PTA Scholarships

Kenton Elementary PTA would like to make you aware that the PTA has scholarships available. Kenton Elementary PTA awards two scholarships every year. In order to apply for the Kenton Elementary scholarship, the student must have attended Kenton Elementary. Please find a copy of our scholarship application here Kenton Elementary Scholarship 2015.

The KY State PTA also has scholarships available. The Harold L. Steele $1000 student scholarship (12-Steele-1000-Student-Scholarship-2014-2015) is awarded every two years on even numbered years. This is a scholarship to be awarded to any public college or university in Kentucky, by the KY PTA. Also, $500 scholarships (13-Steele-500-Student-Scholarship-2014-2015) are available for students, teachers who are members of a PTA, and parents who are members of a PTA. The scholarships are for a public college or university in Kentucky. Letters of recommendation are required along with the application. These are also located on the Regional PTA website. Here’s the link:

Finally, here are two other scholarship applications for teacher members and also one for parent members.



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***Attention all CREATIVE KENTON KIDS!!!***

How would YOU make the world a better place? PTA wants to know and is looking for students to use their creativity to tell us! If you like to write stories or songs, take photos, draw or paint, make up dance routines or create cool films with your friends, then this is the program for you! Your work may also move on to the district, state or national levels if chosen by judges!!

All students with an artistic side are encouraged to enter the

National PTA Reflections Program at Kenton!

This year’s theme is “The world would be a better place if…”—you fill in the blank!

Enter one of six categories (Work must be original, done by only one student with no adult assistance. Students may enter multiple categories): Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts.

*There is also a Special Artist Division for students with mental, physical or cognitive challenges that meet ADA guidelines!

Dates to remember:

Oct. 14, Tuesday–Last day to request to participate in Reflections program.

Oct. 21 and 22, Tuesday and Wednesday–After school with Mrs. Calhoun until 4:30 (Space is limited. Must return a signed permission slip)

Oct. 30, Thursday–All entries due to PTA/School Office

Nov. 5 and 6, Wednesday and Thursday–School-level judging

Nov. 11, Sunday–PTA submits winning entries to District at Durr Library

Nov. 11-14, Tuesday-Friday–Reflections viewing all day at Durr Library

Nov. 15, Saturday–Open House at Durr Library

Dec. 4, Thursday–Reflections Celebration at SK for District winners/Recognition of Kenton participants at Kenton PTA’s Christmasfest.

More information on Reflections may be found at the District 14 PTA web site at or at the National PTA web site at

***More information on individual categories, permission slips, entry forms and participation rules are located by the PTA wall in the hallway across from the gym at school.

2014 Reflections Entry Form

Questions? Email or call 859.816.4292.

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We’re Social!

Please look for us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and reminders.

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Our school library and FRC also have their own Facebook Pages — Kenton Elementary Library and Kenton Family Resource Center.

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Kenton Elementary Skyline Night Fundraiser

Help support Kenton Elementary by dining at the Independence Skyline Chili this Wednesday, Sept. 17th, from 5-8pm!

Present this flyer while paying your bill at the Independence Skyline and a portion of your bill will be donated back to Kenton Elementary.

Kenton Elementary Sept 2014

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Fall Festival

Kenton Elementary’s biggest fundraiser is right around the corner! Please come out and help support the school and have some fun too. This year it is on September 27th from Noon – 4pm. Games, food, raffle baskets, bouncey maze, cake walk, and more!!

We also still need volunteers, so if you are interested in helping out please fill out the form below and send it into the school or email it to

Game Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet 2014

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Kenton Kids Rock!!

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

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2013-2014 Readifest

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.

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2014-2015 Calendar

August 11 – Records, Schools Closed
August 12 – Professional Development Day #1 – Schools Closed
August 13 – First Day of School for Students
September 1 – Labor Day, Schools Closed
October 9 – Schools Closed
October 10 – Schools Closed
October 13 – Professional Development Day #2 – Schools Closed
November 4 – Schools Closed
November 26 – Professional Development Day #3 – Schools Closed
November 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday, Schools Closed
November 28 – Schools Closed
December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break – Schools Closed  (January 1 – Holiday)
January 5 – Students return to school
January 19 – Martin Luther King Day – Schools Closed
February 16 – Presidents’ Day – Schools Closed
March 13 – Professional Development Day #4 – Schools Closed
March 30 – April 6 – Spring Break, Schools Closed
May 19 – Schools Closed
May 25 – Schools Closed
May 27 – Last Day of School for Students
May 28 – Records Day, Schools Closed

*Calendar and subject to change pending  legislation and/or additional statutes or requirements.

 Five Make-Up Days have built into the calendar.

Snow Make-Up Days to be used after five snow days: 
May 29, June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 5, June 8, June 9, June 10, June 11, June 12, June 15

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Eight sure – fire tips for smoother school days


 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.

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Look for us on Facebook!

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.

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