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Primary Coding Club

September 18, 2018
​Mr. Rentelis is looking forward to teaching students in Grades 1-3 the basics of coding. The Primary Coding Club will meet every Thursday during morning recess.

Cross Country team starts practice.

September 18, 2018
​Mr. Gibson is excited to start another season of Cross Country. All students in grades 3-6 are encouraged to come out and run!

Grade 6 Activity Day

June 18, 2018
​On Tuesday, June 12, Grade 6 students got to enjoy an afternoon outdoors, where they participated in a variety of activities planned by Mrs. Kurkimaki. They ended the afternoon with a sponge water fight and freezies, and lots of smiles!

Congratulations Grade 6 Students!

June 18, 2018
​On Monday, June 11, 2018, staff, students, and family members took time to honour the grade 6 class at their celebration. Most will be attending Iroqouis Falls Secondary School - Elementary next year for grade 7. Good luck and best wishes!

Camp Bickell

June 18, 2018
Grade 6 students recently had the opportunity to visit Camp Bickell. They learned about the outdoors, each other, and themselves, and had a great time!

New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
​The Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child’s education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 

Education Week 2018

May 14, 2018
​Students and staff enjoyed a busy week of activities to celebrate Education Week and Mental Heath Awareness. Classes throughout the school completed beautiful murals signifying growth mindset and acceptance, which were unveiled Friday afternoon. Grade 4-6 students participated in Brain Waves training, offered by Porcupine Health Unit. Students in Ms. Michaud’s...

2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
​Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...

Jump Rope For Heart

May 01, 2018
​Students and staff at JHKPS will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, May 4. What's your favourite jump rope game?

Grade 5/6 Basketball Tournaments

May 01, 2018
​The grade 5 and 6 students at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School recently had the opportunity to participate in 2 basketball tournaments. They worked hard, and represented our school well at both tournaments, showing good sportsmanship and dedication. Thanks to Mr. Gibson, Ms. Jessup, and Mrs. Kurkimaki for coaching and escorting the...

Scholastic Book Fair

May 01, 2018
​Joseph H. Kennedy Public School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are parents are welcome to attend the book fair, and students accompanied by their parents will be entered...

The Power of Pulleys

March 28, 2018
​Grade 2 students at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School have been learning about simple machines. Through hands-on experiments, they learned how pulleys can change the direction of force applied to an object, and how pulleys can increase ones strength. To demonstrate, the Grade 2's challenged older students to a game of tug-of-war. It began with a...