Virtual Graduation Ceremony Friday June 5th at 6 pm

Link to Graduation Ceremony

We are happy to announce that Kennedy will be having a virtual graduation ceremony for 8th graders at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th, 2020. The virtual graduation video will include short speeches by Kennedy administrators and students, the announcement of 8th-grade honors and awards, and the recognition of each member of the graduating class of 2020. A virtual party with a DJ and prizes will follow at 8 p.m. More details to follow. Students and families, please make sure to check your email accounts on Wednesdays and Sundays for more details from Mrs. Adler.

ceremonia virtual de graduación

Nos complace anunciar que Kennedy tendrá una ceremonia virtual de graduación para alumnos de 8º grado a las 6:00 p.m. el viernes 5 de junio de 2020. El video virtual de graduación incluirá discursos cortos de los administradores y estudiantes de Kennedy, el anuncio de los honores y premios de octavo grado y el reconocimiento de cada miembro de la clase de graduados de 2020. Una fiesta virtual con un DJ y premios seguirán a las 8 pm Más detalles a seguir. Estudiantes y familias, asegúrese de revisar sus cuentas de correo electrónico los miércoles y domingos para obtener más detalles de la Sra. Adler.

Last PTO Meeting of the year coming up Tuesday June 2nd via Zoom

Hello Kennedy Families,

I hope everyone is doing well. The PTO will be having it’s last meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 2 at 7PM. We will be doing a Zoom meeting. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to and a link will be sent to you.

At Tuesday’s meeting will be reviewing the PTO financials for the year, voting on next year’s budget and electing officers for next year. While we aren’t sure what school will look like next year, we do know that the PTO will be active in supporting Sabrina and her staff as they try their best to educate our kids under difficult conditions.

We have opportunities for people to step into leadership roles as PTO Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Communications Chair, and Staff Appreciation. Or you can participate by helping on our committees such as Music, Drama and Graduation. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, you can send a note to with any questions.

As we close out this year and prepare for next year, it is clear that economically things are going be challenging for the district and Kennedy. I also know that many of our families are struggling too. But, if you are able to make a contribution to the PTO, it would be greatly appreciated. Sabrina is going to have many needs that the PTO can help with, like new Apple computers to replace retired computers, STEAM classes, and social emotional program support. If you are able to make a contribution to the PTO, you can do it at the PTO store at:

I hope everyone has a safe summer break.

Roy Dorling

Kennedy PTO President


Hola familias Kennedy,

Espero que todos lo estén haciendo bien. El PTO tendrá su última reunión del año el martes 2 de junio a las 7PM. Haremos una reunión de Zoom. Si está interesado en asistir, envíe un correo electrónico a y se le enviará un enlace.

En la reunión del martes revisaremos las finanzas del PTO para el año, votaremos sobre el presupuesto del próximo año y elegiremos oficiales para el próximo año. Si bien no estamos seguros de cómo se verá la escuela el próximo año, sabemos que el PTO estará activo en apoyar a Sabrina y su personal mientras hacen todo lo posible para educar a nuestros hijos en condiciones difíciles.

Tenemos oportunidades para que las personas asuman roles de liderazgo como Secretario de PTO, Presidente de recaudación de fondos, Presidente de comunicaciones y Apreciación del personal. O puede participar ayudando en nuestros comités como Música, Drama y Graduación. Si está interesado en alguna de estas oportunidades, puede enviar una nota a con cualquier pregunta.

Al cerrar este año y prepararnos para el próximo, está claro que económicamente las cosas serán difíciles para el distrito y Kennedy. También sé que muchas de nuestras familias también están luchando. Pero, si puede hacer una contribución al PTO, sería muy apreciado. Sabrina tendrá muchas necesidades con las que el PTO puede ayudar, como las nuevas computadoras Apple para reemplazar las computadoras retiradas, las clases STEAM y el apoyo del programa social y emocional. Si puede hacer una contribución al PTO, puede hacerlo en la tienda del PTO en:

Espero que todos tengan unas vacaciones de verano seguras. Roy DorlingPresidente de la PTO de Kennedy

Please Help Kennedy parent that has COVID 19

Dear Kennedy PTO Community,

I hope everyone is doing well during this trying time that our community and the world is facing. I am thankful for our Kennedy administrators, teachers, and staff that are doing so much to help our kids deal with distance learning that will now continue through April.

This is a good time to remember that we are a community and that we should support those in our community who may be in need.

It has been brought to my attention that a member of our community, Kennedy parent Rudy Aguilar, has contracted Covid19 and is in the hospital in critical condition. Please keep Rudy and family in your thoughts and if you can help financially, friends have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family.

Stay safe,
Roy Dorling
Kennedy PTO President

Estimada comunidad de Kennedy PTO,

Espero que todos estén bien durante este momento difícil que nuestra comunidad y el mundo enfrentan. Estoy agradecido por nuestros administradores, maestros y personal de Kennedy que están haciendo tanto para ayudar a nuestros hijos a lidiar con el aprendizaje a distancia que ahora continuará hasta abril.

Este es un buen momento para recordar que somos una comunidad y que debemos apoyar a aquellos en nuestra comunidad que puedan estar necesitados.

