Kittredge Konnection – October 16, 2018

THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Tomorrow is 8th Grade High School Day

Please remember there will be no Kittredge classes for 8th graders tomorrow. These High School Days are scheduled to help and support our 8th graders and their families while they are visiting high schools and working on their applications.

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip is Tomorrow

Our kindergarteners to 3rd graders will have their annual pumpkin patch trek. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to drive and chaperone this special trip. We couldn’t enjoy the day without you. Please make sure that your drivers information has been updated in the office and don’t forget to bring a booster or car seat for your child if it is needed for the ride.

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Lifetouch Photographers return on Thursday for Re-Takes and Class Pictures

Lifetouch will be back on Thursday to take whole class pictures as well as individual re-takes. Please make sure to return your proofs if you would like your child to have a re-take.

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KPA Fall Raffle is Underway – It’s Online (again) This Year!

Everyone should have received an email from the KPA with Fall Raffle information. The talented Inna Roitman has put the whole process online again for our convenience. It’s a simple click of a couple buttons… no more filling out the tops of individual tickets!

Here are the steps:

  1. Fill out the Google form (open by clicking this link). Please remember to click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form.
  2. You will receive an e-mail notification with your ticket numbers within 24 hrs after submitting your form. Numbers are assigned sequentially based on the time of entry, which is auto-stamped.
  3. Submit cash or check payable to KPA in an envelope with the student’s name to Trudy by October 31st or PayPal paypal.me/iroit, please remember to include your child’s name.
  4. Share the link with your family and friends who would like to support Kittredge.

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MORE OCTOBER NEWS

Lemonade Fundraiser for Hurricane Maria – Next Wednesday, October 24

The Student Council voted to sponsor a lemonade stand at lunch recess to collect donations for survivors of Hurricane Maria. Lemonade will be available for anyone and donations will be accepted at that time.

Please send your child with something to help if you would like.

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NatureBridge Forms are due next Friday, October 26

All students in 7th and 8th grades need to have their outdoor education forms completed and returned by October 26th. This week experience at Yosemite is a highlight of the year and a wonderful time for bonding and teambuilding. Having all the forms completed will help assure a successful week.

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Halloween at Kittredge – No Study Hall

All students should come to school in costume on Wednesday, October 31. Costumes cannot include weapons or toy weapons of any kind. Masks and other accessories should be kept in a bag until the parade (weather permitting) at 2:00. Parents are encouraged to attend.

School will be dismissed at 3pm. Extended Day is available but there will be no study hall.

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Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Student council is once again sponsoring this successful program. UNICEF boxes have been distributed to all students who want to participate. The campaign will end on November 7 and the boxes must be in by that morning to count toward your class total.

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NOVEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER

Middle School Dance at Synergy – November 2

All middle school students are invited to attend a dance at Synergy School. The permission slip can be printed here:  Synergy dance

When: Friday, November 2

Time: 7pm until 9:45pm

Location: 1387 Valencia Street

Cost: $10 (please return the dance form and payment to Kittredge by November 1)

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Sandcastle Event on November 3… Save the Date

Mark Pinski, Student Council President

One of the things I promised to do as school president was a school wide sandcastle event and there is a great event happening on November 3 on Ocean Beach. The Leap Sandcastle Classic, a day when different schools compete to build the best sandcastle, and people in the community can come in for free to see the building, hang out on the beach, maybe building their own sandcastle or help with the community sandcastles building (drop-in sand sculpture building areas open and free to every one).

If Kittredge families are interested, we can meet at noon by the Cliff House and all walk down together to the event. Here is a link to read more about it: http://leapsandcastleclassic.org/event_info/faq/

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Applications are Available online – Sibling Apps are due November 19

If you would like to have a sibling be considered for our 2019 early decision, please complete our TADS on-line application and return the parent and teacher forms by November 19th. Early decisions will be sent December 17.

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GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS

The Parent Survey is Closed… Thank You for Your Feedback

We were happy to see that most parents went online and completed the NIPSA accreditation Parent Survey. Thank you all for your support and your suggestions. We really appreciate it and know that it will help Kittredge to be the best that it can be.

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Thank You Haile, Aria, and Nathaniel!

A huge thanks to 8th graders Nate, Haile, and Aria for making us look good by volunteering at our Open House last week. Our prospective families appreciated the insights and experiences you shared.

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Congratulations to the Volleyball Team (and Coaches)

The Kittredge Volleyball team has won the first four games of their season so far. They have two games left and they are a lot of fun to watch. One game is on Friday and another one is next Thursday. Everyone is invited to come and cheer them on… details are on the calendar below. Go Kittredge!

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KPA NEWS

Kittredge Raffle: Two Weeks to Play!

Inna Roitman – Raffle Chair

We are excited to kick off our first fundraiser of the year – the fall raffle. 

The fall raffle is an important way for the KPA to continue funding fantastic events like the Holiday Happening and Field Day, as well as keep field trips free, rent the JCC auditorium for the talent show and graduation, purchase computers and iPads, and so much more!  

We need your help and truly appreciate everyone’s participation on any scale. 

The raffle prizes are:

  • 1st Prize:  2 Tickets to Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks on December 22, 2018
  • 2nd Prize:  iPad
  • 3rd Prize:  $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • 4th and 5th Prizes:  $50 Amazon Gift Certificates

This year again, to support Kittredge’s way to think and live green, the raffle will be conducted electronically.

Here are the steps:

  1. Fill out the Google form (open by clicking this link). Please remember to click the SUBMIT button.
  2. You will receive an e-mail notification with your ticket numbers within 48 hrs after submitting your form. Numbers are assigned sequentially based on the time of entry, which is auto-stamped.
  3. Submit cash or check payable to KPA in an envelope with the student’s name to Trudy by October 31st or PayPal paypal.me/iroit, please remember to include your child’s name.
  4. Share the link with your family and friends who would like to support Kittredge.

On Monday, November 5th, Trudy or Mr. L will generate five random numbers (on their computer or phones) to select five winners. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

The class that sells the most tickets will win a delicious ice cream party! All classes will receive treats for participating. Thank you for your continuous support.

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October Calendar

A lot is going on in the next 2 weeks…

Tuesday, October 16: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 16: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 17: K to 3rd graders to Pumpkin Patch field trip

Wednesday, October 17: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 17: No 8th graders; No SSAT prep class

Wednesday, October 17: Volleyball practice

Thursday, October 18: Lifetouch Photo Retakes and Class Pictures

Friday, October 19: Hot dog lunch (if ordered)

Friday, October 19: Volleyball game vs. CAIS @ St. Agnes @ 4pm

Monday, October 22: Cross Country Race @ Lindley Meadow @ 4:30

Monday, October 22: JCHS admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Monday, October 22: Volleyball practice

Tuesday, October 23: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 23: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 24: SHCP admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Wednesday, October 24: SSAT English prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Wednesday, October 24: Volleyball practice

Wednesday, October 24: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 24: Lemonade Fundraiser

Thursday, October 25: Drew HS admissions visits 8th graders

Thursday, October 25: Volleyball game vs. CDS @ 4pm @ Columbia