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:

Find us on Facebook here. ______ Follow us on Instagram here. ______ Sign up for PTO email updates here. Look at the sidebar to see what you missed.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Harvest Festival

That harvest festival tickets are on sale!

We have really tried to think like a Middle Schooler, and what they would like to see.  We hope your kids really enjoy it as they work hard at KMS. 

Work hard, play hard.  Be sure to forward to your friend!  Families and friends are welcome!

Friday, October 25, 2013


Here is a great way to make some money for KMS:

Each and every person who joins and makes at least one purchase between October 18, 2013 and November 12, 2013 earns Kyrene Middle School an extra $5. That's in addition to the normal donation amount. It's a great time to ask folks to help your group, simply by shopping.
It's as easy as forwarding this email!

Three important details -

  1. Over 1,350 stores participating. Purchases at Amazon count for a donation,
    but not towards the new member bonus.
  2. New iGive members only (never joined before).
  3. They must use your special link we've provided below to join. And they must use iGive to
    visit the store (the Button, the iPhone / iPad apps, or links on our site). Returns don't count.
Get the word out today. Ends 11/12/13.

Your friends and family must join and shop by 11/12/13. That means they'll be all set to do their holiday shopping and help Kyrene Middle School at the same time. Every purchase they make can help. They'll feel good, and they'll do good.

The average shopper is raising over $30 a year, and many are raising $100 or $200 a year, at no cost to your cause or to them.
Spread your iGive link everywhere (Facebook's a great way, but Twitter, e-mail, blogs, bulletin boards, and handouts all work).
Use your special link:

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us
at http://support.iGive.com

Good Luck!
The iGive Support Team

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Harvest Fest Helpers and Lunch with Your Student

Don't forget lunch with your student tomorow!  Check lunch times with your student.

We need Harvest Festival Helpers, it is going to be such a fun event.  Get on the sign-up genius here:

See you tomorrow!

Friday, October 18, 2013

KMS McDonalds Night!

Monday, October 21st is McTeacher’s Night at the McClintock and Elliot McDonald’s.  Our enthusiastic teachers and principal will be serving up fun and dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.  KMS earns 20% of all proceeds from inside counter sales with a chance to win an additional $1000!  The school that has the most profitable fundraiser at this newly remodeled McDonald’s in October will be awarded $1000 on top of their earnings.  KMS has an advantage in that we are a large school, so help us earn this money which will be used for teacher and student support.  If you would like to donate directly to the school, stuff the donation boxes next to the registers.  

*Note, it's only inside sales -- NOT the drive-thru!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Be Sure To Check Your Calendar

We just updated the calendar with the new dates listed in Scorpion Tales

Don't forget about:

McDonalds Fundraiser night:  October 21, 4-7
Parent Teacher Conferences:  October 23 & 24
Music fundraiser October 24th at Dairy Queen from  6-10
Lunch With your Student October 25 -- check with your student/team to see when your child has lunch!
Harvest Festival November 6th 2:30-5 *We have changed a lot this year, and all for the better -- your child will want to be there, and we'd love to have whole families attend -- look for more details!*
School House Rocks October 24-26

So many fun activities at KMS this time of year, hope to see you there!

**IF you haven't added our KMS PTO calendar to your own calendar, click on the link -- bottom left and google will add it for you.  It makes it easy to keep up with any changes as it will automatically update.  People who don't use google calendar can look here for more help!  We have even separated it out, so you can just add the type of events you'd like to add.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Do You Have a Laptop?

The KMS PTO is in need of a used laptop (or new, we're not picky!).

Instead of a giant cardboard box, we'd like to transfer our financial files via a laptop.  Perhaps you or your business has an old one you're looking to get rid of?  We'd really appreciate it!  Please contact Lisa Firestone or Kendra Benedict (emails on the left).

Thank you!