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Articles from December 2017

Battle of the Books

This year ten 5th grade team competed for the Battle of the Books championship.  Teams must read the chosen books and answer questions as a team.  Congrats to the winners this year from Mrs. Sanchez’s room, The Reading Nutcrackers.  They will go on to represent Kennedy in the District Battle of the Books held May 12th.  Check out all the amazing teams in this photo album.

Winning team medals  Winning team 2


4 Cool Guys

Today our 4 Cool Guys kicked off our Walk-a-thon fundraiser happening at school on Friday, May 12th. I’m sure you have heard about the assembly by now! Perhaps you have seen the collection envelopes. We are hoping to raise money for water bottle refill fountains, art supplies, books for our book room and ipads and laptops! Thanks for supporting Kennedy School! If you would like a peek at our assembly, here you go! The 4 Cool Guys rock!

New PSA Board

Meet our new PSA board! Rebecca, Amanda, Amanda and Kelly were voted in Monday night. We look forward to them leading this group next year. If you want to be a part of this amazing group next year, comment here or let the Kennedy office staff know at 552-3900.

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Go The Distance Day

Fourth graders across the district attended Loras for Go the Distance Day learning about fitness and staying healthy. They rotated through exercise stations led by Loras students. The event was sponsored by Hy-Vee.  Fourth graders did a 5 week fit challenge leading up to the event and had the most participation across the district.  They won a smoothie and fruit pizza party at Kennedy to be held later in May.  Enjoy the photo album of activities.
Crab walk

Humane Society

Third graders collected donations for the Humane Society. Parents and students donated the items and the Humane Society was so grateful!

Humane Society pic

Third graders collected items for the Humane Society.

Dr. Seuss Day

1Today we celebrated Dr. Seuss for Read Across America Day! Students were reading, writing, and doing many activities with Dr. Seuss books.  Enjoy scrolling through all the photos in this album.

Super Hero Day!


Grade 4 Team dressed as Incredibles

We began the month of March with a Super Hero salute!  We collected money for our Relay for Life team while we dressed as all kinds of super heroes. The entire 4th Grade Team dressed as the Incredibles!  Fourth Graders presented a skit about showing respect . Check out all the fun at the assembly and throughout the day.


Get TEXT ALERTS from Dubuque Schools!

To better inform our families about schedule changes, the Dubuque Community School District will begin offering text messaging for weather-related and emergency alerts from the district. The service is offered through School Messenger, the system the district currently uses for mass email messages and automated phone calls.


  • On TUESDAY, FEB. 21, between approximately 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all phone numbers on file for families and staff will receive a text message asking them to opt in.
  • If your phone has SMS or text messaging capability, you will receive the initial message.
  • When you receive this text, REPLY “Yes” or “Y” to confirm that you’d like to continue receiving text messages.
  • That’s it! You will then receive text messages for weather and emergency alerts.
  • You can opt out of these text messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

PLEASE NOTE: The district will only use text messages for weather-related or emergency purposes, not for general district information. Subscribers are responsible for any applicable text messaging charges from their carrier.