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Silent Auction list

The International Spring Celebration is Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We have some great silent auction items up for bid. All money raised from the silent auction will help fund the TV station that is being built in the media center.

We will be accepting cash (preferred payment method) or checks. The following is a list of the auction items and their starting bids:

Set of 2 tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (starting bid: $40)

Set of 2 tickets to the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (starting bid: $40)

Set of 2 movie passes to NCG Theater (s.b: $8)

$40 gift card to Sparkles (s.b: $16)

2 birthday parties to Sparkles (s.b: each $65)

(2) set of 4 passes to Smith Gilbert Gardens (s.b: each set $15)

Set of 4 General Admission passes to Chattahoochee Nature Center (s.b: $15)

Gift certificate package to Escalade Rock Climbing Gym (s.b: $40)

Set of 4 guest passes to the Southern Museum (s.b: $12)

Set of 4 passes to World of Coca-Cola (s.b: $25)

Custom teeth whitening package at Dentistry at East Piedmont ($150)

Set of 4 tickets to Georgia Aquarium (s.b: $50)

3 gift card wreaths (s.b: between $40-$100)

BBQ themed basket (TBD)

Spa themed basket (TBD)

Beach themed basket (TBD)

Several more themed baskets

Sparkles May 14th


Correction: President’s name

The 2015-16 PTO President was written incorrectly. Matt Trickel is the correct name. Apologies! And again, congratulations!

PTO officers elected, Bingo winners


Thank you and congratulations to the following parents and teacher who were elected for the following PTO officers positions for the 2015-16 school year:

President: Matt Trickel (parent)
Co-vice President: Miss K. Richardson (teacher)
Co-vice President: Tamara Beeler (parent)
Co-Treasurer: Ademola Bamiro (parent)
Co-Treasurer: Alyssa Schwab (parent)

The positions of Co-President and Co-Secretaries are still available.

We had a lot of fun at Bingo, last night! Thank you to Miss Tara and Greg Maloney (parent) for helping with the number calling. Thank you to students Claire K. and Luke B. for manning the prize table and water sales. Thanks to student Nia P. for drawing the winning ticket for the teacher/staff raffle. Thank you to everyone who helped set up and clean up, especially Geoff’s crew.

Congratulations to Mrs. Talone’s class for having the highest attendance. Her class won a popsicle party!

Congratulations to Amanda Green. She won a $20 gift certificate to the book fair!

We collected a lot of used books for our classrooms during Bingo. The amount and quality of books that have been donated so far has been wonderful. We have received so many popular titles! Thank you to everyone who has donated. Our students are going to love reading those books in their classrooms.

BOGO Book Fair

It’s time for our favorite book fair of the year!  The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair will be May 1st through May 8th.  

All Scholastic merchandise will be buy one, get one of equal or lesser value for free.  This book fair is not a fundraiser like the fall and winter fairs but is an awesome opportunity for families to stock up for summer reading.  We are trying to beat our previous book fairs’ All for Books donations because all of the money we raise will buy double the amount of books for our classroom libraries.

Students will be shopping with their classes, and the teachers will notify you of which date they will be shopping.  The students will not be completing wishlists because the inventory for this book fair cannot be guaranteed and fluctuates.  If you would like, especially for younger students, you may include special instructions on their payment envelope.  For example you could write, “Money to be used for books only, no diaries, pencils, etc,”  “Money to be used for one book for student, one for classroom donation,” or “Must buy age appropriate chapter books.  No Skylanders books.”   We will make every effort to follow your instructions.  A Scholastic flyer will be sent home that shows examples of books that might be available at the book fair.


The book fair hours are as follows:

Friday, May 1st:  8:30am to 6:30pm

Saturday, May 2nd:  11:00am to 2:00pm, during International Celebration

Monday-Thurs, May 4th-7th:  8:30am to 2:30pm

Friday, May 8th:  8:30am to 6:30pm

Cash/Credit cards only, no checks

We will be selling lollipops for 25cents, and they are not included in the buy one, get one free.  The money raised from lollipop sales will be used to buy books for classroom libraries.

As always, we will have teachers select books that they would like purchased for their classroom.  Gift certificates will also be available and make a great end of year gift.

On the day your student is scheduled to shop, please send cash (no checks) in an envelope labelled ‘Book Fair” and list the student’s name, teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.  Please be sure to include enough to cover the 6% tax.  If you send in money after your student’s scheduled shopping day, their teacher will send them to shop during recess or other “down” time.  For every $10 spent, students will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free book.  The drawing will be at 6:31pm on May 8th.

We are in need of volunteers for the book fair.  If you are able to work at it, please sign up at

Thank you for your continued support of KCSMA and for encouraging your child to read. 


BINGO reminder

Don’t forget.  Tonight is BINGO night!


The class wth the highest attendance wins a popsicle party.

Kona Ice will be selling shaved ice.  We will be selling water for 50cents, (cash only).  There are a lot of cool prizes, so join us for a night of fun!

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