Jul 01

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Nov 03

Fall Festival wristband and ticket order form

Pre-order your tickets and wristbands now! Last year the lines at the festival were LOOOONG! Save yourself the wait (and save some money!) and turn in the Fall Festival Order Form by Friday, November 14! PTO will deliver your order to your child on Wednesday, November 19.



Oct 23

Read-a-thon Results

Thank you so very much for all of your support throughout our first Read-a-thon! It was quite a success! We more than doubled our goal of $5000, taking in a little more than $11,000 after expenses. Collectively our kids read 136,465 minutes! Way to go KGA Knights!

If your child participated in the Read-a-thon and turned in a form, they will receive a certificate and a couple of small prizes this week. If your child earned a bracelet or duck, those will also come home Wednesday or Thursday. If your child won a raffle prize they received it in a bag Wednesday after announcements. Below is a comprehensive list of individual, class and raffle winners and the names of the children who were randomly selected to mess up Mrs. Weed on Friday (10/24) by turning her into an ice cream sundae!

Gametruck and Pizza Party Winners–Thursday during lunchtime

Kinder Frankel  – Katelyn Dilworth -2350 minutes
Kinder Davis – Charlie Mueller – $320

1st Grade Kamper – Roy Moore – 2063 Minutes
1st Grade Kamper – Roy Moore – $705

2nd Grade Griffith – Brady Dilworth – 2700 minutes
2nd Grade Griffith – Payton Koch – $152.60

3rd Grade Gustafson – Austin Catlin – 2141 minutes
3rd Grade Grunewald – Taylor Relvas – $305

4th Grade Hausman – Allen Peng – 2692 minutes
4th Grade Smythe – Spencer Rich – $197.50

5th Grade Notley – Scot Gallager – 1965 minutes
5th Grade Buist – Kenzie Gustafson – $445

6th Grade Daily/Iyer – Mickey Smith – 2700 Minutes
6th Grade Moreno – Jake Ida – $215

Most $$ Entire School – Roy Moore – wins a Peter Piper Pizza Party for 4 people


Class Winners – Most Minutes– Wii Dance Party on Friday

K, 1, 2–Zichichi 8,445 minutes
3-4 – Barakat 11,514 minutes
5-6 – Brown – 8,119 minutes


Class Winners – Most Money–Dodgeball Party on Thursday

K, 1, 2–Kamper – $1,564
3-4 – Barakat $1,185
5-6 – Buist – $916


Raffle Prize Winners –

Titan Satalowich – Frankel
Kyra Hogarth – Frankel
Charlie Golla – Davis
Brody Relvas – Davis

Evan Higgins – Gearhart
McKenna Jones – Gearhart
Owen Aspinall – Kamper
Chloe Kim – Kamper

Allison Li – Coplan
Jack Rutledge – Coplan
Cullen Schreiner – Zichichi
Sarah LaBaer – Zichichi

Tyler Ohme – Barakat
Savanna Creal – Barakat
Nate Feely – Grunwald
Laura Wiley – Gustafson

Nikasha Kapadia – Braaksma
Aidan Bachman – Durham
Reese Bartrim – Durham
Arhan – Smythe

Donnie – Notley

Christian Alvarado – Moreno
Ethan Merritt – Brown


3pm Friday: pour ice cream and toppings on Mrs. Weed

Brooke Birlin – Davis
Landon Magana – Frankel

Kevin Dai – Kamper
Emilianna Samudio – Gearhart

Mikey Cozza – Griffith
Krish – Zichichi
Jenny McCarthy – Coplan

Mason Barletta – Barakat
Bradley Kevern – Gustafson
Alex Fonseca – Grunewald

Christopher Ferreira – Braaksma
Kimber Whitmyer – Smythe
Elizabeth Weiss – Hausman
Whitney Wilcox – Durham

Bella Stark – Buist
Griffin Eckslem – Notley
Kym Stevens – Nusbaum

Andrew Li – Dailey/Iyer
Eli – Moreno
Sara Schultz – Brown

Congratulations to all of our winners and to everyone who participated in our first Read-a-thon!

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.

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