The Keene Mill PTA's goal is to enrich our children's education and help connect families with our school community.

To achieve this, each year we support a variety of programs, host educational and entertaining events, and publish materials for our families. We also spearhead teacher and staff recognition activities during the year.

We encourage you to join the Keene Mill PTA...not only staff, parents/guardians, but grandparents and community members can join, too. The cost to join is $10.00 of which 2/3 remains with our PTA and the remainder goes to the state and national PTA. A form will come home with your child at the beginning of year for you to fill out and return to school.

Proposed KMES PTA Bylaws Renewal

Virginia State PTA | National PTA

PTA Updates
  • Copy Kangas Sign Up here.

  • Spirit Wear2017 Spirit Wear: T-shirts and Hoodies
    Want to put an hour or two of your time to work helping our teachers? Copy Kanga Volunteers commit to a regular schedule of making copies for our teachers. By taking some of the copy burden off of the teachers, we hope to free them up to spend their valuable time planning and preparing for their work in the classroom. The teachers seem very excited by this program and really appreciate the support! Our goal is to get a consistent group of volunteers, so if you are interested in helping weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, please contact Copy Kanga Coordinator Gissell Jimenez at giss_ell@yahoo.com.
KMES NEWS & NOTES

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You can find all of them here.
Virtual Thursday Folder
2017-18 PTA Events
  • Aug. 31 — Back-to-School Night K-2
  • Sept. 5 — Back to School Night 3-6
  • Sept. 8 — Booster-thon Fun Run (not a PTA event)
  • Sept. 15 — Back-to-School Picnic
  • Oct. 2 — Principal's Coffee/PTA Volunteer Coffee
  • Oct. 14 — Pyramid Challenge
  • Oct. 27 — Costume Bingo
  • Dec. 1 — Family Fun Night/Raffle
  • Jan. 9-10 — Student Spelling Bee
  • Feb. 1 — Family Science Night
  • Feb. 20-Mar. 2 — Book Drive
  • Feb. 26-Mar. 3 — Read-a-thon Fundraiser
  • March 22 — Teacher/6th Graders Volleyball Game
  • Apr. 5 — Innovation Fair
  • May 4 — International Night
  • May 7-11 — Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Jun. 5 — Principal's Coffee/PTA Meeting
Be sure to check back as events will be added to this list throughout the year. Dates subject to change.
Ways to Help KMES
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  • Chess Club (Chess Wizards) — Join Chess Wizards this Spring for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you're brand new to the game, we'll teach you the basics and get you playing in no time. If you're a seasoned checkmate artist, we'll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board. Meets Tuesday mornings.
  • Theater Program (Acting for Young People) — Students learn to use their own unique qualities to act, using theater games, improvisation, storytelling, and text. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence and each will make a significant contribution to our final presentation, held on the last class day. This program has been specially adapted for after school programs from AFYP's expanded curriculum of classes and Summer Acting Camps, and is ideal for new and returning students with any level of experience. Meets Wednesday afternoons.
  • Minecraft Modding (STEMexCEL) — Minecraft Modding teaches students important problem-solving and design skills by making changes to the popular multiplayer game itself. Programming fundamentals are reinforced by designing and implementing large-scale Minecraft modifications. Students will learn at their pace following their personal learning style and interests. Meets Thursday afternoons.
  • Graphic Design (STEMexCEL) — Graphic Design will teach students to think about art in a pragmatic way so they may consider every aspect of the composition to create stronger pieces. Students will learn about typography, branding, positive/negative spacing, color theory, orientation, contrast, and eye movement to create art with the user in mind. Meets Thursday afternoons.
PTA General Membership Meetings
  • Sept. — Audit and Budget approval
  • Mar. — Elect nominating committee
  • Apr. — Present Officer Slate
  • May — Officer elections
PTA Officers 2017-2018
  • President - Penny Dunlop
  • 1st VP - Maggie Hamadi
  • 2nd VP - Elyssa Pinkard
  • Treasurer - Mayra Johnson
  • Secretary - Mary Luger
  • Membership Chair - Stacey Brumbaugh
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Kelly Wevley
Board Meetings 2017-18

Location: Keene Mill Elementary Conference Room