Welcome to the KCSMA Parent Teacher Organization!
We believe that children are motivated to become lifelong learners when they are part of a thriving learning environment that includes active participation by their families, schools, and their community. Our PTO exists to provide support for the educational, social, and recreational needs of the students, staff, and administration in an atmosphere that is consistent with the educational philosophy of KCSMA.
KCSMA HOLIDAY SHOP
December 12-16th, during the school day and open until 6:00pm on Thursday.
The annual Holiday Shop will be open next week Monday through Friday. The hours are 8:00 am – 2:30 pm each day, with extended hours to 6:00 pm on Thursday, 12/15. During this time, students will get to shop for gifts, all priced between $.25 and $5.00. A variety of gifts, including mugs, ornaments, jewelry, toys, and more will be available. The gifts are appropriate for parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and pets.
Volunteers will assist children in their shopping, wrap gifts and simply help make the experience enjoyable. There are a lot of opportunities to help make this the best experience possible for all of our students.
Budget for Shopping
A Holiday Shop flyer will be coming home. On the back of it, discuss with your child who they want to purchase items for and the approximate amount to spend. Enclose the shopping list, along with CASH for purchases in a sealed envelope or ziploc bag labeled Holiday Shop. Be sure your child has their envelope with them on shopping day.
Volunteer to Help
During shop hours, volunteers will have roles such as shopping assistant, cashier, and wrapper. Volunteers will also assist those students not shopping with making holiday cards. The more hands available to help, the more enjoyable this experience will be for everyone. Click here to volunteer.
Donations are essential in helping to make this a success. Many supplies are needed for wrapping and card making. Additionally, you are welcome to donate items appropriate to sell in the Holiday Shop. Click here to see donations that are needed.
Thank you for your time, donations and attention to this event. From our families to yours, may you have an enjoyable holiday season.
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The KCSMA Holiday Shop is a tradition that students have been enjoying for years. We have volunteers help the students shop and wrap all of the presents for them. To provide the best experience, we need about 12 volunteers at all times. As of today, we still need over 150 time slots filled. Please consider helping out for a shift or two. Grandparents and other family members are welcome, so please share this SignUp with them. You may sign up here: Holiday Shop Volunteer SignUp
Teacher Appreciation Dessert Bar
Friday, December 16, 2016
As the holiday season kicks into full swing, the final 2016 teacher appreciation luncheon is fast approaching. Thus far, each luncheon in succession has been better than the previous one. Let’s keep it going by making the last one for 2016 the best one, but with a twist. We are going to have a sinfully sweet, unapologetically scrumptious, dessert bar. So, break out your best family recipes or naughty indulgence and bring it to KCSMA on Friday December 16th, 2016. To contribute to this month’s dessert bar with donations or volunteering, please CLICK HERE.
PTO Co-Treasurer Position Filled
Join us in welcoming Thomas Price to the KCSMA PTO board. Thomas, a KCSMA parent, has volunteered to be Co-Treasurer and will work alongside the other Co-Treasurer, Chrystal Jacques. Effective immediately, Thomas will begin learning and performing the responsibilities of the role as the interim candidate. At the next PTO General Meeting, there will be a vote to formally elect him.
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers!
-KCSMA PTO Co-Presidents
KCSMA Board of Directors Meeting Date Change
The December KCSMA Board of Directors meeting will be held on the 14th instead of the 21st. The meeting will be held in the KCSMA Research & Development Center.
We have several volunteering/donating opportunities available. For our holiday shop to be a great experience for our students, we need a lot of volunteers. Please feel free to invite grandparents and other family members to volunteer at the holiday shop.
We also have opportunities for donating items for our Canstruction event and Ongoing KCSMA needs. Click HERE to view all of the opportunitues.
The Gift of Giving
KCSMA Holiday Shop
From December 12th – 16th, the annual KCSMA Holiday Shop will be open for shopping. Students can purchase gifts for family, friends and themselves at prices ranging from 25 cents to $5.00. As parents, we know the joy in giving and are excited that our kids can participate in this experience. In order for the Holiday Shop to be an enjoyable experience for all, some donations would be greatly appreciated.
First, consider donating your time. The shop will be open during school hours and extended one day to allow families to come in and shop as well. Time slots are available to sign up to help in the shop or even to set up or take down the shop. Please CLICK HERE to see the available time slots.
Second, consider donating supplies. There will be a lot of taping and stapling going on that week to package up all the gifts. We need supplies as much as we need bodies. CLICK HERE to see supplies we would need.
Third, I’m calling all my crafty friends. These gifts would look great with bows attached. If you could donate bows to be added to bags, I would greatly appreciate it.
Last but not least, thank you! The Holiday Shop is hosted by the KCSMA PTO. From our families to yours, may you have a safe and happy holiday season!
-Yvonne Longs, Holiday Shop Coordinator