Honey Bear Christmas Tree Fundraising

Be sure to visit a Honey Bear Tree lot to get your holiday tree and wreath this season! Kennedy will receive 15% of the purchase price when you buy your tree or wreath at Honey Bear Trees. Tell your friends & neighbors and raise even more money!

Simply bring this flyer (en Espanol) when you purchase your tree and wreath.  (If you happen to forget it, there will be extra flyers on the lot).  It’s that simple!

 All of their trees are of the finest quality and freshness, grown on the Cocco Christmas Tree Farm in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade foothills.  It’s a great opportunity to find the perfect Christmas Tree and  support our Kennedy kids and community at the same time!

Family Dine-outs to raise funds for Kennedy

Join other Kennedy families at our monthly dine-out events to raise funds for our Kennedy kids! Our next two events are:

Wednesday, December 6th: Galeotti’s Pizzeria is located at 3121 Jefferson Avenue. Check out their website for the full menu. Valid for dine-in or take-out orders (you can order online).

Tuesday, December 19th: Habit Burger is located in Sequoia Station at 1111 El Camino Real. Check out their website for the full menu. Valid for dine-in or take-out orders (you can order online).

Come any time between 4 pm and 9 pm and mention you are dining out for Kennedy Middle School when you place your order and a percentage of your meal will go back to Kennedy! It’s that easy!

Kennedy’s Lion King Jr. Production – Workshops

To enrich the experience of our upcoming Kennedy production, Lion King Jr., we will be holding various workshops to explore related topics. The first workshop was held in October and focused on African Drumming.

In December we have two additional workshops planned:

Tuesday, December 5th from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, Stacey, the director of our Lion King production, will take us through an expository class exploring the Lion King / Hamlet connection in a fun and age-appropriate way for our students.

Wednesday, December 6th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Mandy Bell, our Lion King choreographer, will discuss and demonstrate the finer points of theater and African rhythmic dance.

All workshops will be held in Ms. Mori’s dance studio (room 417). Please RSVP to Marie Carter or Debbie Moore.

All students, siblings, and parents are welcomed to participate. The event is free of charge and open to sibling/parent participation however, a suggested donation of $10 per family will be appreciated to cover the cost of the event.

The parent meeting for the play will be on January 10th and details will follow.

Questions about these workshops or the Lion King Jr. production should be directed to Marie Carter at mcarter2700@gmail.com or Debbie Moore at debbie@m00re.org or text to 415-531-1258.

Kennedy Book Fair is Open Now!

The Kennedy Book Fair starts on Tuesday! Come to the Kennedy library to check out the great selection of books available – it’s open Tuesday through Friday during lunch breaks (11:20-1:10pm) and after school (2:45-4pm).

There will be fun events, including:

  • guess the number of marshmallows in the jar and you can win a s’more party with 5 of your closest Kennedy friends
  • when more than half of each grade stops by the fair, staff member Ben Krause will shave his beard (in a public event!)
  • pick up your new library card at the book fair if you filled in your form for a new or replacement Redwood City library card

For every book purchased through this fair (including online purchases), Kennedy earns free books for the school!

It’s a win-win, so make sure you come out and support this great fundraising and community building event!

We are still looking for parent volunteers to help our fair run smoothly. Please consider volunteering to help with set up, assisting students in their book selection, restocking books, and other tasks.

Volunteers needed for the Kennedy Book Fair

The Kennedy Book Fair is coming up fast and we are looking for volunteers to help ensure its success! This event is a great opportunity to help our students cultivate their love for reading and help our school earn new books!

Please consider volunteering to help with set up, assisting students in their book selection, restocking books, and other tasks.

The book fair begins on Tuesday, October 10th and goes through Friday, October 13th and will be open during lunch breaks (11:20-1:10pm) and after school (2:45-4pm) in the Kennedy library. Set-up and teacher/student previews start on October 5th.

Sign Up Here to Help!

Additional information will follow with details on the event but feel free to check out the online book fair which starts on September 28th (and is open 24 hours a day through October 18th)!

Habit Burger Dine-out is Tuesday, September 19th

Join other Kennedy families on Tuesday, September 19th at The Habit Burger Grill for a dine-out event to raise funds for our Kennedy kids!

Just come anytime between 4 pm and 9 pm and mention that you are dining out for Kennedy Middle School (or show this flyer) when you place your order and 20% of the price of your meal will go back to Kennedy! Valid for dine-in or take-out orders (you can order online).

