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Thanks to all of you that have signed up to be part of the PTA and those of you that have volunteered to be a committee chair for the year! 

While the PTA Board is fully staffed for the current 2014-2015 school year, the following positions will be available next year.  Please start thinking about these positions and whether you or someone you know would be a great fit!

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Secretary

Please note that these positions rarely (if ever) require your time during the school day.  Each position is very flexible.  Most importantly, the Kerr PTA cannot operate next year unless these positions are filled.

Last year was the first year Kerr held the Read-a-Thon Fundraiser.  The fund raiser was a great success raising over $5,000 with just 52 students participating.  This year, the goal is to increase student participation and raise even more money for the school!

This fundraiser allows schools to raise money while promoting reading.  The program requires a total of ten 30-minute reading sessions to be completed by the child over a 2 week period.  Reading sessions will take place during school hours in December this year.

A great thing about the program is that Kerr teachers and students choose the books that will be read, there is no dictated reading list.  The important thing is the reading time not the reading materials.  PTA Board Members will be meeting with Teachers in November to run through the programs website and process and answer any questions.

Money is raised from sponsors that support the child’s reading efforts.  Information and Student Readers pages will be sent home with students in November.  This program runs online and students can seek sponsors through print, email and social media tools.  

Please help raise money for the school by reaching out to potential sponsors for pledges.  Pledge amounts can be paid online using a credit or debit card.  Most parents, teachers, and sponsors prefer the online donation system so that children are not collecting or handling money. 

However, if a computer is not readily available, checks can be sent into school with the students marked Read a Thon – Kerr PTA and the information will be entered for the sponsor.

Keep an eye out for more information or check out www.read-a-thon.com.

Halloween has passed and the holidays are approaching!  Start your preparation early by ordering your poinsettias and wreaths now.  The order deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 19th and pick up is Friday, Dec. 5th.  Order forms are linked below.

Poinsettia Order Form

Wreath Order Form


The school year may be over, but join friends, teachers, and the PTA at Chapel Gate Swimming Club for a Pool Party!


Saturday, June 14

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


  • Playground
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Bake Sale


$3 at the door, membership not required.
(max $10 per family)
Proceeds benefit the school.


Please sign up to donate baked goods for the Bake Sale via Sign up Genius www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4CA9AA2EA6FB6-pool and email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are able to donate any of your time as well, thank you!


Chapel Gate Swim Club

119 Glen David Drive

Pittsburgh, PA  15238


Attention Parents!

Last chance to order a Yearbook!  The deadline is May 2, 2014.

The Kerr Yearbook is a great way for you and your student to remember their academic year, activities, friends, and teachers.

The cost is $20.99 and includes 2 free customizable pages.  You can add your own photos and memories, choose a predesigned layout or design your page.  The custom pages are optional, but if you do decide to customize your pages, they must be complete by May 2, 2014.

Sign in to order your yearbook today!