• Extracurricular Activity Fees

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/11/2019

    Dear Knox Families,


    Your student’s extracurricular activity fees for the 2019-2020 school year are now uploaded to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. These are our yearly fees used for field trips, on-site speakers, presentations, character education, art masterpiece and other student related expenses.   Payment is due by Oct 31st 2019.  


    Once logged in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal you will see a link titled "InTouch Fee Payments" on the bottom left hand side of the screen.  Please click on the "InTouch Fee Payments" link to access the InTouch (Touch Base) online system to make tax credit donations and/or fee payments. 
      
    Payments will only be accepted through the portal, we will not accept cash or checks in the office. 


    There is an opportunity to make additional tax credit donations in the portal up to $400.  Please note, all fees will be considered a tax credit contribution, which you will be able to utilize on your taxes.   The Arizona State tax credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per Arizona state individual tax return, or $400 per joint tax return. 


    If your family is going through a hardship and not in a position to pay, we encourage you to fill-out a waiver and we will take the fee off your account.  


    If you have any questions, please contact the front office at (480) 812-6100. 


    Sincerely,  
    Lynn Weed

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  • 6th Grade Otter Pops

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/10/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

     

    Students are invited to enjoy a nice cool Otter Pop during their lunch recess.  Pops will be sold for $1 during lunch recess (afternoon recess for 1st graders) until our intersession on September 30th.  

     

    The sixth grade is fundraising to offset the cost of their Biosphere 2 fieldtrip.  

     

    Please help them get to "otter space"!  

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  • Counselor's Connection

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/6/2019

    Click Here to see September's Counselor Connection Newsletter.

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  • Cash for Classrooms

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/3/2019

    Cash for Classrooms - Check out the flyer!

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  • Grandparents Day Reminder

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 9/3/2019

    Dear KGA Families, 


    In honor of National Grandparents Day, KGA would like to invite all the GRANDPARENTS to lunch.  Please come and enjoy lunch with your grandstudents during their lunch period on Friday, September 6th, 2019. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one for $3.60 from the cafeteria. Please bring exact change because the cafeteria doesn’t handle large amounts of money.  Also, at this time, adults cannot use student accounts to purchase items.  If you plan on purchasing a lunch from the cafeteria, please RSVP to Paula DeSantis or Terri Valencia by Tuesday, September 4th, 2019. 


    Valencia.terri@cusd80.com 
    Desantis.paula@cusd80.com 


    Lunch Menu:     Cheeseburger 
                             Tuna Plate 
                             PBJ Sandwiches          
                             fries, carrots, and fruit will be available 
                             $1.00 Chips and Water 


    Kindergarten         Lunch  11:35- 11:55       Recess 11:55- 12:15 
    First                      Lunch  11:40- 12:00       Recess 11:20- 11:40 
    Second                 Lunch  12:00- 12:20       Recess 12:20- 12:40 
    Third                     Lunch  12:15- 12:35       Recess 12:35- 12:55 
    Sixth                     Lunch  12:25- 12:45       Recess 12:45- 1:05 
    Fourth                   Lunch  12:40- 1:00         Recess  1:00- 1:20 
    Fifth                      Lunch  12:50- 1:10         Recess  1:10- 1:30 


    See you soon! 
    Paula DeSantis 
    KGA Counselor 
    480-812-6100

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  • Uptown Jungle

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 8/27/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    Don’t forget!!! KGA Family Fun Days at Uptown Jungle on Wednesday, August 28th AND Thursday, August 29th!  

     

    Please show the FLYER at the register and KGA will receive a portion of the proceeds.   

    Where:  Uptown Jungle Chandler
    Address:  2061 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225
    When:  12:30 pm -8:00 pm (come anytime and play for 90 minutes)
    Admission:  $12:00 per person for 90 minutes (plus tax and grip socks if needed)
     
     ***Guest will need to pay full admission - no Groupons, promotions or discounts on the day of the event. Waiver:  Please complete the waiver for all participants

     See you there!

