PTA

Monthly PTA newsletters & calendar

The Kimberlin Chronicle is published each grading period and sent home in the Tuesday folder. It contains information about PTA activities and ways to get involved.

Officers 2019-2020

  • President - Beth Upchurch
  • 1st Vice President Programs - Tiffany Setty and Erin Flack
  • 2nd Vice President Membership - Cassandra Sweet
  • 3rd Vice President Room Representatives - Jenny Peterson
  • 4th Vice President Fund Raising - Jana Owen
  • Secretary - Brittney Spruiell
  • Treasurer - Chris Herron
  • Parliamentarian - Jennifer Fleming

How to join Kimberlin Academy PTA

Attend a PTA meeting to learn more about the PTA, ask questions, and register to join. You may also contact the President, Jana Owen.  Watch for important dates and information posted on the school marquee and in the PTA Kimberlin Chronicle newsletter.  

PTA funds activities with Membership Dues and revenue from...

  • Carnival
  • Spirit Stick Sales
  • Spirit Wear (t-shirts and sweatshirts for students and adults)
  • Book Fairs (fall and spring)
  • Pre-packaged school supplies
  • Special Projects (See some detailed below)

Fundraising is fun

There are several easy ways to support our school when you shop, dine out, or search the internet...

Spring Creek BBQ - Kimberlin Staff members decorate an apron and serve hot rolls to customers.

Raising Cane's - Highway 66 near George Bush Turnpike.  Be sure to tell the cashier you are from Kimberlin and we receive a percentage of the order.

In-N-Out Burger - The In-N-Out truck comes to Kimberlin to make burgers on site for those with presale tickets. Watch Tuesday folders for the spring date and ticket sale information.

Chick-Fil-A - 2617 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett.  Be sure to tell the cashier you are from Kimberlin and put your receipt in the bucket so we receive a percentage of the order.

Jason's Deli - 5601 Liberty Grove Road #100, Rowlett (at George Bush Turnpike and Hwy 66).  Be sure to tell the cashier you are from Kimberlin. Then put your receipt in the bucket so we receive a percentage of the order.

Box Tops for Education

Clip Box Top labels and earn a Pizza Party.  Clip Box Top labels from General Mills products. Send them to school in a bag with your child's homeroom teacher's name on it. Each label is worth 10 cents or more for Kimberlin.  Homeroom teachers will have a collection bag in their classroom.  Visit the Box Tops for Education website for a complete list of participating products.

You can also earn cash for the school by shopping through the Box Tops Marketplace.  The Marketplace has over 60 stores, such as Wal-Mart, The Gap, Staples, Kohl's and JCPenney.  Once you enter the Marketplace, designate "Kimberlin Academy for Excellence" as your school.

Tom Thumb & Albertson’s

Make sure your Tom Thumb Reward card is linked to the school's number, #8301.  This can be done at the store's courtesy booth.

Albertson's contributes 1% of your purchase to Kimberlin when you use your Community Partner card.  

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Good Search

Change your search engine to Goodsearch and Kimberlin will receive about $.01 for each search performed.  Additionally, use the Goodsearch Marketplace at goodshop.com to purchase from online retailers such as eBay, Target, and Toys-R-Us.  Kimberlin will earn 3% to 20% of each purchase.  Enter "Kimberlin Academy for Excellence" as your charity when performing a search or entering the Marketplace.  Future visits will default to Kimberlin.

PTA sponsored activities

  • Numerous program opportunities as part of association meetings
  • Class holiday parties in December and February
  • Parent education programs
  • Cultural Arts (Reflections program, 5th Grade Greeting Card contest)
  • Guest story tellers and authors
  • Teacher appreciation luncheons
  • Annual skating party
  • PTA newsletters
  • and more...

Reflections Contest

The National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create an art project that relates to a specific theme.  The projects can be completed at home or at school.  Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, and artistic merit.  The Garland ISD Council of PTAs will recognize all the winners from our school district at their luncheon in May.

Reflections contest participants

Students may submit original work in any of the following categories...

  • Dance Choreography
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature

Membership

It's always a good time to join PTA! If you can’t find your membership envelope…that’s okay. You can pick one up in the office. You can also enclose a check or cash in an envelope with your name, address, child’s name, and homeroom teacher.

Student Directory

The PTA publishes a student directory each year. It is a useful tool including important dates, contact formation, helpful websites, schedule information and relevant school topics.  One directory per household is provided free to PTA members, so make sure you have joined.

Annual Photo Yearbook

We appreciate all donated pictures of your child's school events.  We need to fill up the yearbook with smiling faces.  There is a dedicated email for your digital images or make DOUBLES of your prints and donate the extra photos to the yearbook.  Just place them in an envelope addressed to the Photo Yearbook and forward them to the office.  It’s a great way to preserve your child's grade school memories.

Kimberlin Academy PTA

The Kimberlin Academy PTA has been active since 1987 and currently has over 400 members.  It is a local unit in the Garland Council of PTAs in District 10 of Texas PTA.  Our PTA has won several district awards in the past few years.

  • Monthly Volunteer Award
  • Outstanding PTA
  • Attendance Award
  • Highest Honor for Local Unit Evaluation
  • Highest Honor for Parent Education
  • Highest Honor for Historian
  • Highest Honor for Newsletter 

You can also get information by visiting the Garland Council of PTA website.

National PTA

The National PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization in the United States working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. There are nearly 6.5 million members working in 26,000 local units through schools and communities in all 50 states. It was founded on February 17, 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers. It has grown to be an effective advocacy organization promoting the education, health and safety of children and families.

National PTA stated objectives

  • Promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and place of worship
  • Raise the standards of home life
  • Secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth
  • Bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
  • Develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education

For more information, visit National PTA. You can also visit the Texas PTA.