About Kealing PTA

TWO programs, ONE school, ONE parent organization

Our PTA is committed to serving ALL Kealing students, meeting the needs of ALL Kealing Parents, and supporting ALL Kealing faculty and staff.

The Kealing PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of parents, teachers, staff, and community members working together to support the success of all children at Kealing Middle School by:
  • fostering family and community engagement;
  • supporting programs that further Kealing students' social, emotional, physical, and academic development;
  • serving as a resource for Kealing families; and
  • advocating for the education and well-being of Kealing students.
Your membership in the Kealing PTA helps support our mission and the diverse array of programs we offer throughout the year. Each membership also includes access to the Texas PTA and National PTA, including PTA member discounts to popular retailers and service providers. Visit www.txpta.org and www.pta.org for more information.

TEXAS PTA MISSION

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

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. To help ensure Texas PTA has a strong advocacy voice, please join the PTA.

WHY SUPPORT KEALING PTA

Your PTA dues and donations supports Kealing Middle School in a multitude of ways:

  • Field Trips
  • Parent/Student Programs
  • After-School Activities
  • Additional Classroom Materials
  • Grounds/Facilities Improvements
  • Dances
  • Teacher appreciation events
  • Funding for teachers
  • Spirit Wear sales
  • Eighth Grade Celebration
  • Campus Beautification
  • Legislative Informational Visits
  • Recycling
  • Box Tops collection
  • Reflections
  • Directory
  • Kealing Men
  • Website
  • and much more!

Notable PTA Additions:

  • Music Technology Software and Teaching Materials
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Choir Bleachers
  • Hornet Mascot Uniform
  • Scoring Table

Other Reasons to Join Kealing PTA:

  • #1 reason to join PTA: Support your child by helping your school.
  • Get Connected: Know what’s happening at Kealing.
  • Discover Great Resources: PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents and students.
  • Tap into a Network: Meet other parents and teachers, build rapport, discuss issues that are on your mind, and share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Speak Up: Effectively suggest change at your child’s school--and beyond. Your Kealing PTA membership automatically includes membership to the Texas and National PTAs, amplifying your voice and ability to advocate for children in Texas and across the United States.
  • Watch Yourself Grow: Put your skills and hobbies to use for your child and all children in our community. Participate in Reflections, the national art program.
  • Witness Improvement: Be part of the solution, help make positive changes, play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
  • Be a Role Model: Show how important education is to your child.
  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits: Take advantage of leadership training, e-newsletters, membership discounts and offers from benefit providers and sponsors (e.g. Schlitterbahn, Texas Rangers, Six Flags, Orlando, Great Wolf Lodge, various hotels and car rentals, Dell, Costco, 1-800-flowers, and more!).

Highlights of PTA Activities from 2016-17
  • MLK Day of Service Project and Peace through Pie social event in partnership with Huston Tillotson, Blackshear Elementary, and the African American Cultural Heritage District.
  • Kealing Men program, which provides volunteer mentors for students and events for at-risk youth at Kealing.  Prior events have included a Career Path Discussion Roundtable and a free basketball clinic with the Austin Police Dept. Office of Community Liaison.
  • Programs to support parents, including monthly educational workshops.  This year's workshops include presentations on techniques to help middle schoolers de-stress, safety and technology, and teens and drugs.
  • Kealing Spirit Wear:  Kealing t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other spirit wear items to show our Hornet pride.
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Events, including lunches and the Secret Pal program, which matches teachers and staff with "secret Pals," who deliver special appreciation notes and presents throughout the school year.
  • Funding to support the academic success of all students at Kealing, including funding for field trips, technology in classrooms, the AVID programs, college visits, athletic equipment, student scholarships, teacher trainings, campus improvements, classroom supplies, books, and after-school tutoring.
  • Events for parents, including a back-to-school coffee and the spring Kealing Center Stage fundraising, bringing together Kealing parents and staff for a night of fun, while raising funding to support PTA and school programs.
  • Ground-clean ups and school beautification events to enhance the Kealing campus.
  • Environmental programs, including composting in the cafeteria, rinsing of recyclables in the cafeteria for American Recycles Day, and supporting the school's gardening classes.
  • Support for Kealing's vertical team elementary schools, which include Oak Springs, Blackshear and Campbell.
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