Week of October 29, 2018
This year we have three sections of AVID class. (This is instead of the Expository Reading and Writing class or replaces students’ elective for those who are ELD students). There are two sections in 8th grade and one in 7th grade. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. This class helps students with writing and organizational skills and to explore college options. Many of the students in this class will be first generation college students.
This week the AVID class took a tour of Cañada College and have been doing research about community colleges. Later in the year the students will research about private and public universities and take a field trip to one of each of these types of universities. Below are some pictures from this week’s field trip.
Reminder: Fall Sports Fundraising due Now
6th Grade Volleyball
4:00 PM Kennedy vs Roy Cloud @ McKinley
7th Grade Volleyball
4:45 PM Hoover vs Kennedy Cougars White @ McKinley
5:30 PM Kennedy Cougars Green
vs Clifford @ McKinley
8th Grade Volleyball
4:00 PM North Star vs
Kennedy Cougars White @ Kennedy
4:45 PM Clifford vs
Kennedy Cougars Green @ Kennedy
5:00 PM Roy Cloud vs Kennedy @ Hawes ES
For Scores, Schedules, Standings, and more go to: http://teamsideline.com/redwoodcity
End-of-Season Celebration & BBQ (Date Change)
Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th @ Kennedy
12 noon to 2 pm
Fall Sports Awards Assembly
Friday, November 16th @ Kennedy
6th Grade Basketball Practice Begins November 5th
7th & 8th Grade Basketball Registration Now Open
Strength & Agility Training
Saturday, November 10th @ Kennedy
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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.
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
Flyers From The Community
High School Family Education Nights
BGCP, Aim High, and Bay Scholars are having a High School Family Education Night! It is an evening for students and their families to learn about their high school options, how to go about navigating information and choosing a good fit for their student.
High School Family Education Nights
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
6:30-8:00pm (Dinner provided)
Mervin G. Morris Boys and Girls Clubhouse, 1109 Hilton Street, Redwood City
Both evenings are open to all students and their families in 6th-8th grade; students are encouraged to attend with an adult/guardian.
Our goal is to give families the information they need to make an informed decision about what high school will be the best fit for their child. Our organizations are here to be a resource for students and families, and we do not promote specific high schools.
Pictures From This Week
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