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Kittredge Konnection – May 8, 2018

This Week’s Highlights

Final KPA Meeting – Tonight!

It’s been a great year and this will be the final wrap up before summer. The success of the Spring Dinner will be celebrated and everyone is invited to attend. Ideas for using KPA funds for the final month and for next year will be welcome.


Kittredge Gear Sports Shop Opens Tomorrow

Ms. Gules worked with BSN Sports again to open one last Kittredge Gear Store. It will be open from May 9thto May 17th.

Beginning tomorrow you can order online at; Access code: KSP18. Or you can download a flyer here. Kittredge SPRING Team Shop_KITTREDGE SCHOOL_BSN Sports


7thGrade Parents High School Information Night – This Thursday, May 10 @ 6pm

All 7thgrade parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this informational meeting about the high school application process. Now is a great time to begin talking as a family about goals and plans for high school. Don’t let the admissions process become overwhelming. Come and get some basic information to help you start planning for this next step in your child’s education.

This meeting is for parents only; students will get a lot of support for this process in class.


Culture Day is Thursday, May 10

While each class is celebrating this day differently, the whole school is united in celebrating and sharing the foods of various cultures on Thursday. We all agree that the foods of a culture help define and unite its people.

Each class is creating a potluck lunch to share among themselves and others. Please help us celebrate the diversity of cultures that create our world, our nation, and our school by bringing food of your family’s culture or one that you admire.


On Friday, Please Welcome Principal for the Day… Mr. P.

This Friday, Maximilian Piech (Mr. P.) will be greeting you at morning drop off as well as afternoon pick up. He will be having lunch with Mr. L. in his office and he will become the new voice of our phone message.

Please make sure you say hi when you see him!


Next Week’s Highlights

Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wednesday, May 16

Next Wednesday our 7thand 8thgraders will head over to AT&T Park to eat, and oh yeah, cheer on the Giants! They will leave the Park when the game ends or at 3:45 and will return to Kittredge by 5pm.


Kindergarten Family Welcome – Wednesday, May 16

Newly accepted Kindergarteners and their families have been invited to meet their Kittredge classmates and teachers next Wednesday, May 16. We look forward to meeting our newest families and sharing some time together.


No School next Friday, May 18th; Teacher Development Day

Next Friday is a scheduled workday for teachers so there will be no classes in session. Extended Day will be open during the hours of 8:00am to 6:00pm and available for per diem drop in students ($50/day). There will be no charge for those with an Extended Day contract.

Please complete our on-line form so we know who to expect. The link is:


More May Highlights

Pajama Day – May 24

Our final Spirit Day of the year will also be the coziest! Your children and their teachers get to wear their PJs to school. What a wonderful way to spend the day!


Study Hall Ends Thursday, May 24!

Thursday, May 24thwill be the end of study hall and therefore the end of most daily homework assignments. There may, however, still be some work that students will be asked to complete at home. Extended Day drop in is available for any student who needs after school care.


End of Year Picnic and Beach Clean Up – Friday, May 25

The annual Kittredge end of the year picnic will be on Friday, May 25 at Baker Beach. Parents and families are invited to join us, so mark your calendars. The school will furnish paper products, condiments, ice and charcoal. Each class member will be asked to bring something from the following:

K/1: chips – 2 bags each

2/3: drinks – three 2-liter bottles each (no caffeine; water is recommended)

4/5: hot dogs & buns – 1 or 2 packs each

6: cookies – 1 or 2 bags each

7 & 8: salads or side dish – enough for 10

At 10:30 (while the picnic is being set up) the school will be leading an organized clean up of the beach area. The picnic will begin when the clean up is finished. Parents are welcome to come, help and eat.


Memorial Day Holiday – May 28

There will be no classes or Extended Day on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.


8thGrade Paddle Boarding – May 29

Our 8thgraders, and their teacher (and a driver or two), will spend a beautiful day in Marin County starting at 101 Water Sports. Thank you to the Wells family for helping this to happen.


Sports Banquet – May 30

Student athletes and their families, please save this date to attend a pizza party/banquet. We’re looking forward to a lovely time.


Yearbook Signing – May 31

The whole school joins the fun of signing each other’s yearbooks. Classroom doors open at 2pm so that students in every class can walk through the school and find each other.

Yearbooks will be available to purchase soon.


May and June Calendar

May 7 – 10: ERBs for 3rd to 8thgraders

May 8 (today):Last KPA Meeting

May 10:Culture Day; High School Info Night for 7thgrade parents

May 11: Pizza Lunch if ordered; Principal for a day, Maximilian; last Chess Club

May 16:7thand 8thgraders to AT&T Park to cheer on the Giants

May 17: No Study Hall

May 18: No Classes; Staff Development/Work Day

May 24:Pajama Day; Last day of Study Hall

May 25: Whole School Picnic and Beach Clean Up

May 28: No School – Memorial Day

May 29: 8thGrade Paddle Board

May 30:Sports Banquet

May 31: Yearbook Signing

June 1: Field Day

June 4: K/1 graduation and 2/3 graduation

June 5: 8thgrade graduation

June 6 and 7: Minimum Days; End of the Year

August 29:First Day for the 2018-2019 School Year!


Last But Definitely Not Least…

After School Entrepreneurship Club Final Projects

Many 4thand 5thgraders have been part of an after school entrepreneur club led by Anatoly Bushler (Jacob and Ari’s dad). They spent weeks learning about setting up a successful business and brainstorming ideas to create a Business for a Day.

Last weekend they set up their businesses and worked selling their products. Two teams earned more that $100 and two teams earned more than $200.

Their earnings of almost $700 have been donated to the KPA!!

Congratulations to all for becoming successful business people and wonderful school citizens.


One More Time… Let’s Go Warriors!


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