Measure U Needs Your Help!

Measure U will guarantee over $100K annually for Kennedy Middle School but it needs your help to pass! Please consider volunteering to join other Kennedy parents and staff as we reach out to past supporters of Measure W (no cold calling!) to remind them to get out and vote. Phone banking and precinct walks are scheduled, to sign up go to

To learn more about Measure U, go to

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.

Kennedy PTO Supports Measure U!

Kennedy PTO members voted to endorse and make a $700 contribution to Measure U at the last meeting. The renewal of the expiring Measure W will guarantee over $100K annually for Kennedy Middle School to spend on technology, student services, field trips and stipends over the next 14 years.
Please get out and vote this November to maintain this income revenue for our school!
To find out more and help campaign for Measure U, check out


Galeotti’s Pizzeria eat out – September 28th!

Enjoy great food for dinner at Galeotti’s Pizzeria on Wed, Sept 28th from 4pm to 9pm and they will donate 25% of your purchase to Kennedy Middle School!

This fundraiser was a great success last year! Let’s see if we can top our participation this year!

Just bring this flyer or mention Kennedy Middle School when ordering your food for dine-in or carry-out. Galeotti’s is at 3121 Jefferson Road, Redwood City.

Kennedy Online Auction Update

We are excited to announce that this fall, Kennedy Middle School will hold its first ever online auction. We hope to provide a variety of different items to bid on, including gift cards for local restaurants and entertainment, handmade jewelry, and unique services. Check out the list of generous businesses that are supporting our community!

Though the auction is still a month away (Nov. 11-20), we are still looking for any items or services you’d like to DONATE, or if you know of any businesses who you think would be interested in donating. Also, if you are interested in helping with the event, please contact

The money raised will go towards Kennedy’s first ever STEM Fair for ALL students, purchasing new musical instruments, and other KMS PTO sponsored activities and services.

Our students have unlimited potential and it is our hope to be able to provide them with the tools and experiences to enrich their education while at Kennedy. Community participation is fundamental in raising the funds needed for our school and we hope this auction is proof that the Kennedy community can step up and support their students, teachers, and programs.

For more information, please go to:

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.

Week of 9/19

Kennedy Grants Writing Committee: Call for Volunteers

Parent volunteers are forming a committee to assist the school in identifying and applying for grants that could benefit Kennedy students. We are looking for additional volunteers to help with grant writing and coordination. Grant writing can be done from home and the number of volunteer hours can be flexible, depending on availability.  If you would like more information about joining this committee, please contact Sonia Pelkowski (

Graduation Dance Committee

The 8th grade Graduation Dance Committee needs to begin planning for Kennedy’s 2016-17 grads’ big night in June 2017. We currently do not have a committee in place and are looking for a chair or co-chairs to plan a special themed evening for our grads. We already have someone who has volunteered to do food for the night and someone to pre-sell grad sweatshirts/shirts. Please reply to if interested.