Hello! We are a nonprofit group serving Kenwood Community School, a public elementary (K-5) school in Minneapolis. Our diverse community includes many neighborhoods across Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis.
Smarts + Arts
Kenwood provides an inclusive, joyful, and student-centered atmosphere for children to learn and grow. Relationships with families and community partners are integral to the way that Kenwood students thrive. Arts integration and PTA-sponsored residencies at every grade level are what spark the Kenwood slogan: Smarts + Arts.
In addition to regular arts programs and field trips, ongoing residencies bring professional artists into school to work with students and teachers to enrich the classroom experience and reinforce aspects of the current curriculum. Some examples are: African drumming and dance with Brother Ghana, Midwest Food Connections, Taiko drumming, Roots global dance, and Native American Art in the Present Tense.
Funds raised during Give To The Max Day help our PTA support the entire Kenwood community across three areas, among other needs:
1. Smarts + Arts: residencies, field trips, activity scholarships, professional development, etc.
2. Community-building: back-to-school events, Fall Family Festival, Kenwood Crawl, Smarts + Arts night, Woodchuck Walks, sledding parties, Spring picnic, etc.
3. Supplies: supporting classroom teachers, our school social worker, gym classes, and outdoor gear for winter recess.
Thank you for considering Kenwood School PTA.
Learn more at www.kenwood-pta.org!