On Campus
Middle School volleyball goes undefeated four years in a row
Congratulations to the Middle School "A" team for an amazing season and an unforgettable run.

Fourth-graders read globally, score high
Congratulations to fourth-graders participating in the Global Read Aloud, and a special shoutout goes to Hannah and Aditi.

Little School students enjoy Donuts With Dad
One of the sweetest days at the Little School invites parents for Donuts With Dad.

7th Graders learn nature skills, team building
Last week’s seventh-grade trip took students to the East Texas terrain, where they took plenty of long hikes, learned some nature skills and engaged in lots of team building activities.

Funeral services set for Al McKinney
Funeral services for longtime security guard Al McKinney will take place on Nov. 2 at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 551 Canton St.

Sign up for PTO Gingerbread Workshop
Yes, we're not even at Halloween, but it's already time to sign up for the annual PTO Gingerbread Workshop.

It's happening Dec. 7, in the Keystone Cafeteria.

Click on the photo to fill out the online registration form.
Keystone fanwear available
Good news – Keystone apparel is now for sale in TWO locations!

On campus: we have an apparel closet located in the Development Office, on the second floor of Founders Hall. We have adult and youth tshirts and full-zip sweatshirts, in addition to dri-fit hats. We also have Keystone Yeti’s and Hydroflasks available for purchase.

Vivroux Sports : Adidas merchandise is available for purchase at Vivroux Sports, located at 2222 Breezewood Blvd in Alamo Heights. They carry additional tshirts, sweatshirts, shorts, drawstring backpacks, and more! 

If you have any questions, contact Hannah Hyde or Lynda Ciment .
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“Those Who Teach, Must Never Cease to Learn.”
--John Cotton Dana

It can be incredibly exciting to watch teachers implement something they recently learned. Whether it comes from attending a conference, taking a class, participating in a book group, or observing a colleague, educators are constantly pushing themselves to grow and develop. These experiences fill a need to better ourselves, but they also enable us to hone our craft and help our students.

From my very first meetings with Keystone teachers and staff members, I have been impressed with people’s commitment to continuous learning.

Meet the Faculty
First Grade Teacher Chrystal Westwood
Position: First Grade Teacher

Education:  AA in Radio-TV-Film-San Antonio College, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Education-UTSA, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction-Grand Canyon University

Why do you like working here:  Keystone is such a wonderful and unique place. I feel very fortunate to be part of this community. The families are wonderful, our students are curious and inquisitive, and I work alongside the most amazing faculty and staff!

Important Events and Notes
College Visits

For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, representatives will be on campus from: University of Alabama, Birmingham, University of California, Berkeley, Centre College, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Connecticut, Davidson College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University, Franklin University (Switzerland), Hofstra University, Juniata College, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, Marymount Manhattan College, University of Miami, Millsaps College, Nova Southeastern University, St. John’s College, University of the South/Sewanee, Suffolk University, University of Southern California and Washington University in St. Louis.

Lit Mag breakfast sale
Support Lit Mag at the next breakfast sale on Tuesday before school begins, next to Nurse Penny's office.

On the menu: breakfast tacos, donuts and hot chocolate.
Lit Mag bake sale
The next bake sale happens Thursday during Middle and Upper School lunch periods.

Come snag some baked goods and support Lit Mag.
Reminder: School closed Oct. 28

Remember, Keystone will be closed on Oct. 28 for a staff in-service day.
Parent Connection Book Club - Oct. 30

The next session of the Parent Connection Book Club will discuss "How to Raise Successful People," by Esther Wojciki. Parents will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Oct 30 in the Cafeteria. Click below to download a copy of the flyer.
Halloween Celebrations - Nov. 1

Main Campus:
Keystone's Halloween celebrations for Lower School, Middle School and Upper School will take place at the Main Campus on Friday Nov. 1.
 
Lower School will hold its traditional costume parade in the gym at 8:45 a.m.

Little School:
The Little School will celebrate with a Pumpkin Party. The Little School's Halloween Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to volunteer from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and should email Head of Preschool Dena Hoenig Valdez to be assigned to a craft station.

Online lunch payments

If your family buys hot lunch here at Keystone, please remember that all payments must be made online with our food contractor, Cafeteria Services.

Go to the parent portal ( parents.keystoneschool.org ) and click on "lunch."

Support Keystone while you shop on Amazon
When you shop on Amazon, please use AmazonSmile and designate Keystone as the beneficiary. This way, your savings can help your school.
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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