Dear Kennedy Families-
Bienvenido! Welcome to 2019-20 school year! I am so honored and excited to be joining you as the new JFK principal this year. I have spent my summer getting to know the staff, families, and community partners in the Kennedy community. It’s been wonderful to hear about all of the strengths of the Kennedy community that we can build on in the coming school year - our engaged students and families, our dedicated staff, and our strong community partnerships.
At Kennedy, we serve students in 4K through 5th grade. Based on strong relationships with our teachers, our students experience a rigorous curriculum. Our staff are dedicated to challenging every student academically in an environment that is child-centered, safe, culturally responsive and supportive of learning. We look forward to continuing our strong partnerships with our families to ensure a positive learning experience for all students. This coming year we will continue to focus on increasing our sense of belonging so that students feel comfortable to take academic risks and provide feedback to staff. We will do this in conjunction with our continued focus on strong teacher team collaboration.
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Kennedy Elementary School. Whether you have been a part of the Kennedy family for many years, or are new to us, I look forward to working with you throughout the year. On behalf of the Kennedy staff, we hope you had a great summer together with family and friends.
We are looking forward to another amazing year at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Together we can!
Mandy Harvey, Principal