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November 8, 2018

Library News

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:25 AM by Stacy Fischer

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What a great time we all had this week with our visiting author, Sarah Mlynowski. She gave an amazing presentation about her books and how to become a writer to our 3rd and 4th grade classes. She was even gracious enough to stop by our 5th grade classrooms for a quick question and answer session and to meet some of her very excited super fans. 5th grades, you have until Friday to turn in your book orders to Mrs. H in the library. 

Preschool Developmental Screening Information

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:16 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

Children develop skills and reach milestones at their own pace. Do you ever wonder about your preschooler's developmental progress?
The Grafton School District will no longer be offering periodic screening events, but instead now offers a comprehensive and confidential screening tool to help guide and keep track of your child's growth and development between the ages of 3 and 5.
If you are interested in receiving a screening questionnaire, please click HERE for more information. 

Quiznos Fundraiser Night

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:12 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 9:14 AM ]

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2:00 - 9:00 pm
Grafton Quiznos, 1231 N. Port Washington Rd. 
20% of all sales during the event will go to the Kennedy parent group to fund school activities and field trips.

Girls on the Run

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:01 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 9:41 AM ]

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Girls on the Run is collecting donations for the WI Humane Society!  Make a difference for animals in our community!!
Donation dates between November 12 - November 16th
Donate any of the following: lint rollers - peanut butter - puppy house training pads - toys - grooming wipes - ice cube trays - cat food (adult dry) - cat litter - cat treats - dog food (adult dry) - dog treats - baby wipes - bitter apple spray - brushes (for dogs, new preferred) - grooming clippers - packing tape - paper towel - post-it notes - captain crunch peanut butter cereal

New Information for Current and New School Volunteers

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:46 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 9:44 AM ]

http://raptortech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raptor_Volunteer_Flyer.pdf

The Grafton School District requires all school volunteers to have an approved background check completed prior to volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning on a field trip. Background checks generally take at least one week to process, please plan accordingly.

 

To request a background check complete and submit the online form:  Form for Parents  or go to Grafton School District web page (www.grafton.k12.wi.us), Parents/Parent Forms/Volunteer Application-Raptor Approval System. If the check is approved you will receive an email to the address you provide on the form. If there is an error you will receive a phone call from the District with more information and next steps to follow. Please also bring your Driver's License or State ID the first time you volunteer after your background check has been completed.   

 

Please note: you will not be permitted to volunteer in any Grafton School District schools until you have an approved background check. Background checks generally take at least one week to process, please plan accordingly.  

Popcorn Fridays

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:44 AM by Stacy Fischer

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Please Note:  Our popcorn bags are getting larger and the price is going up.  
Popcorn Friday is on Friday, November 16th and sales will benefit our 1st grade classrooms!
Bags are now available for purchase for 50 cents per bag.  Students order their bags with their teacher first thing that Friday morning.  Volunteer spots are filling up, sign up now!  Make and bag Popcorn Friday 

Mark your calendars!        Dec. 14    Jan. 18    Feb. 15    March 22    April 26    May 17

Welcome from FSO

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:40 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 8:43 AM ]


Mission Statement: the Kennedy FSO is made up of all the families, teachers and staff of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Grafton, WI. The goal is to provide support to the teachers of the school and encourage parent and community involvement, creating the best learning atmosphere possible for the children of our community.  Welcome Letter

FSO Meetings are held the third Monday of each month, in the KES Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Upcoming Meetings
November 19th, 2018
December 17th, 2018
January 14th, 2019

Meeting Notes:  September 2018
Feel free to contact us with questions at kesfso@grafton.k12.wi.us. 

Faye's Fundraiser Pick-up

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:34 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 7:11 AM by Jamie Koehler ]

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Faye's Pizza Fundraiser pickup is in front of school by main office on Monday, November 19th from 3:30-6:00 pm.  
Please park on side streets and walk up, or wait until buses have left the school at approx. 3:45 pm. 
Volunteers needed, click HERE Volunteers will be sorting outside, so please dress for the weather!!

Restaurant Fundraisers

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:33 AM by Stacy Fischer

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Wednesday, November 14th from 2:00 - 9:00 at Quiznos
Wednesday, December 12th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Firehouse Subs
Tuesday, January 22nd from 5:00 -9:00pm at QDOBA

Destination Imagination - Teams Forming Now

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:15 AM by Stacy Fischer   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1jcSSxR9guVX2JteERmYnBOMUpTcXMtaWowVzMyTlc3R3BF
Calling all creative students, parents and teachers! Destination Imagination (DI) teams are forming now for the 2018/19 challenge season.
DI is a program which challenges creative kids to develop team work and problem solving skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and fine arts.

Students in all grades throughout the district are invited to join. Team managers/coaches are also needed this year. 
For more information, please click HERE. Register by November 14th, please click HERE

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