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Kittredge Konnection – November 13, 2018



Give Yourselves a Hand… $431.70 was Raised for UNICEF

The UNICEF organization supports the health and well being of children throughout the world. We are very proud of the students at Kittredge for caring enough to help… please give yourselves a hand!


Habit of Mind – Responding with Wonderment and Awe

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~Albert Einstein

Wonderment and Awe are the feelings you have when you recognize that something is amazing. Wanting to experience these feelings is what makes you strive to achieve great things, to set and work towards big goals. When the world around us sparks our interest and ignites our sense of wonder, we are inspired to learn, to explore, and to imagine possibilities.

Successful people are aware of their surroundings and are passionate. They are known to find the world awesome and mysterious and are intrigued with phenomena and beauty.



Air Quality Update

Every day we are checking the Air Quality Index for the Kittredge School zip code of 94121. As long as it is in the red “unhealthy” zone, we will remain indoors. When the index moves into the brown ”USG” zone we will begin bringing students outside, possibly for shortened periods of time. If you want your child to stay inside while the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups (USG) please let us know and they can stay inside and read.


Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl Team

For a second year Kittredge has a Quiz Bowl team competing with other middle schools in the Bay Area. Last weekend they had their first regional competition in San Jose and came in 2nd place. Thanks to Anna and Leonid Pinski for organizing the practices and congratulations to the Quiz Bowl team. Way to go Mark, Damon, Carson and Maximilian!


7th and 8th Grades Ice Skating Field Trip – This Thursday

On Thursday our 7th and 8th graders will spend the day at Yerba Buena Ice Rink preparing for the cold weather of Yosemite. Please make sure that your child has a hearty lunch to help them through this busy day.



No Study Hall Next Monday and Tuesday!

Due to our field trip on Tuesday, there will be no homework or study hall on both Monday and Tuesday. Extended Day will be open, so Study Hall students will be dismissed at 3 to go home or join Extendo and to be picked up at 4:30. Study Hall parents should let us know where to dismiss your child on the Survey Monkey form.


Whole School Academy of Sciences Field Trip Next Tuesday

Our last day before Thanksgiving Break the whole school will visit the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Students will spend time with their big buddies and their classmates enjoying the exhibits. If you have volunteered to chaperone and have a membership, please let your child’s teacher know.


Extendo WILL BE Open Next Wednesday Until 5pm

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Survey Monkey… we will definitely be open next Wednesday for those of you who registered. If you haven’t let us know your plans, please take a minute to complete the form:

Thank you!


Eighth Grade High School Recommendation Forms are Due

We are asking all 8th grade parents to help their children turn in all teacher and principal recommendation forms. Forms can be printed off most school’s websites and should be turned in by Thanksgiving Break to be sure to meet the deadline.



Canned Food Drive is Underway

This time of year there are many ways to help and care for those less fortunate than we are. The San Francisco Rescue Mission has dropped off a food collection barrel in the office.

Canned foods, cereals, rice, pastas and paper goods would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


Kittredge Gear for the Holidays!

A new selection of Kittredge gear is available to order this week. To order online go to and use the access code: KITWIN18.


7th and 8th Grades Hike Thursday, November 29

On the Thursday after Thanksgiving, our 7th and 8th graders will spend the day hiking along the coast to Land’s End and then down to Ocean Beach. After a lunch break they will hike back. This day will help prepare them for the next week when they will be in Yosemite Park with NatureBridge and is the perfect time to break in hiking shoes.

Please make sure your children have hearty lunches to help them through this busy day.


NatureBridge is Around the Corner: December 2 to 7

On Sunday, December 2 our 7th and 8th graders will head over to Yosemite National Park for a very memorable outdoor education and bonding experience. We will be sending out our wishes for good weather!



See’s Chocolate Fund Raiser… Get your Holiday Shopping Done the Easy Way

We have one week left to return our See’s order forms! Please remember to turn them in by Tuesday, November 20th. If you need additional forms, you can pick one up on the table near Trudy’s desk. All orders must be accompanied by cash or check made out to the Kittredge Parent Association (KPA). Thank you all for supporting our school; all participation is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at or text me at 415-519-0513


The KPA Meeting – Tuesday, November 27 @ 6pm

Everyone is invited to join the November/December KPA meeting. It will be the last one in 2018. Please join us hear all the plans for the Holiday Happening as well as the events scheduled for next year. Daycare and a pizza snack are available for Kittredge students.


Looking Ahead at the Calendar…

The holiday season is beginning and there are many special days in November… this includes no school days, no study hall days, as well as an all-school field trip day. Please note the following special days on your calendar so you don’t miss anything:

  1. Tuesday, November 13: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  2. Wednesday, November 14: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  3. Thursday, November 15: 7th and 8th graders ice skating at Yerba Buena

  4. Friday, November 16: Chicken Strip Lunch (if ordered); Chess Club

  5. Monday, November 19: Sibling Applications Due

  6. Monday, November 19: K to 3rd Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30; No Study Hall

  7. Tuesday, November 20: Whole school Academy of Sciences field trip; No Study Hall

  8. Wednesday, November 21: No school, Extendo is OPEN!

  9. Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23: Kittredge will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

  10. Tuesday, November 27: KPA Meeting

  11. Thursday, November 29: 7th and 8th grade hike

  12. Friday, November 30: End of First Trimester; Chess Club; Pizza lunch if ordered

  13. Sunday, December 2 to Friday December 7: NatureBridge Outdoor Ed for 7th and 8th grades


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