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New Traffic Map For Holbrook Schools

Please be aware of the new traffic map at the Holbrook PreK-12 complex. 

This will take effect on
Monday, December 11, 2017.

New Traffic Plan Effective 12/11/17

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May Calendar Of Events

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April 2018 Calendar

See our April Calendar of Events by clicking here.

Holbrook Turns 35!


The Town of Holbrook will celebrate the Town's 35th quadrennial birthday party on Sunday February 28, 2016 at 2pm.  The party will be held at St. Joseph's School Hall, 143 South Franklin Street, HolbrookMassachusetts.  Holbrook was incorporated on leap year day 1872.

Our community has a longstanding custom to commemorate this uniqueness every four years with a celebration for all our residents.  This year's event will include entertainment by our talented school students, and the honoring of several lifelong residents who have served our community for many years. Light refreshments and a birthday cake will be served.

Jr./Sr. High School Performing Arts Fundraiser

Mary Poppins Dance Party
Friday, February 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holbrook Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria

Admission is $5.00 per child, adults are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. They are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Disney Character. Pizza, drinks, and other concessions will be sold!


John F Kennedy Students Are Thankful

Special thanks to Mrs. Harer of the HEPG for her efforts with this project.

JFK Calendar Of Events - November 2015

November is a very busy month at the Kennedy School.

Visit our calendar by clicking here.

JFK Walk To School Day

Wednesday, October 7

Sumner Field at 8:00 AM

The JFK Walk To School Day is a fun event that takes place each fall and spring. It is open to ALL students. Students, staff, families, and community leaders are invited to meet at Sumner Field/Castle Canyon Playground at 8:00 AM and walk together as a group. All students need to be accompanied by parent or guardian. Parents usually park their cars at the starting point and walk back to their cars after the students enter school. School buses will operate as normally scheduled.


Kennedy School Open House

Thursday, September 10, 2015

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Open House is a great opportunity to meet the staff and visit your child's classroom and his/her teachers. Mrs. Callinan, the school principal, will host a brief presentation at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria to introduce the staff. Many school and community groups will also have tables set up with information about various activities and fundraisers. The HEPG will also be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair which will be located in the gym. We hope to see you there! Parents and students of all ages are welcome.

Champions Program

Champions Before and After Care on 8/31 and 9/4


Champions Pre/Post School Care WILL be available to all registered families on both August 31st and September 4th (Election Day)

September 4, 2018Election Day 2018

John F Kennedy Elementary Student Handbook 18-19 handbook


In an effort to "Go Green" our 2018-2019 Student Handbook can be accessed on the link below. If anyone would like a paper copy, please send a note to your child's homeroom teacher and/or contact the main office at 781-767-4600 ext. 5.

Please review the Student Handbook with your child.  We ask that you return the Student Handbook Signature Page you received in the Back to School Parent Communication Folder as soon as possible.

You can view the Student Handbook by clicking here.


February JFK Calendar Of Events

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Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Didn't get the smile your were looking for? Absent on our original picture day? Here is your second chance.

Send your original picture package back to school with your child on retake day. Please remember to keep the class picture at home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Lifetouch at 508-946-0777.


October Calendar Of Events calendar october

Please note our Bus Evacuation has been rescheduled. It will be held on Thursday, October 4.

June Calendar Of Events

View our June calendar of events by clicking here.

March JFK Events Calendar

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January JFK Events Calendar

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Integrated Preschool September 2017 Enrollment

The Holbrook School District is now accepting applications for its tuition-based, integrated preschool program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Click here for program details and a copy of the Integrated Preschool Role Model Application.

December Calendar Of Events

Happy Holidays! December is packed with events.

Visit our calendar by clicking here.


School Office Closed

The Kennedy School office will be closed for vacation Monday, August 1, through Friday, August 5. Mrs. Franchi will return on Monday, August 8.

New School Building Tour Dates

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The moment you have all been waiting for is here! 


In an effort to accommodate different schedules, we have provided a variety of dates and times for elementary students and families to come visit the new elementary school. Each scheduled open tour will consist of a 30 minute guided elementary tour and a 30 minute Q & A session. 


*Please note these tours are for Building A only. (Building A is the elementary school.)


Open tours for the elementary school are as follows:


Monday, August 21 @ 10:00AM

(Building A only)

Monday, August 21 @ 6:00PM

(Building A only)

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8:00AM

(Building A only)


Wednesday, August 23 @ 2:00PM

(Building A only)


Thursday, August 24 @ 12:00PM

(Building A only)

2017 - 2018 Bus Information

Bus 2017-2018 BUS UPDATE
We are working diligently on the bus schedules for the next school year and trying to make sure that we can bus students in grades K - 12 who live 1 mile or more from the new school. In the next few weeks, we will contact all families to let them know whether their children qualify for busing or if they do not because they live within 1 mile. Thank you for your patience!

A Bus Transportation Letter for students in Grades K - 12 was sent home on Wednesday, June 14. We are asking all families to return the letter indicating whether or not your child will ride the bus next year as soon as possible. If you did not receive the letter, you can download from the link below. Students in Grades 1 - 12 must live 1.0 miles or over from the school address, 245 South Franklin Street, to qualify for the bus. All Kindergarten students are eligible for the bus.

Bus Transportation Letter

Holbrook School District Integrated Preschool


The Holbrook Public School District is accepting applications for its tuition-based, integrated preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year.  
Names will be selected by lottery.

Preschool Registration Now Open
Applicants must reside in the town of Holbrook AND residency verification must be completed before applications are entered into the preschool lottery.  
Download Application

Back To School!

All teachers will report back to school on Friday, August 26.

Students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 will begin school on Monday, August 29.

Preschool students will begin school on Wednesday, September 7.



