Please be aware of these following announcements:
From Andrew O’Brien, Assistant Principal
Today served as the official “Kick-Off” date for our school’s annual Magazine Drive, sponsored by the Kennedy Home & School Association. Students attended a brief presentation by 6-Star Fundraising representatives detailing how they can participate in the building’s fundraising efforts while earning unique prizes for their efforts. This annual fundraiser represents the only fundraising effort of the year for Kennedy. Proceeds help to fund special events, field trips, and to secure various “wish list” items generated by students and staff that directly benefit Kennedy students—such as instructional tools, extracurricular equipment, and other unique facility upgrades.
You can help kick start your child’s fundraising experience simply by helping him/her to register on the secure website (APMags.com/KJHS) and earn prizes through each outreach sent to family and friends.
Thank you, in advance, for your support!
The book fair will be open during school hours on 10/2-10/4 (Monday through Wednesday). It will also be open during parent/teacher conferences on 10/5 (Thursday) from 5:00 p.m.--8:30 p.m. and 10/6 (Friday) from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Students who ordered pictures from last month’s Picture Day received the packages on Tuesday, 9/19. If anyone wants to order his/her student’s photos or order additional photos, there is a link on the Kennedy website (please include the link Vicky sent you earlier).
Picture retake day is next Wednesday during lunch periods on the stage. If you wish to have your student’s picture retaken, please have your student return the photo package to the photographer that day. Order forms are available in the main office for anyone who wishes to order for the first time. The link can also be used for photo re-takes.
Intramural are ongoing throughout the school year. For times and calendars for these events, please visit this link.
NNHS National Honor Society/DECA Community Yard Sale
From Kathleen Nie, NNHS DECA VP of Fundraising
Naperville North National Honor Society and DECA are organizing a community yard sale for the Swifty Foundation, started in honor of former Kennedy student Michael Gustafson who died from pediatric cancer in 2013.
The donation drive starts on Sept. 11th and ends on Oct 2nd. The actual yard sale is on Oct. 6th-7th, from 9:00am-2:00pm.
We are looking for donations of household items, toys, books, etc. There will also be donation boxes at NNHS at the greenhouse, main office, athletic entrance, and learning commons.
For people wishing to donate large items, these can be dropped off Wednesday Oct. 4th, or Thursday Oct. 5th, outside the NNHS greenhouse/bus lot. If these dates don't work or if there are any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The majority of proceeds earned will be donated to the Swifty Foundation, all for a great cause.
Please see the attached flyer for more details. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Family Fun Health Fair
The Respite Endowment Organization will be hosting its second annual Family Fun Health Fair on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Steeple Run Elementary School. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
From the Kennedy Home and School Association
Kennedy Junior High School is excited to announce that we are implementing a new app, DirectorySpot, for our school directory. Parents will now be able to access the school directory right from your smartphone or desktop and it will always be updated with the latest information!
We hope you will love this new directory that you can use on-the-go. Please read the attached FAQ’s to learn more about DirectorySpot. If you have any questions, please contact Jie Su at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Council News
From Mrs. Northrup and Mrs. Reitz, Student Council Sponsors
Thanks to all who donated to the toy drive, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. If you haven’t had a chance to look for any new or unused toys at home, it is still going on until Friday! Here are other upcoming dates, as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
September 11th-22th: At some point during these weeks, gold ribbons will be handed out to all 1st hour classes. Each student should tie it around their wrist to raise awareness and show support for those affected by childhood cancer. Announcements will be made to increase student awareness.
September 18th-22nd: Student Council members will be selling Childhood Cancer Awareness stickers during lunch periods, with a suggested donation of $1 to benefit the Swifty Foundation. The Swifty Foundation raises funds and awareness for pediatric brain cancer.
September 25th-29th: Our first school spirit week of the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows:
Monday, Sept. 25th- Crazy sock/Hat day
Tuesday, Sept. 26th- Mismatch Day
Wednesday, Sept. 27th- Gold-out day
Thursday, Sept. 28th- Tie Day
Friday, Sept. 29th- Comfy Day
Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement.
Have a great week,
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM Bus Evacuation drills during lunch periods
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM VB v. Fischer-7H, 8A
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM XC @ JJHS
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM FB v. Fischer-Away
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM VB v. JJHS-7A, 8H
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM XC Franklin Invite @ Northside Park, Wheaton