Kittredge Konnection – October 25, 2022

This Week’s News

Big Wins and Big Grins!

Last week was a big week for our Kittredge athletes!

Monday’s Cross Country runners made us proud at the Lindley Meadow meet, and our Volleyball team brought home another win, continuing an excellent season. 

There will be a Cross Country meet this Friday, October 28, at 4:30pm.

We are so proud of each and every one of our Coyotes!

Diwali Celebration 

Kittredge’s Diwali celebration on Monday was a total joy! We love seeing our vibrant community come together to learn to dance bhangra, make chalk rangolis, eat samosas, and drink mango lassi!

A big thank you to our KPA parent volunteers, Anna Malyala, Riva Gokhale, and Jessica May-Shah, who made this celebration happen.

To see all the fun in action, check out @kittredgeschool on Instagram!

Pumpkin Patch

Tomorrow’s the big day! One of the most anticipated field trips of the school year, the lower grades pumpkin patch trip, happens tomorrow – Wednesday, October 26th. 

If your child uses a booster seat, please send it to school with them on the 26th. Don’t forget to pack a hearty lunch, water bottle, and comfortable walking shoes.

Next Week’s News

Halloween

Halloween is next week already! Can you believe it?! 

Students (and teachers) are encouraged to wear costumes all day, and participate in the Halloween spirit. Costumes may not contain any toy weapons, and anything that might interfere with learning (masks, wings, and other distracting accessories) should be kept in students’ backpacks during class time.  As a reminder, Kittredge is a candy-free school. 

Our annual costume parade will be on Monday, October 31 at 2:30pm. Parents are encouraged to meet students outside of Kittredge and parade to Rochambeau Park, where our music teacher Gianfranco will lead the students in a Halloween song. Afterwards, students, parents, goblins, and ghouls may stay to mingle and celebrate the holiday. Parents must notify their child’s teacher before leaving the playground with their child.

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!

Academy of Sciences

Kittredge’s annual school-wide trip to the Academy of Sciences is next Tuesday, November 1. If you plan on driving and have yet to submit a driver information form, please do so as soon as possible. Forms should be submitted to jamieavery@kittredge.org. 

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 26th – K-4 Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Saturday, October 29 – KPA Fall Social/Raffle

Monday, October 31 – Halloween Parade

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

Friday, November 4 – 6th Grade Mission Field Trip

Tuesday, November 15 – Sibling Applications Due

Community Announcements

Halloween Weekend Haunted House (outside)

Come check out The Walking Dead Experience built by George Bessolo ands his family for Halloween.  The theme is The Walking Dead TV show, so expect lots of zombies and other scares.  Most of the props are homemade and you might recognize some of the actors!  Everyone is welcome, but it might be too scary for the youngest trick-or-treaters.

50 San Rafael Way (near Sloat/19th Ave)

Saturday: 6-8pm

Sunday: closed

Halloween: 6-8:30pm

Questions? Ask George or email Kathleen byrnekathleen@yahoo.com

KPA – !! Last Call for Fall !!

Fall Raffle Tickets

Our KPA Fall Raffle closes this Wednesday, 10/26, after drop off! As of today, we have over 50% of families participating! Let’s get to 100%! Thank you to all who have already participated!

Fill out this Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk67neVL-nRWnssjMvCrMbLOSeJViBf1lGk5iu70PeOduS4g/viewform

Payment options:

To enter the drawing, you can send Mindee a PayPal payment or drop a check (payable to “KPA”) off with Jamie.

Fall/Winter Count-Me-In Host

Do you have an idea for an event you’d like to offer to other Kittredge kids, parents or families? A fun activity or event that can help build community and raise a little $ for the school? 

Our current call is for Fall & Winter events, to be held between Nov and the beginning of March! Spring count-me-ins will be gathered separately in the new year. Deadline for Fall/Winter sign-up is this Thursday, 10/27

CLICK HERE to sign-up to Host a Fall/Winter Count-Me-In:

https://kittredge.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2a70b7f33141450041b32d5ba&id=9152b38678&e=caaa20160e

Questions? Please contact Leyla Cebeci cebecigirls@gmail.com

 Or Laura Julian (4th grade parent) at laurajjulian@gmail.com

Fall Parent/Teacher Social and Raffle

When: Saturday, October 29th 

Time: 7-10pm

Location:

Michelle and Trae Stephen’s Home

2980 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

Hope to see you this Saturday! Enjoy drinks and bites while chatting with Kittredge Parents and Teachers. Raffle drawing and an opportunity to sign-up for the Fall/Winter Hosted Count-Me-Ins.

Did you miss the RSVP deadline? No worries, please still come and join-in on the fun!