Week of April 29, 2019
Last After School Extra Math Session
7th Grade: Wednesday, May 1, 3:15-4:15 pm, Library
Clothing For Hot Weather
Extra Math Prep For State Testing This Saturday
Vape/Juul Parent Education Night
A reminder that we have our vape/Juul parent education night this Thursday night. Please see the flyer below for more detail.
You should have received an email with your child’s personalized fundraising link through 99Pledges. Please share that link with friends and family via text, email and social media to ask them to support your child in this event. If you did not receive it, you can visit the main fundraising page and search for your child’s name: https://99pledges.com/fund/JFK.
For every $25 earned in pledges, your child will receive a raffle ticket that s/he can enter into a raffle for a chance to win some great prizes, including:
$50 Hillsdale mall gift card
Horse trail ride for 4 at Webb Ranch
4 person all day SUP or kayak rental from 101 Surf Sports
Pier 39 Family Fun Pack
2 tickets to a San Jose Earthquakes home game
Cal Academy of Sciences admission tickets
Laser Quest tickets
Bel Mateo Bowl bowling package
The more tickets you earn, the higher your chances of winning so collect those pledges! Please visit our website for more information: https://kennedycougarspto.org/kennedy-color-run.
A reminder that all students must have completed permission forms in order to participate in the Color Run. If we don’t receive the permission forms, we cannot allow your child to participate, even if you have collected pledges. There are two forms for parents to complete: https://bit.ly/2ukqemu and https://app.hellosign.com/s/e8090a02. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Graduation this year is on Friday, June 7, from 6-7 pm on the Kennedy field. There are no assigned seats, but we put out over 1,000 chairs, which is usually plenty. It is first come first served. Students who are participating in graduation will need to check in at 5 pm to their designated check in area (more details to come). Gates will remain locked until 5 pm so no one can reserve seating ahead of time. As we get closer to this date, I will give out specifics about exactly which gates will and will not be opened at 5 pm since families get very excited about getting to the graduation seating. The blacktop will be open to help with the parking situation.
Students will be loaned a forest green gown for graduation. We will hand that out the week of graduation. (The students were each measured earlier in the year so that we could make sure we had the right gown length for each student). The gown needs to be returned after the ceremony by around 7:30 pm, which is when the graduation party starts in the gym. When students return their gown they will receive their wristband for the party.
A reminder, which we have been communicating since January to parents and students, students must have a cumulative 2.0 gpa to walk through graduation. We held to that last year and plan to do so again.Those in danger of not walking have been meeting with administrators during second and third trimester and are aware of the gpa needed this trimester to achieve the cumulative 2.0.
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.