Week of November 12, 2018
End-of-the-Season BBQ/Celebration Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm @ Kennedy.
Football - Hamburgers and Buns
8th Green - Hot Dogs and Buns
8th White - Side Dishes (ie. salad, bread, beans and rice, etc)
7th Green - Desert (ie. cake, cookies. etc)
7th White - Drinks (ie. Gatorade, Water, Juice, Sodas)
6th Volleyball - Plates, Utensils, Napkins
Athletic Department - Chicken and Steak for the Grill (maybe some pizza, too)
Grades and New Trimester
Electives & Clubs Showcase Night
Thank you to our teachers who also supported this effort and administered this test, and to the following people who helped with administering the test and tracking student progress: Elizabeth Calderon Garcia (Family Center Coordinator), Beth Bonfiglio (Assistant Principal), Weston Van Buskirk Barter (AmeriCorp Fellow), Sarah Cullum (District Language Arts Staff Development Teacher), and Chris Castro (former RCSD teacher and current Kennedy parent). This was a huge undertaking this past week, as we experimented with new strategies to help and encourage students.
This week we will enter scores as a non-weighted grade in PowerSchool again, so you can see your student’s score. November STAR scores can also be found on the report card next week. We did not have our beginning Newcomers take the test since they are just learning English and some students were absent and did not take the test. Below is the chart to see what grade level your student is reading at based on the scaled score. Use the middle column. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. As always, please encourage your child to read at home each day (including during Thanksgiving and Winter Break) and talk to them about what they are reading.
• Area #1-Alameda de las Pulgas at Goodwin Avenue to the east and Goodwin Avenue/Maddox Drive to the west. Street improvements.
• Area #2-Connecticut Drive at Oregon Avenue, as well as Connecticut Drive at Washington Avenue. Street improvements.
• Area #3-Washington Avenue. from Connecticut Drive to Maddox Avenue. Street improvements and storm water containment.
The other project is Phase 1 of the Kennedy Bond construction. In Phase 1 a new main office will be constructed at the front of the school and will attach to the Family Center. As of right now, because the two front parking lots will be affected, drop off and pick up will be take place on Connecticut. The Family Center will also have to relocate temporarily.
Both projects’ timelines keep changing, so as I have more details I will communicate them to you.
October Student of the Month
Aidan Goodell *
Anthony Woo *
Benjamin Pinzon **
Benny Bogyo *
Britney Bautista *
Eimee Perez *
Giselle Maldonado *
Izabella Garcia *
Jadaleen Perez Mayen
Julia Fernandez Giorgi
Kyle Ohea *
Lydia Rose Cannon
Maria Celeste Sanchez
Naiema Jacobo **
Reese Moore *
Thomas Pacheco **
Wilson Lopez *
Yesha de la Cruz
Yoeli Romero **
Honor Roll Breakfast - Save the Date!
Wednesday, December 5, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Tuesday, December 18, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Tuesday, January 15, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Friday, January 25, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Once we know the outcome of all of the changes for next year from Dr. Baker, we will have information mornings or nights at feeder schools as well. In addition, a student can come and shadow a Kennedy student at any point. Please just call the office to arrange a date.
Clubs and Groups
Art Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-8:20 am, Room 526
Book Club: Thursdays, Lunch, Room 534
Dungeons & Dragons, Fridays, Room 528
Jazz Band (Audition Only): Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room 312
Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314
Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530
Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417
Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417
Pictures From This Week
Monday, November 12: No School
Tuesday, November 13: WEB Leader Meeting, Brunch, Room 535; November Birthday Celebration, Room 535
Wednesday, November 14: Student Council Meeting, 8:15 am, Room 535; WEB Pizza Lunch, B-Quad
Thursday, November 15: ELD Potluck, 6:00 pm, Library; Grand Canyon Informational Meeting, 6:30 pm, Gym; Elective & Club Showcase, 7:00-9:00 pm, Around Campus
Friday, November 16: Minimum Day Dismissal 1:30 pm; Fall Sports Assemblies and Staff Tricycle Race
Monday, November 19: Conferences, 8:30-3:30 pm, Lunch Break For Teachers, 12:00-1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 20: Conferences, 8:30-3:30 pm, Lunch Break For Teachers, 12:00-1:00 pm; Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym
Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23: No School
Tuesday, November 27: Honor Roll Breakfast, 7:15 am, Gym
Wednesday, November 28: Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal, 3:15 pm, Gym
Thursday, November 29: Winter Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym
Friday, November 30: Basketball Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 535