Class Placement Notification

Class placement letters will be mailed home to all students on Friday, August 5, 2016.

School begins for students in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 on Monday, August 29. Enjoy the remainder of you summer vacation.

Spirit Day - Friday, February 2

Here's hoping the Patriots win the Superbowl game on Sunday, February 4.

Wear you Patriots spiritwear on Friday, February 2!


Free Student Dental Care

Mass Kids Healthy Smiles will be coming to the JFK on Monday, September 28, Tuesday, September 29, and Wednesday, September 30. They will offer dental cleanings, sealants, flouride, and screenings to students at NO COST to families. Check you child's backpack for the signup/consent form and return it to school.

Kennedy School Bus Routes 2018-2019 buses



Kennedy School AM Bus Routes Click Here

Kennedy School PM Bus Routes Click Here


September Calendar Of Events

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Withdrawing Your Student From The Kennedy School

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We are asking any/all families that anticipate moving out of district over the summer to notify the office ASAP so that appropriate student files and documents can be put aside. 

Kennedy School MCAS Testing Dates


Grade 3 MCAS Testing Dates

Wednesday, April 26               ELA, Session 1

Thursday, April 27                   ELA, Session 2

Friday, April 28                        ELA, Session 3

Tuesday, May 9                      Math, Session 1

Wednesday, May 10               Math, Session 2

**Please refrain from making appointments on these testing dates.**


HEPG Fundraiser

The Holbrook Elementary Parent Group is selling bulldog Alex and Ani bracelets!


Information on purchasing a bracelet can be found here.

Limited quantities available - be sure to place your order soon.

Kindergarten Registration

To be eligible for kindergarten in September 2018 a child must be at least five (5) years old by August 31, 2018. Registration for kindergarten will be held the last week in March. You can drop in any time during the hours of 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM on the dates below:

Tuesday, March 27 - Birth Month September - December

Wednesday, March 28 - Birth Month January - April

Thursday, March 29 - Birth Month May - August

Packets were mailed home to eligible families whose child's name was listed on the Holbrook Town Census in early March. Your child is eligible for kindergarten If you live in Holbrook and have a child whose birth date falls between September 1, 2012, and August 31, 2013. 

Please note that no child will be registered without a Verification of Residency receipt which can be obtained at the Central Office. Your child must live in Holbrook to attend our full-day kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 23, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. This orientation is designed for you and your child to meet some of the staff including the principal, adjustment counselor, nurse, and teacher. You will have an opportunity to see your child's classroom and get an overview of our full day kindergarten program. We look forward to seeing you there!

School begins for kindergarten students on Monday, August 29.

MCAS Testing Dates


MCAS Testing 

Annual Food Drive

The Kennedy School will hold a food drive the week of Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the front lobby. All donations will be given to the Holbrook Food Pantry to be shared with the local community.

Thanks in advance for any donation you can make!

HEPG September News

Holbrook Elementary Parent Group Upcoming September Events

Scholastic Book Fair - Wednesday, September 14 - Open House Hours Only - 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Volunteers are needed for the book fair event! Please contact Danielle Harer if you can help at

Meadow Farms Fundraiser - Students will bring brochures home on Wednesday, September 14. All orders are due back on Wednesday, September 28. Questions - Contact Lucie Santini at We thank you in advance for your support.

School Picture Day - Wednesday, September 21. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Danielle Harer if you can help at

Maria's Pizza Fundraiser - Thursday, September 22 - 20% of all sales on this date go to HEPG - be sure to mention HEPG when placing your food order!

HEPG FIRST MEETING of the school year - Wednesday, September 28 - 6:30 PM - South School - ALL ARE WELCOME!



BIG THANKS To The Holbrook Cultural Council
As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, the HEPG and the JFK School would like to thank the Holbrook Cultural Council for their continued support.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Holbrook Cultural Council, this year the JFK students were able to enjoy "The Gerwick Puppets".  Through this engaging performance, students were able to learn about the habits and habitats of some common New England animals, while incorporating the music of Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. Thank you again Holbrook Cultural Council for bringing our students a wonderful opportunity to experience the arts! 
Preschool Orientation

Preschool Orientation will be held on the date and times listed below. The program is designed for you and your child to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and get an overview or our preschool program. We look forward to seeing you there!

3 Year Old Program - Wednesday, August 31 - 9:30 AM

4 Year Old Program - Wednesday, August 31 - 10:15 AM

School begins for preschool students on Wednesday, September 7.


John F Kennedy School Phone Numbers

Thank you for your patience as we transition into our new Pre-K-12 Facility.

Main Number

To contact the main office in the Kennedy School, please dial 781-767-4600.

Enter extension number 5 or 11021 for Mrs. Franchi in the main office.

To reach Mrs. Koffink, enter extension number 12121.

Lunch Price Increase for the 2016-2017 School Year


The Holbrook Public Schools School Committee voted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 to increase the lunch prices for the 2016-2017 School Year.  The prices increases are as follows:

John F. Kennedy Elementary School and South Elementary School will increase to $2.75
Holbrook Junior-Senior High School will increase to $2.85
Adult lunches will increase to $4.00

Annual Mini Bulldog Cheer Camp 2016

This year marks our 5th annual cheer camp. We are excited for this annual event hosted by the Holbrook Jr./Sr. High School varsity cheer squad. The camp will be held at the South School from Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24. Hours are 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

For more information and the registration form, please click here.

Sign Up by Monday, May 2, and save $10.

Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading Packet for students in Kindergarten - Grade 5 is available by clicking Here

Supply Lists For 2018 - 2019

School Supplies

Kindergarten School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here

Grade 1 School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here

Grade 2 School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here

Grade 3 School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here

Grade 4 School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here

Grade 5 School Supplies 2018 - 2019 Click Here