Kittredge Konnection – February 12, 2019

One Hundred Day Edition

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Happy Hundredth Day of School!

Today is a holiday of sorts… one hundred days of school has been completed and is being celebrated. If your child is in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, I’m sure you know this, but other families might have missed this milestone. Happy one hundred to all!

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Thank you Laura Julian

Thank you to Laura, Summer’s mom, for volunteering time on Saturday to represent Kittredge to prospective kindergarten families. We had a very successful play date thanks to you.

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Valentines Day – This Thursday, February 14

Please remember that if your child is distributing Valentines’ cards in school, he or she should have one for every member of the class. Candy treats will not be allowed to be eaten in classes and should be used minimally, if at all.

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Noon Dismissal This Friday, February 15 – Happy Presidents’ Week!

Kittredge will be closed next Monday to Friday

We have received dismissal information for Presidents’ Week via Survey Monkey.  Extended Day will be open on Friday, but there will be no Extendo next week.  Thank you all so much!

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Talent Show Audition Form Deadline is Friday

All Audition Forms need to be given to David before Presidents’ Week Break

All students who want to audition for a solo or small group performance at our talent show need to know their act and be ready to perform it in class. Please help your child prepare and please remember that acts can be no longer than 3 minutes. Audition slips must be completed and returned by Friday before your child can audition.

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Visitors are in the School

Applicants for next year in grades 1 through 8 are coming in to spend a day in a classroom. Kittredge is designed to have openings for new transfer students in 6th grade and other grades if space is available. Word of mouth has always been our best advertising, so if you know of any families looking for a strong academic yet nurturing environment, please have them call us.

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MARCH NEWS

Project Cicero – March 4 to 7

This is the perfect way to donate any of your child’s outgrown books

We are pleased to tell you that Kittredge will again be partnering with Project Cicero Bay Area, the children’s book drive that brings much needed books to the classrooms and libraries of under-resourced public schools in the Bay Area. These past two years, families from our school, together with those from other participating San Francisco schools, donated nearly 50,000 books. The book drive distributed these books to nearly 400 teachers, reaching over 15,000 students in need.

The book drive is scheduled to run from Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 7. We ask families to drop off their child(ren)’s outgrown, gently-used pleasure reading books in the designated boxes during these four days. Members of the book drive’s organizing committee will pick up the books on Friday, March 8, and bring them to a distribution site. Invited public school teachers from these under-resourced schools (Title 1 Funded) will come to a book fair on Saturday, March 9 and select books for their classrooms. The entire book drive will be done within one week.

Books in need are: Beginning Readers, Picture Books, Board Books, Early and Middle Grade Chapter Books, Young Adult Fiction, Graphic Novels, Classic Literature, Geography/History, Multicultural Literature, Biographies, Poetry, Plays/Drama, Up-to-date Reference.

Please no Adult Books or textbooks.

For more information please go to the book drive’s website, www.projectcicerobayarea.org.

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The Kittredge School Talent Show is Scheduled for March 28 at 6:30

**Extended Day will close at 5:00**

Please mark your calendars now to make sure you and your child can attend this entertaining evening of talent. Classes are working on their group performances with David. Each child’s role in the class production is important so please let us know if your child will not be attending the talent show.

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KPA NEWS

Count-Me-In Ideas for the Auction

A note from Homa Hanjani, Count-Me-In Coordinator

Dear Wonderful Kittredge Community,

A team is working hard to make this year’s Dinner & Auction a fun and successful event… and we need your help with Count-Me-Ins!

Count-Me-Ins are fun and inclusive experiences that Kittredge families and faculty can sign up for during the silent auction. 

They are very easy to create. By filling out the attached form, you are designing a Count-Me-In event to host. When we receive it, we will make it available for families to sign up. Click here for ideas and information!

In past years, great items have included the following, just to name a few:

  • Donut Hike
  • Night of Persian Delights – Drinks, appetizer, dinner, and dessert!
  • Pajama Jammy with Ms. Pon Barry
  • Art Party with Katie B

Thank you for helping us make the auction a great success. 

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Say You’ll Be Wine!

A Public Service Announcement from Jennifer Buzick, Social Chair

The KPA is still accepting wine donations to auction at the Spring Dinner on March 16. Bottles can be dropped off in the office and Trudy promises to get them to the KPA.

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February Dates to Remember

Today

  • 100th day of school
  • KPA meeting
  • Science Club w/Ms. Rose

Wednesday, February 13

  • 2nd/3rd grades to the DeYoung
  • Science Club w/Ms. Rose

Thursday, February 14

  • Valentines Day!

Friday, February 15

  • Minimum Day; Noon Dismissal; No hot lunch; No Chess; Extendo open until 6

Monday, February 18 to Friday February 22

  • Presidents’ Week; School Closed; No Extendo

Monday, February 25

  • Welcome back!

Tuesday, February 26

  • Science Club w/Ms. Rose

Wednesday, February 27

  • Science Club w/Ms. Rose