Kettering PTA

Kettering PTA

Kettering PTA is dedicated to serving as a vital link in the education, health, safety, and well bei

Operating as usual


Calling all fitness enthusiasts and fundraising champions!

Join us for our first Fit Fest Committee meeting on December 12th at 6:30 PM via Google Meet (link to come). We're excited to kick off planning for our biggest fundraiser of the year.

No experience is necessary! We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned fundraiser or a newcomer to the PTA, there's a place for you on our team.

We look forward to seeing you there!


This holiday season, Kettering Elementary is supporting the LBUSD Office of Student Support Services Holiday Coin & Toy Drive, which benefits foster and unhoused youth in LBUSD. We are accepting new and unwrapped gifts and coins by December 15th to the main office. Together, we can make a difference! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ๐Ÿช™


โคโ„๏ธHappy December! As the year winds down and the holiday season approaches, we want to take a moment to share a glimpse of what's in store for December at Kettering. We're excited to fill the month with festive activities and events that will spread holiday cheer throughout our school community.

We know it's been a busy semester, and we want to thank you for your continued support of our school. We're almost to winter break, so hang in there!

Photos from Kettering PTA's post 12/01/2023

As the month of November draws to a close, we at Kettering PTA want to take this to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our amazing room parents.

Room parents play an invaluable role in our school community, going above and beyond to support our teachers and students. They are the unsung heroes of our classrooms, always willing to lend a helping hand and make a difference.

From organizing classroom parties and gifts to helping with classroom projects and activities, room parents are always there to support our teachers, students and help inform the parents. They are the glue that holds our school community together.

Thank you, room parents, for all that you do. We are so grateful for your unwavering support!


Are you interested in serving on the Kettering PTA Nominating Committee? Looking for individuals to serve this year to help identify potential candidates to serve on the Exec Board for the next school year. If interested, email our parliamentarian Mechelle or send us a DM.


๐ŸŽ‰Woo Hoo Kettering, we reached 300 PTA members! That means our students will be rewarded with popsicles - date TBD! Thank you for supporting all the good work that we do.


While you're doing some cyber shopping today, don't forget that See's order forms are due to the office this Wednesday, Nov 29th! You can shop our storefront until December 1st. Click the link in our bio to spread sweet holiday cheer! ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š


๐Ÿ“ฃThis week on , we're giving a heartfelt shoutout to our incredible Ground Education coordinator, Sarah Linkogle! Sarah's dedication and leadership have been instrumental in keeping our Ground Ed program thriving, ensuring that Kettering students continue to explore the wonders of nature.

A proud parent of a third-grader and kindergartner at Kettering, Sarah also calls the neighborhood home. She's a big fan of our Ground Ed instructors, who make learning about the natural world so much fun for our young learners. When she's not working her magic behind the scenes of our Ground Ed program, Sarah works in operations for an educational research non-profit.

Thanks, Sarah, for your unwavering commitment to fostering a love for the environment in our Kettering community. We're beyond grateful for you! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒฑ


๐Ÿšจ KETTERING FAMILY NIGHT UNDER THE STARS has been cancelled. Forecast is showing cloudy on Friday night, so unfortunately we won't be able to see much in the night sky. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Only 2 weeks left to order See's Candies to support Kettering! Orders are due November 29th and candy will be distributed by December 19th. Link in bio.


Join us for our next PTA meeting tomorrow at 8:10 AM in the auditorium. We'll be discussing upcoming events like Kids around the world and Fit fest and we will have guest speakers Ms. Sanderson and our counselor, Mr. Borja, who will be sharing valuable information about their roles at Kettering and an upcoming toy drive.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Exec Board will be providing coffee and a nice potluck spread to share with everyone, so come hungry and ready to connect with your fellow PTA members!

We hope to see you there!


This Friday *weather permitting* - we will have 2 events in one! Come grab some coffee provided by the Kettering PTA and watch our KIDS run in the turkey trot.


๐Ÿ“ธ Make-up and VIPS picture day is coming up this Friday, November 17th. If you are a member of the VIPS program, come to the auditorium between 9:15am and 12pm for your badge photo.


