Cougar Connect

Week of November 5, 2018

Maker Space Mondays

Starting this Monday Room 531 will be open at lunch on Mondays. Mrs. Marinos will have a craft or project for students to participate in. This Monday students can come and make a lanyard. We are still collecting supplies, but eventually the Maker Space will be open for students to let their imagines run wild and create some one-of-a-kind creations.

Halloween Dance Photos

Check out the link below to see the pictures from our green screen at the dance.

Electives & Clubs Showcase Night

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 15, 2018 for our first ever Electives & Club Showcase Night. Originally it was from 7:00-8:30 pm, but due to the growing excitement we will extend it until 9:00 pm. This will also provide more time for those of you attending the Grand Canyon Informational Night, which should end around 7:15 pm. Please see the attached flyer below for more details about what will be featured during this evening. The drama and music shows will each repeat three different times to make sure you get to see everything. Feel free to invite perspective Kennedy families to attend. We will also send flyers to our feeder schools this week.

STAR Testing

This week students will take the STAR reading test again. We will encourage students to take their time and do their best. Please echo that message at home. The general results of the November test do get shared with the Board and Redwood City School District community. We will be announcing some extra rewards that can be earned for students who show growth from the September assessment and/or meet or exceed grade level reading expectations. The scores will be on the report card, but we will also enter them again in PowerSchool as a non-counting grade entry.


End-of-the-Season BBQ/Celebration Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm @ Kennedy.

Potlkuck Food

Football - Hamburgers and Buns

8th Green - Hot Dogs and Buns

8th White - Side Dishes (ie. salad, bread, beans and rice, etc)

7th Green - Desert (ie. cake, cookies. etc)

7th White - Drinks (ie. Gatorade, Water, Juice, Sodas)

6th Volleyball - Plates, Utensils, Napkins

Athletic Department - Chicken and Steak for the Grill (maybe some pizza, too)


Fall conferences will take place on a drop-in basis on Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Pop into the library on your way in to pick up grades and other handouts. Please note that the teachers will take a lunch break from 12:00-1:00 pm and will not have conferences during this time.

Honor Roll Breakfast - Save the Date!

Students who receive a 3.75 or higher first trimester and their families will be invited to the Honor Roll Breakfast on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:15 am in the gym. We have one week left in the trimester, so encourage your student to make sure all of his/her work is turned in.

School Tours

Do you have a 5th grader or know someone who has a student coming to Kennedy next year? We will have school tours and presentations on the following dates:

Wednesday, December 5, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Tuesday, December 18, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Tuesday, January 15, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Friday, January 25, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

Once we know the outcome of all of the changes for next year from Dr. Baker, we will have information mornings or nights at feeder schools as well. In addition, a student can come and shadow a Kennedy student at any point. Please just call the office to arrange a date.

Academic Support

All Academic Subjects:

Tuesday-Friday, 7:45-8:15 am, Library

Monday-Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 pm, YELL Room, (Old REACH Office)

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


Monday-Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room B4 or 637

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, 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

Pictures From This Week

November Events

Thursday, November 8: October Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym

Friday, November 9: Patterned Shirt Spirit Day; Flag Identification Lunchtime Competition; End of First Trimester

Monday, November 12: No School

Tuesday, November 13: WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Room 535; November Birthday Celebration, Room 535

Wednesday, November 14: Student Council Meeting, 8:15 am, Room 535; WEB Pizza Lunch, B-Quad

Thursday, November 15: ELD Potluck, 6:00 pm, Library; Grand Canyon Informational Meeting, 6:30 pm, Gym; Elective & Club Showcase, 7:00-9:00 pm, Around Campus

Friday, November 16: Minimum Day Dismissal 1:30 pm; Fall Sports Assemblies and Staff Tricycle Race

Monday, November 19: Conferences, 8:30-3:30 pm, Lunch Break For Teachers, 12:00-1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 20: Conferences, 8:30-3:30 pm, Lunch Break For Teachers, 12:00-1:00 pm; Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23: No School

Tuesday, November 27: Honor Roll Breakfast, 7:15 am, Gym

Wednesday, November 28: Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal, 3:15 pm, Gym

Thursday, November 29: Winter Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym

Friday, November 30: Basketball Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 535