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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT KESTER

* World’s Finest Chocolate Pick-Up is March 22nd

It’s chocolate time– the PTA’s annual World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser has arrived.  Permission slips should be returned to the office by Tuesday, March 21st.  Pick-up of boxes will take place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, March 22nd beginning at 2:00 p.m. outside the auditorium doors facing Kester.

* Spring Beautification is March 25th

It’s been a wet winter and the Kester campus is calling all families to join us for Spring Beautification Day on Saturday, March 25th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Kester Pops will be on hand to lead our eager group of volunteers, power washing the cafeteria, sweeping leaves, cleaning benches and tables and sprucing up our campus in time for Open House.  The PTA will provide light refreshments.  We encourage all families to participate with jobs for all ages.  For more information, email Jesse Smith at kesterpops@gmail.com.

* Open House is March 30th

Please join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our annual Open House.  Our students have been working hard on their projects and have a lot to display.  Visit our computer lab, science lab for some hands-on science fun, the auditorium where various art projects will be on display as well as make a quick visit to the classrooms in your child’s next grade.  The PTA will be offering pizza, water and juice and Kona Ice will be on campus for a sweet treat.

* Thank You Parents

Thank you parents, teachers and staff for attending CPK Restaurant Day on Wednesday, March 15th as well as our first ever Parent Night Out on March 18th.  We hope you had a good time while supporting a great cause.  Both events raised almost $3,000 to help us pay for our music program and field trip buses.

* 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. Our participation brought in over $8,000 last year for PTA enrichment programs—the more families sign up, the better we do! Flyers went home in Backpack Thursday on September 1 with instructions on how to register online or over the phone. Instructions on how to sign up online can also be found at: https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community-contribution-2If you can’t find your flyer, pick up another copy in the main office or download a copy by clicking here. Returning Kester families: The Community Contributions program resets annually, so you must re-register to continue supporting Kester. Thank you!

* After School Treats Available Now

Support the PTA while getting something tasty to eat.  After school treats are available for sale, beginning on Tuesday with Kona Ice.  The PTA will also be offering pizza on Wednesday and ice cream on Friday, after school outside the auditorium.  Thank you for your support.