Want to make your meal plan easier this week? Treat yourself to a stress-free evening and support Kettering Elementary at the same time! This Thursday, Nov. 16th, enjoy a delectable meal at Wahoo's in the Long Beach Marketplace, and twenty percent of all Kettering sales will directly benefit our school's programs and resources. Simply bring or show our digital flyer. Online orders are not eligible.


We're gearing up for another busy week at Kettering this week. But the light at the end of the tunnel is a week off school for Thanksgiving break!!! Hope to see you at our events this week.

Photos from Kettering PTA's post 11/13/2023

Happy Diwali! Join us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with the Toor family and learn about the rich traditions of Diwali. Wishing you a Diwali filled with good fortune, health, wealth, and the joy of family.

Photos from Kettering PTA's post 11/09/2023

๐Ÿ“ฃThis week on , we're giving a big shoutout to our incredible valet monitors! These amazing individuals: Alison Speed, Mechelle Maier, Kevin Recker, Alondra Zuniga, Tara Teves, Tracy Schley, Julian Smith, Adriana Muรฑoz and May Thomas volunteer their time before school to help ensure the valet line runs smoothly. They're always there with a smile, ready to lend a hand and make sure all our students get to school safely.

We're especially grateful to Kevin Recker, who isn't even a parent at Kettering but donates his time anyway! He's truly a kind and caring neighbor who goes above and beyond. And a special shout out to former Kettering KID, Julian Smith, who also helps out in the mornings whenever he can.

Thank you so much to our valet team for all you do for our Kettering family! We appreciate you more than words can say. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™


Help our Kettering KIDS stay warm all winter long! We are in need of gently used jackets, pants and long sleeved shirts to sell at an upcoming used uniform sale. If you have anything to donate, please drop it off to the bin in front of the office between November 13-17th. Thank you!


Calling all cultures! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Join us for Kettering PTA's annual Kids Around The World event on Friday, December 15th at 5:30pm! This is a celebration of all the cultures that make up our community, and there will be music, food to sample, and lots of fun for the whole family. This year is our Winter Holidays edition, where we will highlight the winter holidays for different cultures.

If you would like to host a booth for your culture, please reach out to us! We are looking for volunteers to share their food, music, and traditions with our community.

We can't wait to see you there!


Thanksgiving Shoe Drive! ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿฅพ
Donate gently worn shoes of any size and type to Christian Outreach in Appeal (a 501c group) to help those in need. Shoes will be collected from Monday, November 13 until 11am on Friday, November 17. Please tie or rubber band shoes together. No late shoes will be accepted. Thank you for your generosity!


Please remember that there is no school on Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day. We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Thank you to all veterans for their service and sacrifice. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


๐Ÿ“ฃSpirit Day: Lets all wear our stars and stripes on Thursday to show support for all who served. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


๐Ÿ’› Every Thursday this November, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of our amazing Kettering PTA volunteers! Join us as we show our gratitude for their dedication and service to our school community.

This week, we're shining the spotlight on our amazing volunteer, Suzette! Suzette is a Long Beach native and has a first grader and kindergartner at Kettering. She's currently serving as a kinder room parent and is our flyer fairy ๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿ–จ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ. If you've ever gotten flyers sent home with your kiddos, Suzette was the one who made them happen!

Suzette loves Kettering because it's a great place to learn from other families. She appreciates the different backgrounds and cultures, and has created a bond with the staff that she finds incredibly helpful and encouraging.

Thank you for all you do for Kettering, Suzette! We're so grateful for your dedication and service.๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿฅฐ


Our virtual candy storefront is now open! Check out Seeโ€™s holiday gifts and yummy fan favorites like Lollypops and Peanut Brittle! ๐ŸŽ Best part? Every purchase supports Kettering Elementary, making your holiday shopping extra meaningful. Let's make this season brighter together! โญ Flyer & Order form coming home soon. Link in bio or on


Just a reminder that Kettering KIDS all have free-dress day on Friday, November 3rd in honor of reaching 275 memberships. We are currently at 291... just 9 away from popsicles for the whole school!


๐Ÿ“ฃ Important Reminder: All grades have 1pm dismissal November 2-9 due to Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences. Playground Supervision until 3pm for grades 1-5.
*If you haven't scheduled your conference yet, reach out to your teacher.


๐Ÿ Happy Fall y'all... except that its currently 86 degrees! Here is a look at November for Kettering Elementary.


