Week of May 13, 2019
Science CAASPP Testing and Make Ups
The students have worked hard these past two weeks on Language Arts and Math testing. Students have really been taking their time, which we haven’t seen as a whole in the past, so we are very pleased and proud of their efforts. Because of this, some students need more time this week to continue. We are back on a regular schedule this week, so we will pull students as needed to finish testing and will be trying to avoid pulling during Math and Language Arts classes.
Unfortunately, testing continues for the 8th graders this week. They have Science testing. This will be take place on Wednesday, May 15, during third period, and Thursday, May 16, during 4th period. For the most part, students will return to their same testing room and teacher during these testing times. Students do get a State provided reference sheet with formulas and Periodic Table for this test:
Here are sample questions with answers: http://www.caaspp.org/rsc/resources/CAST.training-scoring-guide-gr8.2018-19.pdf
Students can also go to the following link: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html, click on the green “Student Interface” button and complete a practice science test.
Summer Reading For Rising 8th Graders
The SUHSD schools have posted their summer reading lists. 8th grade ELA teachers are posting these links in Google classroom, but below are the links so that families have them as well.
Last Week of School
RCSD Instrumental Music Festival For Beginning Music Classes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Morning Rehearsal: Students will report to the music room at 8:30 am. The bus will depart by 8:45 am. We will do a rehearsal at Sequoia High School from 9:00 -10:00 am. Students should return to Kennedy by 10:15 am.
Arrive at 5:30 pm, Performance from 6:00-6:30 pm.
Arrive at 6:40 pm, Performance from 7:00-7:30 pm.
Safe and Smart Choices at Drop Off/Pick Up
Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping the Kennedy PTO raise up to $30K in support of our students and community! This will help fund next school year’s programs, including: The Kennedy Family Center, The Art Program, The Maker Space, and a new project based learning program called Project Lead The Way. Donate Now or put a check in the PTO box in the school office. No contribution is too small!
8th Grade Graduation Festivities
8th grade graduation events are almost here. Your kids will participate in a day trip to Great America, the graduation dance, field day events and the graduation ceremony, including gowns for all kids. These wonderful events take money to produce and we are asking for donations of $75 per child to cover the costs. Without your donation we won’t be able to make all of these events happen. Please make a contribution today so we can make your child’s graduation from Kennedy a memorable one!
Make a $75 contribution by credit card or PayPal account using this link: https://bit.ly/2DeBrJf. Please include you child’s name in the comments.
Write a check or leave cash in the PTO lock box at the Kennedy Office, please note your child’s name on check or envelope.
Pictures From This Week
Tuesday, May 14: Dine Out Fundraiser at Pizza My Heart, 4:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16: CAASPP Testing - Science, 8th Grade Only (3rd and 4th Period)
Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 24: 7th Grade Grand Canyon Trip
Tuesday, May 21: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am Gym; 7th Grade Downtown Redwood City Historic Field Trip & Other Activities (Special Schedule For 7th Grade All Day)
Monday, May 27: No School, Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 22: Site Council, 3:15 pm, Library
Tuesday, May 28: Beginning Music Field Trip/Rehearsal at Sequoia High School, 8:30-10:15 am; May Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535; Beginning Music Performances at Sequoia, 6 pm (Orchestra) and 7 pm (Band); PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 30: Volunteer Breakfast, 8:30 am, Library
Friday, May 31: 8th Grade Great America Trip, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm