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ABOUT THE NEST

Welcome to the 2017-18 Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) also known as, “The Nest”! The Nest is an integral part of the Kenner Discovery community. We look forward to another great year of activities and programs to support our school, faculty and community.

We invite all Swamp Owl families to join and welcome your time and talents as we plan for an array of activities this school year. The membership fee is $10 per person and gives you the opportunity to vote on new and exciting programs The Nest has to offer. Through several fundraising events and volunteer efforts the parent club is able to provide support to our school in many different ways.

MEMBER MEETINGS

All general meetings are held in the Swamp Owl Cafe at 6:30 p.m. Any changes will be noted next to the date.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Thursday January 18, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

JOIN A COMMITTEE

All committees need volunteers, if you are available to help, please email nestpres@gmail.com the following information. Thank you for helping us achieve our goals!

1.Name

2.Email

3.Phone

4.Name of committees you are interested in joining

5.Name of Homeroom teacher(s) if you are volunteering for Homeroom Helper

COMMITTEES

Fundraising & Events 

Committee Chair: Alaina House, ween1718@cox.net

This committee plans and executes all minor 'fun'draising events hosted by the PTO like our box top program, dinners out, family outings to Chuck E. Cheese, Laser Tag, etc. They will also plan and coordinate community building events which are focused on hosting social events.

Teacher Appreciation

Committee Chair: Brandi Hoffman, nestpres@gmail.com

This committee plans and executes Teacher Appreciation week in May. They also plan small treats throughout the year.

Men’s Club

Committee Chair: Open Position, nestpres@gmail.com

This committee consists of dads and male caregivers getting together to volunteer their time. Their main event is to coordinate the Golf Tournament fundraiser. Men's club also supports other committees and events as requested.

The Wise Owls

Committee Chair: Michelle Snow, nestpres@gmail.com

This committee is expanding from assisting in the production of Grandparents Day to cover all aspects of developing ways in which grandparents and other family members can assist and contribute on campus. Similar to room parents, grandparents are more than welcome to help with our teachers during testing and classroom activities.

High School Vision 

Committee Chair: Kristi McKinney, k.katsanis@gmail.com

This committee is designed to help plan for future needs of our high school culture such as sports, clubs, school events, college and career aspirations, independent life skills, etc. Parents from any school level are encouraged to share best practices learned from their participation in other high school programs.

Membership & Volunteers 

Committee Chair: Christina DiMaggio, cedimaggio@gmail.com

This committee is charged with maintaining the list of members and assisting with the preparation of the four general PTO meetings each year and coordinate with parent liaison to work on volunteer opportunities and tracking hours