Jul 01

Attention all Amazon shoppers!

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Help us earn money for KGA when you shop at Amazon! We can get up to 15% in referral fees! When shopping at Amazon, click on the Amazon image above (turn off your Ad-block if no image appears) before checkout (so Amazon will know KGA “sent” you), and KGA will earn a referral fee.  You can either start at this page and shop, or visit this page just before checkout.  Please bookmark this page!

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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.

Sep 13

KGA Day at Bahama Bucks!

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Tuesday, September 16 is Family Fun Night at Bahama Bucks.
From 4:30 to 7:30 pm, KGA will receive 20% of sales mentioning KGA!
World yo-yo champ, Tyler Severance, will perform tricks on the patio for your entertainment! See you there for cool and delicious shaved ice! (SE corner of Warner and Cooper location only!)

Sep 11

CATS Academy for Parents is back!

CAP is back! Join us for the first CATS Academy for Parents Workshop on Monday, Sept 22nd from 6-7:30pm at the Santan Jr High Auditorium. This event is open to all parents, but space is limited, so you must register (requires SchoolWires login).

Dr. Marilyn Carlson, Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at ASU will be discussing “Mathematics Education Today.” Dr. Carlson is a national speaker and author of more than 60 published and presented research papers. She has traveled to study school mathematics as practiced in China, Japan, and Singapore, and is engaged in national efforts to improve U.S. programs that educate and support teachers, including the Teachers for a New Era Project led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is also a fellow CATS Grandparent!

We will provide childcare in the library right outside of the auditorium and also serve light refreshments. See you all there!

To navigate to the registration link, click on the ‘Calendar’ under the districts Gifted Education page and click on the gray Sept 22nd box within the calendar.

Click on ‘Other Links for Parents’ for more information about upcoming CAP workshops.


Sep 09

Knights of the Round Table Coffee Talk on Wednesday

The Knights of the Round Table Coffee Talk with Diane Hale will be Wednesday, September 10 in the media center at 9:30 am. The table topic tomorrow is gifted friendships. Articles to spark conversation include:


Meeting recap: Friendship & Peer relations

Aug 11

Enjoy Floridino’s Family Fun Day!


Please join us for our first Family Fun Night of the year!

When:  Thursday, August 28 from 11am-9pm

Where: Floridino’s Pizza and Pasta on the SW corner of Alma School and Galveston (590 N Alma School Rd)

Tell them you’re from KGA when you pay and KGA PTO will receive 20% back from your purchase. It’s Parent-Teacher conference day so head over for lunch or dinner before or after your conference. Hope to see you there for some pizza muffins!

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