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

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 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 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 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 to see how you can purchase one. Or, if you want to buy your supplies directly, you can download a supply list from 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