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Kittredge Konnection – October 4, 2016

No School Monday, October 10

As written in our school calendar, Kittredge will be closed Monday, October 10 in celebration of the Fall Holiday. There will be no classes or Extended Day.

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Lifetouch School Pictures

Your children have all received their proofs from school pictures. Please check their backpacks if you haven’t seen them. Pictures can be ordered online. Class pictures and individual retakes are scheduled for October 20. If you would like a retake, you must return the original proofs.

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October Habit of Mind: Striving for Accuracy

“Measure a thousand times and cut once.” ~Turkish Proverb

Our habit this month is Striving for Accuracy. Successful people who strive for accuracy take time to check their product. They desire and value craftsmanship! They take pride in their work.

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” ~Thomas Jefferson

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Root Division Art Auction – Invite for Parents this Saturday

Update by Sarah HaBa, Kittredge Parent

I am part of the Root Division art auction. It is THE major art auction in San Francisco. This ‪Saturday, Oct. 8th from 7-10pm is the preview reception, and you can come see the art (over 150 artists) for free! The gallery is in SOMA, and it is beautiful. And the art is beautiful!! More info is at ‪ or at my website: ‪

** If you plan on coming to the reception and would like to see me there, come early!! I’d love to show you around, but I expect the gallery to get busier as the evening goes on. Then let’s cut out and walk down the street to Oddjob to grab a drink. We can discuss important cultural subjects, or non-important non-cultural subjects. Either way, I’d love to see you!

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Halloween Costume Drive for Hamilton Family House

A message from Caroline Kreutzen, 8th grade student

As we near Halloween, please think of the many kids who can’t afford a costume and consider donating new or gently used costumes to the Hamilton Family House. Specifically they are looking for any kind of accessories and older kid costumes, however all donations are welcome. The Hamilton House’s mission is to end family homelessness and they provide services such as temporary housing and follow up. If you would like to donate, there will be a box in the main lobby of Kittredge near Trudy’s desk though October 19.

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New Month, New Hot Lunch Form

Please make sure you turn in the October lunch orders for any Friday lunches you would like this month. We need these orders by Thursday’s dismissal so we can count your child in for Friday.

Here’s the form:  october-hot-lunch  Thanks for your help!

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Our 2016 School Roster is in TeacherEase

Everyone can now find the current School Roster by logging into your TeacherEase account. There is a menu item called “Communicate” and under that is the “digital locker”. You will find the 2016 roster in the digital locker where it can be downloaded onto your desktop and saved or printed.

Also, please let me (Trudy) know if you find an error in your listing and I will correct it. Thanks for your help.

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KPA Meeting Tuesday, October 18

All parents are invited to attend a meeting from 6pm to 7pm to hear the latest news from the KPA and help plan for the future. Childcare and a pizza snack will be available for Kittredge students.

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A Message to the Community from Ms. Elisabeth

It is with immense joy I announce the birth of Nora Carolyn Avnet. Nora was born the morning of April 4th — just 5 days after the Talent Show!

Having fallen deeply in love, it became clear I wanted to be a full-time parent. While it was the best choice for our family, making the decision to step away from Kittredge was not easy. Knowing that Kittredge is in such excellent hands is of great comfort. I have spent time with both Maria and David and am excited by all they have to offer.

After eleven years it is difficult to express how much the Kittredge community means to me. I have been supported by the faculty, appreciated by the parents, and inspired by the students. The relationships built feel meaningful and lasting.

Sweet Nora is quickly approaching 6 months. She is curious, even-tempered, and full of smiles.  She enjoys observing nature, bouncing to music, listening to stories, and interacting with her stuffed animal friends.  She sucks her thumb, kicks her feet, and thinks her parents are absolutely hilarious. Grandparents and relatives are over the moon.

Please know that I think of Kittredge often and wish you all the best for this new school year. I will not be a stranger!

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October Calendar

A lot is going on in the next 2 weeks…

Wednesday, October 5: Running Gags Practice

Wednesday, October 5: 4th to 6th grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 5: Volleyball vs. Presidio Hill @ Ella Hill Hutch @ 5:00

Thursday, October 6: Jewish Community High School admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Thursday, October 6: SSAT English Prep Class

Friday, October 7: Bagel Lunch (if ordered)

Friday, October 7: Habit of Mind Assembly

Monday, October 10: No School – Fall Holiday

Tuesday, October 11: Yom Kippur begins at sunset

Tuesday, October 11: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, October 11: 1st to 3rd grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, October11: Running Gags race at the Polo Fields

Wednesday, October 12: NO Running Gags Practice

Wednesday, October 12: Woodside International HS admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Wednesday, October 12: 4th to 6th grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 12: Volleyball vs. CDS @ Ella Hill @ 5:00

Thursday, October 13: No 8th graders; no SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

Friday, October 14: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

Friday, October 14: Convent and Stuart Hall admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Friday, October 14: Volleyball vs. Burkes @ KIPP @ 4:30

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