Cougar Connect

Week of June 10, 2019

Report Cards

Report cards were sent home last week mostly on Thursday, some still on Friday. So if you have not seen your student’s report card, please ask your student. You can also see the final grades on PowerSchool.

A few of you have asked about Honor Roll certificates. Because grades were still being finalized until the end of last week, it wasn’t feasible to create them and get them out to students.

Kennedy Gives Out Chromebooks At Graduation

Congratulations again, to the Class of 2019. For those who were not in attendance, we are excited to announce that each Kennedy 8th grader left prepared for high school with a Chromebook.

Summer Music Camp

Summer Music Camp is this week. Below are the dates and times for our returning music students.


If you haven’t been following us on Facebook, Mrs. Marinos has been posting all sorts of pictures and reminders each week, including pictures from graduation this past Friday.

Field Day

The students had a great time at Field Day on Tuesday. Thank you to all of the staff and parents who helped to make this possible.

Ellevate Math

For those signed up for Ellevate Math, below is a reminder about the logistics. There are a couple of spots left in the classes for rising 6th graders. Please contact me if you are interested early this week. The class for the rising 7th graders is full.

Program Logistics

Elevate Math - Entering 7th and 8th

Starts: Monday, June 17 - Ends: Friday, July 12 (No School 7/4)

Time: 8 AM to 12 Noon

Location: Hoover School

8th Grade (rising 7th graders): Room 603

7th Grade (rising 6th graders): Rooms 704 and 706

Summer Slide

We are excited for students to have a chance to enjoy their summer and be a playful kid. However, as many of you know, there is a big “summer slide” that can happen that holds students back academically when they return because they haven’t read or done any math over the summer. So we encourage kids to read for pleasure this summer, even if it is lighter reading like comic books and/or graphic novels. Here are some resources below that Mrs. Leonardo sent out to her families that I am sharing with everyone. Thanks, Mrs. Leonardo. Also, students will still have access this summer to their DreamBox account, so they could do a little math each week. Khan Academy is another free, online option.

Preventing Summer Slide

Here are three videos I'm recommending you watch with your student.

What is Summer Slide (0:00-1:45)

Tips to Avoid "Summer Slide"

3 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer Reading Information

Redwood City Public Library Reading Challenge

Things to Do at Home

Summer Reading List

Maze Day

For those returning next year and/or have incoming students, here are some important dates to put on your calendar:

Tuesday, August 13: 6th Grade WEB Orientation, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 6th Grade Only Maze Day, 12:30-3:00 pm. Maze Day (All Grade Levels), 5:00-7:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 14: Maze Day (All Grade Levels), 3:00-6:00 pm.

Friday, August 16th: 7th and 8th Grade New Student Orientation, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Monday, August 19: First Day of School.

Thursday, August 22: 6th Grade Potluck, 5:30-6:30 pm. 6th Grade Yosemite Informational Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm.

We will send out a packet in July with all sorts of information.

Other Pictures From This Week

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