Kittredge Konnection – November 1, 2022

This Week’s News

Yesterday’s Costumes Were Fab-Boo-Lous!

Hot Cheetos, bananas, and elves, oh my!

We loved seeing our students parading around the block looking spooky, silly, and everything in between. 

Check out Mr. Young’s shots of everyone’s outfits at the link below:

https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/25164

While You’re At It……

Check out two more photo albums!

Photos from last week’s Diwali celebration can be found here:

https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/25040

Photos from our most recent volleyball games can be found here:

https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/24874

Habit of Mind: Responding with Wonderment and Awe

“Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you.” – Wayne Dyer

The Habit of Mind for the next two months is Responding with Wonderment and Awe. 

Individuals who practice this habit are curious and present. They notice little things, and wonder what makes them work. Then, they set out to find their answer! Most importantly, they know how to find the joy and beauty in asking questions about the world around them.\

6th Graders Go to the Mission Cultural Center

This Friday, November 4, the 6th grade class will visit the Mission Cultural Center to view the Dia de los Muertos altar. Students will leave school around 10:00, and will return before 3:00.

Next Stop: Chemistry

Tomorrow marks the last Wednesday of this session of Science Club with Ms. Rose – but don’t you worry! A new session starts next week, and this one focuses on chemistry. Science Club meets on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30. If your child is interested, please let Ms. Rose know tonight via email at missdariarose@gmail.com. Many fun experiments await! You won’t want to miss this one.

Next Week’s News

Final Cross Country Meet

And just like that, the season is nearly over. We are so proud of this year’s Cross Country crew, whose final meet will be next Thursday, November 10, at 3:30. Parents should plan on to pick up runners from school at 2:45 for a 3:00 walk-through of the course.

Speaking of Sports…..

Our first Spirit Day of the year is Sports Day! 

Next Wednesday, November 9, students and teachers should come dressed as their favorite athletes, or in gear for their favorite game. 

Monday Music Lessons with Gianfranco

Weekly lessons will teach students how to play the Classical Guitar or Piano. Lessons are one-on-one, and 30 minutes each. 

Students who are beginners will explore basic methods and techniques with their instruments such as chords, scales and reading musical notations. Students will learn a song from the Suzuki method Guitar book or from the Piano Adventures series. 

Students who are slightly intermediate or advance with music will explore more musical repertoire for either the Guitar or the Piano, as well as enhancing their technique and preparing them all for a future recital to perform!

Each music session is $45 for 30 minutes 

Email gibaltazar97@gmail.com to enroll or if you have any questions!

Looking Ahead

Sibling Applications Due

Sibling applications to Kittredge are due Tuesday, November 15. Parents should ensure that they have filled out their applications by this date. Have questions about the sibling application process? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the office. We’re here to help!

Extended Day for Thanksgiving Break

Kittredge is happy to offer Extended Day care for the first three days of Thanksgiving break – Monday (11/21), Tuesday (11/22), and Wednesday (11/23). Extended Day runs from 7:45am-6:00pm.

If your family is interested in enrolling, please let Jamie know via email. At least 5 families must enroll for Extended Day to be made available.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 1 – K-8 Academy of Sciences Field Trip

Friday, November 4 – 6th Grade Mission Field Trip

Tuesday, November 15 – Sibling Applications Due

Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25 – School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Community Announcements

See’s Candies Yum-Raiser Starts Today!

Are you looking ahead to the holidays?  This is a great time to get started on holiday shopping with the See’s Candies Yum-raiser, all the while supporting a good cause, the Kittredge Parents Association (KPA).  Simply visit the KPA See’s Storefront to order delicious treats for your family and friends.  Your holiday-wrapped chocolates will arrive on your doorstep! And why stop there?  Share the link with others; orders can be placed and delivered across the country.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa (1st grade parent) at lisa.h.wong@gmail.com. This Yum-raiser ends on December 2nd.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall Raffle!  

We had a lovely evening on Saturday night at the Fall Social at Michelle and Trae Stephens’ beautiful home. Thank you to the Stephens again. 

The raffle prizes went to: 

  • $75 gift certificate to Pagan Burmese – Michelle Mah
  • 4 tickets to the Cal Academy’s Nightlife (age 21+) – Jessica May-Shah
  • Gift card to Sloat Garden and potted succulents – Riva Gokhale
  • Family membership to BADM – Kyle Kaufman
  • Family membership to Cal Academy + swag – Mary Dizon
  • 2 49er tickets + stadium bag – Cindy Tam
  • Pizza with Principal for 2 kids – Janet Pellegrini
  • Schumacher Photography Grand Prize – Katherine Burton

If you won and were unable to attend the party, please collect your prizes from Jamie at the front desk. 

Including all ticket purchases and donations we raised nearly $5000 for the KPA effort in support of community and educational excellence at Kittredge!  

KPA Monthly Meeting 

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

6:15pm-7:15pm

ZOOM-ONLY

(Last meeting of 2022!)

 Topics: Fall recap, Count-Me-Ins, and Holiday Happening planning/updates