Daily Announcements

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Cross Country: Home meet @ Panthorn Park today.

The Kennedy Cross Country team will be hosting three home meets this season. The meets are held at Panthorn Park and are on Monday, 9/25, Wednesday, 10/18 and Friday, 10/27.

There will be no girls soccer practice today. There will be practice tomorrow until 4:30.

Attention current NJHS members: There will be a NJHS meeting Tuesday after school in room 206 to organize a hurricane relief drive and work on other projects. Have rides ready for 3:30. This will count as hours for your community service.

Volley ball practices are everyday except Tuesdays until 4:30 for J.V. and 4:45 for V.

Stage bank auditions begin today right after school in the band room.

Thank you to all who auditioned for Swing Choir and Voices of Thunder last week. Results will be posted on the chorus bulletin board today.

Colorguard will practice after school on Friday.

October is shortly approaching and is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The annual Dig Pink game this year will be held on Wednesday October 4th at 3:30. We will be having a dress down day that day to support the Sideout Foundation so please remember to wear PINK!!

For all sports: Please remember to register with Family ID, which can be found under the athletics tab. Students will not be allowed to tryout without registering first.

A student at Southington High School, as well as a former Kennedy student, have started something called the "Follow Your Heart Movement". This movement is to support those who are being bullied by showing support for them. Next Tuesday, September 26th, wear blue to support this cause. Remember: If you think you're alone, seek out a friendly face.

JFK Picture day is October 19th.

Lego League will meet today, Monday, September 25 in room 28 until 3:30. New members welcome!

The Hive will meet Wednesday, September 27 until 3:15 in Mrs. McHenry's room.

The first Minecraft meeting will take place on Monday, October 2nd in the computer lab by the media center until 3:30. Additional information can be found on the JFK activity table.

Jr. Next Steps will begin in October. We'll meet every other Thursday. Jr. Next Steps is a social group open to all middle school students focused on: Including people of all abilities, having fun and meeting new people. Activities include making snacks, arts&crafts, sports, games and occasional field trips. Forms are available on the activity table and are due to Miss Daigle in room 106 by Friday, October 6th.

The first Builders Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th right after school until 3:30 pm in the Media Center.The Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.Come to our first meeting and find out more about The Builders Club and how you can help your school and community!

Bowling Club will begin on October 2nd and will run for six consecutive Monday's. Parents will be required to pick their child up at Apple Valley Bowling promptly at 4:00. The cost of joining the Bowling Club is $37.00. The money and permission slip form need to be returned to Mrs. Hermann in Room 202 or Mrs. LaMontagne in room 231 by Wednesday, September 27th. The permission slip can be found on the JFK Activity table in the lobby.

Scrip Fundraiser has begun! Purchase Gift Cards for over 250 local and national grocery stores, restaurants, and other retailers, and the PTO will receive a % of the sales. The first order is due on Thursday, 10/6. Informational flyer & Order form attached.

Kennedy Cares - Volunteer/Donation flyers have been sent home. Your generosity & support is appreciated to share your resources with those families within our school in need.

Cherrydale Fall Fundraiser - Order deadline has been extended until Monday, 9/25! Please send in ALL orders by Monday.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser begins on Monday, 9/25. Candles make great gifts!

JFK Spirit Wear Sales - Runs until Wednesday, 9/27. All orders should be coming in during the week of 10/16. Please place orders online athttps://stores.inksoft.com/jfkeagles to ensure timely delivery. There are some great items to choose. T-shirts, sweatshirts, bottoms for boys and girls, hats, and bags!

Arby's Fundraising Night - Thursday, 9/28 from 4 - 8 PM. The PTO will receive a % of ALL sales during this time frame. We look forward to seeing you! Click here for more information.

Grocery Store Rewards Programs - By registering your Membership Cards through our local Grocery Stores, our school can earn Rewards that are redeemed for educational items. Please register your cards online through the merchant or return the flyer by Friday 9/29 and the JFK PTO will register your cards for you. Click here for more information.

Box Tops for Education -The school-wide competition begins! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help JFK earn cash. The home room with the most tops in a collection period will win a prize! Earn 5 Bonus Box Tops by subscribing to the Box Tops email newsletter @BTFE.com. Our school ID # is 571238. Become a Box Tops member - sign up atwww.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school's earnings and find a full list of hundreds of participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes.

See attached 2017-08_BTFEProducts_ListUpdated.pdf 2017-08_BTFEProducts_ListUpdated.pdf BTFE_collection_sheet_25_color.pdf BTFE_collection_sheet_25_color.pdf .

JFK PTO Membership Drive- Is taking place now Through November 1st!

Please consider joining the PTO by purchasing a Gold, Family or Student Membership. As an incentive, the homeroom with the largest percentage of participation will receive munchkins as well as the famous Kennedy Cup. The winning homeroom teacher will also receive a Scholastic Gift Certificate to be used at one of our book fairs during the year.

All students whose families join the PTO, prior to November 1st, will be entered into a drawing for a Scholastic Gift Certificate; one gift certificate per grade will be awarded!

For more information about membership, to download a membership form or to purchase membership online, please go to www.southingtonschools.org , select Kennedy and click on the PTO page. Or, make a payment directly via www.kennedypto.com

Monday's Lunch: Pasta with sauce, served with meatballs, green beans, baby carrots, pineapple.

Tuesday's Lunch: Popcorn chicken with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, peaches.

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