Community Relations

Holiday Wish Lists
Holiday Wish Lists

Chair:
(none)
When:
Holidays

Volunteers provide donations to help our community with special needs during the holiday season.
Invest Ed Program
Invest Ed Program

Chair:
(none)
When:
all year

InvestED provides funding that supports the efforts of secondary schools throughout Washington state. We partner with 660 schools and assist 25,245 students with small amounts of short-term, item-specific, need-based funding – items such as shoes, coats, glasses, sports equipment, and academic fees.

Our mission is to provide immediate help for students in need. Our goal is to encourage students to stay in school, return to school, or get involved within their learning community.

You can help students in your community. Just click the Donate button located at the top of this page. InvestED is a 501 (c) (3) organization tax ID# 23-7189670.

Membership
Membership

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When:
all year

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

Family Events

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
(none)
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.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

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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.

Student Events

8th Grade Celebration
8th Grade Celebration

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When:
June

8th Grade Ceremony followed by Celebration & Dance for the 8th grade students. 7th grade parents asked to “pay it forward”, chaperone and assist at the dance. 8th grade Celebration Committee plans and decorates.
PTSA Dances
PTSA Dances

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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.
Reflections
Reflections

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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.

Volunteer Support

Hearing and Vision Screening
Hearing and Vision Screening

Chair:
(none)
When:
October

Assist the school nurse with organizing and assessing students vision and hearing.
Library Support
Library Support

Chair:
(none)
When:
all year

Help with School Library and recruiting volunteers.
Office Support
Office Support

Chair:
(none)
When:
all year

Greet visitors help with students in office.
Parent Presence
Parent Presence

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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).
Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
(none)
When:
September

Help Organize students as they have their school photos taken for ASB cards and to take home.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Teacher and Staff Appreciation

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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.

Fundraising

Hawk-A-Thon
Hawk-A-Thon

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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. CLICK HERE for more information.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
(none)
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. The purpose of the PTSA selling spiritwear is to provide students with a way to show their school spirit through Hawk attire. A minimal amount per item goes back to PTSA for every item sold.

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

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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.

Special

Financial Review
Financial Review

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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.

No Effort Fundraising

Amazon Affiliate Program (Amazon.com)
Amazon Affiliate Program (Amazon.com)

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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!