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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT KESTER
* Donate Your Car for Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 29th, the PTA will host Kester’s Second Annual Trunk or Treat, followed by Fall Movie Night. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success with over 400 students participating in our event. This year, the PTA is hoping to have 20 cars, decorated in the most creative themes. Admission to Trunk or Treat is free. We simply ask that every child bring at least one canned or boxed food item (no frozen foods or items that require refrigeration) for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. If you want to learn more or want to donate your car and decorate it, please email Nikki Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*PTA Meeting on October 19th
Please join us for our October PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 19th at 8:15 a.m. in the Staff Lounge (located inside the auditorium). We will provide an update regarding our fundraising through October, Trunk or Treat and a preview of our upcoming events. At this month’s meeting, we will also present an important vote regarding the computer lab. We hope you can join us.
*Kesterfest Meeting on October 21st
The Kesterfest Planning Committee will be meeting on October 21st at 8:15 a.m. in Room 46. Last year’s annual event brought in a record amount to help us pay for art classes for all Kester students. We need the creative ideas and hard work of our parents to make this event a success. Please join us to see how you can become involved.
* Thank You for Supporting the PTA
The PTA would like to thank all parents who supported our Annual Support and Membership Drive and helped us reached our fundraising goal. This year, we reached 68% participation, which will enable us to continue many of the enrichment activities all Kester students receive. Thank you.
* 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-2. If 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.
Donate to Kester’s Annual Support FundKester's Annual Support Fund pays for PE, Art, and much more. We can't provide these "extras" without you!
Donate via Paypal (credit cards accepted; no Paypal account necessary; please include your child's name & room number in the "Notes" field):
The suggested amount for the 2016-2017 school year is $360. Please give what you can!
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