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Kenny School has received its budget allocation for the 2017-2018 school year.  Due to overspending by the district for several years, schools are receiving a 2.5% budget decrease as Superintendent Graff works to get the district back on track.  Pushing all of our current programming forward using the 17-18 costs, our school is short $105,211 and will lose our half time Math Specialist.  We will work to be extremely creative in planning for next year.  Please see the link if you are interested in seeing the numbers:  2017-2018 Site Council Budget Packet

 

2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
Friday, March 8, 2019 10:40 AM

CLICK HERE  to read the 2019-20 budget letter to Kenny families from Principal Gibbs

CLICK HERE to view the 2019-20 staffing, school allocation, and enrollment estimates

Please join us for the next Site Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 5pm as Principal Gibbs discusses the next steps and presents several scenarios to address our current $49,124.00 deficit.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NURSE ANN LUMBAR BENDSON
Thursday, November 8, 2018 10:50 AM

 

The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2018 School Nurse of the Year!

This honor recognizes one Licensed School Nurse annually who emulates the profession of School Nurse. Nominated by her peers, Ann is most worthy of this honor, evident by her outstanding School Nursing practice.

     Most recently, Ann just began her 20th year as an employee of the Minneapolis Public Schools as a Licensed School Nurse. Currently she provides direct care to approximately 1500 students at an elementary school and one high school, also being in charge of health programing for the home school program.   Her nominator describes Ann as a quiet hero who consistently demonstrates leadership and impacts the well-being of all children.

      Within the district, Ann has lead the way as a member of the task force to develop the MPS Professional Practice Model and mission statement.  Her effective articulation, skill with wordsmithing and advocacy aided in securing a Nursing Director position (a newly created position) within MPS.   In 2005, she was honored to be a Johnson and Johnson School Nurse Fellow.

      Her leadership has led to the formation of partnerships within the community. Within the community, Ann is a co-leader for the Grief Recovery program in the Twin Cities and is active within the Speakers Bureau.   Students and families are able to receive influenza vaccination during the school festival due to a grant secured from the Kohl’s Care Program. Ann has been instrumental in partnering with the Phillips Eye Institute in providing vision screening and glasses.  

     Ann not only shares her skill  for School Nursing as she mentors new nurses within the District but her passion for the profession is  shared within SNOM,  the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota. Since 1998, Ann has been a committee member and previously the chair of the annual conference planning committee.  During the conference, she is the familiar voice between speakers, providing logistical information, making sure everything runs smoothly and presenting the press releases for the past School Nurse of the Year recipients.  

     In 2000, Ann received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Minnesota.  Her thesis was selected for a poster presentation at the National School Nurse conference in Milwaukee.  Additional contributions on a National level include being an instructor for the Managing School Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness programs from 2001-2010.

    As a leader in School Nursing and wellness, Ann is committed to personal wellness and life balance.  She is an active member of the Minnetonka Mom’s Club-West and a current member of a women’s hockey team, appropriately named Ms. Conduct.  She lives in Minnetonka with her husband, Tom and two boys, Peter and Jack.

    As stated by one Principal, “Ann always is able to give her best and goes above and beyond what is expected”.  She is a trusted leader for Licensed School Nurses in all areas of practice and within the School Nursing Professional organizations.  Congratulations to Ann Lumbar Bendson  for her excellence in School Nursing and service to the community she serves and her profession.

Congratulation to Ms. Johnson!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:50 AM

No automatic alt text available. Ms. Janee Rivard-Johnson received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for teaching mathematics in grades K-6.

Established by Congress in 1983, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year.

In addition to her technical skills, Ms. Johnson is loved by our students for her warm, encouraging personality. She teaches after school math classes and leads the school math team. She’s also been known to pop up at her students soccer, volleyball and other sporting events on evenings and weekends! This is a well deserved honor!

School of Excellence
Sunday, October 2, 2016 5:55 PM

Congratulations to Kenny School for being validated as a 2016-2017 SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE! 

This prestigious honor was awarded to Kenny School by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA). Thanks to the commitment and dedication to teaching and learning by Principal William Gibbs, former Principal Intern Jessica Peifer, teachers, staff, students and community, Kenny School is one of six Minnesota schools to earn this award!

Minnesota Elementary School of Excellence Validations

 

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HAPPY SUMMER!

Happy Summer!

Please be aware the building hours vary throughout the month of June. If you need access to the building or have questions, please call ahead to checkwithLinda! School Secretary Linda Halverson at: (612) 668-3340.

The building will reopen in mid-August. 

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

 

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LOOKING AHEAD...

 

SUMMER RESOURCES FOR FAMILIESCLICK HERE or visit: https://mpls.k12.mn.us/summer_resources

SUMMER EATS PROGRAMS...Hunger doesn't take a vacation! CLICK HERE or visit: https://www.summereatsmn.org/

2019-2020 CLASSROOM PLACEMENT NOTIFICATIONTeacher / Room Assignment letters will be mailed to families in mid-August. Please call the District Transportation Department with any questions regarding transportation: (612) 668-2300.

POPSICLES IN THE PARK: Tuesday, August 20 from 5pm-6:30pm in Kenny Park (1328 W. 58th St). Kindergarten and new families are invited to this end-of-summer meet and greet! Come join us for a nice, refreshing popsicle, meet your new classmates, the Kindergarten teachers and even have the chance to take a ride on a school bus! 

MEET THE TEACHER: Thursday, August 29 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Come meet your teacher and specialists, check out your classroom and drop off your school supplies!