On Campus
Keystone parent presents fashion show
Keystone parent Roshnic Latif presented her 6th annual fashion show, which featured Upper School students and brought out Keystone familes. 

Girls Varsity Basketball finishes season in top 8 of state tournament
The terrific tournament run of our Girls Varsity basketball team has ended.

Ceramic butterflies offer important lessons
At first, the colorful, hand-painted ceramic butterflies look like a sweet art project. But look again. The butterflies offer an important lesson in remembrance and standing up to hate.

Two Keystone students win at classical music competition
Congratulations to second-grader Colton and eighth-grader Seva on placing highly at the  Junior Tuesday Musical Club   music competition last weekend.

Lower School teachers work on sharpening their own skills
Throughout the Keystone community, we are constantly learning and improving our own skills. As part of that ongoing effort, teachers in the Lower School are working with a literacy consultant to improve the way thay teach writing.

Meet our Upper School students: Brooke and Ani
What do you hope your legacy will be at Keystone?

I also hope, along with others, to be held up as example of someone who produces good work, has fun doing so and is a good friend. Showing that one can have an accomplished and balanced life is important to me.

Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speed ball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
                         --Bruce Springsteen

There are few things more enjoyable on a Friday night than watching a high school basketball game, which is not to say that other sports and student activities are not also fun

Meet the Faculty
Head of the Little School Dena Hoenig Valdez
Position: Dena Hoenig Valdez

Education: Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Resources with a Minor in Psychology from University of Arizona; Masters of Education with specialization in Early Childhood from Southwest Texas State University, now referred to as Texas State University

Why do you like working here: Keystone is such a special place! The students, parents and staff make my job so rewarding and fun!

Important Events and Notes
Student Council Cookout - March 8
Student Council will holding its annual school wide cookout on Friday. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, Frito pie and -- for the first time -- tater tots!

It's open to students in grades K-12, and parents are invited, too.

Order in advance to avoid waiting in line.

Lower School Field Day - March 8
Lower School field day takes place from 12:30-2:30 on March 8.

Upper School students will lead the Mixed K-1st grade teams, while Fourth graders will lead teams of Mixed 2nd-4th graders.

The games will rotate among several locations around campus and will conclude with a tug of war in the gym. Parents are invited. 
March 21 - Alumni meet-up in Houston
Attention Houston Alumni – Save the Date! Meet and Greet with Billy on Thursday, March 21. Here's the RSVP link: https://www.paperlesspost.com/flyer/go/58MvXresNz9lZBcbJZG3
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 .
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.
Have you signed the Family Handbook?

Several families haven't signed the Family Handbook for the 2018-19 school year. Find out if you're one of them by logging into Renweb (now called FACTS). You'll see a notification that you haven't signed the the Required Family Handbook Form.  This form asks that you acknowledge that you have familiarized yourself and agreed with the terms and conditions of our Family Handbook. 

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