Summer Reading at Kennedy

posted Jun 16, 2015, 11:36 AM by Kennedy Elementary

Wednesdays Only between 11:00 - 1:00

Solamente los Miércoles entre las 11:00 y la 1:00


Enter through the playground door.

Entrar por la puerta al lado del patio de recreo.

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.

Kennedy Elementary – First Time in Regional Battle of the Books

posted Mar 10, 2015, 11:12 AM by Salem Keizer

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

Read Across America Day 2015

posted Mar 2, 2015, 11:01 AM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 12:05 PM ]

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.  

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