$100 Teacher Grant Program. The PTA and KMAG are partnering up this year to help teachers cover their classroom supplies and other materials for their classrooms and extra-curricular programs at Kealing. Teachers who need to be reimbursed (for up to $100), should complete the Academic Support Form.
Secret Pal Program. Each year the Kealing PTA hosts a secret pal program for teachers and staff at Kealing. Kealing families are matched with teachers and, four weeks a year, drop off special treats to show our appreciation for teachers and to brighten up their week. A teacher must be a PTA member to participate in this program. An email has already been sent to teachers with the link to sign up; the deadline for teachers applying to participate is September 2nd.
Teacher Appreciation Events. The PTA hosts a series of lunches and other teacher appreciation events throughout the year, including our back-to-school lunch for teachers and a holiday lunch. We will be announcing soon the dates for these events.
Academic Support Program. This year the PTA has allocated $26,500 in its budget for academic support funding to teachers and staff to help fund curriculum needs, new technology, staff development, and a host of other academic-related expenses. Teachers can apply for support by completing the application available here. The aim of this funding is to support quality and innovative teaching, experiential learning, the arts, physical education, technology, and extracurricular activities.
Teacher Wish List Program. This year we are launching a teacher wish list program to help match teachers' needs for classroom supplies and materials with items parents might have in their homes or offices. After we receive teachers' wish list items, we will send them out to parents and others in the Kealing community to solicit donations of those items. Please only submit wishes for items that parents might have available in their homes or office spaces. For other needs (such as training, online curriculum needs, etc), please submit a request to the Kealing PTA Academic Support Program (see above). Submit your wish list here.
Kealing Hornet Spirit Wear for Teachers. All Kealing teachers and staff who are members of the PTA are eligible for a free Kealing Hornet t-shirt this year ($5 upgrade to a baseball shirt). If you haven’t had a chance to join the PTA yet, you can join online for $10 at www.kealingpta.org. You can pick up your shirt on Back-to-School Night (we will be there from 5-6pm) or during Spirit Wear sales day in the cafeteria (the dates will be listed in the morning announcements and Hornet Herald). We are selling all sorts of other spirit wear goodies this year, including KMS stickers and new hoodies. You can pre-order these items on our website.