On Friday, May 5th, our music students will be participating in music festival competition at Milpitas High School where they will be performing music that they have been working on in the 2017 school year. As one of many schools participating in this event, Kennedy students will not only get the chance to perform, but will support other Kennedy performance groups and get a chance to listen to other school’s ensembles.
Participating music students will be excused from school at 2:15 pm and will return to Kennedy for pick up around 8:15 pm. They should wear or bring a white button up shirt, black slacks/skirt, nice black shoes, and music tie (provided).
Parents are welcome to attend the following performance times:
- Advanced Orchestra: 4:25pm
- Intermediate Orchestra: 5:15pm
- Intermediate Band: 6:05pm
- Advanced Band: 6:55pm
On Saturday, May 6th, Kennedy music student will attend an optional (but highly recommended) field trip to California’s Great America. Here, we will be spending a day in the amusement park and attending an awards ceremony for all of the music programs that have attended the festival for the weekend of May 5th and 6th. The music program will come home with a trophy which will rank our placement among the rest of the schools.
Students will meet in the music room at 11:30 am to depart and will return at Kennedy around 7:15pm. The students will be traveling by bus. They should wear a Kennedy Music T-shirt, closed in shoes, and sunscreen. You can purchase a Kennedy Music T-Shirt through the new Kennedy Music Store.
Please email Ms. Hopkins directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any question regarding this event.
Kennedy’s online store is now OPEN! You can now purchase an 8th Grade 2017 Graduation sweatshirt and all of your PE clothes with just the click of a few buttons.
Simply click on the store link, select the item(s) you want, and pay by credit card. You will be notified via email when your order is ready for pick-up in the school office.
Pre-orders for the 8th Grade 2017 Graduation sweatshirt closed on February 3rd but if you are still interested in getting a sweatshirt, please contact Nicole Ortega.
The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, February 21st from 7 – 8:30 pm. We will be meeting in the Kennedy library and everyone is welcome.
There will also be a special PTO Budget meeting on February 13th from 6 – 8 pm.
View the past meeting minutes.
Amazon shoppers, please remember to use our Amazon School Rewards link when you make your last minute Amazon purchases this season! Every purchase helps, including Kindle books, Audible, free trials, and gift cards.
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.
Join us to learn how you can represent Kennedy in the 2017 Technovation Challenge There will be an information session on December 12th at 3:15 pm in Room B-5. Mrs. Chandra Leonardo is the Club coach.
View the flyer to learn more. If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Sonia at email@example.com.
We are pleased to invite you to the Kennedy Cougar’s production of Legally Blonde. Our talented students will perform the musical at Sequoia High School’s theater on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30PM and again on Sunday, December 18th at 3:30PM.
You can purchase tickets with cash at the door, or you can pre- order tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All pre-ordered tickets will be available at the door for cash payment and pickup. All tickets are general admission. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Ticket sells are cash only.
We hope to see you there!
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 email@example.com 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!
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.
The holidays are almost upon us! If you are planning to get a Christmas tree or holiday wreath this season, consider going to Honey Bear Trees where Kennedy will receive 15% of the purchase price. Just bring this flyer and present it at checkout at any of their three locations!