Programs and Events 


Events at Key help us form the strong bonds that make our community so unique! For more information about events at Key, contact

Next Up: Join your Escuela Key friends for Skate Night at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Saturday, January 20.  Learn more here.


Here are just a few of the programs sponsored in whole or in part by the PTA. For more information about these or any events at Key, contact

Abejas Lectoras

Character Education - One of Key’s goals is to develop civic-minded students of high character. We want all students to acquire the beliefs, emotional intelligence, and behaviors necessary to do what is right simply because it is right. To that end, we involve students, staff, and parents in an active Character Education program that includes Character Rocks (a student-run activity), Parent Institutes (speakers and materials on character education topics), and several in-school activities. We promote four character traits: Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Kindness. For more information on Key’s Character Ed Program, please go to

After-School Enrichment - The PTA offers several after-school enrichment activities for Key students.  Enrichment classes are a great opportunity for students to learn fun and exciting things in a safe environment.  Classes span a variety of subject areas such as sports, music, architecture, and computer programming. All courses are taught by qualified professionals and take place at Key immediately following the end of the school day.  Approximately 45 classes are offered each school year: 15 each session (Fall, Winter, Spring).  It is important for all children to have enrichment opportunities; therefore, approximately 20 scholarships are awarded each session.  Scholarships are furnished by the class providers as well as the PTA.  

Odyssey of the Mind

Reflections Art Program- Students can participate by creating an entry in one of 6 art categories (visual arts, photography, literature, dance choreography, musical composition & fim production).  Please send all entry forms and either videos, mp3's, photogrpahs or any other form of digital entry to  

Estudiantes pueden crear un a hobra en 6 categorias (artes visuales, fotografia, literatura, coreografí de baile, composición de música y produción de pelicula).  Por favor manden todas las formas de entradas y entradas electronicas al correo electronico

Teacher Grants - The PTA has established an Educational Grant Program to help support innovative learning.  Teacher grants are available to all Key staff and are intended to enhance the educational experience of the students at Key.  Past grants have funded a variety of projects, such as creative classroom seating options, STEM materials, and even a sister school program with a 2nd grade class in Nicaragua.  For questions, contact:

Apicultures Award for teachers and staff - A monthly award to recognize the amazing work of Key teachers and support staff. Award dates are generally between main PTA meetings (3rd Tuesday of every month). Send a nominating email to with a quick overview of why you are nominating that Key staff member. Award winners receive a small gift certificate and letter thanking them for going above and beyond.