Welcome to Kennedy

December 2017

About Us

Attendance Line: 651-480-7221
Main Office: 651-480-7220

Nurse: 651-480-7224
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7257
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

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1 through 10 - food drive

4 - Start of 2nd Tri for the Healthy Snack Program

6 - Nancy Carlson book orders due

8 - Holiday Train 8:30 PM at the downtown depot

13 - Prairie Fire Theatre - Tom Sawyer - forms due

13 - Report Cards will be sent home with students

25 - January 2 - Holiday Break


4 - PTO meeting at 6:30 PM

13 - Tom Sawyer free play at 11:00 - High School Auditorium

18 - Kindergarten Registration 5:30 - 7:00 PM

19 - Family Movie Night



DATE/TIME: January 18, 2018 / 5:30-7:00 pm

LOCATION: School of Attendance (Kennedy, McAuliffe or Pinecrest)

You and your child are invited to visit Kindergarten classrooms, meet Kindergarten teachers, turn in registration/enrollment forms, and tour the school.

Please bring the following for Kindergarten registration:

1. A copy of your child's birth certificate. Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018.

2. Proof of early childhood screening. If your child was screened in ISD 200, we will have the screening report on file.

3. Student Registration Form

4. Home Language Questionnaire

5. Student Immunization Form

Kindergarten registration packets will be mailed the beginning of January.


School begins at 8:50 am.

Drop off times are from 8:30 am-8:45 am. Children should not be dropped off before 8:30. If your child is going to breakfast, you may drop off at 8:25 am and have them go directly to the cafeteria.

If you need to drop off before the 8:30 bell, you can enroll your child in Kids Campus. Further information about Kid’s Campus can be obtained from the district’s website, the Pinecrest webpage, or from our office.

Please make sure your child(ren) arrive at school on time. Learning takes place in a carefully arranged environment that begins the minute your child arrives at school. When your child is late, he/she may not feel the connectedness with the class or have the opportunity to absorb learning in the best setting. To maximize instruction time and academic achievement for your child, as well as minimize disruption for the whole class, please avoid tardiness.


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.


2nd through 4th grade Kennedy Elementary students and Prairie Fire Theatre are proud to present TOM SAWYER on January 13th at 11:00 AM at the High School Auditorium.

Auditions will be Monday, January 8th.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday, January 9th through Friday, January 12th.

Permission slips are due Tuesday, December 12.


Visiting author, Nancy Carlson, will be at Kennedy Elementary on February 9th. Order form for her books are due December 6th. All books ordered will be sign and personalized (first name only) by Nancy Carlson. Books will be delivered by February 9th.

10 Days of Giving

Hastings Elementary Schools will be collecting food from December 1 - 10

Merchants Bank is coordinating the community's 8th Annual "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive in conjunction with the Holiday Train to help stock the shelves at our local Hastings Family Service Food Shelf.

To give a gift of food, please bring items to school or Merchants Bank in Hastings.

Welcome the Holiday Train to help Hastings Family Service on Friday, December 8 at 8:30 p.m. CP Depot - 500 East Second Street

Weekly Character Trait: Responsibility