• Yearbook Cover Art Contest & Online Safety Calendar Art Contest

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/15/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

    We have 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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  • Food Drive

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/8/2019

    Dear KGA Families,


    KGA Stuco is hosting a Food Drive For the Chandler Care Center from 11/4-11/18.  Please see the FLYER from our KGA Stuco memebers for more details. 

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  • Keeping you informed...

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/7/2019

    Dear KGA Families,


    This morning we had a lockdown drill. Our district safety officers conduct these drills once each quarter. Our staff did an excellent job of securing our campus. Later in the day, we had a fire alarm malfunction, and all students were evacuated. Firefighters, along with district employees, came out to ensure there was no threat.  Having both a lockdown and fire drill on the same day was certainly not our intent, but the students and staff did an excellent job following all the safety procedures.


    Please contact the front office if you have any questions.

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  • KGA Fall Festival

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/7/2019

    Dear KGA Families,

     We are so excited to spend a fun filled evening with our KGA students, families and staff at the KGA Fall Festival tomorrow night!  Here are all the fun details! 
    KGA Fall Festival Friday, November 8th from 5:00 - 7:00

    Fall Festival Entrance is through the North Gate of the KGA Parking Lot 
    Plan your evening of fun using the THIS MAP! 

    DUNK TANK LINE-UP (Tickets Only) 4 tickets
    5:30 pm - 5:50 pm ~ Wildflower Vogt 5th grade 
    6:00 pm - 6:20 pm ~ Krista Wilkewitz 4th grade 
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Jamie Johnson Music

    GAME BOOTHS (Tickets Only) 
    Preschool - Pluck a Duck - 2 tickets 
    Kinder - Ring Toss - 2 tickets
    1st - Turkey Toss - 2 tickets
    2nd - Boat Ragada - 2 tickets
    3rd - Ping Pong Ball Drop - 2 tickets
    4th - Maze - 2 tickets
    5th - It’s Snot a Scarecrow and Trail Buzzer - 2 tickets
    6th Grade - Marshmallow Shooters - 12 tickets or $6.00 cash - (all proceeds go towards Biosphere field trip) 
    Specials - Reaction Time - 2 tickets
     Specials - Tug of War - 2 tickets
    Student Council - Pie Face - 4 tickets 

    KGA Alumni Booth 
    Hunter Feuerstein Yoyos - CASH ONLY
    DJ Flow Dance Area

    Papa John's Pizza - CASH ONLY
    Nachos - 6 tickets
    Cotton Candy - 6 tickets
    Popcorn - 2 tickets
    Hot Cocoa - 2 tickets 
    Water - 2 tickets

    INFLATABLES (Wristband or Tickets) 
    Hungry Hippos - 4 tickets 
    360 degree Obstacle course - 4 tickets
    3-in-1 sports throw - 3 tickets
    Wacky Dual Lane Combo - 3 tickets
    Jurassic Bounce House - 2 tickets
    Little Animal Kingdom - 2 tickets 

    RAFFLE PRIZES (Raffle Tickets) 
    1. Lunch with Kinder team (4x winners)
    2. Lunch with 1st grade team (4x winners)
    3. Lunch with 2nd grade team (4x winners)
    4. Lunch with 3rd grade team (4x winners)
    5. Lunch with 4th grade team (4x winners)
    6. Lunch with 5th grade team (4x winners)
    7. Lunch with 6th grade team (4x winners)
    8. Lunch with Specials Team (4x winners) 
    9. Dean for the Day
    10. Principal for the Day
    11. Spirit Gear 1
    12. Spirit Gear 2
    13. Papa Johns Free large Pizza and Sides (10x winners)
    14. Bahama Bucks Party Pack
    15. Pure Barre One month unlimited
    16. Wine Party (2 winners)
    17. Glider Plane Ride (2x winners)
    18. Photo Session- Christie Captain Harris
    19. Photo Session- Inna Sh
    20. Fall Basket
    21. Spend Less Store Basket 
    22. Ferrari Accessories/Gear - Lake Forest Sports Cars of IL  
    We will see you there! 

