8th grade Laptops - Important information for parents:Student laptops were distributed this week. If your child has not taken the laptop home, it is because we are missing one of three things: the fee paid, the contract signed by parent and student and the inspection form signed by both parent and student. If these items have not been submitted, students are restricted to in-school use only.
Please contact the front office with any questions regarding the laptop program.
PROCEDURE FOR HAVING YOUR CHILD DISMISSED
If your child needs to be dismissed at some point during the school day and you know about it prior to your child arriving at school that day, please send a note in with your child that morning to be brought to the office before homeroom. Your child will be given a dismissal slip to be given to the teacher and will be able to leave class at the appropriate time. If all goes according to plan, your child will be waiting for you in the foyer of the school and may leave as soon as they see you drive up. You do not even need to leave your vehicle! In the event that you don't know your child needs to be dismissed until that day, we will be happy to call into the classroom and have them dismissed. It is our intention to disrupt the learning process as little as possible by limiting the intercom interruptions to the classrooms. As always, please feel free to call with any questions. Main Office Please click the Virtual Backpack link for more information.
"LAPS AT LUNCH" Needs your help.
Back by popular demand is Laps at Lunch. This is a program where students get to go outside during their lunch period, for some fresh air and a little exercise. We are in need of a few parents to help make this program possible. 15-20 minutes of your time is all it takes. We are looking for people to help with 1st (11:10-11:32) and or 2nd (12:05-12:25 ) lunch. If you are able to spare a little time for the kids please e-mail Heather Chase at: email@example.com and we will get you signed up ASAP.
Coins for the 3000 Challenge (formerly known as the 3000 Coin Challenge)
Once again this year, Kennedy will be collecting change to donate to the Natick Service Council Telethon. Last year the Kennedy Middle School community raised $550 dollars, and we are hoping to surpass that amount this year. The "Coins for the 3000 Challenge" will "kickoff" on Monday, September 9th and run until Tuesday, October 8th.
The "Coins for the 3000 Challenge" is a way for Kennedy to "Think Globally and Act Locally." We begin theChallenge near the anniversary of 9/11 to remember the approximately 3000 people who lost their lives on that day (that's the Global part), and we will be donating all of the money we collect to the Natick Service Council during their telethon on October 9th (that's the Local part).
Every little bit helps, so we thank you in advance for your generosity.
Kennedy Teachers and Staff
Resilient Parent, Resilient Child Parent & Family Program Series
We are pleased to announce the 2013-14 Resilient Parent, Resilient Child speaker series. For the online brochure, please go HERE Topics addressed will include how to support student athletes, raise successful students and support global and digital citizenship. All are welcome -- this series is for the whole community! All programs will be held at Natick High School and are free of charge. Check out the website atwww.ResilientParentResilientChild.org. Thanks to the Natick Public Schools, Natick Together for Youth (NTY), Charles River Rotary, SPARK Kindness, and all of our community supporters. You can register and learn more about our first program on "Raising a Student Athlete: Supporting Toward Excellence" HERE.
9/5 & 6 Rosh Hashanah - school closed
9/10 Picture Day
9/12 & 9/13 5th grade field trip Ropes Course (Information to be distributed by team; teams go on one of these days)
9/26 Early release 11:30 dismissal
9/24 Open House Night Grades 5 & 7
9/26 Open House Night Grades 6 & 8
(more details to come when school reopens)
Enjoy the weekend!