Welcome to the homepage for Kester Avenue/Kester Magnet, a California Distinguished School! This web site is run by the Kester PTA, which is proud to support our school. If you have questions for the school administration, please visit this page for contact information.
Help Us Bring Back Title I Funds to Kester!
Kester Avenue/Kester Magnet Elementary lost almost $200,000 in Title I funding, which is based on the number of low-income students attending the school, for this school year. If Kester fails to qualify for next school year, we stand to lose an additional $80,000 in funding. The LAUSD board has discretion on how these federal funds are distributed, and currently schools need to reach a threshold of 50% or more students on free or reduced lunch. A resolution is going to be voted on next Tuesday, Nov. 12, to reduce this threshold to 40%.
Please sign the petition located here by Friday, Nov. 8, asking for the Board Members to vote for the resolution.
You can help further by making calls and sending emails, using the information found here.
Kiss ‘N’ Drop Needs Help!
If you have time even one morning a week, please lend a hand to our Kiss ‘N’ Drop. This vital service helps get our students to school safely and improves traffic and parking around the school for everyone! Contact Lidia Infantas at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more info.
Be a Room Parent!
Talk with your child’s teacher, or send an email to email@example.com to be contacted by Room Parent Coordinator Paulene Harrison.
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