Manistee Area Public Schools
Welcome to Kennedy – Grades 3-5
As leaders, we inspire each other to dream more, learn more, and do more.
KENNEDY ELEMENTARY will be operating from the Madison Community Learning Center location for the 2022/23 & 2023/24 school years while construction is underway for our new elementary school building. MAPS students grades 3-5 will be at 1309 Madison Rd. (off of 28th Street), directions: MAP
Summer Food Service Program
Manistee Area Public Schools Nutrition Department will sponsor a Summer Feeding Program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for Children. At Jefferson students will stay and eat and at MMHS families can pick up meals to take home. There will be two Summer Feeding Sites and the locations, dates of service and times of service are as follows:
GRAB & GO ONSITE FOOD SERVICE
Manistee Middle/High School Jefferson Elementary
525 Twelfth Street 515 Bryant Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660 Manistee, MI 49660
Breakfast & Lunch distributed Thursdays Breakfast & Lunch, Monday-Friday
June 8 – Aug. 23 June 2 - Aug.22
Distributed between 12-1:30pm Breakfast served 7:45am-8:30am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:00pm
CLOSED ON JULY 3 & 4
- Grab & Go Meals will be distributed at MMHS each Thursday from noon until 1:30pm. 7-days of breakfast & lunch meals are available for each student not receiving meals at the Jefferson onsite meal service.
- Students at Jefferson Summer Care can also order packed meals for the weekend by placing the order at the Jefferson serving window. These meals can be picked up by student name during the Grab & Go distribution at MMHS on Thursdays from noon to 1:30pm.
Pandemic EBT – Kennedy School
Please review the attached document to see whether your child is eligible for Pandemic-EBT. Please note that the program can be different between school buildings within Manistee Area Public Schools. John F. Kennedy Elem. School New reconsideration form. The form is...
Kennedy Holiday Programs
The Kennedy Elementary holiday programs were held virtually this year. Please click the links below to view. 3rd Grade Holiday Program 2021 4th/5th Holiday Program 2021
Lead Safe Educational Outreach
During the most recent round of drinking water testing, the City of Manistee exceeded the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's (EGLE) Action Level for lead. The "Action Level" is not a health-based standard, but it is a level that triggers...
Your Kennedy Team
Location: 1309 Madison Rd, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: (231) 723-3271
Fax: (231) 723-5879
School Office Hours: M-Th: 7:30am – 4pm, Friday 7:30am – 3pm
Principal: Joanie Wiersma email@example.com
Administrative Assistant: Carly Cheever firstname.lastname@example.org
View Kennedy Staff
Principal: Joanie Wiersma | email@example.com
Administrative Assistant: Carly Cheever | firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Specials - PE/Health firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade Teacher email@example.com
Math Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Elementary Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Title I Reading/Literacy Coach email@example.com
5th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Specials - Instrumental Music firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Grade email@example.com
5th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade Teacher email@example.com
Resource Room firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Specials - Elementary Art firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Art email@example.com
3rd Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade Teacher email@example.com
Elementary Coding firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Jackleen Bartell firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingrid Bond email@example.com
Logan Bond firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Drake email@example.com
Jill Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Knickerbocker email@example.com
Maggie Madsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Hansen email@example.com
Laura Olk firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Froncek email@example.com
Johnny Skocelas firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-2023 Meeting Schedule
MAPS Elementary ATP (Assembly for Teachers & Parents)
What is ATP?: ATP is our parent-teacher group for all of the MAPS Elementary buildings – Jefferson and Kennedy, grades Pre-K through 5.
Parents who become involved in their child’s education can make a positive difference.
What does ATP do?
We fundraise to help support our schools and students. We pay for field trips, school supplies, recess/playground equipment, books, staff appreciation activities, and more! We also organize many family events: Fall Carnival, Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son nights, Holiday Caroling, Birthday Lunches, Book Fairs, and Santa Shop are some examples.
ATP Contact Information
ATP Contact: email@example.com and we can be found on Facebook as MAPS Elementary ATP
Building Contacts: Jefferson: Julia Raddatz firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kennedy: Joanie Wiersma email@example.com
What are the objectives of the ATP?
The MAPS Elementary ATP (Assembly of Teachers & Parents), is a dedicated group parents that spearhead projects to benefit our students grades Pre-K through 5th. It is similar to a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) only a little more prescriptive and based on committees, including:
- Learning at Home
- Decision Making
- Community Collaboration
ATP Points Tracker
Starting January 2019, ATP is starting a point tracker for volunteers!
How do I earn points?
- Every ATP event (popcorn day, slushy day, winter carnival, etc.) every 2 hours you volunteer, you earn 1 point.
- For showing up to our ATP meeting that’s once a month, you earn 1 point.
- For suggesting a friend to volunteer & they show up for at least 2 hours, you earn 1 point.
All the points you earn will be entered for a drawing. At the end of the year, we will choose two winners. We hope to have a ton of volunteers!
Your Chippewa Journey Continues at Kennedy Elementary
The staff at Kennedy Elementary are looking forward to an exciting school year. Kennedy Elementary offers a challenging academic program along with many athletic opportunities and after school programs. We are proud of the programs our school offers and encourage you to work hard, do your best, and find success both academically and in your personal accomplishments.
We offer the following programs throughout the year:
- PowerLearning 1:1 iPad instruction
- Data Driven Instruction
- Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum
- Educational based field trips & assemblies
- Paraprofessional Assistance
- After-School Tutoring
- Response to Intervention (RTI) & Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
- Child Study Meetings
As Manistee Chippewas, we are all leaders in our own way. Chips Lead at school, with friends, and in the community by developing healthy relationships, using responsible decision-making and respectful communication.
T | TRUSTWORTHY — Chips tell the truth and are responsible
R | RESPECTFUL — Chips listen and value others
A | ACCEPTING — Chips are friendly to all
C | COOPERATIVE — Chips work together as a team
K | KIND — Chips are helpful and caring
“TRACK” is the Manistee Area Public Schools global, district-wide, leaders platform that all educators, staff and students follow throughout their Chippewa Journey. This initiative is connected to course curriculum, extra curricular programs, disciplinary procedures, and internal culture.