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Welcome to the ES PTO 2016-2017

Dear Friends and Families of Elementary KIS,

The KIS Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (KIS ES PTO) would like to welcome new and returning families to the 2016/2017 school year. As a ES PTO, we organize and facilitate programs and activities to enhance our children’s school experience, build a diverse community, and demonstrate school spirit! Go Phoenix!

This year our ES PTO board members are excited to bring new and exciting activities, as well as continue past traditions. We have programs such as Trunk or Treat, Dinner & Dance, and International Day. These are just to name a few –look at our calendar to see more

For all these great programs to happen, we ask for everyone to be an ES PTO member, by contributing their time and donation. All proceeds go toward future ES PTO events and, most of all, toward our children’s overall growth.

Being a member of the ES PTO is a great way to be involved in the life of the school and provides a good opportunity to get to know other parents and school staff better – and it’s very satisfying to see how the children benefit from the extra activities and programs. With your help and contribution, we can go the extra distance to fulfill our children’s school experience.

Once again, we are very excited for what this year will bring. We look forward to meeting and working with all of you to create a memorable year for our children!

About ES PTO

The ES PTO is a lot of fun and rewarding!

Who we are and what we do:

The KIS ES PTO consists of parent volunteers who develop and host events that extend the education of children beyond the classrooms. Through the development and hosting of such events, we help the KIS community gain broader perspective and unique insights, and build quality relationships. The ES PTO works closely with teachers and administrators.

Many studies show that children do better at school when parents model involvement and participation. Remember, every parent at KIS is a member of our school community; as such, parental engagement is always welcome! We strive to keep the ES PTO friendly and open, and both Korean and English are made available.


The ES PTO mission is to help the people within the KIS community to CONNECT with each other. We host events that enhance relationships and bridge the gap among various individuals and groups.


– Encourage people to connect

– Host and promote relationship-building events

– Share clear information in timely manner

– Help supplement school resources


– Students

– Teachers

– Administration

– Support staff

– Parents

– Families

ES PTO Contact Information

  • ES Associate Principal: Travis Peterson (
  • ES PTO President: Keunmi (Kay) Song (
  • ES PTO Co-VP: Tammie Choi (
  • ES PTO Co-VP: Moon Jung (
  • ES PTO Secretary: Haesum Kim (
  • ES PTO Co-Treasurer: Jihyun Kim (
  • ES PTO Co-Treaurer: Yunee Hwang (

Please contact us anytime!


Welcome to ES PTO 2014-2015

The KIS Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization would like to welcome new and returning families to the 2014/2015 school year. A PTO is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and school staff.  This organization offers families an opportunity to learn what is happening at school, share ideas, and make a difference in their child’s educational experiences. Many exciting activities and programs are planned for this school year, and with your help and contribution, we can offer even more.

Some of the activities planned for this year:

Orientation Day and Popsicle Social: Starting the year with popsicle on orientation day

Breakfast on the Run : The PTO provides a “Welcome Back” breakfast to all KIS staff and teachers.

Spirit Wear : Spirit Wear is for anyone interested in showing their school spirit by supporting KIS teams! The order forms will be sent out in the first quarter

Picture Day: Professional pictures taken at the beginning of the year that’s a keepsake for many years to come.

Staff Appreciation Luncheons: The PTO provides luncheons for the staff to show our appreciation for their great work.

Sports Day: It’s a fun day filled with activities. PTO helps organize with Sports teachers

Book Fair: Fall and Spring book fair is held to purchase books at a discount

Author Visit:  We invite a well known author/s to school to share their work with kids and have an interactive session with kids.

Phoenix Store: PTO store that sells all KIS merchandise and PE uniforms. Please check notice board for store hours.

International Day: An after school family event where all ES KIS families are welcome to come and share food, crafts and other aspects of their culture.

Parent involvement is critical to the success of our organization.  If you are interested in being involved in any PTO events or activities we would love to have your help!  Please let us know what activities may interest you.  Later in the year as these activities draw near, you will be contacted by someone from the PTO with further information about participating in that event.  If you have any talent you will like to share please reach out to one of the PTO members. We look forward to working with you this year!

Please join us for our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 16th. Light lunch and coffee will be served. Typically, the meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Make a financial contribution Each year we collect a membership fee from parents to help fund the various activities. We ask parents to contribute 25,000 won for each student. (If you have MS or HS children, please sign up with MS or HS PTO separately).

Thank you in advance for your participation!

We appreciate your help and look forward to working with each of you throughout the school year.




Priyam Girish (Grade 4 and 1 parent) 010 9857 0718

Paula Lim (Grade 4 and 3 parent) 010 7284 0216

Vice President:

Christina Ning( Grade 5 parent)


Young Joo Kim (Grade 1 & 7 parent)

Theresa Lovelin (Grade JK)


Yae-Lee Song (Grade 2 parent)

Event Coordinator:

Yoon Kim (Grade 2 parent)

Phoenix Store Representative:

Carol Yue (Grade 4 parent)



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