On Thursday, March 23rd, several teams of students from Naperville Central’s Entrepreneurship class will be visiting our 8th grade lunch as part of a class activity in which they have created and marketed a product. Their presence at Kennedy is part of their learning experience in the class. With their visit, each team will be offering their item for sale. Products offered include spirit wear and cell phone accessories, with prices ranging from $10-$15. Several of the teams feature Kennedy alumni.
Our 8th grade students will have the option of visiting these tables to view items, listen to marketing pitches, and potentially order or purchase an item. No Kennedy student will be required to participate if not interested. Visiting high school groups will have tables set up in the vicinity of the lunchroom but away from regular lunchtime operations. We anticipate a different group of students will visit during the second week of April to conduct the same experience.
Please be aware of these announcements:
Please note that the Kennedy office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday next week during Spring Break. There will be office personnel available the rest of the week from 7:30am-2:00pm.
PARCC testing will occur for all students on Tuesday, April 4th – Thursday, April 6th. Testing will occur in the mornings, so please have your student arrive to school on time. The PARCC tests students in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Students are asked to bring their Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, and earphones/ear buds each day of testing. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s rest to be prepared to do their best.
If you anticipate your student having a pre-planned absence, please inform our attendance secretary Laura Czarnecky at 630-848-5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages can be left at any time day or night. In addition to informing Mrs. Czarnecky, it is helpful to inform your child’s teachers as well.
Home and School
From Aarthi Ramalingam, H & S President
Kennedy Parents, it is election time for Home & School!
Kennedy PE Earns Grant
Press Release from the Midwest Dairy Council
The Midwest Dairy Council Awards KENNEDY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL with $500 for Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Efforts.
Students and teachers at Kennedy Junior High School in LISLE, IL, were rewarded for their efforts to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in their school and community. KENNEDY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL was selected as one of the “Touchdown Schools” in the Midwest to receive $500 to further enhance their health and wellness initiatives as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. “We’re thrilled to be able to reward these students and teachers for making healthy choices and setting examples in their schools and communities,” said Midwest Dairy Council Vice President of Health and Wellness, Melissa Young.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nearly 73,000 schools are involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 nationwide. For more information, visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com or www.midwestdairy.com.
Intramural are ongoing throughout the school year. For times and calendars for these events, please visit this link.
8th Grade Parent Coffee with the Principal
This NCHS Parent Coffee is being offered specifically to the parents of the incoming fall freshmen, and gives you the opportunity to meet Principal Bill Wiesbrook in a small group setting. Mr. Wiesbrook will discuss ways to make the transition to high school easier, give tips on making your student’s freshman year as successful as possible, and allow you the chance to ask the questions most important to you.
Monday April 3rd at 7 pm in the LRC at Naperville Central
Tours of the building starting at 6:15 pm
We will confirm your registration via email.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the NCHS Family!
Lori Halldow email@example.com
Bonnie Ranieri firstname.lastname@example.org 630-983-0103
Parent Coffee Committee
NNHS Band Swing Dance
April 6th from 6-9 pm in the NNHS large cafeteria
ALL NNHS BAND FAMILIES are encouraged to attend the 29th annual NNHS Swing Dance.
This is an ALL AGES swing style dance featuring the jazz bands and singers at North with professional swing dance lessons, desserts and a silent auction.
Please come and support the NNHS Band Program through a great evening of fun for parents, grandparents and kids. Show your kids you ‘still have it’ and connect with other NNHS band parents. Bring your neighbors and future NNHS Band families.
We look forward to seeing you all!
Keep Eating & Support NEF During March Madness!
In honor of Naperville Education Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, several Naperville restaurants are giving back a % of sales to NEF based on specific days and times. Your participation helps provide both basic (Start the Day, Kid Booster Anonymous Fund) and exceptional experiences (Annual Grant Awards, Study Skills Academy, Trustee Awards) for all District 203 students. For more info about NEF programs, or to download the flyers, visit www.nef203.org. Mark your calendars with these dates and times and be sure to present the attached/downloaded flyers when you visit our local restaurants:
Thursday, March 23: 5:00pm to 9:00pm - bd’s Mongolian Grill - 221 S Washington St.
Work it Off & Join TEAM NEF
Join TEAM NEF as a Charity Hero in the Naperville Half-Marathon and 5K Walk/Run! It's a unique opportunity to run or walk for a great cause and forever change the lives of all District 203 students. Sign up by clicking here: JOIN TEAM NEF. It’s NEF’s 25th Anniversary, so come on, run for our students and join TEAM NEF!!
By joining TEAM NEF, you commit to raise or donate at least $250 by race day and receive all TEAM NEF benefits which include training, a commemorative shirt, secure gear check, and much more. We'll help you "go the distance" with an online fundraising platform and provide you with tools and support that will guide you up to and including race day. You also have the option to commit to at least $400 by race day and receive all TEAM NEF benefits plus the Charity Hero recognition on your race bib and Charity Runner exclusive village amenities. Additionally, you will get $10 off your race registration for the Half Marathon or $5 off the 5K with a discount code provided by NEF by email. See http://runnaperville.com/ for more details.
The race will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in beautiful downtown Naperville. Last year's TEAM NEF, 72 runners strong plus sponsors, raised $50,000 for the programs that the Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) funds for all students in District 203. So make new friends, enjoy VIP treatment and help provide both basic and exceptional opportunities for our students!! Come on! JOIN TEAM NEF -- you know you want to!
In case you're not a runner, consider walking the 5K or simply making a donation to TEAM NEF on our website, or becoming a TEAM NEF sponsor by contacting NEF at email@example.com or (630) 420-3086.
Have a great week,
Kennedy Junior High School