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Kittredge Konnection — November 17, 2015

UNICEF Campaign a Huge Success… $1039.17 Was Donated

Kittredge students and their families outdid themselves this year while collecting for UNICEF during our Halloween trick or treat fundraiser.

As many of you know, UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) helps mothers and children in developing countries. A little money goes a long way… $5 will give a child 5 days of food; $15 will supply a child with a year’s worth of clean water; $30 will protect 100 kids from measles; $100 will protect 100 children from malaria and $400 will buy a pump to give an entire village clean water.

We have sent $1,039.17 to UNICEF from Kittredge School. Please give yourselves a hand!


See’s Chocolate Fund Raiser Ends Wednesday

Get your Holiday Shopping Done the Easy Way

A note from Emily Wells, Chair

Thank you to everyone for the great response, so far. There are still 2 days to turn in your envelopes and I’m hoping see many more come in. Candy will be available for delivery to your customers, the second week of December. Thank you for helping to make our fundraiser a BIG success! Please remember that all orders must be accompanied by a check made out to the Kittredge Parents Association (KPA).


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.


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.


There WILL Be Extended Day Next Wednesday

There are no classes next Wednesday, but we have more than 5 students signed in to Extendo, so we will open Extended Day from 8am until 5pm.

Thank you all for completing the Survey Monkey form so that we can plan for the holiday break.


Eighth Grade High School Recommendation Forms are Due Now

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


Parent Teacher Conferences, December 10 and 11 – Please Return Form by Friday

The first trimester of the year will end on November 24 and we are holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday, December 10th & 11th. School will be dismissed at noon and conferences will be from 12:30 to 5 on both days.

In order to best accommodate sibling conferences and help with special circumstances, we are continuing to schedule these conferences by hand. Please return the form with your 4 choices as soon as possible so we can schedule one of your preferred times. Just click this link for a form: Fall Conferences

If you would rather skip the conference this time and have your child’s report card mailed, please check off that option on the form and return it.


Yosemite Institute Information Night for all 7th & 8th Grade Families, Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 6:00 all 7th and 8th grade families will meet to learn about the outdoor education program at Yosemite Institute.

This meeting will set the tone and go over details to ensure a positive and successful week of outdoor education. We will talk about the academic requirements, behavioral expectations and the importance of team building. You will hear/see what a typical day at Y. I. will be like, and will be able to ask questions and address any concerns you have as a student, parent or family.

This is a very important meeting for first time participants but helpful for everyone. Please call the school if you cannot attend.


Last, But Definitely Not Least… A Lovely True Story from Mr. L.

After the championship cross-country race last Wednesday, the athletic director from another school pulled me aside to tell me what he saw. He said, “I was helping monitor the varsity race when somebody announced that all the runners were finished. However four JV runners from Kittredge pointed out that there was one more boy on the course. They then ran over to support that runner as he tried to complete his race. As it turns out the runner was not from Kittredge but that didn’t seem to matter to your kids. They cheered and ran with him until his coach met him and ran with him the rest of the way. It was a beautiful display of sportsmanship and what middle school sports should be all about. I have to say it’s always the Kittredge kids… You must be proud!” I told him that I was!


Looking Ahead…

Please note the following special days on your calendar so you don’t miss anything:

  1. November 18: Yosemite Information Night for 7th and 8th grades

  2. November 19: Open House for Prospective Parents

  3. November 23: K to 3rd Thanksgiving Feast; No Study Hall

  4. November 24: Whole school Academy of Sciences field trip; No Study Hall; End of Trimester

  5. November 25: No school, Extended Day is available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more

  6. November 26 & 27: Kittredge will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

  7. December 2: Pajama Day!

  8. December 10 & 11: Noon dismissal for Parent Conferences – No Study Hall (Extendo until 6)

  9. December 17: No Study Hall; Extendo closes at 5 so we can prepare for the Holiday Happening

  10. December 17: Holiday Happening from 6:30 to 8:00

  11. December 18: Noon dismissal – Winter Break begins (Extendo Open 12 to 6)

  12. December 21 to January 1: Kittredge will be closed for two weeks. No Extendo.



Support Kittredge when you shop at Amazon!  Please see the attached directions for designating the KPA as your chosen charity.  Whenever you shop through Smile Amazon (which is identical to Amazon), a percentage of your purchase price will be donated by Amazon to the KPA.  All the funds support our amazing kids and fabulous faculty.  Please remember to sign up before shopping during “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”

Thank you,


Directions to set up Amazon Smile to give .5% of your Amazon purchases to Kittredge!

Go to–you will see a login page that looks like this:

Log In with your normal Amazon username and password. Amazon will prompt you to choose a charitable organization to donate to. Type in “Kittredge” to the search bar at the bottom:

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From the results list, select “Kittredge Parents Association” in San Francisco.

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And you’re done! Make sure that instead of going to in the future, you make your purchases through–the website functions the exact same way, is attached to your normal amazon membership, and has the same prices. the only difference is that it gives .5% of your purchases to the KPA! 🙂

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