☆ ☆ ☆ WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR ☆ ☆ ☆
PTA UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-1pm | Back the Future A free, fun event hosted by the Austin Council of PTAs. It’s in part a resource fair, in part a day of free activities for families, and in part a chance to connect parents and PTA leaders with some of the great organizations working with students, schools and families in our area. For more information, click here. (Location: AISD Performing Arts Center)
(For upcoming school events that are non-PTA-related, view Kealing's school calender...)

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!

KMAG Fundraiser

KMAG Fundraiser: Stop Procrastinating!
Only 2 weeks left of the KMAG No Hassle Fundraiser aka Curriculum & Teacher Support Drive! Each dollar you can give makes a difference, no amount is too small! Your one time monetary donation to KMAG this fall means an entire school year of excellence! Our magnet faculty relies on this additional funding to give classroom and extra-curricular activities to our students and to facilitate instruction in the classroom.   Does your employer match charitable donations?  We can help get that ball rolling!  Go to

KEALING SPIRIT WEAR IS HERE

Cotton shirts, dry fit shirts, hoodies and baseball shirts. New and Retro.

Buy online at our Spirit Store, then beat the lines at Back-to-School Night between 5:30-6pm on Tuesday, September 4th, and pick up your order by last name. Or, come see us in the cafeteria that evening to view our stock and buy your Spirit Wear. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted on Back-to-School Night. We will only be there until 6pm.

You may also have you kiddo pick it up this Thursday or Friday during their lunch in the cafeteria.



UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITH REFLECTIONS
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.  

This year’s theme is “Heros Around Me” and the deadline will be the end of October. Express your artistic talent and tell us what's within reach through Reflections!

General Rules & Entry Form English | español

CATEGORY RULES
Dance Choreography English | español
Film Production English | español
Literature English | español
Music Composition English | español
Photography English | español
Visual Arts English | español
Special Artist English | español
 

2018-2019 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Let us know how YOU can help by submitting this form:

For more information, email volunteer@kealingpta.org.

☆ ☆ ☆ IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Reflection Judging Volunteers. Local artists and art lovers are needed this fall to serve as judges for a K-12 student arts contest called Reflections, sponsored by the Austin Council of PTAs. We ask for one hour of your time at Kealing (please email reflections@kealingpta.org) and at the district level. Reflections recognizes and celebrates thousands of student artists across six disciplines. Today’s art-loving students are tomorrow’s artists, and we want them to know that art is an essential part of what makes Austin the city that we love! You can register here to help at the district level.
  • Business Supporter Program. Click here if you are with a local business that would like to donate to the PTA or would like more information. If you are interested in helping visit 3 or more local businesses in August, please contact Ellen Anspon at business.supporters@kealingpta.com.
  • Membership and Hospitality. Do you like meeting new people? Do you like you bake? Or, can you help pick up early morning coffee donations? Sign up to help  with PTA's fall membership drive and back-to-school events in August and September. Please complete our 2018-2019 Volunteer Interest Form.
  • Spirit Wear Sales. The Kealing PTA's new spirit wear is on its way! We hope to have it by Back-to-School Night in September or soon you will be able to order online and your child can pick up at lunch in the cafeteria.  Volunteers are needed to help sell t-shirts and other spirit wear items at lunch and other school events. Can you volunteer for 2 or more shifts? Contact spiritwear@kealingpta.org.

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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.

ALL Kealing parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and community members are encouraged to join the Kealing PTA.

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.

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

2018-2019 Join and PAY ONLINE now >>

Kealing FACULTY/STAFF ONLY - Join and Pay Online 2018-2019 >>

OR

Download 2018-2019 Membership Paper Form:
 ENGLISH  | SPANISH | FACULTY

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!

FOLLOW US - The Kealing PTA is on Facebook!

Check Out Our New KMAG Facebook Group
Calling all current Kealing Magnet parents — please join our KMAG Facebook Group and say hi! KMAG is here to facilitate another way to connect with parents. Join the conversation! 

Please note, to join the group, you must be a current Kealing Magnet Family and/or a graduated Kealing Magnet Family and you must answer 3 questions before accepted.