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Kittredge Konnection - October 17, 2023

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

This Week's News

8th Grade High School Days

It's been awfully quiet here at Kittredge this morning, and we think we might know why... the 8th grade class is missing! Today is one of two High School Prep Days we offer to our 8th graders. They take the day to see campuses, work on essays, and review their high school applications. The next High School Prep Day is next Wednesday, October 25.

Hot Lunch!

This week we're serving up hot dog buns along with baby carrots, clementines, and a juice box. You can still place your order here through Wednesday evening.

This Week in Sports

This week Kittredge volleyball will face off against CAIS at CAIS 19th Ave. The game is Thursday, October 19, at 4:00pm.

Please note, there will be a cross country practice today, Tuesday, October 17 and no practice on Thursday, October 19.

Crazy Hair Day

The first Spirit Day of the year, Crazy Hair Day, is this Wednesday, October 18. We can't wait to see Kittredge full of fun, funky hairstyles!

Green Energy Project

Green Energy Challenge is BACK at Kittredge this year by popular demand! This innovative, after-school, hands-on educational program teaches kids about climate change and energy science (click here for a brief video). This program, aimed at grades 3-7, will be taught by Kittredge alumni, Jacob and Ari Bushler, and other student educators from St. Ignatius College Preparatory. The previous courses taught at Kittredge were enthusiastically received by both kids and parents, so space will be limited. Please CLICK HERE to fill out a Green Energy Challenge Interest Form for your student. Forms are due Friday October 20th.

Next Week's News

Next Week in Sports

Next week, on Thursday, October 26, Kittredge volleyball will play against SF Friends at SF Friends. The game will begin at 5:45pm.

Looking Ahead

Sibling Applications Due

Sibling applications to Kittredge are due Wednesday, November 15. Parents should ensure that they have filled out their applications, and received and submitted teacher evaluations, by this date. Have questions about the sibling application process? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the office. We’re here to help!

Register for Chess Club Session Two!

Hello Kittredge community! My name is Jeremy, and I’m a passionate chess player and coach who is excited to share a love of this beautiful game with Kittredge’s students.

Chess Club is typically run in individual six week sessions. However, because of upcoming minimum days, this session will be a four-class session, ending before Winter Break. The second session will be held each Friday from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM from Friday, October 27th to Friday, December 15th, barring Kittredge minimum days and Fri, Dec 1st, when I'll be out of town.

This session will focus on teaching chess tactics.

Chess Club will be open to all Grade 1-8 students, regardless of previous experience with chess.

Each lesson will be split between a short 15-30 minutes of interactive instruction and 30-45 minutes of gameplay. While there is plenty to learn, our primary focus will be on creating a fun, welcoming, and supportive environment to enjoy chess and build community.

All materials will be provided.

This session will cost $100 per student (because it is a shorter session). Please fill out the below form to register your student:

Payment will be due on the date of the first session and can be paid via venmo to @jeremy-mann-1, cash, or check addressed to Jeremy Mann. Please email for any clarifying questions.

Halloween Parade

The Kittredge Halloween Parade will be Tuesday, October 31 at 2pm. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us as we parade around the block before arriving at Rochambeau to sing Halloween songs led by Gianfranco.

To ensure that every child is accounted for, we kindly ask that you check out with Jamie before leaving the celebration with your child.

Two Weeks at a Glance

  • October 17 - No Class for 8th Grade - High School Prep Day

  • October 17 - Cross Country practice

  • October 18 - Crazy Hair Day

  • October 18 - Volleyball vs. CAIS at 4:00pm

  • October 23 - Cross Country practice

  • October 26 - Cross Country practice

  • October 26 - Volleyball vs. SF Friends

KPA Korner

Fall Fundraising Reminders

Purchase your Fall Raffle Tickets and enter to win great prizes by 10/26. The class with the most tickets purchased wins a sweet ice cream treat. New prizes added.

Submissions for Fall Count-Me-Ins are due by 10/20...sign-ups open for these fun events at the Fall Social on 10/28. Don't forget to RSVP! We hope to see you there.

Halloween Help

Volunteers needed to hand out goody bags in front of the school on Halloween! Sign up for short 30-minute shifts, help promote Kittredge AND make some ghouls and goblins happy. Big thanks to the families who have donated items for the bags.

RSVP for the Fall Social!

Mark your calendar for a fun night out at the Stephens'! Don't forget to RSVP today for the October 28 at 6:30 p.m. party.

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