Thank you from the Kennedy Auction Committee

Thank you so much for making our first ever Kennedy Middle School Online Auction such a success! Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $13,000 for Kennedy!!!

If you purchased a teacher wish list item, items will be bought and distributed to teachers starting next week with notes mentioning the item’s generous donor(s). If you purchased any larger physical items (such as wine, beer, or baskets), an auction team member will be in touch with you to schedule a pickup. If you purchased a Kennedy event, you will receive an e-mail to schedule those events. Finally, if you purchased any gift cards or certificates, we have three set distribution times. If you cannot make one of these distribution times, please contact us at to schedule an alternate pickup time. Distribution will take place in the gym parking lot. Distribution dates are:

Wednesday 12/7 2:30-4:00 pm
Thursday 12/8 7:45-8:45 am
Wednesday 12/14 2:30-4:00 pm

Thank you again for your support!

Winter Music Concert on December 15th

The instrumental music students and Ms. Hopkins are excited to showcase what they have been working on this school year for you and our community. Our beginning, intermediate, and advanced band and orchestra students will be performing in the Kennedy Middle School gym on December 15th at 6:30 pm.

Come hungry for some delicious food and baked goods, and be ready to purchase a KMS music t-shirt or sweatshirt and some raffle tickets for the chance to win your favorite themed raffle basket! Doors will open at 5:30pm. All proceeds go toward Kennedy’s instrumental music program. We hope to see you there.

Direct Drive Update

We have raised only 5%, or $1,270, of our $25,000 target so far. To ensure your students are equipped with the necessary supplies and have access to electives and after school programs, the PTO needs your donations.

Each donation of any amount received before the end of 2016 (extended from the original October deadline) will qualify your child for an entry into the class pizza party raffle.

8th grade graduation meeting and more

8th grade grad night meeting

The first meeting to discuss this spring’s 8th grade graduation night celebration is set for Thursday, November 3rd in the Kennedy library from 6:30-8:00 pm. Interested parents from all grades are encouraged to come and help plan an amazing night for our soon to be graduating class. Ideas and enthusiasm are welcome and encouraged.

Upcoming High School open houses

Sequoia High School is hosting 8th Grade Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 27, 6:30 to 8:30.
Woodside High School is hosting a Woodside High School Parent Night on Wednesday, November 2nd.
These events are open to all 7th and 8th grade families.

Kennedy Hack-a-thon!

Join us for a FREE coding workshop to learn App Inventor, a programming language to build mobile apps. This event is taking place on Saturday, October 29th in the Kennedy Computer Lab. The workshop will be led by coding educator Dr. Emily Thomforde.

To register, email Sonia at with  your name and grade. Space is limited. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

For more information, visit: Or see the flyer in English or Spanish.

Shop with Amazon, Support Kennedy

Amazon shoppers, as the holiday season approaches, please remember to use our Amazon School Reward link prior to shopping! All purchases including Kindle books, Audible, free trials, gift cards help so bookmark our PTO website, click on the Amazon link on the right hand side of the page, and make it a habit that automatically gives to our students all year.

It’s Boxtop Submission Time!

Submit all of your Box Tops to the office by October 20, 2016!! We have a drop box on the counter in the office. We’ll take it from there!

Es Tiempo De Envio!!

Asegurate de envier a tu escuela todos tus Box Tops 20 de octubre de 2016. Tenemos una caja en la oficina.