Student Events

8th Grade Celebration
8th Grade Celebration

Chair:
(none)
When:
June
PTSA Dances
PTSA Dances

Chair:
(none)

The PTSA host 2 dances through out the year for the students. Parent volunteers are needed to help chaperone and manage the concessions for these dances.

Arts Enrichment

Art Tech Walk
Art Tech Walk

Chair:
When:
March
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
November

Calling all the artists at CKMS! Projects can be a variety of arts, in the form of music, dance, art, literature and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to show off your artistic side! Projects will be due in November.

No Effort Fundraising

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
When:
All year

Great news! Our PTSA has partnered with Amazon Smile and will receive .5% on all purchases you make on smile.amazon.com at no cost to you. All the same great shopping experience but CLICK HERE and use this link to have the percentage donated back to our PTSA.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1699141

If you already have an account with Amazon, simply log in and type "Amazon Smile" into the search window. Amazon will direct you on how to link your current account to amazon smile. When asked to select a supporting organization, type in " Chief Kanim Middle School PTSA" Once you've completed the process, you will be brought to the amazon smile home page. Select it as a favorite or add it to your toolbar for easy access in the future. Don't forget to share the above link with family and friends. They can contribute to our PTSA by linking their amazon accounts to the Amazon Smile program as well.
Amazon Affiliate Program (Amazon.com)
Amazon Affiliate Program (Amazon.com)

Chair:
When:
All year long

Do all your shopping on Amazon and earn money for our school! All you have to do is use our Amazon affiliate link everytime you shop on Amazon and you can earn up to 10% on your purchases for our school. CLICK HERE to access the link AND save this link to your "Favorites". There is no difference in the prices/ experience on Amazon. PLEASE share this link with family and friends too, every little bit helps our school. Holiday shopping is just around the corner!

Fundraising

Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival

Chair:
When:
January

The winter carnival at CKMS is a really fun event for the entire family. It is a fun carnival atmosphere filled with games and prizes that the students and teachers team up to run. There is food, face painting and a raffle that finishes the night with over 100 prizes. Volunteers help sell concession items and raffle tickets.
Hawk-A-Thon
Hawk-A-Thon

Chair:
When:
September

Hawk-A-Thon (HAT) is a fun and very important fundraising event for both ASB and PTSA. Students participate in a noncompetitive, relay-style event that promotes physical fitness and school spirit. They ask family and friends to sponsor them. After minimal expenses, all proceeds stay at CKMS to benefit the students (no funds need to be shared with an outside fundraising company). HAT replaces the Magazine Drive of years past as ASB’s major fundraiser.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
September

The PTSA sells high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with CKMS colors and logo. Students and parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the school year.

Communications

Website
Website

Chair:
When:
All Year

Update and maintain the website. Questions, contact Karen Nieman.
PTSA Section of CKMS Newsletter
PTSA Section of CKMS Newsletter

Chair:
When:
All Year

The CKMS Newsletter goes out weekly by CKMS. The purpose of the weekly newsletter is to provide parents and staff with information on CKMS News and PTSA events and activities.

Family Events

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
When:
Spring

This committee organizes the school spelling bee competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
September

We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience. Questions?, please contact Elizabeth Glynn

Volunteer Support

Parent Presence
Parent Presence

Chair:
(none)
When:
year round

We are excited to bring you an opportunity to be involved directly with the students in a new program called “Parent Presence”. There are times during the three lunches (10:45 – 12:10) Mon-Thursday and (10:00-11:10) on Fridays where there simply are not enough staff members available to be able to supervise the students outside and in the available gyms. The result is a full common room and library and kids with pent up energy that would like to be outside or expending it in the gym playing games. Parent Presence will ensure that the students have options on where they spend their lunch “recess”. There will be a training meeting in November once all the volunteers are in place, and then teams of 2 parents each day will check in with the office for their location assignment, and be issued walkie-talkies. They will then be the supervision and adult presence in that area (outside, gyms or Commons).

Awards and Recognitions

Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

This committee organizes "tokens of appreciation" during staff appreciation week in May to recognize all the valuable teachers and classified staff members for their dedication and hard work at CKMS. Volunteers contribute a variety of meals for this event.

After School Programs

Activity Blitz
Activity Blitz

Chair:
(none)
When:
September

The activity blitz is held on Curriculum night to provide parents with a variety of activities for students to participate in after school. The PTSA chair gathers flyers from thirty(30) or more organizations, from art camps to music lessons, tutoring and ski lessons, and displays them on a long table at Curriculum night. Parents are encouraged to come early to check out the activities available during the school year.

Special

Financial Review
Financial Review

Chair:
When:
June

A yearly financial review is mandatory for compliance with the WSPTA Unitform Bylaws. The financial and legal records are reviewed immediately following the end of the fiscal year (June 30). A mid-year review (January 30) is strongly recommended but is not mandatory. The financial review committee must consist of no less than three (3) members of the PTSA whose books and records are being reviewed or a qualified accountant.