Kittredge Konnection – October 2, 2018

THIS WEEK’S NEWS

New Month, New Hot Lunch Form

Please make sure you turn in the October lunch orders on 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 OCTOBER HOT LUNCH and there are more in the office.            

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Running Meet Today

The Running Gags, our cross-country team, has its third race this afternoon at 4:30. Today’s 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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Volleyball Game Tomorrow

Our varsity co-ed volleyball team will play its second game of the season on Wednesday at UCSF Mission Bay. They have started the season strong, winning last week’s game. Way to go, Kittredge!

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NatureBridge Meeting for 7th and 8th Grade Parents and Students

This Thursday, October 4th from 6:30 to 8

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. You will also get a look at the new NatureBridge facilities in Wawona.

This is a very important meeting for 7th graders and their families and a good refresher for our 8th grade families.

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There’s Still Time to Complete the Parent Survey

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Parent Survey we sent out last week. Your feedback is being collected as part of our NIPSA (National Independent Private School Association) accreditation report and we appreciate that so many of you were willing to share your thoughts.

We will close the survey Thursday so if you haven’t yet responded there is still time. Here’s the link if you need it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NIPSAparentsurvey Thanks again!

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NEXT WEEK’S NEWS

No School Next Monday, October 8

As written in our school calendar, Kittredge will be closed on Monday, October 8 in celebration of the Fall Holiday. There will be no classes or Extended Day.

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October High School Visit Days for 8th Graders

October 11 and 17 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

October Habit of Mind: Striving for Accuracy

Successful people who strive for accuracy take time to check their product. They desire and value craftsmanship! They take pride in their work.

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” ~Confucius

It is important to keep trying and checkingtrying and checkingtrying and checking…until you make it the best you can.

“My motto was to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging.” ~Hank Aaron

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NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLASS AVAILABLE

Private Violin Lessons are now available after School on Mondays

Crystal Chiu-Von Pischke

Do you have a child who loves music, but hasn’t picked up an instrument before? Or maybe you have a child who already plays in orchestra, and could benefit from private instruction. I can help! I have been teaching kids for almost 10 years. I have extensive experience in solo violin repertoire, orchestral repertoire, chamber music, and fiddle music. I incorporate some singing, dancing, music theory, and ear training into my lessons. I believe in making learning fun, and my reward comes from seeing your child grow and progress. Please email me if interested! Crystal Chiu-Von Pischke, truthordare831@gmail.com

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KPA NEWS

Next KPA Meeting is Tuesday, October 9 – Meet the New Officers

All parents are invited to join us on October 9 for the next meeting. Childcare and a pizza snack will be provided for Kittredge students.

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Join the KPA for Tapas and Drinks at RM 212 – October 12 @ 6:00

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

An evite from the Kittredge Parent’s Association was sent out today. Please RSVP so Jennifer can get a headcount. We hope to see lots of parents next Friday! Questions? jbuzick@gmail.com

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October Calendar

A lot is going on in the next 2 weeks…

Tuesday, October 2: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 2: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 2: Running Meet

Wednesday, October 3: St. Ignatius High School admissions rep meets 7th and 8th graders

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

Wednesday, October 3: Volleyball game

Wednesday, October 3: SSAT English Prep Class

Thursday, October 4: Bay High School admissions rep meets 8th graders

Thursday, October 4: NatureBridge Meeting for 7th and 8th parents and students

Friday, October 5: Bagel Lunch (October order form is attached and must be turned in by Thursday)

Friday, October 5: Chess Club

Monday, October 8: No School – Fall Holiday

Tuesday, October 9: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 9: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 9: Running Gags Practice

Tuesday, October 9: KPA Meeting

Wednesday, October 10: Lick Wilmerding admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Wednesday, October 10: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 10: Volleyball practice at Rochambeau

Thursday, October 11: No 8th graders; no SSAT Prep Class English

Thursday, October 11: Volleyball game @ CAIS vs. CAIS @ 4pm

Friday, October 12: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

Friday, October 12: Chess Club

Friday, October 12: KPA Social