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"Frozen" Playhouse Drawing - Tickets being Sold to Benefit the North Texas Walk for PKD

Buy Tickets to Win This Playhouse Castle!

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Children's "Frozen" Playhouse Drawing Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10:30am at the 2014 Walk for PKD in Southlake Town Square.
Playhouse and Children's Walk for PKD presented by The Wynne Moore Group of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty and Kensington Estates Custom Homes. The walk and raffle will benefit the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

For additional raffle tickets and information on participating in the run or walk, please visit www.walkforpkd.org/northtexas.

Sign Up Now for the Annual Keller Proud! Fall Trash Bash

Roll up your sleeves and come out to help Keep Keller Beautiful! Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Bear Creek Park Pavilion. Return to the pavilion at 11 a.m. for a picnic lunch sponsored by Keller businesses.

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All you need to do is fill out the Registration form online or fill out the Trash Off! Registration Form and return it to Keller Parks and Recreation Administration. Sections of town that need cleaning up will be assigned the morning of the event at Bear Creek Pavilion when your group leader checks in.

Students and Keller Police Officers Head Back to School

Keller ISD students begin school today, which means Keller police officers will be as well to keep an eye on campuses and school zones. Here are a few reminders from KPD about keeping children safe and avoiding a citation:

  • School Zones: Drivers are required to reduce their speeds within marked school zones to the posted school zone speeds limits. Speed limits vary based on a street’s normal speed, so be sure to check the signs.
  • Cell Phones: Handheld cell phone use, including texting, is illegal when traveling through an active school zone. This law was expanded last fall to include the property of a public elementary, middle or junior high school. This does NOT include vehicles that are stopped, or drivers using a hands-free device or making an emergency call.
  • Marked Crosswalks and School Crossing Guards: Traffic in both directions must stop when pedestrians are in a marked crosswalk or when a crossing guard is holding up a stop sign. These crossing guards are there to keep our children safe, so please treat them with respect.
  • School Buses: Passing a school bus displaying its flashing red lights and/or stop sign can cost you between $500 and $1,250. Traffic in both directions across all lanes is required to stop for a school bus if there is no median on the road; if there is a median, all the traffic on the same side as the bus must stop.

A New Raffle for the GRACE Gala

Each year throughout its eleven-year history the GRACE Gala has offered a raffle. Past raffle prizes have been everything from a three-carat diamond ring to an exotic Hawaiian destination resort to cars, cars and cars—Mercedes Benz, Lincolns and, since 2010, the choice of a convertible Camaro or Silverado Extended Cab Pickup from the Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet.

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Keller ISD to Participate in National College Colors Day on August 29th

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting college-readiness and the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college colors/gear.
Keller ISD is excited to participate in this fun, district-wide event and is encouraging all students, faculty, staff members, and administrators to dress in their favorite college attire on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Use #KISDCollegeColors to follow along and see photos from our campuses!
In addition, a contest will be held in search of the district's 'Most Spirited' student and employee from each level (ES, MS/IS, HS, Admin Facilities). Prizes will be awarded.

Details are as follows:

Take a Vintage Journey Through the Wine Regions of Texas, Washington and Italy at 28th Annual Grapefest

Take a vintage journey with unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun at the 28th Annual GrapeFest® - A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11, 12, 13 and 14. The four-day festival will feature premium wines from Texas, the state of Washington and high-end premium wines from five of Italy’s wine regions. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a trip to the west coast or Europe to sample wines not normally available in Texas, come to GrapeFest to embark on your wine journey for just a few dollars. For up to the minute schedule and event information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

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