Kittredge Konnection – October 1, 2019

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October Habit of Mind

Creating, Imagining and Innovating

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” ~Albert Einstein

Creating brings new ideas, concepts or ways that could solve a problem. Innovating allows students to invent a tool, equipment or a method that can solve an existing situation or problem. Imagining gives students the permission to form their own idea or picture of something within their thoughts.

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TODAY’S NEWS

New Month, New Hot Lunch Form

Please make sure you turn in the October lunch orders by Thursday for any Friday lunches you would like to order. We need this form by dismissal in order to count your child in for Friday. Thanks for your help.  Here’s a form to print and there are more in the office.            

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Volleyball Game Tomorrow (Wednesday)

Our varsity co-ed volleyball team will play its second game of the season tomorrow at St. Agnes at 4:15. They are playing against KIPP Bayview and everyone is invited to come and cheer them on.  Go Kittredge!

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Academic Chess Begins This Friday, October 4

Chessmaster Jesse will once again offer his popular class on Friday after school. The session will begin on October 4 and will continue until 12/6. Enrollment forms are in the office or you can download one here. You can also register online at www.academicchess.com

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Admissions Representatives Are at Kittredge

This week our 7th and 8th graders will meet Admissions Reps from Drew HS, St. Ignatius, Jewish Community HS, and SF High School of the Arts. This very personal experience is a valuable chance for Kittredge students to learn about the choices they have for high school.

There are many more schools scheduled to come throughout October.

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

Running Meet Next Monday

The Running Gags, our cross-country team, has its third race on October 7th at 4:30. The race is at Crocker Amazon so the team will leave soon after dismissal. Thank you to all the parent drivers for helping and to the parent coaches during practices. Go Gags!

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October High School Visit Days for 8th Graders

October 10 and 16 are “no school” days for our 8th grade students. These days are designed to allow 8th graders to visit high schools and work on their application essays without missing class time.

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MORE OCTOBER NEWS

No School Monday, October 14

As written in our school calendar, Kittredge will be closed on Monday, October 14 in celebration of the Fall Holiday. There will be no classes or Extended Day.

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip – Monday, October 21

Our K/1 and 2/3 classes will make their annual pilgrimage up north to a pumpkin farm. They will visit the Nicasio Pumpkin Patch this year where they will have a chance to go into the field and pick their own pumpkin. This trip is always a highlight of the year.

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KPA NEWS

Next KPA Meeting is Tuesday, October 8

All parents are invited to join us on October 8 for the next meeting. Childcare and a pizza snack will be provided for Kittredge students.

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Join the KPA for Food and Drinks at Kittredge – October 25 @ 6:00

The KPA’s first social is coming soon. All parents are invited to this adult only event where there is sure to be good company as well as good food and drinks… all hosted by the KPA.

Questions? jbuzick@gmail.com

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The Next Two Weeks of October

Something is happening almost every day and there are many days with several activities. Please check the calendar below so you don’t miss anything.

Tuesday, October 1 (today): SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15; Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 1 (today): Drew HS admissions to visit; Running Practice

Wednesday, October 2: St. Ignatius High School admissions rep meets 7th and 8th graders

Wednesday, October 2: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30; Volleyball game @ 4:15 @ St. Agnes

Thursday, October 3: JCHS admissions rep visits; SSAT English Prep Class

Friday, October 4: Hot Dog Lunch (October order form must be turned in by Thursday)

Friday, October 4: Chess Club begins

Monday, October 7: Running Meet @ 4:30 @ Crocker Amazon; Woodside International visits

Monday, October 7: Ms. Baker’s 2/3 class to SF Maritime Museum

Tuesday, October 8: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15; The Marin School visits

Tuesday, October 8: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30; Running Gags Practice; KPA Meeting 6 to 7

Wednesday, October 9: Sacred Heart admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Wednesday, October 9: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30; Volleyball practice at Rochambeau

Thursday, October 10: No 8th graders; no SSAT Prep Class English

Friday, October 11: Pizza Lunch (if ordered); Chess Club