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The Kempner Parent Organization would like to invite you to our next meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  

 

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This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Join us to learn more about KPO and how you can share your talents.

If you have communicated with us we look forward to working with you this year. 

It's never too late to join us as we work to support the students, teachers and staff grow and succeed this school year!

 

KPO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
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How can you help?

Join the KPO today!

Dear Kempner Family:

 

The Kempner Parent Organization (Kempner’s PTO) invites you to join the “Commitment to Learning” campaign to show support for our KHS students, faculty and staff. The KPO membership drive is combined with the fundraising campaign so that you can conveniently make a single payment. The KPO is funded by membership dues, donations and weekly cookie sales conducted at KHS. Unfortunately, our cookie fundraiser is on hold at this time due to CDC Guidelines and FBISD policy.

 

Why Join the KPO as a Member?
        

The KPO’s mission is

  • To develop and promote understanding, cooperation, and support among parents, teachers and administrators in order to provide the best possible education for our children
  • To improve our school environment with resources that are not provided or not provided for sufficiently in the school and district budgets but are deemed necessary or desirable by the staff for the support and education of our children
  • To enhance students’ educational experience by supporting academic and enrichment activities

We do this through:

  • Holding monthly PTO meetings in an informal “meet & greet” format to inform parents about KHS activities and events while allowing parents to make connections with others in the community.
  • Actively reaching out to new parents at various KHS meetings for incoming students. 
  • Funding numerous projects for the benefit of our KHS students, including partnerships with administration and student organizations

 

Why Support the PTO “Commitment to Learning” Fundraising Campaign?

 

  • KHS operates at a level beyond FBISD funding – the school as a whole is sustained by fundraising by the KPO, while the athletics and band programs are supported by their own booster clubs (KABC and KMCBC)
  • KHS receives 100% of your donation - every dollar benefits students and teachers.
  • KPO is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

 

Where Does the Money Go?

 

  • Faculty Grants – The largest recipient of KPO funds; faculty grants provide classroom supplies and equipment not funded by the district. Grants are given to both academics and fine arts programs so as to benefit all students, regardless of participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Teacher Appreciation – In the past, we have hosted a Welcome Back Breakfast for the teachers in the Fall, and a luncheon in the Spring.
  • Senior Breakfast – In the past, we have hosted his annual event the final week of school to celebrate all graduating Seniors.
  • Excellence Recognition – In the past, we have partnered with administration to recognize excellence in students, i.e. AP Scholars, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance.

 

We hope to be able to provide these well-deserved recognition events for our students and staff based on our ability to have on campus events as we continue to abide by CDC guidelines and FBISD policies.

 

How Do I Contribute?


Write a check for the amount you wish to contribute and mail it in along with the attached form. Keep the receipt portion for your taxes. You may also drop off a check Attn: KPO at the front office. Credit card contributions can be made by clicking the link in the attached form, or through the donation link on www.kempnerparents.org.

Contributors of $25 or more will have their name entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

All contributions, no matter the amount, are greatly appreciated!
 

We are striving for 100% participation from our KHS families, as KPO will be doing all we can to support our students, teachers and campus during these unprecedented times.

Thank you,

Kempner Parent Organization

KempnerPTO@gmail.com

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Got PB & J ?

 

Help Someone in Need!

 

Help those less fortunate this holiday season!  Your Kempner Parent Organization is collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly (plastic jars or squeezable containers) to be donated to FBISD”s Shared Dreams program.

This year has been difficult for all of us. Unfortunately, it has increased the number of families needing assistance.  Will you be part of the solution?  Students, Parents, Teachers and Staff may drop their PB & J donations off in the marked boxes inside the entry doors of KHS.

Shared Dreams assists FBISD students year round with needs such as clothing, uniforms, toiletries, food and school supplies.  Shared Dreams assisted 20,034 students from all FBISD campuses combined last school year.

