Welcome to the J.W. Killam Elementary School PTO
The Killam Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is comprised of teachers, parents and caregivers invested in creating a safe, supportive and positive environment for Killam students through community events, in-school enrichment activities, field trips and fund raising opportunities that support Killam’s T.R.R.F.C.C. (Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair, and Caring Citizens) values.
As things are changing and we are still unsure what this year will look like, the PTO has postponed our usual dues push until we have more information from the district, however for those of you who are interested in getting a jump on dues, there are three ways to pay!
- Venmo @PTO with Dues as the subject
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to drop off a check!
- Pay through our gear site https://jwkillampto.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR2dZBkG_rtAU5_EdkuwdDhEV5HjZJ11kCvB53AoHIZblSsWvWWP7cbeAYw
DUES IN 2020-2021: This year due to the reduction of enrichment activities the PTO can provide for students, we are asking for a smaller contribution in dues.
For 2020-2021, we anticipate the PTO will pay roughly $30 per child to provide software and both remote and in-person learning materials. This year, we suggest that families contribute $30 per child or $75 per household, but as always we only ask families to contribute what they are able. Any amount helps.
Killam Koalas Spirit Gear:
Looking for Koala Gear. Look no further: https://jwkillampto.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR2dZBkG_rtAU5_EdkuwdDhEV5HjZJ11kCvB53AoHIZblSsWvWWP7cbeAYw
This is an easy source of money for the school that is under-utilized. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select “J W Killam Parent Teacher Organization” as your charity. Copy and paste the text since it must be an exact match.
They are on many products you already buy and earn thousands of dollars each year for the school. Clip and put in a plastic baggie in your child's home-school folder.
Families: Update A to Z Connect Directory
We are asking families to update the PTO friendship directory, A to Z Connect, with for each child. This is a great chance to correct any errors. The more families update, the more easily you connect with your child's classmates before the new year.
2020-21 PTO Meeting Dates
All are welcome to attend. The sessions will be held virtually over Zoom from 7-8 PM until further notice.
Wednesday, September 23rd
Wednesday, Oct 14th
Tuesday, November 10th
Wednesday, December 2nd
Wednesday, January 6th
Wednesday, Feb 3rd
Wednesday, March 3rd
Wednesday, April 7th
Wednesday, May 5th
Wednesday, June 2nd
AtoZ Connect Directory
This optional PTO sponsored directory allows families to share their contact information with other families. It is a great way to connect with the Killam community to setup playdates or reach out to welcome new classmates.
Ways to Volunteer
There open PTO positions and always a need for parent helpers for events. If interested, please e-mail email@example.com