P E A K S



PEAKS

PEAKS is a non-profit volunteer parent and community group that supports the school. The name stands for Parents and Educators Aligned for Killington Students.


Meetings

Please join the monthly meeting at 8:15 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, remotely via Zoom. You can contact Kim Harris at kimjharris@hotmail.com for more information and the Zoom mtg link. We have fun supporting the school and would love your help! When we are able to meet in person again, coffee and pastries are served at the meetings and all are welcome!


Mission

The parents, volunteers, and community members of the Killington Elementary School's mission is to help support the students, teachers, and parents of the school by developing and implementing activities that build community and enrich the learning environment. We will also provide support to the school staff and facilitate communication between the school and the families.


Ongoing Fundraising

Click on the 'Ongoing Fundraisers' button below to find out how EVERYONE can help with:

  • Price Chopper - "Tools for Schools"

  • Hannafords - "Help Schools, Help Kids"

  • Box Tops for Education

  • Direct Donations

Direct monetary donations are gratefully accepted at any time. Please make tax deductible donations out to the Sherburne Education Foundation. Donations may be dropped off at the school or be mailed to the PEAKS, PO Box 998, Killington, VT, 05751.


Activities Supported by the PEAKS

  • iPad Initiative

  • School Garden and Composting

  • Farm to School

  • Safe Routes to School

  • Bottle Drive

  • Ski Clothing Swap

  • Playground Improvements

  • Halloween Candy Buy Back

  • Math Night

  • Trailblazers Ski Program

  • Spring Fling Breakfast

  • Welcome Packet for New Families

  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation

  • Food Drives

  • School Involvement in Community Events - Spartan Race, Turkey Trot, Stage Race, Festival of Trees, etc.


Grants

The PEAKS research and apply for grants to support the school. The school's garden and composters were funded by grants. Grants have also been received to improve the playground and nature trail. Many thanks to the volunteer grant writers and to the organizations that have awarded grants to KES!

On-Going Fundraisers

Price Chopper - "Tools for Schools"

Register your Price Chopper Advantage card at KES or at any Price Chopper Service Desk. The KES school code is 15362. Registration is ONE time not once each school year and ANYONE can register so please encourage family and friends throughout CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT to register. There is no reduction in your gas savings by registering. Program runs through the end of March.

Hannafords - "Help Schools, Help Kids"

The Rutland Hannafords grocery store will donate money for every 4 products purchased with the "Hannafords Helps School" logo. A certificate will be printed out with your register receipt. Please place the certificate (or your register receipt) in the Killington Elementary School slot on the collection tower. ANYONE can drop into the Killington slot so please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to support us by placing their receipts in the slot too. This program only runs through December.

Box Tops for Education

We collect "Box Tops for Education" (BTE) coupons and exchange them for money to purchase products for the school. Many products including food items, paper goods, office supplies and apparel have small BTE coupons on them. Before you throw away boxes or packing, please look for, clip and save the BTE coupon. Collection boxes are located at the Killington Elementary School (on the table across from Mrs. Guggenberger's office) and at the Sherburne Memorial Library (near the front door on the checkout desk). Please do not put your BTE couples in the box located at Hannafords since that collection box does not go to KES.

Donations

Direct monetary donations are gratefully accepted at any time. Please make tax deductible donations out to the Sherburne Education Foundation. Donations may be dropped off at the school or be mailed to KEEPERS, PO Box 998, Killington, VT, 05751.

If you have ideas for other fundraisers, events, grants and/or projects, please join a meeting or contact someone who is attending a PEAKS meeting. It would be great to have as many parents as possible be active participants in the PEAKS.