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Kittredge Konnection – October 17, 2017

Habits of Mind

October’s Habit is: Creating, Imagining and Innovating

This habit encourages us to try things a different way… think outside the box. When we do that, we generate new and novel ideas.

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”


8th Grade High School Day Tomorrow – Wednesday, October 18

Please remember there will be no Kittredge classes for 8th graders tomorrow. These High School Days are scheduled to help and support our 8th graders and their families while they are visiting high schools and working on their applications.


Pumpkin Patch Field Trip is Tomorrow… Weather Permitting

Our kindergarteners to 3rd graders will have their annual pumpkin patch trek. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to drive and chaperone this special trip. We couldn’t enjoy the day without you. Please make sure that your drivers information has been updated in the office and don’t forget to bring a booster or car seat for your child if it is needed for the ride.

IMPORTANT: This field trip may be postponed/cancelled if the air quality index remains too high. We will decide in the morning.


Thank You Anna, Mia, Josh and Jason!

A huge thanks to Anna Malyala, mother of Ishwar, for being the parent rep at our Open House last week. Thanks also to Mia Epstein and Josh Arzhintar for being the 8th grade student reps and to Jason Arzhintar for coming back as a graduate. Our prospective families appreciated the insights and experiences you shared.


This Friday is the KPA Social at Sociale – Please RSVP

All parents, faculty and staff should have received an evite and we would love responses so we can have a good number estimate for the evening… we don’t want to run out of anything.

The food and drinks will be great and the company will be even better. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP.


KPA Fall Raffle is Underway – It’s All Online This Year!

An email from the KPA with Fall Raffle information should have been received by everyone. The lovely and talented Inna Roitman has put the whole process online for our convenience. It’s a simple click of a couple buttons… no more filling out the tops of individual tickets! The steps are listed below. More details are on the flyer which you can get here: Kittredge Fall Raffle

Here are the steps:

  1. Fill out the Google form (open by clicking this link). Please remember to click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form.

  2. You will receive an e-mail notification with your ticket numbers within 24 hrs after submitting your form. Numbers are assigned sequentially based on the time of entry, which is auto-stamped.

  3. Submit your payment by October 31st to Trudy. Put cash or check payable to KPA in an envelope with your student’s name. Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept PayPal payments, but we are working on it!

  4. Share the link with your family and friends who would like to support Kittredge.

It’s that easy!


Halloween at Kittredge – No Study Hall

All students should come to school in costume on Tuesday, October 31. Costumes cannot include weapons or toy weapons of any kind. Masks and other accessories should be kept in a bag until the parade (weather permitting) at 2:00. Parents are invited to attend.

School will be dismissed at 3pm. Extended Day is available but there will be no study hall.

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Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Student council is once again sponsoring this successful program. UNICEF boxes have been distributed to all students who want to participate. The campaign will end on November 3 and the boxes must be in by that morning to count toward your class total.


KPA Korner

KPA Meeting Tonight, Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00!

All parents are invited (and encouraged) to come to the October KPA meeting tonight. Plans are underway for the popular Holiday Happening in December as well as the Spring Dinner/Auction. New ideas are always welcome. There is childcare and a pizza snack available for Kittredge students.

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Kittredge Raffle: Two Weeks Left!

We are excited to kick off our first fundraiser of the year – the fall raffle.

The fall raffle is an important way for the KPA to continue funding fantastic events like the Holiday Happening and Field Day, as well as keep field trips free, rent the JCC auditorium for the talent show and graduation, purchase computers and iPads, and so much more! We need your help and truly appreciate everyone’s participation on any scale.

The raffle prizes are:

1st Prize: 2 Tickets to Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on December 22, 2017 (Section 201, Row 10, Seats 1-2) 2nd Prize: iPad 3rd Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate 4th and 5th Prizes: $50 Amazon Gift Certificates

This year, to support Kittredge’s way to think and live green, the raffle will be conducted electronically!

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KPA Parent and Teacher Social Night – This Friday, October 20

Where: Sociale Restaurant – 3665 Sacramento Street

When: 6pm; Friday, October 20

Why: To welcome and thank you for being part of what makes Kittredge so great.

The KPA is hosting this adult only event… what a great way to start a weekend! Please RSVP so we don’t run out of food and drink!


October Calendar

A lot is going on in the next 2 weeks…

Tuesday, October 17: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 17: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 17: KPA Meeting

Wednesday, October 18: K to 3rd graders to Pumpkin Patch field trip

Wednesday, October 18: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 18: No 8th graders

Wednesday, October 18: Volleyball game vs. Burke’s at Burke’s @ 5:15

Thursday, October 19: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

Thursday, October 19: Woodside admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Friday, October 20: Hot dog lunch (if ordered)

Friday, October 20: Volleyball game vs. SF Friends School @ SFFS @ 5pm

Friday, October 20: KPA Parent Teacher Social at Sociale

Monday, October 23: Cross Country Race @ Hellman Hollow @ 4:30

Tuesday, October 24: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 24: SSAT Prep Class Math; 3:15 to 4:15

Wednesday, October 25: Volleyball vs Synergy @ Ella Hill @ 4 and @ 5

Wednesday, October 25: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Thursday, October 26: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

Friday, October 27: Burrito Lunch (if ordered)

Monday, October 30: Volleyball vs PHS @ Ella Hill @ 4pm

Monday, October 30: Drew admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Tuesday, October 31: Halloween Parade at 2pm

Tuesday, October 31: No Study Hall

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