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Mission Statement

KPAT meets in the Kemper library at 5:00 p.m.  Look for information on the next meeting date in the display case by the office.  We hope to see you there!

The mission of KPAT is to bring parents and staff together to develop relationships and programs that support our school while respecting our unique cultural setting and perspectives.

In particular, KPAT works to meet needs that will not or cannot be met through regular school programming or district funding.


KPAT Events and Suggested Dates 

Homecoming Parade: At the beginning of the school year, KPAT organizes the classes to participate in the Homecoming Parade. Planning for decorations, possibly a float, etc., going along with the theme of the year, representing Cougar Pride.

Kemper Carnival:  Held in the fall on the playground. Open to the public, with games and prizes, Face painting, Cake Walk, Bingo and other activities. Food and beverages are available for sale.

Christmas Teacher/Staff appreciation: KPAT provides a Christmas thank you for the teachers and staff.

Art Walk: This event usually occurs in late spring. Teachers work with students to adorn Kemper halls, kitchen area and gymnasium with art. KPAT coordinates items for silent auction and prepares food to be purchased. Funds go to support art enrichment at Kemper.

Cougar Store: Throughout the whole year. A place where students get to purchase items with their Cougar Cash. Cougar Cash is awarded by teachers and staff throughout any day to students observed following High Five Expectations and other things to be awarded for. Students also learn more about math through handling money and saving with hands on experience.

Teacher Wish Lists: KPAT provides a display by which teachers can post with lists parents can supply items on the wish list.

Book Fair: Once or twice a year (usually during parent/teacher conferences) KPAT helps to arrange the Scholastic Book Fair.

 Programs/Activities/Competitions Supported by KPAT 

Field Trips: KPAT currently funds up to $300 per grade level/year: the trip must tie into curriculum and approved by the principal and all classes within each grade will go to the agreed upon destination. KPAT will consider funding transportation on a case by case basis for extracurricular activities that support/represent Kemper at large in the community.

Science Fair: The competition occurs in the spring and preparation usually starts around November. KPAT can supply money for ribbons or awards.

Teacher Appreciation: KPAT supplies teacher’s meals during parent/teacher conference nights and some professional development opportunities. KPAT also arranges for Teacher Appreciation purchases/celebrations and honors teachers during the holidays.

Box Tops For Education: Competitions are held in the fall and spring with incentives for participation. Money earned through this program is to be split with other school funds at the Principals discretion.