Sno-Cone Help Needed

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 Thank you!


Last Elementary Box Tops Competition of the School Year

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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.

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.

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


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

Popcorn Sale

Our next popcorn sale will be on March 4th, with popping taking place on the 3rd. We will start popping around 9:30 am.  Many hands make light work and we could also use some help on Friday morning (the 4th) selling/delivering the popcorn at 8:15.  If you are able to help for even an hour, it would be greatly appreciated!  Just show up in the PTCO room off of the atrium in the elementary school.

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

January Elementary Popcorn Sale

Wow!  Looking ahead to January already…The Elementary is having a Popcorn Sale on Fri, 1/8/16.  So in preparation for that, the PTCO will be popping popcorn on Thurs (1/7/16).  Any help on thatThursday or Friday would be greatly appreciated.  If you can help or have any questions, please contact Roberta at