:

  • Meet the Teachers will be on Thursday, August 24th at 5:00pm for incoming Pre-K, Kinder, & 1st graders, and 6:00pm for students entering 2nd to 5th grades.
  • First Day of School is Monday, August 28th! Drop off begins at 7:25am (you will be tardy at 7:46!). After-school pick up is at 2:55pm.
  • Colt Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, August 31st. This is a parents-only event. Parents, come and see what Kramer Country is all about!  PK/Kinder 5:00pm, 1st/2nd grades at 5:45pm, and 3rd, 4th, 5th grades at 6:30pm.

This is a lot of information, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions. There will be additional emails, mailers, and social media posts throughout the summer, so keep an eye out for them. I hope I get to see you sometime this summer at our PTA events!

-Marcie Verastiqui
Kramer PTA, 2017-18

Kramer PTA Update - Week of April 19

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Hello, Kramer Families!!

Last week there was a PTA Board meeting and several things were discussed as we begin to wrap up the 2016-2017 school year. Please see the upcoming dates and needs below.

Kudos:

STATE DESTINATION IMAGINATION CHAMPIONS!!! WAY TO GO COLTS!!!

STATE DESTINATION IMAGINATION CHAMPIONS!!! WAY TO GO COLTS!!!

  • A HUGE thank you and congratulations to the Home Tour Committee!! The inaugural Northaven Home Tour was a grand success and raised $19,000 for the Kramer PTA in our efforts to replace the blacktop.
  • Congrats to the Kramer Destination Imagination Team who is headed to Globals in Knoxville, TN. Way to go Colts!! Concessions at this Saturday’s Parking Lot sale will help fund their trip.

Events/Meetings:

Thursday, April 20: Parent Education Series – Keeping your Child Safe in the Real and Virtual World – 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Kramer Library – Childcare provided

Saturday, April 22: Kramer Parking Lot Sale – 8am to 12pm Reserve a spot for $20 – Keep all the proceeds of your sales. Spots are still available!! Reserve yours NOW! (see attached flyer) https://kramerelementary.org/sponsorships/parking-lot-sale

Saturday, April 22: Incoming Kramer Family Playdate – 10am @ the Kramer Playground

Wednesday, April 26: Blacktop Campaign Meeting @ 6:00pm in the Kramer Library – Come help brainstorm and plan fundraising efforts to complete the blacktop replacement.

May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week – Volunteers of all sorts are needed. Sign up here to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48adac2ea3f85-cafeteria

May 9: Open PTA Board Meeting – 6:00pm in the Kramer Library – Open to all PTA members

May 16: Fall Athletics (soccer, football, and volleyball) Meeting – 5:30pm in the Kramer Library – For all players/parents/potential coaches – Come hear about Fall Athletics and Sign Up to ensure teams make for the fall.

May 25: PTA Meeting/IB Expo Night – 6:00 to 7:00pm

May 23-24: Kramer’s IB Accreditation Visit

Needs:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Thank you for your service and support!

Happy Wednesday!

Kramer PTA Update - Week of March 6

Hello, Kramer Families!

I can’t believe we are already closing in on Spring Break!! Wow! Between now and the end of the school year there are many PTA events and happenings. A HUGE thank you to the PTA’s amazing Dad’s Club for putting together a great Muffins with Mom event last week!! So many smiling moms and kiddos! Thank you, Dads!

Please see the below PTA updates and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

IMMEDIATE NEED: We are in need of a 2-3 parents to help coordinate the Movie Night on March 31. This requires working with Doug White to get the sound set up, creating a flyer, buying food and/or getting food and drinks donated, setting up the screen and getting volunteers to work the Movie Night concession stand. If you are interested, please email kramerpta@gmail.com.

OTHER NEEDS: Our New Family Welcome Committee is looking for volunteers to be a new parent mentor. If you are interested, please email Mia Meachem, mia.meachem@alumni.duke.edu or Rackel Patel, rackelpatel@gmail.com

Upcoming Dates: (these dates along with others can be found on the attached March PTA newsletter)

  • Thursday, March 9 @ 6pm – PTA Meeting and Family Reading Night
  • March 13-17 – Spring Break/No School
  • March 31st – Movie Night
  • April 8 from 10 am – 2 pm – Northaven Home Tour
  • April 20 @ 6pm – Speaker Series: Internet Safety – The Children’s Advocacy Center will host an educational speaker to discuss how to keep your child safe in the real and virtual world. Free Childcare will be provided.
  • April 22 @ 7am – Kramer Parking Lot Sale – $20 reserves one parking space to set up and sell your items. Registration is required through the PTA Website  Email questions to Laura at dougandlaura@hotmail.com or Marcie (Spanish) at mverastiqui@gmail.com  Flyer is attached!
  • May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Be on the lookout for information to come home in Colt Folders

Did you know Kramer is on Twitter?! Follow them @KramerDISD  

Don’t forget to stay up to date with all things PTA by vising the PTA website at www.kramerelementary.org or by following us on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/KramerElementaryPTA

Best,
Abby Mayer
Kramer PTA President

Kramer PTA Update - Week of January 30

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Good Evening, Kramer families!!

