Welcome to Kennedy

Feburary 2019

About Us

Attendance Line: 651-480-7220
Main Office: 651-480-7221

Nurse: 651-480-7224
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7257
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888


Elementary Handbook

District Calendars

Many Hastings families had a much brighter holiday season because of the generosity of our families. THANK YOU to everyone who sent non-perishable items to school this December.

DATES TO REMEMBER

FEBRUARY

1 - Conference signup available

5 - Instrument fair at High School - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

14 - Instrument fair at High School - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

15 - No school (Elementary Workshop / Staff Development)

18 - SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION - a make up day for days off.

22 - Visiting author (Rick Chrustowski)

26 - PTO meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

27 - Elementary Evening Conferences

27 - Book Fair 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

28 - Elementary Evening Conferences

28 - Book Fair 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM


March

1 - NO SCHOOL Elementary Morning Conferences

1- Book Fair 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

6 - 3rd and 4th Grade Music Concert at 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM and 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

11 to 15 - NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2019 - 2020

Registration forms can be found on the school website

LINK TO KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Fall Conferences are scheduled for the evenings of February 27th and 28th and for the morning of March 1st. Conference signup is now available. Parents can sign-up for one 20 minute conference per child. Please schedule your conference(s) by February 20th. The direct link is included here:http://tinyurl.com/jfkconference. If you need assistance scheduling a conference please contact your child's teacher or call the office at 651.480.7220.

BOOK FAIR

Kennedy's Fall Book Fair will be during conference times in the Media Center.


February 27th - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

February 28th - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

March 1st - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A wide variety of books and items will be available.

4th GRADE GEOGRAPHY BEE

Congratulations to Zach S. in Mrs. Rowan's 4th grade class. He was the winner of the Kennedy Geography Bee held on January 17th.

MCA TESTING DATES - MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS

The MCA math & reading tests will be taken online for students in grades 3 and 4 between April 2 and May 4. More information to follow in the March newsletter.

BIRTHDAY TREATS

In the past, many families have sent treats to school to celebrate a birthday. We will celebrate birthdays to make your child’s day special in our classroom!


To help us not exclude students with various food allergies from this celebration, we are asking that NO TREATS are sent to school. However, your child may bring a non-food item (pencils, stickers, erasers, etc.) to pass out to the class or donate a book or educational game to our classroom. If food treats are sent to school, they will be returned home in your child’s backpack.


Thanks for your cooperation!

MY CHILD IS GOING HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH A FRIEND, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your child goes home with a friend after school please send a note to their teacher and call the office. If your child intends to ride a bus home with their friend, the bus driver also requires a note. Students will not be allowed to deviate from their regular going home routine without a note giving your permission.

CLASS PLACEMENTS

Class placement forms are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2019 - 2020 classroom assignment.

Weekly Character Trait: Teamwork and Cooperation