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Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

The Parent, Teacher, Student Organization welcomes your family to the 2012-13 school year at Kestrel Heights! The objectives of the PTSO are to:

foster communication among the students, teachers, and parents; fund projects that promote educational opportunities for our students; and, engage and encourage parents' active involvement at school.

While individual grades, athletics and departments/clubs raise funds for their own use, the PTSO has the unique and honored position of serving the whole school community. We invite staff and parent input into how best to use raised money. We strive to equitably distribute funds to best fill in gaps and help when needs arise giving the best opportunities for all our students to shine and extend themselves.

In the 2012-2013 school year we provided: numerous staff appreciation events, student awards breakfasts, fund technology purchases, books and supplies for Reading Olympics, International Night, Fall Book Fair, hosted the Spring Fest school showcase and organized volunteers for setting up the Media Center.

We fund our giving primarily through our Hawks Helping Hands donation drive. We also seek grants and donations from the larger community and encourage involvement in give-back programs such as Box tops for Education and the Harris Teeter VIC Together in Education program (2705).

PTSO Meeting Minutes
General Meetings
Board Meetings

We welcome your active participation at Kestrel. There are many different ways you can serve your student and your school throughout the year. We send news and opportunities home via the weekly school e-newsletter, however the PTSO also has its own section of the school website and email list. We also post on the informal Kestrel Staff and Parents Facebook Page. Everyone is invited to attend Kestrel PTSO Board meetings the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

We invite you to join the PTSO by completing the Online PTSO Membership Form. We look forward to seeing you soon!

PTSO Board of Directors 2014-15
President: Terri Barber
Secretary: Hetal Mehrota
Treasurer: Gloria Taylor-Neal
Immediate Past President: Alicia Adrian
VP of Communication: Sabra Luke
VP of Community: Christine Allen & Amber Salter
VP of Ways and Means: Misty Oakley
VP of Learning Environment: Morgan Snyder & Felicity Lewis

Chairpersons of Standing Committees
Elementary School Parents:
Middle School Parents:
High School Parents: Sherri Hill
Directory: Anne Marie Schneider
Hawks Helping Hands: Charlie Carden
Clips, Caps and Loyalty: Jennifer Hofheinz
Elementary Book Fair: Liz Hill & Martha Arango
Middle/High School Book Fair: Marriane Massey & Christine Czerniejewski
Spring Fest: Carolyn Mitchell
Staff Appreciation: Gena Ram & Laura Hinckley
Media and Technology: Damian Herrick
Academic Enrichment and Support: Jaime Russell
Bylaws: Hetal Mehrota

Teacher Representatives
Mary Carter, High School | x140 | Email
Donna Griffin, Middle School | x220 | Email
Cathey Wiggins, Elementary School | x309 | Email

If you have questions about the work of the PTSO Boards and Committees, or you would like to volunteer for one of the vacant positions, please contact the PTSO President at kestrel.heights.ptso@gmail.com

The Board typically meets at 6:30 p.m. at the school on the third Monday of every month. See the calendar below for dates of upcoming meetings

PTSO Membership Form
2012 KHS PTSO Donation Letter

Upcoming Events
Hawks Helping Hands 2014
Jingle Fest 2014

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