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

8th Grade Families – SUHSD Presentation and Class Selection on March 14th

The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) staff will be at Kennedy presenting high school class selections and collecting completed student class schedule forms on March 14th at 5:30 pm. It is mandatory that all 8th grade parents and students attend.
Incoming Sequoia High School students should also mark calendars for the Sequoia High School Freshman Welcome Event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR). Principal Sean Priest will provide a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with current Sequoia students. For more information about this event, please email SHSEFevents@gmail.com.

STEAM Fair Update and Lunchtime Support

There were approximately 50 students that attended the initial STEAM meeting however, we received only a small handful (5-6) of completed proposals. In order to support those students who would still like to participate but need help with their ideas and proposals, we will be offering support at lunchtime the week of February 27th:

  • Ms. Ruiz and Mr. Oropeza will be available in Ms. Ruiz’s room, B8, during 6th grade lunch
  • Mr. Lopez and Ms. Territo will be available in Ms. Territo’s room, 534, during 7th/8th grade lunch

Please continue to encourage your student to participate in the STEAM fair and let them know that they can get the support they need on campus to help them be successful in this process.