PTO News: 4/17 – 4/21

Kennedy Maker Space

The brand new Kennedy Maker Space is ready! Please sign up to help Mrs. Marti move all the STEM stuff into the new lab on Wednesday, 19th or Saturday, April 22 at the link below:

Spring Concert Volunteers

Parent volunteers are needed to help with concessions and fundraising at the band and orchestra spring concert on April 27th. Sign up at the link below:

Kennedy Color Run – the biggest fundraiser for KMS PTO this year!

Our fundraiser is underway! You should have already received an email that included the link to your student’s personal fundraising page through 99 Pledges. You can also find it by searching for your student’s name on our main fundraiser page:

Share the link to your personal fundraising page with friends, family and neighbors to collect donations that support important programs at Kennedy. Students will earn 1 raffle ticket for every $25 raised to their personal fundraising pages through May 7th. They can enter these tickets into the prize raffle of their choice at the Color Run for a chance to win these awesome prizes: PS5 and games, Nintendo Switch OLED Bundle, AirPods Pro, Beats Studio3 Headphones, and LOTS of gift cards (Starbucks, Cinemark, H&M, Hollister, PacSun, Amazon, and more…)! This is the only way to earn raffle tickets.

There are additional prizes for students who raise the most donations by the end of our fundraiser (May 14th). 1st place = $50 Target gift card / 2nd place = $25 Target gift card. These prizes will be doubled if we can meet or exceed our fundraising goal of $20,000!

Tips for Raising More Donations:

  • Share: Send the link to your personal fundraising page to friends and family via email and text.
  • Post: Link to your personal fundraising page to Facebook or Instagram. Ask your friends and family to share your link.
  • In Person: Make it easy for people to donate when you see them in person by creating a QR code that links to your personal fundraising page. You can do this at Save the QR code to your phone. More information:

Our annual Color Run will be held Friday, May 12! This is our PTOs largest fundraising event of the year (and also the most fun). We will need a lot of volunteer help throughout the day to make this possible. If you already know that you can help, please sign up at the link below:

Open PTO Leadership Roles for 2023/24

Please consider taking on one of these vital roles for the next school year. These must be filled in order for our PTO to continue to function:

  • PTO President
  • PTO Vice President
  • PTO Secretary
  • STEAM Liaison
  • Art Program Liaison
  • Fundraising / Grant Writing
  • Dine Out Fundraiser Co-Leaders
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Co-Leaders

8th Grade Events & Activities

8th grade events and activities are funded by the school and PTO so that ALL 8th graders can participate and have equal access. We do ask each family to contribute $75, or whatever they can, to offset the nearly $25,000 cost for the 8th grade events this year. Make your contribution online through PayPal or the PTO online store. If you make your payment online, please include a note with the name of your student. You may also pay by check by leaving it in the PTO box in the school office. Please note your student’s name on the check.

RCEF Equity Summit

Join us April 25th from 9 am – 11 am at the CZI Community Space (801 Jefferson Avenue, RWC) for the RCEF Equity Summit. This free community event will gather government and school officials, local partners and community members for an impactful panel discussion examining the critical role of educational equity in shaping vibrant local communities. Click the link below to register:


Please visit the RCSD website to find required forms and details about the process.

Stay in Touch

Follow the KMS PTO on Instagram (@Kennedycougarspto) and Facebook to stay up-t0-date.

Feel free to email with questions or concerns info@kenne