Pinwheels for Peace 

PreK - 3rd students celebrated International Day of Peace with their Pinwheels for Peace on September 21, 2017

Pinwheels for Peace


Welcome Back

Dear J.F.K. Parents & Guardians,

It is with much excitement and great anticipation to welcome you to the 2017 – 2018 school year as Principal of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. I trust that all of you have enjoyed the change of pace that the summer brings to refresh and rejuvenate.  We are looking forward to working together with you to ensure another productive and successful school year at the John F. Kennedy School.

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures – If you are dropping off/picking up, please park on Mount Vernon Avenue. If you plan on using the front loop, please do not park your car inside the loop as this impedes our arrival/dismissal process and is dangerous to other families dropping off/picking up. Additionally, once your student(s) have safely exited on the curb side, please pull away from the curb to allow space for other families still arriving.

NotePlease remember to bring photo ID when picking up your student(s).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or the Main Office Secretary; Janett Masterson at or via phone (856) 767-9480 ext. 1310. 






School Supplies Needed

School Supply List

Link to Lastest News - Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year


Summer Reading 2017


Summer Reading Lists from Reading Rockets:


Read Works Summer Reading


Author Websites:




In the News!

Full Story here:



Rock Your Socks 2017

Rock Your Socks



Random Acts of Kindness


During the week the students at JFK will be given a RAK worksheet. As they do RAKs, they will cross them off until they are complete. Once completed, they will be turned in and used to draw random winners.

2nd grade is also doing a service project on the 14th and 15th.They will be  making bagged lunches and donating them to the Unforgotten Haven in Blackwood.  From there, the lunches will be delivered to the homeless in Camden. 

For more information, or to join as an individual:



The Philadelphia Flyers Face Off for Fitness team recently visited JFK. They held a fitness program for selected students. The program focused on living a healthy lifestyle by making smart food choices and the importance of exercise.

We would like to THANK the Flyers Face Off for Fitness team for their visit and hope to have them back again in the future!

Face Off




Cozies 4 Chemo

 Cozies 4 Chemo

I would like to take a minute to thank everyone who helped us in anyway with our Cozies 4 Chemo Night. We had the largest turnout ever and we made 85 blankets! Thanks to all who cut, donated, or actually came and tied blankets. We really appreciate all your support with this project. Shout out to Jen Edwards and the student government for their support and participation. Also thanks to representatives from the Camden Catholic girls' field hockey team and Mike Murphy's girls' softball team. You have helped in some way to warm the hearts of someone going through treatment for this horrible disease. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart!

Mrs. Peggy Farlow
Third Grade Teacher



The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

The 11th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global movement towards transformative change in early education, was a huge success!  On 10/27, children and adults around the world highlighted the importance of children’s literacy by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. This year’s campaign book, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery surrounding one delicious sandwich. Join the movement today at #ReadfortheRecord










Welcome to Our School…

                John F. Kennedy Elementary School , home of the J.F.K. Eagles, is a Pre-K – 3rd grade elementary school located in West Berlin, New Jersey. Our staff works extremely hard to provide for all of the needs of our 330 students. We work cooperatively with our parents to insure a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for everyone who is part of our J.F.K. Eagle family.

School Hours

Regular school day: 8:45 – 3:15

Early dismissal day: 8:45 – 1:15

Delayed opening day: 10:45 – 3:15


Emergency Closing

In the event of an emergency school closing or delayed opening we will notify the KYW (1060 AM) radio station. Our school number is 582. You can also check the website at