October 2018


    Dear JFK Families,


    It is hard to believe that the first month of school is already behind us.  It has been wonderful seeing all of our JFK children transition to a new school year!  Many thanks for giving your children the positive message that JFK is a safe and caring space where students come to learn, laugh, discover and grow.

    We had such a great turnout for our Open School Night. We had over 130 parents attend teacher sessions! If you were unable to attend, please reach out to your child's teacher(s) and make an appointment to speak with them.  

    The next PTA meeting will be on October 9th 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing all of you there. 

    October is Fire Safety Month. The Kingston Fire Department will be coming to JFK on October 17th and October 18th with a Fire Safety House mobile classroom. The Fire Safety House is specifically designed to teach children vital burn prevention and fire escape techniques. We will also continue our Emergency Drills with our second Fire Drill, our first Lock Down Drill of the year and our first Site Evacuation Drill of the year. If you have any questions about drills or safety, please reach out to me. 

    This month JFK will host a Trunk or Treat event on October 22nd from 4:30-5:30 pm. This event will take place in our back parking lot area located by the playground and is open to family members of all ages! 

    On Wednesday, October 31st we will be having our first annual Character Day. Students may dress up as their favorite character from a book. I ask that all students bring a book to school that day that features their character.


    If you haven't done so already, please sign up to receive school text message updates using Remind. To sign up, simply text the message: @jfkpride to the number: 81010.


    As we look forward to the month ahead, there are many exciting activities happening at JFK:


    • Monday, October 8th “ Columbus Day"  NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, October 9th  PTA Meeting (6:30 pm)
    • Wednesday, October 17th & Thursday,
    • October 18th Fire Safety House at JFK
    • Monday, October 22nd  Trunk or Treat(4:30-5:30 pm)
    • Thursday, October 25th  Parent Teacher Conferences (4:30-7:30 pm)
    • Friday, October 26th  Early Dismissal (11:15)
    • Tuesday, October 31st Character Day & Character Day Parade  



    As always, my door is always open.

    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.




    Melissa Jamieson


    Melissa Jamieson at JFK