Kittredge Konnection – November 15, 2022

This Week’s News

We Did it, Coyotes!

After a jam-packed week of volleyball and cross country, the season is over. We are beyond proud of our runners who showed up and did us proud at their final meet, as well as our volleyball players, who completed an undefeated season as SFAL champions!

But the sports don’t end there! Basketball season is right around the corner – be on the lookout for a letter from Coach Gules this week.

Sibling Applications Due

Sibling applications to Kittredge are due today, 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!

Picture Make-Ups

By now, parents should have received an email from MugsyClicks notifying you that your child’s photos are ready, including instructions for viewing and ordering. If after viewing the photos you decide you would like to have them retaken, you can opt in for re-takes.

This Friday, November 18, MugsyClicks is back to snap shots of any students we may have missed on the initial picture day, as well as any desired re-takes.

If you know your child was absent and did not have their picture taken, please be sure that they are in attendance on Friday. If you would like your child to re-take their pictures, you must pay $10 online ahead of time to cover the re-take fee. Students without payment will not have their pictures re-taken.

Seasonal Reminders

As we settle into winter, we can expect the cold weather to stay. And with the cold and the rain comes sniffles, sneezes, colds and coughs. 

Around this time of year, it is more important than ever to send your child with a mask (or two, or three!) in their backpack just in case. Please remember, students who experience symptoms of Covid-19 should stay home if they are unwell.  Upon returning, parents should  submit a negative covid test to the office, and students should wear a mask around others until their symptoms subside.

Because absences are inevitable, we’d like to remind parents that students who are absent for any reason are not permitted to attend after-school events on the day of their absence, such as sports games or the Holiday Happening. We appreciate your understanding regarding this rule.

Additionally, students should be coming to school with weather-appropriate clothing. PE happens outdoors in a variety of weather, and we want every Kittredge kid to be warm, dry, and comfortable.

Next Week’s News

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break is next week – wow! Can you believe how fast the time flies?

Kittredge will be closed Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25. School we be back on Monday, November 28.

Parents must submit a negative covid test for each student by 6pm on Sunday, November 27. Students who do not have a negative covid test will not be allowed to return to school. Kittredge will provide four tests per student, which will go home on Friday. These test are intended to cover all four breaks this school year.

Test results must be submitted to the following Google form:

https://forms.gle/EhbMM3sqbnsUn4sM6

Extended Day Closed Next Week 

As we did not meet the 5-student minimum, we are unable to offer Extended Day over the break. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Green Energy for a Green Planet

Hello Kittredge School students and parents! Our names are Jacob and Ari Bushler, and we are graduates of Kittredge School, now attending St. Ignatius Preparatory High School.

We are excited to offer a FREE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM for grades 6-8 called “Green Energy for a Green Planet.”

We are deeply concerned about the health of our Planet Earth and climate change, much of which is driven by our energy choices. Our goal is to educate middle-schoolers about the climate impact of our society’s carbon-heavy energy choices, help them understand green energy alternatives and energy (and water) conservation techniques, and encourage them to become green energy advocates and builders. Roughly 25% of the course will be lectures, and the other 75% will be discussion, building and doing experiments (for example, building a basic wind turbine, or a simple battery).  

Please check your inbox for a course description and link to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Looking Ahead

Animal Day

Were you looking for an opportunity to catch our 2/3/4 Purrmaids again? You’ve got it! This spirit day is your child’s excuse to go wild! From adorable puppies to fantastical dragons, animals are sure to be found at Kittredge on Wednesday, December 7.  It’s a day you pawsitively won’t want to miss. 

Conferences

Parent conferences are right around the corner. Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 will be early dismissal days (12pm) to accommodate conferences.

Parents may drop off their child to Extendo for 30 minutes during their conference for no extra fee. Childcare is available for a drop-in from 12-6 on minimum days. Please look out for a form from us in the coming weeks if you would like to sign your child up for extended day on these noon dismissal days.

No Study Hall, Extended Day Closes at 5 on Thursday, December 15 for the Holiday Happening

There will be NO Study Hall and NO Homework on Thursday, December 15, and Extended Day will close at 5pm, as we will be setting up for the Holiday Happening.  We hope to see you at the Holiday Happening, which begins at 6:30pm on December 15.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 15 – Sibling Applications Due

Friday, November 18 – Picture Make-Ups

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

Wednesday, December 7 – Animal Day

Thursday, December 8-Friday December 9 – Conferences, Noon Dismissal

Community Announcements

Holiday Happening –  Thursday, December 15 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

All families are invited to attend Kittredge School’s annual Holiday Happening!  Please save the date and mark your calendars now to make sure you don’t miss this wonderful event.  For those new to Kittredge, Holiday Happening is a beloved Kittredge tradition to celebrate the holidays together before everyone heads off for Winter Break.  This year it will be held both indoors at school as well as outdoors in the courtyard. Please look out for a formal invite to be sent through Paperless Post later this month. While RSVPs are not required, it would help immensely with our planning.

  • There will be fun crafts, games, and activities for all.
  • Take photos and create special memories in a photo booth.
  • Come enjoy delicious treats and drinks.
  • We’ll close with our traditional Kittredge holiday sing-along at 8pm.
  • As always, a festive time will be had by all!

Volunteers needed!  This is a volunteer-run event and we can’t have it without your help.  We could use help with supervising the crafts and games, setting up, or cleaning up at the end of the evening.  No tasks during the event itself take more than 30 minutes of your time, so you can help out and still enjoy the party!  If interested, or if you have any questions, contact Riva Gokhale at  rivar924@gmail.com. Thank you for contributing to this fun filled evening!

See’s Candies Yum-Raiser Ends in 2 Weeks!

Thanks to all the families who have placed their orders so far! If you haven’t done so yet, please visit the KPA See’s Storefront to order delicious treats for your family and friends, all the while supporting a good cause, the Kittredge Parents Association (KPA). Feel free to also share the link with others; orders can be placed and delivered across the country. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at lisa.h.wong@gmail.com. This Yum-raiser ends on December 2!