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Welcome!

Welcome to all New and Returning Kaufman Cougars!

Joining the PTO is free!  Register with Kaufman PTO at www.friendsofkaufman.digitalpto.com for updates about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and how you can help support our school.

Upcoming Events….Plan to be there!

Sept. 2nd–  General PTO Meeting @ 1:30 pm in room 406
Sept. 15th–  SK8 Town Spirit Night @ 6-8:30 pm
Sept. 16th–  Exec. Board Meeting @ 1:30 pm in room 406
Sept. 28th–  Boosterthon Pep Rally

How Can I help Right now?

  • Like Kaufman PTO on Facebook!
  • Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! This program is a great way to raise money for our school, but the registration expires for everyone each year on August 1st. If you were registered last year, it has to be redone this year.  Our organization number is 90144.
  • Submit photos to the yearbook!  Send in any pictures you may take when visiting Kaufman for events.  Visit images.balfour.com to upload from your computer.  Use project number 718770 and password Kaufman.  You can also search for the “Balfour Image Share” app in your app marketplace and use to share pictures from your phone.

How Can I volunteer on campus?

We would love to have you volunteer on campus. All adults that visit the campus while school is in session must submit a Volunteer Application form to CISD. This application must be submitted again each year. If you would be interested in helping in any of the areas below, please email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com

One-time PTO opportunities                                      School Wide support

Fun Run                                                                                Assist in the library

Peppermint Village                                                                         Weekly

Picture Day Assistant                                                                     AR store (end of 9 wks)

Spring Carnival                                                                                Book Fair

Spring Field Day                                                                  Occasional Lunch Room Duty

Teacher Luncheons (December and May)                     Decorating

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Kaufman Elementary School Supplies 2016-2017

School Supplies 2016-2017

 

The Kaufman PTO has arranged a school supply sale (view flyer) that will ship directly to your address.  You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items from your purchase.  Orders ship within 10 days, so to ensure you receive your order in time for “meet the teacher,” please place your order at www.schooltoolbox.com by August 2nd.

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RESCHEDULED – Fun Day

May Fun Day is now JUNE fun day!

We have rescheduled for June 1, 2016. We will need many helpers to make this work. Any area that does not have enough volunteers will be closed for that grade level, but we will still have popsicles and bounce houses. Volunteer here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-june
Leftover yearbooks will be on sale, still $30 until we run out. Table will be set up in front of the PTO room (406) and open after JUNE fun day begins.
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May 23rd – May 27th

****All library books are due back Monday, May 23rd****

 

Friday, May 27th is May Fun Day!

May Fun Day is a day for all grade levels to enjoy during their specials time. We need many volunteers to help work the different stations and activities planned. Come and join your child for the fun, and then stay and help with a volunteer shift before or after: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun

 

Leftover yearbooks will be on sale during May Fun Day. This will be on a first come, first serve basis for $30 cash only.  We will open the sale table after May Fun Day has kicked off (around 8:30am).

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May 16th – May 20th

Children’s Book Week
  • Monday – “Cougars are CRAZY for books!”  Show just how crazy you are for books.  Everyone come to school dressed crazy from head to toe. . .the crazier the better!
  • Tuesday – “Dreams Come True with Books!!!!”  Everyone may come to school in pjs (school appropriate attire) ready to snuggle up with a good book.
  • Wednesday – “Hats OFF to GREAT BOOKS!”  Everyone wear their favorite hat to school.
  • Thursday – “BOOKS give you SUPER POWERS!”  Everyone may come to school dressed as their favorite superhero or create their own unique superhero.
  • Friday – “Cougars READ like Rock/Super STARS!”  Everyone may come to school, dressed and ready to read like a Rock or Super Star!

 

This week is the last AR store.  This is my favorite place to volunteer and interact with the kids.  Come and help them spend their AR points: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49aea92ba20-araccelerated2

 

Last PTO meeting of the year is Thursday, May 19th at 1:30 in room 406.  Come and join us as we wrap up the year and start work on next school year.  Future Cougars welcome!

 

May Fun Day is a day for all grade levels to enjoy during their specials time.  We need many volunteers to help work the different stations and activities planned.  Come and join your child for the fun, and then stay and help with a volunteer shift before or after:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun
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May 9th – May 13th

*****Campus closed  this week due to STAAR testing*****

No visitors on campus for lunch or to volunteer

Watch for an email or check Facebook for updates

 

SK8 Town Spirit Night is Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 – 8:30pm.  Come out and join us for the last Sk8 Night of the year.

 

We still need many volunteers for May Fun Day!  We’ll be offering the kids fake tattoos, nail and face painting, outdoor games and popsicles during their “specials” times on May 27th.  Please feel free to come and have fun with your child and then volunteer to work a shift before/after or both. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun/

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May 2nd – May 6th

***Teacher Appreciation Week***

 

  • Monday – Write your teacher a note and tell them why they are a SUPERSTAR!  (There is a place to write a note on the Tuesday folder flyers).
  • Tuesday – As a super fan, shower your teacher with their FAVORITE SNACK. (The PTO is providing lunch, if you’d like to help, click  here:Luncheon Volunteer Signup)
  • Wednesday – Superstars are trend setters, wear your teacher’s FAVORITE COLOR!
  • Thursday – Trouble on the SET! Your superstar needs supplies! Bring in an item from your teacher’s wish list!
  • Friday – *Curtain Call* Give your superstar a FLOWER!  Create you own flower or bring them a fresh flower.

 

PTO meeting Tuesday in the library at 1:30 after the teacher luncheon.  Come and help with clean-up and wrapping up PTO business for the year.  Updates on May Fun Day.  Future Cougars welcome!

 

We still need many volunteers for May Fun Day!  We’ll be offering the kids fake tattoos, nail and face painting, outdoor games and snow cones during their “specials” times on May 27th.  Please feel free to come and have fun with your child and then volunteer to work a shift before/after or both. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun/

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April 25th – April 26th

Kendra Scott Spirit Night is April 26th from 6-8pm.  Come and enjoy refreshments while you shop at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd – May 6th.   The PTO will be providing lunch for the teachers and staff on Tuesday, May 3rd. We are looking for volunteers to help supply salads/desserts and to cover lunch duty so all of the teachers can eat together. Please consider signing up for a shift or two. Thanks for all your help.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-teacher1

 

May Fun Day is coming!   We’ll be offering the kids fake tattoos, nail and face painting, outdoor games and snow cones during their “specials” times on May 27th.  We need many helpers to make this day a success.  Please feel free to come and have fun with your child and then volunteer to work a shift before/after or both.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun/

 

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April 18th – April 22nd

May Fun Day is coming!   We’ll be offering the kids fake tattoos, nail and face painting, outdoor games and snow cones during their “specials” times on May 27th.  We need many helpers to make this day a success.  Please feel free to come and have fun with your child and then volunteer to work a shift before/after or both.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun/

 

We will have a PTO meeting April 21st at 1:30pm in room 406.  Please feel free to come and join us as we plan May Fun Day!  Future cougars welcome.
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April 11th – April 15th

Box Tops are due today (Monday, April 11th)!  Send ’em in if you have ’em!  Last collection day is Tuesday, May 10th.

 

Chik-fil-A Spirit Night is Thursday, April 14th from 4:30-7:30pm at 720 Sawdust.  Come and join us!

 

ORHS PTO Invites you to a BROWN BAG LUNCH
Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:30 a.m.
MPR on Main Campus
Guest Speaker Captain Gary Spurger of the High Tech Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff Department

Please bring your lunch and join us and Captain Spurger to learn more about Internet Safety for Children and Teens in conjunction with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Topics to be covered, include:

  • Familiarization with tricks Online Predators use to lure and prey on Children and Teens
  • The risks associated with online gaming
  • Awareness about mobile Apps such as Snap Chat, Tango, Meet Me and Kick: Does that post REALLY delete like your kids think it does?
  • Trending “Teen Text Lingo” all parents should be aware of
  • Where you can go for help if you child is becomes a victim
  • The presentation will be 45 minutes long and there will be time for Q&A following the presentation.

 

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April 4th – April 8th

Our Cougars will have a chance to spend (or save!) their Accelerated Reader points this week.  If you have some time to volunteer on campus this week, come and help them shop.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49aea92ba20-araccelerated2

 

We will have a PTO meeting on Thursday, April 7th at 1:30pm in room 406.  Everyone is welcome!  Come and help us plan May Fun Day!

 

Kaufman Elementary’s Tenth Anniversary will be celebrated on April 8th with a Neon Birthday Bash from 6-8pm.  Many thanks to all the parents that worked hard to put this together.  They’ve done a great job!

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March 28th – April 1st

**** Campus will be closed this week for STAAR testing****

watch your email for updates

 

Wednesday, March 30th is the last day to order a yearbook dedication.  Visit balfour.com, search for Kaufman Elementary and then choose “yearbook ads” to order your dedication this week.

Friday, April 1st is the last day to purchase admission to the Kaufman Neon Birthday Bash.  Send in your order form with your money today! Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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March 21st – March 25th

Congratulations to the new PTO board members for 2016-2017!

