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Kittredge Konnection – March 14

KPA Meeting Tonight!

All parents are invited to the March KPA meeting at 6:00pm this evening. As always there will be childcare and a pizza snack available for Kittredge students.


BADA “Silent Week” Begins

This will be the last Konnection that we send out to our prospective families. The Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA) have all agreed that schools will not communicate with applicant families once decision letters have been mailed. Please know that applicant families are free to contact us with any questions and we are available and happy to answer them.


Project Cicero Bay Area is At Kittredge!

The book drive is in progress and boxes are filling. Thank you so much! We will continue the book drive through Thursday.

This is a great opportunity to clear out your bookshelves and pass on the books that your children have outgrown and no longer read. Project Cicero will distribute those books to under resourced schools.

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.


Tdap Vaccine For 7th Grade Entrance

The state of California requires a Tdap vaccine for all students to be able to enter 7th grade in September. All current 6th graders at Kittredge must turn in proof of this immunization by April 15th. If your child still needs the vaccine, please schedule it during Spring Break. If he or she already has it, please have your doctor send us the immunization record. Thank you.


Parent-Teacher Conferences Next Week!

Thank you to everyone for returning your conference forms. Confirmations of your time are being returned to your child to bring home today.

Please remember that school will be dismissed at noon and there will be no Study Hall on conference days. Extended Day will be open for those who have a signed contract or want per-diem coverage for their child. Another survey monkey form will be emailed for Extended Day sign ups.


Student Council Bake Sale Next Thursday

Our 7th grade class will host a Bake Sale. The funds raised will be donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Classes will each have a chance to grab a couple treats and make a donation next Thursday at snack/recess time.

If you would like to help, please send your child to school with a dollar or two or more next Thursday. There will be treats available for parents when they attend their conference.


The Kittredge School Talent Show is March 29 at 6:30

***Important: No Study Hall; Extendo will close at 5:00***

Please join us at Kanbar Hall in the JCCSF for a great time! The doors to Kanbar Hall will be open at 6:00, but no food or drink can be brought inside. Please make sure that you are there by 6:15 so you don’t miss a minute of this wonderful evening.

The atrium is reserved for us from 5:30 to 6:15 and there will be some coffee, light snacks and waters available at that time, thank you KPA!

By now, all parents should know what their child is being asked to wear for their class production. Please check with your child or with us if you need information.


Summer at Kittredge – June 20 to July 22

Summer is a great opportunity to engage children in activities that enrich their academic foundation and keep them involved and interested in learning.

Our 5-week summer program is open to students entering first through eighth grades. Mornings are designed to keep students active and their grade level skills strong. The afternoons offer a variety of free play and structured activities. If you are interested, please return an enrollment form to reserve a space for your child. Applications are available in the office or you can download one from our website.


Habit of Mind for March – Taking Responsible Risks

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

Responsible risk takers do not behave impulsively. Their risks are educated. They draw on past knowledge, are thoughtful about consequences and have a strong sense of what is appropriate. They also know that all risks are not worth taking.

For most of our students, performing on stage at our Talent Show later this month is a responsible risk. We are proud of each of them as they practice their parts and overcome any fears that would stop them from taking this risk. We know it will be worth it!

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” ~John F. Kennedy


KPA Korner

Special Speaker on Children and Media Use

Tuesday, April 4th, at 6 p.m.

The KPA has invited Mary G. Burke, MD, to speak and lead a discussion on media use and children. She is an expert in the neurological and behavioral effects of screen use by children and adolescents. Dr. Burke is associate clinical professor in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and coordinator, Pediatric Mental Health and the Environment, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of California, San Francisco.

Please join us to learn more. She will help us understand the benefits of screen-free week that Kittredge engages in each spring. Thank you to Anna Semina for suggesting the speaker and facilitating the event. More details will follow.


The Next Two Weeks…

Tuesday, March 14 (today) Happy Pi(e) Day!

  1. Science Club

  2. KPA Meeting

Wednesday, March 15

  1. Science Club

  2. Futsal practice @ Rochambeau

Thursday, March 16

  1. Futsal vs. KIPP @ 4:30 @ KIPP

Friday, March 17

  1. Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

Monday, March 13 to Thursday, March 16

  1. Project Cicero

Monday, March 20

  1. Futsal Practice at Hi-5

Tuesday, March 21

  1. Science Club

Wednesday, March 22

  1. Science Club

  2. Futsal Practice @ Rochambeau

Thursday, March 23

  1. Minimum Day Dismissal

  2. Parent Conferences

  3. Bake Sale!

Friday, March 24

  1. Minimum Day Dismissal

  2. Parent Conferences

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