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KMS PTO

Last Updated: 3/10/2022 3:29 PM

                        

What is the KMS PTO?

A group of caring parents and teachers who collaborate to promote the education and well-being of KMS students.

 

2021-2022 PTO Board

President – Trina Gonzalez     Vice President – Brian Snyder     

Treasurer – Trisha Himes    Secretary – Amy Tamer Seeds

Email: kms.pto@ketteringschools.org

 

PTO Meeting Dates*

Meetings held in the KMS library at 4 p.m.

*Dates and times may change, but advance notification will be given.

Monday, August 9

Monday, September 13

Monday, October 11

Monday, November 8

Monday, December 13

Monday, January 10

Monday, February 14

No March Meeting

Monday, April 11

Monday, May 16

 

Reasons why to join the PTO…

  1. Research has shown that students perform better in school when their parents are involved.
  2. You become part of a network of parents and teachers, which leads to better communication with your child’s teachers, principal, etc.
  3. PTO assists in creating a supportive and encouraging school environment.
  4. It is a great connection with the school.  You will be the first to hear about upcoming school changes or decisions.
  5. You are a role model for your child and their friends. By helping with the PTO, you are showing that you value education.
  6. It is flexible…volunteer as much or as little as you can. 
  7. You can make a difference by sharing your skills.
  8. It is fun and you get to meet other parents.

 

Ways to Help PTO

  1. Become a member for $5 per adult.
  2. Attend a meeting or two or more. It is not a requirement to attend any meetings, if you become a member.
  3. Volunteer to help at PTO events: socials, AAA, Honor Roll Doughnuts, book fair, socials, etc.  We need volunteers to make the events possible.
  4. Partake in Dining for $$$ nights. These are passive fundraisers scheduled with area restaurants.
    Yummy dinner/treat nights = Percentage of sales given to KMS PTO.
  5. Support our only major fundraiser, KMS PTO Walk-A-Thon, held September 22. Students collect pledges and walk to promote a healthy lifestyle.  Students contributing $5 or more will be entered in a drawing for fun prizes. Bonus: There is no merchandise to sell or deliver.
  6. Participate in other passive fundraisers (Wink wink your family and friends can participate too):

 

Upcoming Events

AUGUST

August 1 - September 30
Membership Drive
Sign Up Here!

Please use the Membership Form link to sign up. Dues are $5 per adult with a KMS child or grandchild and may be (1) mailed to KMS PTO, 3000 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH 45440 (2) returned to your child's advisory teacher or unit secretary in the form of cash or check written to the KMS PTO. Also, please remember to clearly write your name on the envelope. Please print the attached membership form if you prefer to submit a paper form. After the membership drive ends, a prize drawing for members will take place. Winners will be mailed their prizes, or prizes will be sent home with their students.

August 9
PTO meeting – 4:00 PM – KMS library

August 18 - September 2
Spirit Wear Sale
All spirit wear orders can only be placed at the Deuce Shirts website. On September 2, the website will close at 11:59 PM and cease taking orders. Once the website closes, Deuce Shirts will begin to the process the orders. All orders will be mailed or ready for pick up from Deuce Shirts ten days after the website closes. The spirit wear includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, and dri-fit tees. Please see attachment for which items will be offered.
Available Items

August 18 - September 15
Walk-A-Thon fundraiser
KMS PTO is trying Snap Raise for their 2021 Walk-a-thon.  As in previous years, students will still collect donations and earn prizes, except all donations will be submitted online through Snap Raise. This year the overall earner (AKA raises the most money) will win a Nintendo Switch, a game, and carrying case! There will also be prizes for each unit's top earner and a prize drawing for those students collecting $5 or more.

Please sign up on Snap! Raise (for those of you that are new to it) or log in (if you’ve used it before) using this link: http://www.snap-raise.com/join_code/436357120 .

You will be directed to add your emails. The expectation is that every member of our team has 20 quality emails uploaded to your profile. We will be able to track emails and our student prize winners!

Make sure your emails do NOT include students, teachers, fake emails, etc. and are only legitimate potential donors. Again, we will be tracking this.

There will be incentives for those that participate fully in this campaign, so please help us raise funds.

