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!
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 email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
It’s almost the end of the school year and we would like to reward all of Kent City’s students for a job well done. We will be providing them with yummy sno-cones and we need help to make that possible! We will update with exact times as the dates draw closer. Please check out the link below to sign up and help with this huge undertaking!
Please come to our PTCO meeting on Monday, 5/23/16, to help us get ready to wrap up this school year. In addition, voting for PTCO Board members will take place that evening. Please come vote and have your voice heard. If you are unable to attend the meeting on 5/23/16, please go to any school office to pick up a ballot and follow the instructions to use it as an absentee ballot. Finally, Elementary Principal Pam Thomas will be in attendance to give us some highlights of exciting things at the Elementary!
We would like to sell sno-cones at two home track meets next week, but we need some help to do so. On Wednesday the 18th, Kent City is hosting a Middle School Invitational starting at 3 pm and on Friday, the 20th there will be a High School meet starting at 1:30. If you are available to help one or both days, even for a couple of hours, we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Mary Wilson at email@example.com. Thank you!
Next week (May 16-20) is the last Box Top competition in the elementary school for the school year. The top two collecting classes will be rewarded with an exciting treat. So please send in all Box Tops, Campbell’s Labels for Education, Aunt Millie’s School Spirit and Tyson’s A+ labels with your children. Sadly, after 42 years, Campbell’s is discontinuing their Labels for Education program after this school year, so please check your cupboards for any and all Campbell’s Labels for Education.
Next week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. In honor of that, the PTCO would like to thank the employees of Kent City Schools with a brunch. This will take place on Monday, 5/2/16 at the elementary school and Tuesday, 5/3/16 at the middle and high schools. Please consider donating something to show your appreciation for all of their hard work. These items need to be at the school by 9:15 am the day of the brunch. Thank you! Please use the link below to sign up.
Junior Achievement will be starting soon at KCE, grades K-3 will be participating this year. JA provides all the materials for each classroom. 1 (or 2) volunteers are needed to lead the instruction. There are 9 classrooms that need to be covered, so 6 more volunteers are needed. There are 5 classroom visits that are approx. 30 minutes long over a 5 week period. Preparation time is approx. half hour for each class. This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity and a great way to give back to the school.
Potential volunteers can be prior students of KCE, business partners in the community or parents of children in higher grades. Class instruction will start next week. However, some classes could start a week later, if needed, to secure volunteers.
Feel free to contact Sara Schutt in the Elementary office for more information.