Cougar Connect

Week of October 22, 2018

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee presentation on Tuesday night. The good news is that at this time they have decided not to touch any of Kennedy’s programs. Some of our feeder schools could possibly be affected though. If you would like to see the ideas put forth, you can visit the link below:

Halloween Dance

This week is our first dance of the year, which is exciting. We will be selling tickets for $5 during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. What is included in the $5? Pizza, water, a DJ, and we have brought back the green screen again where students can take unlimited pictures with their friends and have them printed for them. We do not sell tickets at the door so no uninvited guests try to get in. Students may wear their Halloween costume as long as it is school appropriate.

Halloween Costumes may not have any weapons (swords, guns, knives, etc.) regardless of real or fake or fake blood. Students may not show their midriffs or have shorts/skirts that are too short. No gang or drug content. We need to be able to identify who students are, so no masks cover entire faces/heads.

Students may wear their costumes to school on Halloween Day as well. The same rules apply.

If you would like to help chaperone the dance, please contact the office, 650-482-2409.

High School

Transitioning to high school from middle school can be stressful. Don’t worry, we are here to help you have a smooth transition. In this document you will find important dates for public, charter, and private schools in the area. For any entrance exams (HSPT, ISEE, SSAT), interviews, open houses, shadow dates, and workshops students/families must sign-up beforehand, unless it says otherwise. Contact information for each school is also included in this document. Please contact Liz Calderon-Garcia in the family center at 650-482-2110 or if you have any questions.

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.

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 & 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

WEB Carnival

October Events

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