What does P.E.T.T. (Parents and Elementary Teachers Together) do for your children and your school?
We have been asked many times what P.E.T.T. does for our Kouts Elementary School. Why do we have fundraisers, and why is it important to come to P.E.T.T. meetings?
First, P.E.T.T. is an organization where ALL KES parents, along with two teachers and our school principal, are the members. The teachers and principal advise us of the ongoing needs of our students. Then, parents make the decisions on how all fundraiser profits are spent. Our goal and purpose is to make school a wonderful experience for our children. Due to school budget cuts, the school can not always provide the “little extras” that make learning fun. P.E.T.T. does fundraisers each year to provide funds for these events. Fundraisers include Market Day, Box Tops for Education, and other items (such as the Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits).
Family Fun Nights (Fall and Winter)—free to attend
Ice Cream Social—free to attend
Various student assemblies
Field Day – Last Day of School Activities
KES Christmas Shop
In addition to the above-mentioned events, P.E.T.T. also provides the monthly donuts and juice treats for the classes with high attendance to encourage students to come to school. Also, we have purchased playground equipment, board games, and other toys for recess. We have spent funds so the teachers and students can have such items as coolers for lunches for field trips.
Finally, we give each teacher and grade level funds to help them pay for different items in the classroom to enhance our children’s learning. The teachers are able to purchase books, craft items, computer learning programs, and more. Our children benefit from all of these items and activities.
If you have ever come to a Family Fun Night or had your child shop at the KES Christmas Shop, your family has enjoyed a P.E.T.T. event. Please consider joining us at our next meeting, helping at our next event, or supporting our present and future fundraisers.