Kittredge Konnection – April 2, 2019

TODAY’S NEWS

Congratulations to the Entrepreneurship Club Students

Congratulations to our 2019 Kittredge Entrepreneurship Club students: Abby Gorin, Abby Gestrin, Alex Kegulskiy, Ari Bushler, Benjamin Madson, Cara Barakat, Jacob Bushler, Lachlan McConnell, Luke Vilhauer, Niko Hakkinen, Saphina Goodwin, Shane Nelson and Taylor Swanson. For the final project, their teams ran four different successful businesses for a day, raising more than $910 for the KPA!

We also want to thank their parents and the Kittredge community members who came out to support our young entrepreneurs. And of course none of this would have been possible without the leadership of Anatoly Bushler who volunteered every Thursday afternoon to be here inspiring our kids.

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Thank you KPA!

Our talent show last week was a huge success and lots of fun. The whole school community thanks the KPA for their generosity in funding the beautiful venue that we all enjoyed. The reception in the atrium with coffee and light snacks was a wonderful way to begin the evening. Let’s do it again next year!

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Bake Sale on Thursday for St. Jude’s Hospital

The 7th grade will host the Student Council Bake Sale this trimester. All students will have the opportunity to pick a couple treats to support the sale and donations are happily accepted. Please send your child with a couple dollars if you’d like to support this fundraiser.

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Thursday and Friday – Noon Dismissals for Parent Conferences

Please remember that school will be dismissed at noon and there will be no Study Hall on conference days. Extended Day will be open for those who have a signed contract or want per-diem coverage for their child. All students can be dropped off with Extendo during your conference time.

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

Spring Break Begins this Monday, April 8

Need Extendo?

There will be no classes during Spring Break and we wish everyone a happy and healthy break from the routine.

Parents should let us know if they plan to use extended day for any of these dates or if their child will not be here. The link to the registration form is:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KittredgeSpringBreak2019.

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Tdap Vaccine Reminder – Please complete during Spring Break

Kittredge 6th grade students must have a Tdap booster to enter 7th grade in September. Proof of this immunization must be turned in by April 15th. No student will be permitted to attend 7th grade at Kittredge without this immunization update.

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MORE APRIL NEWS

NIPSA Accreditation Team at Kittredge

On our first Monday back from break, there will be two important visitors at Kittredge. These guests will be looking in classrooms and talking to students and faculty alike to learn about our school and the program we offer.

Accreditations can be given for up to 7 years, which is what we had last time, and we are working to receive that level again.

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Planning Ahead: Class Look-Alike Day is Thursday, April 18

We look forward seeing how our classes will dress on our first Thursday back from Spring Break. Each class will plan their dress code for the day and students are encouraged to dress accordingly. Please help your child join in the fun for this Student Council Spirit Day.

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SUMMER NEWS

Summer at Kittredge – June 17 to July 19

Summer is a great opportunity to engage children in activities that enrich their academic foundation and keep them involved and interested in learning.

Our 5-week summer program is open to students entering first through eighth grades. Mornings are designed to keep students active and their grade level skills strong. The afternoons offer a variety of free play and structured activities. If you are interested, please return an enrollment form to reserve a space for your child. Applications are available in the office or you can download one from our website.

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April’s Habit of Mind: Persisting

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius

Students with the habit of persisting have a method for analyzing the problem; they know how to begin. They consider the steps that must be performed and what data or information they need to accomplish the task. They are able to sustain a problem solving process over time. They are comfortable with new challenges.

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit. ~Conrad Hilton

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The Next 3 Weeks…

This Week

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 and 3

  • Science with Ms. Rose

Thursday, April 4

  • Bake Sale for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5

  • Noon Dismissal; Parent Conferences

Next Week

Monday to Friday, April 8 to 12

  • Spring Break; No Classes

After Spring Break

Monday April 15

  • Welcome back!
  • NIPSA Accreditation Team
  • Futsal Practice at Hi 5

Tuesday, April 16

  • K/1 and 4/5 to the Film Festival
  • Futsal game vs. CDS @ St. Agnes @ 6:00

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17

  • Science with Ms. Rose

Thursday, April 18

  • Class Look Alike Day
  • Futsal Practice at Rochambeau

Friday, April 19

  • Futsal vs. Synergy @ St. Agnes @ 4:00