Kittredge Konnection – March 8, 2022

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TODAY’S NEWS

KPA Meeting Tonight

Please join us at 6pm tonight for the monthly KPA meeting.  Childcare will be provided.  If you are unable to attend in person you are invited to join us via Zoom.  Please see a link for this meeting in your email.

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Tomorrow is Rainbow Day

Students are encouraged to dress up for our spirit day tomorrow.  Each class is given a color of the rainbow.  Students are invited to dress in their class color.  Rainbow accessories are also encouraged.  Class colors are: K/1: Red, 2/3: Orange, 4/5: Yellow, 6: Green, 7: Blue, 8: Purple.

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Assembly tomorrow: Thinking Interdependently

Tomorrow, our students will discuss the importance of collaborating, remaining open to others’ perspectives, and how their thinking can be enhanced by the working with others. Listening, consensus-seeking, giving up an idea to work with someone else, empathy, compassion, all are behaviors indicative of those who benefit from thinking interdependently. 

Your child may want to consider these questions: How can we work best together? How can I best contribute to this group? How am I affecting the group? How is the group affecting me?

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Mask Guidance Change

By now, you should have received an email from ponbarry@kittredge.org.  This email outlines the update to our mask guidance. 

Beginning tomorrow, masking outside will no longer be required. Students can put masks in a pocket, under their chin, or on their wrist if they chose to take them off during outside activities. All students have also been given a mask holder to clip their mask around their neck if that makes it easier for them.

Inside, face coverings will continue to be required through March 23, 2022, allowing more time for families to get their elementary age children fully vaccinated.  

You can update your child’s vaccine status here

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Extendo Registration for March 18 is Open Now

Please remember that there will be no classes next Friday, March 18 as our teachers have a work day to plan and prepare for the rest of the year. We will offer Extended Day if our minimum enrollment is met.

Whether you will need Extendo or not, please take a minute to complete this google form. Thank you for your help. https://forms.gle/3VwqDAUvtKi8LHmj8 

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Smile… Picture Day is Friday!

MugsyClicks will be here to take beautiful pictures of your beautiful students! They have sent us the following: 

3 Tips for Getting Great Portraits of Your Kids

  1. Dress your children in simple, classic clothes and colors that complement their hair and eye color. 
  2. Clean, neatly-styled hair is best. Send a comb! 
  3. Encourage your child to cooperate with the photographer and have fun. Natural smiles are the best! 

Click here for more tips for getting a great portrait! 

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

End of the Second Trimester – March 18

Our second trimester is ending in a little over a week. There is still time to check TeacherEase and see what is posted in many classes. If you have questions, please check with your child and the teacher.

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LOOKING AHEAD

Parent Teacher Conferences,  March 31 and April 1 

It’s that time again and we look forward to discussing your child’s progress. We are holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1.

Teachers will be reaching out to schedule conferences, so please be on the lookout for their emails.   

School will be dismissed at noon on both days. There will be another Extendo registration emailed for students who need to stay after our noon dismissal on those days.

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Vaccines For 7th Grade Entrance

The state of California requires a Tdap vaccine for all students to be able to enter 7th grade in September. All current 6th graders entering 7th grade at Kittredge must turn in proof of this immunization by April 15th. If your child still needs the vaccine, please schedule it during Spring Break. If he or she already has it, please have your doctor send us the immunization record. 

It is also likely that the state will require proof of a Covid Vaccination for 7th and 8th graders. We will send more details on this when we get them.

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SUMMER NEWS

Summer at Kittredge – June 20 to July 22

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

Your child is invited to join our 5-week summer program which is open to all 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. 

This program begins June 20 and runs through July 22. The academic day runs 9am-noon. Before and after school care is available. 

Please find more information and the link to sign up on our website.

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Important Dates in the Next Two Weeks

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 and 9

  • Science with Ms. Rose 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9

  • Rainbow Day; HOM assembly

Friday, March 11

  • School Picture Day

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16

  • Science with Ms. Rose if registered

Friday, March 18

  • End of Second Trimester
  • No classes
  • Staff Development Day