Why is fundraising so important?

The money raised through the KES PTO fundraising is vital to the KES experience. Every year the KES PTO fundraising dollars pay for among other things:

ü      Annually, over 40 curriculum-enhancing field trips and in-school special enrichment programs across all grades for every student at KES

ü      Children’s author visits to KES

ü      Character Education Assemblies

ü      Copies of books for every classroom, so each student could read these books during PARP month

ü      Classroom and school library books, not otherwise provided by the school district

ü      KES PTO Garden and Greenhouse programs in the Henry Brooks Greenhouse and Edible Garden

ü      Ice pops for the children after the KES Field Day

ü      Do the Write Thing creative writing workshops (bi-annual event)

ü      Funding for the 5th grade Variety Show, 5th Grade Moving Up Day and Legacy Tile Wall

ü      School Wide Welcome Back to School Picnic

ü      Replenishment of indoor and outdoor recess equipment

ü      PTO Website, providing information to the school population

ü      Scholarships for graduating JJHS student(s) who attended KES

ü      Staff Recognition Luncheon and Staff Welcome Back to School Lunch

ü      Support of SEPTA, Family University and School Based COMPACT Team

ü      Financial assistance for numerous programs and events After School Activities, School Pictures and other KES PTO events

In addition to the above, the following capital improvement items have been funded by the KES PTO over the past 20 years:

  • Playground was purchased and installed by the KES PTO in 1996 and was further enhanced in 2014
  • Memorial plaques
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Various KES Signage
  • “Buddy the Bulldog” mascot suit
  • New entry way rugs   

What Enrichment Events are planned for this year?

In addition to sponsoring the enrichment events listed below the PTO purchased the 75th anniversary t-shirts for all staff and students at KES.

2014-2015 Schedule of Enrichment events:

School wide assemblies                                                   Parent Workshops

              Chris Waddell                                                Growth Mindset Presentation

  S.O.U.L. Singers                                                               Socialskilz


Author visits

Ted Scheu (2nd grade)

Helen Lester (K,1&2)

Natalie Kinsey Warnock (4th grade)

Rob Buyea (5th grade)

Peter Lourie (3rd grade)



BOCES Nature Story Telling

New Canaan Nature Center: Animals in Winter

BOCES Weather

Muscoot Farm

Charlotte’s Web Field Trip

Chris Rowlands

Peter Linz

First Grade

Vanaver Dance Company

Second Grade

High Touch High Tech: What’s the Matter

The Nutcracker

Third Grade

New Canaan Nature Center: Rocks and Minerals

Chinese Culture Day at Caramoor

Kids on the Block

Global Learning (Kenya)

Chris Rowlands

High Touch High Tech

Fourth Grade

Katonah Museum of Art: Thinking Through Art (field trips)

Colonial American Fair

Fifth Grade

Madden Challenge

Miguel Casatro

Chris Rowlands

Clearwater Hudson River Sloop

2014-2015 KES PTO Fundraisers and Events

  • Before and After school Activities
  • Art Room Volunteer Program
  • Fall and Spring Book Fairs
  • KES Directory
  • Class Pictures
  • Fifth Grade Carwash, T-shirts, DVD, Variety Show,  Tiles Parenting Talks & Bake sales
  • Yearbook
  • Halloween Fair
  • Cherrydale fundraiser
  • Library Volunteer Program
  • PARP
  • School Supply Packs
  • Do the Write Thing
  • Holiday Boutique
  • Holiday food and gift drives & Wrap Night
  • KES Family Dance
  • Spring Dinner Dance
  • Family U

*For a complete list of all of the KES PTO committees and chair people please click here:

 The support of our KES families is essential to keeping these beloved events and traditions going.  To find out how to get involved please contact the KES PTO at