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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Monday, November 25, 2013

We Need You

We have a few amazing parents working VERY hard for KMS, but we need more.

We need you.

Do you think that other parents will take over the lead and that we don't need you?

Because you're wrong.  We need YOU.  KMS is a great place to send your child, but without PTO support our teachers aren't able to do many of the fun things they hope to be able to do.

So, please plan to come to our PTO meeting next Wednesday, December 4th at 8:45 am in the conference center (to the left in the main office, make sure to sign in) so we can make KMS the best place it can be!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Book Fair is Here!

Dear KMS Families,

The “Catching Fire with Books!” Scholastic Book Fair is the week of November 18th- 22nd.  
Shopping is before school from 8:15 am – 8:50 am, during lunches, and scheduled Language Arts Times.  This is a great opportunity to pick up some new books before the holidays to keep or give as gifts.  

Win a Poster!  Anyone who visits the book fair can enter to win a poster.  There will be a separate drawing for each grade level on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  

Win a pair of tickets to the Catching Fire Premier!  Anyone who buys a book can enter into the raffle for a pair of movie tickets to the KMS Catching Fire preview on November 20th  at 7:00 pm.  The raffle drawing will be right before school ends on Wednesday.

All for Books Penny War for free popcorn:  
All for Books is a Scholastic Program.  The money that is raised will be given to the library to buy books from the fair and Scholastic will donate a book for every $1 raised to one of its charities.  There will be a separate jar for each grade level at the Book Fair.  The grade level that raises the most money wins popcorn at lunch!  This is a good time to clean out the cushions or under the car seats and donate that loose change.

We need your help!  Please sign up to volunteer at the book fair at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4EABAE2BA31-catching
Thank you so much for your support!

Tessa Lamb and Lisa Ross

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Exciting Catching Fire News!

The KMS PTO has secured 2 theaters for the premiere of the new Hunger Games movie "Catching Fire". We are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our students and their families/friends.

Tickets will be, hopefully, for sale at Harvest Festival.  Please share this info with your friends and family as this is a fundraiser to continue all the great programs here at KMS.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Harvest Festival Help

Help, help, we need help!

The Harvest Festival is fast approaching and we need parents to help us carry it out.

This year's festival is going to be bigger and brighter then ever (just like the land of OZ), and helping out at the festival means you can be "with" your kid without being "with" them.  If you catch my drift.  Always good to have eyeballs on what's going on.

Or, you could just help out... whatever your motivation, we NEED YOU!!!!

Signup genius link here.  Please email this blog post to any other KMS friends you have, we need lots of help and we know the KMS parents are willing when they know where to sign-up at!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Candy, Candy Everywhere!

Do you have too much candy at  your house?

Curtis Orthodontics has a great idea that will help you AND KMS!!!!

Today from 3-6 pm, they will buy-back your halloween candy at 1 dollar/pound, and will also DONATE 1 dollar to the school of your choice (obviously, KMS).

So haul those excess unwanted calories over to Curtis and be sure to donate to KMS!

Curtis Orthodontics
3963 W Elliot Rd

As far as we know, you don't have to be a Curtis patient to join in on the buyback.

**Curtis Orthodontics has been extremely generous to the KMS PTO by helping to supply t-shirts and other necessities to our 5k.  But, if your business wants to be promoted on the KMS PTO blog, show us how we can both benefit!