A message from Mr. Handmaker
Dear Keystone Parents,

Morning drop-off is often a stressful time of rushing to school and rushing to work. When you drop off your children in the morning, please exercise extreme caution and look out for pedestrians crossing the street and keep a special eye out for the crosswalk on Craig.

This week, there have been some close calls that could have injured a child. Please keep all our children in mind when you drop off yours at school.

Thanks for paying special attention.

Billy

William Handmaker
Head of School
On Campus
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Junie B. Jones - The Musical. Their performances went great!
Author Kathryn Otoshi visits campus
Author Kathryn Otoshi visited Keystone and led Lower School students through a tour of her books, and her message of developing character.

Keystone team comes out in force for Light the Night
More than 50 students, parents and friends joined the Keystone team in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's  Light The Night Walk  that lit up downtown San Antonio with hundres of lanterns and lots of love.

Donuts With Dad brings parents to Little School
One of the sweetest days at the Little School brings parents on campus to visit their kids in their element. It's Donuts With Dad (although moms and other adults are certainly welcome, too). 

Middle school students light it up at Chalk it Up
From art teacher Ms. Arnold:

This past Saturday, Keystone Middle School participated in Artpace's Chalk It Up event held annually downtown.


6th graders test skills by swimming with sharks
The obvious way to check the sixth graders skills with the Office suite of projects would be to come up with some kind of deskbound test.

Researching San Antonio for Spanish 2
This group of students walking around downtown San Antonio weren't on vacation. Instead, they were doing research using the rich history of this area as source material.  

Senior Ben presents at Healthy Futures of Texas luncheon
Senior Ben presented with Healthy Futures of Texas this week at the Pearl Stable.

On a panel with Erika Prosper Nirenberg, the first lady of San Antonio, he spoke about the importance of accurate sexual health information for teens and education about healthy, positive relationship skills.

Trustee Laura O'Donnell named to TLU Board of Regents
Congratulations to parent and Keystone trustee Laura O'Donnell for being named to the Texas Lutheran University Board of Trustees.

Varsity Volleyball advances to playoffs

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on advancing to the playoffs. They beat Castle Hills this week in four sets: 27-29, 25-20, 27-25, 25-23. The win secured third place in the district and a playoff berth.

Match Leaders were Maysoon, with 18 kills; Madison, with 20 digs and 2 aces; Bella with 2 blocks and 31 assists.
Keystone Night at Spurs game now on sale
The link to buy tickets for Keystone School night at a Spurs game is now live!

The game takes place Jan. 14, 2019, when the Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets, featuring former Spur and former NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker.

Billy's Blog
“I cannot live without books.”
Thomas Jefferson

Perhaps one of my favorite sites at morning drop off is when children are still reading as parents pull up to the curb.

Meet the Faculty
Counselor Dr. Erica Shapiro
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from SMU

What did you do before you came to Keystone: Children's mental health research at the University of Texas at Austin and private practice in San Antonio

Why do you like working here:  The faculty and staff have been so welcoming and inclusive and it is one of my greatest honors to support the next generation (and their families) as they learn and grow.

Important Events and Notes
Admissions Open House coming Oct. 28

Our annual Admissions Open House happens from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 on campus. If you know of people who want to know more about our community, please pass the word. Click here to register.

Applications for new students are available now. Contact Admissions Director Zina Wormley at zwormley@keystoneschool.org .
Support the Annual Fund today
Your donation to the Keystone School Annual Fund touches almost everything on campus. It helps maintain school buildings, provides technology and equipment in classrooms, provides teachers' professional development, and much, much more.

To learn more about the Annual Fund, click here.

To make your donation, click here.
Kendra Scott shopping event - Oct. 24
Please join us on Wednesday, October 24 for a fundraising event at Kendra Scott in the Quarry Village. 

From 5:30-7:30 p.m., 20 percent of proceeds will come back to Keystone. Enjoy some sips and sweets, while getting a head start on your holiday shopping! 

Any questions, please email Hannah Hyde at  hhyde@keystoneschool.org .

Private School College Fair - Oct. 25

More than 150 colleges will have representatives at this year’s Private School College Fair. It's taking place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at St. Mary’s University.

Meet with college representatives from across the country and world to learn about a variety of schools. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. A list of the colleges represented will be available the week of the college fair and more details will be sent by email.
Halloween - Oct. 31

Lower School: Check teachers' announcements for more directions.

Middle School: Leadership class is planning Halloween-themed activities for all middle school students during lunch break. Lunch, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, will be provided.
Fifth and Sixth Graders don't have PE during first period. Instead, students will run a schedule where they will have their academic classes and specials, as well as a film at the end of the day.
Seventh and Eighth Graders will have regular classes all day except for periods 4-6.
Students in Grades 5 - 8 should wear their costume to school and can bring a change of clothes, if they'd like. Costumes should allow students to complete schoolwork. No realistic weapons are allowed.
Register for Gingerbread Workshop Dec. 1
It's already time to start thinking of gingerbread houses, so be sure to register for this year's PTO Gingerbread Workshop on Dec. 1.

Kit Myers and her Gingerbread Angels will instruct and supervise the artists at work.
This year, there are three building options: barn, house or mini village.

To register,  click here .

And to view the flyer,  click here .
Since you're already shopping on Amazon...
Your next purchase on Amazon could benefit Keystone. Yes, if you're like many of us, you spend a lot of time shopping online.

College visits this week

For the week of Oct. 22-26, representatives will visit campus from: American University, Bennington College, Butler University, University of Colorado, Boulder, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, Elon University, University of Florida, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Goucher College, High Point University, Hofstra University, Juniata College, Kansas State University, Marymount Manhattan College, Middlebury College, Millsaps College, University of Nebraska, The New School, Northern Arizona University, Oberlin College, University of Oregon, Rhodes College, Rice University, University of the South (Sewanee), University of South Carolina, Sweet Briar College, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, St. Louis, Wellesley College, Wofford College

We want to hear from you!
If you have news to share about the students, alumni, faculty or staff at Keystone School, please send it to: etijerina@keystoneschool.org .
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