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Kittredge Konnection – May 9, 2017

Thank You KPA!

The faculty and staff want to take this opportunity to thank the Kittredge Parents’ Association for their positive spirit and tremendous backing throughout the year. The good vibes and fun time at the Dinner and Auction last Saturday night showed just how much support we receive from the entire school community.

The KPA supports many of our special events (first day coffee, Holiday Happening, Talent Show, and graduation). They also purchase much of our technology and sports equipment, as well as fund classroom field trips. All of this makes Kittredge School a better place for teachers to teach and students to learn.

We want to thank each and every parent, friend and relative for attending and making the party so much fun. The KPA leadership and the Auction/Dinner volunteers outdid themselves this year. Please give them all a hand!

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.

7th Grade Parents High School Information Night – Thursday, May 11 @ 6pm

All 7th grade 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.

E.R.B. Testing Is This Week for 3rd to 8th Graders

Please make sure your child is well rested, has a healthy breakfast and is at school on time for these standardized tests.

Next Week’s Highlights

2nd and 3rd Grade Aquarium Field Trip – Monday, May 15

Ms. Baker’s class is heading to the waterfront to spend some time at the Aquarium. They will spend the afternoon learning about preserving our natural resources. Please remember to leave a booster seat if your child needs one.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wednesday, May 17

Next Wednesday our 7th and 8th graders 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.

Sixth Grade Sleepover – May 17!

One of the highlights for our 6th graders is the night that Kevin and Ms. Gules are silly enough to sleep at the school with them. Next Wednesday is that night. Here’s to another adventure at Kittredge!

Screen Free Week Ice Cream Celebration Thursday, May 18

We hope to celebrate next Thursday with lots of students and lots of ice cream. A parent confirmation of your child’s completion of 7 screen free days will be sent home on Friday.

Crazy Hair Day – May 18

Next Thursday we will celebrate another Kittredge School Spirit Day! Please help your children join in the fun and wear their hair as crazy as they want.

No School next Friday, May 19th; 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 ($40/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

Kindergarten Family Welcome – Tuesday, May 23!

Newly accepted Kindergarteners and their families have been invited to meet their Kittredge classmates and teachers on Tuesday, May 23. We look forward to meeting our newest families and sharing some time together.

8th Grade Camping Trip is May 22 to 24

In two weeks our eighth graders will celebrate and bond with a camping trip in the beautiful redwoods. They will spend two nights at Samuel Taylor Park in Marin County. Let’s hope this wonderful weather continues!

Study Hall Ends Thursday, May 25!

Thursday, May 25th will 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 26

The annual Kittredge end of the year picnic will be on Friday, May 26 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 29

There will be no classes or Extended Day on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Sports Banquet – May 31

Student athletes and their families have been invited to attend a pizza party/banquet to celebrate their success. We’re looking forward to a lovely time.

Our Final Habit for this Year is: Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

“The more I see the less I know.” ~ Michael Franti

Michael Franti explains that this line in his song is about his experiences traveling around the world. It is a reference to how just when you think you understand something, it opens doorways of curiosity that make you realize there’s something new hiding around the corner… that we are continuously learning.

May and June Calendar

May 8 – 11: ERBs for 3rd to 8th graders

May 9 (today): Last KPA Meeting

May 9 & 10: Science Club #4

May 11: High School Info Night for 7th grade parents

May 12: Pizza Lunch if ordered

May 15: 2nd and 3rd to Aquarium

May 17: 7th and 8th graders to AT&T Park to cheer on the Giants; 6th grade sleepover

May 16 & 17: Science Club #5

May 18: No Study Hall; Crazy Hair Day; Screen Free Ice Cream Party

May 19: No Classes; Staff Development/Work Day

May 22 to 24: 8th grade goes camping

May 23: New Kindergarten Family Welcome

May 25: Last day of Study Hall

May 26: Whole School Picnic and Beach Clean Up

May 29: No School – Memorial Day

May 31: Sports Banquet; Hero Day (Spirit Day)

June 1: Yearbook Signing

June 2: Field Day

June 5: K/1 graduation and 2/3 graduation

June 6: 8th grade graduation

June 7 and 8: Minimum Days; End of the Year

August 30: First Day for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Last But Definitely Not Least…

$50 Discount for Kittredge Students at Chris Babcock’s Summer Art Camp

Chris Babcock’s art studio is in the neighborhood on California Street and offers a variety different art classes for children and adults. All Kittredge families are welcome to take advantage of her discount offer by going online and registering.

Here is the link to her summer art camp registration: http://www.chrisbabcockart.com/summer-camps/summer-art-camp

The discount code is: artcampsf

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