KITTREDGE KONNECTION – OCTOBER 19, 2021


HABIT OF MIND and CHARACTER COUNTS NEWS

Creating, Imagining, and Innovating

Our Student Council Created, Imagined, and Innovated a skit that depicted the innovations of the telephone over the years.  Thank you to Luke, Abby, Cara, George, and Torben for their creative take on Creating, Imagining and Innovating, the Habit of Mind for October.

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”

—Dr. Seuss

Our assembly also covered the Character Counts Pillar for the trimester: Caring.  Kids were able to identify what caring looks like and are now catching each other being caring too.  If you see a Kittredge kid wearing a red heart, you may want to ask them, who was caught being caring?

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (hopefully)

If we are lucky, we will have some rain this week and next. Please know that barring a serious storm, your children will continue to be brought outside for recess breaks and PE classes. 

We have always believed in the many benefits of physical activity breaks… studies show that students are happier, get better grades, and have improved cognitive performance, to name a few. During these Covid times we also have the added benefit of safety from the virus when we are outside. 

Please consider having your child pack or wear rain boots or waterproof shoes, as well as a rain coat, to wear outside during those times.

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Volleyball Game Tomorrow (Wednesday)

Tomorrow our volleyball team will play the Burke’s team at their gym at 3:45pm. We have 3 wins and 1 loss, with two games left before playoffs. We’ve enjoyed watching our team work together and shine this season!

To watch tomorrow’s game at Burke’s please use this link:  ** https://vimeo.com/event/1285570

Go Kittredge!

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KPA Social – Thursday

We are excited to join Michelle and Trae Stephens at their home this Thursday evening.  Thank you Trae and Michelle for your hospitality.  We are looking forward to connecting with new families and visiting with familiar faces once again.  

We are also eagerly anticipating the drawing of the Kittredge Raffle!  You won’t want to miss it.  We hope to see you Thursday.

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Eighth Grade High School Day 

Thursday will be the second and last High School day for our 8th graders. These days are scheduled to support our 8th graders and their families while they are visiting high schools and working on their applications.

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We’ve Got Spirit… Yes We Do

Today is “dress as a teacher” day and Mr. Young’s birthday!  Can you guess which teacher the staff dressed up as today?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

We hope you enjoyed celebrating this first spirit day.  We are looking forward to more fun to come with our next Spirit Day.  November 17th will be dress as a character day.  This could be a book, game, cartoon, t.v. or movie character.  We’ve got a lot of characters around here.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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We’ve Got Spirit…  How ‘Bout You?

Planning ahead for the holidays? Check out the all new Kittredge Squad Locker!  With many new options for the holiday season, you are sure to make your Kittredge gear wishes come true.  New items are available for kids and adults alike.  Check out the ** squad locker ** here.

Want more of your old favorites?  Items in our ** Tee Spring store ** are still available.  We are bringing you options if you are someone who thinks ahead for the holiday season.

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

Halloween at Kittredge  – October 29

Halloween is around the corner.  We are planning to parade around the block starting in front of school at 2pm.  Please join us at Rochambeau playground for a close up look at costumes and some Halloween songs.  Families are encouraged to join us and to dress up!  We can’t wait to see your Halloween spirit!

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NOVEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER

November 10 – NatureBridge Meeting for 7th and 8th Grade Parents and Students

7pm on Zoom

All 7th and 8th grade families are encouraged to attend this informational meeting. Come learn about a typical day at NatureBridge. You will get an overview of the week in Yosemite Park as well as a feel for what we expect of each student academically and socially.

This is the first time for both grades, so we encourage everyone to attend. Covid protocol will be discussed.

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Applications are Available online – Sibling Apps are due November 18

If you would like to have a sibling be considered for our 2022 early decision, please complete our TADS on-line application and return the parent and teacher forms by November 18. Early decisions will be sent December 15.

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Wanna Get Away?

Our doors will be closed for the week of November 22-26.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to enjoy time with family.  Are you planning a trip for our Thanksgiving week break?  Please remember that unvaccinated air travel requires a 7 day quarantine and a negative covid test before returning to school.  Thank you for keeping this in mind before you travel this November.

October Calendar

A lot is going on…

Oct.  20  Marin Academy to 7/8th via Zoom

Oct. 20   Volley Ball vs. Burkes @3:45 @ Burkes

Oct. 20    Running practice

Oct. 21 No Classes for eighth graders-HS Visit Day

Oct. 21 KPA Social

Oct. 22   Bay to visit 8th Grade

Oct. 25   Running practice

Oct 26    Volleyball vs. CAIS @4pm @CAIS

Oct. 27   Urban to visit 8th Grade

Oct. 27   Running practice

Oct. 28   Cross Country @4:30 at Crissy Field (Kittredge Host)

Oct. 29   2pm Halloween Parade

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