January 4 2019



I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."  













January:

January 9 - Early Release 
January 10 - Gr 8 Parent Curriculum Night @ Natick High School
January 14 - Gr 7 Team Awesome Field Trip to WWII Museum
January 14 - Gr 7 Team Curiosity Field Trip to WWII Museum
January 21 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
January 22 - KMS Building Committee Open Forum for Parents, 6pm, Auditorium
January 25 - Progress Reports

Grade 8 Parents
January 10, 2019-NHS Parent Curriculum Night

6:30-6:55 Guided Building Tours
7:00 Auditorium
Topics discussed:
-Welcome and overview of coming to NHS
-Course scheduling process and working towards finding a balance between academics and life
There will be four 25-minute sessions in which department heads will cover the following:
-sequences of study through high school
-freshman course descriptions
-share exemplar assignments
-share a typical week's homework for honors courses vs. other courses


John F. Kennedy Middle School
Library Gift Book Wish List



Making a donation of a dedicated book is the perfect and lasting way to honor a friend or loved one. It is also an invaluable way of helping the KMSl Library. Occasions can include, but are not limited to: your child’s/ family member’s birthday, honoring someone for an achievement or special occasion, honoring a special teacher, thanking a friend, honoring an anniversary and in memory of a loved one. Your new book will become a permanent part of the KMS Library and a source of learning and enjoyment for other students for years to come.

You or your child may choose a book from a selection provided by the KMS Librarian.
Books need to be chosen from the wishlist on amazon.com.
You should browse the list first and then proceed by clicking the link below.


A bookplate recognizing the gift will be placed in the book.
Your child can choose to be the first person to check out the book. The honoree will be notified of your donation via e-mail unless otherwise specified.
If the book was donated to honor your child’s birthday, with your authorization,
your child’s photo (with the book) shall be taken and displayed in the the library.
Kennedy Yearbook

If you haven't purchased your child's book already please do so immediately  here . The price is currently $35 for our hardcover, full-color book.   On January 30th the price will increase to $40.   If you wait too long we won't be able to promise a yearbook will be available for your child. Don't let your child miss out on this keepsake. Yearbooks last a lifetime!
KMS Clubs and Activities

Please click on the link for more information.





DROP OFF AND PICKUP AT KENNEDY

Parents please stay in the car loading and unloading zone. Only busses are allowed in the lane closest to the school. Please stay in a single file.
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SPARK needs your support: Please click on this link to donate!






Natick SEPAC:













 
 


SEPAC Business Meeting: Winter and Spring Planning

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7 pm, Natick Town Hall - 3rd Floor
Please join SEPAC to review the first half of the year and look forward to the second. We welcome you to come meet members of the community and SEPAC Liaisons and to learn more about the exciting events being planned by SEPAC.
 
The  Natick Special Education Parent Advisory Council  (SEPAC) is a volunteer organization of parents and caregivers dedicated to building a network for families whose children receive or are requesting support services through an IEP/504. SEPAC provides a parent’s perspective of information, organizes events and collaborates with school administration. Whether your child is already receiving support or you are trying to determine if your child needs services, we are here to provide a parent’s perspective and connections. Visit  www.sepacnatick.org  or email  naticksepac@gmail.com  to get added to the SEPAC email list.



Coffee with Student Services Team:
2018-2019 SEPAC Goals

Friday, January 11, 2019
at Natick High School
Teachers Cafe
8:15-8:40 am Meet the Team
8:40-9:00 am Presentation 

The Student Services Department and Natick SEPAC are hosting monthly coffees where parents have the opportunity for coffee and conversation with the student services staff at each school in our district. This month's coffee will start with an opportunity to learn more about the Student Services Team including staff providing IEP/504 support to Natick High School students. This month's topic presentation will be on  Middle School to High School Transition.  Everyone is invited to attend!
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Our mission at the John F. Kennedy Middle School is to provide a safe and healthy learning community that fosters respect and promotes intellectual, social, and emotional growth. We engage and challenge our students while valuing their individual strengths.