Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The community came out to help raise funds for the school at the annual Winter Fling.
Students celebrated earlier this month at the annual JFK Winter Fling. The event raised funds for the school's educational supplies and activities for students. Held at the JFK on February 11, the event featured games, food, raffles, prizes, kid-friendly activities and the traditional cake walk. Shops and businesses from around Canton came out to display their goodies. A good time had by all!
Friday, February 17, 2012
A letter of thanks from the JFK CAPT for all of those who volunteered their time, made donations or sponsored the JFK Winter Fling carnival this past Saturday.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Kennedy Elementary School held its annual Winter Fling carnival on Saturday, February 11, 2012. This event is an important fundraiser for the JFK CAPT organization (Canton Alliance of Parents and Teachers,) which funds enrichment activities such as field trips and programs at the school. We would like to thank everyone who played a part in making this year’s Winter Fling a great success. The following businesses contributed raffle items and fun activities to our event: Bella’s Jewelry Box; Canobie Lake Park; Ceramics á la Carte; The Children’s Museum in Easton; Children’s Technology Workshop; Martin Family; Dave & Busters; Davio’s; Davis Farmland; Dirt Dawg Sports; The Discovery Museums; Dream Machine; Excel Martial Arts & Fitness; …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
JFK student is a natural philanthropist.
Name: Kayla Smigielski Grade: 5 School: JFK Elementary Key to Awesomeness: Living the secret of life. Accomplishments: When Kayla Smigielski found herself in Children's Hospital ER with a fractured foot, the 10-year-old noticed other kids who would not heal as easily – if ever. As Kayla prepared to turn ten on June 8, she included a special note inside invitations to her roller skating party: “My present is sharing this special day with all of you. If you would like to bring a gift, please bring a check made out to Childrens Hospital.” Friends and family gave Kayla $300 which she proudly presented to Children's Hospital. Later Kayla received a personal thank you letter from the Boston hospital CEO for another $225 in gifts received through…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Prom and graduation season, plus a publishing party and a retirement.
District Art Show a Success The Canton Public Schools Annual Spring K-12 Art Show was held from May 23-26. For those four evenings, the Canton High School gymnasium was filled with art created by all students from all schools, and many families and community art-lovers enjoyed the exhibits as well as hands-on arts activities. Congratulations on another artistic triumph! Galvin publishing party at Barnes & Noble The latest edition of Fresh Ink, the Galvin Middle School literary magazine, will be unveiled at an evening reception on June 16. English teacher Julie Ghostlaw, co-advisor for the magazine, is “very excited” for the launch and invites all interested students and families to join the reception at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 82 …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Music, field day and an end-of-year book swap, plus transportation news.
Elementary Concert Tomorrow Night The Canton High School auditorium will be filled with young musicians tomorrow evening for the Elementary Strings, Band and Chorus Concert. Performers will be in their concert finery (white dress shirts and black pants or skirts) and will take the stage at 7:00. Hear music for a spring evening and show your support for the Canton music department, too. Transportation Program Announced Due to the reduction of state funding, the following transportation program will be offered to Canton Public School students for the 2011-12 school year. 1. All kindergarten students ride without a fee. 2. Students in grades 1-6, who live more than 2 miles from the school they attend, will be transported without a fee (…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Catch up on the latest school updates. The school committee is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m at Canton High.
Catch up on all the latest school news and announcements before tonight's meeting. The Canton School Committee is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Canton High School. Here are a few highlights from last week's meeting.
Monday, May 23, 2011
An art show, a robotics award and a Revolutionary War re-enactment.
Annual Art Show and Open Studios The Canton Public Schools Annual Spring K-12 Art Show will be held Monday – Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Featuring all students and all schools, there will be exhibits as well as art activities in the Canton High School gymnasium. Photograms, clay creations, abstract painting, computer art and face painting every night, for all ages. JFK Fundraiser Nets $22,000 The JFK School “Evening for Education” fundraiser at the Blue Hill Country Club raised $22,000 on May 13. Funds raised from ticket sales and raffles will be used to support educational programming at the school. Incoming Principal Kim Sefrino was in attendance and met many parents during the evening. BHR Robotics Club Takes “…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Winning Canton third grader is a talented artist.
Name: Anvitha Addanki Age: 8 ½ School: JFK Elementary Key to Awesomeness: Developing creativity and intellect with joy. Accomplishments: Third grader Anvitha Addanki was the first in Ms. Rebecca Smart’s music class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School to earn a black belt in "Recorder Karate" by learning and playing all the songs in her packet correctly. She said her favorite song to play is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” In this first year playing the wind instrument that is similar to the flute, Anvitha said she “likes the recorder a lot,” and she nurtures her love for music by studying under some impressive teachers. For the past 3 ½ years she has been a student of Carnatic music with award winning vocalist Geetha Murali in Norwood, …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Young historians breathe new life into Canton history.
Name: CmPS Team Revere’s Riders, Grade 5 School: JFK Elementary Key to Awesomeness: Powerfully "Trailing into Canton's Past" Accomplishments: This Sunday, May 15, Theo Bollenbach, Ben Cohen, Bryan Healey and Aidas Jakubenas are “Trailing into Canton’s Past.” The creative historical tour is their latest project in their powerful mission to preserve and honor Canton’s history. Melissa Healey said the event was inspired by”The Amazing Race” television show. The boys' historical tour of Canton is somewhat of a scavenger hunt. Visit sites like the Viaduct and Blue Hill Observatory to answer questions in the boys’ booklet. The four were bothered enough by the idea of Canton’s historical sights disappearing to form Revere’s Riders; JFK’s fifth …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Xylos play out, Luce reaches out, and CHS Boosters rock out.
JFK Xylos at Mass Hospital School The fifth grade Xylos, under the direction of JFK music teacher Rebecca Smart, performed for students at the Massachusetts Hospital School on Friday, April 15. The 17 young musicians, who rehearse weekly after school and during recess, performed eight pieces for the Hospital School students, who listened enthusiastically. “They were amazing,” said Kathleen Kalell, Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation Director. Blue Hills Teachers Honored The Norfolk County Teachers Association has recognized Blue Hills Regional Special Educator Denise Provost and Librarian Barbara Adams with its Honor and Service awards, respectively. They will be honored at the Annual NCTA Awards Banquet at Lombardo’s in Randolph on …