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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT KESTER

 

* Support the Spell-a-Thon

There is still time to turn in pledges for the Spell-a-Thon.  Students will be taking their spelling tests this coming week, and they need the support of parents, relatives, neighbors and friends as they combine their love of learning with their love of P.E.  All proceeds from the Spell-a-Thon help the PTA pay for YMCA P.E.  Did you know that YMCA-led P.E. is not paid for by the district?  It is paid for entirely by the PTA and a large portion of it is paid for by the proceeds of the Spell-a-Thon.  Support your student and their love of P.E. by making a pledge today.  Flyers were sent home but are also available in the office.

* School Tour for New Students- February 28th

Have you or someone you know moved into the neighborhood recently?  Have a child ready to enter kindergarten?  Kester Avenue Elementary will be hosting its School Tour on Tuesday, February 28th, beginning at 8:15 a.m.  You do not need to RSVP in advance.  We will provide some historical information about our campus, give general information about our curriculum and PTA-funded enrichment activities and then take groups of parents on a tour of the campus, including classrooms for every grade level, our computer lab, library and science lab.  Please check in at the front office before proceeding to the auditorium.  We look forward to seeing you there.

* New Computer Lab Open

Congratulations parents– Kester’s new computer lab containing all new Apple iMac computers is open and our students have been using the lab since returning from Winter Break.  The PTA would like to thank the PTA parents of 2014-2016 for their generous contributions that allowed the PTA to be able to purchase these computers for our students.  It takes a village and our village rocks!!

* 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.