Watch this video for steps on how to login, or create an account, and pre-load your emails: https://vimeo.com/479649033/56b06a761d

August 24
Rapid Fired Pizza fundraiser (All Day at the 2001 E. Dorothy Ln location only)
Please show the flyer on paper or your phone prior to paying.
Flyer

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1
Hot Head Burrito fundraiser (11:00 AM-10:00 PM)
Flyer

September 8
6th grade Social

September 13
PTO meeting – 4:00 PM – KMS library

September 14
Eudora fundraiser (5:00-8:00 PM)
Flyer

September 22
KMS PTO Annual Walk-a-thon

Students collect donations prior to the walk-a-thon and participate (walk) in the walk-a-thon.
There will be prizes for the overall earner, each unit’s top earner, and a drawing of fun prizes
for students donating $5 or more.

September 30
Project Read Book Drive begins and runs through the end of October. Book bins will be
in each unit for families and staff to donate used or new books.

 

OCTOBER

October 11
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library  

October 4
Chipotle Fundraiser (4:00-8:00 PM at the 4329 Far Hills location only)
Please show the attached flyer on paper in person. Online ordering is possible as well, please use the online ordering code:  AAAXKCG  . Once you’re ready to place your order, input your unique online fundraiser code in the “Enter a Promo Code” section. Don’t forget to click “Apply.”  Online instructions are attached as well.
Show flyer on paper

October 20
7th & 8th Grades Social  

October 21
Honor Roll Doughnuts

October 21
Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (4:00-8:00 PM at the Costco location)
Flyer

October 22
AAA Awards

October 27
6th Grade Social 

October 28
Project Read Book Drive ends

 

NOVEMBER

November 8
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library  

November 9
Noodles & Company (4:00-8:00 PM)
Flyer

 

DECEMBER

December 6
Skyline Chili fundraiser (5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wilmington Pk location)
Flyer

December 13
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library

 

JANUARY

January 10
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library

January 14
7th/8th Grades Winter Dance - RESCHEDULED TO APRIL DATE TBA

January 20
Honor Roll Doughnuts     

January 21
AAA Awards

 

FEBRUARY

February 2
6th Grade Social - RESCHEDULED TO APRIL DATE TBA

February 7
Skateworld Fundraiser

February 11
KMS Family Bingo Night - RESCHEDULED TO MARCH DATE TBA
(Reservations are required. Information will be shared in mid/late January.)

February 14
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library - RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY, MARCH 7

 

MARCH

March 7
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library

March 23
6th Grade Social
3:45-4:30 PM
This social is FREE and for sixth graders only. Pizza and water will be the only items provided and will be FREE. Students can wear the t-shirts or jerseys of their favorite teams.

Parents must pick you up in the Central Unit parking lot at 4:30 PM. 

All sixth graders should have received a digital flyer and Google form link today. The form must be completed IF ATTENDING by March 20.

March 31
Honor Roll Doughnuts

 

APRIL

April 1
AAA Awards

April 1 (RSVP & $ DUE MARCH 25)
Family Bingo Night
6-8 PM
https://forms.gle/bj9CQAGvbWdiNL5d9

This event is open to ALL KMS families. PTO membership is NOT required. Although, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. All RSVPs and payments must be made by Friday, March 25. Remember to write your child's name on the envelope and have delivered to the unit office or homeroom teacher.

April 11
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library

April 22
7th Grade Dance
7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria
This dance is for current KMS 7th graders. The attire is non-formal. Please save formal attire for your 8th-grade farewell next year. There only will be light snacks and drinks available.

 

MAY

May 6
Dayton Dragons Family Night
Dayton Dragons have reserved a section of seats for Kettering Middle School.
Each stadium seat ticket is $14. KMS PTO will receive $7 for each ticket sold.
Ordering link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/dragons/promotional-page?filterType=MzE5
This link closes on April 22 at 11:59 PM.  A HUGE thank you to those that already bought tickets.

May 13
8th Grade Farewell
7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria
This dance is for current KMS 8th graders. More information and a flyer will be provided in mid-April.

May 16
PTO meeting - 4:00 PM - KMS Library

 

MEMBERSHIP FORM
Google membership form for Parents and Staff

If you can't access the Google form, please click below.
CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP FORMS