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 

Follow us on Facebook 

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

Kramer PTA Update - September 21

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Good Evening, Kramer Families!!

I hope your week is off to a good start! This is a quick update about a couple of upcoming PTA events. We hope to see you at both of them!! 

PTA Back to School Meeting -- Thursday, September 22 (this Thursday) @ 6:00 pm

  • Hotdog Supper begins at 5:30 pm outside the front of the school. $5 gets you a hotdog, bag of chips and a bottle of water. BIG thanks to the Dad's Club for this!
  • PTA Meeting starts at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • There will be a presentation by the bilingual department about "How to support your child doing homework in a different language."
  • After the meeting there will be:
    • VOLY Sign up (required for Volunteering)
    • Enrichment Sign up (PreK and Kindergarten not eligible until the spring!)
    • PTA Membership Sign up
    • Spirit Wear for Sale
    • Junior League of Dallas volunteers will facilitate Reading Centers for kiddos in the gym!
    • Our updated library will be open for viewing!!

Family Movie Night -- Friday, September 30 @ the Front Lawn of Kramer

  • Fun starts at 7:00 pm, movie starts at Dusk
  • Pizza, candy, popcorn, soda, and water available for purchase

Looking forward to seeing you and your family!!

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

Kramer PTA Update - September 7

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I hope all had a nice, long weekend and were able to get some much needed rest after a busy first two weeks back to school! Now that Labor Day is behind us, we are in full swing with all things school and PTA. If you were able to make it to the Open House last Thursday, hopefully you got a chance to sign up for one of the many PTA committees we have this year. If not, we are still looking for more volunteers to be a part of the many programs the PTA provides to Kramer. Take a look below. If you are interested in serving on any of the committees, simply send me an email and let me know. 

PTA COMMITTEES:

  • Carnival
  • Holiday Tamales
  • Spirit Wear
  • Movie Nights
  • Spring Color Run
  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Spring Tour of Homes
  • Birthday Marquee Volunteers
  • Popcorn Fridays
  • Dad's Club

UPCOMING DATES:

  • New Parent Coffee - Friday, September 9 @ 8:15 am in the Learning Lab -- (for all new-to-Kramer families)
  • Back to School PTA Meeting - Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
    • Hot Dogs available for purchase from 5:30-7:00 ($5 for hot dog, chips and a water)
    • Spirit wear for sale
    • Enrichment Sign-Up
    • Gifted and Talented Information
    • I-Station
    • Razkids
    • Parent Portal
    • Volunteer Training/Sign UP
    • Bilingual Department will present, "How to support your child doing homework in a langauge different from your own."
    • Library revealing
    • Junior League of Dallas volunteers at Reading stations for students
  • PTA Movie Night - sunset on September 30

We hope to see you and your family at any or all of the upcoming events. Check your Kramer school calendar for more events to come throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions.

 

All the best,

Abby Mayer

Billye's Mom

PTA President 2016-2017

Back to School

Good Evening, Kramer Families!

In one week from tonight we will have uniforms laid out, school supplies ready to go, back-to-school hair cuts complete, earlier bedtimes, and lots of excitement and maybe a few jitters! I can't believe it's almost school time again!

First of all, a huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers and supporters who came out to Kramer's Work Day last weekend! SOOO much work was completed and the exterior of Kramer looks great! From the HUGE mound of mulch that was spread all over the playground in the flower beds, to the trimmed tree branches, power-washed sidewalks, spray-painted posts, and SO.MUCH.MORE, you all made a huge difference!! Thank you! If you couldn't make it, don't worry...there are a few remaining projects on the list and another work day to be planned soon :)

Secondly, below are a few updates/reminders about the next coming days and weeks. Please put these dates on your calendars, share the information to anyone who may not get this, and don't hesitate to reach out with questions. 

Meet the Teacher Night - Aug 18 (This Thursday!)

  • August 18th from 6-7 pm -- Come and Go
  • Class Rosters will be posted on the front doors to check when you come in
  • Students and Parents will go to classrooms to meet teachers, see classrooms
  • Parents will fill out pick-up information
  • Pre-packaged school supplies will be available for sale
  • Spirit wear for sale
  • Athletics/Kramer teams sign up for YMCA sports

First Day of School - Aug 22

  • August 22!!
  • Drop off begins at 7:25 am 
  • The Kramer staff wants to support your student in their transition to school. Over the years, they have learned that to ease the transition for our students, the following procedures will take place:

For the first two days of school (Monday and Tuesday):

--PreK 3 and PreK 4 will walk directly to their classroom on Monday and Tuesday. Their parents may accompany them; however, they need to leave by 8:00 am

--Kinder through 2nd grade students: Parents may accompany their student to be seated in the auditorium until 7:45 and then travel to the classroom for drop-off; however, they ask that parents say, "have a great day!" at the classroom door.

--No eating lunch with students for three weeks. You may begin eating lunch with your students during the fourth week of school.

Open House - September 1

  • September 1 from 6-7 pm
  • No Children in attendance, please
  • There will be a message from Principal Eska
  • Meet with classroom teacher to go over classroom expectations, upcoming units, classroom schedule, etc.
  • PTA Sign up
  • Spirit wear for sale

Back-to-School PTA Meeting - September 22

  • September 22 at 6:00 pm
  • Hot Dogs available for purchase
  • Spirit wear for sale
  • Enrichment sign-up
  • Gifted and Talented information
  • I-station
  • Razkids
  • Parent Portal
  • Volunteer Training (must be cleared to go on a field trip)
  • Bilingual Department will present, "How to support your child doing homework in a language different from your own."

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend and see you all on Thursday!!!

Kind regards,

Abby Mayer

Billye's Mom

Kramer PTA