August 2018

Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year! We are excited to kick off the school year with fun, educational activities for the students and teachers to get to know one another! Please feel free to stop by my office any time.


~ August 3rd: NO SCHOOL – New Student Orientation

~August 6th – 10th: Placement Testing/Spirit Theme
Monday: Wear Your Favorite Color Day

Tuesday: Dress as your favorite sport or sports team
Wednesday: Dress Yourself Day
Thursday: Fun Hat Day
Friday: Bring your favorite stuffed animal/PJ Day

~August 17th: Parent’s Night 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Important Reminders:

  • Breakfast count ends at exactly 7:15 am.
  • Lunch count ends at exactly 8:30 am.
  • Key cards must be used to enter the building.
  • Students must be signed in and out daily on their classroom forms.         

SUNSCREEN: Please remember to send your child to school with an application of sunscreen on. We will reapply it after naptime. Thank you!

We have a keyless entry system in place to provide a layer of protection for all students and staff. We ask that ALL parents or family members that pick up or drop off children have a key card available to use in order to reduce the number of times that a staff member has to open the door for people. There are multiple reasons for this:

1) Teachers cannot leave their students unattended even for a minute to run and open the door. This interrupts class time when they have to line up their students and go to the door to open it.

2) It becomes almost second nature to open the door to anyone that is knocking because we have to do it so frequently every day and never know anymore if it’s someone picking up or dropping off. The level of caution is greatly reduced because of the frequency of knockers.  If we know that all parents/family members have key cards and there is no reason for people to knock on the door, then we are more cautious and aware that those knocking are visitors.

3) Other parents are so used to people not having key cards that they are just allowing others to walk in with them without knowing if they are or are not to be in the school.

4) It defeats the purpose of the system.

From this point forward, any family that knocks frequently, will be provided a card and have the $10 deposit charged to their account. The money will be due with the next tuition payment.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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About Ms. Kandice - DIRECTORS NOTE

Hello! My name is Kandice Hamner. I have been with Kennedy Academy since 2010 when I started as a Lead Teacher. In 2012, I accepted the position as Executive Director. I have my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Unified from Fort Hays State University and have over 15 years experience in the early childhood field. If I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to stop by my office.