• PTO Meeting

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 5/10/2021

    Dear KGA Parents,

    Please join us via Zoom for the last KGA PTO Meeting of the year.  


    Join Zoom Meeting

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  • PTO Board Positions for 2021-2022

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 5/3/2021

    Good Afternoon KGA Families,


    The KGA PTO needs you!  If you are interested in running for a position on the 2021-2022 KGA PTO Board please complete this nomination form by Monday, May 10th.


    Thank you for your support.


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  • Book Fair

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 3/31/2021

    Dear KGA Parents,


    We are so excited to have our Knox Gifted in-person book fair next week. If you prefer, we also have a virtual eFair that can be accessed by clicking here https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZLY5E and that is running now through April 9th. All orders are due by midnight on April 9th. 


    This is a low-touch fair, which means we will not have bins for teacher's requests. In order to support our teacher's classroom libraries, there is a SignUp Genius to buy them gift cards. Please view that here and read the description to get more info on how to provide books for our teachers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ca4a92da6fa7-teacher


    Finally, we will accept cash, check, or Follett gift cards. Follett gift cards are a great way to send your child to school with a safe payment method. They can be purchased here https://www.follettbookfairs.com/gift-cards/ and you can print out the barcode or email it directly to Mrs. Manygoats at manygoats.regina@cusd80.com (please include your child's name and teacher). These funds never expire, so they can be used at any of our upcoming book fairs. 


    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Mrs. Manygoats.


    Thank you! 

    Gina Manygoats 

    Knox Gifted Academy


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  • Follett Book Fair

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 3/25/2021

    Dear KGA Parents,


    I am thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Follett to put on a safe, in-person book fair! The in-person fair will run the week of April 5-9. All mitigation protocols will be in place, and the content being sold is done in a low-touch manner that will help keep everyone safe. Parents will not be allowed on campus for the fair, to volunteer or shop, so a strict schedule will be maintained. More communication will follow regarding the times your student's cohort will have access to the fair. 


    Now that the important stuff is out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff! A flyer will be sent home with your child next week, but you can get early access to view it by clicking here  http://follettlearning.uberflip.com/i/1258790-k-6-k-8-flyer/0?. If you just can't wait, we have a companion eFair occuring now through April 9th. To access the eFair, click here  https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZLY5E . If prompted, our eFair's code is ZLY5E . All orders are due by midnight on April 9th. 


    Thank you for your support!

    Gina Manygoats

    KGA's librarian

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  • Spring Pictures are Ready!

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 3/23/2021

    Dear Parents:


    Your children’s Spring school portraits are now available for online viewing and ordering online.  

    Each student has a unique access code called a “shoot key”, that will be needed to view and order.  To search for the shoot key, go online to https://www.schoolpicsonline.com

    1.      On the Home Page, click on the Button called “Search for Shoot Key”.

    2.      Select Season : “Spring 2021”

    3.      Select School: “Knox Gifted Academy”

    4.      Input your child’s Student ID (Numeric Portion ONLY)

    5.      Your child’s Name, Teacher, and Shoot Key will be listed. 

    6.      Highlight the shoot key, copy it, and click on “Order Portraits” button

    7.      Paste shoot key in the form that appears, and press “Open”

    8.      You will first select your child’s yearbook pose-please be aware that  the deadline for selecting the yearbook pose is this Friday, 3/26/21

    9.      You can then display your child’s portrait poses and package choices

    Order by Wednesday, March 31st, and unlock discounted Digital Download Add-on specials at checkout plus FREE delivery to school.  Specials expire after March 31, 2021 and all orders will need to be shipped to home at an additional cost of $7.00 for packaging and postage.

    If you have any challenges accessing your child’s shoot key, please email customerservice@schoolpicsaz.com.  Include your child’s name and teacher, and they will reply back with the key.



    Tim Mejdrich

    School Pics

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  • CUSD Food Services

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 3/4/2021

    CUSD Food Service wants to announce plans for Spring Break.   As you may know they have the ability to serve meals over our intersessions due to the changes in the USDA regulations this school year.  It’s a tremendous opportunity to help our community during this still uncertain time.  Over Thanksgiving CUSD served 42,000 meals and Winter break garnered 96,000!  These events make a huge difference to our CUSD family. 


    The theme for Spring Break is BBQ!  Meal packs will include cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie kabobs, a whole pineapple for grilling, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, waffles (for breakfast), juice and a whole gallon of milk.  Meal packs are 100% free to all children 18 and under regardless of enrollment.  


    As we’ve done in the past we’re asking families to Pre-Order for this event so we don’t under-produce.  Please see the attached flyer with the pre-order link. 

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  • Picture Day Reminder

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 3/2/2021

    Dear KGA Parents, 


    Picture Day is this Friday, March 5th. Proofs will be available a few weeks after picture day and orders will be taken at that time.  We will give you email access instructions once they are available.  If you have any questions, please call the front office at (480) 812-6100.  


    Have a wonderful day.


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  • Read Across America Week

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 2/26/2021

    Dear KGA Families,

    Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The annual event is part of  Read Across America, an initiative on  reading created by the National Education Association. Please see the attached flyer to help us celebrate Read Across America with our KGA Spirit Week.  

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  • Picture Day 2021

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 2/17/2021

    Knox picture Day is Friday, March 5th. If your child is absent, there will be a make-up day on Tuesday, March 9th.  Students will remain in their cohorts and adherence to mitigation procedure's will be followed.  Please see the flyer from our photographer, School Pics.    


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

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  • 2020-2021 Yearbook Pre-Orders

    Posted by Kristy Braaksma on 2/2/2021

    Dear Parents,


    It’s that time of year again! Our 2020-2021 KGA Yearbooks are now being pre-sold. Your child will bring an order form home in their backpack, but we’ve included an electronic copy of the Yearbook Pre-Order Form as well. It is highly recommended that you pre-order your yearbook to guarantee a copy is reserved for your child. All Pre-Orders will be due by Friday, March 12th. Please call the front office if you have any questions.


    Mrs. Kristy Braaksma

    Dean of Students

    Knox Gifted Academy


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