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Kester Elementary

Kester News

Thank you all for EVERYTHING!!

As summer break approaches, I wanted to thank everyone who has contributed to Kester in any way this year. Thank you for the countless hours you have spent in your child’s classroom, making copies, collating, tending the lost and found, helping set up for all of our fundraisers, making baked goods, helping children check out books, shelving books and so much more. Thanks to your hard work our two most recent fundraisers did better than expected—the numbers aren’t quite finalized but it looks like we made about $21,000 profit on the World Arts & Music Festival and $1,300 on the last Outdoor Movie Night.

Our Kester community is a reflection of the diverse families and the dedicated teachers and staff that come together for one main purpose: to make our school a safe, well-rounded, high-achieving and fun place for our children. As one year closes, we are already making plans for next year, so feel free email if you are interested in helping out in any way.

Have a fabulous summer!!
Andrea Chasek, 2012-13 PTA President

Still looking for the perfect PTA job for YOU?

It’s parents like you who help make Kester a better and better place to learn each year. We have a great group of PTA committee heads and board members committed to help next year, but we still need a couple of crucial positions filled. Can you help with either of these jobs, or is there anyone you can think of who might be able to help you do them? See job descriptions below and if interested please contact info@kesterelementary.org:

T-shirt Coordinator duties include:
- Work with t-shirt vendor to design new shirts and update store site
- Bring samples to First Friday PTA table before school once a month to promote tshirt sales, take orders
- Bring samples and take orders at other school events, according to your discretion

Newsletter Editor duties include:
- Work with PTA president to compile upcoming PTA and school news items on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for newsletter
- Put text into MailChimp template (it's very easy!) and add new subscribers as requests are made

Mark your calendars

8/13 First day of school

Pizza and juice sold after school, Monday, $1.50
Jamba Juice sold after school, $2
Popsicles sold after school, $1.25-$2

Check the online school calendar for all upcoming events.

Keep informed

Sign up for our email list

The PTA Communications Committee sends a weekly e-newsletter to Kester families, staff and teachers. If you would like to have your email address added to this list please send an email to info@kesterelementary.org.

Keep up to date with the Kester calendar

Be sure to add the Kester calendar to your list of Google calendars—besides other benefits, you can set yourself automatic email reminders for Kester events.