Kennedy Mission  Statement

In order to prepare our students for meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century, the Kennedy learning community is dedicated and committed to ensuring our students become lifelong learners.  Students will make responsible choices, access various sources of information, and work independently, collaboratively and creatively.  They will also learn to make healthy choices and to value and respect their own and others' needs and differences within a safe, nurturing environment. 

de Espanol Bilingue

N.U.S.D./ Kennedy Elementary tiene una posicion disponible de 8 horas a la semana.  Este servico es proporcionado por EL Departamento de Servicios de Educacion.  Este servicio ed para ayaudar a nuestras familias de habla hispana.  Si estan interesados por favor contractar a la Srta. Hughes 510-818-3400.

Bi-Lingual Spanish Translator Needed

N.U.S.D/ Kennedy Elementary School has a paid position available for 8 hours a week.  This service is provided by Educational Services Department. This service is for our Spanish speaking families.  If you are interested please contact Miss Hughes 510-818-3400

6th Grade News

March 16th

Science Camp Student Mtg. 1:00

Science Camp Teacher Mtg. 2:45

Science Camp Parent Mtg. 6:00-7:00

in the library


March 30th

6th Grade Parent Night at NJHS


Student Council will annouce what the Spirit Days are the week before.








Sangha App

Informational text /email app for your students class and whole school.  Information at your finger tips!!


If you are not getting Sangha messages please check your SPAM or JUNK mail.

If you do not see any messages PLEASE sigh up again at the link below.  2016 - 2017 classes will be updated in August


The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.

Just click on this Signup link and enter our School Code: IGQ7CA

How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.

The new session will begin.  Sign up forms attached

YR Information

YR Signup




LOV Newark

You can help keep the environment safe and cleaner for the future generations and support LOV Newark at the same time.  LOV receives a salvage/disposal donation from the recycler.  Anything working or that can be repaired will find a good home.  If not, parts will be salvaged and waste will be properly disposed of.  Just call LOV Newark at 510-793-5683 if you need pick up.  Or you can drop off donations at their office at 8440 Central Ave., Suite A/B, Newark


To report your students absence please call the main school line at 510-818-3400 ( 24 hour voice mail). Leave your students full name, teacher name and reason for absence. Parents/Guardians will ...more


All Visitors on campus must come to the office and sign in during the school day this also includes all classroom volunteers and school helpers.

Please wear the appropriate sticker badge that are provide for you in the school office, while you are on campus. This is for the safety of all the children and staff at Kennedy Elementary. In case of an emergency situation every person on campus must be accounted for.

                       If you need to get something to your child, please stop at the school office first and the office staff will be happy to help you.  Please do not go directly to the classroom and disturb the teacher while they are in session.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Bell Schedule

Kindergarten - 6th grade

Monday- Thursday

8:10 a.m. - 2:32 p.m.


8:10 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.


4th - 6th grade

11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Kindergarten - 3rd grade 

12:10 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.


35430 Blackburn Dr. Newark, CA 94560  ph. 510-818-3400 fax 510-713-9016 Child Care 510-818-3441




will be taking our Spring Pictures 

Students taking pictures MUST have a picture envelope with them the day of pictures.

If you pay on-line send the picture envelope stating that paid online.

If you have any questions call the

school office 510-818-3400  Dorian Studio 1-800-826-3535


Registration for 2017-2018

Registration will be starting soon, March 14th!  Just to be prepared here are a few of the things you will need:

Birth Certificate or Passport

Current Immunizations along with TB test results

Physical Examination dated after March 2017

2 proofs of residency

 NUSD registration packet.

Once completed the registration packet and you have all the above required documents you will return them to Kennedy School office.

At that time you child will be enrolled .

If you have any further questions please contact the office at



 5 years old before by September 1st

Transitional Kindergarten 

5 years old between September 2nd - December 2nd

Students that live in the Kennedy School boundaries will attend Schilling Elementary School.  You will need to contact them to register your child. 5735 Musick Ave. 510-818-4000


Kennedy School Calendar


California SB 277 Law effective January 2016 Immunization Requirements

ALL Students entering 7th grade in August 2017 need to have the Dtap immunization!
Now in effect SB277 the new immunization law which eliminates personal and religious belief exemptions to required California immunizations.  

Students that currently have an exemption on file and will be entering 7th grade in August 2017 will need to immunized before entrance to 7th grade. 

for more information go to:





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Amazon donates .5% of the purchase to Kennedy Elementary PTA.  Bookmark the link 


and support Kennedy School every time you shop!
Order Scrip cards online or come by the office and see what we have on hand.  This is an easy way to raise money for our school.  Just like retail stores (Safeway, Luckys, Target, WalMart) we have gift cards on hand for easy purchase.  Starbuck, Safeway, Shell, Panera, Target just to name a few that are always available.  Kennedy School receives a percentage for every card sold.  For more information and ordering click on the link below


Please use online enrollment code: #3FA9B93624998

1st Grade Leprechaun Traps

Kenndey's Annual ART AUCTION

Save the Date:

Friday, April 7th 

5:30 p.m.

Taco Meal Order Forms in the office

Proceeds Support 17-18 Outdoor Education


Outdoor Courtyard/ Event Area

Help J.F. Kennedy Elementary raise funds for our Outdoor Courtyard. Events coming in the spring will be our 1st Flea Market and School Raffle! Oakland A's Step Up to the Plate For Education discounted tickets. Watch for dates and space rental information coming soon!



Coffee with the Principal

Come by and have a chat with Miss Hughes and learn about the great things going on at Kennedy School. The first Wednesday of every month in Room 11 at 8:15

Next meeting Wednesday, March 1st


Child Nutrition

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When signing up for School Bucks contact the school office (510-818-3400) for your students ID#


For more information go the the Child Nutrition page on the NUSD website.  




Kennedy Eagles Passport to Success

Just a reminder that stamped Passports are due the last Friday of the month.  Students will receive a prize for stamped passports.  If you have signed up for Sangha (texting information application) Kennedy Facebook page, joined the PTA, walked in the Newark Days parade, attended a PTA or ELAC meeting, volunteered in the classroom, bought Scrip or attended Back to School Night your student will receive a stamp for each.  Come by the office or classroom to get the passport stamped.  Passports will be returned to the students for the next month of Kennedy School travels!  

Dates to turn in Passports are:
March 29th

April 26th

May 26th