Welcome to Kennedy

Feburary 2018

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

7 - Grade 3 & 4 choir concert at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm in gym

9 - Visiting author, Nancy Carlson

16 - No school (Elementary Workshop / Staff Development)

19 - No school (President's Day)

20 - Sign up for conferences

28 - Elementary Evening Conferences

28 - Book Fair during conferences


March

1 - Elementary Evening Conferences

1 & 2 - Book Fair during conferences

2 - Elementary Daytime Conferences

2 - No school

12 to 16 - Spring Break

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2018 - 2019

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 28th and March 1st and for the morning of March 2nd. 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.

PTO will be helping provide food for the teachers during conference times. If your are interested in helping with food please see sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EA9AF23A0FF2-kennedy2

3rd & 4th Grade Choir Concert

Third and Fourth Grade Families!

We have a 3rd, 4th, and Cougar Choir Concert on Wednesday, February 7th. We will be performing at 10 am and 2 pm. it he Kennedy Gym. We encourage you to wait until 45 minutes prior to the concert for seating. Student concert attire is something nice! You can email Ms. Arnoldy with questions: larnoldy@hastings.k12.mn.us.

Hope to see you there!

BOOK FAIR

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


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

March 1st - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

March 2nd - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A wide variety of books and items will be available.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

Hastings Public Schools offers a Summer Adventure Program (Summer School) free of charge for eligible students. Classroom and Special Education teachers will be having conversations about Summer Adventure during the upcoming weeks.


The elementary program will run for three weeks from July 9 through July 27, 2018 at Pinecrest Elementary. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bussing will be provided (for those students who live outside of the walking area).

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 2018-19 classroom assignment.

Weekly Character Trait: Teamwork and Cooperation

Above the Line Golden Tickets for December