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Kittredge Konnection – September 12, 2017

The Kittredge Team Shop is Open Until September 21!

Celebrate the new school year with some new Kittredge Clothes. Visit our “Team Shop” at The access code is: KITFALL17. Orders can be placed until 9/21 and items should be delivered to Kittredge by the second week of October. You can print out a flyer here. Kittredge Team Shop – KITTREDGE


Picture Day is Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13

Lifetouch Photography will be here tomorrow 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 11th there will be retakes for anyone who wants one, or anyone who was absent. There will be a class photo taken on October 11 as well.


Minimum Day (Noon Dismissal)… This Thursday, September 14

This Thursday, September 14, 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. If you haven’t yet, please complete the Survey Monkey on-line form for dismissal information and Extended Day Registration. It takes less than one minute!


Back to School Night for Parents, This Thursday September 14

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 6:10 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!


Student Council Elections This Friday

We have some worthy candidates running for a few spots for the Kittredge Student Council. We congratulate all the students who are running. 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: Cerys, Shani, Saphina, Rachel, and Jacob

6th grade class rep: Sasha, Carson, Maximilian, and Ashkon

7th grade class rep: Tilden, Haile and Boris

Secretary: Emma and Cate

President: Mia and Isabel

Student council elections will be held this Friday, September 15. Candidates for class representatives will be making their speeches in their classrooms at a time designated by their teacher. The candidates for president and secretary will address the whole school Thursday at 10:45. Good luck to all the candidates!


Running Gags are Off and Running – First Meet is Friday

Our cross-country runners, the Running Gags, are competing in their first meet on Friday at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. They are practicing after school twice a week and are ready for the first race! Go Gags!


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.


Sibling Applications are Due November 17th

If you would like to have a sibling be considered for our 2018 early decision, we will have our TADS on-line application available for you in October. Please return the parent and teacher forms by November 17th. Early decisions will be sent December 15.


Welcome To The World, Georgia

On Saturday while we were at the picnic, Maria Chambers (last year’s 5th grade teacher), had her baby. Georgia Skye Tuolumne Hutchins was born at 3:35pm on 9/9 (her due date!) and is a healthy and strong little girl.

Mother, father and baby are all doing great… in fact they are “over the moon”! Congratulations and love to Maria, Greg and Georgia from all of us!


Speaking of Saturday’s Picnic…

Here’s a link to some photos from Saturday’s picnic. Enjoy!


Two After School Classes will Begin Soon

Science with Ms. Rose begins Next Week

Our middle school science teacher Ms. Rose, is continuing to offer a hands-on science course to students in first through 6th grade. This popular after-school program will be held on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays. The flyer with program details and registration is available to print from here. SCIENCE CLUB Sept-Oct 2017 Halloween There are extras in the office if you need one.

Academic Chess Begins Again on Friday, September 29

Chessmaster Jesse will once again offer his popular class on Friday after school. The session will begin on September 29 and continue for 9 weeks. It will end on December 8th before our conferences and Winter Break. Click here to print a flyer. Chess at Kittredge Extras are in the office, or you can register online at


Habit of Mind for September: Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Use what you learn! Intelligent people learn from experience. They will transfer knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned and they will use information they already know to solve problems.


There’s a Lot Going On in the Next Two Weeks!

Tuesday, September 12: SSAT Math Prep Class

Wednesday, September 13: Running Practice

Thursday, September 14: NOON DISMISSAL; Habits of Mind Assembly & Student Council Speeches

Thursday, September 14: Back to School Night for Parents; 6:30 to 7:30; doors open at 6:10

Friday, September 15: Pizza Lunch (if ordered); First Running Meet @ Polo Fields

Monday, September 18: Running Gags Practice 3:15 to 4

Tuesday, September 19: SSAT Math prep class; Science club

Wednesday, September 20: Running Gags Practice; Science Club

Thursday, September 21: SSAT English Prep Class

Friday, September 22: Chicken Strips Lunch (if ordered)


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