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 Our Mission: “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children." 

 

Staff Appreciation Week - May 14-18


Theme: MAHALO (means 'Thank You' in Hawaii)
 

Join the Kennydale PTA by displaying your ALOHA SPIRIT for the wonderful Teachers & Staff members at Kennydale Elementary. With a fun and exciting week planned, we are in need of donations for the Sunrise Breakfast, Luau Lunch, Tiki “Bar” and more!
 
FOOD DONATIONS: Easily sign up for food donations: http://signup.com/go/QzKFcxK
 
FAVORITE THINGS: Spoil our teachers and staff members with kind words, treats and gifts.  We have compiled a list of their favorite things - see list.

VOLUNTEERS are also needed for the events - decorations, food prep, set-up and clean-up. Please sign up if you can lend a hand!  Thanks

MORE INFO: Visit the Staff Appreciation page for more details. MAHALO!
 
 

Walk-a-thon - Friday, June 1


Get your running shoes ready for our 10th Annual Walk-a-thon Fundraiser. 

KEY DATES:
Wednesday, May 16
Kick-off assembly, wear your past Walk-a-thon t-shirt!

Thursday, May 31
Turn in your Pledge form and donations

Friday, June 1
Walk-a-thon Event (schedule TBA)
 
More information to come.  Please contact Bethany George if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. 
 
 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

 A word from Principal Nikki O'Brien:
Smarter Balanced Assessment season is around the corner. A few weeks ago, I sent information regarding the "big picture" of how state testing fits into our program at Kennydale. We believe it is an opportunity for students to show what they know. State testing provides some valuable data to us as a school, but it is not our only measure of student success. Most importantly, your child's teacher monitors the live data that comes into the classroom each day to help adjust instruction and provide supports. The SBA can give us a big picture of how we are meeting state standards and can give you some sense of how your child is doing in terms of meeting state standards. Keep in mind that these tests do not measure some our kids' greatest strengths (the arts, citizenship, ingenuity, etc.).
 
We encourage you to look at the multitude of SBA information online (http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/pubdocs/Smarter-Balanced-Parents-Factsheet.pdf) and look over the practice tests that are available. 
 
Please let us know if you have questions about these assessments and consider the following...
  • encourage your child to do their best
  • be sure they get plenty of sleep and breakfast
  • keep stress and anxiety low by reassuring your child and keeping the tests in perspective
  • share your own test taking strategies (process of elimination, looking for key words, etc) 
 

2018-19 PTA Board Members


2018-19 PTA Board 

The new PTA board for the 2018-19 school year. 

President, Elayna Ferguson
VP of Communications, Erika Baxter
Treasurer, Jessica Dial
VP of Fundraising, Bethany George
Secretary, Tracy Vicente
VP of Membership, Matt Curry

Garden Parties


We need your help with beautifying our lovely garden.  Both Green thumbs and inexperienced gardeners are encouraged to join.
 
Planting Party, Saturday March 31st
2pm - 5pm
 
Contact Ella Steere if you have any questions.
   

Amazon Smile - Select Kennydale PTA

Did you know Kennydale PTA is on AmazonSmile?  When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Kennydale PTA*. Bookmark the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1158283 and support us every time you shop. 

*You must select Kennydale Elementary PTA, TACOMA WA (this is HQ for WA State PTA))

 

2017-18 PTA Event Calendar

The PTA has a lot of fun events for the school year.  Stay up to date with our schedule of events under the "Calendar" category.

 

2017-18 PTA Board

Welcome to new and returning families.  The new PTA board is excited for the upcoming school year. Please provide your ideas and feedback on how we can improve our PTA.
 
President - Elayna Ferguson
Treasurer - Beth Curry
Fundraising - Bethany George
Secretary - Shawnte Anderson
Membership - Matt Curry
Communications - Tracy Vicente
 
 

 

 

Your Help is Appreciated

Join the PTA in making a difference in the lives of our Kennydale kids. The PTA supports many enriching programs and community events for our kids and Kennydale families. Please take a look at our list of programs and consider volunteering your time and energy to help.

 

Kennydale PTA Facebook page

The Kennydale PTA Facebook Page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/KennydaleElementaryPta. Please note that only select users can post. If there is something you would like posted please email Kennydaleptacommunications@gmail.com and we will do our best to get it done within 24 hours. 

 

Keep up to date with School events

No PTA Membership required. You can view all of the events from Kennydale Elementary PTA in your favorite calendar applications. This includes Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, smart phones, tablets, and any other devices or applications that support the iCal format. As events are added and changed on this website, your other calendar applications will automatically update to reflect the changes. At the same time, events coming from this website will be kept separate from your personal calendar items, and you can easily hide these events at any time. Click here for instructions on how to set it up.

 

 Join the PTA

Memberships are $12.00 per person. Join TODAY!

If you are new to our website:

  • create a user account by clicking on the "Join the PTA" link
  • follow the prompts to place your membership order(s)

Returning users:

  • use the Sign In link to log in with your credentials
  • once logged in, click on the "Join the PTA" link and verify that your contact information is up to date.
  • follow the prompts to place your membership order(s)

Please send checks to:
Kennydale PTA
c/o Kennydale Elementary
1700 NE 28th Street
Renton, WA 98056