WELCOME NEW KEALING FAMILIES and STUDENTS
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

☆ 2019-20 PTA EVENTS & NEWS ☆ 

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S
(For upcoming school events that are non-PTA-related, view Kealing's school calender...)



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.

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https://www.txpta.org
everychild.onevoice 

Texas PTA Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. 

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] 

OR 
Download 2018-2019 Membership Paper Form: 

2018-2019 is a very important year as it is a legislative one. 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.
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: purchased Chromebooks, the marquee is on its way. We should see it in about 6 weeks 
  • Teachers: provided a supplies grant for EVERY teacher (shared program w/ KMAG), sent an Academy teachers to a national conference , 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!
Coming on September 28, 2019 - ACPTA Back the Future 2019-2020
Please make plans to join us on September 28, 2019, 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!


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!
https://www.change.org/p/join-students-in-calling-on-the-texas-legislature-to-just-fund-it-texas-public-education-is-the-best-investment-in-texas-s-future