Our Kester Village

Want to get involved?

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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 its various fundraisers 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 2019-2020, Amanda Plummer, at amanda@plummer.org.

PTA Events

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  • Ice Cream Social (August 23, 2019)
  • Fall Movie Night (September 20, 2019)
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat/Carnival (October 26, 2019)
  • Parents' Night Out (February 8, 2020)
  • Spring Fling (March 28, 2020)
  • Rockin’ for Kester (May 2, 2020)
  • Spring Movie Night (May 8, 2019)


Check out our latest Newsletter for the latest news from the PTA.

Campus Activities

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  • Student Success Team
  • School Beautification by Kester POPS
  • Coffee with the Principal every month
  • School Site Council
  • English Language Advisory Council
  • Student Council
  • School Safety
  • Wonder of Reading Library
  • Back to School Night (August 27, 2019)
  • Open House (March 31, 2020)
  • Spirit Days (Friday)
  • Career Day (Spring, grades 3-5)
  • Book Fair (February 2020)
  • Winter Holiday Performance (December 16-18, 2019)
  • Volunteer Recognition Tea (May 2020)
  • Monthly Super Star Assemblies
  • Monthly Character Education/ Patriotic Assemblies

Fundraising

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The Kester PTA provides our students and staff with many “extra” opportunities no longer provided by LAUSD, such as PE and art classes, a full-time computer lab teacher, a Science Lab with a full-time Teacher’s Assistant, a full-time nurse’s aide, a supervision aide, music and dance classes for grades TK-2, and field trips for all classes at all grade levels.Of course, these “extras” are not free, so the PTA conducts many fundraisers throughout the year. You are not obligated to participate in any fundraiser, but if every Kester family participated in at least one or two fundraisers each year, we could easily meet our fundraising goals: 

Kester POPS

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The Kester POPS is a dedicated group of parents who volunteer their time to beautify our campus, help the PTA with set-up of its events and assist teachers, staff and administration with tasks.  To join Kester POPS, email James Finney at kesterpoppa@gmail.com.

KAMPA

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The Kester Avenue Magnet Parents Association is the booster club for Kester Magnet Elementary, conducting community events and fundraisers to provide additional enrichment for the magnet school.  Visit kestermagnetparents.org to sign up for the KAMPA newsletter and learn more about KAMPA.