Don’t miss out!  You now have an opportunity to help in this effort! We will be collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly Monday, November 16th – Friday, December 4th, 2020. KPO volunteers will be outside the front door on Monday, November 30th from 7–8am & Wednesday December 2nd from 2-3pm for a social distance drop off!

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Exciting news about Kempner Cougar Cove!

We are pleased to inform you of a new and exciting partnership between Kempner Parent Organization (KPO) and FBISD Collaborative Communities/Shared Dreams. KPO is being given the opportunity to be one of the first FBISD schools to be recognized as an “Exemplary Partnership” campus.  Our KPO is partnering with FBISD Collaborative Communities/Shared Dreams to prepare and stock a room where students faced with a difficult and challenging situation may receive immediate assistance.  We are calling our “Exemplary Partnership” Cougar Cove. Cougar Cove is meant to be a sustainable, ongoing, campus-wide program that will serve Kempner students now but as the program grows, the 8 additional schools in our feeder pattern will also be served.

 

Cougar Cove will be housed in Room 806 and staffed by parent volunteers.  Cougar Cove will be open on Mondays and Fridays from

11 am - 2 pm beginning Friday, January 29, 2021.  Privacy and confidentiality are a priority in serving our students.  Only a student ID number will be used for students who wish to be assisted.  Food, toiletries and school supplies will be available to those who visit Cougar Cove. 

Food and personal care items not only impact the health of our students but will also help them be more focused on their education.  We also hope that this program will help to remove a small burden from their family and let them know someone cares.

If you are in a situation in which this program will benefit your family, we look forward to serving you. If you are able to support this program, we look forward to accepting your donation as KPO strives to support our students and make our community a better place.

The Houston Food Bank continues to partner with FBISD on the 3rd Saturday of the month from January thru May to serve families in the KHS parking lot from 9am – 12 noon.

 

Questions may be sent to KempnerPTO@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a link to tour Cougar Cove

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rKVaBqotWIkq4xBIvzJNYsZa_YPBxTlZ/view?usp=drivesdk

 

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!**

 

Greeting Cougar Parents and Guardians from your Kempner Parent Organization!

 

In previous years, Your Kempner Parent Organization (KPO), has done our weekly cookie sales fundraiser to provide student and senior recognition and our Teacher & Classroom grants in addition to Teacher & Staff Appreciation.  This year, KPO, spearheaded “Cougar Cove” which has had a highly successful first 2 months assisting 112 students.  

 

As we wind down this school year, our Kempner Parent Organization is reaching out to you for help.  Due to FBISD, campus and organization guidelines our organization requires 5 Board members to function.  Of our 5 current Board members 4 are leaving due to their children graduating or other commitments.  This leaves a great hole in the leadership of our organization that must be filled in order for our KPO to continue serving on our campus.

 

If your child has utilized technology in the classroom, flexible seating, has been a member of a sports team or fine arts organization then your child has benefited from our teacher grant program.  If you have a student who has graduated from KHS then your child has been celebrated with senior activities including the senior breakfast & senior giveaways that have been largely supported by KPO.  We have also had the great privilege to recognize the efforts of our students who have had perfect attendance and Honor Roll as well as those who are AP Scholars with pizza, popcorn and other treats.  KPO takes pride in celebrating each member of our staff through events such as mailbox treats, welcome back breakfast and our big staff appreciation event in May.

 

These are only a few of the ways that KPO has supported our campus in the last few years.  If the Kempner Parent Organization were to dissolve each of these activities would go away including our brand new “Cougar Cove” that FBISD has helped us establish on our campus threw which we have been able to make an impact on both our students and the community.

 

We are looking for 4 of you to step up and be part of our organization as Board members for the 2021-2022 school year.  You may find more information on our website www.kempnerparents.org or you may email a current Board member at KempnerPTO@gmail.com or attend our next KPO general meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 pm via zoom.

 

We look forward to making you part of our team!

Thank you,

Jodie Reichardt

KPO outgoing president

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