โญ๏ธSave the Date for our next Family Night: Under the Stars on Friday, November 17th at 6:00pm! We are picnicking and stargazing the night sky. We are in need of volunteers to help this event happen. Please reach out if you're willing to be on the committee for this event.


Just a reminder that tomorrow, October 31st is another spirit day: Wear a Holiday Themed Shirt. No costumes allowed.


Reflections Art Contest ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ’ƒ: Just a reminder that entries are due November 1st, meaning this is your last weekend to get it done! Please consider entering something - all Kettering entries will be part of a special art gallery night (date TBD) next semester. We can't wait to see what our KIDS come up with!


Kettering Elementary Community Ofrenda - honor the memories of loved ones who have passed - displayed on our community altar from Oct 31-Nov 3rd.

Bring a copy of a photo or drawing of your loved one to the front office.
Decorations are also welcome! Please send to school by Tuesday, October 31st at 8am.

The ofrenda will be set up outdoors, so please do not send any valuables or photos you will want back. Thank you for your participation.


Friday is the last day of our healthy lifestyles week and we are gearing up our Healthy Bodies. Kids can wear their favorite workout gear.


Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat!

This family favorite event is back and bigger than ever!

๐ŸญTrick or treat from trunk to trunk
๐Ÿ‘ป Costume contest (starts at 7pm)
๐Ÿ›ป Best trunk contest
๐Ÿฅณ DJ
๐Ÿ”ฎ Fortune teller
๐Ÿ“ธ Photo booth

Don't miss out on this fun and spooky event!

Costumes encouraged! Bring a bag for candy!


Healthy Communities day is Thursday and kids can wear their favorite Kettering spirit wear.

Photos from Kettering PTA's post 10/25/2023

Filipino American History Month: The Garcia-Sisson Family ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

We are excited to continue celebrating Filipino American History Month with the Garcia-Sison family! Jerald is in 5th grade at Kettering and older brother Jericho is in 10th grade at SATO. As a Filipino family, they have worked hard to balance their cultural traditions with the beauty of American culture.

Thank you for sharing with us about your beautiful culture, Garcia-Sison family. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
If you would like to be featured, please send us a message.


Wednesday is healthy earth day and kids can wear a green shirt.


Healthy lifestyles week - day 2. Today is healthy lunch Tuesday. Join your student for lunch at school today or send them with a healthy lunch.


, we're on a roll! ๐ŸŽ‰ We've surpassed our first goal of 275 PTA members and are well on our way to 300. That means FREE DRESS DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS on Friday, November 3rd.

Thank you for your support, Kettering community. Can we make it to 300 members before November? Sign up today and help us reach our goal!


Happy healthy lifestyles week, Kettering! Today is healthy minds Monday and kids can wear their fave hat or cap today.

Photos from Kettering PTA's post 10/22/2023

Kettering is looking for members to join our to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community. We would love to have all the different Kettering cultures represented, so please join the first meeting if you can. It will be on Thursday, Oct 26th at 8:10am in the parent center.

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Turkey trot fun to send us into Thanksgiving break! ๐Ÿฆƒ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐ŸคŽ #goKIDS
๐Ÿ“ฃSpirit Day: Lets all wear our stars and stripes on Thursday to show support for all who served. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Can you believe itโ€™s Friday and already November? Just wanted to highlight the fun of trunk or treat! Thank you to all w...
A little recap of Healthy Lifestyles Week 2023. Thank you to our historian @abbyluk for capturing all the fun! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’š
#KetteringFamily, we're on a roll! ๐ŸŽ‰ We've surpassed our first goal of 275 PTA members and are well on our way to 300. T...
Today on #WeAreKettering, we learn about Filipino American History Month from our fantastic firstie teacher, Mr. Gonzale...
We had the best @scholastic Book Fair ever!Thanks to your support, Kettering has earned almost $4500 in Scholastic dolla...
We need CANDY!!! We need your help to make our annual Trunk or Treat a spooktacular success! We are asking for candy don...
Next Friday, September 29th, will be our first spirit day of the school year! KIDS can show their school spirit by weari...
Congratulations to Kettering PTA on reaching 400 members! Coming from a school of 350, thatโ€™s a huge accomplishment for ...





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