Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
May 2022 Newsletter
Dates to remember
2 - Hastings Elementary Choir Concert 6:30 pm @ Hastings Middle School
LiveStream Link: https://bit.ly/200elemSpring22
9 - NO SCHOOL - Asynchronous Learning Day - see more info below
10 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00 pm - Kennedy Media Center
16 - Empower Me Presentation for Grades K-4 - more info below
16 - Student Wellness Survey - more info below
30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
3 - Kennedy Cougar Carnival sponsored by the PTA
9 - Last Day of School - full day
May Featured Artists
4th - Valerie, 2nd - Wesley, K- Daphne, 3rd- Anna, 1st - Hayden, 4th- Kianna
Asynchronous Day - May 9th
Meals will be available to take home at the end of the day on Friday, May 6th. Your student will be able to let the teachers know they want a meal to take home Friday morning. You will get one breakfast and one lunch.
Student Wellness Survey
During the week of May 16, our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the annual Student Wellness Survey. It helps us to understand each student’s current health and well-being. Please use the link below to preview the survey and to access the opt-out form and the district survey calendar. If you choose to complete the opt-out form, please return the form to the main office.
2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
Looking Ahead to the 2022-23 School Year
Each family will receive a communication in August containing important information regarding the beginning of the school year. Kindergarten families will receive a separate email with orientation information for Tuesday, September 6th.
The first day of school in the fall for students in grades 1-4 will be Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th for kindergarten students.
Suggested classroom supply lists for the fall will be available on our school websites and in local stores.
Warm Weather and Flip Flops
As the weather continues to be conducive to being outside, our class may spend prolonged periods (20 min+) outside learning. Please have your child bring any needed sun exposure items such as hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. that you see as appropriate for your child. If your child is going to bring sunscreen, please show them how to apply it themselves, and remind them not to share their sunscreen with other students. A base layer of sunscreen can also be applied at home before sending your child to school.
Although flip-flops are fun and colorful, they should not be worn at school since they do not provide any stability or protection from injuries. Our nurse sees children with cuts, scratches, broken toenails, twisted ankles, and falls from running in flip-flops. Please be sure that your child wears appropriate shoes each day to school.
Student Well Being
Early Pick Up for Students
If there is ever a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7220 by 2:30 pm.
If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.
Treats at School
MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*
● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.
During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.
Change of Address or Daycare
School Lunch Updates!
**NOTE** Students will be charged for second meals, a la carte items, and milk if they bring their own meal.
More information about lunch accounts can be found here.