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Kittredge Konnection – November 8, 2016

A Community Service Announcement:

Please Don’t Forget to Vote!

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Kittredge Volleyball Team Made the Playoffs (again)

The Kittredge Volleyball Team had a very exciting season and finished undefeated in their division. The quarter-final game is tomorrow at 3:30pm vs. Live Oak at UCSF Mission Bay. The volleyball team will be dismissed at 2:30 so they can be at UCSF by 3:10.

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

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Kittredge Parents Book Club –Thursday, November 10th

All parents are invited to join us for the Parent Book Club (PBC). We are reading and discussing the book “Summer and Bird” by Katherine Catmull.

Our wonderful, talented and insightful 7th and 8th grade literature teacher, Debra Dharmer is leading the discussion. This book is an imaginative story about two sisters’ quest to find their parents. It is a quick read with intriguing language and rich details. It takes you to another world where magic exists. This book is often an assigned 7th grade classroom literature book. Ms. Dharmer is looking forward to sharing the book with parents and further cultivating our special Kittredge community.

Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know whether or not you are coming by responding to this Survey Monkey survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/summerandbird

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Yosemite Institute Information Night for 7th & 8th Grade Families, November 15

Next Tuesday, November 15 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.

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November 16th is Look Alike Day

Our Student Council recently voted on two Spirit Days for this term: Look Alike Day (November 16th) and Pajama Day (January 18th).

Spirit Days are a chance for Kittredge students and teachers to have some fun and show some school spirit. To celebrate Look Alike Day, students are encouraged to plan similar clothes, hair and even accessories with each other.

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School-Wide Field Trip Tuesday, November 22; No Study Hall November 21 & 22

Tuesday, November 22, 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 the 21 and 22, 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.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Break

No Classes Wednesday, November 23; Extendo Available Until 5pm

Please remember there will be no classes on Wednesday, November 23, however 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 18, 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 we will close Extendo at 5pm so that everyone can begin his or her holiday.

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National Geographic Bee

We would love Kittredge to have a team. All 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to compete. The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Each year, thousands of schools across the United States participate and compete for college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.

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Parent Teacher Conferences, December 8 and 9

Fifth grade conferences are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2

Please Return the Conference Form by Next Friday

The first trimester of the year will end on November 22 and we are holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday, December 8th & 9th. School will be dismissed at noon and conferences will be from 12:30 to 5 on both days. Fifth graders have a different set of dates and a different form that their students have been given.

In order to best accommodate sibling conferences and help with special circumstances, we are continuing to schedule these conferences by hand. Please return the attached form with your 4 choices by Friday so we can schedule one of your preferred times.

Please note that all 5th grade parents are being asked to schedule conferences the week before (November 30, December 1 and 2) with Maria. She has a very special occasion (her wedding!) scheduled on our conference days and will not be available to meet. Maria has sent a different conference form home with her 5th grade students. Fifth grade parents should return Maria’s form by Friday.

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.

All parents, except for 5th graders, can print your conference form here: december-sign-up

Fifth grade parents can print their conference form here if they need it: december-sign-up-for-5th-grade

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Photos, Photos and More Photos!

If you want to relive Halloween at Kittredge, click the following link: https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/11060

See the Running Gags, our cross country team, in action! Click this link: https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/10840

Take a look at our undefeated volleyball in action by clicking the link: https://kittredgeschool.shutterfly.com/pictures/10637

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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 18 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!

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Fall Raffle 2016 Update

Heather Miller, Chair

An amazing thank you and standing ovation to the Kittredge community for your unbelievable support with the KPA Fall Raffle this year. Thanks to you, we raised $7861 in raffle tickets sales and donations. This is a record-breaking year, which means we can support even MORE! Ms. Pon-Barry’s class sold the most tickets and will receive the ice cream party. But all classes will receive delicious treats and cookies that day. All of the prize winners have been notified. Really, we’re all winners here! Thank you again and until next year!

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Kittredge Spirit Store – Everyone’s Wearing It!

Beginning Friday for one week only, a Kittredge School Pop-Up Store will be open online. You will be able purchase shirts, hoodies and hats with our school logo. This is a great way to show your Kittredge Pride. Details will follow later this week.

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Looking Ahead at the Calendar…

The holiday season is beginning and there are many special days in the next two months… this includes no school days, early dismissal days, no study hall days, as well as field trip and spirit days. Please note the following special days on your calendar so you don’t miss anything:

  1. Tuesday, November 8: Don’t forget to Vote!

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

  3. Tuesday, November 8: SSAT Prep Class 3:15 to 4:15

  4. Wednesday, November 9: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

  5. Thursday, November 10: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

  6. Thursday, November 10: Parent Book Club

  7. Friday, November 11: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

  8. Tuesday, November 15: Yosemite Information Night for 7th and 8th grades

  9. Wednesday, November 16: Look Alike Day

  10. Wednesday, November 16: K/1 Raffle Party

  11. Thursday, November 17: Open House for Prospective Parents

  12. Friday, November 18: Hot Dog Lunch (if ordered)

  13. Friday, November 18: Sibling Applications Due

  14. Friday, November 18: Writing Celebration for 2nd and 3rd graders

  15. Monday, November 21: K to 3rd Thanksgiving Feast; No Study Hall

  16. Tuesday, November 22: Whole school Academy of Sciences field trip; No Study Hall;

  17. Tuesday, November 22: End of Trimester

  18. Wednesday, November 23: No school, Extendo is available from 8am until 5pm for 5 or more

  19. Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25: Kittredge will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

  20. Tuesday, November 29: KPA Meeting

  21. Wed. to Fri., Nov. 30 to Dec. 2: Fifth grade parent conferences

  22. Thursday, December 1: K to 3rd grades to see Velveteen Rabbit

  23. Thursday, December 8: Student Council Bake Sale hosted by the 6th graders

  24. Thursday & Friday, December 8 & 9: Noon dismissal for Parent Conferences – No Study Hall (Extendo until 6)

  25. Thursday, December 15: No Study Hall; Extendo closes at 5 so we can prepare for the Holiday Happening

  26. Thursday, December 15: Holiday Happening from 6:30 to 8:00

  27. Friday, December 16: Noon dismissal – Winter Break begins (Extendo Open 12 to 5)

  28. Monday, December 19 to Monday, January 2: Kittredge will be closed. No Extendo.

  29. Tuesday, January 3: First day of 2017!

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