Welcome Back!

Welcome back JFK Cougars! I am hopeful that this letter finds each and every one of you, and finds you well. Hopefully you have enjoyed your summer adventures with family, friends, and loved ones and are excited to look ahead to students returning to the classroom. On behalf of the staff at JFK, I would like to cordially invite you to join us for our Back to School Open House on Wednesday, August 26th from 4:00 – 6:00pm as we kick off the start of what we hope will be another successful school year. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your student’s teacher, see your classroom, and enjoy reconnecting with other members of the JFK Learning Community. All are welcome and invited to attend!

The staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary has made all the preparations to ensure a smooth start to the school year. This letter includes some basic, yet important, information that will help you get off to a positive start. Once the school year begins, important information will be sent home with students, all of which will be helpful throughout the school year.

You should have received a newsletter for the upcoming school year. Class lists will be posted at our Open House for all JFK families to see and discover who will be joining your student in his/her class. Please be advised that class lists are quite fluid at the beginning of each school year, especially as we work with families who are both entering and exiting John F. Kennedy Elementary.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2rd. The school day for students begins at 9:25am and dismissal will be at 3:55pm. Students are invited into the building at 9:20am and will not be admitted into the building prior to this time, even during winter months, as supervision is not available until that time.

As part of the Lakeville Area Public Schools, we at John F. Kennedy Elementary hold high expectations for the success and achievement of all our students. Our passion is to inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning. Academic success and achievement depends upon the combined efforts of students, family members, and staff. It is our belief that through this combined effort, our students will receive the best educational experiences that can be provided.   If, at any time, you have a question or a concern, please do not hesitate to visit or call the office. By working together as a team, we can make this school year a very successful one for your student!