Week of February 25, 2019
February Middle Years
Dance This Friday! Chaperones Needed!
Reading, Language Arts, and Math Assessments
This past week students took the STAR reading test for the third time this year. Teachers will enter scores as a non-weighted grade in PowerSchool in the next week or two. Next weekend I will include the scoring chart so you can understand your student’s score. We still have a few make up tests to do this week.
This week the students will prepare for the April/May CAASPP tests by taking an interim assessment in math and language arts (required by the District). We will share these scores once we have them. This will take a couple of weeks.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the January Students of the Month. Below are the names of the students selected.
Angel Rodriguez Flores
Dominic Quintana Puluc
Franklin Coreas Coreas
Jackie Santos Gomez
Jas Hernandez Rodrigues
Jessica Chavez Ortiz
Maria Celeste Sanchez
Nathalia Efigenio Aldama
Nayeli Lopez Toscano
Oscar Ortega Ramirez
Salvadore Escalera Perez
As mentioned in prior newsletters, I am offering some extra math sessions for 6th and 7th graders who are in grade level math classes who want more of a challenge in math and may want to accelerate next year. A group of sixth graders and I had a fun first session on Wednesday. Below are some of the upcoming sessions. I will add more soon.
Monday, February 25, 3:15-4:15 pm, 7th Grade (Library)
Monday, March 4, 3:15-4:15 pm, 6th Grade (Library)
Wednesday, March 6, 3:15-4:15 pm, 7th Grade (Library)
Grand Canyon Upcoming Dates
Thursday, February 28th 6:30 pm: MANDATORY STUDENT & PARENT MEETING. We collect the full payment and all the forms required for participation on the trip. Students are issued a backpack, bedroll and sleeping bag.
Saturday, March 2nd, 7:00 am - 11:00 am: PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER. All families must participate in running this event. Sign ups will be at the Mandatory Meeting.
Help Your Child Use Technology At Home
Kennedy Hall of Fame
Come see our new inductees to the Hall of Fame, meet Hall of Fame members, and see some of the exciting things our kids are doing at Kennedy. The Hall of Fame is a great way to honor Kennedy alumni who are inspirational role models for our Kennedy students!
Get to know one of our Hall of Fame members:
This Hall of Fame member has something in common with Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Tim Tebow, Bo Jackson and O.J. Simpson... they are all winners of the Heisman Trophy! In 1967, as UCLA quarterback, Gary Beban won the Heisman Trophy, given to the nation’s best college football player. Mr. Beban played in the NFL and then went on to a successful career in commercial real estate where he became the President of CB Richard Ellis, a global leader in commercial real estate services. See Mr. Beban’s Heisman Trophy in the Hall of Fame in the Kennedy Gymnasium, which is named after Mr. Beban!
Zero Period Elective Next Year
As mentioned last week, we are considering offering an optional zero period elective next year twice a week from 7:30-8:18 am. If you are a sixth or seventh grade parent, please take the time to complete the survey so that we can do some planning for next year. Here is the link:
Morning Safety Reminders
Clubs and Groups
Art Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-8:20 am, Room 526
Book Club: Thursdays, Lunch, Room 534
Dungeons & Dragons: Fridays, Room 528
Jazz Band (Audition Only): Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 312
Maker Space: Mondays, Lunch, Room 531
Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314
Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530
Total Drama Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417
Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417
Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417
Announcements From The Community
Expanding Your Horizons Conferences
Here is the link for more information:http://skylinecollege.edu/eyh/
Sequoia High School Dance Auditions
2019-20 Sequoia High School Advanced Dance CLASS Auditions
When: Friday, March 1st, 4:00 pm
Where: Check in at gym 3:00 pm. Auditions will be held in the dance studio.
Please learn the three dance combinations on YouTube (Jazz, Hip-hop and Lyrical) http://tinyurl.com/sequoiaadvancedauditions2019. In addition, be prepared to demonstrate battements, pirouettes and jetes. Please wear athletic/dance wear. Jeans are not permitted. Dance shoes are optional.
An optional workshop will be held on Weds. 2/27 from 4-5:30 pm in the dance studio.
Video submissions are accepted. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 1st.
Please direct any questions to Taylor White (email@example.com).
Pictures From This Week
Tuesday, February 26: AVID Field Trip to UC Berkeley; Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535
Wednesday, February 27: Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535; Site Council, 3:15 pm, Library
Thursday, February 28: Dance Tickets on Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535; Grand Canyon Meeting, 6:30 pm, Gym
Friday, March 1: End of Second Trimester; Dance, 6-8 pm, Gym