Kittredge Konnection – December 11, 2018

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DECEMBER HABIT OF MIND: RESPONDING WITH WONDER AND AWE

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein

We continue with our habit of “Wonderment and Awe” during this holiday season. With so many parties, people and activities, it is an important time for us to step back and see things with new and fresh eyes. We want to make sure that we pay attention to our surroundings and appreciate everything.

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TODAY’S NEWS

Ms. Rose is at it Again… Science Club, Session 3 Begins Today

If you would like your child to join this popular after school activity, please send Ms. Rose an email with your child’s name and your choice of which day. Then return the attached registration form to complete the registration.   SCIENCE CLUB #3

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NatureBridge Update: Yosemite National Park Pictures Galore

Whether your child was on this outdoor ed. trip last week, or will be going in the future, you can enjoy this photo album of pictures from a week in Yosemite Park. There are a mere 437 of them, so get comfortable! Here’s the link: https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/17795

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Student Council Bake Sale to Help the Camp Fire Victims – Thursday, December 13

Our 8th grade class will host the Student Council Bake Sale on Thursday. All students will have a chance to enjoy two treats. A donation to help the Camp Fire victims will be appreciated, but optional.

Please send your child with a donation on Thursday if you’d like to help.

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Parent Conferences are This Thursday and Friday – Noon Dismissal for Students

Minimum days are scheduled this week so that teachers can hold parent conferences. Extended Day is available for all students who come during conference time. Parents must sign in their child with an Extended Day teacher before they head off to their conference.

Important: Please make sure you arrive on time for your conference so that you can take advantage of the full 20-minute time spot. Because conferences are scheduled back to back, it is important that they end on time.

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

Student Council Elections are Next Thursday

Thank you to all the students who have shown interest in joining our student council. Everyone running is a qualified leader and we are proud of each of you. We look forward to working with the new representatives who win their classroom elections.

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No Study Hall next Thursday, December 20

Extended Day Closes at 5:00

There will be NO Study Hall on Thursday and Extended Day will close at 5pm, so that we can begin setting up for the Holiday Happening. We recommend that children be picked up early enough to get ready at home for the Holiday Happening, which begins at 6:30.

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Holiday Happening – Next Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00

All families are invited to attend Kittredge School’s annual Holiday Happening. Please mark your calendars now to make sure you don’t miss this wonderful event.

  • A sandwich snack/dinner is provided.
  • Please bring a finger food appetizer or dessert to share.
  • There will be crafts and games for all.
  • We’ll close with a community sing-a-long at 8.
  • As always, a great time is expected!

Important Note To All Parents: Please remember that this is a family and community event. Teachers will be busy running games and helping with food and we rely on parents to watch and supervise their own children. The Kittredge Parent Association has worked hard to have activities for all, but we do not have space for students to invite friends outside of Kittredge to this event. Thanks for your help and support of our community.

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No School on Friday, December 21

As written in our calendar, Winter Break begins this year on Friday, December 21. The Holiday Happening is the official beginning of our holiday break.

School will start again on January 7, 2019.

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SPORTS NEWS

Basketball Season Has Begun

Ms Gules and Ms Perkins have distributed basketball information to students who were interested. We will field a Girls Varsity Team with 5th to 8th graders and a Boys Varsity Team with 6th to 8th graders. Practices and games are scheduled in December and January.

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KPA NEWS

See’s Candy Orders Have Arrived

Michelle Osborne has distributed all the orders to each class. Every bag is labeled and most of the orders can easily be carried by the student. If you think your child needs some assistance carrying your order please allow some extra time to come in and help.

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Parent Volunteers for the Holiday Happening 

The Holiday Happening is almost here and we are looking for a handful of volunteers. Please come help the younger students with crafts, or help teachers with games, or help clean up at the end of the evening. We could use the extra hands! Even 15 or 20 minutes of your time would be appreciated. If interested contact Tanya Piech at mpiech@pacbell.net. Thank you for contributing to this fun filled evening!

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December/January Calendar

Tis the season…

 With a little less than two weeks of school left before Winter Break, we are packing our calendar full of activities! Please take a look so you don’t miss anything!

  • Today: New Tuesday Science Club Begins
  • Wednesday: New Wednesday Science Club Begins
  • Thursday, December 13: Student Council Bake Sale for Camp Fire
  • Thursday & Friday, December 13 & 14: Noon dismissal for Parent Conferences – No Study Hall (Extendo until 6)
  • Monday, December 17: B-Ball Practice at Hi-5
  • Tuesday, December 18: Science Club
  • Wednesday, December 19: Science Club; First B-Ball Games – Girls @ 4:00; Boys @ 5:00 @ Ella Hill
  • Thursday, December 20: Student Council Speeches
  • Thursday, December 20: Student Council Election; No Study Hall; Extendo closes at 5 so we can prepare for the Holiday Happening
  • Thursday, December 20: Holiday Happening from 6:30 to 8:00
  • Friday, December 21 to Sunday, January 6: Kittredge will be closed. No Extendo.
  • Monday, January 7: First day of 2019