KMS PTA MEMBERSHIP 2016-2017
Parents & Guardians,
The Kettering Middle School PTA invites you to join us! We are small but mighty…and we could really use your help to help make some of the activities at KMS the best that we can for our students. Some ways that you can volunteer are on the back of this letter!
The KMS PTA sponsors many things at the school, including after-school socials, Honor Roll and AAA rewards, testing incentives, teacher appreciation lunches, and the Book Fair. We offer scholarships to KMS music students and also to graduating KFHS seniors who attended KMS for at least 2 years. We also assist with the 8th Grade Farewell dance.
We don’t want fundraising to be a dirty word. In fact, we have decided this year to do away with the traditional product-selling fundraisers.
WAIT, WHAT DID YOU SAY??? NO SELLING STUFF TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND CO-WORKERS??? COUNT ME IN!!!!
That’s right, as of now, we are not planning on having any product-based fundraisers. Instead, we are going to have a school-wide Walk-a-Thon in the fall and our 2nd Annual 5K & Vendor Fair in the spring. The only catch is if we don’t do well enough with the Walk-a-Thon to support all of the things above, we might have to do a small fundraiser in the spring, or we cannot continue to offer the amazing things that we love to do!
We also have a lot of PASSIVE fundraisers…ways that you can get money back to the KMS PTA either from the comfort of your home or while doing everyday things like grocery shopping. A list of those opportunities is on the back of this letter. We also try to have a monthly “Dining for Dollars” event at various local restaurants!
Our meetings are typically on the 2nd Monday of each month, except August & December. We meet at 6 pm in Room 404 of the Main/Admin building (enter through the main doors facing Glengarry, upper floor, west end). Meetings are open to everyone and are a great way to stay informed! The dates for 2016-2017 are:
Aug 29 Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 14 Jan 9 Feb 13 Mar 13 Apr 10 May 8
Thank you for all you do to support your KMS students & staff! Your membership and participation REALLY DO make a difference in the quality and quantity of services and activities that we can provide and support to enhance your child’s education.
Feel free to contact us any time! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow Kettering Middle School on Facebook for up-to-date information!
KMS PTA Board
Nancy Kramer—President Brian Snyder—Vice President
Karen Mergy—Secretary Trisha Himes—Treasurer
Some ways that you can volunteer with the PTA:
We will send out emails when the needs arise!
Donut Dads & Milk Mommas (Honor Roll donuts)
Assist at after-school socials (and we need a co-chair for this!)
Work a shift (or two) at the Book Fair
Help plan and/or chaperone the 8th Grade Farewell Dance
(we need a chairperson for this committee!)
Plan & assist at the Walk-a-Thon
5K & Vendor Fair: recruit vendors, sponsors, & runners
and volunteer at the event
Shop with our partner vendors listed below
Enjoy dinner out with your family once a month
with our Dining for Dollars program
Serve on our scholarship committee
Shoparoo app: simply scan any receipt…we get money for points;
designate Kettering Middle School as your “cause”
Kroger Community Rewards: attached to your Kroger Plus card; KMS PTA is #14409; register online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards
Dorothy Lane Market Good Neighbor Program: attached to your DLM card; KMS PTA is #817; register on DLM’s webpage
Amazon Smile: use www.smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com; we are PTA Ohio Congress Kettering Middle School;
you can still use Amazon Prime through Amazon Smile!
Gordon Food Service: mention KMS at checkout
My Coke Rewards: enter codes from Coca-Cola products online at www.mycokerewards.com & donate your points to KMS
Schwans: go to www.schwans-cares.com/c/28350; starts on Aug 18
and ends on Dec 31; until Oct 2 we get 20% back on
food purchases and 40% back on eGift Card purchases;
we get 5% on food purchases from Oct 3-Dec 31;
great food & they come to YOU!
These passive fundraisers are great things to share with grandparents and other family members as well as friends across the state & country who may want to help!
KMS PTA Membership Form
KMS PTA Electronic Membership Form
Thank you for supporting the KMS PTA