Why join the PTA?
Kenton Elementary PTA is proud to support and assist the teachers and staff who nurture and educate our children. Your membership gives you a voice and a vote on the many issues and programs sponsored by the PTA throughout the year. Being active in the school gives you the opportunity to invest in our children’s lives, meet and volunteer with other parents. Be a part of what makes Kenton Elementary great, our kids!
Who can join PTA?
Membership is open to anyone who wants to make Kenton Elementary even better for the children. We welcome parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors!
Win an iPod!
The PTA will sponsor a drawing for ONE Apple iPod Nano. Each student at Kenton Elementary will automatically be entered to win. For each person who signs up for a PTA membership, his or her student’s name will be put into the drawing again.
EXAMPLE: If John’s mom, dad, aunt, grandpa and neighbor each join PTA, his name will be put into the drawing 6 times (automatic sign up plus five memberships). If John’s siblings attend Kenton, their names will also be put into the drawing 6 times! However, only one iPod will be awarded. Sponsoring a faculty or staff member will also put your child’s name in the drawing. Sign ups are due by Friday October 3rd for the iPod drawing!
PTA Membership Form 2014-2015
Kindergarten Readifest: August 7th
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for morning classes
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for afternoon classes
Grades 1 – 5 Readifest: August 11th
Open House 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Start your day the night before. Prepare snacks and clothes and solidify the next day’s plan at night. Wake up earlier. Give yourself and your child extra time in the morning – even 15 minutes will help. Try using an alarm clock that plays soothing nature sounds or happy music to make wake-up time more fun.
Send only teacher-approved items to school. Talk to your child’s teacher about classroom rules before sending in anything. Most teachers do not want children bringing in valuable items or toys that encourage aggressive play, but they likely will encourage a favorite book or photograph.
Create a special drop-off ritual. Come up with a loving, memorable way to say goodbye – a kiss on the hand, a secret handshake or a special phrase that you create with your child.
Set aside after-school downtime. Some children experience a meltdown at the end of the day. To avoid this, try to build in some time to unwind after school. Allow your child to visit the playground, spend time alone curled up with a book or engage in quiet activities such as painting, building with blocks or solitary imaginative play. Some might benefit from a short nap, too.
Make dinnertime family time. Whenever possible, eat together as a family. Kids benefit from spontaneous dinner-table conversations. Ask your child to tell you about his day and share interesting things that happened to you. He or she will feel more grown up when included in the conversation.
Follow the school’s rules. Teachers count on families to support the classroom rules and routines – such as sick-child policies, authorized escorts and arriving on time.
Give your child undivided attention. Set aside uninterrupted time each day just to be with your child – even if it’s just 20 minutes. Follow his or her lead. You will learn a lot about your child.
Please look for us on Facebook for more information and reminders. Look for Kenton Elementary PTA. Our school library also has a Facebook Page–Kenton Elementary Library.