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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Looking for a great reason to not cook over Spring Break? Kent City’s own Papa Piccione’s is hosting a fundraiser for the PTCO all day Thursday, April 7th. A portion of all sales (dine-in or take-out) will be donated back to the PTCO. Because of our fundraising efforts, the PTCO is able to provide much needed financial and other general support, including:
- Senior Scholarships
- Funding Field Trips
- Donations to all School Libraries
- Odyssey of the Mind Team Sponsorship
- Teacher Requests for the Classrooms
- Prizes in the Classrooms
The Carnival Committee is seeking help to work in the kiddie prize room during the annual community carnival on March 19th. The carnival runs from 5:30-9, but volunteers may take shorter shifts. Please contact Jessica McKinley with questions or to volunteer at email@example.com.
Together, we can make a world of difference! Please consider sharing your time and talents with the Kent City PTCO. We are actively looking for anyone that is interested in serving as a PTCO board member after the current term is complete in June. There are several current board members that do not plan to serve for another term; therefore there will be several vacancies. These vacancies NEED to be filled in order for the PTCO to continue serving our school and community effectively. Board member terms are for only 2 years. Nominations will be accepted in April, with elections to be held in May. If you are interested or simply have a question, please contact Mary Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” -Jane D. Hull