Kittredge Konnection – April 19, 2022

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

KPA Meeting Tonight

Join us at 6pm tonight for a discussion of the Spring Social and end of year events.  Join us in person or see your email for the zoom link.  We hope to see you there!

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Come Dance The Night Away!

Middle school students are invited to join us for dancing, refreshments, and fun right here at Kittredge.All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join us at school this Friday April 22nd from 7-9pm. 

A cover charge and permission slip is needed by Thursday.

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Kittredge Families Make the World a Better Place

Through donations and our lemonade sale we were able to help secure housing for families in eastern Ukraine.  If you would like to see how your kindness has been put to good use, visit the website for We Are With You Ukraine

https://www.wearewithyouukraine.com/

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Calling all Talent!  

Last call for talent show acts! Does your child tell jokes?  Juggle?  Play the piano?  If your child would like to showcase their talent as a solo or with a few friends, please return an audition form to the office tomorrow.  We can’t wait to see these kids shine!

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

Earth Day Hike for 8th Graders Next Thursday, April 28 – Let the Sun Shine In

Next Thursday, April 28, our 8th graders will hike through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge and walk across the bridge for a lunch stop. Proper preparation is important, so please be aware of the following: Good walking shoes, a jacket, a water bottle and mask are requiredA hearty lunch and sunscreen are good ideas.

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MAY NEWS

Spirit Day: Decade Day – May 11

Zoot suits, Poodle skirts and bobby socks, Peace, Love, and tie-dye, psychedelic disco, neon shirts, side pony tails, and acid washed jeans, plaid flannels and Dr. Martens: Choose a decade and dress up on May 11.  We can’t wait to see our kids dressed up in a decade from the past!

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High School Information Night for 7th Grade Parents – May 17 at 6pm

All 7th grade parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this informational meeting about the high school application process. Now is a great time to begin talking as a family about goals and plans for high school. Don’t let the admissions process become overwhelming. Come to the meeting and get some basic information to help you start planning for this next step in your child’s education. 

Students will get a lot of support for this process next year, so this meeting is for parents only.

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May 23 – Kittredge Talent Show

Please mark your calendar for May 23 at 3pm.  The Kittredge talent show will be at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Students will have a 12pm dismissal on May 23 allowing time for families to join us for class and individual acts. If you anticipate your child being absent from this event for any reason, please notify the school in advance. It should be a fun afternoon.  You won’t want to miss it!

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Staff Development Day is May 27; No School

Please note that we have a teacher development day scheduled next month. This will be a workday for teachers but there will be no classes for students. 

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HABITS OF MIND NEWS

April’s Habit of Mind — Finding Humor

“What is an astronaut’s favorite place on the computer? Answer: The space bar”

People who laugh a lot usually have a positive attitude and the ability to find humor even when things are not going well. Because they are fun to be around, others gravitate toward them and they generally have a strong social network that benefits them and everyone with whom they interact.

According to James J. Walsh, MD., people who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. So, keep your brain active by finding the humor in situations–especially when you are needing some relief from stress or frustration.

“Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.” ~Ellie Katz

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NEXT YEAR’S NEWS

Our First Day of School will be Monday, August 29

We’re looking forward to a great year ahead!

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CALENDAR DATES

Next Two Weeks

  • Today: KPA meeting at 6pm
  • Wednesday, April 20: Science Club; Talent Show Auditions for some
  • Thursday, April 21: Futsal vs. KIPP Bayview @ 4pm @ Shipwreck
  • Friday, April 22: Middle School Dance from 7pm to 9pm
  • Monday, April 25: Talent Show Auditions for some
  • Wednesday, April 27: Science Club; Futsal vs. Live Oak @ 4pm @ UCSF Mission Bay
  • Thursday, April 28: 8th grade Earth Day Hike!

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