Week of October 7, 2019
The Kennedy Book Fair
This week is the Kennedy Book Fair. Students can come in at brunch and lunch to browse and purchase books. Many of the classes will visit as well. This year on Thursday, October 10, the Book Fair will be open from 7:00-8:00 pm in the library (following the High School Fair).
If you are able to help with the Book Fair, please sign up using this link:
Principal's Coffee This Thursday
This past Thursday, Kennedy participated in a Fermi Challenge with their second period class since it was short day. A Fermi Challenge is a question that allows you to figure out an estimation based on data to answer that question. It allows to you to make a prediction of what you think the answer may be before you do calculations and use your data and research to figure out the answer.
Students built balloon powered rockets out of straws, string, balloons, and masking tape. The question they had to investigate, answer, and present was: How long will it take for your balloon powered rocket to travel the radius of the earth?
Below are some resources used from our day, including a student-friendly video and article that provided some extra learning about the first person in outer space. Thank you to 6th Grade Science Teacher, Kelly Jorgensen, and Technology Coach, Kathryn Marinos, for putting this all together. Also below are some pictures.
No School Monday
Extra Time On Assignments
This policy that we are piloting will provide students some cushion if they truly need help on an assignment and it takes a couple of times to complete the assignment with help. (We are seeing in the mornings at Breakfast Club students mostly need math support and sometimes it takes more than one session to get an assignment complete since it takes time to learn and practice concepts). This new policy also provides some relief when students have too much homework in one night and/or a lot of after school activities and can't get the work done without staying up really late.
High School Fair
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
Maker Space Club - Mondays, Lunch, Room 531
Photograph Club - Tuesdays, Lunch, and Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 314
Pokemon Card Club - Coming Soon
Yoga Club - Tuesdays, Lunch, Room A1 (Locker Room)
Students can show up to the club and do not need to sign up ahead of time.
Announcements From The Community
Free One Day Basketball Clinic
Redwood City After School Sports and Team Esface Basketball are partnering to provide a FREE one day Basketball Clinic for 4th-8th grade boys and girls. The clinic will be held on Monday, 10/14 (no school day) at Red Morton Community Center. Please see attached registration form for complete info. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants for each gender, the deadline to register is Tuesday, 10/8. To register please visit us online at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity or in person at Red Morton Community Center.
Check out more about Team Esface Basketball! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85wYvwrhbw
No Such Thing As A Bad Kid
Pictures From This Week
Monday, October 7-11: Book Fair, Brunch and Lunch, Library
Tuesday, October 8: WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Girls Locker Room; 7th Grade Teen Talk Parent Information Session, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library
Thursday, October 10: Principal's Coffee, 8:30 am, Library; September Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 pm, Gym; High School Fair, 6:00-7:00 pm, Gym, Book Fair, 7:00-8:00 pm, Library
Friday, October 11: Stuffed Animal Spirit Day; Vampire Teeth Competition, Lunch, In Front of Room 534 & 535
Monday, October 14: No School - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 15: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym
Friday, October 18: Picture Make Up Day
Tuesday, October 22: PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
Thursday, October 24: Candy Corn Caldron Toss Competition, Lunch, In Front of Rooms 534 & 535
Thursday, October 24-Wednesday, October 30: Pumpkin Decorating, Lunch, Outside of Room 529 and 530
Friday, October 25: 6th Grade WEB Carnival, 3:15-4:15 pm, Gym/Lunch Shelter, 500-Wing
Tuesday, October 29 - Friday, November 1: Dance Tickets On Sale, $5, Lunch, In Front of Room 534 & 535
Wednesday, October 30: Site Council, 3:15 pm, Library
Thursday, October 31: Halloween! Wear Your Costume To School (Must be school-appropriate); Pumpkin Contest Judging, BrunchFriday, November 1: Halloween Dance, 6:00-8:00 pm, Gym