Kester Avenue/Kester Magnet Elementary School

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.

Latest Updates

Congratulations! Kester has been named a 2014 California Distinguished School!

Rockin’ For Kester Is Back!!

Rockin’ for Kester is coming back on November 14th.  There will be a mandatory parent informational meeting on Tuesday, September 29th, at 6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Parents must attend this meeting to secure their child’s placement in the event and to find out about volunteer commitments for the event.  Please join us.

E-Choices Opens October 1st!!

The e-Choices application process for Magnet schools opens October 1st.  If you are thinking of applying to a magnet school, including Kester Magnet, we invite you to attend Coffee with the Principal on October 2nd where Nancy Jacobs, Kester Magnet Coordinator will be discussing the Magnet selection criteria and expectations for students entering magnet. Coffee with the Principal will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Library.

Fall Beautification is October 10th!!

Please join us on October 10th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., as the Kester POPS help to beautify our campus, sweeping up leaves, cleaning up our garden boxes, painting and other much needed projects around campus.  All families are welcome to participate, and there will be specified activities for students as well.  We hope to see you there.

Save the Date for Our First Annual Trunk or Treat and Movie Night!!

On October 24th, the Kester Avenue PTA presents its First Annual Trunk or Treat.  Come celebrate Halloween a week early by dressing in costume and coming to trick or treat around parents’ cars.  Cars will be decorated in a Halloween theme and treats will be handed out.  We will be giving away a gift card to the best decorated car/trunk as chosen by the kids, and DJ Alex Mejia will spin some ghoulish tracks for Halloween.  Admission to Trunk or Treat is a canned food item for our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Following Trunk or Treat, join us in the quad for our Fall Movie Night where we have a special movie to show.  Suggested donations for admission to the movie is $7.00 per person.

Sign Up for Ralph’s Community Contributions!!

Do you shop at Ralph’s?  Are you a Ralph’s Rewards club member?  Sign up now for Ralph’s Community Contributions so that a portion of your purchases can go to Kester.  Each year, Ralph’s donates thousands of dollars to the PTA to help fund our various activities.  The more families we have sign up, the more money Kester receives.  Simply click on the link below to download the flyer, take it to Ralph’s and have a sales member scan it when you check out.  It’s that easy.  Give the flyer to friends and family as well.  Even if you signed up last year, you must do it again now to have your purchases count.  The PTA does not receive any personal information from Ralph’s just money so sign up now and get free money for Kester. Ralphs 2015-16

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