On Campus
Nine years in a row
For the ninth consecutive year, a Keystone School team has won the Regional Academic World Quest Competition sponsored by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.

On to state!
Six of Keystone's 10 players on the tennis team qualified for state at this week's TAPPS 3A South Regional Tennis Tournament in Houston.

Fiesta medal unveiled
The 2019 Fiesta medal has been unveiled, and it's a special design that commemorates Keystone's 70th anniversary.

This year's medal includes a hanging tag that says "70 years" against a rainbow background and papel picado

The medals are available for purchase for $10 in the Development Office or Business Office, both upstairs at Founders Hall. 

Thanks for supporting The Big Give
For this year's Big Give campaign, Keystone set a goal of $3,000. You came through with $4,345. Your generosity is inspiring. This year, all funds raised by Keystone will benefit the  Daniel Wesley Stevens Memorial Endowed Fund for Teacher Support . Thank you for your support!
Middle School Field Day
Important visitors at the Little School
The Little School hosted two important visitors this week: Rey Feo and McGruff, the crime dog.
College Visit

Harvey Mudd College will visit campus on April 11, during 6 th  period.
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

...As one of the most diverse independent schools in the state of Texas, Keystone represents the amazing things that can occur when people of different belief systems come together in a common endeavor - to challenge and support boys and girls as they grow cognitively and affectively.

Meet the Faculty
High School Science Teacher Jason Nydegger
Position:  High school science teacher

Education: BS Physics, graduate work in electrical engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry

Why do you like working here: I love teaching science. I love the support from the school. The students are amazing and keep me young.

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.
Travel Society Pizza sale - April 5
The Travel Society is holding a pizza sale on Friday to help defray travel costs for a trip this summer to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Students in Grades K-4 should send their money with a form from their teacher or download the form here. Students in grades 5-12 can pay in the lunchroom.
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 .
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.
Fiesta Family Fun Day - April 13
Make plans to come out for the annual Fiesta Fun Day 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.

Help make Fun Day the best ever by volunteering. Sign up here.
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.

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.
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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