Kittredge Konnection – May 7, 2019

WE MADE THE PLAYOFFS!

The Kittredge School Futsal team played hard all season… and it showed. The playoff games begin this week.  The semi-finals will be on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 4pm at Ella Hill Hutch. If we win, the finals will be on Friday at 3:45 at CAIS.

Congratulations to our team and our coaches. Go Kittredge!

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Culture Day is Tomorrow, May 8

While each class is celebrating this day differently, the whole school is united in celebrating and sharing the foods of various cultures on Thursday. We all agree that the foods of a culture help define and unite its people.

Each class is creating a potluck lunch to share among themselves and others. Please help us celebrate the diversity of cultures that create our world, our nation, and our school by bringing food of your family’s culture or one that you admire.

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Screen Free Week Ice Cream Celebration is Friday, May 10

We hope to celebrate on 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 by tomorrow.

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

E.R.B. Testing Is Next Week 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.

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Final KPA Meeting – Tuesday, May 14

It’s been a great year and this will be the final wrap up before summer. Everyone is invited to attend. Ideas for using KPA funds for the final month and for next year will be welcome.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wednesday, May 15

Next Wednesday our 7th and 8th graders will head over to 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.

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Kindergarten Family Welcome – Wednesday, May 15

Newly accepted Kindergarteners and their families have been invited to meet their Kittredge classmates and teachers next Wednesday, May 15. We look forward to meeting our newest families and sharing some time together.

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7th Grade Parents High School Information Night – Thursday, May 16 @ 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 and get some basic information to help you start planning for this next step in your child’s education.

This meeting is for parents only; students will get a lot of support for this process in class.

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Sports Banquet – Friday, May 17

Next Friday at 5:30pm student athletes and their families are meeting at Amici’s for pizza, drinks and awards. There will be a survey monkey RSVP sent later this week.

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MORE MAY NEWS

Crazy Hair Day – May 22

Our final Spirit Day of the year is coming! Your children are encouraged to be creative and have fun for Crazy Hair Day.

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End of Year Picnic and Beach Clean Up – Thursday, May 23

The annual Kittredge end of the year picnic will be on Thursday, May 23 at Baker Beach. Parents and families are invited to join us, so mark your calendars. The school will furnish paper products, condiments, ice and charcoal. Each class member will be asked to bring something from the following:

K/1: chips – 2 bags each

2/3: drinks – three 2-liter bottles each (no caffeine; water is recommended)

4/5: hot dogs & buns – 1 or 2 packs each

6: cookies – 1 or 2 bags each

7 & 8: salads or side dish – enough for 10

At 10:30 (while the picnic is being set up) the school will be leading an organized clean up of the beach area. The picnic will begin when the clean up is finished. Parents are welcome to come, help and eat.

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No School Friday, May 24; Teacher Development Day

Friday, May 24 is a scheduled workday for teachers so there will be no classes in session. Extended Day will be open during the hours of 8:00am to 6:00pm and available for per diem drop in students ($60/day). There will be no charge for those with an Extended Day contract. A survey monkey registration form will be emailed next week.

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Memorial Day Holiday – May 27

There will be no classes or Extended Day on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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8th Grade Paddle Boarding and Golf – May 29

Our 8th graders, and their teacher (and a driver or two), will spend a beautiful day in Marin County starting at 101 Water Sports. Thank you to the Wells family for helping this to happen.

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Yearbook Signing – May 30

The whole school joins the fun of signing each other’s yearbooks. Classroom doors open at 2pm so that students in every class can walk through the school and find each other.

Yearbooks will be available to purchase soon.

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May and June Calendar

May 7 & 8: Science Club if enrolled

May 8: Culture Day

May 10: Ice Cream Party for TV Turn-off Week; Hot Dog Lunch if ordered

May 13 – 16: ERBs for 3rd to 8th graders

May 14: Last KPA Meeting

May 14 & 15: Science Club if enrolled

May 15: 7th and 8th to cheer on the Giants

May 16: High School Info Night for 7th grade parents; 6th grade sleepover

May 17: Sports Banquet; Pizza lunch if ordered (last Hot Lunch of the year)

May 21: Last Tuesday science club

May 22: Crazy Hair Day; NO Wednesday science club; Last day of Study Hall

May 23: Picnic and Beach Clean Up

May 24: No School – Staff Work Day

May 28: No School – Memorial Day

May 29: 8th Grade Paddle Board; Last Wednesday science club

May 30: Yearbook Signing

May 31: Field Day

June 4: 8th grade graduation

June 5: K/1 graduation and 2/3 graduation; Minimum Day

June 6: Minimum Day; End of the Year

September 4: First Day for the 2019-2020 School Year!