Waiver Required: In order to participate in any and all 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 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.
Awards Night 11/2
The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (TK-2nd), Intermediate (3rd-5th), and Special Artist (All grades welcome).
Students may participate in one or all of the categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
News and Upcoming Events
SEPTEMBER 5 - NOVEMBER 16
All TK-5th grade students are welcome to join Running Club. Running club is every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:25 - 7:40 a.m. Worried about your TK or Kinder student making it to class from the track? We will have a volunteer walk the students down to the classrooms. If you are interested in becoming a Running Club volunteer, you will need to be an RUSD-board-approved volunteer and a PTA member.
MT. SAC INVITATIONAL
3rd-5th grade students will be participating in the Mt. Sac Cross-Country Invitational. Students have been training during Running Club and on the weekends at Prospect Park. Thank you to Samantha Gaulding and John Halcon for organizing the race and training sessions.
REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM
Purchase by OCTOBER 31 for 10% off
The 2023-2024 Yearbook is on sale. Orders can be placed online through Treering. You received two custom pages for FREE that will only print in your yearbook. Each additional 2-page spread is just $0.99. All photos in the yearbook come from photos taken by our Kimberly Community! Help us out and submit your photos after each event, activity, or program. See the Yearbook page for more information. Receive a 10% discount if you order by October 31, 2023.
Recap of Past Events
October Donuts with Dyerly: Parents and guardians were invited to join Principal Dyerly and Carolyn Cullen in Kimberly's Wellness Center (a.k.a The Cub Cave) on October 6. Everyone got to take a tour of the room and learn how students will benefit from the resources in the Cub Cave. Donuts, coffee, and juice were provided by the Kimberly PTA.
Kimberly Fall Festival: The annual Fall Festival was a hit! Kids and adults came in fun costumes to enjoy game booths organized by classes, inflatables, face painting, a Hollywood make-up artist, a photo booth, and a yummy bake sale. Dough Dudes, Cooper's Coffee, and Kona Ice were there selling delicious food. Baskets and items were available to bid on or purchase during the Silent Auction fundraiser thanks to classroom donations, Redlands businesses, and Kimberly staff. Thank you Dorie Clark, PTA VP and Fall Festival Chair for organizing an amazing event!
Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day: The 27th annual National Walk and Roll to school day was October 4. A couple hundred participants joined PTA to walk, ride, and roll to Kimberly. PTA cheered the students on as they entered Gate 1 and provided breakfast bars, oranges, and water to participants. Thanks to Chris Olsen for organizing the walk and the Redlands PD escort to keep the students and families safe.
Frugal Frigate Book Fair: Kimberly families shopped local September 18 - 24 to support teachers and staff at Kimberly Elementary. Books were purchased off of wish lists and 20% of all proceeds went back to Kimberly PTA through store credit to be used to purchase additional books. Last year, the PTA purchased books off teachers' wish lists and high AR-level books, Caldecott and Newbery winners, and other RUSD-approved books for the Kimberly Elementary Library. Thank you Justine Guidry for organizing the Book Fair.
Kimberly Kampout: The 14th annual PTA Kimberly Kampout saw about 740 Cubs, Kimberly Staff, and their families come together to enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by PTA and CNS, roasted s'mores, and a The Super Mario Bros. Movie under the stars. Over 300 stayed the night and enjoyed a light breakfast in the morning before saying goodbye. Thank you to PTA Kampout chair, Chris Olsen, and the Dads of Kimberly for this amazing tradition.
Annual Membership Drive: The annual PTA Membership Drive kicked off on August 9 and ran through September 16. We are proud to report we have 423 PTA members! Because we didn't reach the 450 members for students to vote if Principal Dyerly would kiss a pig or be slimed, she got to pick! Soon Principal Dyerly will be kissing a pig at an assembly on campus. On Friday, September 29, CNS provided a pizza party to the classes that reached 80% membership and the class in each grade level that had the highest participation. See the Membership page for more information. Donor gifts will be delivered soon. Thank you Jennifer Jackson and Hien Huynh for an amazing membership drive.
Lappert's Premium Ice Cream Fundraiser: What a treat to have Lappert's Ice Cream after school on the minimum day on September 6. Lappert's will be opening on State Street soon. Cubs and Cub families got an early taste of the creamy treat.
Shop Suey Boutique Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone who stopped by Shop Suey to shop local and support Kimberly. It was so much fun! 15% of sales went back to Kimberly PTA. Shop Suey gifted everyone who came by with a swag bag and provided a charcuterie board and drinks to enjoy while shopping. Teachers receive 20% off their purchases all week long - promotion ends September 2.
Ice Cream Social: The annual PTA Ice Cream Social was a hit! Members from the National Charity League volunteered and scooped so much ice cream! We can't thank them enough for volunteering their time at our event. Kimberly Cub families enjoyed hanging out with old friends and meeting new families. The live music from The Marvels put the cherry on top!
New Faces Around Campus: We have some new faces around campus. Kimberly welcomes Miss Kishimoto (Kindergarten), Mrs. Sternberg (1st Grade), and Mr. Arellanes (Special Ed)!
1st Day of School: There were lots of smiles as friends greeted each other with hugs on the first day of school. Families met up by Gate 2 after school to hang out with friends and grab a Kona Ice. Principal Dyerly kicked off Back to School night by introducing our amazing teachers and provided information on Title I. PTA held the first association meeting of the year where the association adopted the programs and budget for the year.
TK/Kinder Orientation: TK and Kindergarten students were welcomed to Kimberly Elementary at TK/K Orientation on August 8 by Principal Dyerly. After a short presentation in the MPR, the parents got to meet their student's teacher and learn what to expect this year.
This year there are two TK classes, an Early Bird and a Later Gator class, and two full day Kindergarten classes.
Welcome Back Staff Lunch: PTA hosted a lunch for teachers on Monday, August 7, to welcome them back to school! We appreciate our Kimberly Staff and look forward to another great year!
Have a question or suggestion? Have an idea for a new fun event or how we can better engage with our community? Send us an email at email@example.com.
Want to know how to get involved? The Kimberly PTA is always accepting new members, donations, and volunteers! We welcome you to come to our meetings and get involved in any capacity that fits your lifestyle. Please fill out the PTA Volunteer Interest Survey and a PTA member will be in touch soon!
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