WELCOME NEW KEALING FAMILIES and STUDENTS
2019-20 PTA EVENTS & NEWS
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Kealing Middle School - PTA Campus Website

UPCOMING PTA EVENTS

(For upcoming school events that are non-PTA-related, view Kealing's school calender...)


AUGUST 15 | THURSDAY | BACK-TO-SCHOOL LUNCHEON FOR KEALING STAFF
The Kealing PTA is sponsoring a Back-to-School luncheon on Thursday, August 15th to welcome back our hard-working teachers and staff as they prepare for another amazing year. Your homemade goodies or purchased snacks are needed! Please sign-up to bring a dessert here.

AUGUST 17 | SATURDAY | 6TH GRADE POTLUCK & SWIMMING PARTY
ALL new 6th grade Kealing students and families, please join us for a Potluck + Swimming Party in Rosewood Park on Saturday, August 17 from 11am to 1pm. Please sign-up here.

Rosewood Park is in east central Austin (2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702), and has some picnic areas plus a pool!

Please email Maya Gamble at maya.gamble@gmail.com or Dacia Schoolfield at dacia.schoolfield@gmail.com with any questions.

Also, please share this announcement with any new 6th grader who may not receive the Hornet Herald. Looking forward to getting our kids together, and getting them excited about the new classes and classmates.

AUGUST 24 | SATURDAY MORNING | KEALING GROUNDS DAY
Grounds work 8-10:30am
Popsicle social 10:30 -11am


ONCE A WEEK | OUR NEW SHADE TREES NEED WATERING

We have six shade trees located in the back field of Kealing Middle School that need watering on Sundays or Mondays. We don't think the whole process will take longer than on hour. Equipment is available. Please sign up to help out.


NEWS


September 28, 2019 |ACPTA Back the Future 2019-2020
Please make plans to join us for the second annual Back the Future event! It’s a free, fun event for families and open to all. Last year’s event featured 100 exhibitors and brought people from more than 70 AISD schools. Visitors enjoyed student performances, tons of exciting free activities, some great free food and lots of terrific information for your PTA. The goal is to connect local organizations with parent leaders, so you can invite them to bring great programs to your campus. Most exhibitors offer free programs and more than half offer programs in Spanish and other languages.

Please save the date! If you want to help organize this great event, please email president@austincouncilpta.org. If your students would like to perform, please email vpverticalteams@austincouncilpta.org. We hope to see you there!


MESSAGE FROM PTA PRESIDENT


Warning Phishing Scam - Do Not Fall for This: In the past view months, emails for PTA Board members on various campuses around AISD have been asking parents in a direct email to go out and buy gift cards and then to take the picture of the codes on the back and email them back. KMAG and PTA are never going to ask you for the codes. During the teacher appreciation holiday party in December, we may ask for physical gift cards to donate. We will never describe a big need scenario and then ask you gift card codes! Be on the lookout!

GET INVOLVED


The Kealing PTA supports the education and success of all children at Kealing Middle School. Here's a look at how your membership and donation to the PTA made a difference at Kealing last year: 

  • Technology: The Marquee
  • Teachers: provided a supplies grant for EVERY teacher (shared program w/ KMAG), Staff Deveopment , and organized multiple Teacher Appreciation days 
  • Programs & Events: Thanksgiving Community Dinner, 8th-grade celebration and graduation, School Partnerships with Vertical Team Elementary, Young Scientists Club, Kealing Men, and Parent Education 
  • School Grounds: Grounds improvement days, Monarch Heroes garden grant, Bright Green Futures grant for courtyard natives planting 
  • Community Engagement: Business Supporter program building connections w/ surrounding community.
PTA Membership, Donation, Business Sponsorship, and Corporate Matching are all ways you can help!


JOIN THE PTA


Texas PTA Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. 
https://www.txpta.org
everychild.onevoice

My FAMILY + PTA =
A place where every child feels safe and supported
A place where all families feel welcome
A place where parents feel informed
A place to build relationships
A place to volunteer
A place where you can make a difference at our school and across the state

Membership goal is 650 - We can do this!
ALL Kealing parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and community members are encouraged to join the Kealing PTA.

$10 Individual (one membership), $19 Family (two memberships) 
[Membership scholarships available] 


PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in the US. Please help us grow our membership to greater than 500,000 Texans. This will help Texas PTA have a voice that will in turn put pressure on the legislators to fix the funding formula that is so negatively affecting Austin ISD schools.

KEALING SPIRIT STORE


Check out our Spirit Store
 for Kealing Hornet hoodies, t-shirts, stickers and other goodies. Buy online, then have your kiddo come pick up their shirts at lunch up on the stage in the cafeteria on the 1st Thursday and Friday or each month.

Take a peek at this year's new gear! COMING SOON online!