Welcome Kiker Comets 


Spooky Game Night - Virtual Bingo - Thursday,  October 29 at 6:30 pm -7:30 pm


Immediately following the PTA General Membership Meeting, Kiker students are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes, or favorite Halloween clothing (no masks, please) and play Bingo with some all-star Kiker teachers and classmates via Zoom. There will be breakout rooms for the kids to join a game of Bingo. Each breakout room winner will receive a prize. All winners will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes.

We would like to get an idea of the headcount for this virtual event - please help us by signing up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4AA8AE2DAAFE3-spooky
Bingo card pick up:
If your kids are in-person learning, bingo cards will be sent home from school.
If your kids are virtual, you can pick up Bingo cards at
5705 Galsworthy Lane on Wednesday from 8-5pm on Oct 28th & 29th.
The Zoom link for Bingo will be shared on the 29th on the Kiker Elementary PTA Facebook page.


Information For Families of 5th Graders

The Directors of Lively and Kealing Magnet programs, along with the Principal of Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, have developed a schedule in which they combine their presentations [back-to-back] to provide the most efficient way for 5th grade students and parents/guardians to hear about the unique offerings these programs provide.


The time for our Kiker families is on Wednesday, October 28, from 10:00 am - 10:45 am.


Please visit here for more details.

Dress Up as a Book Character

To share in the uniqueness of this year, we are offering the opportunity to celebrate a love of books on October 30 with an optional dress up day. If your students would like to dress up, they may:

1) dress up as a book character

2) dress up in their costume of choice and create a book cover to match

3) wear PJs (lots of books have PJs!)

4) wear their Kiker spirit shirt


Please remember that we do not wear any items with weapons. Proper face masks for health must be worn; costume masks do not replace health masks. Students should be able to walk, play, and use the restroom independently in their costumes.


No pressure to dress up if that is not your child's idea of fun!


Art Fundraiser Announcement 2020

The Art Department is excited to announce that the Art Fundraiser will have a new format this year with online ordering and direct shipping to your home. Students will create their masterpieces at home for this year's fundraiser. You may use any theme or design you would like! Please look for the New Art Fundraiser Instructions to go out the week of October 19. There are many great items available for excellent holiday gifts. The sale, benefitting Kiker Art, will begin the week of October 19 and end on Friday, November 6. Families that would like to participate need to refer to the instruction sheet that will come out in next week's newsletter. Please celebrate your child's creativity and support the arts at Kiker. Thank you!

Art Fundraiser Flyer

Turn in between October 30th – November 8th.

Blue or red slide with the following info:

  • Title: “ honors <Veteran’s name>
  • Photo of Veteran
  • Rank
  • Date of birth and date of death (if deceased)
  • Any other info you would like

Or any artwork thanking veterans!

Submit by emailing: kikerptaarts@gmail.com or drop in Google Drive

Kiker Yearbook Pre-Sale Happening Now!

Order a yearbook by November 8th to get it for only $30- that's the lowest price of the year! 
Go to Jostens.com to order. 
Questions- contact Lauren Haggard, kikercometsyearbook@gmail.com


Happy Birthday to You...

Help spread birthday cheer by singing to your fellow Kiker Comets! We are looking for individuals and families in our Kiker community to submit videos of yourselves singing "Happy Birthday" for our Friday morning assemblies.
Questions? Contact Ms. Young
Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/KikerBirthdaySong


Kiker Pumpkin Patch

October 15- October 30
Students are invited to bring a decorated (not carved) pumpkin up to the school and set it in front of the school from October 15 - October 30. Please include your name on a piece of tape on the bottom of the pumpkin. All pumpkins should be dropped off by Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00pm. That evening, we will select several winners who will receive a spooky surprise.

Winners will be selected:

  • Most Creative pumpkin
  • Scariest pumpkin
  • Most Colorful pumpkin
  • Most detailed pumpkin

Please pick up your pumpkin by Friday, October 30 at 5:00pm. Any pumpkins not picked up will be thrown away.



Reflections is a national PTA-sponsored program offering students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through 5th are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six categories:
• dance choreography
• film production
• literature
• musical composition
• photography
• visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage)
Submissions due: Friday, October 30
Submit electronically here through Google Forms, or physical submissions can be dropped at Kiker.  
Submissions that advance for state and nationwide judging, will need to provide a hard copy of submission. See details in entry form here.
See all Reflections program rules here

Visit the Kiker PTA Facebook page for details on how you could have the chance to win a Kiker tumbler. There is still time to order your 2020 Kiker Spirit shirt online with a contactless pickup. Visit the Kiker Spirit Store to order your shirt, bow, or tumbler today!


Kiker Spirit night


November 13
December 10
Take a break from cooking and cleaning.  Support our local family owned business!
Dine in, delivery or pick up!!
A percentage of all orders on these dates will be donated to Kiker Elementary.
Let’s show our thanks!

News From AISD

AISD's New Mobile App
We are happy to announce that the new AISD mobile app has arrived! The app can be found by searching "Austin ISD Mobile App" in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
App Name: Austin ISD Mobile App
The new mobile app allows families to access the follow:
  • District/Campus News
  • Parent Cloud
  • Useful Resources such as School Directory, Student Self-Serve, AISD District Calendar, Where's The Bus, and School Café

Meet Our New Principal

Mrs. Cory Matheny 




Hello, my name is Cory Matheny and I am the proud Principal of Bernice Kiker Elementary. It is with great   pleasure that I welcome you to the Kiker Community. We believe that ALL Kiker Comets can learn and become  successful academically, physically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.  We focus on the core values of Integrity, Resiliency, Compassion, Courage, and Connection.


Newsletter From the Kiker Admin Team 




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