Kendall Parent Teacher Association sponsors variety of fall eventsThis fall, the Kendall Parent Teacher Association (KPTA) has been busy with activities to support families, students, and teachers. The KPTA sponsored a workshop on "Bonding with Your Child: A Family Team Building Workshop"; hosted a Scholastic Book Fair to raise funds for the school library; and brought families together for a day of spooky fun at the annual Halloween Spooktacular.
The KPTA supports families, students, and teachers from the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES), bringing families together to share news about the school, sponsoring workshops related to raising deaf and hard of hearing children, offering social opportunities for families to mingle, and fundraising for special projects like the school library.
Here are some of the highlights from KPTA activities this fall:
- The KPTA sponsored a "Bonding with Your Child-A Family Team Building Workshop" on October 11. Activities included building a six-foot balloon pyramid. This interactive, fun-filled workshop, led by family/child counselor Matt Rider, was designed to help families promote emotional and relational health in their children.
- The annual, week-long Scholastic Book Fair, held October 24-28, raised funds for the KDES library. Eric Scott, chairperson of this year's event, said, "We exceeded our goal and sold over $2,325 worth of books. We earned over $200 in Scholastic bonus bucks on top of the 10% bonus for selling over $2,000, which means the KDES library will have more than $1,400 to use in purchasing additional books for the library! "
- October 29, the annual Spooktacular attracted superheroes, dinosaurs, skeletons, princesses, monsters, lady bugs, bears, clowns, and butterflies. Many of the adults joined in on the costume fun. The KPTA took over the cafeteria and school hallway, creating an enchanted space for pumpkin decorating, apple dunking, face painting, touch and sense exhibits, and a candy and pumpkin hunt. One of the exhibits, finding spiders in green Jell-O, was especially popular. The children enjoyed watching the book My Momma Monster Loves Me So read aloud in American Sign Language.
In addition, the KPTA created a Facebook page, called Kendall PTA (see related article).