Me ha llamado la atención que un miembro de nuestra comunidad, el padre de Kennedy, Rudy Aguilar, ha contratado a Covid19 y está en el hospital en estado crítico. Mantenga a Rudy y a su familia en sus pensamientos y, si puede ayudar financieramente, los amigos han establecido una campaña de GoFundMe para ayudar a la familia.

Mantenerse a salvo,
Roy Dorling
Presidente de la PTO de Kennedy

2nd Annual Kennedy Color Run – Save the Date

Please save the date for the 2nd Annual Kennedy Color Run: Friday, May 8th during 7th period. The Color Run is a fun walk/jog-a-thon type event with color stations throughout the course. It is FREE for all students who would like to participate, so long as we have a signed waiver on file (look for those in early April and please note that we will NOT be able to accept permission by phone).

We are looking for sponsors to help offset the costs associated with this event and this is a great way for your business to reach our wonderful community! As a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Kennedy Color Run, your generosity will be shared with students, family, school faculty, and community members. Benefits of sponsorship are largely determined by level, but all sponsors receive visibility in event signage and on our dedicated event webpage. Please visit the PTO website for more information and to see a highlight video from last year’s event:

The Latest News from the Kennedy PTO

February PTO Meeting is coming up!

The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, February, 25th from 7-8 pm in the Library. Please join us! We have fundraisers and events coming up that we need help with and invite all parents to participate.

8th Grade Grad and Dance Committee Meeting is coming up!

The Dance Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 25th from 6-6:30 and the entire 8th Grade Grad Committee (everything not related to the dance) will meet the same night from 6:30-7 pm.


Aladdin Jr Tickets On Sale Now

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

The musical Aladdin Jr. is a magical performance based on the Academy Award-winning Disney classic and the hit Broadway show. This is a colorful production by Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City. The young actors have done an outstanding job to bring you the story of Aladdin – a street rat who finds a magic lamp and embarks on an adventure that will test his will and moral character to earn the respect of princess Jasmine. Come discover a “whole new world” at our show!

Click Here to Purchase Tickets or purchase at the door. 🎭

General seating $9 in advance, $12 at the door ($10 with student ID)
Preferred seating $16


Friday, January 31 at 7 pm

Saturday, February 1 at 1 pm

Saturday, February 1 at 7 pm

LOCATION: McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St, Redwood City


El musical Aladdin Jr. es una actuación mágica basada en el clásico de Disney ganador de un Oscar y el exitoso espectáculo de Broadway. Esta es una producción colorida de Kennedy Middle School en Redwood City. Los jóvenes actores han hecho un trabajo excepcional para traerte la historia de Aladdin, una rata callejera que encuentra una lámpara mágica y se embarca en una aventura que pondrá a prueba su voluntad y su carácter moral para ganarse el respeto de la princesa Jasmine. ¡Ven a descubrir un “mundo completamente nuevo” en nuestro espectáculo!

Entradas disponibles AQUI o en la puerta 🎭

Admisión general $9 por adelantado o $12 en la puerta ($10 con descuento estudiantil)

Admisión preferida $16


Viernes 31 de enero a las 7 pm

Sábado 1 de febrero a la 1 pm

Sábado 1 de febrero a las 7 pm

UBICACIÓN: McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St, Redwood City

Kennedy School Tours Coming Up

Tuesday, December 17, 8:30 am, Library

Thursday, January 16, 8:30 am, Library

Friday, January 24, 8:30 am, Library

*For families who can’t make any of these dates/times and want more information about the school can contact the office to setup a meeting time with me. Shadowing for current 5th graders is also available!

Electives and Clubs Showcase Night is Coming Up!

Kennedy Middle School is hosting an Electives and Clubs Showcase on Thursday, November 21st from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Gym (accessed by the Washington St entrance between Connecticut and Maddox)

Come and learn about many of our electives and clubs. Bring the whole family! There will be performances, projects to participate in, and games to play.

Classroom tours will be held in January. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to start getting to know Kennedy Middle School’s many elective choices such as band, orchestra, choir, jazz band, art, technology, robotics, STEM project based learning, and clubs such as gaming, photography, yoga, and maker space.

Open to current and prospective families from our feeder K-5 elementary schools and any 6-8 grade students and their families.


La Escuela Intermedia Kennedy está organizando una Exhibición de Electivas y Clubes el jueves 21 de noviembre de 7: 00-8: 30 pm en el gimnasio (al que se accede por la entrada de Washington St entre Connecticut y Maddox)

Ven y aprende sobre muchas de nuestras clases electivas y clubes. ¡Trae a toda la familia! Habrá presentaciones, proyectos para participar y juegos para jugar.

Las visitas a los salones de clase se llevarán a cabo en enero. Mientras tanto, esta es una gran oportunidad para comenzar a conocer las muchas opciones electivas de la Escuela Intermedia Kennedy, como banda, orquesta, coro, banda de jazz, arte, tecnología, robótica, aprendizaje basado en proyectos STEM, y clubes como juegos, fotografía, yoga y espacio para creadores.

Abierto a las familias actuales y futuras de nuestras escuelas primarias secundarias K-5 y cualquier estudiante de grados 6-8 y sus familias.