Week of October 8, 2018
Get Excited! Walk to School Day is Coming!: When? Wednesday, October 10th
Walk to School Day is an international event that is celebrated every year. On Wednesday, October 10th, Kennedy is participating in Walk to School Day!Your student will receive a small gift for participation in walking to school. The 1st period teacher will take a tally of those who participated! Please wear any shade of green, so we can identify and thank all of those that participated! Please look out for a flier sent home with more information.
Graphic Design Help Needed
Second Harvest Food Bank
September Student of the Month
Anahi Rueda Perez
Bryan De Leon
Edgar Guzman Barrios
Juan Flores Jr
Marlene De la Luz
Remy Guzman Guerra
Salvadore (Chava) Escalera
Sophia Sanchez Sevilla
Congratulations 7th Grade!
The Kennedy 7th grade was selected to receive a full-paid STEAM field trip to Levi’s Stadium. Students will travel by charter bus paid for by the 49ers Education Foundation to Levi’s Stadium on Friday, January 18, 2019. Students will will tour and learn about how the stadium is a showcase for technology innovation and environmental sustainability, work on a STEAM project, experience the 49ers history and the game of football through an interactive experience built on innovative technology, and more.
Maker Space Household Supplies Needed
Fabric Sewing Supplies (thread, needles, etc)
Iron and Ironing Board
Christmas lights (don't need to all work)
Paper towel rolls
Ziplock bags (all sizes)
Mint tins and plastic containers
Packing materials - Styrofoam
AAA batteries and AA batteries
Glue guns and glue sticks
Plastic bottles (all sizes)
Volleyball Week 2 - (Wednesday 10/3 results not finalized by the time of this posting)
6th Grade (Crockett) 2 and 1
7th Grade (Landes) 3 and 0
7th Grade (Montoya) 1 and 2
8th Grade (Tuifua) 2 and 1
8th Grade (Meek) 1 and 2
Football Week 2
(Oropeza & Lee) 2 and 2
Next Week's Games
Volleyball Monday, 10/8
6th Grade (Crockett) Kennedy vs Hoover at 5:30pm @ McKinley
7th Grade (Landes) Kennedy vs Redwood City at 4:45pm @ McKinley
7th Grade (Montoya) Kennedy vs Roy Cloud at 4:00pm @ Kennedy
8th Grade (Tuifua) Kennedy vs Garfield at 4:45pm @ Kennedy
8th Grade (Meek) BYE - No Game
Volleyball Wednesday, 10/10
6th Grade (Crockett) Kennedy vs Kennedy at 5:30pm @ Kennedy
7th Grade (Landes) Kennedy vs Clifford at 4:45pm @ Kennedy
7th Grade (Montoya) Kennedy vs Kennedy at 5:30pm @ Kennedy
8th Grade (Tuifua) Kennedy vs Connect at 5:30pm @ Red Morton
8th Grade (Meek) Kennedy vs Redwood City at 4:45pm @ Red Morton
Football Monday, 10/8
(Oropeza & Lee) Kennedy vs North Star at 5:00pm @ Hawes
Football Wednesday, 10/10
(Oropeza & Lee) Kennedy vs Connect at 5:00pm @ Hawes
For Scores, Schedules, Standings, and more go to: http://teamsideline.com/redwoodcity
Parent Technology Classes
We are excited to offer Parent Technology Classes once per month that will teach technology tools to help you and your student be more successful at Kennedy. The topic of the first class will be School Communication Tools. This includes, but is not limited to: PowerSchool, The RCSD App, Google Classroom, Google Translate, Gmail, and Tips For Emailing With Your Student’s Teacher.
*The first class is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 am in Room 531.
The day of the week, time, and location will remain the same throughout the year. Other class dates for the year are: November 14, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 15.
If you are unable to attend the classes, we are working on creating a Google Classroom to post resources that you can view from home.
Star Reading Scores
One of the reading assessments that we use in the Redwood City School District to determine student reading levels is the Renaissance Star Reading assessment. The Assessment is given on the computer four times per year (September, November, February, and May). It tests reading comprehension and vocabulary. I have asked teachers to input students’ September (baseline) scaled score into PowerSchool so that you have an idea of your student’s reading level according to this specific assessment. The score does not count towards their grade. This is being input in PowerSchool so you can easily access the score. (The November score is printed on the report card). The scaled score is calculated based on the difficulty of questions in a student’s test and the number of correct responses. Scaled scores range from 0-1400 and can be used to compare student performance over time and across grade levels.
Keep in mind that this is just one type of assessment we will be giving this year. So you will get other data and reading information this year. We need your help to encourage students to try their best and take their time. We know many of the students can do a lot better.
Below is the a chart of scores. For the September score you need to use the “Beginning” column. For example, a sixth grader who is reading at grade level should score at least a 691 on the first assessment.
Help make the Kennedy Book Fair a success!
The annual Book Fair opens soon and enables us to stock our teachers’ in-class libraries and our school library with new books from Scholastic. Click on the link below to volunteer in a variety or areas: set up, student and teacher previews, along with book sales.
Shopping Dates: Tuesday, October 9 - Friday, October 12
Shopping Hours: Lunch Break (Tuesday, Friday, 12:02-12:32 pm and Wednesday/Thursday 11:32 am -12:02 pm) & After School (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 3:05-4:05 pm, Thursday: 1:30-2:30 pm) in the school library.
If you’re not able to attend the book fair, you can shop online 24 hours a day from October 1 - October 20 at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/kennedyrwc
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
Monday, October 8: No School
Tuesday, October 9 - Friday, October 12: Book Fair, Lunch & After School, Library
Wednesday, October 10: Walk To School Day
Thursday, October 11: Principal's Coffee, 8:30 am, Library (Special presentation from Dr. Baker)
Friday, October 12: Funky Friday Spirit Day; Eyeball Relay Lunchtime Competition
Monday, October 15: October Birthday Celebration, Lunch, Room 535
Tuesday, October 16: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym; Kennedy Dine-Out Fundraiser at Crouching Tiger, 4:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 17: Student Council Meeting, 8:15 am, Room 535
Thursday, October 18: Great Shake Out Drill, 10:18 am (Countywide Drill)
Friday, October 19: Picture Make Up Day; Box Top Turn In, 4th Period; 6th Grade WEB Carnival, 3:10-4:10, Gym & Lunch Shelter
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