Week of May 20, 2019
Quick progress is being made in the front of the school on the Office/Family Center building. As you may have seen, they have begun to go vertical. I have been working behind the scenes with the bond team on the inside layout and furniture. Attached below are some pictures of what the inside of the building will look like. On Friday they completed the first concrete pour.
Some of you may have noticed the four portables that also appeared on the blacktop near the gym this past week. Those are for phase two next year when we start to fix up the classrooms. Teachers will take turns moving into the portables while their classrooms are updated.
As promised, here are pictures from Kennedy parent, Mariana Eymann: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uWigNp7qoPGZKYWG6
Additionally, here is a video put together by Kennedy teacher, Chandra Leonardo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDB9Kt1fpJE&feature=youtu.be
7th Grade Field Trip This Tuesday
Free Books For Summer Reading
Woodside 2019-2020 Events
Principal Diane Burbank sent me some key dates for Woodside events next year that might be of interest. Please see below:
Back to School Night -Thur, Aug 29, 6:30 pm, begins in center quad
7th/8th grade Info Night - Wed, Oct 2, 7pm, PAC
Saturday Open House for prospective students and families - Sat, Jan 25, 9 am - 12 noon, begins in PAC
Spring Open House for current families - Thur, Mar 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Advanced Placement and Advanced Standing Info Night for students and families including incoming 9th - Thur, April 16, 7 pm start, begins in PAC
Awards Night - Wed, June 3, 7 pm PAC
Graduation- Fri, June 5, 10 am, Bradley Field
Summer Reading For Rising 8th Graders
The SUHSD schools have posted their summer reading lists. 8th grade ELA teachers are posting these links in Google classroom, but below are the links so that families have them as well.
Last Week of School
RCSD Instrumental Music Festival For Beginning Music Classes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Morning Rehearsal: Students will report to the music room at 8:30 am. The bus will depart by 8:45 am. We will do a rehearsal at Sequoia High School from 9:00 -10:00 am. Students should return to Kennedy by 10:15 am.
Arrive at 5:30 pm, Performance from 6:00-6:30 pm.
Arrive at 6:40 pm, Performance from 7:00-7:30 pm.
Safe and Smart Choices at Drop Off/Pick Up
Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping the Kennedy PTO raise up to $30K in support of our students and community! This will help fund next school year’s programs, including: The Kennedy Family Center, The Art Program, The Maker Space, and a new project based learning program called Project Lead The Way. Donate Now or put a check in the PTO box in the school office. No contribution is too small!
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: https://bit.ly/2DeBrJf. 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.
Pictures From This Week
Tuesday, May 21: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am Gym; 7th Grade Downtown Redwood City Historic Field Trip & Other Activities (Special Schedule For 7th Grade All Day)
Monday, May 27: No School, Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 22: Site Council, 3:15 pm, Library
Tuesday, May 28: Beginning Music Field Trip/Rehearsal at Sequoia High School, 8:30-10:15 am; May Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535; Beginning Music Performances at Sequoia, 6 pm (Orchestra) and 7 pm (Band); PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 30: Volunteer Breakfast, 8:30 am, Library
Friday, May 31: 8th Grade Great America Trip, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm