Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7224
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7257
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888
Location: 1175 Tyler Street, Hastings, MN, United States
Dates to remember
1 - Evening Conferences
2 - Evening Conferences
3 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences
1-3 Scholastic Book Fair during Conferences in Media Center
13-17 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
22 - Hastings Reads Author Visit - Kiersten Hall, author of Jellybeans (more info below)
20 - Monthly PTA Meeting 7 pm in Kennedy Media Center
7-10 NO SCHOOL - Spring Holiday
17 - Monthly PTA Meeting 7 pm in Kennedy Media Center
29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Knox (Grade 2), Trinity (Grade 3), Harrison (Grade 3), Kassidy (Grade K), Emmett (Grade 1),
Parker (Grade K), Sophia (Grade 1)
William (Grade 4), Freya (Grade K), Cece L (Grade K), Brixton (Grade 1),
Henry (Grade 1), Kennedy (Grade 2)
Second Step Social Emotional Topic
March's Social Emotional Topic : Friendship Skills
This month, our schoolwide theme is friendship skills. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students to invite others to play, play in fair ways, take responsibility for mistakes by making amends, and how to handle name-calling assertively. These skills help students make and keep friends.
Second Step lessons specifically teach these friendship skills. You will be receiving Home Links describing why friendship skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child to help him or her learn and practice the skills.
2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
If your family or someone you know that has a student that will be entering Kindergarten, please register by February 28th. The student must be five years old on, or before, September 1st, 2023.
To enroll, visit the Kindergarten enrollment website.
We invite you to watch our introductory video to meet our kindergarten teachers.
Kindergarten Readiness information is available on our district website.
Yearbooks on Sale!!
Order your Kennedy Cougar Yearbook today!
Click HERE to order your Kennedy Yearbook.
All orders must be placed online by Wednesday, April 5th.
ONLINE orders only, no cash or check sales.
Enter School Code: 141685
2023-24 Classroom Placement
Class placement form are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2023-24 classroom assignment. Please have these forms returned by Wednesday, April 12th. Please do not phone or email this information to us.
Author Visit at Kennedy Elementary
Wednesday, March 22 during school
Minnesota author Kiersten Hall will be
visiting with students at these schools and
talking about her book and writing process.
Order your copy ahead of time online at
bit.ly/JellybeansOrder, to be delivered
during her school visits.
Visit www.hastingsreads.com for more events and information.
February Fun at Kennedy Elementary
Culver's Reward - Most collected food for 10 Days of Giving in December
Dental Visit - Kindergarten
Thank you to Dr. Ahn, Ms. Rene and Ms. Marie for teaching us about dental health from
The New Art of Dentristry clinic
3rd Grade Field Trip - Carpenter Nature Center
2nd Grade Field Trip - Carpenter Nature Center
Students studied the snow and ice
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Hastings Reads is a community-wide reading program that seeks to encourage reading and discussion of books and the ways in which they can help us understand the lives and experiences of ourselves and others. Everyone is invited to read the books and participate in the events. Let’s start reading and talking today!
Visit www.hastingsreads.com for more information
Reminder to DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for winter weather. Students spend twenty minutes outside for noon recess. Winter coats, gloves or mittens, and hats are required to make their time outside more enjoyable.
If the temperature is below 0º fahrenheit, or the wind chill is around that level, we will keep the students inside during recess.
Student Well Being
Throughout the year, there may be times that your child may be sick, need to go to medical appointments, etc. If your child is absent, please call the attendance line by 8:50 am at 651-480-7220.
Being on time to school is very important. If you are late to school, please check your student in at the main office.
If there is ever a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7220 by 2:30 pm.
If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.
Early Pick Up for Students
MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*
● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.
During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.
Don't Wait Until Winter ... Prepare for a "Snow Day"
It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:
Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.
Click HERE for instructions on how to update contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Treats at School
Change of Address or Daycare
KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Kids Campus Program will also be closed. If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30 am).
If school closes two hours early, then Kids Campus sites will close two hours early
(4:00 pm). Parents will be called and notified by Kids Campus staff to pick up their child.
Please pick up your child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up your child by that time. Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements.