Kittredge Konnection – November 8, 2022

This Week’s News

Spirit Day

Our first student-selected Spirit Day of the year is Sports Day! 

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

The Final Week of a Great Season

The sports don’t stop there!

On Monday, our varsity volleyball team won their first play-off game against Kipp Bayview. This means they advance to the semi-finals, which will happen at Burkes tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, at 4:45. 

If they win this game, they will advance to the finals, which will be at SF Friends’ School on Friday, November 11, at 5:30.

The final Cross Country meet is this Thursday, November 10, at 3:30. The race will be at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.

Parents, please pick your runners up from Kittredge by 2:40 on Thursday. The course walk-through is at 3:00.

We are so proud of the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship our runners have shown this season! 

Go Coyotes!

Science Club Session Two Starts Tomorrow!

The new chemistry unit of Science Club begins tomorrow! 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.

Science Club is held on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30.

Habit of Mind: Responding with Wonderment and Awe

How do you respond with wonderment and awe?

Simple – you recognize just how amazing our world is! Not just when you’re seeing something for the first time, but when you’re looking at the ordinary things you see every day.

What’s the name of that tree growing in your neighbor’s yard, and where does it come from? How far away is that airplane overhead? Ask yourself these questions and then seek out the answers! You’ll be amazed by what you can find.

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!

Seasonal Reminders

What a rainy start we’ve had to this week! As we settle into winter, we can expect this kind of 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.

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

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.

Next 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 the $10 fee in advance online to cover the re-take fee. Students without payment will not have their pictures re-taken.

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 by Tuesday, November 15.

At least 5 families must enroll for Extended Day to be made available.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 8 – KPA Meeting at 6:15 via zoom

Wednesday, November 9 – Sports Day

Wednesday, November 9 – Volleyball at Burkes at 4:45

Tuesday, November 10 – Final Cross Country Meet at 3:30

Tuesday, November 15 – Sibling Applications Due

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

Community Announcements

Miles for Melanoma 

Please join Ms Gules in a wonderful cause.

This Sunday morning is the Miles for Melanoma walk/run in the San Francisco Zoo. Read the link in support of Ms. Gules’ good friend James Forni who battled Melanoma for many years. A large group will be walking in his honor. He was an amazing young man who touched the lives of many! 

http://join.melanoma.org/site/TR/5kRunWalk/MilesforMelanoma?px=1096231&pg=personal&fr_id=1733

See’s Candies Yum-Raiser is Now OpenGet Your Holiday Shopping Done the Easy Way!

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.

KPA Monthly Meeting – Tonight! 

The final KPA meeting of 2022 is tonight over zoom from 6:15 to 7:15pm. Topics will include a Fall recap, Count-Me-Ins, and Holiday Happening planning. Look for the Zoom link in your Konnection email!