Harvesters Food Drive
NOTE - BRING CANNED GOODS ONLY!*********
through 6th – BOYS vs.
GIRLS - donations go in the barrels
in the hallway. Winners for grades K-5 receive a Kennedy Elementary Pencil!
March 9th through 13th – Kennedy Pride week – a different theme for each day!
that students bring in one canned good each day they want to participate if
possible – donations are not required to participate if your family cannot
provide an item.
Monday 9th – MVP MONDAY/SPORT TEAM WEAR – wear a t-shirt or jersey representing your favorite team.
Wednesday 11th – PAJAMA DAY (please remember students must still wear appropriate shoes).
Thursday 12th – KENNEDY PRIDE DAY – wear your Kennedy T-shirt or our school color (blue).
Friday 13th – DRESS FOR SUCCESS - Wear your NICEST clothes and your brightest smile – it is also SPRING picture day!
March 23rd – FINISH STRONG – the classroom with the most donations by weight receive a prize!
· Pre-K classrooms – each student will receive a free book donated by Kappa Kappa Gamma
· K-5 classroom – each student will receive a water bottle donated by Communities in Schools
**Please remember it is NOT okay to donate any items received from the Harvesters Backsnack program.
All donations will benefit LOCAL food banks and stay in the areas from which they are donated.
Questions? Contact Stacie Jackson, Communities in Schools at 330-1656.
Applications Available for Finance Advisory Council Membership
Lawrence Public Schools encourage community members with expertise and experience in accounting, auditing and/or financial reporting and an interest in serving on the Lawrence Board of Education’s Finance Advisory Council (FAC) to complete an application by April 1, 2015. FAC Committee Guidelines and a Membership Application are available on the district’s website (www.usd497.org). The FAC monitors financial issues and trends facing the district, provides advice to the superintendent and school board and helps communicate district financial matters to the community.
Kennedy Elementary principal Cris Anderson traveled to New
Orleans last week to receive the National Communities in Schools' Unsung Heroes
Award on behalf of her school. The annual award is presented to schools
that are able to challenge students academically, knowing that students’
non-academic needs are being met through organizations such as Communities in Schools. Anderson
believes in the benefits of the Communities in Schools model and has consistently been receptive
as well as proactive in doing whatever it takes to bring in resources to support students.
“When we all work together, we have greater power to impact student success.
It’s a community effort, and the gains will pay off to us in our community,”
she said. Award recipients included Mrs. Anderson, Stacie Jackson, Kennedy's Communities
in Schools site coordinator and Erika Dvorske from the United Way of Douglas County. Communities in Schools at Kennedy is funded by the United Way of Douglas County and other local and nationwide contributors.