On Campus
Middle schoolers are Locos for Local
Forget writing on bathroom walls — our fifth and sixth graders are creating bathroom posters to help make positive changes in this world.

Third graders selling chips for charity
Talk about social entrepreneurship -- three third graders have formed their own company to raise money for a good cause .

Chief Science Officers hone leadership skills
Keystone’s two student ambassadors as Chief Science Officers went through training to improve their leadership skills.

Sustainability news: Awareness building quickly
In Keystone's drive to create a more environmentally sustainable campus, Middle School students learned about composting efforts during a presentation at Town Hall this week. 

Teach Your Heart Out
When the Little School closed last week, the staff and faculty used the day to sharpen their skills.

They spent two days at the Teach Your Heart Out conference, an event with a mission “to provide rigorous, meaningful, research-based strategies all while inspiring and rejuvenating educators.”

7th/8th Graders present The Little Prince
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders on and off the stage who came together to put on a wonderful production of "The Little Prince"
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
--Winston Churchill

During a recent session of our 8 th grade Leadership Class, students shared their favorite “lollipop moments” -- times when someone had spontaneously done them a favor that made a difference in their lives.

Meet the Faculty
Middle School Athletic Director Jody Hawk-Ridewood
Position: Middle School Athletic Director, Middle School Volleyball and Basketball Coach

Education:   Bachelor of Science from University of the Incarnate Word

Why do you like working here:   The students are amazing. I enjoy watch them develop and grow in both Physical Education and Athletics.

Important Events and Notes
College Visits

For the week of Oct. 14-18, representatives will be on campus from: Bennington College
Brandeis University, The New School, Northeastern University, and St. Olaf College.

Sophomore Class breakfast sale
Support the sophomore class at the next breakfast sale on Tuesday before school begins, next to Nurse Penny's office.

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

Come snag some baked goods and support the sophomores.
Lower School Playdate - Oct. 14

Attention Lower School families -- a playdate for all Lower School families will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14. Here are the details:
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
618 Northwest Loop 410
Cost: $14 per child pizza included, siblings welcome

Fill out waivers here: https://urbanair.tray.com/signwaiver/135
Picture Day - Oct. 16

Picture Day is set for Oct. 16, if you want to start planning haircuts and outfits. Picture retake day is Tuesday, December 3. Seventh graders will take photos on the retake day, because they'll be out on an Outdoor Education trip.
PSAT/PreACT for Grades 9-11 - Oct. 16

For students in grades 9-11: Picture Day is also PSAT/PreACT Day. Please plan to arrive at school no later than 8:15 a.m.

Watch for emails from Ms. Christiansen with testing details and grade level classroom assignments. 
 
Please bring the following:
  • Several #2 pencils (not mechanical)
  • A calculator with good batteries, and you also may want to bring a back-up calculator.
  • Snacks if you think you will be hungry during one of the breaks
Keystone Night at SAFC - Oct. 19
Admissions Open House - Oct 27
This year's Admissions Open House will take place on campus from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Please share this date with friends who you think would be interested in what we offer here at Keystone. Feel free to share the event from the Keystone page on Facebook .

Register for the Open House at KeystoneSchool.org .

Current Parents: Please come and volunteer to make this year's Open House better than ever! Sign up here.
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.
Get your tickets for Keystone Spurs Night - Nov. 9
Tickets for Keystone Spurs Night are now on sale.

This year's event at the AT&T Center takes place at 4pm on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The package includes:
  • Special Keystone discount
  • Food voucher valid for a hot dog or nachos and a drink
  • Courtside Experience Pass that allows you to come in early and watch the players warming up from the first 13 rows of the arena

On top of that, a portion of the ticket sales goes back to support Keystone.

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!
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