Welcome to the Kyrene Middle School Parent Teacher Organization web site

Why we exist:
To connect students and families with teachers and staff to create/support an environment at KMS where all individuals can be successful.
To inspire and engage our diverse community to support the academic achievement & personal growth for our students

What we do:
Support activities that enhance the academic and character education of KMS students both with volunteer and monetary support.
Support recognition of excellence for both students and teachers.

Be "In The Know" with these quick and easy links:
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Help with Health Screening

The school needs a lot of help with the health screenings.
All students at KMS are screened.
You can find the sign-ups here:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084AAEA62BA57-kmshealth

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friday-Extra Turn in Day for Entertainment Books!

There will be one last day to turn in orders and receive prizes.  We will be in the courtyard before school on Friday, September 27. 

Use this opportunity to sell a couple more books if you just missed out on earning the next prize.  We have records of what has already been turned in and we would love to give you the next prize if you sell enough books. 

There are some students that did not receive their prizes because we ran out.  Please come Friday morning to get your prizes. 

The students who earned the opportunity to spin the money wheel will be notified soon.  We plan to have that scheduled early next week.

If you have any problems getting orders turned in please contact the PTO at kmsfundraiser@gmail.com.  We are happy to work with you to take care of your order. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sign-Up Genius Help Needed Du Jour

We are wrapping up our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Make sure your kids have gotten out the word that entertainment books are available through you!

We need some help on the PTO side processing the orders.  Sign-up Genius link here:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084AAEA62BA57-kmspto/2056970
**If you've never used sign-up genius before it is a quick and easy way to sign up for things.  You can both register or not register, it's up to you.

Thank you to all the parents at KMS, you make our school great!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time to turn in orders!

It's time to wrap up the Entertainment Book fundraiser!  Please remember that this is the our most important fundraiser of the year and allows us to fund many important projects at KMS.  The PTO is often asked to fund classroom projects so that teachers do not have to pay for necessary supplies out of their personal budgets.  We provide student grants for field trips.  We fund the eighth grade graduation festivities.  These a few examples of how these funds will be used.  The more money we earn the more good we can accomplish this year.  We will also gratefully accept cash donations at any time.

All orders should be turned in by Wednesday.  There will be a table set up in the courtyard before school and at lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24th and 25th.  Students will turn in their orders and money and receive their books and prizes right away.  Arrangements will be made for a later pickup if a student has too many Entertainment Books to manage. 

The student's name will be entered into a raffle for $50 cash for each book they sell.  This is in addition to the fun prizes listed below.  Cash donations also earn a raffle ticket for every $10 donated.

Prizes 

Sell 1 book receive a Bling Ring.

Sell 2 books receive Glasses with a Stache.

Sell 5 books receive a voucher for a skinit cover for your phone or ipod.

Sell 10 books receive “Dr. Beat” headphones. 

Sell 15 books and spin the money wheel.  Win $10 to $100 in cash.

Sell 20 books and get a life size celebrity standup or squishy pillow pet.

You earn the prizes for each level you achieve. 

Please contact kmsfundraiser@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Entertainment Book Fundraiser FAQ


Purchasing Online

1.    If I purchase online will KMS earn proceeds?  Yes.  The link from www.kmspto.info  to browse coupons is linked to the KMS account.  We also earn money if you buy the mobile version.  The link is to a general KMS account and will not track the name of the student who made the sale.  This means students who would like to earn prizes for online sales need to set up their own account.  To do this, go to https://sellersection.entertainment.com.  The School/Group ID is 66374.

2.    How much are shipping costs for books purchased online?  Shipping is free.  This means that your friends and family around the country can buy the version specific for their area for only $30. 

3.    Why isn’t the link to preview coupons working? The Entertainment Book website is working sporadically.  Please check back.  Also, if you would like to request a book to see the coupons in person please click the Request a Book link and fill out the form. 

 

Prizes

1.     What prizes are offered? 

Sell 1 book receive a Bling Ring.

Sell 2 books receive Glasses with a Stache.

Sell 5 books receive a voucher for a skinit cover for your phone or ipod.

Sell 10 books receive “Dr. Beat” headphones.  

Sell 15 books and spin the money wheel.  Win $10 to $100 in cash.

Sell 20 books and get a life size celebrity standup or squishy pillow pet.

You earn the prizes for each level you achieve. 

Each book sold will earn an entry into a raffle for $50 cash.  That means that if you sell 10 books, you get ten chances to win. 

 

2.     When will I receive my prizes?  The prizes will be handed out on the order fulfillment days Tuesday, September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th before school and at lunch at the PTO table set up in the courtyard.  You’ll turn in your money and orders, and receive your books and prizes all at the same time.

Further Assistance

1.    How can I get more help?  The PTO is committed to being responsive to your needs and concerns.  If there is any way we can assist you please contact us at kmsfundraiser@gmail.com





Sunday, September 8, 2013

Entertainment Book Fundraiser

It’s time for the Entertainment Book Fundraiser!  September 10th-25th.

We would love it if every family committed to selling one book.  We really appreciate the families that support the KMS PTO.  This fundraiser is how we make a lot of great things happen at KMS such as:
•    Teacher grants for class projects
•    Student grants
•    Field trips
•    Graduation dance and Big Surf party
•    Family Science night
•    Character & diversity education
•    School supplies
•    Teacher appreciation week


The Process:
  1. Order form packets are passed out on Tuesday, September 10th.  Books are not passed out to each student this year but they can be requested to help your sales.  
  2. Sell.  Sell.  Sell.  Sell from September 10th to September 25th.  Books are $30 and will save you so much more!
  3. Turn in your order form before school or at lunch at the PTO table in the courtyard on Tuesday, September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th.  You’ll get your books and prizes right away.
40% of each book sold supports Kyrene Middle School.  If you would like to support the PTO directly we would greatly appreciate donations.  Please make checks out to KMS PTO.  If you have any questions please email kmsfundraiser@gmail.com

Friday, September 6, 2013

Needs for Entertainment Book Sales

Check out how you can help with one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084AAEA62BA57-kmspto

We also have added our PTO overview to our header.  You can also find it here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Info For Your Week

We hope you put your kids to good labor this weekend, and we look forward to a great week.  Here's what you need to know from the KMS PTO!

KMS PTO is hosting an evening talk you won't want to miss:

Social Media Safety for Middle Schoolers - by Officer Busse
September 4th, 6:30-7:30pm in the KMS Media Center
Please come learn about how to keep our middle schoolers safe in the world of social media.  Officer Busse will be presenting and leading an exciting discussion. 
Also, can Entertainment book sales starting September 10-25th, get ready!!!