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Kittredge Konnection – November 7, 2017


Give Yourselves a Hand… $981.98 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!


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 Volleyball Team Made the Playoffs (again)

The Kittredge Volleyball Team had a very exciting season and made the playoffs. The quarter-final game is today at 4:00pm vs. Live Oak at UCSF Mission Bay.

If we win, the semi-final game is Thursday at Burke’s and if we win the Finals will be 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!


The Running Gags Season Finale

Our final cross-country race was yesterday and all of our runners did a great job! It should be noted that Alexander Kiss and Cate Kreutzen each finished third in their races. Way to go Cate, Alexander and all Running Gags!

It was a great cross-country season. The kids really worked hard, got fitter and ran better by the end of the year! It was my pleasure being their coach! They were a great group! Let’s do it again next year.


Yosemite Institute Information Night for 7th & 8th Grade Families, November 14

Next Tuesday, November 14 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.


School-Wide Field Trip Tuesday, November 21; No Study Hall November 20 & 21

Tuesday, November 21 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, 20 and 21, 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 22

Please remember there will be no classes on Wednesday, November 22. Extended Day will be available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more students.

A Survey Monkey link will be emailed later this week. We hope to hear from everyone by November 15, so we can plan staffing if needed. As always, there is no charge for Extended Day if you have a contract and there is a $40 charge for drop-ins.

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


KPA Korner…

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

A note from Emily Wells, Chair

Back by popular demand the KPA is sponsoring this holiday fundraiser again this year. We chose See’s because of its fine reputation for quality.

Since all of the students will benefit from our fundraiser, we would greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation. So please, help your child by taking orders from friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers.

Please remember the sale ends November 21 and all orders must be accompanied by a check made out to the Kittredge Parents Association (KPA). 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!


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 7: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  2. Tuesday, November 7: SSAT Prep Class 3:15 to 4:15

  3. Wednesday, November 8: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  4. Thursday, November 9: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

  5. Friday, November 10: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

  6. Tuesday, November 14: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  7. Tuesday, November 14: Yosemite Information Night for 7th and 8th grades

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

  9. Thursday, November 16: Open House for Prospective Parents

  10. Friday, November 17: Hot Dog Lunch (if ordered)

  11. Friday, November 17: Sibling Applications Due

  12. Friday, November 17: Writing Celebration for 2nd and 3rd graders

  13. Monday, November 20: K to 3rd Thanksgiving Feast; No Study Hall

  14. Tuesday, November 21: Whole school Academy of Sciences field trip; No Study Hall

  15. Wednesday, November 22: No school, Extendo is available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more

  16. Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24: Kittredge will be closed for Thanksgiving Break


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