Cougar Connect

Week of October 15, 2018

WEB Carnival

The 6th Grade WEB Carnival is this week on Friday! Although the permission slip was due this past Friday we will still take it until Tuesday afternoon. In case you need another copy, it is attached below. We are hoping most 6th graders will attend because it will be a lot of fun. The 8th grade WEB Leaders are hard at work planning the booths. Students can be picked up from the gym at 4:10 pm on Friday.

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

As most of you know there will be some changes next year in the Redwood City School District due to rising costs and declining enrollment. There is a committee, the Superintendent's Advisory Committee, made up staff, parents, and community members, coming up with ideas on how to help with the budget cuts needed. Below is the link with all sorts of notes, presentations, etc.

On Tuesday night next week, October 16, at 7:00 pm at MIT, we will hear the different options that this committee has come up with. Anyone is welcome to come, but I will give you a summary in my newsletter next week. The following week there are two meetings where parents can come and speak to the Board about options presented. These meetings are Monday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT) auditorium and Thursday, October 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Taft MUB.

Here is the good news so far. At the Principal’s Coffee on Thursday morning, Dr. Baker spoke about how construction from the Bond will start soon at Kennedy (the new office building that will be built at the front of the school) and that the rest of the Kennedy plans have been submitted to the State for approval (classrooms, etc). This is not the case for all schools since there will most likely be some consolidation happening. However, we don’t know what all the options from the committee are. There may be some consolidating/moving of specific programs. If this majorly affects Kennedy then I would encourage you organize your voices and attend the meetings the week of October 22.

Save the Date - Thursday, November 15, 2018

Please join us for our first annual Elective & Club Showcase Night from 7:00-8:30 pm. We would love to have current and perspective families come see all of the cool activities students have been up to, watch some musical and drama performances, and participate in a few projects. Also, since Astronomy Night was such a huge success, we will bring the telescopes and ipads back out again. (Who knew you could hold an ipad up and have it identify everything in view in the sky through an app? Pretty cool!)

At 6:00 pm on that same night we would like to invite our Newcomer and ELD families to come join us for a potluck dinner to learn some tips about how to help your student to be become English proficient.

And... At 6:30 pm in the gym is the 7th grade Grand Canyon Informational Meeting.


Reminder: Fall Sports Fundraising Due Now


Volleyball Week 3

6th Grade (Crockett) 4 and 2

7th Grade (Landes) 4 and 2

7th Grade (Montoya) 3 and 3

8th Grade (Tuifua) 4 and 2

8th Grade (Meek) 2 and 3

Football Week 3

(Oropeza & Lee) 4 and 2

Next Week's Games

Volleyball Monday, 10/15

6th Grade (Crockett) Kennedy vs Roy Cloud at 4:00pm @ Kennedy

7th Grade (Landes) BYE (No Game)

7th Grade (Montoya) Kennedy vs Clifford at 4:45pm @ Kennedy

8th Grade (Tuifua) BYE (No Game)

8th Grade (Meek) Kennedy vs Connect at 4:00pm @ McKinley

Volleyball Wednesday, 10/17

6th Grade (Crockett) Kennedy vs Redwood City at 4:00pm @ Red Morton

7th Grade (Landes) BYE (No Game)

7th Grade (Montoya) BYE (No Game)

8th Grade (Tuifua) Kennedy vs North Star at 4:45pm @ Kennedy

8th Grade (Meek) Kennedy vs Garfield at 5:30pm @ Kennedy

Football Monday, 10/8

(Oropeza & Lee) Kennedy vs Selby Lane at 4:00pm @ Hawes

Football Wednesday, 10/10

(Oropeza & Lee) BYE (No Game)

For Scores, Schedules, Standings, and more go to:

Strength & Agility Training

Saturday, October 20th @ Kennedy

10:00 am to 11:30 am

End-of-Season Celebration & BBQ

Sunday, November 11th @ Kennedy

12 noon to 2 pm

Fall Sports Awards Assembly

Friday, November 16th @ Kennedy

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is open to our community again on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This will take place in the Kennedy gym at 9:30 am.

Parent Technology Classes

We are excited to offer Parent Technology Classes once per month that will teach technology tools to help you and your student be more successful at Kennedy. The topic of the first class will be School Communication Tools. This includes, but is not limited to: PowerSchool, The RCSD App, Google Classroom, Google Translate, Gmail, and Tips For Emailing With Your Student’s Teacher.

*The first class is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 am in Room 531.

The day of the week, time, and location will remain the same throughout the year. Other class dates for the year are: November 14, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 15.

If you are unable to attend the classes, we are working on creating a Google Classroom to post resources that you can view from home.

Maker Space Household Supplies Needed

  • Binder Clips

  • Fabric Sewing Supplies (thread, needles, etc)

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Iron and Ironing Board

  • Christmas lights (don't need to all work)

  • Zipties

  • Toothpicks

  • Paper towel rolls

  • Corks

  • Ziplock bags (all sizes)

  • PVC pipe

  • Mint tins and plastic containers

  • Straws

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Packing materials - Styrofoam

  • Tongue depressors

  • Plastic/paper cups

  • Paper plates

  • Rubber bands

  • Legos

  • String/yarn

  • Coin batteries

  • AAA batteries and AA batteries

  • Painters tape

  • Duck tape

  • Superglue

  • Glue guns and glue sticks

  • Plastic bottles (all sizes)

Academic Support

All Academic Subjects:

Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:45-8:15 am, Library

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, YELL Room, (Old REACH Office)

Thursdays, 1:35-2:35 pm, YELL Room (Old REACH Office)


Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room B4 or 637

Clubs & 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, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room 312

  • Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314

  • Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530

  • Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417

  • Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417

October Events

Monday, October 15: October Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535

Tuesday, October 16: Student Council Meeting (Moved from Wednesday), 8:15 am, Room 535, Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym; Kennedy Dine-Out Fundraiser at Crouching Tiger, 4:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, October 18: Great Shake Out Drill, 10:18 am (Countywide Drill)

Friday, October 19: Picture Make Up Day; Box Top Turn In, 4th Period; 6th Grade WEB Carnival, 3:10-4:10, Gym & Lunch Shelter

Tuesday, October 23: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 535; PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

Wednesday, October 24: Dance Tickets on Sale $5 and Halloween Grams $1, Lunch, Room 535; Site Council, 3:15-4:15 pm, Library

Thursday, October 25: Pumpkin Decorating, Lunch, Outside Room 529/530; Dance Tickets on Sale $5 and Halloween Grams $1, Lunch, Room 535

Friday, October 26: Pumpkin Decorating, Lunch, Outside Room 529/530; Dance Tickets on Sale $5 and Halloween Grams $1, Lunch, Room 535; Halloween Dance, 6:00-8:00 pm, Gym

Monday, October 29: Halloween Grams on Sale $1, Lunch Outside Room 535; Pumpkin Decorating, Outside Room 529/530

Tuesday, October 30: Pumpkin Decorating, Outside Room 529/530

Wednesday, October 31: Happy Halloween! Appropriate Costumes Okay; Pumpkin Judging & Winners Announced 3rd Period