Cougar Connect

Week of March 18, 2019

March Middle Years

Attached below is the March edition of the Middle Years newsletter.

After School Math

I will continue to work with students who are interested in accelerating in math and/or want to brush up on their math skills the week after spring break since there is a lot going on right now for students after school with the musical, sports, etc.

Mandatory High School Class Selection Sheet Drop Off

A High School representative will be doing a short presentation about elective options, class placements, and will be answering questions. After the presentation parents will be turning in completed class selection sheets. Completed forms will have the elective section completed (on back of form), and include parent signature (front of form). Students have been assigned a time based on the period they have ELA. Please look at time assignments below. If you have any questions please feel to contact Liz Calderon-Garcia in the Family Center at 650-482-2110 or

Date: March 19, 2019

Location: Library

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8th Grade Graduation Festivities

8th grade graduation events are almost here. Your kids will participate in a day trip to Great America, the graduation dance, field day events and the graduation ceremony, including gowns for all kids. These wonderful events take money to produce and we are asking for donations of $75 per child to cover the costs. Without your donation we won’t be able to make all of these events happen. Please make a contribution today so we can make your child’s graduation from Kennedy a memorable one!

  • Make a $75 contribution by credit card or PayPal account using this link: Please include you child’s name in the comments.

  • Write a check or leave cash in the PTO lock box at the Kennedy Office, please note your child’s name on check or envelope.

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Save The Dates

There are several dates coming up in March, April, and May to mark on your calendar that you may or may not know about. There will be more details to come on all of the night events as we get closer to them.

Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 am: Trimester 2 Honor Roll Breakfast.

Thursday, March 28, 7 pm: We will be showing the movie Angst and have a panel discussion with high school students and experts after. We are finding that a lot of kids have anxiety and depression and feel that it is important to address this topic. Students will also see the movie that day during school and be able to ask questions to a panel.

Friday, March 29: Super Minimum Day. Dismissal at 12:06 pm.

Monday, April 1- Friday, April 5: Spring Break. No School.

Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30 pm: Open House/STEAM Fair.

Thursday, April 25, 7 pm: Spring Concert.

Thursday, May 2, 7 pm: Vaping/Juul Parent Information Night. Sequoia Union High School District is doing this same evening in April. I asked the organizer to bring this presentation to RCSD because there is a huge increasing trend nationwide of middle school and high school students vaping. Kennedy will host because I organized this, but we will open this up to all parents in the District. (Same thing with Angst in March).

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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 637

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 & Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 312

Maker Space: Mondays, Lunch, Room 531

Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314

Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530

Total Drama Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417

Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417

Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417

Announcements From The Community

Mamma Mia!

Woodside High School proudly presents MAMMA MIA!

Many Kennedy Alumni are part of this show!

Show dates and times are:

Friday and Saturday, March, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 17th, at 2:00pm

All shows are at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make MAMMA MIA! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Tickets are available at

Woodside Cheer

See the attached announcement below.

Pictures From This Week

March Events

Tuesday, March 19: 8th Grade High School Class Selection Sheet Drop Off, Library (See details above); PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Staff Room

Thursday, March 21: WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Room 535; Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym

Friday, March 22: WEB Cookie Decorating, Lunch, B-Quad

Monday, March 25: March Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535

Tuesday, March 26: Honor Roll Breakfast, 7:15 am, Gym; 6th Grade Field Trip to Asian Art Museum (Ms. Dueñas’ classes), All Day

Thursday, March 28: Angst Anxiety Assemblies (throughout day), Angst Parent Showing & Panel Discussion (including the movie’s producer), 7-9 pm, Gym

Friday, March 29: Sports Assemblies (8th Grade: 9:05-9:45, 7th Grade:10:20-11:00, 6th Grade: 11:20-12:00); Super Minimum Day Dismissal, 12:06 pm; Shrek Jr., 7 pm, MIT Theater

Saturday, March 30: Shrek Jr., 1 & 7 pm, MIT Theater