Cougar Connect

Week of November 4, 2019

Superintendent's Coffee

This Tuesday, November 5, from 8:30-10:00 am in the library, Dr. Baker will give a presentation on the District, answer questions, and have an open forum. We hope you can attend. (This will replace the Principal’s Coffee for this month).

Dance

Thank you to all of the families who chaperoned the dance or donated water. We really appreciate it. The kids had a fun time. Here is a link to all of the pictures from the photo booth:


https://www.picturevideobooths.com/Galleries/2019/Kennedy-Middle-School-Halloween-Dance-2019/n-V79fxV

ELD Potluck

Join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 6-7 pm in the library if you have an ELD student at Kennedy. This is a chance to meet other families, learn how to help your student with reading, and prepare for upcoming conferences with teachers.

Elective & Club Showcase Night

Our second annual Elective & Club Showcase Night is Thursday, November 21, from 7-8:30 pm. Come and learn about many of our electives and clubs. Bring the whole family! There will be performances, projects to participate in, and games to play. Please help us get the word out to our feeder schools as well. This is a great opportunity to start getting to know Kennedy.

Astronomy Night - Mark Your Calendars!

The Science Department is hosting our second annual Astronomy Night. Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at 6 pm at the picnic tables in front of the 500 wing by the field. We will have pizza and other treats. Then we will have telescopes out to look at the full moon. Feel free to bring your own telescope as well.

What’s All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices?

We are bringing back the vaping parent and student informational night again this year. Kennedy is hosting, but it is open to anyone in the community who is interested in attending. Please RSVP. https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/842153/schools/51035

Sprays

This is a reminder that spray deodorant, perfume, cologne, and body sprays are not permitted on campus. We have staff and students who are very allergic to these. Please make sure your student leaves these at home.

Grades

A reminder that the end of the first trimester is coming up on Wednesday, November 13. We don’t have a lot of time left, so please encourage your student to get all assignments in, make up late work if the teacher accepts late work, and have your student come to before and/or after school academic help.


Below is a graph based on a report run earlier in the week of current grades. It actually doesn’t look too bad. As a reminder and for those who are new to Kennedy, to qualify for the Honor Roll Breakfast, which is Tuesday, December 3, at 7:15 am in the gym, students must have a 3.75 or higher. We have about 50 students who are close to qualifying (between a 3.60-3.74), so I am hoping the current number will go up by the end of the trimester.


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Amazon Smile

A reminder that you can give back to Kennedy at no extra cost by using Amazon Smile when you purchase items on Amazon. Here is a link for more information: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas
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Academic Support

Breakfast Club (Breakfast Provided)

7:45-8:15 am, Library (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)


After School Help (Snacks Provided)

3:10-4:10 pm, Room 531 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays)

1:40-2:40 pm, Room 531 (Thursdays)

Clubs

Anime Club - Thursdays, Lunch, Room 417

Book Club - Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10, Room 531

Dungeons & Dragons Club - Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 528

Earth Club - Wednesdays, Lunch, Library

Gaming Club - Mondays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 637 (Coming Soon!)

Maker Space Club - Mondays, Lunch, Room 531

Photograph Club - Tuesdays, Lunch, and Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 314

Pokemon Card Club - Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 421

Sci-Fi Club - Tuesday, Lunch, Room B-5 (Every Other Week)

Yoga Club - Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room A1 (Locker Room)


Students can show up to the club and do not need to sign up ahead of time.

Pictures From This Week

November Events

Tuesday, November 5: Superintendent’s Coffee, 8:30-10:00 am, Library

Friday, November 8: Colored Shirt Spirit Day (8th = Black, 7th = White, 6th = Blue); Roll ‘Em Lunchtime Competition, Lunch, Outside Room 535

Monday, November 11: No School - Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, November 12: Astronomy Night, 6:00 pm, Field

Thursday, November 14: October Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym

Monday, November 18: November Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 531A

Tuesday, November 19: Pin the Feather on the Turkey Lunchtime Competition, Lunch, Outside Room 535; Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym

Thursday, November 21: ELD Potluck, 6-7 pm, Library; Elective & Club Showcase, 7-8:30 pm, Around Campus

Friday, November 22: Fall Sports Assemblies, Times TBA; Minimum Day, 1:30 Dismissal

Monday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 26: Conferences, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (No School)

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29: No School - Thanksgiving Break