Kennedy Elementary School

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May 2016 Kids Fit 52

Kids Fit 52 is a diverse selection of sports and fitness experiences our students will take part in throughout the calendar year. Activities will change each week based on seasons and skill focus. The goal is to introduce as many movement experiences as possible to help children find their passion; the sport or fitness activity they will love to do to stay healthy for life.

Kids Fit 52 Website
Kids Fit 52  2016 Activity and Coupons Calendar

Kennedy Kindness Week

Click here to view the Kennedy Kindness video featuring our Kennedy students, created by Kennedy parent Jon Jamel

Kennedy Kindness Gumball Machine
Throughout our kindness week, students were encouraged to fill out a gumball each time they did something kind or saw someone do something kind. See the amazing transformation from Day One to Day Five - our kindness is overflowing at Kennedy! 

Spring Music Concerts

Freedom Choir
Monday, May 30th, 11:00 a.m., Germantown

2nd Grade
Tuesday, May 31st, 6:30-7:30 p.m., All Purpose Room

5th Grade Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, June 9th, 1:00 p.m., All Purpose Room

Scrip Orders Due
Friday, May 20th

Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, May 27th

Bring in your quarters for a yummy bag of popcorn and wear your favorite Kennedy spirit wear gear!

Grafton Color Blast
Monday, June 6th, 6:30 p.m., Grafton High School Track
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 30th

This is a fun event for all GES, KES, and WES students, staff and families. Join us in coming together to kick off the start of summer and celebrate the end of the school year! Our Color Blast is a non-timed/non-competitive, approximately 1 mile run or walk event where participants gather at the GHS track. Participants will follow a marked route through the start line, "color stations", and finish line area, which leads you to the final color throw at the GHS track.

A color station is a designated area where event staff will blast you with a colored powder! Color stations are placed along the course. The color is a non-toxic, biodegradable powered and does not harm you, your kids, or the environment. 

A Color Throw is the main attraction of our Color Blast and happens at the event. All participants gather in a  group within the GHS track and toss color packets in the air. This creates a mass cloud of different colors and covers you with blue, green,yellow and orange. 

Click here to download a Color Blast Registration Packet where you can sign up for the event, order a Color Blast t-shirt and order color packets. 

No School - All Grades
Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day

Field Day
Tuesday, June 7th, 1:00-2:40 p.m.

Students (5K-5th grade) will participate in fun outdoor activities and games to celebrate the school year coming to a close. 

Students should save up their Kenny Cash to spend on the following incentives:

1. $5 Dunk Tank Toss (one of our teachers is looking to get wet!)
2. $5 Ice Cream Sandwiches
3. $1 Kenny the Eagle Tattoos 

Every student gets a freeze pop, a donation from a Kennedy parent!

Last Day of School! 
Thursday, June 9th 

Summer is right around the corner! Below is a list of events and important reminders for the last day of school!

Last School Day Schedule
The last day of school is Thursday, June 9th and it is a full day - students will start at 8:20 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m.

Family Picnic and FSO-Sponsored Ice Cream Social (5K-5th)
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Kennedy "Backyard"
Students can bring a lunch or order a hot lunch from school and join their friends for an outdoor school-wide picnic. Families are welcome to attend!

End of the Year Awards Ceremony (5K-5th)
Thursday, June 9th, 1:00-2:30 p.m., All-Purpose Room

Kennedy students will be attending an End of the Year Awards Ceremony which will include various activities such as a concert from our G-Group, classroom and scholastic awards, and a 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony. Families are welcome to attend! Space is limited!

Qdoba Kennedy Fundraiser
Tuesday, June 7th, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Take a break from making dinner! Join your Kennedy friends and family for dinner at Qdoba Restaurant in Grafton and help raise money for our school! A percentage from each sale for that night will go to Kennedy. 

Important! In order for Kennedy to receive proceeds from your sale, you must present the event flyer. The flyer will be sent home in Thursday folders or click here to download and print the flyer.


Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee
Fall 2016 Season

Calling all 3rd-5th grade girls (for the 2016-17 school year): join the Kennedy Girls On the Run team for the Fall 2016 season! Girls on the Run (GOTR) believes every girl is special, every girl is strong, and that every girl is a winner! Using the joy of running, the GOTR curriculum teaches girls about health, positive body image, self-esteem and community service. Includes 20 lessons conducted by two certified GOTR coaches, a GOTR 5K race registration, a water bottle, an official GOTR t-shirt, and a 5K finisher's medallion.

Click here to download the Girls on the Run informational flyer
Click here to view a Girls on the Run informational video.

Consider being a GOTR Assistant Coach!
Lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs, and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls and don't be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! We are looking for two assistant coaches for the 10 week season. Must be able to meet twice a week for 10 weeks. If interested please contact Coach Bryhan (rbryhan@grafton.k12.wi.us) or Coach Mangan (rmmangan_2000@yahoo.com). 

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Mission Statement: Kennedy FSO is made up of all the families, teachers and staff of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Grafton, WI. The goal is to provide support to the teachers of the school and encourage parent and community involvement, creating the best learning atmosphere possible for the children of our community.

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DreamBox Learning is an excellent research based program that the district has purchased for our students. The program aligns with our core math program Stepping Stones and provides individualized math learning for all.  Click more for information regarding logging in at home, the parent dashboard and general guidelines for use.  
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