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  • Veterans Day & Fall Festival

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/7/2019

    Dear KGA Families,


    We have two wonderful events happening tomorrow, Friday, November 8th.  

    Our KGA Veterans Day Celebration is tomorrow morning.  Please dress in red, white and blue as we honor our Veterans.  For more information, please see our invitation.


    Our Fall Festival is tomorrow night from 5pm-7pm.  Please park on the east field and join us on the west field for games, food and more.  Volunteers are still need to make this night a success.  Please sign up here.  


    Hope to see you there!

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  • Box Tops - Thank you!

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/6/2019

    Dear Knox Families!

    The Box Tops contest went very well!
    We had over 2500 Box Tops turned in.

    We thank you for your time and support!  We couldn't have done it without you!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Durham's class for turning in the most box tops.  

    Prizes will be handed out shortly.

    There will be another contest in Spring that you can still bring in Box Tops to win!

    We appreciate all that you do!

    Knox Families rock!

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  • PTO Needs your help!

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/5/2019

    Dear KGA Families, 

    We still need volunteers to help with the Fall Festival.  We need help setting up, selling tickets and merchandise, manning the inflatables, directing traffic, cleaning up and so much more!  Please view the Fall Festival Sign-Up Genius to volunteer and pick a slot or two that works best with your schedule!  

    This is a great opportunity for teens to fulfill their service hours!  

    Parent volunteers receive a free wristband for the inflatables for each shift worked (parking volunteers receive 2 free wristbands per shift worked)!   

    Thank you,

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  • Fall Festival

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/4/2019

    Remember! Fall Festival is this FRIDAY @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
    Tomorrow is the last day to send in your KGA Fall Festival Presale Order Forms!! Do not miss this opportunity to save time and money while avoiding the lines by sending in THIS FORM with your payment.  We expect long lines at the ticket booth the night of the Fall Festival. 


    We are not able to accept any Presale Order Forms after tomorrow! 

    We accept cash, check (Knox PTO) or Paypal (kgapto@gmail.com)

    Wristband (Preorder - $10.00 each / Night of Fall Festival - $15.00) -Unlimited access to 6 different inflatables including a bouncy house, an obstacle, Hungry Hippos Inflatable Game, Sports throw, Wacky dual lane combo and a toddler inflatable.

    Game Ticket Bundle (Preorder - $10 for bundle of 25 tickets  / Night of Fall Festival - $.50 per ticket) – Used for all grade level booths/games, inflatables and some food items 
    Grade Level Booths/Games - 2 to 4 tickets per booth
    6th Grade Biosphere Marshmallow Shooters - 12 tickets or $6.00 Cash
    Inflatables - 2 to 4 tickets per inflatable

    Food - Popcorn (2 tickets), Nachos (6 tickets), Cotton Candy (6 tickets), 

    Hot Chocolate (2 tickets) and water (2 tickets)

    Raffle Tickets ($1 each) -  Raffle prizes include Principal for the Day, Dean for the Day, Lunch with Grade Level Teachers, KGA Spirit Gear, Papa John’s, Bahama Bucks, Pure Barre, Wine Party, Glider Plane Rides, Photo Sessions and more!  

    6th Grade Booth- Selling Marshmallow Shooters for either 12 Tickets or $6.00 Funds go towards Biosphere field trip.

    Thank you! 

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  • Bread Around the World

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/4/2019

    Please join us in presenting our KGA community with the opportunity to sample the amazing variety of bread across cultures by having a “Bread around the World” table during our Giving Thanks Parade on November 26th.  If you are available to bring or bake a bread from your cultural table, please sign up here.

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  • Giving Grams

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 11/4/2019

    Lolli lolli lolli POP! Culture Connectors will be selling Giving Grams beginning this week during lunch. A Giving Gram is a lollipop attached to a friendly note. The purpose of a Giving Gram is to show someone that we are thankful for them. Students can buy a Giving Gram for someone at lunch for $1 and will be delivered to them later in the week!

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