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Kittredge Konnection – November 5, 2019


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!


And the Winners Are…

The KPA Fall Raffle drawing took place. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to help the KPA continue to provide so many great things to Kittredge students and teachers. There were 5 numbers drawn, and the winners are:

1st prize, Warriors tickets – ticket 828 – David Liu

2nd prize, Gift Certificate to Fiorella – ticket 229 – Kristen Vilhauer

3rd prize, Membership to a museum of choice in San Francisco – ticket 328 – Tatiana Piech

4th prize, Hot lunches for the year – ticket 911 – Sara Galvin

5th prize, $50 Amazon gift card – ticket 7 – Laura Julian



UNICEF Boxes Due In Classrooms

Please help your child remember to return his or her UNICEF box. Student Council will collect and tally the results tomorrow.


Kittredge Volleyball Team Made the Playoffs!

The Kittredge Volleyball Team had a very exciting season and made the playoffs again.

The quarter-final game is today at 4:00pm vs. Live Oak at UCSF Mission Bay.

If we win, the semi-final game is at 4:00pm on Thursday at Burkes and if we win, the Finals will be at 5:15pm on Friday.

Details will be announced after each game.

We are very proud of the teamwork, sportsmanship and support of each other that our team demonstrated throughout the season. Go Kittredge!


Spanish Field Trip for Sixth Graders – Thursday, November 7

On Thursday, our sixth grade students will be visiting “El Barrio de la Mission”. They will see murals, eat burritos and tour the Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Mission Cultural Center. Students will be leaving by 9:30 am and will be back to school by 3pm.

All 6th grade parents: Please check for an email from last Friday with the details.


Seventh and Eighth Grades to see The Crucible – Thursday, November 7

This Thursday, the 7th and 8th grades will be visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep to view their presentation of The Crucible, a play the students have read in class.

Students and teachers will leave school with their lunches soon after 8:30 in the morning and take MUNI to SHCP. They plan to be back before 2:00.


Cross-country: Running Gag Finals Results

A note from Mr. L, Head Gag

The SFAL final race was Friday and our Kittredge Running Gags all ran great. Some notables were Allie won her race and was crowned the league champion for the 5th/6th grade girls and Alex who was again in the top five, finishing fourth in the 7th/8th grade league championship race. All the Kittredge runners did a great job in the finals and throughout the season! It was my pleasure to be their coach this year! They were a great group! As always…Go, Go Gags!



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

A note from Michelle Osborne, Chair

The See’s Fundraiser is here! The forms were sent home with your children last Friday and additional forms are located next to Trudy’s desk. Please remember the sale ends Friday, November 22. All orders must be accompanied by cash or check made out to the Kittredge Parents Association (KPA). Candy will be available in mid December. All support big or small is greatly appreciated and thank you for helping make our fundraiser a HUGE success!


November 12 – KPA Meeting

All parents are invited to attend the November meeting for 6pm to 7pm. Daycare is provided for Kittredge students. Details about all the events that the KPA is doing to support the students and the school will be discussed.



Our First Spirit Day – November 21!

Student council has chosen “Class Spirit Day” to be the first school spirit day this year. Each class is working with their teacher to come up with a classroom theme that they will use. We will share the results with each other on Class Spirit Day… November 21.


Our First Trimester Ends November 26

Please remember that the first trimester will end in about 3 weeks. Parents can always check their child’s progress on TeacherEase and contact teachers with any questions. If you need another “invitation” with log-in information, please ask Trudy.


School-Wide Field Trip Tuesday, November 26; No Study Hall November 25 & 26

Tuesday, November 26 the entire school will visit the Academy of Sciences for a day of fun and learning. Students will spend time with their big buddies and their classmates enjoying the exhibits. After lunch, each class will head back to Kittredge with their teachers. If you have volunteered to chaperone and have a membership, please let your child’s teacher know.

On both Monday and Tuesday, 25 and 26, there will be no Study Hall. Study Hall students will be dismissed at 3 to go home or to join Extendo and be picked up at 4:30.


Thanksgiving Holiday Break

No Classes Wednesday, November 27

Please remember there will be no classes on Wednesday, November 27. Extended Day will be available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more students.

A Survey Monkey link will be emailed next week. It will be open until November 20 and we will plan our staffing after that time, if needed. As always, there is no charge for Extended Day if you have a contract and there is a $50 charge for drop-ins.

Please note that we will close Extendo at 5pm so that everyone can begin his or her holiday.


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 5: Math SSAT Prep Class 3:15 to 4:15

  2. Tuesday, November 5: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  3. Wednesday, November 6: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  4. Thursday, November 7: English SSAT Prep Class

  5. Thursday, November 7: Sixth Grade to the Mission; 7th and 8th grades to see The Crucible

  6. Friday, November 8: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

  7. Friday, November 8: Chess Club

  8. Saturday, November 9: Open House for Prospective Parents

  9. Tuesday, November 12: KPA Meeting; Science Club; Math SSAT Prep Class

  10. Wednesday, November 13: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  11. Thursday, November 14: NatureBridge Meeting for 7th/8th grade parents & students; English SSAT Prep Class

  12. Friday, November 15: Hot Dog Lunch (if ordered)

  13. Friday, November 15: Chess Club; 2nd/3rd grade Writing Celebration

  14. Saturday, November 16: SSAT at Kittredge

  15. Wednesday, November 20: Survey Monkey for Thanksgiving will close

  16. Thursday, November 21: Class Spirit Day

  17. Friday, November 22: Burrito Lunch (if ordered); Sibling Applications Due

  18. Monday, November 25: K to 3rd Thanksgiving Feast; No Study Hall

  19. Tuesday, November 26: Whole school Academy of Sciences field trip; No Study Hall; End of Trimester

  20. Wednesday, November 27: No school, Extendo is available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more

  21. Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29: Kittredge will be closed for Thanksgiving Break


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