Future Bus Drivers Open House & Job Fair

posted Apr 7, 2016, 11:13 AM by Kennedy Elementary

Please see the attached flyer from the Salem-Keizer Public School's Transportation Department. Open House and Job Fair this month.

Favor de abrir lo adjunto para ver el volante del Departamento de Transportación de las Escuelas Salem-Keizer. Tendrán una Casa Abierta y Feria de Empleos este mes.

Register Now - Free Full-Day Kindergarten - Fall 2016

posted Feb 11, 2016, 1:47 PM by Kennedy Elementary   [ updated Mar 4, 2016, 11:11 AM ]

Kindergarten registration opens Feb. 23, 2016

Registration for fall kindergarten programs in Salem-Keizer Public Schools opens on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten.

Parents are asked to register students soon to help the district prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. for the fall.

How to register

To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information

Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:

  1. Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc.

  2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.

Help your student get ready

Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:

  • Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly

  • Practice writing his/her name

  • Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty

  • Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle

  • Learn how to take turns and share with others

  • How to use the bathroom and wash hands independently.

Please contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten.

Matricule Hoy - Kindergarten De Día Completo - Otoño 2016

posted Feb 11, 2016, 1:36 PM by Kennedy Elementary   [ updated Mar 4, 2016, 11:17 AM ]

La fecha de inscripciones para Kindergarten comienza el 23 de febrero del 2016


Las inscripciones para los programas de kindergarten en las Escuelas Públicas de Salem Keizer comienzan el martes 23 de febrero del 2016. Los estudiantes que cumplan 5 años el 10 de septiembre del 2016 o antes de esa fecha, son elegibles para inscribirse. Todas las escuelas primarias del Distrito Escolar de Salem-Keizer ofrecen kindergarten de día completo y es totalmente gratis.   


Les rogamos a los padres de familia inscribir a sus estudiantes lo antes posible; esto ayuda al distrito a estar preparados para el comienzo del ciclo escolar en septiembre con el número adecuado de salones, materiales etc. 


Como inscribirse

Para inscribir a su estudiante, favor de acudir a la escuela y requerir el paquete de inscripción. Si usted no está seguro de la escuela a la cual su estudiante debe asistir, favor de visitar la siguiente página del distrito: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information


 Los padres deberán llenar y firmar los formularios incluidos en el paquete de inscripción (hoja de registro, encuesta del idioma hablado en casa, formulario de vacunación) y además proveer:

  1. Comprobante de domicilio. Algunos ejemplos de los documentos aceptados pueden ser: copia del recibo de algún servicio público (agua, luz, etc.), licencia de manejo con dirección actualizada o contrato de arrendamiento etc.

  2. El acta de nacimiento original del estudiante. La escuela hará una copia fotostática y le devolverá a usted el acta original.

Ayude a su estudiante a estar preparado

Los padres de familia pueden ayudar a su estudiante a estar preparado para kindergarten:

  • Ayudarlo a sostener correctamente los lápices, crayolas y las tijeras

  • Practicar la escritura de su nombre

  • Aprender el abecedario y cómo contar hasta el numero veinte

  • Reconocer por nombre e identificar las figuras geométricas básicas tales como el cuadrado, triángulo y círculo.

  • Aprender a esperar su turno y compartir con otros

  • Utilizar el baño y lavarse las manos de manera independiente

Favor de contactar a su escuela con cualquier pregunta respecto a las inscripciones de kindergarten.

Kennedy Families Love Reading

posted Nov 30, 2015, 10:57 AM by Salem Keizer

Over 300 students and their families participated in Kennedy Elementary School's two-day Families Love Reading Event last Monday and Tuesday. 

Families were provided with free books at their child’s level, free information and guidance on how to support their students at home, and the opportunity to decorate free book boxes for storing their new books. 

The event also served as a kick off for the Kennedy Winter Reading Incentive Program where students can earn prizes for minutes read during the month of December. 

Nice job Kennedy students and parents!

Kennedy 2015-2016 Supply List / Lista de Utiles

posted Jun 16, 2015, 10:42 AM by Kennedy Elementary   [ updated Aug 5, 2015, 3:02 PM ]

We will also have copies of these lists in the office beginning August 17, 2015.
También tendremos copias de éstas listas en la oficina empezando el 17 de agosto de 2015.

McNary High School 2015 Graduates Visit Kennedy Elementary!

posted Jun 4, 2015, 4:56 PM by Salem Keizer

In Salem-Keizer’s inaugural Parade of Honor events, graduates from McKay and McNary high schools visited the elementary schools they attended as children. The goals of the event are to inspire young students to become graduates, and to give graduates a chance to thank their former teachers.

Wearing their graduation caps and gowns, graduates paraded through the halls of their old schools, sharing smiles, waves and lots of high-fives with current elementary students.

Scott Elementary School welcomed returning McKay graduates with signs, cake, and a special framed photo collage for each graduate. Teachers hugged their all-grown-up former students, and graduates commented that the school seemed much larger when they were children.

Kennedy Elementary School students cheered graduates from McNary with shouts of, “Go McNary!” while waving signs and handing out blue and white paper-chain necklaces. After parading through the school, graduates looked at photo books from years past and chatted with teachers and their former principal.

Photos of the inaugural Parade of Honor events can be found on Flickr:

Kennedy Students Appreciate Their Teachers!

posted Jun 4, 2015, 4:30 PM by Salem Keizer

Kennedy Elementary students share their thought on the hard work that their teachers do.

Kennedy Elementary Celebrates Our 50th Anniversary!

posted May 26, 2015, 2:25 PM by Salem Keizer

Kennedy Elementary School Celebrated 50 years last week with a Walk Down Memory Lane event. 

Both former and current students, staff, and parents joined in the celebration. 

The celebration included a hallway picture walk to honor the last 50 years, a photo slide show, yearbooks over the years, refreshments and even balloon animals for the kids! 

The principal from 1985 and even some of the staff from 40+ years ago were in attendance. 

 Many current Kennedy parents (former Kennedy students) enjoyed showing their children pictures and sharing memories from past years at Kennedy!

Kennedy Elementary's "Families Love Reading"

posted Mar 31, 2015, 9:01 AM by Salem Keizer

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.

Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting

posted Nov 19, 2014, 11:30 AM by Salem Keizer

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