  • Kellye Brown – President
  • Helda Martins – Vice-President
  • Kristi Madell – Treasurer
  • Stephanie Bell – Parliamentarian
  • Jennifer Zuckero – Teacher Appreciation
  • Angel Frank – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Deanne Biles – Communications

We currently have an opening for Secretary and First Grade Level Rep.  If you’d like to serve in either of these spots, please email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com.  Also, please contact us if you are interested in serving on any of our event committees (Cheers & Tears, Decorating, Veterans Day,  15 Days of Kindness, or May Fun Day) or if you would like to be a part of the group working on the yearbook for next year.

 

 **** Don’t forget – Friday, March 25th is a school holiday ****

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March 7th – March 11th

Box Tops due date – Thursday, March 10th.  We’ll have two more collection dates after this one.  Get those Box Tops turned in!

 

Sk8 Town Spirit Night is Thursday, March 10th from 6:00 to 8:30pm!  Come out and join us!

 

There will be a PTO meeting this Thursday, March 10th at 1:30pm in Room 406.  Come and meet the board for 2016-2017!  Learn about upcoming events!  Future Cougars welcome.

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February 29 – March 4

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night is this Thursday, March 3rd from 5-9pm!  All students should sign in at the front door, and the class with the highest attendance will win prize.   Come out and join us!

 

The PTO is looking for volunteers for next school year!  You can find descriptions of these volunteer spots by clicking the link “PTO job descriptions” above.  If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, please send this form to school with your child this week:  PTO nomination form

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February 21st – February 25th

There will be a PTO meeting this Thursday at 1:30pm in Room 406.  We will be planning events and fundraisers for next year.  Come and join us; future cougars welcome!
Volunteers needed to work on the 2016-2017 yearbook! We need people to take pictures of events at school next year and a chairperson to work with Balfour on the design. Our current chair will be available for questions. Email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com if you are interested.

 

Online yearbook sales for 2015-2016 ended February 15th.  Ads can still be placed until March 15th through balfour.com.  Any extra yearbooks received by the PTO will be placed on sale during May Fun Day.  Watch for more information here in May.

 

We have many places available to help out around school.  Check the PTO job descriptions link for more information.  Email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com with any questions.
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February 15th – February 19th

No School on Monday, February 15th!

 

Mooyah Spirit Night is Thursday, February 18th from 4pm – 8pm. Be sure to take your flyer from your Tuesday folder so Kaufman receives credit.  You can download a copy here.

 

Due to the 4th grade field trip, the PTO meeting has been rescheduled from February 18th to February 25th.  We will meet at 1:30 in the PTO room.

 

The Spirit Store will be open on Friday, February 19th during all lunches.  Look for a price list in your child’s Tuesday folder or download a copy here.

 

We are still seeking volunteers for the PTO board for next year.  We are searching for a VP of events, a volunteer coordinator, and a communications officer.  You can read about what these jobs entail by clicking the tab “PTO job descriptions.”  Any of these spots can be co-chaired!  Come and join us and bring a friend!

 

 

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February 8th – 12th

Box Tops are due Wednesday!

Please turn in Box Tops by Wednesday, February 10th to count for the 3rd 9 week completion as well as the competition against Birnham Woods, Snyder and Broadway.

 

Donuts with Dad is coming!

February 10th-12th, 6:45am – 7:30am.  We could use some help serving donuts and working with the photographer.  Please sign up here if you have time to help:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-donuts

 

Let’s “treat” the teachers!

As a special Valentine’s Day treat for the teachers, we’re looking for parents willing to serve lunch duty on Friday, February 12th.  If you’d like to help with this, please sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-valentines

 

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February 1st – 5th

Donuts with Dad is coming!

February 10th-12th, 6:45am – 7:30am.  We could use some help serving donuts and working with the photographer.  Please sign up here if you have time to help:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-donuts

 

We’re already planning for next year!

Volunteer forms for board and committee chairs went home in the Tuesday folders.  We have many places where volunteers would be welcome.  Please check the “PTO job descriptions” tab on this site for descriptions of all the spots we hope to fill.  We would love to hear from someone wishing to fill the “volunteer coordinator” spot or the “teacher appreciation” spot.  These two volunteer spots are PTO board members and would be expected to attend PTO meetings during the school year.  The times for these meetings will be based on board members availability.  Please submit a volunteer form or email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com if interested.

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Week of January 25th through January 29th

Pallotta’s Spirit Night is on Tuesday, January 26th from 5pm-8pm.  You must give the flyer from the Tuesday folder to your server for us to receive credit.  Print a copy of the flyer here.

 

AR Store will be running all this week in the library.  This is where our cougars spend the points they earn by reading.  If you’d like to help them shop, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49aea92ba20-araccelerated2

 

The last day to order a yearbook or place an ad is February 15th.  You can do both by visiting www.balfour.com and searching for Kaufman Elementary.

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