I hope this Monday finds you all well!  Please see the below updates from your PTA.

Urgent Need: We are in need of coaches to coach soccer and t-ball teams this Spring. We have LOTS of kiddos who want to play, and unless we have coaches to coach, the teams won't make! If you are interested (main coach, helper, etc), please email Kramerathletics@gmail.com. The Spring season runs from Feb-April.

Upcoming Dates:
Tomorrow, January 31st
is New Student Round Up from 6-7pm. Families interested in Kramer for the 2017-2018 school year should attend. Information about Kramer and the option to enroll onsite will be available.

Tomorrow, January 31st at 6:30 pm @ Kramer -- Come hear about Dallas ISD's budget process and provide your input.

Thursday, February 2: Parent Education Speaker Series begins with a talk about Sexual Abuse Prevention. 6-7pm in the Auditorium

Friday, February 10 6:30-8:30pm -- Father Daughter Dance (see flyer attached). We are in need of volunteers to help work the event and bring snacks to sell. Please sign up at the links below if you can help out.

www.tinyurl.com/fatherdaughterdancevols

tinyurl.com/fatherdaughterdancesnacks

Feb 15, 6-7 pm -- STEMScouts will be hosting a parent meeting for next year. Current 2nd through 4th graders are eligible.  Student will be hearing more about the program during recess on Feb. 14th (a super cool STEM van with crazy cool gadgets and experiments will be parked for current 2nd -4th graders to play in during recess).

Feb 18 and Feb 25: Saturday School for 3rd-5th grade. 

More Information to Come Soon:

February 16: PTA Meeting - Black History Month, Reading/Meeting Night

March 6-10: Spring Book Fair

We look forward to seeing you at the next PTA meeting on the 16th! Until then, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Enjoy your week!!
Abby Mayer
Billye's Mom
PTA President

Kramer PTA Update - Week of January 23

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Good Evening, Kramer Families!

I hope you have all had a great weekend! Please see the PTA Updates for this week below. There are lots of things coming up in the next few months--get them on your calendars now! If you are interested in helping with any of the events, please let us know.

First of all, I'd like to share a few highlights from the past few weeks. Last month the PTA wrote a check for $2373 securing the Razz Kids program for ALL Kramer students. At the Health Fair last week, the PTA donated two bikes for the raffle. And last but not least, a group of parents recently renovated the closet in Ms. Ruiz's classroom--it looks amazing!! 

Meetings This Week

This week we are having two special committee meetings to start working on a couple of special projects. On Monday the 23rd at 6:30 in the library, a group is meeting to discuss New Kramer Parent Support and how we can best engage and communicate to new parents who will become part of the Kramer family next year. 

On Thursday, there will be a meeting to discuss starting a campaign to raise money for the new blacktop. We need to raise about $70,000 and will need a lot of ideas. 

If you are interested in either or both of these committees, please join us. If you can't make it but want to help, please reply to this email and let us know.

Upcoming Events:

New Kindergarten Round Up - January 31 from 6-7pm. For families interested in or enrolling in Kramer for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Father Daughter Dance is Feb 10 from 6:30-8:30

We are in need of volunteers to help work the event and bring snacks to sell. Please sign up at the links below if you can help out.

www.tinyurl.com/fatherdaughterdancevols

tinyurl.com/fatherdaughterdancesnacks

Parent Education Speaker about Sexual Assault Prevention: February 2, from 6-7 in the Library

The first ever Northaven Home Tour: April 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. www.northavenhometour.com If you are interested in helping out (donations, volunteers, etc) please email Pete Peabody at peteapeabody@gmail.com 

Save the Dates (more details to come):

Parking Lot Sale - April 29

Movie Night: March 31

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1-5

If you are interested in helping with any of the above, please let us know.

Last but not least, we are in need of more coaches for spring sports, Soccer and Football. If you are interested our would like to learn more, please email Kristy at kristymdixon@sbcglobal.net

It's a busy spring and we look forward to all the fun and impactful opportunities!! If you have any questions or comments about anything, please reply to this email, email me directly at abbymayer4@gmail.com, or text/call me at 214-454-6136.

Kramer PTA Update - Week of December 19

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Good Evening, Kramer Families!!

Only four more days of school before Winter Break! Here is a quick update about some of the upcoming PTA events and needs as we close out the first half of the school year. 

But, first...a HUGE thank you to Nancy Graham and all the volunteers who spent last Saturday learning, teaching and making dozens and dozens and dozens of tamales!! I know many Kramer family memories were made!!

