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Kittredge Konnection – September 11, 2018

THIS WEEK

Minimum Day (Noon Dismissal)… This Thursday, September 13

This Thursday, September 13, students will be dismissed at Noon so that teachers can prepare for Back to School Night. There will be no Study Hall that day. Extended Day is available for those who have a contract and for drop-ins on minimum days. Please complete the Survey Monkey on-line form for dismissal information and Extended Day Registration. It takes less than one minute!

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Back to School Night for Parents, This Thursday September 13

All parents are invited into their child’s classroom to learn about the curriculum and goals for the upcoming year. The doors will open at 6:15 so that teachers can start their presentations promptly at 6:30. A general overview of the year as well as classroom policies and expectations will be discussed. There will be no individual conferences at this time.

This evening is for adults only and we will not be able to provide childcare. Please remember that parking can be difficult, so plan appropriately. Walking, biking and carpooling are recommended. See you there!

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Picture Day is Friday, September 14

Lifetouch Photography will be here on Friday to take individual pictures of all our students. Please send your child to school with a smile! Pictures will be available to purchase online.

On October 18th there will be retakes for anyone who wants one, or anyone who was absent. There will be a class photo taken on October 18 as well.

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Student Council Elections This Friday

We have many fine candidates running for a few spots on the Kittredge Student Council. We congratulate all the students who are running for an office. Since there is only one representative per office, the candidate who gets the most votes will be the representative. However, it must be said that anyone who is running now to represent the school is already a winner!

The candidates are:

4/5th grades class rep: Cara, Cerys, Lachlan, Mia, Abby G., Sammy, Luke, Pilar, Ari

6th grade class rep: Benjamin, Rachel, Shani,

7th grade class rep: Alexander, Maximilian, Sasha

Secretary: Marcella, Tilden

President: Boris, Aria, Mark

Student council elections will be held this Friday, September 14. Candidates for class representatives will be making their speeches in their classrooms at a time designated by the teacher. The candidates for president and secretary will address the whole school this Thursday, September 13. Good luck to all the candidates!

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NEXT WEEK

Science Club with Ms. Rose Begins Again

Next Tuesday and Wednesday a new 5-week session of Science with Ms. Rose will begin. Please read the attached flyer and enrollment information to sign up your child. Sci Club #1 Sept-Oct 2018

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LATER THIS MONTH

Academic Chess Begins Again on Friday, September 28

Chessmaster Jesse will once again offer his popular class on Friday after school. The session will begin on September 28 and continue for 9 weeks. It will end on December 7th before our conferences and Winter Break. Click here for a flyer. KittredgeChess

These forms are also in the office, or you can register online at www.academicchess.com.

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OUR STUDENTS SHINE!

Congratulations, Aria

Eighth grader Aria is a competitive Equestrian Vaulter. Because of her strong commitment and hard work, she had a very successful year placing 4th in Nationals for her age group.

For anyone who is interested in learning more about this sport, the World Equestrian Games begin next week in North Carolina. Aria is too young, but seniors from her club in Woodside will be representing the USA. This event will be live streamed on nbcsports.com and Olympicchannel.com,FEI.org. Also, the New York Times has an article about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/09/sports/horse-vaulting-fei-world-equestrian-games.html

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GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION

School Hours

Classroom doors are open at 8:20 for all students. For those students in Extended Day, we open in the Primary classroom at 7:45. Thanks for your help with this.

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Sibling Applications are Due November 19th

If you would like to have a sibling be considered for our 2019 early decision, we will have our TADS on-line application available for you in October. Please return the parent and teacher forms by November 19th. Early decisions will be sent December 17.

If you have any questions about this, please call Mr. L.

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Habit of Mind for September: Listening with Understanding and Empathy

The ability to listen to another person, to empathize with, and to understand their point of view is one of the highest forms of intelligent behavior. Some people interrupt and are unable to consider the merits of another person’s ideas.

Listening with understanding and empathy will help students learn to listen without judgment and prejudice.

“Try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there’s a chance that we might fall apart before too long. We can work it out. We can work it out.” ~John Lennon and Paul McCartney

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There’s a Lot Going On in September!

Wednesday, September 12: SSAT English Prep Class

Thursday, September 13: NOON DISMISSAL; Student Council Speeches

Thursday, September 13: Back to School Night for Parents; 6:30 to 7:30; doors open at 6:15

Friday, September 14: Pizza Lunch (if ordered); Picture Day!

Tuesday, September 18: SSAT Math Prep Class

Wednesday, September 19: SSAT English Prep Class

Tuesday, September 25: SSAT Math prep class

Wednesday, September 26: SSAT English Prep Class

Friday, September 28: Chicken Strips Lunch (if ordered)

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