November Newsletter
November 2016

Our fall fundraiser, Cherrydale, products will be delivered on November 9th (Same night as parent/teacher conferences.) Items will be available for pick up starting at 4:30 until 6:00pm. Be sure to pick up your FROZEN items as the school does not have a freezer for these items.

Kimes Spirit Wear ordering will be available beginning November 9th – November 18th. We are expecting to have orders back before Christmas break.

Kroger’s Community Rewards Program Challenge! The PTO would like to challenge everyone to register their card. Send in your receipt to school showing that you have selected Kimes Elementary to receive Kroger Community Rewards. (Kimes will be listed at the bottom of the receipt.) And you will be entered in a drawing to win a Kroger gift card. Drawing will be held during the November 14th PTO meeting. Make sure your child’s first and last name is on the receipt. For more chances to win, you can send in receipt from family members that you register too. Each receipt must show the last 4-digits of your Kroger Plus Customer Card number and Kimes Elementary listed at the bottom.

It’s simple to add Kimes Elementary to your Kroger Rewards Card. Simply register online at
  1. Register your Kroger Plus Card at
  2. Sign in to your account. At the top of the Registration Form you will find “Community Rewards” under Community.
  3. Select “Enroll”
  4. Search for Kimes Elementary or enter organization number 46523, select organization from list and click on confirm.
Phone Enrollment:
  1. Call the number on the back of your Kroger Plus Card (1-800-KROGERS)
  2. Tell them you want to enroll in Community Rewards – Organization Number 46523

Box Tops Challenge!
This year we have a Box Top Race bulletin board in the gym. Winning classes will receive a reward in November, February and May. Each Box Top equals $0.10 for our school. Please send in your box tops at any time!

Remember to visit before shopping at your favorite websites. Go to first, and then proceed to your shopping destination. A percentage of every purchase is donated to Kimes School just by going through first!!!

Kimes also collects My Coke Rewards. The points donated will be converted to cash and the school will receive a quarterly payment to be used on physical education, sports, technology, arts and/or classroom supplies. My Coke Rewards can be sent to the school with your child at any time.

PTO will be using the money earned by our fundraiser to pay for class field trips and busing, student programs & assemblies, supplies and school improvements and end of year play day. These are all things the kids would not get without all of your hard work fundraising!! Thanks so much!!

The next PTO meeting is Monday, November 14th, beginning at 6:00pm in the Kimes School library. Most meetings usually take no more than an hour. Free babysitting is provided in the gym. We look forward to having you at our next Kimes PTO meeting.
Welcome to Kimes 2016-2017 School Year!
Kimes PTO is a very important part of your child’s education. Therefore, we would like to invite everyone to join us this year at our meetings. While we do need volunteers, our meetings have so much more to offer. We discuss upcoming events and our Principal, Laura Dawson, always has something to share about our school and school system. We are always looking for new ideas in planning and organizing another great year for our students and staff. Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. Free child care is provided.
PTO Provides for Students:
  • Student’s rewards/incentives
  • School Assemblies
  • Class Field Trips and Bussing
  • Kimes Clothing
  • Student Planners
  • End of Year Play Day/4th Grade End of Year Party
  • Playground Equipment
PTO Host:
  • Open House
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night
PTO Provides for Teachers:
  • “Startup” Money for much needed supplies
  • Dinner during P/T Conference Night
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
PTO Board Members:
President - Beckie Dippel -
Vice President – Natalie Henderson -
Secretary – Kristie Finney -
Treasurer – Jodie Fryman -
Principal – Laura Dawson –
Like us on Facebook: KIMES PTO
NEW: You can order Kimes Spirit Wear just visit Kimes PTO website and/or Facebook page for the link. If you would prefer, see a Kimes PTO member for an order form. All orders need to be placed by August 31st. We hope to make items affordable for all families, so all items are priced at cost.
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