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2018-19 School Supplies Lists 
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.


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 - May 31st
Monday - Thursday
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 you.

Craig Gunderson, KES Principal
(262) 376-5651

Stacy Fischer, KES Administrative Asst.
(262) 376-5655

Kara Cain, District Office Administrative Asst.
(262) 376-5407

Important Dates
See below for a list of important dates regarding the 18-19 school year. 

June 13th
- School supplies lists will be available on school websites

July 16th
- Elementary class placement/teacher assignments will be available in Skyward.
- Great Start Conference sign-up will be available in Skyward
- Meet and Greet Summer Picnics for 1st, 2nd and 5th grades

August 1st
- A mailing will be sent to all families regarding 18-19 School Year Registration. 
- Meet and Greet Summer Picnics for K5, 3rd and 4th grades

August 13th
- Online pre-registration (Part A) begins in Skyward. 

August 21st & 22nd - Location Change! See below 
- All schools in-person registration (Part B) at John Long Middle School (700 Hickory St., Grafton). School photos will be taken at this time. 

September 4th-6th
- Great Start Conferences

September 7th
- First Day of school for 4K-5th grade

Great Start Conferences
September 4th-6th, 2018

Our school district is excited to announce that we will begin the 2018-2019 school year with a special experience known as Great Start Conferences for all incoming students in grades 4K-5th. The purpose of this is to provide students, families, and teachers with the opportunity to have a Great Start to the school year!

Please click here to download the Parent Letter.

Please click here for directions on how to sign your students up for a Great Start Conference.

Girls on the Run Registration
Calling all 3rd – 5th Grade girls! Registration for the Girls on the Run program registration is now open! Visit the GOTR Registration page and search for Kennedy Elementary School.

The Girls on the Run (GOTR) program includes lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. GOTR is the only national physical, activity-based, positive youth development program for girls with compelling evidence of program impact. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

Program registration is open now and the 10-week program begins September 11th. Practices are held twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–4:45 p.m., with a season-ending 5K event on Sunday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m.

Register soon! Spots are limited and fill up fast!
To register, go to the Girls on the Run Registration page and search for the Grafton zip code, or for Kennedy Elementary School.

5K Kennedy Meet & Greet FlyerImage result for clean up earth clipart
For over 10 years, Kennedy families have committed to clean up Centennial Park during the Clean Up Grafton event. Join Kennedy Elementary and our families and help Clean Up Centennial Park on Saturday, May 12th (rain or shine) from 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Families MUST sign up by May 7th to receive a day pass to the Grafton Pool and Mke Co. Zoo.
We are looking for a family to arrive early and check Kennedy families in.  
If you can help out, please contact Jamie Koehler at jkoehler@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.

Click here to view and sign up for volunteering opportunities!

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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