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.

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* Great Shake Earthquake Drill on Monday

On Monday, October 16th at 8:30 a.m., Kester will take part in LAUSD’s Annual Great Shake Earthquake Drill.  Parents are advised that students arriving after 8:30 a.m. will not be able to enter campus as the campus will be in lockdown mode to allow for the earthquake drill to take place.  Please ensure that you arrive to school on time on Monday.  Click this link for more information on how schools prepare for such emergencies.

* PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 18th

Please join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:15 a.m. for our October PTA meeting.  We will discuss fundraising totals to date as well as details for the exciting events the PTA has planned for October and November.  We will also preview or Winter Gala which will take place on January 27, 2018.  Please join us.

* Beautification Day is Saturday, October 21st

Please join us on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 a.m. for our Fall Beautification Day, organized by the Kester POPs.  Leaves are falling all over campus and classrooms are in need of some TLC.  Take an hour or two out of your morning to help us beautify our campus.

* 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Is Coming

Are you ready for Halloween?  The PTA is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat, and looking forward to new activities, including some fun carnival games and food vendors. Trunk or Treat will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  If you are creative and love Halloween, how about putting those two together and donating your trunk to the event?  You decorate and provide the theme and the PTA will provide the treats and candy for you to hand out.  Adults and children under 3 get free admission.  You can download the flyer to pre-purchase admission and game tickets by clicking on the Backpack Thursday menu tab.  If you would like to donate your trunk, please email Nikki Fong at

* Sign Up For Ralph’s Rewards Today

Want a free and easy way to support Kester? If you shop at Ralphs and have a Ralphs Rewards Card, your grocery purchases can support Kester at no cost to you! Register your Ralphs Rewards card to support the Kester PTA through the Community Contributions program, and a percentage of every purchase you make at Ralphs goes to benefit our students. This program brings in thousands of dollars each year for PTA enrichment programs—the more families sign up, the better we do! Family and friends are also welcome to sign up to support Kester! Flyers will go home in Backpack Thursday this week with instructions on how to register online or over the phone, or you can download a copy to get started now by clicking here. Instructions on how to sign up online can also be found at: IMPORTANT FOR RETURNING KESTER FAMILIES: The Community Contributions program resets annually on September 1st, so you must re-register to continue supporting Kester. Thank you!


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