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Principal's Update

Some Important News from JFK
  

Hello JFK families – 
 
All families should have received a letter from Mr. Frank Pepe, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, yesterday with a request to complete a parent survey.  
The link to the survey is: https://forms.gle/4HXVxtVEktrp46DBA
In advance, thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.  Your feedback is important.

Students will complete their survey on Monday during KBlock.  Mr. Pepe shared the survey with you in his letter.
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Attention Grade 8 families:
New Chromebooks will be distributed to 8th graders on Monday. In order for your child to receive a new Chromebook, the old Chromebook and charger must be turned in.  Additionally, all stickers must be removed from the Chromebooks to avoid a sticker removal fee. 
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Attention Grade 6 families:
All incoming 7th grade students for the 2024-25 school year are required to have a physical on file in the health office. This physical (blue) form should be dated by the physician with an exam date on or after 8/25/2023 to be considered valid for the school year. The front page of the form is to be completed by parents/guardians. Students cannot start 7th grade without this updated health information including the physical form and required vaccinations. This form must be on file in the school health office prior to the first day of school.
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Student medication housed in the nurse’s office must be picked up by 11:30am on the last day of school (June 13th).  Any medication left in the nurse’s office after the last day will be properly disposed of as outlined in the SPS Medication Administration guidelines. Please reach out to our nurses with any questions.
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Students who earn Kennedy Ka$h by demonstrating positive behavior will be able to place their Kennedy Ka$h in the grade level bins (in the office) for a chance to win a prize.  
Beginning June 10th, we will draw names and announce daily winners.
The prizes are:
 A Blizzard from DQ
 Gift cards to McDonalds
 Gift cards to various businesses
 Day passes for two to any Six Flags park (valid summer 2024)

BIG THANK YOU (again) to Mike Defeo, General Manager of Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, for the very generous donation of 50 passes to Six Flags. 

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As a reminder, June 13th is the last day of school and is a half day.

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Please take some time to monitor your child’s presence on social media. Remind your child to be mindful of their posts and to make good decisions when online.

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The Ask the Admins link will remain open during the summer!  We will keep the Ask the Admins link open this summer so you can submit questions at any time. Please use this link to submit a question or share something: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1l8dDIppjmE04DDGkkX1xH7yS3pN2YMEM3AqbvwtXt8EsCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Follow us on Instagram (jfkms06479) to see what is happening at JFK!
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From the PTO: 

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:  LAWN SIGN PICK UP AND DONATIONS NEEDED

If you ordered a lawn sign for your 8th grader, pickup will be between 4pm and 5pm TODAY at the cafeteria entrance. If you are unable to pick up the sign today, please make arrangements by texting Paula (PTO) at 203.715.1595.


A TREASURER is still needed for 24-25 School Year 
Thank you to all who have volunteered for a PTO position. Congratulations to the winner of the $100 gift card, Amy Ledoux. She volunteered to chair all sporting event fundraisers.

The PTO has one volunteer position open for the 24-25 school year. The position needed to fill the Board is: *** Treasurer ***.  If interested please email southingtonjfkpto@gmail.com 
 
Who Needs to Purchase Gift Cards?

All school year long, when you purchase gift cards from RaiseRight, a percentage back goes to our PTO! 
How it works:
     • Buy gift cards at full value from 750+ brands. Pick from eGift cards and physical gift cards. 
     • Earn up to 20% on every gift card you buy.
     • Use gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases.
     • Watch your fundraising account grow throughout the year, thanks to the brands that give back to support your community! Get started today!
Create a free fundraising account on the RaiseRight mobile app or at RaiseRight.com 
Have questions or need our organization’s enrollment code? Contact: Jessica Mitchell at southingtonjfkpto@gmail.com - Enrollment code:  Q33LHZN8RZLK
   
The Box Tops program is digital! 
No more clipping! The new Box Tops mobile app uses state of the art technology to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase, find participating products and instantly add earnings to our school's earnings online. Participating brands have changed their packaging to a new Box Tops label. 

It's as easy as 1,2, 3! 
      1- Download the mobile app
      2- Scan your store receipt
      3- Earn money for JFK! 
Mobile app information can be found on https://www.boxtops4education.com/s/ along with participating products, Bonus Box Tops and Sweepstakes opportunities.  Any questions, please email Jessica Mitchell at jspringermitchell1@gmail.com

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