Link- Virtual Backpack November 17, 2019

"Kindness: Loaning someone else your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness."

Update on the Candy Drive for the Troops:

Thanks to everyone for helping the Interact Club collect candy to support the troops. Our school collected over 400 pounds of candy!! 5th grade topped the charts with 154.2 pounds. 7th grade was close behind collecting 105.4 pounds. 6th grade brought in 91 pounds and 8th grade topped us off with 48.8 pounds. A huge thank you to everyone who donated!!
Middle School Wrestling

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From now until October 31 the book is only $30!!   
From   November 1, 2019 until January 31, 2020 the price is still only $35!  

This is a full color, 50+ page, hardcover book!  

If you don't reserve your book by January 31, 2020 the price increases to $40!  
If you don't purchase your book by March 22, 2020, we can't guarantee a book will be available when you want to buy one…

So - purchase your book today! Visit  www.yearbookordercenter.com  and enter the KMS school code 13244.

If you have any questions about anything yearbook please email the yearbook adviser, Karin Cloutier at  kknapik@natickps.org
KMS Clubs and Activities

Please Click on this link for a list of all after school activities and clubs
PTO News
PTO News has moved! News about PTO events and activities can now be found at the new KMS PTO website at  www.kmspto.com . You can also subscribe to the PTO email list to receive news in your email inbox by following this link: 
https://mailchi.mp/99e76bd3710b/kmspto



KMS Fall Play

November 22nd at 7:00pm
November 23rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

(This coming weekend)

We invite you to spend an evening with one of the most beloved children’s stories of our time. Joseph Robinnette’s adaptation of the classic E.B. White novel shares all of the warmth and heart of the unique characters who inhabit the Zuckerman farm. This incredible tale of friendship, full of laughs and adventure, is perfect for audiences of all ages. 
Thursday, November 21
Grade 5 Lopes/Elliott Field Trip to Commonwealth Museum

Friday, November 22, Saturday, November 23 
KMS production of Charlotte's Web

Wednesday, November 27
Early Release Day, 11:25am
Trimester 1 Ends

Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29
Schools Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday, December 2
Schools Closed for NILS Professional Development


Introducing our 2019 Fall Series!
Register Now!

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Bullying Prevention Forum: How Can We Address Online Cruelty?
Wednesday, November 20 from 7-9pm
Wilson Middle School
For parents and caregivers (elementary - high school)

How can we promote a civil and inclusive community while still supporting freedom of speech? Join a discussion with internet safety expert Lynette Owens, Natick Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anna Nolin, school principals and others about how kids (and parents) can address challenging online behavior and help build a respectful community for all. Anti-bullying resources for the town and schools will be shared and discussed.
Please visit  SPARKKindness.org   to register and to learn more!







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SPARK = Successful Positive Authentic Resilient Kids
See the attached flyer here!

Natick Parent Connections
Natick Parent Connections is for parents/caregivers of children with developmental, learning, social/emotional disabilities and other special education needs. This group is committed to providing a welcoming space for parents and caregivers to share resources/experiences, ask questions and network with other families as they work to ensure the best possible special education program for their child.  
 
 
Natick Morse Institute Community Room 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Noon to 1:30pm

Support Group for Parents raising children with
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Natick Public Schools
This group is a new initiative of Natick SEPAC designed to provide support and community among parents raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Parents of children who attend any school within the Natick Public School System (this includes out-of-district placements) are welcome. If your child has more than one diagnosis, among them ASD, you are welcome!
 
Natick Town Hall 3rd floor Training Room
Wednesday November 13, 7pm
Wednesday December 11 7pm 
 
Basic Rights Training
A speaker from the Federation for Children with Special Needs details the process to request support services and understand the laws/guidelines surrounding special education.  This meeting is highly recommended for parents just starting the special education process or parents that have a child on an IEP but have never attended a Basic Rights workshop before.  
Registration is not required, but appreciated in an effort to be able provide enough handouts. Please  naticksepac@gmail.com  if you plan to attend.
 
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm 
Natick High School Library  - Snow date 2/11/20

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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.
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