The Habit is located in Sequoia Station at 1111 El Camino Real. Check out their website for the full menu.

Be sure to check the PTO calendar for other dine out dates this year.

Looking for Parent Volunteers!

The PTO and the Kennedy community need your help!

We know every family is challenged with having limited time to volunteer at their child’s school.  The school site, the teachers, and the PTO rely on parents to be actively involved. Without your help we struggle to be truly effective in our mission: Providing an excellent education for your child.

Please consider giving just 2-5 hours a month to help make everything run smoother, and in return, you will be current on the activities happening at school and know that you made a difference in the lives of every student at Kennedy. Other benefits include making new adult friends, better connection to your child’s teachers and Principal, and creating a stronger bond with your child. They learn by our actions, don’t they?

We are looking for both small contributions and board positions, just let us know what you can do.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

School Positions:
  • Parent Copy Club Members
PTO Board Positions:
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
PTO Committee Co-Chairs:
  • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator
  • 8th Grade Graduation
  • Spring Auction
PTO Committee Members:
  • 8th Grade Graduation
  • Spring Auction
  • Book Fair (Oct 10 – 13)
  • Music Parent Coordinators
School Dance:
  • Chaperones
Conference Snacks:
  • Food Donations, Set-up, and Clean-up
Field Day Help:
  • School Tables Field Day (last week of school June 4th – 7th)

We know every family is challenged for time. However, we truly need a few hours of your time during this school year.

Visit the Volunteer section of the PTO website to see more details. Or sign up today using the links below:

CLICK HERE TO Volunteer for a BOARD
or committee position

CLICK HERE TO volunteer to help with
School Dance & Conferences SNACKS!


Kennedy Maze Day is Coming!

Kennedy will be hosting several Maze Days for 6th-8th grade students and families and we would like to extend an invitation to you!

Maze Day is an event before school starts were families attend to get their students schedule and to learn about other services available to their students/families, including learning more about the Kennedy PTO, order PE clothes and yearbooks, and so much more!

Please be sure to stop by one of the PTO tables for more information on how to get involved in your child’s education and support your Kennedy community!

We are also looking for people who can volunteer to help make this event smooth and meaningful for new and returning families! Please consider signing up to volunteer!

August 15th- 6th Grade only
9 am-11 am & 5:30 pm-7 pm
Location: Kennedy Gym

August 16th- 7th & 8th only
9 am-11 am & 5:30 pm-7 pm
Location: Kennedy Gym

August 17th- Make-up day
3 pm-6 pm
Location: Kennedy Gym

Support Your Public School!

May 12th marks Support your Public School Day! In order for the Kennedy PTO to continue to support all of the wonderful work our teachers and staff do to maintain and enhance our students’ learning experience we need your help. Please make a contribution to our Annual Drive, every dollar helps make the following programs possible:

  • Art Program support for materials and supplies in the art elective classes
  • Instrumental Music support for music supplies, instrument repair and field trips
  • Physical Fitness Program support for sports equipment, repairs and replacement
  • Drama Program support for theater production expenses
  • After School Clubs support for adult supervision and guidance of clubs
  • STEAM Event support for materials and teacher guidance for student driven projects
  • 8th Grade Graduation support for the student graduation celebration
  • Family Center Support for counseling services for students and families
  • Grade Specific Field Trips scholarship support for expeditionary field trips

If every family made a $100 donation per student we would make our goal for this year!

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Every dollar counts. Every donation counts. Every student counts.

Thank you for being part of the Kennedy Middle School Community!

Graduation Committee Needs Help

The Class of 2017 Graduation Committee is kindly asking for your help to prepare and assist with setting up the gym and serving at the dance on the day of graduation on Friday, June 9th, 2017The ceremony will be at 6pm and the dance will begin around 7:30pm and end at 11:00 pm. However, we can use help starting in the days prior to the event as well as during the evening and to take down the following day.
Kennedy has a tradition where the upcoming 6th and 7th grade classes give a helping hand to the graduating class to make a memorable event for everyone! We especially need 6th and 7th grade volunteers to help prep the gym during the graduation ceremony, so that 8th grade families can attend the ceremony with their families.
Please sign up to help in the slot of your choice by clicking on the following link:
We thank you in advance for helping to make the night special for our 2017 8th grade graduates!
–The Class of 2017 Graduation Committee