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  • Grandparents Day

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 8/27/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    In honor of National Grandparents Day, KGA would like to invite all the GRANDPARENTS to lunch.
    Please come and enjoy lunch with your grandstudents during their lunch period on Friday, September 6th, 2019. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one for $3.60 from the cafeteria. Please bring exact change because the cafeteria doesn’t handle large amounts of money.  Also, at this time, adults cannot use student accounts to purchase items.  If you plan on purchasing a lunch from the cafeteria, please RSVP to Paula DeSantis or Terri Valencia by Tuesday, September 4th, 2019.

    Valencia.terri@cusd80.com
    Desantis.paula@cusd80.com

    Lunch Menu:     Cheeseburger
                             Tuna Plate
                             PBJ Sandwiches         
                             fries, carrots, and fruit will be available
                             $1.00 Chips and Water

    Kindergarten         Lunch  11:35- 11:55       Recess 11:55- 12:15
    First                      Lunch  11:40- 12:00       Recess 11:20- 11:40
    Second                 Lunch  12:00- 12:20       Recess 12:20- 12:40
    Third                     Lunch  12:15- 12:35       Recess 12:35- 12:55
    Sixth                     Lunch  12:25- 12:45       Recess 12:45- 1:05
    Fourth                   Lunch  12:40- 1:00         Recess  1:00- 1:20
    Fifth                      Lunch  12:50- 1:10         Recess  1:10- 1:30

    See you soon!
    Paula DeSantis
    KGA Counselor
    480-812-6100

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  • Cash for Classrooms Campaign

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 8/26/2019

    Dear Knox Families, 

     

    This week our school is participating in the annual Chandler Education Foundation's Cash for Classrooms Campaign which funds enrichment grants for classrooms and schools across Chandler Unified School District. Throughout the years KGA has received scholarship funding for many programs:


    City of Ember" building projects
    A class set of Micro:bits
    Citizen Scientists
    Archaelogy of Ancient Civilizations
    3-D Lego with Ozobots
    Virtual Reality in the Classroom
    Tech equipment for sound and engineering 
    High Altitude Balloon Launch 
    National Board Certifications for teachers
    Masters coursework for teachers and more...


    Even a small donation makes a big difference.  Envelopes are going home in backpacks today.  Parents' this campaign is a great way to get students involved in donating.  Want to skip the paperwork? Text CEF to (480) 712-4081 to contribute today or donate online at ChandlerCashForClassrooms.org.

     

    Nominate a Teacher - New this year


    Do you know a teacher you'd like to see win a surprise Cash For Classrooms Enrichment Grant?  Nominate them at ChandlerCashForClassrooms.org or through the Nominate A Teacher link on the ChanderEdFoundation.org website!  Who knows, you might show up with the Chandler Education Foundation's WOO HOO!! Patrol to surprise them with funds that will make a difference in their classroom!

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  • Wow!!

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 8/23/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    Wow!!!!  You have left us speechless!

    Together our KGA families have raised $100,291 and climbing as more donations and employer matches are still coming in.  Our participation rate jumped to over 70%.  We truly have the best families at KGA and we are beyond thankful for your support.  

    We will announce the prize winners on Wednesday!

    Thank you,
    KGA PTO

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  • Uptown Jungle

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 8/22/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    We are excited for our first KGA Family Fun Days at Uptown Jungle on Wednesday August 28th AND Thursday August 29th!  Attend your child's parent teacher conference and then come and play with your KGA friends!  Please see FLYER for details!  Please show the flyer at the register and KGA will receive a portion of the proceeds.  

    Where:  Uptown Jungle Chandler
    Address:  2061 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225
    When:  12:30 pm -8:00 pm (come anytime and play for 90 minutes)
    Admission:  $12:00 per person for 90 minutes (plus tax and grip socks if needed)
     
     ***Guest will need to pay full admission - no Groupons, promotions or discounts on the day of the event.
    Waiver:  Please complete the waiver for all participants

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