Students on main campus create works for Earth Day art contest
Students in Lower, Middle and Upper School submitted clever and creative art works for a campus Earth Day contest this week.

The idea for the Water Sense Upcycling Contest came from 5th and 6th grade students during their advisory classes.

Third grader places fourth in national spelling competition
Congratulations to 3rd grader Siyona, who was selected as a finalist and placed 4th in the Spellpundit 2021 National Online Junior Spelling Bee Competition.

Spellpundit helps young people prepare for national spelling competitions, and many of its alumni have gone on to place very highly in big-name national contests.

4th graders dissect sheep eyeballs
Tap into your inner fourth grader and enjoy some photos of students dissecting sheep eyeballs.

Mrs. Holden reporters that her students are studying vision and light and wanted to examine eye structures more thoroughly, so they’re doing the dissection.

Little School celebrates Fiesta
Even though Fiesta has been officially postponed for this year, students at the Little School celebrated on their campus with lots of cascarones, confetti and raspas. (OK, they were really snow cones, but we'll count them as raspas for Fiesta!)

PTO brings local soda, empanadas for faculty
A special thanks to Keystone PTO for bringing mini empanadas of peach jam and cream cheese, and lemon soda as a Fiesta treat for faculty and staff.

Special thanks to Southside Craft Soda for donating their delicious Limoncito sodas. (Their sodas are available at Central Market and HEB); and a thanks to Don Strange of Texas catering for the empanadas and fun Fiesta packaging.
Make sure to order your yearbook
Dear Parents,

If you haven't yet ordered your yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year, make sure to reserve your copy. We are printing a limited number guarantee yours by ordering before July 1. Yearbooks will be available for pick up in August when the 2021-2022 school year begins.

To verify whether you have already purchased a yearbook last semester, check your email for a confirmation from Walsworth. We won't receive the list of who purchased yearbooks until they're delivered to campus. 

Billy's Blog - From our Head of School
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
–Fred Rogers

During a recent conversation with a high school student, we discussed the ambivalence of going to places and doing things like we did in the “before times” when we’d never heard of COVID-19. How will it feel eating inside a restaurant or going to a movie, even when one is fully vaccinated? How have we changed over the past year, and why do we have mixed feelings about doing certain activities we know rationally have little risk? According to a report from the American Psychological Association, nearly 50% of American express anxiety about returning to in-person interactions.

How will our children re-enter the world they left so suddenly a little over a year ago? I have thought about this a great deal over the past few months, and even more so lately as we see more and more students on campus and engaging in activities.

Alumni News
Vivian Whitney '17 wins Fulbright to study gastronomy in Italy
Congratulations to Vivian Whitney ’17 on winning a Fulbright fellowship to study gastronomy in Italy.

She’s a senior at Syracuse University and received a grant to attend the University of Gastronomic Science in Pollenzo, Italy to earn a MA in Gastronomy.

Important events and notes
PTO Spring General Session - April 27
From Keystone PTO:

We would like to give a shout out to the entire PTO membership for all the ways they have showed their support and appreciation during this year...while they are also navigating the continuing impact of the pandemic. It is much appreciated!

Parents are invited to attend the virtual PTO Spring General Session on Tuesday, 4/27. Zoom information provided below.

Topic: PTO Spring General Session
Time: Apr 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 955 8986 2503
Passcode: 231ux9
Children's Book Day - April 30
Keystone alum Carmen Tafolla '69 is one of the featured authors during a San Antonio Public Library event on April 30 celebrating Children's Book Day.

Her presentation runs from 2-2:45pm, and she will premiere her new bilingual children's book "The Last Butterfly / La Ultima Mariposa."

Before Dr. Tafolla's talk, former Trinity professor Simran Jeet Singh will deliver a talk from noon-12:45pm. He will read and discuss his children's book, "Fauja Singh Keeps Going," about the first person older than 100 to run a marathon.

Register for the live online author event here:
Spring Book Fair ends May 2
From Mrs. Denny:

The Keystone Online Spring Book Fair opens April 19 and runs through May 2. You’ll find books for all ages, K through 12th grade, and the books ship directly to you, the purchaser. The library earns rewards toward book purchases for our shelves, so support our growing K-12 library with your book fair orders. Have a great summer of reading!
Summer Camp Update
Registration for Camp Cobra and the Little School camps are full and accepting names for a waitlist. A few spots are open for Camp Hollywood and for the online math enrichment for rising 5th and 6th graders.

Keystone gear available at Vivroux Sports
Get your Keystone gear with a quick visit to Vivroux Sports.

On their retail floor, they have:

  • White and Black Adidas hats
  • White Comfort Color t-shirts in all sizes adult and youth
  • Adidas grey and white t-shirts some youth and adult sizes
  • Cardinal and black full and 1/4 zip Adidas jackets in select adult sizes
  • And a few Adidas black polos

Vivroux Sports is open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, at 2222 Breezewood, just off New Braunfels Ave. north of the McNay Museum.
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If you're getting school supplies or adding to your home office from either Office Max or Office Depot, please mention Keystone. As part of the Give Back to Schools program, the stores give 5% of the purchase price of qualifying school supplies in credits to Keystone for office supplies. Be sure to include the school's ID number when you make your purchase. Keystone's school number is: 70100727.
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