2018 Comet Craze Business Sponsors
It's the season for Comet Craziness!
Comet Craze 2018 kicked off on Friday and is off to a crazy good start! It's the primary fundraiser for Kerr PTA and a spiritraiser for the entire Kerr Elementary community. Read the Report to our Members to see ways Comet Craze has helped our students, teachers, school and PTA go the extra mile! Learn more about Comet Craze and how you can support Kerr while your Comets earn prizes at the individual, classroom and school-wide levels. The campaign concludes on October 5 with the 2nd Annual Comet Craze 1 Mile! Comet Craze materials came home with your Kerr Comet on Friday, September 21 and you can read more about it here!
Calling All Artists: Reflections Deadline 10/30
Reflections is a program of the National PTA that begins at the local level. Students K-12 can submit works of art for fun and recognition. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me” and entry categories are: literature, musical composition, photography, the visual arts, dance choreography and film production.
Entry forms and rules are available now. Completed entries are due in the Kerr office by October 30, 2018 and should be labeled “Reflections – Glenna Slavens”. At least one member of the student artist’s family must be a member of the Kerr Elementary PTA to advance their artwork to the district level and above (if selected). More details are on the Texas PTA Reflections website or contact Kerr PTA Arts in Education Chair Glenna Slavens.
Volunteers Needed for Classroom Program
Kerr PTA is proud to sponsor ArtSparks - an art appreciation/visual literacy program by the Allen Arts Alliance. Parent volunteers show students images of art and lead them in discussion. Training is provided and at-home preparation for each session is typically 30 minutes or less. At this time, several of Kerr’s K-3 classrooms are still in need of ArtSparks volunteers.
Please consider filling this role in your child’s class or another class by clicking here (you do not have to have a child in the class to volunteer). All volunteers must be registered as an AISD volunteer. Contact Kerr PTA Arts in Education Chair Glenna Slavens for more information.
Drive to 500 PTA Members
Be involved in your kid's school. Our PTA is growing each year because parents and teachers know PTA matters at Kerr. You can limit your involvement to membership or volunteer additional time and leadership skills. Read what we accomplished last year and then Join us today and help us reach the goal of 500 members! Not sure if you already joined for this year or not? Check the latest Membership Roster or email@example.com and ask us to check.
Health Hustle 2018: The Tradition Continues
Don't miss Allen's largest health and wellness expo on October 24 from 4:30-8:30pm at the Allen Event Center. Health Hustle was founded by local, elementary PE coaches and is presented by Allen ISD Council of PTAs and the Allen ISD. It's a free, family event with displays and demos, Kids Zones inside and outside, music, and swag bags for the first 5,000 attendees.
Stay Informed and Involved
Stay up-to-date on Kerr Elementary news and PTA programs and events by subscribing to the weekly Galaxy Press and reading your classroom newsletter(s). When you subscribe you can also check the "Volunteer" box if you want to be informed by email of the latest volunteer needs. Another easy way to stay in the know? Follow us on Facebook.
Kerr Rated Top Elementary School in Collin County
Niche recently released its annual ranking of schools and school districts in the U.S. Kerr Elementary ranked #1 in Best Elementary Schools in Collin County and #1 in Best Public Elementary School Teachers! It ranked #2 in Best Elementary Schools in Texas. Read more here.