Teacher Appreciation Brunch

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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaa622a02-teacher

Junior Achievement at the Elementary!

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.

Papa Piccione’s Fundraiser

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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

PTCO Board Members Needed

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 kceaglemary@gmail.com. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” -Jane D. Hull

Cash for Labels Being Discontinued

Spartan Stores are discontinuing their Cash for Labels program at the end of the year. If you have been saving Spartan UPC’s, please turn them in to your child’s teacher by December 18th so we can redeem them one last time. Thank you!

Looking for Ice Cream Donations!

Have you ever wondered how you can help out the PTCO, but just can’t find the time to volunteer?  Here is a great opportunity for YOU!  The PTCO is selling ice cream sundaes at all home, Varsity basketball games.  The funds raised by these sales will be put toward scholarships for two Kent City seniors in the spring.  If you would like to donate a large pail of ice cream for these sales, please contact Mary Wilson at kceaglemary@gmail.com.  The more ice cream we can get donated, the more funds can go toward our Kent City students!

December 2015 PTCO Meeting Cancelled

Due to the fact that the December 2015 PTCO meeting would have fallen on a day over Christmas vacation, it was decided that the meeting would be cancelled.  The next PTCO meeting will be on Monday, 1/25/16, at 6:30 pm in the Administration Building.  Hope to see you there!

AmazonSmile: Just In Time For Your Holiday Shopping!

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Kent City PTCO has enrolled in a program which enables you to support the PTCO while shopping online through Amazon.  Simply log in to your Amazon account using this link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3948800 and your purchases will automatically start supporting Kent City PTCO.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

If you do not have the above link to log in through, you can simply go to www.smile.amazon.com.  Once you have logged in, you can search and select a charity (Kent City PTCO).

This is the message you will receive after you have selected Kent City PTCO:

“Now when you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price. We will reach out to Kent City Ptco to ensure it is ready to accept donations from Amazon.”

Here is a link about the AmazonSmile program that may answer any questions you may have:  http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/

Lastly, for those of you that are already using Scrip, be aware that you can also pay for Amazon purchases using ScripNow or Amazon gift cards.  Those are two simple ways to support the PTCO while making your online purchases through Amazon.

Thank you so much for choosing to support YOUR Kent City PTCO!