Have a great summer CUBS!

GOOD THROUGH JUNE 30!

Did you know Kimberly PTA Members receive discounts at some local businesses with a valid 2023-2024 Kimberly PTA Membership? You can download a digital membership card from Totem. Not a member yet? Join today

Important!

Waiver Required: To participate in Kimberly PTA-sponsored programs, events, and activities, all families must submit the California State PTA: Parent's Approval, Student, Family, and Participation Waiver. This form is filled out once for your entire family and covers you for every PTA event during the 2023-2024 school year. This information will be verified at check-in for events. Save time and fill it out online! Without this waiver, you and your student will not be able to participate in running club, garden club, Kampout, Fall Festival, or any PTA-sponsored activity. 

RUSD Board Approved Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering in your student's classroom or helping out on campus for PTA during the school day, you must be an RUSD board-approved volunteer. Instructions to apply and the required paperwork can be found on the District Volunteer Application site.  New this year, if you plan to chaperone a field trip, you must also provide fingerprint clearance. You may go to the District Office to be fingerprinted.

THANK YOU

We want to thank our amazing Kimberly Cub Community for an amazing year. Thanks to the 450 parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, students, teachers, alumni, and members of our community who joined PTA, the generous tax-deductible donations, and everyone who participated in the fundraising activities this year, PTA was able to offer many fun, educational, and exciting opportunities for the Cub Community. 

News and Upcoming Events

Join PTA and Sign the 2024-2025 PTA Waiver

Information on joining PTA, signing the 2024-2025 PTA Waiver, and submitting your volunteer application to RUSD will be coming very soon.

TK/K Orientation

August 6, 2024

Our newest Cubs and their families will meet their teachers and see their classrooms for the first time. PTA will be available to answer any questions about the fun programs and events they sponsor throughout the year. 

Ice Cream Social

August 9, 2024

Kick off the school year with good company and a frozen treat. This is a great opportunity to meet and welcome new Cub families to our school and hang out with old friends. This annual event is scheduled for August 9, 2024, by the shade structure from 5-7 pm. 

Back to School Night/PTA Association Meeting

August 12, 2024 

Meet your student's teacher and learn what your student will be learning this year in the classroom! Back to School night will be held on Monday, August 12 this year. Students usually do not attend with their parents. Two sessions are offered to accommodate families with multiple kids. 

PTA holds its first Association Meeting of the year at the beginning of BTS Night. The PTA board will be introduced so you know who to contact with questions or if you are interested in helping throughout the year. The 2023-2024 Year-end financial review and the 2024-2025 programs and budget are presented for approval and adoption. It is at this meeting that money is released to be spent on all the fun programs and events for students.

Yearbooks: You can still purchase the 2023-2024 yearbook online to be shipped to your home through Treering


Recap of Past Events

5th Grade Promotion - June 6: 5th graders promoted to 6th grade on 6/6. Mr. Arellanes, Mrs. Bradshaw, Mr. Hosch, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Williams spoke about the year and presented each of their students with a certificate. PTA served refreshments and provided a backdrop for photo ops. Thanks to Chris Olsen, Kerry Roush, Rachel Reichmann, and Kate Olsen for serving cake and water provided by PTA.

Spring Party - May 31: What a great way to celebrate an amazing year! PTA provided this free event of inflatables, a game truck, a DJ dance party, a train, cotton candy, and a quiet space. Thank you to Dawne Simmons and her team of volunteers for their hard work to bring this fun event to our Cub Community.

Running Club - January-May: Running Club ended on May 9. Students finished the Spring session strong! See you back on the track next season Cubs. Many thanks to Maria Nicolaou, John Halcon, Samantha Gaulding, and their team of volunteers who help get our students moving before the school day! 

STEAM Night - April 24: PTA STEAM Night chair, Nicole Orr, with the help of her team, organized an amazing night for families! Many thanks to our amazing Kimberly PTA families and members of the community for sharing their talents and professions with us. 

Garden Clean-Up Day - April 20: Our gardens at Kimberly look amazing thanks to Justine Guidry and Kimberly family volunteers! April 20 was the most recent Garden Clean-Up Day. The area flanking the walkway by the TK/Kinder classrooms are free of weeds.  A special clean up effort on April 24 for 4th and 5th graders and volunteers and their younger students laid fabric and mulch. Stop by and see the progress! This effort is led by Justine Guidry, Master Gardener and Kimberly PTA's Garden Club chair. 

Skate Night #2 - April 15: Kimberly families came out in style on April 15 with their flannels, overalls, and some outfits that looked right out of Bayside! Kimberly PTA raised over $1000 at this fun and active fundraiser. Thank you so much. Proceeds will be used to help fund the end-of-year Spring Party and other PTA-sponsored programs. Many thanks to Dawne Simmons and her team of volunteers for making this a fun event for all! 

