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Kittredge Konnection – October 18, 2022

This Week’s News

Go Coyotes!

Yesterday was Cross Country, Wednesday and Friday are Volleyball – these Kittredge Coyotes don’t seem to slow down! We’re very proud of the commitment and sportsmanship we’ve seen from our students this year.

You can catch our Varsity Volleyball team play Kipp SF at 3:45 on Wednesday, and Burkes at 5:30 on Friday.

Picture Day

Tomorrow, October 19, is the big day! MugsyClicks is coming back to Kittredge for this year’s picture day. No need to order in advance! You’ll receive proofs via email a few weeks from tomorrow. Make sure to send your students to school in their favorite outfits, with any flyaways brushed back, and big smiles on their faces.

High School Prep Day

This Thursday, October 20, is the second and last high school prep day for our eighth graders! Parents should plan on using this time to help students fill out applications, visit high schools, and plan for the next, exciting chapter!

Next Week’s News

Diwali Celebration

We will have another school-wide Kittredge Celebration of Diwali!

Diwali, or Deepavali, is known as the “Festival of Lights” and is a Hindu holiday widely celebrated in India, in South Asia, and across the Hindu Diaspora. The word ‘Diwali’ derives from Sanskrit and means “a row of lights.” Festivities include the illumination of lights, candles, firecrackers, and diyas or deepas (clay lamps) to symbolize the victory of good over evil, inner light over spiritual darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating life, and committing to making the right decisions in life.

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, and people of Indian heritage and non-Indian heritage. Despite each faith having its own historical legends and celebratory events, the holiday represents the same symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.

For further information, please check out these National Geographic links:

**Please wear your brightest colors on Monday, October 24th! We will celebrate with a quick dance, rangoli chalk drawing, and finish up with yummy samosas washed-down with mango lassi.

K-4 Pumpkin Patch

It’s almost here! One of the most anticipated field trips of the school year, the lower grades pumpkin patch trip, happens next Wednesday, October 26th. If your child uses a booster seat, please send it to school with them on the 26th. Don’t forget to pack a hearty lunch and comfortable walking shoes.

Looking Ahead


Halloween is less than two weeks away! Students (and teachers) are encouraged to wear costumes all day, and participate in the Halloween spirit. Costumes may not contain any toy weapons, and anything that might interfere with learning (masks, wings, and other distracting accessories) should be kept in students’ backpacks during class time. As a reminder, Kittredge is a candy-free school.

Our annual costume parade will be on Monday, October 31 at 2:30pm. Parents are encouraged to meet students outside of Kittredge and march to Rochambeau Park, where our music teacher Gianfranco will lead the students in a Halloween song. Afterwards, students, parents, goblins, and ghouls may stay to mingle and celebrate the holiday. Parents must notify their child’s teacher before leaving the playground with their child.

Sibling Applications Due

Sibling applications to Kittredge are due Tuesday, 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!

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 19 – Volleyball vs. Kipp SF at 3:45

Thursday, October 20 – No Classes for 8th Grade – High School Prep Day

Friday, October 21 – Volleyball vs. Burkes at 5:30

Wednesday, October 26th – K-4 Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Saturday, October 29 – KPA Fall Social/Raffle

Monday, October 31 – Halloween Parade

Tuesday, November 1 – K-8 Academy of Science Field Trip

Tuesday, November 15 – Sibling Applications Due

KPA Community Announcements


Reminder to RSVP for the Kittredge Fall Social by this Saturday, October 22nd:


Thanks to everyone who has purchased tickets for the Fall raffle! We’re about 65% to our fundraising goal with almost half of families participating. The 6th and 7th grades are leading with the most participation! Remember to snag your tickets by next week to be entered to win some great prizes including the grand prize photo shoot! -Mindee


A Count-Me-In (CMI) is a fun event that a family or teacher can host that helps raise money for Kittredge & the KPA, but more importantly, helps to build our community. CMIs are fixed-price events whose proceeds are donations to the KPA.

CLICK HERE to sign-up to Host a Fall or Spring Count-Me-In:

Questions? Please contact Laura Julian (4th grade parent) at

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