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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.

May News

Important Dates:

May 27: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

Kennedy Academy is currently enrolling for summer positions and for the 2019/2020 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour: 
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted. Tuition will increase to $150 on August 1st.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

April News

Important Dates:

April 9: Spring Pictures/Graduation Pictures (BOTH BUILDINGS)
April 19: St. Jude Trike-a-thon
April 22: No School (Teacher In-Service)
April 22: New Student Enrollment 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Kennedy Academy still has a couple spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour: 
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

March News

March 1 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

March 11 – 15: Testing Week
Monday 11th: Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday 12th: Dress as your favorite book character
Wednesday 13th: Blast from the Past
Thursday 14th: Wear pink in memory of Ms. Jessica’s daughter Ariya
Friday 15th: Closed (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

March 18th & 19th – No School (SPRING BREAK)

Kennedy Academy still has a couple spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour: 
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

February News

February 14 – Valentine Class Party

February 18 – No School (Teacher In-Service)

February 25 – March 1: Dr. Seuss Week

Monday 25th“Green Eggs and Ham” – Wear the color GREEN
Breakfast- Truffula Seeds (Trix Cereal)
Snack- Green Eggs (Pudding w/ Vanilla Wafers)

Tuesday 26th“Fox in Socks” – Wear silly or mismatched socks.
Breakfast- Go Dog Go (Doggies in a Blanket)
Snack- 1 Fish 2 Fish (Goldfish Crackers)

Wednesday 27th“Wacky Wednesday” – Let’s get silly! Wear your clothes backward, inside out, or mismatched!
Breakfast- Lorax (Oranges & Toast)
Snack- Barbaloot Lorax (Teddy Grahams & marshmallows)

Thursday 28th“The Cat in the Hat” – Wear your favorite hat.
Breakfast- Cat in the Hat (Pancakes)
Snack- Hop on Pop (Popcorn)

Friday 1st“Sleep Book” – Wear appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes. Get ready for a day of READING!
Breakfast- Green Eggs & Ham (Ham Sliders)
Snack – Birthday Cake – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We have several activities planned including visits from the Adventuremobile, Boomer Bear, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday week.

Kennedy Academy still has a couple spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour: 
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Welcome to the New Year! We look forward to what the new year will bring for the students and school. We have several activities planned including visits from the Adventuremobile, Boomer Bear, Dr. Seuss’ birthday week, and the St. Jude trike-a-thon.

Kennedy Academy still has a couple spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour: 
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

January 2019

January 1: NO SCHOOL – Happy New Year’s

Welcome to the New Year! We look forward to what the new year will bring for the students and school. We have several activities planned including visits from the Adventuremobile, Boomer Bear, Dr. Seuss’ birthday week, and the St. Jude trike-a-thon.

Kennedy Academy still has a couple spots available for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today.

To Schedule a Tour:
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie. We would be happy to show you around and discuss our program.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

December News!

December 7: Christmas Program
December 10-14: 2nd Quarter Testing
~Monday: Neon Day
~Tuesday: Christmas Sweater Day
~Wednesday: Christmas Character Day (Santa, Elf, Reindeer, Snowman, etc)
~Thursday: Camo Day
~Friday: Pajama Day
December 21: Christmas Party/Book Exchange – please send a gender-neutral new, wrapped book that costs no more than $5.00 with them to school by Monday, December 17th
December 24-January 1: No School (Christmas Vacation)

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Friday, December 7th

Preschool (P1, P2, P3) will begin at 6:00 pm – preschool students are welcome to leave once this portion of the program has ended.

Elementary (E1, E2, E3, E4) will begin at 6:45

LOCATION
VA Theater – Enter the VA grounds on 21st street – when you enter there will be a small fork in the road – take it to the left and go to Building #24 – the door you will enter has a small awning and then follow the signs inside to the theater (a couple doors down from the entrance).

ATTIRE 
Your child is welcome to wear what they are comfortable in, but Christmas attire is preferred.

PRESCHOOL (P1, P2, P3): Please be to the theater by 5:45.

ELEMENTARY (E2, E3, E4): Please be to the theater by 6:30.

**Children should remain with their parents until they are called to stage.

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November News

November 21: Pizza Party!!
November 22-23: 
NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

We have finished the first quarter and completed testing. The students have done very well. We look forward to what this next quarter brings. We have many activities planned, including visits from Boomer Bear and the Adventuremobile; learning about our letters, numbers, and various academic themes; events such as the Christmas program and celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday week.

If you are interested in enrolling for the 2018/2019 school year:
Please contact the school office for more information or to book a tour today. 

To Schedule a Tour:
Email khamner@kennedyacademy.com or call 785-266-5150 and ask to speak with either Kandice or Chelsie.

To Enroll:
Complete the Student Information form (download the Enrollment form here) and pay the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee (cash or money order only please).

Tuition:
$145/week – We are a full-time program Monday through Friday. Discounts available for military and multi-child. DCF Accepted.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
School begins promptly at 8:30 am.

Additional Information:
Kennedy Academy accepts children from the ages of 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten.

Children must be potty trained.

We do not discriminate against anyone in regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, or sex. However, we do say a prayer of thanks before each meal and we do teach and celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

FOLLOW US:

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  • Remind App: Receive important updates straight to your phone, text @ka1976 to 81010. You can opt-out at any time by replying, ‘unsubscribe @ka1976’.

Parent Email: Receive important reminders, parent letters, etc. To enroll, send an email to khamner@kennedyacademy.com with the subject ADD to PARENT EMAIL.

October News

Important Dates:

October 8-11: 1st Quarter Testing
Monday: Inside Out Day
Tuesday: Dress Like an Animal Day
Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
Thursday: Pajama Day
Friday: CLOSED for Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 12: Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:00a-2:00p
(Sign-up in your child’s classroom)

October 12: Little Caesar’s Pizza Pick-up 10:30a-3:00p
(ALL KITS MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 3:00 pm)

October 31: Halloween Festival w/ chili feed (more information to follow)

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.         

IMPORTANT:
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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September News

Important Dates:

September 3- NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
September 18- Preschool/Sibling Pictures
September 19-
 Elementary Pictures

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!

IMPORTANT:
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.

FIND US ON THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Remind App: To receive updates sent straight to your phone, such as school closings, upcoming events, and important reminders, text @ka1976 to 81010. You can opt-out at any time by replying, ‘unsubscribe @ka1976’.
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  • Parent Email: Please make sure Ms. Kandice has your email address to receive important reminders, parent newsletters, parent letters, and other such items. Send an email to khamner@kennedyacademy.com with the subject line: Add to Parent Email.

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.

UPCOMING DATES:

~ 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!

IMPORTANT:
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.

FIND US ON THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Remind App: To receive updates sent straight to your phone, such as school closings, upcoming events, and important reminders, text @ka1976 to 81010. You can opt-out at any time by replying, ‘unsubscribe @ka1976’.
  • Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195338417895406/
  • Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kennedyacademy/
  • Parent Email: Please make sure Ms. Kandice has your email address to receive important reminders, parent newsletters, parent letters, and other such items. Send an email to khamner@kennedyacademy.com with the subject line: Add to Parent Email.