Parents

Are you new to the school and looking for ways to get involved? A long-time parent unsure of how all of our enrichment programs, councils, fundraisers, and parent volunteer efforts fit together? If you have questions about volunteering for the school, the purpose of our fundraisers, or how the various parent-supported enrichment programs benefit your student, you can find out more by joining the Kester Avenue Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  The PTA is always looking for parents to assist with it various fundraiser and activities on campus. Parents help to make Kester an extraordinary place to learn, and we welcome your participation in whatever way works for your family.

For more information, contact our PTA President for 2017-2019, Nikki Fong, at nfong855@gmail.com.

Sign up for the weekly newsletter below to find out about PTA news and events.

Join the PTA

How it works: Be sure to join during the membership drive in the beginning of the year.

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Keep in touch! The PTA uses email to send announcements to Kester families, staff and teachers. Sign up by filling in this form:

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Facebook Group

You may also wish to join fellow Kester parents on Facebook.

Do your Amazon shopping through Kester

How it works: We’re very excited to introduce another new (painless!) way to earn money for Kester. When you shop at Amazon click through via our website (click on banner on the righthand side of the home page) and we will earn a percentage of all purchases made, even on Amazon Instant Video rentals and MP3 downloads. If everyone remembers to use the Kester link—and even asks friends and family to use Amazon through our site—this can be a great earner for us. Money you are already spending can bring funds to our school!

Register your Ralphs Rewards card

How it works: Register your Ralphs grocery card online (you must register again every year). Go to Community Rewards and use our I.D. number (91155) to find Kester. Once you’re registered, a percentage of everything you spend at Ralphs will go directly to our school—this can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of the year for Kester. It’s free and it only takes a few minutes. If you have difficulty signing up, you can call Ralph’s customer service at 800-443-4438.

Save Box Tops

How it works: Check your grocery and bathroom products for BoxTops for Education labels; clip them; bundle them with your child’s room number; and turn them into the office. Our school gets free money and resources depending how many are collected. Also, if you register on the Box Top web site you can earn bonuses for Kester playing fun games! Once registered, scroll to the green “earn” tab at the top of the page and click on Bonus Box Tops. For more on how you can earn bonus Box Tops and enter in raffles see our Box Tops and Labels page.

Register your shopper card to earn Bonus Box Tops

How it works: Register your Ralph’s reward card at www.rewardyourschool.com and earn bonus BoxTops for our school! If you shop at Albertson’s you will want to register at www.growinglocallearning.com. Shop at Safeway, Von’s, or Pavillions? Take a moment to register with their new bonus Box Tops program at www.2ways2earn.com. You will have an opportunity to load your shopper card online with exclusive bonus Box Tops offers by your store! Your purchase of qualifying products earns bonus BoxTops that are sent directly to Kester. These will be in addition to the BoxTops you can clip from the products you purchased! Enter the school zip code (91411) to locate Kester on the list.

Register with eScrip

How it works: Register with eScrip by logging on to the site and entering Kester’s I.D. number: 141277222. When you shop at eScrip merchant stores and use your eScrip registered cards a percentage of purchases will be automatically contributed to our school. You can also register your debit and credit cards to earn eScrip contributions for all purchases from companies that have signed on with eScrip. If you shop at any Vons/Pavilions/Safeway stores, these are among the participating companies.

 

Bring in your used ink cartridges

How it works: Drop your used name-brand ink cartridges in the box in the main office.

Buy pizza and popsicles after school

How it works: On Wednesdays after school, pizza slices are sold for $2.00 each and juice boxes or water bottles for $0.50 each.  Additional treats are available for $1.00 each. On Fridays after school, students may purchase an ice cream sandwich or all-fruit popsicle for $1.50.  Proceeds go to the PTA to help it fund enrichment activities for all students.

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