☆ ☆ ☆ Teacher/Staff Appreciation ☆ ☆ ☆

Teaching Assistant Appreciation Week | Nov 13-17

We would like to appreciate all of our teaching assistants at Kealing this week. Our teaching assistants are incredibly hard-working and we couldn't run our special programs at Kealing without them. They will all receive a small token of appreciation from the PTA this week, but if your child works directly with a teaching assistant, please consider sending more appreciations their way!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Holiday Party Sign-Up | Dec 13th
Click on this sign-up to see how you can help us make it a special event! We’re collecting gift cards and cookies!!! Cookies and treats may be dropped off at the Programs office anytime on December 12th or before 10am on December 13th.
PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Principle's Coffee &  PTA General Meeting | Dec 7th at 7:30am in the library
PTA Meeting with a guest speaker from the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Parents can learn about the warning signs of anxiety, stress, depression and suicide. They’ll also explain tips and techniques about how to talk with your child about these topics.  *This is a joint PTA & KMAG combined meeting.

Save the Date - MLK Day of Service | Jan 13th
Please block your calendars for our annual MLK Day of Service / Peace Through Pie event. This year's event will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from noon-3pm. We'll have a community pizza/pie event from noon-1pm then gardening/grounds work/neighborhood clean-up from 1-3pm. This is a great opportunity for NJHS kids to get some service hours! Watch for more details and a sign-up sheet coming soon.

Kealing PTA's Business Supporter Program
The PTA is now offering local businesses ways to support the school and receive recognition at Kealing. We are also excited to be offering new Kealing Supporter signs for all of our business donors! Click here if you are with a local business that would like to donate to the PTA.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Kealing PTA needs you! View volunteer opportunities for 2017-2018 here. For more information, email volunteer@kealingpta.org. You can also follow the Kealing PTA on Facebook.

PTA UPCOMING EVENTS 
  • DEC 7th - Principal Coffee and PTA Meetings in Kealing Library 7:30 am with (Dec 7, Mar 1, Apr 5 and May 24) - Dec 7th Guest Speaker from NAMI: "Mental Health and Your Teenager" (early warning signs and how to start a dialogue) 
  • JAN 13th - MLK Day of Service from noon-3pm. More details and a sign-up sheet coming soon.
  • FEB 1st - Kealing Family Dinner and PTA Membership meeting at 6pm Kealing Cafeteria 
  • APR 7th - Kealing Center Stage Venue TBD 
(for upcoming school events that are non-PTA related, click here...)

PTA MEETING VIDEO RECAPS
Nov 2: Title 1, Bond election, season of giving... https://youtu.be/di2dHK1Rj4M
 
PTA Membership
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]

2017-2018 Join and PAY ONLINE now >>

Kealing FACULTY/STAFF Online 2017-2018 >>

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Download 2017-2018 Membership Paper Form:
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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 30 Chromebooks, 60 headphones, a 3-D printer, 10 iPad minis
  • Teachers:  provided a supplies grant for EVERY teacher (shared program w/ KMAG), sent 3 teachers to SXSW-Edu, sent  2 Academy teachers to national conferences , and organized multiple Teacher Appreciation days
  • Fine Arts: sponsored a grant for orchestra instrument purchases
  • Programs & Events:  30th anniversary party, 8th grade celebration, School Partnerships, Young Scientists Club
  • School Grounds: grounds improvement days, Monarch Heroes garden grant, Bright Green Futures grant for courtyard natives planting, built deck and ramp around garden shed
  • Community Engagement: launched Business Supporter program building connections w/ surrounding community.
PTA Membership, Donation, Business Sponsorship, and Corporate Matching are all ways you can help!