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

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. 

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 Handbook for more information on the School District of Grafton's attendance policies. 

January No School Days

Friday, January 12th - 4K-5th Grade

Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, January 19th

Bring your quarters to purchase a bag of popcorn! Wear your favorite Kennedy spirit wear, or our school colors!

4K Registration Night
Thursday, January 25th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Grafton Elementary School Gym + Cafeteria

All families of incoming 4K students for the 2018-19 school year should consider attending this registration event. The event will include a 20-minute presentation about the District’s 4K program, followed by an opportunity to meet 4K staff members, ask questions, and register for the 4K program. Parents may also register students after the event on weekdays (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) at each elementary school from Friday, January 26, 2018 through Thursday, February 8, 2018. Those who register their student within this time frame will be eligible to enter the program session placement lottery, if desired.
Please click here to visit the 4K registration page.

Kennedy Kindness Week
Monday, January 29th - Friday, February 2nd

This week Kennedy will participate in activities and events that promote kindness to ourselves, to each other, and to our environment.

February No School Days

Thursday, February 15th - 5K-5th Grade
Thursday, February 15th - 4K No School
Friday, February 16th - No School, All Grades

Chili Day - Sponsored by Grafton Music Parents
Saturday, February 3rd, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grafton High School Cafeteria and Gym

Chili Day is a fundraiser sponsored by the Grafton Music Parents to raise funds for the music programs in the district. The music groups in all the schools perform during the day to entertain the guests.

The funds raised are used to enrich the already existing programs, such as scholarships, risers, instruments, field trips, sound equipment and much more.

- Kennedy G Group performs at 1:30-2:00 pm
- 5th Grade Cadet Band performs at 2:00-2:15 pm

Please follow this link to sign up for a volunteer slot. Older students are strongly encouraged to sign up too, this would count for service hours! http://tinyurl.com/GMPChili

Elementary Schools Art Show
Grafton Arts Mill, 1300 14th Ave., Grafton
Tuesday, February 6th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Student artwork from Grafton Elementary, Woodview and Kennedy will be on exhibit in the 3rd floor gallery of the Arts Mill. Open to the public and all families!

Click here to view the Elementary Schools Art Show Invite.

Buddy Breakfast
Friday, February 9th, 7:30-8:20 a.m.
Kennedy All Purpose Room

Bring a family member or friend to Kennedy and enjoy a continental breakfast courtesy of our Kennedy Family Student Organization (FSO)!

Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, February 23rd

Bring your quarters to purchase a bag of popcorn! Wear your favorite Kennedy spirit wear, or our school colors!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, February 28th, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at this time, by request of your student's teacher(s).

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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