Kennedy Newsletter for Families
Greetings from the Kennedy Elementary Office!
Welcome to another exciting year at Kennedy Elementary! I'm beyond excited to start my fourth year here. I hope you all had a great summer filled with books, playing, and relaxation. I've done my best to include as many beginning of the year dates in here as possible so you don't miss a single thing. These are precious moments with our children that we'll cherish for years to come!
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.
For safety and the sake of time please help us by:
- 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.
Please join our PTA!
Contact Meaghann Malone for more information: email@example.com
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!
Our New Playground!
Here are some dates you'll want to know about!
August 13 -
- PTA Meeting from 12:00-1:00 here in the Maker Space
- Mets Night - Come out at 6:00 with your family and watch Dr. Irvin throw the first pitch! Be ready to HOWL from the stands! This is ALWAYS a highlight during our school year! Hunter Wright Stadium 800 Granby Rd.
Aug 20 - Open House! 5-6PM
August 23 - Picture Day - Say Cheese!
Download ClassDojo Today!
Elementary Warrior Invitational Race
Community Info (not affiliated with KCS):
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We hope you find it 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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