Keeping Up With The Kennedy

May 10, 2020- Issue 34

Good Evening Families

It seems like the weeks are just flying by. We are already into the 2nd week of May. I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the nice weather this week. I have been planting in my greenhouse and getting ready to plant lots of vegetables and herbs in the ground. I have also been tending to my chickens.

Teachers have reported that students have been busy with turning in classwork, attending google meetings with their whole class or attending small groups sessions. It appears everyone is in a groove. Just a reminder that work is now an expectation. Teachers continue to work with students and families to meet individual needs.

Staff and parents have been talking about end of the year ideas for our 5th Graders. All plans are pending safety guidelines. Stay tuned for more information as we have it available.

Our Spirit Week was a huge success. Check out these videos

JFK Spirit Week #1.m4v

Grade 1

Scavenger Hunt

Your teachers miss you and to show you how much, they posted signs all around Canton. Use the picture clues in this scavenger hunt and take a drive or bike ride around town. See how many signs you can find!

Mrs. Sasin

Students have been doing a great job staying active. Check out some of the “PE at home” pictures that Kennedy students have sent to Mr. Sasin. Click this link: Kennedy PE at Home

Mrs. Bayliss

JFK Library Update

Check out the JFK Library webpage for links to free eBooks, including a K-5 eBook filled with facts about Coronavirus. You'll also find instructions for accessing Hoopla through the Canton Public Library there, and frequent messages from Mrs. Bayliss. Don't you wonder what she's been up to?

Mrs. Foley

Technology Expectations

Dear JFK Families,

I hope you are all well!

Please continue to check the "Technology/Google Classroom" or Instructions from your Classroom Teacher regarding the technology assignments during your technology time. You will either find a "Technology Menu" of choices or an actual assignment to "Turn In" every week.

Please continue practicing your 10 minutes of typing on Typing Pal for Grades 2-5 using home row, good ergonomics and proper posture.

Your grade level's goals:

Grade 3-15 Words Per Minute

Grade 4-20 Words Per Minute

Grade 5-25 Words Per Minute

I can see all your hard work. Keep it up!

Missing all of you!

Mrs. Foley

Kindergarten News

Due to the school closures, we are not able to hold our Kindergarten screening the last week of school as previously scheduled. Because teachers will not need to participate in that, we are able to extend the last day of kindergarten. The last day of kindergarten is now June 23rd . This aligns with the last day of school for the rest of the district.

Notes from the Nurse

Hello JFK Families! I hope you are all well and staying healthy. It's been great to connect with so many of you by phone, email and seeing some of the students in virtual classrooms. I continue to miss you all and love seeing your smiling faces! I am always here if anyone needs me. My virtual office hours are 9-10am M-F. Please reach out via email anytime as I check it many times throughout the day and will get back to you ASAP. My email is

I know the stress of everyday life is a lot to begin with, and with these added life changes ude to Covid -19, it is certainly making everyday life more challenging. Here is a short video from McLean Hospital with some coping tips for parents.

Take care,

~Nurse Stenmon

Parents of Grade 5 Students

Every year we have the current 5th and 8th graders complete the recertification of residency process before the close of the year. You will see the form and letter attached. They are due by June 19, 2020.

We understand that you will not be able to submit the forms and required documentation in person this year. We have included below the acceptable ways to return your required documents to us.

  1. By mail: Please mail your completed forms and required documents to:

Canton Public Schools

Certification of Residency: JFK

960 Washington Street

Canton, MA 02021

2. By email: Please email a scan or pictures of the completed forms and required documents to Please keep in mind that the scans/pictures need to be completely legible. Free scan apps are available for smartphones that we have found very helpful!

Please note: If you are sending a lease for Category 1, please send the first page (with address and tenant information), the signed page (with both tenant and landlord signature) and a proof of payment within 60 days). Do not send your entire lease agreement. Thanks!

If you have questions regarding this process or how to submit your recertification of residency, please contact Cathy Spera (

Thank you in advance!

Christine McMahon


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