Upcoming Events:

Penguin Patch Shop

Monday, Dec 19-21

Students will go once with their class and then the shop will be open after school.

We are in need of volunteers to man the shop. You can sign up here

For more information, email Lauren Bushart at laurenbushart@airmail.net

Staff Luncheon

Tuesday, Dec 20

Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades please bring a sweet to share

3rd, 4th, and 5th, please bring individual drinks (canned soda, bottled water, etc)

Email Lauren B with any questions at laurenbushart@airmail.net

PTA Board Meeting (open to ALL)

January 17th @ 6:00pm in Kramer Library

Childcare provided

Followed by the Social Committee meeting at 7:00pm

**If you would like to learn more about how to be involved, please plan on attending!! 

Email Abby with any questions at abbymayer4@gmail.com

PTA Needs:

The Father/Daughter Dance Committee is going to meet soon. If you are interested in helping with this event, please email Lindsey Kell at lindsey.kell@gmail.com

Spread the word about Kramer...

Prospective Parent Tour -- January 13th at 11am

Kinder/New Parent Round Up is January 31st

If you have friends, neighbors, etc that are interested in sending their child to Kramer, please reach out and invite them to these 2 events.

I hope you and your family have a wonder holiday and that much rest and relaxation is in store!!

Happy Holidays!

Abby Mayer
Billye's Mom
PTA President 2016-2017

Kramer PTA Update - Week of December 5th

Happy Monday, Kramer Families!!

I hope you all had a great weekend! As we begin counting down the days to the Winter Break, I wanted to share a few quick updates/reminders from your PTA.

Tamale Sale

  • End today--December 5th! You can order online here: http://kramerelementary.org/shop/tamales or look for the form that was sent home in Colt Folders
  • We are in need of volunteers to help make the Tamales. If you can help, please meet at Nancy Graham's house this Saturday between 8 am and 5 pm. Children are welcome. Pizza will be provided.

  • Nancy's Address: 7257 Stephani, Dallas, 75225

PTA Board Meeting -- OPEN TO ALL

  • Thursday, December 15 @ 6 pm

  • Hear about all things PTA including upcoming events, budget issues, and successes so far!

Carnival Recap/Debrief

  • Thursday, December 15 @ 5:30 pm

  • Open to anyone!!

  • Please come share your feedback about Carnival so we can ensure it continues to be a wonderful Kramer tradition.

Penguin Patch Gift Shop

  • December 20-22 in the Kramer Library

  • Children can purchase gifts for family and friends

  • Gifts range from 25 cents to $12

  • Parent Volunteers are needed!!! Click here to volunteer.

Please don't hesitate to email with any questions. You can also stay up to date by checking out the PTA website: www.kramerelementary.org or by following us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KramerElementaryPTA/

Have a great week!!

Kramer PTA Update - Week of Nov 14

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Happy Monday, Kramer Families!!

I hope you had a good weekend! I can’t believe we are already in the middle of November! Only 5 more days until we get a week off for Thanksgiving! 

Below are the PTA updates for this week, but first I have to say what a WONDERFUL time Carnival was!!! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, served on the carnival committee, cooked food, bought food, spread the word, and showed up for a GREAT time! A HUGE thank you to all the sponsors – please see the attached list of donors that helped make carnival possible.

PTA Updates:

  • Wednesday, November 16th – 8:30 am – Coffee with the Franklin Principal for Prospective parents of Franklin Middle School students. A great way to hear about all the awesome things happening at Franklin!
  • Thursday, November 17th – 6:00 pm PTA Meeting and STEM Night! Come enjoy fun Science and Math activities!
  • New Spirit Shirts are on sale. Must order by Friday, November 18!! Order here or see the order form in colt folders.
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 21-25 (the whole week!!)
  • December 9 – 9:00 am – Prospective Parent Coffee and Tour – Please tell friends, neighbors who are looking for a school home for next year to come check out Kramer!!
  • Tamales are now on Sale!!! From now through December 5, order your Holiday Tamales!! Look for order forms in the Colt Folders or order online here. We are also looking for volunteers to help cook and teach others how to cook tamales. If you are interested in helping, please email Nancy Graham at ngraham122@yahoo.com

PTA Needs:

  • Volunteers to cover lunch duty for Teacher Assistants this Wednesday, November 16. It’s Teacher Assistant Appreciation Day and we want to give these great Assistants some extra time off! Please sign up here or email kramerpta@gmail.com if you can help out.
  • A few folks to coordinate the Father Daughter Dance in February. If you are interested, email kramerpta@gmail.com
  • Committee members to coordinate the Home Tour on April 8. Email Lauren Savariego if you are interested. lsavariego@virginiacook.com

Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Abby Mayer
Billye's Mom
PTA President 2016-2017

Kramer PTA Update - October 19

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Good Evening, Kramer families!!

