• Movie Night Pizza Order

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 10/17/2019

    We hope to see you at movie night tomorrow! Remember your blankets and chairs. The movie will begin at 6 but the event starts at 5:30 to give you time to set up and get your food and snacks.  We'll order some extra pizza but we do need to give Papa John's our order this afternoon so please fill out our pizza form if you haven't already. Thanks!


    Reserve your pizza!

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  • Box Tops

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 10/16/2019

    Dear Knox Families!

    It's finally time for our Box Tops contest!

    Please send in all your cut Box Tops to school next week from Oct 21-Oct 25.

    The class with the most Box Tops turned in will win a prize!!

    Please put all your Box Tops in a baggie labeled with your child's name and

    turn them in to your child's Homeroom teacher.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kavitha Sarangan at ksarangan@gmail.com.

    Thanks for your support!

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  • KGA Movie Night

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 10/14/2019

    KGA Movie Night is this Friday, October 18th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. We will be showing Toy Story 4. Admission is $2.50 each. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase with the proceeds going to KGA 6th grade for their Biosphere field trip. Please see the FLYER for additional information. Please fill out this FORM if you plan to attend as we need to get an accurate count in order to purchase pizza.

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  • News from Specials: Quarter 2 Updates

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/27/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    The Specials Team is excited to pass along information about quarter two!  We have many great things planned for your students.  We hope that you find the grade level specific letters helpful as it includes your child’s Special Schedule for quarter two along with helpful information about each of the specials classrooms.  If you have any questions or comments, please reach out at any time. Thank you!

    Specials News for Kindergarten
    Specials News for 1st Grade
    Specials News for 2nd Grade
    Specials News for 3rd Grade
    Specials News for 4th Grade
    Specials News for 5th Grade
    Specials News for 6th Grade

    The Specials Team: Mrs. Braaksma, Ms. Contreras, Mrs. Griffith, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Moran

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  • Art Contests: Yearbook Cover & Cybersecurity Calendar

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/27/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    Today launches two exciting opportunities for our KGA students to participate in art contests. For more information, please visit the main page of the KGA Website or click on the links below for information. Best of luck to all KGA artists!

    Yearbook Cover Art Contest 

    How to enter:
    1. See the flyer for full contest details.
    2. Create original artwork for the yearbook cover with your name, teacher's name, and grade level written in pencil on the back.
    3. Submit artwork to Mrs. Braaksma by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
    Cybersecurity Awareness: "Kids Safe Online" Calendar Contest

    How to enter:
    1. Look at the  flyer for full contest details.

    2. Create original artwork related to cybersecurity with your name and grade level written in pencil on the back.
    3. Submit artwork to Mrs. Braaksma by December 4, 2019.

    Mrs. Kristy Braaksma
    Technology Teacher
    Knox Gifted Academy

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  • KGA Family Movie Night

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/27/2019

    Dear KGA Families,


    Save the date for our KGA movie night! Come watch Toy Story 4 with us on Friday, October 18th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. See flyer for more details! We really hope you enjoy your fall break and we'll see you in October!


    Thank you

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  • Lockdown

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/24/2019

    Dear Parents,

    This afternoon we received a call from the Chandler Police Department placing our school in a lockdown.  The lockdown was over in approximately 20 minutes as the police resolved an issue in the area. 
    The lockdown went smoothly; in fact, we had all students accounted for in minutes.  We were in communication with the Chandler Police and CUSD’s Safety Department for updates during the lockdown.  

    During a lockdown or lockdown drill, our staff focus is on the security of our students. Please do not call, email or text staff as we are providing care to our students.  All communication is sent through our district.  Thank you for understanding how critical it is to student safety that all lines of communication remain open.  

    Today you should have received information via text or email from CUSD when we went into lockdown and when it was lifted.  Emails were sent using the addresses you provided in Infinite Campus.  If you did not receive notification texts on your cell phone this afternoon, you can opt in now by texting YES to 67587.  You should immediately receive a reply text from School Messenger confirming that you have opted in.  If you have any problems, please call KGA at (480) 812-6100. 

    Lynn Weed 


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  • Annual Family Breakfast & Cardboard Challenge Open House

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/23/2019

    Dear KGA Families, 

    We would like to invite all KGA Families to join us for our annual Family Breakfast on Friday morning from 8:15 - 9:00.  Enjoy donuts and fruit on the lawn while listening to performances by the KGA Orchestra and KGA Band.  

    All grade levels will host a brief open house in their classrooms from 8:45 - 9:30 following the family breakfast! Stop in and see what your child has created for cardboard challenge. 

    The KGA Arctic Adventure Fall Book Fair will be open to all families and students during the Family Breakfast!  

    We still need volunteers to help set-up, serve and clean up during the Family Breakfast. We also need volunteers to help in the Book Fair. Thank you in advance for helping make this event fun for everyone! 

    Family Breakfast Sign-Up:  Breakfast Sign-Up  

    Enchanted Forest Book Fair Sign-Up:  Book Fair Sign-up   


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  • Cell Phone Tower

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/23/2019

    Letter regarding the Cell Tower

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  • KGA Book Fair

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/20/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    The KGA Scholastic Arctic Adventure Fall Book Fair starts Monday! You can come by, shop online, or send in money with your student. Your student is welcome to visit the book fair anytime their teacher allows.  The Book Fair will also be open Friday during Family Breakfast! 

    Book Fair Hours:   
    Monday September 23rd:  10:00 - 4:30
    Tuesday September 24th:  10:00 - 6:00
    Wednesday September 25th:  10:00 - 6:00
    Thursday September 26th:  10:00 - 4:30
    Friday September 27th:  8:00 - 1:30 Shop during Family Breakfast!

    Payment Options: 
    1.  Cash Payment -  Send in money in a baggie or envelope with your students name on it.  We use the bag to return your change to you.    
    2.  Check -  Please make checks out to KGA PTO and fill it out for the amount that your child can spend.  We can give cash change for a check up to $20.  Please do not send a blank check!  
    3.  eWallet -  This is a great new option for sending in money for your child.  Set up your child's eWallet here!  With eWallet, you can pre-authorize money online for your child to spend at the book fair.  You decide how much your child has to spend, and when they come to the book fair, that amount will be available under your child’s name, through our registers!  There will be a temporary pre-authorization on your credit card for the amount you choose, but you will only be charged for the amount your child actually spends. 

    We still have many opportunities for you volunteer and help during the book fair.  Sign up here! 
    Thank you so much for supporting the book fair and helping promote literacy for our kids!   


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