KRAMER PTA Summer Newsletter

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Happy summer Kramer families! Yes, the countdown to the first days of school has started and August 19 will be here before you know it! There has been a lot happening over the summer and we wanted to give everyone an update.

We have a lot to share with you, so let's get started.


Important Dates

July 8:  Spirit Shop and Athletics Registration are now open

August 1: Join the Kramer PTA (joinpta.org)

August 3:  Incoming Family Playdate Time and location TBD

August 5: Kramer Office opens for enrollment

August 6:   PTA Meeting Kramer Learning Lab 6:00 (large, portable building accessible from the staff parking lot.)

August 8:   Athletics Registration Deadline

August 15:  Meet the Teacher 5:30-6:30 pm

August 16: Deliver School Supplies to classrooms 9:00 am

August 19: First Day of School!

August 20: Carpool begins

August 23: Kona Ice on the playground at 3:00 (CASH ONLY)

August 29: Colt Parent Orientation 5:30-6:30 

*Head over to the Upcoming Events Tab to stay up to date on the latest events.


Spirit Shop

Take a look at the exciting new spirit wear online. We have Kramer polos, glitter t-shirts, Kramer socks and new t-shirt designs. Place your order now and we will have it ready for pick up in the auditorium at Meet the Teacher, August 16. Remember you can wear a spirit shirt or college shirt on Fridays with your uniform bottom.

Athletics

Online registration is now open for current Kramer student for soccer, flag football and volleyball. Deadline to register is August 8. The YMCA has requested our rosters before the first day of school. Cost is $30 to play and $15 for the jersey. We always need coaches and cannot form a team until a coach has volunteered. A benefit of coaching is your little one's registration fee is waived! Please direct your questions or your desire to coach to kramerathletics@gmail.com.

Sign up for Athletics www.kramerelementary.org/athletics


Join the PTA

Avoid the crowds and go online beginning August 1 to join the Kramer PTA for only $10 per person.  Throughout the year, our PTA supports the hardworking staff with classroom supplies, brings in programs for students like the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, the Dallas Zoo and the Frontiers of Flight Museum to name a few.  

Colt Family Playdate

August 3-Current and Incoming Colts and their families are welcome.  Time and location TBD.  


Student Enrollment

All students must be enrolled online for the 2019-20 school year.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Padilla, our CRC, for any questions you may have about enrollment at

jepadilla@dallasisd.org or 972-749-8300. She returns to Kramer on August 5th to answer all your questions. For immediate assistance contact the Enrollment Helpdesk at 972-925-5555.  For immediate assistance with pre-k enrollment, please call (214) 932-7735.


PTA Meeting

Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the Kramer Learning Lab 

*The Learning Lab is the large, portable building on the backside of the school and is accessible from the staff parking lot.


Come join us to kick off the new school year at our first PTA meeting.  Whether you are a

returning member or new to Kramer, everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity to hear

what is happening at Kramer, our plans for the new school year and answer your questions.

Meet the Teacher

August 15th from 5:30-6:30 pm

Classroom assignments will be sent through REMIND Grade Level Streams on the afternoon of Meet the Teacher.  Lists will also be posted at the front of the school then come inside to meet your teacher. This is a come and go event from 5:30-6:30 pm. Don't forget to stop by the auditorium to pick up spirit wear and join the PTA.


School Supply Packs Classroom Deliveries

August 16th @ 9:00 am in the Kramer Auditorium

We need your help in delivering school supply packs to the classrooms. This usually takes us

a couple of hours to deliver everything. We can definitely use the extra hands. No need to sign up, meet us in the auditorium Friday morning, stay for an hour or stay until we are nished. Any help is appreciated!  



First Day of School and Boo Hoos and Yahoos Parent Coffee

August 19th

Welcome 2019-2020 School Year! This morning you can walk your child into the school beginning at 7:15 am. For the FIRST DAY only, parents are welcome to come inside the building and wait with their child in their waiting area: PK-1st in the auditorium, 2nd-4th in the gym, and 5th grade in the cafeteria. The teachers will pick up the students at 7:45 am to take them to their classroom. You are welcome to escort your child to the classroom.  

Parents are invited to attend our BooHoo and Yahoos breakfast in the Learning Lab at 7:55, or otherwise exit the campus, so our students can begin the new school year!

After drop off, join us in the Learning Lab, the portable building next to the cafeteria for coffee and pastries. You may be team “Boo Hoo” or team “Yahoo” or maybe a combination of both but join us, we would love to see you. We ask that you do not exit the campus through the building. No one will be allowed back into the school building. Thank you for making the first day of school a great one for our students.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email kramerpta@gmail.com!



Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

August 20th

7:15-7:55 am Drop Off

First day of carpool! 


3:00 pm Pick Up


Look for more details through REMIND and at Meet the Teacher!


School Breakfast and Lunch

The Dallas ISD Food & Child Nutrition Services Dept. offers healthy meals, every school day at NO CHARGE for every student. Breakfast in the Classroom begins each morning at 7:45. Lunch schedules vary by grade level. Visit http://dallasisd.nutrislice.com/ to view the daily menu and download the Nutrislice app on your phone. You can still choose to send your own nutritious sack lunch for your student. For the first three weeks, we ask that parents NOT have lunch with their child to help establish proper lunch procedures and expectations.

Colt Parent Orientation

Thursday, August 29th from 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Come and hear from your child's teacher about classroom expectations, plans, how you can help and much more. No children, please. Specific times for each grade level will be coming in August.


Remind App

Sign up on REMIND

Don't be left out of the loop! Kramer will use the Remind app school-wide to keep our families better informed about school emergencies, school announcements and events, PTA communications, and activities at grade levels. This FREE service allows Kramer to send quick messages through text messages, push notifications, or emails to all those who have chosen to participate.

JOIN REMIND FOR PTA UPDATES

Text the message @akramerpta to the number 81010 or join online at rmd.at/akramerpta.  Class rosters will be posted to the grade level streams the afternoon of Meet the Teacher.  Join your child's grade for the 2018-19 school year. All grades will be rolled up on August 1 for the 2019-20 school year.  

Prek3: For students entering Prek4 for the 2019-20 school year, a Remind group has not been created.  Please watch for your grade code through Remind PTA updates and emails.

Prek4: @akramerpk (join this is your child is entering kindergarten)

Kinder: @akramerk (join this if your child is entering 1st)

1st: @akramer1st (join this if your child is entering 2nd)

2nd: @akramer2nd (join this if your child is entering 3rd)

3rd: @akramer3rd (join this if your child is entering 4th)

4th: @akramer4th (join this if your child is entering 5th)


Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to keep our school going.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to kramerpta@gmail.com and someone will follow up with you.


Looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Alden Brosseau

Kramer PTA President

aldenbrosseau@gmail.com