Here is your PTA update for the week of October 19, 2016 – I’ve got a lot this week, so bear with me :) 

Kudos: A huge thank you to Chick-fil-a on Inwood Road and to all of our PTA parents who donated drinks and sides and served a superb PTA dinner for our teachers last week during parent/teacher conferences! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Key Messages:

  • If you haven’t joined the Kramer PTA, it isn’t too late!! You can sign up at the PTA meeting next Tuesday, or sign up online here: www.joinpta.org
  • Next Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, there will be a PTA meeting for ALL PTA members (you can join at the beginning of the meeting if you aren’t a member yet). At the meeting you will get to hear about all the ways you can be involved in the PTA for this year, ask questions, and help inform what activities the PTA can be involved in moving forward. Please no children at the meeting.

  • The PTA is hosting a Kramer Family Coffee on Wednesday, October 26, right after drop off. We know the past couple of weeks have brought about a lot of emotions and opportunities to unite as a Kramer family. To continue to build our community and show support of one another, we are hosting this breakfast to share with other parents what makes Kramer amazing.

  • Chocolate Sales have started off strong!!! This is a BIG fundraiser for the school and helps ensure that all students get to go on field trips. At last count we had sold $9000 worth of candy and get to keep half of it. Last year the school made close to $10,000 – let’s see how much more we can sell this year!

  • We need basketball coaches!! If you are interested in coaching a Kramer Basketball team or signing your child up to play, please email kramerathletics@gmail.com

  • The Annual Kramer Carnival is just around the corner!!! Mark November 5 from 2-6 pm on your calendars now!! There will be a $25 entry fee per family (5 people) and then all rides and games are FREE!!! Food, including frito pies, pizza, sweets, and much more will be available for sale.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, October 21, 9 am – Prospective Parent Coffee – Please encourage friends who might consider Kramer for their child to come hear more about our incredible school.
  • Saturday, October 22, 8 am to noon – Kramer Garage Sale – Sign up to Reserve your Spot to Sale here: www.tinyurl.com/KramerParkingLotSale  If you don’t sign up to sale, come shop!! And bring friends and family!!
  • Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm – PTA General Membership Meeting – Find your Spot – Parents only, no children.
  • Friday, November 4, 7:30 – 8:15 am – Dads & Donuts hosted by the Dad’s Club. Learn more about the Dad’s Club here: http://kramerelementary.org/dads-club
  • Saturday, November 5, 2-6 pm – Kramer Carnival -- $25 Family Entry Fee (5 people), All rides, games are FREE!!!

  • Tuesday, November 8, All Day – Election Day Bake Sale – More information to come

  • Late November/Early December – Tamale Sales – More information and order forms to come soon!

PTA Needs

  • Silent Auction donation items: If you have gift card or other new items you can donate to the Silent Auction for Carnival, please email Lauren Savariego atlsavariego@virginiacook.com
  • Family and Business Sponsorships for Carnival—Deadline is October 28: Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the Kramer Carnival to help raise funds for the PTA? If so, please email Lauren at lsavariego@virginiacook.com Deadline for names and information to be on printed materials is October 28!!!
  • Volunteers: If you want to volunteer at Kramer this year (Colt folders, field trips, class helpers, Carnival, etc.) you MUST complete the Voly.org sign up. Click here to complete the quick application now: https://dallasisd.voly.org/

It has been a busy and emotional couple of weeks, but I have never been more proud to be a Kramer Colt and have each and every one of you as a part of the Kramer Family. #Kramerpride

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

All the best,
Abby Mayer
Billye's Mom
PTA President 2016-2017

Kramer PTA Update - October 3

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Happy Tuesday, Kramer Families!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It was great seeing so many of you at the Movie Night on Friday. What a wonderful evening! We are planning another one for the spring so be on the look out later this semester for that date.

A few quick updates for the next couple of weeks:

PTA Meeting and Hispanic Heritage month celebration

  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6:00
  • Dinner, provided by Kramer families, will be served by the Dad's Club
  • Passport adventure for the students

Hillcrest Homecoming Parade

  • Friday, October 7 @ 5:00 at Hillcrest High School -- line up at Franklin field
  • We are looking for anyone who can help get our float together and to walk in the parade. If you can be there, please reply and let me know.

Kramer Parking Lot Sale

  • October 22 from 8 am to Noon at Kramer
  • Reserve your spot for $20 here
  • You keep all your proceeds

Kramer Carnival

  • Saturday, November 5 from 2-6 pm
  • More information to come

And don't forget that Friday, October 14 is Fair Day!! No School!!

Did you know that the PTA has a new website? Check it out!!!

www.kramerelementary.org 

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All the best,
Abby Mayer
Billye's Mom
PTA President 2016-2017