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Originally delivered on 10/13/2021 7:30 am

SUBJECT: Kincaid Cat Tracks for October 2021


The most frequently asked questions are, "What is PTA?" and What does the PTA do?" As you read through this month's issue of Cat Tracks, hopefully you will get a better understanding of the benefits of the PTA and how it really IS FOR EVERYONE!

PTA offers opportunities to share resources and learn with others experiencing the same concerns as you. This helps us all to build a stronger foundation and more powerful voice when (1) planning programs which grow collaborative efforts with the school, and (2) putting forth legislation that benefits the entire Kincaid community. Check out these ways you can use your voice.

  • The 2021 Georgia PTA Advocacy Conference; October 28th from 8 AM TO 2 pm at Sloppy Floyd Bldg (Empire Room, 200 Piedmont Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30334). This event aims to equip, inspire, and motivate advocates to unite. It is an opportunity for those passionate in advocating for children to expand their knowledge of the ins-and-outs of state law, grow their advocacy skills, and explore policy goals and priorities for the year. Cost: PTA Members: $25/ Non-Members: $35. Deadline to register is October 20th. Registration required.
  • Ed-Splost VI (the 1% sales tax) is on the ballot this November. It is important for our school and community as our student population is expected to increase and our infrastructure ages and/or becomes outdated. Revenue from SPLOST is vital to the continued growth and maintenance of our capital needs. Click to View the projects listed for this SPLOST which include a new annex for Kincaid Elementary and the rebuild of Sprayberry High School. 

Since the pandemic, we have had to switch things up and think outside the box when engaging our families. It has become even more important to deliver quality programs and content that has an impact. Featured this month:

National PTA's Reflections Program - Deadline is Friday 

THINK ABOUT what the theme “I Will Change the World By…” means to you. Unleash your ARTISTIC TALENTS in story writing, film, dance, music, art, or photography. PICK UP an application packet in the Front Office or on our Reflections webpage.SUBMIT your work and application in the Reflections box by OCTOBER 15th.

Wellness Week, October 25-29

We have great activities planned to promote the healthy choices of exercise, sleep, nutrition, hydration, and literacy. Each day will have a theme and challenge. Students are strongly encouraged to participate. Details to be sent home soon. 

  • Monday-Give Peas a Chance 
  • Tuesday-Wild about Water 
  • Wednesday-Wake up, Wednesday
  • Thursday-Be a Good Sport
  • Foundation Friday-Get hooked on a BOOK dress-up day 

Coming Soon: Holiday Season Kickoff! and Honoring Our Heroes Program.

In addition to newsletter and flyers, we post regularly on the various social media platforms. Connect with us and stay informed on the what's happening in and around the Kincaid community. Come find us! @KincaidFoundationandPTA (Facebook) and @KincaidPTA (twitter).

ANNOUNCEMENT! - Kincaid PTA has a NEW Instagram account! Follow us @KincaidPTA.

Wipes Drive. We are grateful for the much needed cleaning supplies for use by the enrichment teachers.

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need. Click to view

Thriving in Life. There’s a lot of learning happening in schools that goes beyond academics. Click to listen now to what Social and Emotional Learning looks like, why it's important and how families can help.

TikTok's commitment to support parents and guardians on the importance of our youth being good citizens online and offline. Through their collaboration with National PTA, The TikTok Guide for Parents contains critical information about the parental controls available to families on TikTok as well as digital safety information.

We have a chance to receive the Oak Tree Membership Award! 

We need only four more faculty memberships or sponsorships of a faculty member to reach 100% from our school personnel. 

Please Consider Sponsoring a Faculty Member Today! All membership levels are $8 and good through June 30. If YOU haven't renewed your Kincaid PTA membership yet, visit our website and join!

Help continue Kincaid Elementary's recognition as a National PTA School of Excellence by completing this brief survey. Data submitted will be used to determine areas of need and focus within the Kincaid community. The survey will be offered again towards the end of the school year to gauge progress.

If you need translation: (1) right click on the survey's blue background, (2) scroll down to find translate, (3) left click. To change the detected language, click on the 3 dots and select a new language.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Yearbooks are available for purchase starting at $25. Visit and see what's new this year.

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday At Kincaid

  1. CLICK HERE to order birthday treats for your child and classmates. 
  2. CLICK HERE to order a Marquee Message for $15

Payments for birthday treats or marquee message must be made separately. 

Family Investment Campaign Update

The Kincaid Foundation has already put your donations to great use this year by providing funds to the STEM lab, teacher reimbursements, and the Design Lab! Our goal is to raise a total of $76,910 this school year to go toward many more initiatives that will support students and teachers. The Family Investment Campaign is the first fundraiser of the year, with a goal of raising $20,000.  So far, Kincaid families have generously donated $8,000 toward that goal. Please help us reach this first goal, so that we can continue to support many more important programs at Kincaid!  Any donation amount is appreciated and helps us reach our goal!

Donating is easy: Go online to: or send a check into the school made out to The Kincaid Elementary Foundation. Please include your name, your address and email, your child's name, and your employer (if you'd like to follow-up with Corporate Matching).

Oct 6-19CCSD's Online Learning Lottery Open
Enrolling adults may enter the online learning lottery through their ParentVue account. You will received an email confirmation regarding your lottery entry after the lottery window closes.

Oct 15Reflections Submissions Due!
Return your work and application to Ms. Perisino in the Library.
Spirit Night PNO at Marietta Martial Arts
6-9:30 PM. Pizza will be served.
Cost: 1st Child-$20, 2nd Child-$10, 3rd Child-$5

100% of this money will be donated back to Kincaid Elementary! Click here to register your child(ren)

Oct 18-22Early Release Days-Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12:30 PM

Oct 25-29Wellness Week

Oct 28Papa John's Spirit Night, 5-8 PM

Oct 29Foundation Friday $2 
Costume and Book Character Dress-Up Day
Spirit Night PNO at Marietta Martial Arts
6-9:30 PM. Pizza will be served.
Cost: 1st Child-$20, 2nd Child-$10, 3rd Child-$5

100% of this money will be donated back to Kincaid Elementary! Click here to register your child(ren)

Oct 30Cougar Fun Run, 7:15 AM
All proceeds support the purchase of PE equipment for the school.
Sprayberry High Trunk or Treat, 3-7 PM
Enjoy carnival games, prizes, candy, bounce house and more on the Sprayberry football field.

Nov 2Election Day

Dec 2Next PTA General Meeting, 6:30 PM. Details TBA
CCSD Is Now Hiring Bus Drivers & Monitors

CCSD Transportation Department is looking for interested persons to help reduce the stress caused by the current shortage of school bus drivers and monitors within the county. View available Parent Monitor details and CCSD Bus Driver details. Visit to apply.

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