Happy Mother's Day!
College plans for the Class of 2021
Once again, the list of colleges and universities where our seniors were accepted and are attending is impressive.

Seniors share their future plans at College Announcement Day
With students from kindergarten through 11th grades cheering, seniors paraded through campus wearing shirts with the colleges they will attend this fall.

The parade route ended at the gym, where each student shared the name of the school they will attend and a fun fact about the school. Before the seniors spoke, Alumni Council President Victoria Shum Bush ’00, congratulated the students and invited them to stay involved with Keystone.

Eighth-graders are finalists for mayor’s competition
Congratulations to eighth-graders Rashmi, Annia, Ajay and Cody for advancing to the finals of the SA Smart Mayor’s Mini Challenge.

This competition, sponsored by the City of San Antonio, invites teams of students in grades 6-12 to submit plans for emergency crisis communication.

Kindergarten students pick up supplies, signs, and goodies
After school on Thursday, our rising kindergarten students came to the main campus to pick up supplies, yard signs, goodies and to meet their teachers.

We're looking forward to a great year!
Seniors receive graduation yard signs
To celebrate their upcoming graduation, our seniors received yard signs last weekend.

Administrators fanned out throughout the city to deliver the signs.

Sign up your child (ages 12-15) for vaccine list

For parents of students age 12-15:

If you're interested in your child receiving the Pfizer COVID vaccine when the FDA issues its Emergency Authorization Use, you may want to consider getting your child on a list for a clinic at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease, 2303 SE Military Drive. The clinic is currently vaccinating people ages 16 and older.

When the federal approval comes through, state officials are planning on opening the clinic for drive-through operations on an upcoming Saturday, so young people don't miss school.

Please directly email Betty at Betty.Velasquez@dshs.texas.gov and Trista at Trista.Reglein@dshs.texas.gov with the name and date of birth of your 12-15 year old, a point of contact and a good phone number for you.

You will receive an email notifying that your child is on the vaccination list, if space is available.
Billy's Blog - From our Head of School
College is a singular opportunity to rummage through and luxuriate in ideas, to give your brain a vigorous workout and your soul a thorough investigation, to realize how very large the world is and to contemplate your desired place in it.
–Frank Bruni

This past Monday, the members of the Class of 2021 shared exciting news at the Annual College Announcement Day. Sporting T-shirts from the college of their choice, they paraded through campus cheered on by their schoolmates, faculty and staff. They then entered the gym for a sit-down lunch. Each senior announced where they will matriculate next year and a fun fact about their new school. Family members attended via livestream.

This program commences the month-long process for twelfth graders of ending their time in high school and beginning their transition to college. It’s a bittersweet time as we wish the students the very best while knowing that we will miss them next year.

Alumni News
Tamar Furman '17 wins scholarship through Bryn Mawr to study French in Senegal
Congratulations to Tamar Furman '17 for winning a Boren Scholarship through Bryn Mawr College.

The Boren Scholarship Program is designed to increase knowledge of languages and countries deemed to have security interest for the United States.

Important events and notes
Period products drive May 10-14

A group of Upper School students are hosting a drive for period products from May 10-14.

They're continuing an effort that started a couple of years ago. For this drive, the organizers are asking students to bring items such as pads and tampons, and deposit them in blue bins around campus. The reason for this drive is the phenomenon of period poverty, or people who menstruate not having some basic health supplies.

Look for the bins next week.
Senior Parent Virtual Event: Transition to College - May 12

Dr. Shapiro and Ms. Christiansen will be hosting a senior parent event on May 12 from 1-2pm on Zoom about the transition to college.

They’ll discuss the book Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger and talking about how parents can be supportive in their student’s transition to college.

Senior parents have received an email with login information. This event will be recorded.
Volunteer for PTO Council

From the Keystone Parent-Teacher Organiztion:

PTO’s mission is to support Keystone school and staff in completing the school’s mission and to foster effective and open communication between the school and parents. If you are interested in volunteering on the PTO Council, please email PTO@keystoneschool.org. There are still openings available and we would love to have you.
Get your supplies for Lower School
For Parents of Rising Lower School Students:

Take one worry off your mind now and purchase your supplies for next school year. Your children's teachers have selected items for their classes and they're available in one kit.

Click here or on the picture to order click here for a flier with more information.
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.

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, so 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. 

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.
Plan your hot lunch schedule

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Support Keystone while you shop
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.
If you're purchasing items from Amazon, please consider supporting Keystone with your purchases and use AmazonSmile. Just designate Keystone as the beneficiary and a portion of your purchases will go to the school.

Make sure to install the Smilematic browser extension. It works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari and automatically redirects users to AmazonSmile when they visit Amazon. Here's the tool: https://couponfollow.com/smilematic.
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