Kennedy Elementary values family involvement in all students' educations. One way of showing this value is through Kennedy's first Families Love Reading event.
Over 80 families from Kennedy Elementary in grades K-3 recently took part in "Families Love Reading," an event to engage families with tools to help their child at home in reading.
This event was hosted during spring conferences at Kennedy on March 18th and 19th.
Each student who attended was able to take at least five books home at their current reading level. They also designed their own book boxes to hold their books, with supplies generously donated by Home Depot.
"Kennedy students already have book boxes at school, so we want build that same connection at home," said Principal Jesse Leonard.
"It's exciting to think that students may now have a personalized box filled with books that interest them at their level available by their beds or in a reading area at home."
Families received a reading handbook with information on how to help enhance their child's reading time at home. They also received training on specific ways to support their child's reading beyond, "sound it out".
Parents had an opportunity to try out their new skills with their children with support from Kennedy staff.
Our school plans to continue with this program during fall conferences, with the goal of at least doubling participation.
Kennedy Elementary School participated in Battle of the Books for the first time this year.
Kennedy had 10 teams and a total of 45 students participate in the Kennedy Battle of the Books Tournament.
The Kennedy Champions, The Penguins, moved on to compete at the Regional Battle of the Books Tournament last weekend in Woodburn for the first time in school history.
The team members are (pictured left to right): Aiden Luevanos, Marcos Zepeda, Rebecca Reynoso, Emma Anhalt, Daisy Sanches (all 4th grade).
More information on OBOB can be found on the following website: http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/5653620/FrontPage
Kennedy Elementary staff and students celebrated Read Across America Day early with a day of reading activities.
Students and staff dressed up as book characters with many creative costumes.
Guest readers from the Keizer Fire Department, Keizer Police Department and the Assistance League visited many classrooms to read to students.
Students took advantage of a book cover photo shoot.
The day ended with a wonderful assembly to kick off the All School Kennedy Read-A-Thon for the month of March.
In-District Process For Current 5th Graders / Solicitud De Traslado Para Estudiantes Actualmente En 5to Grado
At Kennedy School on Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
En la Escuela Kennedy el Jueves, 11 de Diciembre de 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm