John F. Kennedy Elementary

Kennedy Cadets: Ready, Responsible and Respectful

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Upcoming Events

  • 10/22 Kripsy Kreme orders due
  • Friday 10/22 1pm dismissal
  • Red Ribbon Week activities October 25-29th
  • Tuesday 10/26 Evening of Mindfulness with Phil Sallavanti from 6-7pm in our cafeteria
  • 10/26 Volunteers needed to make student treat bags 7pm cafeteria
  • Friday, October 29th 9am Fall Festival Parade-costumes encouraged but not required
  • October SWPBS Blow out-Dance party with EJ the DJ.

September Kennedy Cadets

Our September Kennedy Cadet's were selected by the faculty and staff of JFK. These students exemplified being Ready, Responsible and Respectful through out the month in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, playground and other areas. Congratulations Cadets!

September SWPBS Blow Out

JFK students were rewarded for being Ready, Responsible and Respectful with an amazing performances by our West Scranton High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders. The sun was shining on our JFK playground Friday, October 1st.

Title 1 Literacy and Math Support Program at our School

Our mission at Kennedy is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student with a safe and nurturing environment to grow as responsible citizen, becoming a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors. At Kennedy to help provide our students with a quality educational experience, we have three Title One Reading teachers and one Title One Math teacher, Mrs. Kim Tesluk, Mrs. Maureen Straka, Mrs. Amy Martin, and Mrs. Trish Brouillard to work with students daily to help support their individual needs in literacy and math.

Did You Know?

  • Title I is the largest federally funded educational program in the United States.
  • Provides supplemental funds to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.
  • Title I is designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards.
  • Provide funds to districts in order to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged children for improving student achievement, staff development, and parent and community involvement.

The 3 Ways Parents can Help Teachers

Be involved in your child’s education – show them that you care and create a positive ‘triangle’ relationship between yourself, your child and your child’s teacher.

Educate yourself on the current trends in education – how is your child’s teacher
educating your child. Times change and so does the way we teach. We encourage parents to explore the new ways of learning, to best support and guide your
child through their learning journey.

Send them to school happy – Give your child a hug before they walk out the door and
you head off to work. Look them in the eye and tell them how much you love them, how
proud of them you are and boost their confidence every day. They will be more secure
and ready to start a positive day of learning.

The Value of Students Coming to School Every Day


In the event the your student is unable to attend school please send excuses in the following day with your child.

It is important to have our students attend school regularly. Please make every effort to schedule appointments after school hours when possible.

In the event that you need to pick your student up early for an appointment or if they are ill, please have photo identification ready when you come to the door. We hope you understand that the safety of your children come first

The Importance of School Attendance

Home - School Compact

Please review the Home-School Compact below. The Home-School Compact is a document signifying the commitment to success between the student, parent and teacher. Each person will ensure they are doing their part to help the student succeed at school and at home. The Home-School Compact was distributed at our Back to school night. A follow up copy will be coming home with your students in October. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on this document in our survey below.

Parent Feedback is Important to Us! Please Complete the Survey Below!

The survey can easily be completed using a phone or from a computer. Be sure to scroll and answer all of the questions. The information gathered will be used to guide our decisions for our Title 1 program. We appreciate your support and commitment to completing the survey.

Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly!

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