What's Happening

School Report Card
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has issued School Report Cards for all public schools in Wisconsin.  The School Report Card provides clarity on how well our schools help children learn and graduate ready for college and career.  Please click here for information on how Grafton schools performed and for an explanation of the report cards.

Kennedy Elementary Report Card

Wisconsin School Report Card Site
 
Top Districts Supporting Teachers

The Grafton School District has been ranked as the 4th best school district for teacher support in all of Wisconsin.  Wisconsin rankings can be found at Teacher.org.

 










Important Reminders

When to Keep Your Sick Child at Home
The winter months are filled with cold weather and sickness. The district has some guidelines for when and how long you should keep your children home from school when they are sick. Please click here to download the district's policies and procedures for student sickness.

Cold Weather Recess Requirements
As the temperatures drop, please be sure your students has appropriate outside gear. A coat/jack/sweatshirt is required for recess if the temperature is below 60 degrees. To play in the snow, boots and snowpants are required for K5-2nd grade; boots are required for 3rd-5th grade. Due to our recess restrictions this year, students will not have the option to stay out of the snow if they don't have on the proper gear. 

Students will be outside for recess every day unless there is inclement weather or if the temperature is at 0 degrees or below.

Student Dismissal
Students should be picked up at the end of the day on the grassy spot to the right side of the covered walkway. Families should keep the walkway clear for students and teachers who are exiting the building. 

Absences and Tardies
All absences and tardies must be phoned into our Attendance Line (262-376-5555) each morning. Please leave a message and include the following information: your name, your student's name, the reason for absence/tardy and the date of absence. If we do not receive a phone call or message by the start of school, we have to call you to gather the necessary information. 

Follow the link to access our Student and Family Handbookfor more information on the School District of Grafton's attendance policies. 

Changes Ahead, Be Informed!
Download the Ten Things Kennedy Parents Should Know... document. This document is filled with information that is very important to the success of our 2017-18 school year. 





April No School Days

April 27th: 4K-5th Grade




McTeacher Night
Thursday, May 3rd, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Grafton McDonald's, 660 Falls Rd.


Join your Kennedy family and friends for dinner or a snack at the Grafton McDonald's and help raise money for our school! Your favorite Kennedy teachers and staff will be there to serve your food and make the evening fun!





Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, May 18th

Bring in your quarters to enjoy a bag of yummy popcorn, and wear your Kennedy Spirit Wear or school colors!




PWSB Color Blast
Monday, May 21st, 6:30 p.m. Race Start
Grafton High School Track


Join us for the Port Washington State Bank Color Blast to kick off the start of summer! Please click here to download the informational sheet and learn more about the event.

Register early online and save on registration costs: http://www.graftoneducationfoundation.org/2018color-blast.

Early registration is $12.00 for adults ages 18+, and $8.00 for students ages 4-17. Each registration includes one color packet. Race-day registration cost is $15/adults, $10/students.

Color packets can be picked up on Friday, May 18th at Port Washington State Bank in Grafton from 1:00-5:30 p.m., or on race day from 5:15-6:15 p.m.




Last Day of School
The last day of school for students is Friday, May 25th. This will be a full day of school and we have some fun end-of-the-year activities planned. 

8:30-10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony For 5th Graders + Award Recipients
10:00-11:15 a.m. Classroom Activities
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. School Picnic With Families
12:30-1:00 p.m. Clean up + Classroom Activities
1:00-3:00 p.m. Fun Day Rotations

Summer Hours
Due to the on-going construction projects at Kennedy, the building will be closed Friday, June 1st - Friday, August 24th. During some of this time the Kennedy Staff will be working remotely at John Long Middle School. Please see below for the summer office schedule and building location information.

May 29th - June 1st
Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
at Kennedy Elementary School

June 4th-June 18th
July 30th - August 9th
August 13th-August 24th
Mondays-Thursdays
Closed Fridays until August 17th
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
at John Long Middle School

August 27th-August 31st
Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
at Kennedy Elementary School


While our school and district will have modified hours of business and availability over the summer months, we strive to be highly accessible and helpful to our families and the community. Please contact us if you need anything or if you have any questions and we will help you as soon as possible. Please call or email to confirm that assistance will be available to serve you.

Craig Gunderson, KES Principal
(262) 376-5651
cgunderson@grafton.k12.wi.us

Stacy Fischer, KES Administrative Asst.
(262) 376-5655
sfischer@grafton.k12.wi.us

Kara Cain, District Office Administrative Asst.
(262) 376-5407
kcain@grafton.k12.wi.us





 
District Newsletter Documents
Kennedy FSO
Visit the Kennedy FSO Page

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.

 
DreamBox Home Login
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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