KES Parent Teacher Organization

Contact us by email at: pto.keschool@gmail.com

2015-2016 Officers:
Co-Presidents: Karen Castelli & Alisha McNamara
Vice President: Heidi Giaccone
Secretary: Jen Voegtli
Treasurer: Jen Savoy

Every parent of a child at KES is automatically a member of the KES PTO. Parents and teachers actively participate in PTO activities by attending meetings, volunteering for events, or by lending support in a variety of ways.

Because the PTO exists for the benefit of all KES students, and to foster open communication among parents and administrators, KES PTO welcomes input from all members of the Killingworth community. It’s a great way to stay abreast of school district news, and a great forum for parents to express concerns, present ideas, or feel connected to the school.

Guest speakers are invited to PTO meetings to share information about various components of the school curriculum or issues affecting Regional School District #17. In the past, speakers have discussed the Connecticut Mastery Tests, the new middle school, and Internet Safety. We hope to cover many new topics this year. Suggestions for guest speakers are always welcome. We hope to see you at the meetings, which will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the school music room.

In addition to its meetings, the PTO also conducts fundraisers to provide all children at KES with Cultural Arts programs that are not funded through the school district budget. The annual wrapping paper sale is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser and provides the bulk of the money for cultural arts programs. Each year, the PTO pays for and sponsors approximately one performance each month.
Listed below are some of the events available for participation:

  • Homeroom Parent – Responsibilities include: Planning parties; which includes delegation of tasks to other parents. A meeting at the beginning of the year to discuss any issues.
  • Cultural Arts – brings in educational entertainers through the year.
  • Festival of Arts & Sciences – A full day of hands-on learning, artists come to KES to share their talents.
  • Publicity – Informing newspaper of upcoming events at KES and organizing the bulletin board.
  • Hospitality – Setting up refreshments for PTO meetings and organizing the teacher appreciation breakfast in May.
  • Family Nights – Nights throughout the year to get together with your friends, meet some new ones, and have fun at school.
  • Ice Cream Social – In conjunction with the KES Art Show in the Spring.
  • Yearbook – Organizing our school yearbook.
  • Beautification – This is a year-round process with a BIG cleanup day in October. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us in making our school beautiful.


  • Gift Wrap – Our biggest fundraiser, sales provide money for Cultural Arts program not funded through the school budget.
  • Book Fair – Makes available books for our children at reasonable prices and raises money for our school library.
  • KES Sportswear – Show pride in your school by wearing KES t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Sales are conducted in the Spring.
  • Box Tops for Education – Box tops are collected throughout the year to earn money for the school. You can start helping our school now by collecting your box tops and turning them in throughout the year. www.boxtops4education.com


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