Week 18: 12/14/15 – 12/18/15

Remember…..You might be the ONLY smile a child sees each day.
Your hug might be the ONLY hug he/she gets for the holidays.
Every day really IS a chance to make a difference.
Let’s make these next 5 days great ones for our Kennedy Kubbies :)

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.48.09 PMDonna, Tiffany and I appreciate all that you do for the students and families of Kennedy School. We value each one of you as members of our team! We wish you and your families the most joyous of holiday seasons. Thank you to the entire Kennedy staff for always caring and taking pride in what you do! Thanks for perservering through the stressful times. Thanks for finding blessings & positives all around you. It has been a fantastic 2015 and we are looking forward to seeing you all again for what promises to be an even brighter 2016!

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, December 14th
Santa & The Village of Schiller Park visit Kennedy School (in gymnasium)
School Spirit Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 132)
MAP Testing Continues
Cycle 3 Assessment Week

Tuesday, December 15th

Wednesday, December 16th
December Buddy Activity
Tech Common Plan
Happy Birthday Sue O’Connell & Ola Heitz :)
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00pm (LMS)

Thursday, December 17th
1st, 2nd and Multiage Classrooms Participate in HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD “field trip/assembly” in gym
(2nd Grade: 8:30am-9:15am)
(1st Grade: 10:30am-11:15am)
(Multiage: 12:30pm-1:15pm)
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, December 18th
Polar Express Day!
Spirit Assembly @ 8:45am
Happy Birthday Kimberly Sendelbach :) 

(12/29) Happy Birthday Jimmy Kennedy :)

Blogs Worth Reading:

To Teachers Everywhere
Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities
Google Drive Search Updates
Reindeer Fun
Christmas Games 


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A great activity to do before Winter Break….what we’ve accomplished in 2015 and what we want to accomplish in 2016!

Week 17: 12/07/15 – 12/11/15

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Here’s our week at a glance:

(12/06) Happy Birthday Michelle Nelson :)

Monday, December 7th
Happy Birthday Dr. Kim Boryszewski :)
Lunch & Learn with 1st Investors
Paraprofessional Meeting @ 2:50pm (lounge)
ABC Parent Group’s Winter Wonderland @ LMS (6:00pm-8:30pm)

Tuesday, December 8th
Happy Birthday Cindy DeRose :)
Yearbook Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm

Wednesday, December 9th
Happy Birthday Mandy Carlson :)
PATS/PreK Tree Decorating Party 2:00pm-3:00pm (cafe)

Thursday, December 10th
SD81 Band Concert @ 6:30pm (LMS)

Friday, December 11th
Reading Room Plan Day
Holiday Party 

Blog Posts Worth Reading:

Calling All Learners & Teachers for Hour of Code 2015 via Edutopia

You Totally Have Time for #HourofCode by Krissy Venosdale

5 Great Things You Can Do with Google Sheets by Richard Byrne

Dear Students: A Letter to All of Our Amazing Students by Ryan Steele