The New Kent Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization exists to support the education, social, extracurricular, and community of the students, faculty, staff, administrators at NKES. Our mission is to help every student, family, teacher, and staff member understand how valued they are as a member of the NKES community. We work to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work—and so can our children.
These days schools are asked to provide more with less; so we step in to help bridge that gap and provide resources they need. We help create additional learning opportunities for children. The PTO has provided educational hardware and software purchases, classroom supplies, play ground equipment, and other important items for our students and school. We are able to do this through the support and generosity of our families during our fundraising events like the Fall Festival, Book Fair, Holiday Shop, Coin Wars, Yearbook Sales and your Membership Payments.
And we strive to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun. Our goal through hosting events like Bingo for Books is to give families an opportunity to come in and have the opportunity to socialize and meet other families. We also host events like the Reptile Man and student assemblies to encourage academic growth of our students. We partner with the school to provide events like Field Day and 5th Grade celebration as well.
Through the help of NKES families, the NKES PTO has been able to support the NKES community for decades. We look forward to continuing that tradition with you. We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and friends. Join us!
Meet the PTO Board
I am a mom to two wonderful girls, ages 7 and 5 but before committing to the “mom life,” I was a third-grade teacher in Florida and then an Elementary Technology Specialist in Massachusetts. Not only do I understand what it’s like to be a teacher but I understand the logistics of a school on the staff’s side as I went back to college and received my masters in Educational Leadership. To say I’m excited to be back in a school helping wherever I am needed is an understatement! This will be my second year as the PTO president! We had such an amazing year last year and I plan to keep the momentum going! Our PTO team is ready to create a memorable year not only for our students but for our staff as well.
I am Mirasol Divine, mother of a 2nd grader, 1st grader and a 1 year old baby. We are new to the area and in our old school district we were very active with the PTO.
Many years ago I taught kindergarten and Pre-k at an international school while living abroad in China. So I believe that I'm able to appreciate the role that the teachers serve, as well as the expectations of a parent.
I'm very excited to be the new vice president and I'm looking forward to a great year.