Principal's Message

John Entsminger


Burbank Community: 


Wow!  It is already the commencement of the 2018-2019 school year!  Summer just flew right by! 


Each year, I like to share a little message with the Jacqueline B. Kennedy community on our website and social media outlets.  In these messages, I detail some important information and upcoming events for our community members and stakeholders. 


This year, Integrity will be a focus here at Kennedy School.  If you were to search for Integrity in a thesaurus, you would find words such as honor, honesty, trustworthiness, virtue, morality, ethical, unity, togetherness, and solidarity.  Just by examining the synonyms, it should be fairly clear why Integrity is our word for the year.  As we work to further develop Integrity as a school and as individuals, we will strive to be honorable, honest, trustworthy, virtuous, moral, and ethical.  To be truly successful in this endeavor, we must have solidarity and we must work together and support one another. 


You will also probably see many staff members wearing shirts that say “Be A Marigold.”  This is a reference to an article about how marigolds are “companion plants” that help protect and support other plants in a garden.  As staff members at Kennedy School, we will strive to do the same for both our students and our fellow colleagues. 


I will also take this opportunity to share a few important dates and times:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Luther Burbank Elementary Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1:00 PM

Monday, August 27, 2018 – Back to School Night from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – First Day of School!

Monday, September 3, 2018 – Labor Day/No School


Thank you for visiting the Principal’s Page here on Jacqueline B. Kennedy’s website.  We look forward to a marvelous school year! 


Follow Jacqueline B. Kennedy School on Twitter @JBKennedy111




Dr. J.R. Entsminger


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