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Kittredge Konnection – January 21


Thank you, Wendell Nelson!

Our 7th and 8th grade math students are fortunate to have the extra help of Wendell Nelson. Wendell, a former professor (and grandfather to Shane and Zach) has graciously agreed to be an additional set of eyes and ears to answer questions and explain the thinking process to students working in Mr. Young’s math groups each morning. Thank you from all of us!


Construction Work on Lake Street

We arrived today to No Parking signs on both sides of Lake Street. We don’t know yet what they will be doing to the street, but there will be no parking from January 23 to January 30.

Please keep this in mind when you drop off and pick up your child.


KPA Wine Social – This Friday, January 24

Please join in the fun… we will enjoy some food, drinks and each other’s company at the home of Tanya and Mike Piech (Maximilian’s parents). All Kittredge parents are encouraged to come and donate a bottle of wine for the Spring Auction.

All the details are in an evite. We hope to see you there.


Academic Chess Begins Again

After a winter break, Chessmaster Jesse will return this Friday for the next session of Academic Chess. You can register online at: Registration forms can be downloaded here and are also in the office if you want one.



2020-2021 Registration Will be Available Next Week

Registration and reenrollment will be open to current families beginning next week. As written on our calendar, this process needs to be completed by February 8 if you would like us to hold a classroom space for your child(ren) for next year. Thanks for your help with this process; we are looking forward to working with your family again.



Presidents’ Week Break is February 17 to 21

As written on our calendar, Kittredge will be closed on Monday, February 17th for Presidents’ Day. Extended Day will be available from Tuesday to Friday if we have 5 or more enrolled.

A Survey Monkey registration form will be emailed home in two weeks. Please let us know if your child will use our Extended Day Program during Presidents’ Week so we can plan properly. Thanks for your help with this.


Summer School 2020 is being Scheduled

We believe that summer is a great opportunity to engage children in activities that enrich their academic foundation and keep them involved and interested in learning. Therefore, we will offer one five-week academic session this summer. The dates are June 22 to July 24.

Brochures and registration will be available late in February. We hope you will be able to use this program, as it is a worthwhile experience for any child. Also, we appreciate you letting your friends know of this program since it is open to students in any school.



March 26 is our Annual Talent Show

Please mark your calendars now to make sure you can attend this entertaining evening of talent. Once again we have reserved the theater at the JCC on California Street. The show begins at 6:30pm. At 5:30 there will be light snacks in the atrium. The doors will open at 6:10 and Extended Day will close at 5:00.

Classrooms are all working with Karen on their group production. Individual students can audition during class time next month.



Wine Social – This Friday, January 24

This Friday is the KPA wine-raiser… an event to donate wines for our auction while eating and drinking with Kittredge parents… what could be better? An evite was sent and we hope to see lots of parents there. Thank you to Tanya and Mike Piech for hosting.


Screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

Kittredge parents are exclusively invited to a screening and discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope at Kittredge in the K/1 room on Thursday, January 30th from 6:30p-8p. This documentary explores the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and lifelong health. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP here:

This event is for adults only and is sponsored by Michelle Stephens (Thad’s (K/1) mom) and her pediatric healthcare company, Oath Health. Small bites and drinks served!


Wine Wagon – February 3 to 7

For anyone who misses the wine social, there will again be a Wine Wagon outside Kittredge during the morning drop offs. Please look for Howard outside in his grape suit to donate your favorite wine.



A Note from Greg and Sam Shepherd

Sam and I are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of everyone at Kittredge. Thank you! With the thoughtful and gentle way that Sam’s mother’s passing was handled in the classroom, with your unconditional offers of help, with the caring and even witty cards that Sam’s classmates wrote to support him, and with your generous financial support, we feel grateful for and loved by our Kittredge family. We are blessed to be a part of this community.

Thank you for keeping us in your hearts and thoughts.


January Dates to Remember

A Lot is Going On in the Next Two Weeks…

Tuesday and Wednesday

  1. Science with Ms. Rose (if enrolled)

Wednesday, January 22

  1. Girls and Boys B-Ball practice at Rochambeau after school

Friday, January 24

  1. New Chess Session (if enrolled)

  2. Hot Dog Lunch (if ordered)

  3. Girls and Boys B-Ball games @ 3:15 and 4:15 @ St. Agnes

  4. KPA Wine Social

Monday, January 27

  1. Girls and Boys B-Ball practice at Rochambeau

Wednesday, January 29

  1. Girls B-Ball vs. SFFS @ 4:00 – SFFS

  2. Boys B-Ball vs. KIPP Bayview @ 4:00 – Shipwreck

Thursday, January 30

  1. 7th and 8th Grade All Day Hike

  2. 4th/5th grades to Legion of Honor

  3. Resilience Film Event 6:30 to 8:30

Friday, January 31

  1. Taco or Burrito Lunch (if ordered)

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