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Kittredge Konnection - August 29, 2023

Today’s News

Stay Konnected

Welcome to the Kittredge Konnection, a weekly newsletter put together by the school staff to keep the Kittredge community informed and connected. The Konnection arrives to your inbox each Tuesday, and it will also be posted on our website. Don’t miss out! Read the Konnection every Tuesday.

Thank You KPA!

The Kittredge Parents Association hosted a wonderful first day of school coffee yesterday. Thank you KPA for this fun event. It was fun to see old faces and meet new ones. Our community is truly what makes Kittredge so special.

Help Kittredge Be A Good Neighbor - Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Over the years, Kittredge School’s neighbors have been wonderfully supportive about having us in their midst. Every year we ask for your help to keep it this way. When you drop off and pick up your child, please do not double-park, leave your car unattended, block our neighbors’ driveways or the intersection of 25th and Lake.

As any of our students will tell you, Kittredge is a safe place. Our greatest concern is for the safety of our students and our community. With this in mind, it is always preferable that parents find a legal parking spot to drop off or pick up their children. We also know it is not always possible for parents to park and meet, so to this end, we have pick up and drop off policies for our loading zone. Please read them and follow them entirely.

  1. The first rule is for all parents to drive safely. It is important that all observe all traffic laws (do not speed, make illegal U-turns, double park or park on any corner) and always be on the look-out for children.

  2. It is important that cars do not stay in our loading zone for any time more than is necessary. Students must get in and out of cars quickly and safely and exit directly to the sidewalk when dropped off and enter from the sidewalk when picked up. Backpacks, jackets and lunches should be ready and close by so that students can enter/exit quickly (not in the trunk) and organization of materials should be taken care of before pulling in. Car and booster seats must be properly installed before entering the loading zone. If a parent needs to leave the driver seat for any reason, the loading zone should not be used and the parent should find and use a legal parking spot.

  3. At pickup, if the child is not at the loading zone, the parent must carefully drive around the block until their child arrives or, even better, find a legal parking spot to come meet their child on foot. Parents should not park and wait for the arrival of their child, for this will block the pick up area for others and create a possible hazard.

  4. Please follow these rules and remember to be patient and careful. We are all counting on everybody working together for the safety of our children and the good of the neighborhood.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please feel free to call the school or catch Ms. Pon-Barry on the corner during drop off. (But remember to park legally before you do!)

This Week’s News

Minimum Day Dismissal - Friday, September 1

Please note that Friday is a minimum day as we ease out of our first week of school and into Labor Day Weekend. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Extended Day will be available for drop-in registration if needed.

Please use this Google form by tomorrow, August 30, to confirm whether your child will be dismissed to Extended Day or will be dismissed to go home at noon.

Permission for Dismissal

We ask that parents whose children have permission to leave by themselves at the end of the school day please sign and return a permission slip for the school year. You should have received this permission slip in the body of the email with the link to this Konnection.

Next Week’s News

No Classes Next Monday - Labor Day Holiday

There will be no classes on Monday, September 4. We wish everyone a happy and healthy long weekend, and look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, September 5.

Study Hall Begins

Study Hall will begin on Tuesday, September 5. If you have yet to sign your child up for Study Hall, please complete an After School form and return it to Study Hall runs from 3-4:30. If there is a day when your child is departing from study hall early, please call the school or stop in the office to let us know. We appreciate your help!

Hot Lunch is Back!

Kittredge will be offering hot lunch to students every Friday for the remainder of the year to raise funds for the annual 7th and 8th grade trip to Yosemite National Park. We offer pizza, bagels, chicken strips, and more - it varies by the month!

We take orders for an entire month in advance. Below is a list of the Fridays in September on which we will have lunch available. Please order for any or all of the days that interest you.

Lunches this month will include:

  • Sept. 8 - Cheese Quesedilla, Juice Box, Fruit, Side Item

  • Sept. 15 - Pork Bun or Pineapple Bun, Juice Box, Fruit, Side Item

  • Sept. 22 - Chicken Tenders, Juice Box, Fruit, Side Item

  • Sept. 29 - Cheese Pizza, Juice Box, Fruit, Side Item

The cost of each lunch will be $9.00. Side items include carrots, string cheese, yogurt, etc. A second (or even a third) slice, bagel, etc. may be ordered for an additional $2.00 each.

Place your orders using this Google form:

Parents of multiple Kittredge students, please submit a separate form for each child.

Orders are placed on Thursday morning. All orders must be submitted by end of day on Wednesday.

Fall Picnic - Saturday, September 9 - Mountain Lake Park

Join us on Saturday, September 9, from 10am until 1pm for our annual fall picnic. You can enter the park on 9th and Lake, and find us at the shelter between 8th and 10th.

Masks will be optional.

Each family should bring their own picnic lunch, and a blanket and/or chairs for their group. Kittredge will provide juice boxes, chip bags and desserts.

Frisbees and soccer balls are fun for the lawn area of the park. Parking can be difficult. Please allow time for parking, ride a bike or walk to Mountain Lake Park.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Looking Ahead

Back to School Night

This year Back to School Night is back in person! We look forward to seeing you at Kittredge School on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm.

Back to School Night information will focus on curriculum and expectations, and is not for individual conferencing. It will be a chance to hear your child’s teacher’s goals and plans for the year.

If you are unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher to obtain any handout’s or necessary information.

Planning A Trip?

If you are looking ahead at the Kittredge calendar and planning a trip for the holidays or a long weekend, please reference our website or subscribe to our google calendar.

Want to see more?

Follow Kittredge on Instagram

Want to sneak a peek into your child’s school day? Follow us on Instagram to see all the highlights and shenanigans. @Kittredgeschool

Let’s Konnect

If you know of someone who wants to receive the Kittredge Konnection please have them email and we will update our list. Thank you.

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