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Kennedy Elementary School
graphic of a book with the words "discovering the possililities"

1175 Tyler Street
Hastings, Minnesota 55033

(651)480-7221 and (651)480-7220
FAX: (651)480-7222

Diane Smith, Principal

Kennedy’s Mission
To have every student reach their full potential in a supportive learning environment.

Kennedy News
7/31/2013 2:35 PM

Health Office
Hours from 8:15 to 3:35

School Hours
8:30 - Buses begin to drop students, classrooms are open, breakfast is served.
8:50 - School begins. Students may bring unopened food from breakfast to use for milk/snack break to classroom.
3:25 -
Dismissal for all students

Lunch Schedules
Level         Outside      Cafeteria      Classroom
   K             11:15           11:30              11:50
   1              11:40           11:55              12:15
   2              12:05           12:20              12:40
   3              12:30           12:45               1:05
   4              12:55            1:10                1:30

8 - Instrument Fair HHS Performing Arts Area - 6 PM to 8 PM
10 - FAMILY EVENT - Brushes, Beats and Bluegrass from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM throughout the school
15 & 16 - Grade 3 & 4 Reading MCAs
18 –
NO SCHOOL Good Friday
18 - Deadline for the Class List Special Form
21 to May 6 - Grade 3 & 4 Math MCAs
21 to 25 - Severe Weather Awareness Week

click on the link below to register !

Kindergarten Here I Come!
-click on the link to register for an ECFE class. It will focus on getting your kindergartener ready for school.

Let's Learn to Ride the Bus Safely!
click on the link to register for an ECFE class. Your kindergartener will learn how to ride on a bus safely.

Monthly Newsletter & Menu  
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Grade Level Supply Lists For 2013-2014

Kennedy Related Links
Online Textbook Resources
Math (Grades K-4)
Social Studies (Grades 3-4)
Hastings Reads 
Title I -
Parent Information
Gifted and Talented

Parent Links
Meal Pay Plus - Food Service Payments
PaySchools - Activity Payments and Fees

Staff Corner

Board Meeting Moved
4/22/2014 2:23:03 PM
The Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 23rd, has been moved from the Board Room of the District Office to the Middle School Auditorium.   

Hastings Public Schools Foundation "Gratitude Gifts"
4/21/2014 9:55:55 AM
Trying to find that perfect gift for an outstanding current or retired Teacher, PSA, Principal, Coach or Staff Member?  Give them the recognition they deserve with a Gratitude Gift donation in their name to Hastings Public Schools Foundation!  Click above for more information on this new program.

School District Proposes $1.5 in Budget Reductions for 2014-15
4/22/2014 2:20:10 PM
Due to continued declining enrollment the Board of Education for Hastings Public Schools has directed school administrators to reduce their budget by $1.5 million dollars for the 2014-15 school year.  Click above for a list of the proposed reductions by site.

Kindergarten Registration is Open
2/6/2014 9:06:44 AM
2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration is now open. Please click above to view more information.

Text Messaging Service Now Available to Parents
11/21/2013 12:20:55 PM
Hastings Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing the district to deliver important information to parents via SMS text messaging.

This service is not intended to replace existing means of communication, rather it will enhance them. The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.

In order to participate in the new service, you must have a cell phone on file with the School District, and then parents must indicate willingness to receive text messages to their phones. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

Please click above for more information on how to opt into this new service.