Welcome to the Stephen Knight Center for Early Education Parent and Teacher Association (PTA). SKCEE is a unique young learners school with two educators in each classroom and a highly involved, resourceful PTA and parent community. The PTA supports SKCEE students by cultivating a strong school community, fundraising to enhance the educational experience of students, and organizing school wide events to celebrate our students, their families, and the educators who work with our students.
The PTA encourages all SKCEE families to participate in our efforts! We welcome you to join the 2020-2021 PTA. Membership dues are $15.00 for family/community members and $10.00 for faculty/staff members. Membership dues support the SKCEE PTA general fund. As a member of the PTA, you’ll be a voting member and invited to attend optional, monthly PTA meetings. Most importanly, you’ll be a valuable part of making Stephen Knight Center for Early Education a wonderful place for our young students!
Though this coming school year may look different than what we anticipated, the PTA hopes that you’ll consider volunteering. Throughout the year, over 200 volunteers help with school fundraisers, work to support our teachers, serve on PTA committees, and provide meaningful activities for our students and families. Please consider volunteering! You can see volunteer opportunities and committee descriptions here.
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These are some of the meaningful ways the PTA supports our students:
- Provides funding to ensure classrooms have paraprofessionals
- Encourages and supports teachers and staff
- Sponsors family/community programs like the annual Fall Picnic, Snowball School Dance, and Spring Fling.
- Enhances the educational environment with student/family activities like guest author visits, parent education programs, arts/cultural enrichment programs and more
- Fulfills special funding requests
- Informs parents and families about school-wide activities and opportunities
The SKCEE raises funds throughout the year to support our school. Fundraising activities include:
- SKCEE Scamper: This annual fall FUNdraiser includes a student jog-a-thon, silent auction, and sponsorship opportunities. The Scamper is our largest annual fundraiser.
- Spring Fling: The annual Spring fling gathers our community for an outdoor fair at the school. Activities include games, food, tie-dye, music and lots of fun!
- And, other fundraising activities such as SKCEE Dine-Outs, Chinook Book sales, Mabel’s Labels, BoxTops, and Coin Drive
MEET THE 2020-2021 PTA BOARD
We look forward to a great year at SKCEE and continuing the SKCEE tradition of an active, involved, fun, and hard-working PTA! Please let us know how we can better serve you, your kids, and our amazing school.
PTA 2020-2021 Board:
President: Megan Epps (ECE 3)
Vice-President: Melissa Viola (Kinder)
Secretary: Vacant — for information about this position, please email knightCEEPTA@gmail.com
Treasurer: Marianne Lapuyade (ECE 4 & Kinder)
Fundraising Chair: Sandra Tucker (ECE 4)
Social Media Chair: Lindsey Linden (ECE 3 & ECE 4)
Contact the PTA at knightCEEPTA@gmail.com
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
- Order your EduKit
EduKit is an easy, convenient, contact-less option for buying school supplies. Purchase your EduKit(s) online and the supplies are sent directly to SKCEE prior to the beginning of school. Be sure to place your order before July 28.
Plus, a portion of funds is returned to the SKCEE PTA.
- Support Restaurants that have Supported SKCEE
This is a challenging time for all us, including some of the businesses that have generously supported us through Dine Outs this year. Please consider ordering delivery or take out to return the favor if you are able to. Please make sure to check with each place for their hours and availability.
Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (1233 S Colorado Blvd)
Brightmarten (730 S University Blvd)
Chipotle (820 S Monaco Pkwy)
Mod Market (1000 S Colorado Blvd)
Illegal Pete’s (270 S Broadway)
Old Chicago (1280 S Colorado Blvd)
Mici Handcrafted Italian (727 Colorado Blvd.)
- Amazon Smile
Register for Amazon Smile and support our school! Did you know that by shopping on Amazon, through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase prices can be donated directly to Stephen Knight Center for Early Education?
For all of those who love Amazon, you can also register your amazon account on Amazon Smile. A portion of your Amazon purchases will bounce back to the SKCEE PTA and help support your school.
Visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0744095 to register. Then when you want to purchase something via Amazon, make sure you are logged into Amazon Smile for the donations to work. This is such an easy way to give back to your school and we thank you in advanced for your continued support!! Don’t forget to ask friends and families to help out too!!
- Box Tops for Education™ Program
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out; however, we still encourage you to bring any clips you have, or find into school to feed your classroom Box Top Animal!
BOX TOPS IS MAKING IT EASY. No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school’s Box Tops earnings online. The best thing about this is that friends and family near and far can also contribute by downloading the app and selecting our school as well!
- Mabel’s Labels
Mabel’s Labels supports SKCEE! Mabel’s Labels is a great source for labels — take a look at their labels made specially for your child’s water bottle, folders, backpacks, etc. They are waterproof, dishwasher proof, cute, and custom labels. Part of proceeds will roll back to the SKCEE PTA! Click here and select “Support a Fundraiser,” and Find Stephen Knight Center for Early Education in the drop down menu. Thanks for your support!
For all your printing needs, whether its pictures, mugs, phone cases, calendars, blankets, or other odds and ends, Shutterfly offers quality and customer service you would expect. Support SKCEE by ordering here.
PTA MEETING MINUTES
Available upon request. Members of the PTA may obtain a copy of the current bylaws by requesting through the PTA email at KnightCEEPTA@gmail.com and a copy will be provided.