Volunteer Opportunity

A request from Elementary/MS art teacher Ms. Johnson:

Each student Y5 to 7th grade will have a piece of artwork they completed in my class exhibited in the show (April 28th). That means, I will have to write out all 650 or so tags. Is there anyone who would be willing to help me write name tags for the show? I will have all the tags cut in the colors they need to be for the grade levels, student name lists, and envelopes for the tags to be stored in. I will have samples to show how they need to be written too.

If you have questions, please contact her at maryclare.johnson@kentcityschools.org

Santa Shop 2017

Can you believe it? There’s just three weeks until Santa Shop starts at the elementary school. This is such an exciting time of year for the students (and adults), but we need help to make this event happen.
We are working on the class shopping schedule and will have it to you as soon as we can. We invite parents to shop with their children at the designated class times and we also need volunteers to help others shop and wrap their gifts.
A Sign Up Genius with days and times will be posted and emailed when the shopping schedule is complete.
Please remember that any volunteers must complete a background check for the school year of 2017-18 to be able to help.
Last but not least, we are seeking donations of new or very gently used items to sell at the shop, especially dad/grandpa/big brother items. We also go through lots of Scotch tape wrapping the presents and can always use donations of rolls of Scotch tape. Stay tuned. Thank you!

Homecoming dinner

September 29, 2017-An authentic Mexican dinner will take place on Friday, September 29th (Homecoming) from 5-7 pm in the Middle School cafeteria. This dinner is being prepared by Kent City’s El Zapopan Market and Restaurant to benefit the PTCO for use within the schools in our district! Join us homecoming night for tacos, tamales, tostadas, and much more! Pre-Sale Dinner tickets maybe purchased for $4 or $6 through September 22nd or tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Payment in cash or check made out to Kent City PTCO. Any questions? Please contact Sarah Briggs at kodeysarahbriggs@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Walk-a-Thon

Walk-a-Thon Information Packets went home with students on August 31st. This packet contains all the information needed to start raising money for our ​Walk-a-Thon.
All Preschool-5th grade students are encouraged to ask friends and family for monetary donations. Then on Wednesday, September 20th at 10am all students will participate in a fun Walk-a-Thon event. The Walk-a-Thon will include student participation activities, music, prizes, and, of course, fun for all!

100% of the money raised through the Walk-a-Thon goes directly to our students. All proceeds will be used to provide greater access to technology, support student learning through field trips, and boost student engagement with learning supplies and materials in the classroom.

Please take some time to look over the Walk-a-Thon information packet with your child, especially the prize sheet. We have tons of great prizes!!!!

Please return all money in the white envelope enclosed in the packet by Friday, September 15th.

To make the Walk-a-Thon event a huge success, we need as many volunteers as possible. Help setting up is needed starting at 7 am the morning of the 20th at the football field. Can’t come at 7? Show up when you can! If you would like to volunteer, please email Sara at sara.schutt@kentcityschools.org.

Learn how to use Scrip

September 12, 2017- Join us at 6:15 OR 6:45 in the lower elementary computer lab during Back-to-School Night to learn how you can become involved in our Scrip program- earning money for the school AND towards your child’s expenses, such as school lunches, field trips, or athletic fees!

Middle School Box Top Competition

Next week (April 24-28) is the yearly Box Top competition at the Middle School. We will be collecting box tops, Campbell’s Labels for Education, Tyson A+ labels, Aunt Millie’s School Spirit and Coke tops/codes. The top two homeroom classes will win ice cream floats. Be sure to send all these labels with your middle school student by the 28th.

Volunteers Needed

“I am the coach of the Kent City HS Forensics Team. My students compete in events like storytelling, poetry recitation, informative speeches, oratory, dramatic interpretation, broadcasting, and sales. We have three meets: Feb 2, Feb 16, and March 2. I need judges to attend these meets with us. The bus leaves Kent City High School at 2:05 pm so that we can arrive at the host schools by 3:05 pm. There are 3 rounds to judge, so you will be finished by 7:00 pm or so. We will give you the criteria to judge each event. Most inexperienced judges feel nervous at first, but get the hang of it quickly. You just provide students with a little written feedback and constructive criticism to help them improve their performances. Please let me know if you would be willing to help these talented students! Thanks!” — Stacy Brown stacy.brown@kentcityschools.org

Mobile Dentist

The elementary school is looking for help on Wednesday, January 25th, Thursday, January 26, and Monday, January 30th. The Mobile Dentist will be at school all day and they are in need of volunteers to help with bringing students back/forth from class. Any time you can offer would be great! Please let Deb know if you have any time to spare. (deb.williams@kentcityschools.org) Thank you!