HABIT OF MIND NEWS
May/June Habit: Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
“Every person you meet – and everything you do in life – is an opportunity to learn something.” ~Tom Clancy, Author
As we end the school year, we thought this Habit was especially valuable because it is important to remember that you do not need to be in a classroom to continue to learn. Intelligent people are always learning and taking in new information. They do not get stuck believing only what they already know.
“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” ~B. B. King
THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Futsal Game Today at SF Friends at 4pm
Our futsal team has hit its stride and they have one last game today at SF Friends School. We have 3 wins and 2 losses and there is a chance that the playoff games are in our future. Way to go, Kittredge!
Sixth Grade to the Presidio Tomorrow, May 1
Tomorrow Kevin will take his 6th grade class into the Presidio for a tour of the “Then they Came for Me” exhibition. This is a glimpse of an important part of American History.
The Talent Show is Available on a Flash Drive
A copy of this year’s wonderful Talent Show is available to purchase. The cost is $25.00… quite a bargain. If you would like to order one, please send in the payment and your name and we will download more.
NEXT WEEK’S NEWS
Wednesday, May 8 is Culture Day!
Culture Day is a school wide celebration of the diversity of our school, city, state, and world.
Every classroom teacher will celebrate it differently, however, the one uniting feature will be sharing of food. Children will be asked to bring food to share from their culture or a culture they admire. This creates a wonderful potluck lunch for students and teachers alike and a great way to learn about different cultures.
Screen Free Week Ice Cream Celebration, Friday May 10
We hope to celebrate next Friday with lots of students and lots of ice cream.
A parent confirmation of your child’s completion of 7 screen free days must be returned this week.
MORE MAY NEWS
E.R.B. Testing is May 13 to 17 for 3rd to 8th Graders
Please make sure your child is well rested, has a healthy breakfast and is at school on time for these standardized tests. Homework will be lighter than usual.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wednesday, May 15
Next Wednesday our 7th and 8th graders will head over to Oracle (formerly AT&T) Park to eat, and oh yeah, cheer on the Giants! They will leave the Park when the game ends or at 3:45 and will return to Kittredge by 5pm.
Kindergarten Family Welcome – Wednesday, May 15
Newly accepted Kindergarteners and their families have been invited to meet their Kittredge classmates and teachers on Wednesday, May 15. We look forward to meeting our newest families and sharing some time together.
Seventh Grade Parent High School Information Night – May 16 @ 6:00pm
All parents of 7th graders are invited (and strongly encouraged) to meet with Mr. Young to hear about the admissions process for High School. Now is a great time to begin organizing your calendar with dates and details so there will be less stress in the Fall! Students will have a lot of support next year so this meeting is for parents only.
Teacher Development Day – May 24
Friday, May 24, is a scheduled workday for teachers so there will be no classes in session. With a minimum of 5 students, Extended Day will be open during the hours of 8:00am to 6:00pm and available for per diem drop in students ($50/day). There will be no charge for those with an Extended Day contract.
There will be a Survey Monkey form for parents to fill out so we can plan for Extended Day staffing. Thank you all in advance!
There is Still Some Space Available in Summer School
Our 5-week program begins on June 17 and goes until July 19. 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, applications are available in the office or you can download one from our website.
Some space is still available for students who are entering 1st grade through 8th grade.
Planning for Next Year?
Our first day of school will be Wednesday, September 4. A complete calendar will be available after our Staff Development Day.
No Spring Fever at Kittredge!
May/June Dates to Remember
May 1: Sixth grade to Presidio
May 2: Futsal practice at Rochambeau
May 3: Chess if enrolled; Chicken Strips if ordered
May 8: Culture Day
May 9: 6th grade sleep over
May 10: Screen Free party; Hot Dog Buns if ordered
May 13 to 16: ERB testing for 3rd to 8th graders
May 14: Last KPA meeting
May 15: 7th and 8th grades to a Giants game; New Kindergarten Welcome
May 16: High School meeting for 7th grade parents
May 17: Last Chess Club; Last Hot Lunch – Pizza if ordered; Sports Banquet @ 5:30
May 21: Last Tuesday Science Club
May 22: Crazy Hair Day; No Wednesday Science Club
May 23: Beach Clean Up and Barbecue
May 24: No Classes; Staff Development/Work Day
May 27: No School – Memorial Day
May 29: Last Wednesday Science Club
May 30: Yearbook signing
May 31: Field Day
June 4: 8th Grade Graduation
June 5: K/1 and 2/3 Graduations; Minimum Day; Faculty Appreciation Lunch
June 6: Minimum Day; Last Day of School!