Keeping Up With The Kennedy
February 16, 2020- Issue 22
Mrs. Booth's Class
Mrs. Sylvia's Class
Ms. Mourad's Class
February Vacation Sports
Ryan Gordy, Wellness Coordinator, and Danny Erickson, Athletic Director, are running soccer/basketball clinics over February Vacation as a fundraiser for our programs. It is for kids in grades 4-6. See flyer below for more information.
Mad about Math
I'm Kerri Falzone, the math specialist, and I am excited for the opportunity to offer updates on ALL the great MATH that is happening here at the Kennedy! Check out this section for sneak peeks into what’s happening in your student’s classroom.
This week we will take a peek into what’s happening in the 5th grade…
Mr. Houle and Ms. Donaghey’s students have been spending some fun time exploring volume of solids. They have been practicing finding the volume of rectangular prisms and cubes and extending that knowledge into finding the volume of irregular three-dimensional solids. They have had the opportunity to build these 3-D shapes and then take them apart in order to help them calculate the different volumes!
Did you know Phonemic Awareness is one of the most important early literacy skills? It is something children develop before they learn how to read. Research now tells us that students who struggle with decoding or reading words often struggle in the area of Phonemic Awareness.
Phonemic Awareness is a child's ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds. It is often said "it can be done in the dark". All the nursery rhymes, songs, and silly games we remember from our own childhoods are often the things that helped us develop our own phonemic awareness. If you are interested in ways to build this skill at home, you can check out the link below:
Arrival: If coming down Dedham Street, cars should take the second left into the parking lot, pull straight in and form a line of cars proceeding to the drop off point. The drop off point is where staff are located. Cars should pull up as far as they can and let their children out on the side facing the staff. For the safety of everyone, there SHOULD NOT be any cars leaving the line and driving around cars. We have many students who are walking and also students who are exiting vans to walk into the school.
Dismissal: Cars should park in the DESIGNATED spots and walk to the fence to pick up their child. For the safety of everyone, please DO NOT drive up to the yellow lines and park. We are in the process of getting additional lines painted for parking spaces.
Also, Handicap Parking is reserved for those with designated stickers or plates.
Thank you in advance for your support in keeping everyone safe.
Notes from the Nurse
Next Year's School Hours
Start time: 8:40
Early Dismissal: 11:50
Kidsborough's hours will be:
February 17-21 Winter Break
February 24 School is back in session
February 25 Grade 4 and 5 Parent Puberty Meeting 6pm @ the Luce
February 26 Pawsome Breakfast