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January 11, 2018

Letter From Our Principal

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:54 AM by Jamie Koehler   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 8:57 AM ]


Every month, our principal, Dr. Craig Gunderson, writes a letter informing our families about upcoming events, new staff members, and general important information. 

4K and 5K registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place from Friday, January 26 to Friday, February 9. During this window of time, parents can submit registration forms to school offices. Please visit the registration page for enrollment forms and more information. Please note- students who are currently enrolled in our 4K program do not need to register for 5K. 

4K registration will kick off with an information and registration night on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Grafton Elementary School gymnasium. More information about the 4K program can be found on the district website at this link.

Kindness Week

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:48 AM by Jamie Koehler

Kennedy Kindness Week - January 29 - February 2
Basic Cotton Tees are $6.00 and Long Sleeved Tees are $12.00
Available colors are Bright Blue or Red or Charcoal Grey, all with a WHITE print with the design above.
This year's Kind shirt was designed by Makenzie Shimon.  
Order forms are due back with payment (checks to Kennedy FSO) no later than THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th.  (Sorry, no exceptions)
Forms are being sent home today in your child's Thursday folder, or get an order form online HERE.

Get Your Tickets Now For GEF Soupor Bowl

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:47 AM by Jamie Koehler

The Grafton Education Foundation’s 6th annual US Bank Soupor Bowl is set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at Cedars III Bowling Center. It's a fun night filled with soup, bowling, auctions and more! 100% of the proceeds from the event directly support our mission of providing exciting educational opportunities for students in all public schools in Grafton. To date, the GEF has awarded more than $200,000 in grants supporting programs from 4K through high school. www.graftoneducationfoundation.org

Get your tickets now: http://GEF18.gesture.com

Chili Day

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:45 AM by Jamie Koehler

You're invited to the Grafton Music Parents Chili Day! Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 11:30am - 5:00pm in the GHS Cafeteria. 
Chili, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dogs, Dessert, and Beverages will be available for purchase. There'll be a silent auction, raffles, a cake walk and of course, entertainment by music groups from all Grafton schools.
Mrs. Dillahunt is still looking for a $2-5 donation per family and a couple volunteers to help shop for baskets.  If interested, please contact her!
G Group performs from 1:30-2:00 pm and our 5th grade Cadet Band performs from 2:00-2:15 pm.
Click HERE for the flyer with more information.

RISE Parent Recommendation Form

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:41 AM by Jamie Koehler

The Grafton School District is always appreciative of parent input. Parents/guardians can access the RISE Parent Recommendation form if they believe their child is performing well above grade level or demonstrating exceptional strengths or talents. To learn more about RISE programming in the Grafton School District, please click here.

Buddy Breakfast

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:39 AM by Jamie Koehler

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Friday, February 9th, in the Kennedy All-Purpose Room at 7:30 a.m.

Each Kennedy student can invite a “Buddy” (parent, Grandparent, relative or adult friend) to visit our school. A continental breakfast will be provided by donations from Kennedy’s Family School Organization (FSO), teachers/staff, volunteer bakers and local businesses.

Please consider helping by clicking the link below!
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/LVCMGgj
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Grafton School District Elementary Art Show

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:58 AM by Jamie Koehler

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February 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
Student artwork from GES, Woodview, & Kennedy schools will be on exhibit in the 3rd floor gallery 
The Grafton Arts Mill 
1300 14th Ave. 
Grafton, WI 53024 

5th Annual Grafton School District SOUPOR BOWL Soup Collection!

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:56 AM by Jamie Koehler

Who: All Grafton Students

What: Collect 2500 total cans of soup* for Family Sharing

*Examples: Chicken/beef vegetable, chicken noodle, vegetable, tomato, and cream-based soups preferred. Please, no Ramen.

When:  Monday, January 15--Friday, January 26

Where: Soup Collection Containers will be in the front lobby of each school

Why: It’s a SOUPOR way to help others & help Grafton schools!  For every can collected, U.S. Bank will donate $1 to the Grafton Education Foundation!

(Maximum donation of $2500)

The school** that brings in the most soup per student will have the distinguished honor of becoming the SOUPOR Bowl Soup Donation Champion! **determined by ratio of cans per building student population--each school has a fair chance to win!

Important Dates

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:50 AM by Jamie Koehler

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January 12 - NO SCHOOL
January 15 - FSO meeting 6:30 pm at KES Library
January 19 - Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day
January 29 - February 2  - Kindness Week
February 9 - Buddy Breakfast at 7:30 am
February 15 - Early Release at 11:50 am
        NO SCHOOL for 4K
February 16 - NO SCHOOL

Lunch Menu

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:49 AM by Jamie Koehler

Lunch menu here: LUNCH MENU

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