Kennedy Newsletter for Families
Greetings from the Kennedy Elementary Office!
We are SO proud to announce that we are a Reward School! Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee. Reward schools are those that are improving overall student academic achievement and student growth for all students and for student groups, and they are identified annually. It has been my goal for the last three years to get us to "Reward" status, because I see the amazing things our educators do here every day.
It is a HONOR to serve you and this community. We knew we had the best school in Tennessee, and now we have the distinction to prove it!
My goal this year is to help each child at our school know they are loved and continue to realize their potential. How am I doing? Feel free to email me with comments and concerns.
Proud to serve you and the Lynn Garden Community,
Janice Irvin, Ed. D.
Looking for a job?
Clothes Closet: We need a few volunteers to help us organize the Clothes Closet and let us know what we need. If you can help, please contact Ms. Oaks-Blair by calling the office.
Can you help?: We need someone to take plastic grocery bags that are recycled at Kennedy to Food City each week. Do you have a heart for recycling? Contact Debbie Allen in the office if you're interested!
We've got spirit yes we do, we've got spirit, HOWL 'bout you!?
Order now- September 3th! Follow this link!
Here are some dates you'll want to know about!
September 2 - No School (Labor Day)
September 3 - Orders due for Kennedy T-shirts and Hoodies
September 5 - 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, PTA Fundraiser 5-7PM
September 9 - PTA Membership contest ends. Send in your membership dues!
September 10 - PTA Meeting at 6:00PM
September 13 - Family/Teacher Conferences (No School)
September 26 - Neighborhood Commission Meeting 6-8 PM City Hall Council Room
October 1 - IHOP PTA Donation Night! (More details to come!)
October 2 - Picture Retake Day
October 4 - Teacher In-service Day (No School)
October 14 -18 Fall Break (No School)
October 24 - Book Fair 3:45-5:00 & Spooky Literacy Night 5:00-6:30
November 14 - Fall Festival
Elementary Warrior Invitational Race
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We hope you find this permanent section helpful! Please let us know if we can clarify anything for you.
Attendance, Absences, and Tardiness
Flowers, balloons, etc. should not be sent to the office for students. Please give these sweet gifts at home.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
Ice-cream day is Friday and must be purchased ($1)
Healthy chips can also be purchased ($1)
Per school policy, students cannot bring fast food in the cafeteria. Please have your student eat his/her meal prior to arriving at school.
The number to the transportation garage is 392-4416, if needed.
- During AM drop off, please stay in your car and allow your child to exit independently.
- During AM drop off, please unload at all 4 numbers/lanes. No need to stop at the bottom of the hill.
- During AM drop off, students can walk into the cafe from 7:30-8:05.
- In the afternoons, 4th and 5th grade cars (side parking lot) please turn RIGHT after you pick-up.
- In the afternoons, PLEASE USE YOUR CAR TAG! :) There is often a glare and I cannot see faces until you are right beside me. This helps our line move as quickly as possible.
857-2700 - Main Office
857-2704 - Cafe, Karen Mullins
857-2702 -Nurse Lundy
1500 Woodland Avenue
Kingsport, TN 37665
H- Helping Others
O- Overcoming Challenges
W- Willingness to Learn
L- Leading with Respect
Hear us HOWL!
In addition to these expectations we use Positive Discipline with Lifeskills at Kennedy Elementary. We know that a part of growing our students as leaders includes citizenship and character. We believe our students are the best in Tennessee.
Kennedy Family Lifeskills for Reference
Kennedy Family Positive Discipline Reference
Positive Discipline really boils down to discipline that is kind and firm. We focus on fixing the behavior, not necessarily punishment. It's based on respect and character building.
Health and Medical
Additionally, we have a tele-medicine program where a child can be seen via a camera and equipment in Nurse Lundy's office. They can receive antibiotics through this program if needed! We encourage you to use this program! It's awesome!
Lost and Found
Opportunities for Coyotes
AM Tutoring (5th Grade)
Big Brothers Big Sisters (all grades)
Breakfast Club (for students with sensory needs)
Chorus (all grades)
DBYes (DB student mentors)
HOWLers (Boys, 4th and 5th)
Kiwanis Club Readers (volunteers)
RTI - Response to Intervention (time set aside to catch up academically)
Ladies of Lynn Garden (Girls 4th and 5th)
Maker Space (only one in a KCS elementary school!)
Morning Mile (Coach Robbins - 7:45-8:00)
Speech Services (for qualifying students)
Spelling Bee (3rd, 4th, and 5th)
Our KCS Website can be found here: https://www.k12k.com/
Zoning and Tuition
If you have any questions feel free to contact Alisa Strong (email@example.com) via email or by calling (423)378-2100.
Approvals are based on: Attendance, Behavior, and Classroom Space
Our vision, our students, our community, our future!
Highlights - more pictures can be found on Twitter! @KCS_Kennedy