Jul 01

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Oct 22

Fall Festival Raffle Basket Donations Needed!

Dear parents,

Last year the raffle basket portion of our Fall Festival was a big success. The kids loved looking at the awesome baskets and excitedly filling out their tickets and PTO made a good deal of money off of them. However, looking at the estimated value of the items that were donated versus how much we made, we felt like we needed to revamp things for this year.
We need your help! We want to make just a few (5-6) really great baskets that represent the local community and our KGA community. We are looking for donations of goods, services or gift certificates in any of the categories listed below. If you have something awesome that’s not on the list, we’d love to include it. Since KGA PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, any donations are tax deductible. All donations are due by Monday, November 17.
You can use this  donation letter (Word document) to solicit a business (or keep for yourself if you own a local business!), which includes our tax id number. Please print a few out and take them to your child’s dance or karate teacher or to a local favorite restaurant and see if they’d be willing to donate something for the KGA Fall Festival.
Thank you so much for your continued support of KGA and PTO!
Do you own a small business, provide a service or create things?
Consider a donation of goods or services or a gift certificate.
  • handmade items
  • medical professionals-gift certicificates for services
  • massages, facials, etc.
  • bakers, crafters, artists–gift certificates for classes, specialty items, services
  • photography services
  • pet-related (pet-sitting, dog walking, etc.)
Do you have a favorite local business?
Ask them if they will donate goods or services.
  • restaurants
  • boutiques
  • salons
  • jewelers
  • entertainment (movie theater, bounce place, museum, etc.)
  • retail store (clothing, toys, books, shoes, electronics, etc.)
  • groceries, coffee shops, dessert place
  • after school activities (dance, karate, art, music, sports, etc.)
  • does your company offer any kind of baskets for these events?
Are you affiliated with a local sports team, entertainment venue, concert promoter, hotel, golf course or airline?
Would they be willing to donate tickets, gift certificates or signed memorabilia?
  • tickets to a sporting event, concert, youth production, comedy show, etc.
  • signed sports memorabilia
  • hotel stay
  • round of golf
  • airline vouchers
Can you offer any other unique item?
  • Weekend or week-long stay at a vacation home you own?
  • Something else?
Thank you,

Oct 20

Harkins Loyalty Cup and Shirt Sales!

Don’t buy the cup/t-shirt at the theater for the same price you can buy them now and support Knox Gifted Academy!

  • $5 loyalty cups can be refilled for only $1.50!
  • $25 loyalty T-shirts get you a FREE medium popcorn every time you wear your shirt to the movies!

Fill out the Harkins Order Form and return to a teacher or the office in an envelope marked “PTO” by Friday November 7.

Vouchers (to redeem at the theater) will be delivered to the child listed below after November 23.

Oct 19

PTO general meeting on Tuesday 10/21 at 5:30 PM

PTO will have its second general meeting of the year this Tuesday (October 21) at 5:30 pm in the Media Center. This is a later start time than recent general meetings, so we hope more parents are able to attend. Childcare will be available for those who need it.

Oct 15

Nominate Principal Weed!

The Scholastic Reading Club is accepting nominations for a special gift for 100 principals nationwide to celebrate National Principals Month!

You can nominate Principal Weed by going to Scholastic.com and filling out a short form by October 20, 2014.


Sep 22

Box Tops/Labels for Education Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Mrs. Grunewald’s class (3rd grade) and Mr. Notley’s class (5th grade) for turning in more than 800 Box Tops/Labels each! Each class will receive $50 in playground equipment.

Thank you for sending in your Box Tops! We collected over 5,000 which means over $500 for KGA. And many thanks to Mona Stevens for her hard work in organizing/trimming/mailing in our Box Tops/Labels.

Stay tuned for our next contest after Fall Break.

Sep 22

KGA Winter Spirit Wear!

Below are samples of KGA’s Winter Spirit Wear, which is available by special order only.   Hoodies are $30 each and long sleeves shirts are $15 each.

Please submit your order form by September 26, the last day of first quarter!


Front of youth gray zippered hoodie

Back of youth gray zippered hoodie

Front of adult gray zippered hoodie

Back of adult gray zippered hoodie


Adult hoodie

Adult purple pullover hoodie

Gray pullover

Adult gray pullover hoodie

Youth hoodie

Youth pullover hoodie

Youth LS

Youth long sleeve

Front of zippered sweatshirt

Front of adult zippered hoodie

Zippered back

Back of adult zippered hoodie

Sep 19

Family Fun Breakfast is next Friday!

Next week’s reading activities (Read-a-thon and Book Fair) will culminate in KGA’s Family Fun Breakfast on Friday, September 26 from 8:15-9 am, followed by a classroom Open House from 9-9:30 am.

All family members are welcome to attend!

Support is still needed for the Breakfast. Please sign up to volunteer or to donate items!

Sep 18

KGA Read-a-thon


KGA’s first annual Read-a-thon begins this Saturday! Students should log their reading time until next Friday, September 26!  Parents, please initial on the pledge form indicating how many minutes your student has read each day. 

Our goal is to raise $10 per student which would raise over $5,000 for KGA. If we reach $10,000,  Mrs. Weed will dress Over the Top for a Day!,


We are raising money for the following:

  • 3D printer
  • COW – Tablet Cart on Wheels
  • Video Equipment for video announcements
  • Playground Refurbishing
  • Musical Instruments

How it works…

9/12 – 9/17 – Students set Reading Goal and ask family and friends to sponsor them
9/20 – 9/26 – Students Read! Keep track of minutes on the Read-a-thon pledge form/Reading Log
Fall Break – Collect sponsor donations.
10/15 – 10/21 – Turn Pledge Envelope and Reading Log in to Teachers
10/22 – 10/24 – Winners Announced and Prize/Parties Awarded
It’s just that easy!!! **And because we are now a 501(c)3, your donations are tax-deductible**

Read-a-thon Rules

1. Students can only read a book once for the event.
2. Students can read independently or other people can read to them. Reading aloud to other people counts. If a student reads to a friend or sibling, it counts for both!
3. Assigned reading for homework and book reports counts.
4. Max # of minutes per school day = 300 min.   Max # of minutes weekend day = 600 min.

Sep 17

Book Fair volunteers needed!

Scholastic_Readalot_B_mainKGA’s fall Book Fair will be held from Monday, September 22 to Friday, September 26.

Please volunteer and help make our fall book fair a success!  We will need help with setup and take down, and also during the book fair with helping kids find books and checkout.

We particularly need people for the after school slot, our busiest time!  If you don’t want to run the registers, we also need people to get kids to leave their backpacks at the door and help customers find books. You can bring your kids with you.

Thanks so much for whatever time you can give.


Book Fair Hours

M, Tu, W 10:00 – 4:40
Thu         10:00 – 5:15
Fri             8:00 – 4:40


Sep 14

Fry’s Community Rewards

FrysThe Fry’s Community Rewards program donates 1% of purchases to schools.   From April to June 2014, $860 was raised from 73 registered cards. Two hundred registered KGA families might mean $10,000 for the school!  All it takes is less than 10 minutes to link KGA to your Fry’s VIP Card!

If you participated last year, you must designate Knox again for this school year! (September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015)

To enroll:

  1. Sign up for the Fry’s V.I.P. card, if you don’t already have one (you get the store discounts).
  2. Register your VIP card at www.FrysFood.com
  3. Go to the “Community” tab in the top navigation bar and select “Community Rewards
  4. Search for “Knox” or school number 81212, and enroll in the program with “Knox Elementary PTO” as your school beneficiary.

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