Redlands Bicycle Classic School Duel - April 13: It was great to see so many students representing Kimberly Elementary in the 2024 Redlands Bicycle Classic School Duel Competition! The race was held on April 13 in downtown Redlands. 

2024-2025 PTA Board: On April 11, the members of this association elected the following members to serve on the 2024-2025 PTA Board:

Congratulations and thank you! The role of VP/Fall Festival Chairperson is currently open. If you are interested in volunteering to organize the Fall Festival, please reach out to info@kimberlypta.org

Donuts with Dyerly - April 5: Principal Dyerly presented the testing dashboard on Friday, April 5 in the MPR. Starbucks coffee, compliments of Starbucks on Redlands Blvd. and Clark was provided as well as donuts from PTA. Thank you Dawne Simmons for organizing the meetups.

Reading Month - February/March: Reniah Gutierrez, PTA VP and Reading Month Chair, along with Krystal Haskins, Sarah Eppehimer, Janice Endsley, and their team of volunteers put on an amazing Reading Month.  The students participated in lunch-time crafts that complemented the PTA-provided book, Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson. If you attended Family Reading Night, you may have noticed the students' artwork on the book spines that were added to the beautiful backdrop in the MPR. Award-winning author, Michelle Worthington, was invited to speak to students at school assemblies and families at Family Reading Night. Thank you to Mrs. McLeod and Mrs. Paxman who read to students by the pond and PTA and Mr. J's Donuts for providing donut holes. All students were invited to participate in a fun Book Walk where they got to leave with a new or gently used book. Students were treated to a pancake breakfast by RUSD's Medley Station and parents enjoyed coffee and muffins from PTA before the Character Parade. Students dressed as characters from books and put on a parade for everyone to enjoy! Finally, thank you to all the students who read and logged their minutes during the Reading Raiser. The Read-a-Fun raised over $5500 to use for programs and events for all students. Thank you to everyone who supported the Kimberly PTA.

Donuts with Dyerly - February 2: Principal Dyerly presented on the importance of state testing and provided some test-taking tips to share with our students on February 2. Two members won a pack of 4 laser tag games from Lazer Legacy at the meeting. Due to the Read by the Pond event, there will be no Donuts with Dyerly in March. The next meeting will be April 5 in the MPR at 8:00 am. If you have a recommendation for future topics to be covered at the monthly meet-up, please share it with PTA at info@kimberlypta.org or by submitting this form. Thank you to Dawne Simmons, PTA Community Outreach Chair, for organizing the meetings.

Creatif and Septembers Fundraisers - February: The perfect blend of food, friends, and fun! Minh Ta-Dinh, VP of Fundraising, organized a couple of fun outings. Créatif Redlands Art Studio donated 20% of the proceeds from Kimberly families' purchases on Wednesday, February 7. Food sure tastes better when shared with friends and knowing you are supporting a good cause! Kimberly PTA raised $72 from a fundraiser held at Septembers Taproom & Eatery Wednesday - Sunday (2/7-2/11). Proceeds from fundraisers help support the association-approved programs that benefit all students at Kimberly Elementary.

100th Day of School - January 30: Our students are 100 days smarter! The 100th day of school was celebrated on January 30. Students dressed up like they were 100 years old or donned outfits that showed they were 100 days into the 2023-2024 school year.

Math Assembly - January 24: Kimberly teacher, math enthusiast, and PTA member, Heather Turner, along with Carolyn Cullen, PTA assemblies chair and school counselor, organized a math assembly for our students and families. Students participated in math activities throughout the day and families got to participate in the fun during a Family Math Night on January 24. Many thanks for the math fun!

Great Kindness Challenge - January 22: Kimberly students and staff participated in the Great Kindness Challenge January 22 - 26. There were fun spirit days organized by Cub Leadership to complement the Great Kindness Challenge week.

Kiss a Pig Assembly - January 18: On January 18th, Kimberly's amazing Principal Dyerly KISSED A PIG! What a sport! Every student in the school also had the opportunity to pet the friendly pig.  This fun and exciting school assembly was brought to you by our membership team led by Jennifer Jackson and Hien Huynh. Our association reached the highest membership in the Redlands Council of PTAs with 431 members thanks to each one of you! 

Stay connected! For the latest PTA information and to connect with us, visit this website often, join our private Facebook group, follow us on Instagram, or email us at info@kimberlypta.org

The Kimberly PTA is always accepting new members, donations, and volunteers! We welcome you to come to our meetings. It takes a team. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out in any way or have ideas for fun events or suggestions on how we can better engage our community.

Stay Informed and connect

Some important links to stay informed

RUSD | Kimberly Elementary | ParentSquare | Aeries | Peachjar Flyers

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