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Parents in the Middle

PIM - Parent-Teacher Organization

Schedule of 2016-17 Parents in the Middle (PIM) Meetings:

The meetings start at 6:00pm in the KMS Library

  • September 28, 2016
  • October 26, 2016
  • January 25, 2017
  • February 22, 2017
  • March 29, 2017
  • April 26, 2017

What is Parents in the Middle?
Simply put, a group of parents who are willing to help make the school to be as great as it can be.  You can help as much or as little as you want.  If you have ideas...SHARE THEM with us!

Is it a PTO, like what was at the Elementary School?
No.  We have no official "Board" or Bylaws.  We strive to operate much like your PTO did, but we recognize that parent involvement looks much different in Middle School than it did in Elementary School.  Kids want more independence, and our group wants to empower kids to make more decisions; while at the same time engaging parents to remain active in their child’s education (even at the Middle School level)!

Who is welcome to attend the meetings?
Any parent who has a child at the Middle School, also any staff member at KMS.

What is the purpose of meeting monthly?
As in Elementary School, there are always events right around the corner that need coordination and planning.  We meet to discuss things like upcoming events such as Teacher Appreciation Dinners, Book Fairs, Dances, Promotions, Fundraisers, Teacher requests.  It’s a great way for teachers and parents to improve communication/coordination, brainstorm together and get feedback from one another!  (Note:  it would not be considered appropriate to come to a meeting to publicly complain or express negativity regarding a specific situation.  There are other appropriate channels (that are private) to explore for that.  Our group is making a conscious effort to remain positive and supportive to all KMS staff!)

If I can't attend the monthly meetings, how do I stay informed?

  • Parents in the Middle has a Facebook page!  Search “Kewaskum Middle Parents”.  This is a “closed” group, which means anyone can see the group and who’s in it, but only members of the group can see the posts.  Membership can be obtained by clicking on the “Join Group” button.  Administrators will respond to your request as quickly as possible. There are currently 150 members in the group.  Many find it very convenient to remain engaged and/or ask questions.  Both parents and staff are members of the group.
  • Give us your email where we can contact you regarding upcoming events/activities.
  • Go to the “Parents in the Middle” section of the Middle School website, under “Resource Links”.  Minutes from the meetings will be posted here, as well as other information.

Like “KEWASKUM MIDDLE  PARENTS” on Facebook!

 

Additional PIM Info

National Walk to School - October 5
Click here for more information.
 
Middle School Directory
Please complete this form so we can create a directory for the middle school families and contact information for events and volunteering.  
 
Programs that you can help out with:
Boys & Girls Club, Rocket Club, Lego League, Destination Imagination, Student Government, Yearbook Staff, Technology Club, Theater, Dances, Writer's Club, Battle of the Books, Forensics, Fuel Up to Play 60
 
Areas that you can help out with:
Chaperoning, Fundraisers, Helping a Teacher, 8th Grade Promotion, Helping with Dances, 7th Grade Courage Retreat, Baking for Events, Cooking for Events, Teacher Appreciation, Book Fair, Donating Items

Fundraisers
Plant Sale Fundraiser - All orders are due by Sunday, May 1st at midnight
 
Box Top Collection - Collect and drop off in KMS Office
 
Agendas
          2016 September agenda
Minutes