On Campus
Mrs. Holden named Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
Congratulations to Mrs. Holden for her selection as a  Grosvenor Teacher Fellow ! The National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions announced this year's class and the fourth-grade teacher is one of only three in Texas selected for this prestigious award.

Eighth-graders present at Girls Global Summit
Keystone students connected with peers and shared ideas on how to create change for women around the world during the recent recent Women’s Global Connection’s Girls Global Summit.

Cardboard Kids aim to bring attention to serious issues
To help bring awareness of the pervasiveness of child abuse Upper School students decorated Cardboard Kids and placed them on gates surrounding campus.

Fiesta Family Fun Day needs volunteers!
Fiesta Fun Day still needs volunteers, so please sign up. Sign up here.

Whether or not you do volunteer, please come out for the afternoon and enjoy all kinds of kids' games, face painting and other activities. Admission to Fun Day is free. Food from Berbere Ethiopian and Chili Dave's trucks will be available for purchase.

Great show, Upper School!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Blithe Spirit," last weekend's Upper School play.
4th Grade Potato Sale Update
The final tally for this year's Fourth Grade Baked Potato Sale is in: The event raised $1,200. The students voted and decided to donate to 4ocean , a global organization focusing on cleaning out plastic from oceans, and Child Advocates San Antonio , which recruits, trains, and supervises court-appointed volunteer Advocates for abused and neglected children.

Keystone fares well in Texas Science and Engineering Fair
Five Keystone middle and high school students placed in last weekend's Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University.

Master Payne heading to martial arts hall of fame
Congratulations to Master Rhonda Payne. The owner of House of Payne, who works with our Little School students, is being inducted in the Korean Martial Arts Hall of Fame in July. And she was featured on WOAI this week.

Rey Feo visits main campus
Keystone hosted Rey Feo for a visit this week! Here are some more pictures from the event.
College Visit

Harvey Mudd College will visit campus on April 11, during 6 th  period.
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” 
--One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

“If you had a ranch, what would you name it?” my wife asked me as we roamed the Hill Country in search of Texas wildflowers. I thought for a moment and answered, “Macondo.” 

Meet the Faculty
Middle School Social Studies Teacher Dr. Patricia Pederson
Position:   Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Education: Ph.D. University of Minnesota, MA University of Minnesota, BS University of South Dakota

Why do you like working here: I love the curious, hard-working students and the professional and friendly staff and faculty.

Important Events and Notes
Book Buddies Book Drive - April 1-30

Look for grey bins around campus to collect kids' books for Book Buddies.

Fourth grade Leadership is helping Book Buddies. That's an initiative of San Antonio Youth Literacy to collect books suitable for kids in grades Pre-K through 5, that kids can take home to read over the summer. Please consider donating your gently used picture books, chapter books, fiction or non-fiction, but please no dirty, torn or religious books. Click here for more information.

The drive runs throughout April.
Parent Connection Book Club - April 11

Please join Keystone Counselors Alison Raymer and Erica Shapiro as we discuss  Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids   by Michael Anderson, LP, and Timothy Johanson, MD. Written by a pediatrician and child psychologist, the book examines what the journey to adulthood entails, and how to help our children get there. In this insightful, sometimes unconventional, approach, parents will be challenged to examine their own beliefs about parenting and the journey to adulthood. 

The book club is open to all Keystone parents, and is a great way to meet other parents and share experiences and perspectives. The book is available on Amazon. 

Please rsvp to  araymer@keystoneschool.org .
Lower School Parent-Teacher conferences - April 12

To K-4 Families: Lower School students will not have class on April 12 . Childcare for current Keystone students will be available in the Lower School Library while while parents are meeting with teachers.
Grades 5-6 Student-Led Reflections - April 12

To 5 th and 6 th Grade Families: Please mark your calendars for Student-Led Reflections. Students will meet with their parent/families and their 8 th period study hall teacher for one 20-minute conference where they present work from a variety of their classes; classes will not be held for fifth and sixth grade students that day.
Get your Fiesta medal now!
This year's Fiesta medals are available for purchase for $10 in the Development Office or Business Office, both upstairs at Founders Hall. All proceeds will go to the Alumni Scholarship. Medals will also be available for purchase at the King William Alumni Reunion and Fun Day.
Regional College Fair - April 16

From Ms. Christiansen: The San Antonio Regional College Fair is Tuesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at The University of Texas at San Antonio - Main Campus.

Grades 9-11 are encouraged to attend. Information about parking and the list of colleges/universities represented at the college fair will be emailed to Upper School families as we get closer to the event date. 

This is a great event to learn about a variety of colleges, speak with college representatives, and add your name to mailing lists. Representatives from 130 colleges from all over the country will be on hand. Registration is not required, but you can sign-up online to receive updates about parking and reminders for the event. 

Visit: http://www.tacac.org/sacollegefair   for further details. 
Lower School Admissions Preview - April 17
If you know of people who are interested in attending Grades 2-4, please tell them about the Lower School Admissions Preview from 9-10 a.m. on April 17 at the Lower School Library.

PTO Meeting - April 17
From the PTO: Parents, please join us for the Spring General PTO Meeting on Wednesday, April 17. It begins with a gathering and refreshments in the Keystone Theater Garden at from 5:30-6 p.m., then moving into the Theater for the meeting from 6-7 p.m.

Spring Fling Concert Series - April 15, 16, 18
Lower School students are performing a series of concerts in April. Click on the poster for details or download it here.
No classes April 19 - School Holiday
Middle School Main Event - April 25
Middle School Leadership elective invites fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders to attend an evening of fun with classmates after school on April 25. Students will ride Keystone busses to the Main Event at the end of the school day, and be picked up by parents at 7 pm. Cost of the evening is $20; food, activities and an unlimited gamecard are included. Permission slips and money due to Ms. Powers or Ms. Mlcak by Thursday, April 18.  Download a permission slip here . And email Ms. Powers if you'd like to chaperone.
No classes April 26 - Battle of Flowers Parade
Alumni Reunion at King William Fair - April 27
Celebrate Fiesta with Keystone Alumni during the King William Fair! Reminisce and celebrate with drinks and snacks at a private party. Our Alumni Reunion will take place from 11am-3pm on Saturday, April 27th. 

RSVP and additional information can be found  HERE .
Cafeteria Services is now online!
Did you know you can view and pay your balance online?

Find out how to create your online account by clicking here . Then go to ezparentcenter.com . Once Cafeteria Services activates your account, you're all set.

If you have any problems, contact Mrs. Mlcak at kmlcak@keystoneschool.org  or 210-735-4022 x356 or Cafeteria Services at 210-348-7667.
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