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* First Day of School August 15th

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 15th.  For returning students in the home school (grades 1-5), please go to the Weddington gate and locate your child’s name on the rosters posted on the gates.  Escort your child directly to their classroom, which will open at 8:00 a.m.  For magnet students (grades 2-5), please proceed to the polls located outside Rooms 16-19 and locate your child’s name on the rosters posted on the polls.  Line up at the appropriate poll where your child’s teacher will meet you.  For kindergarten, parents- please come to Kester at 8:30 a.m. and locate your child’s name on the rosters located outside the auditorium.  Once you find your child’s name, please proceed to the auditorium and find a seat in the area designated for your child’s teacher.  Teachers will come to the auditorium to escort you to class.  TK parents and students will report to Room 2 at 8:00 a.m. for orientation and classroom assignments. Remember, that dismissal on Tuesday, August 15th is at 1:30 p.m.

* 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!