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Kittredge Konnection – September 18, 2018

The Votes are In

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Kittredge School Student Council. Our new officers are:

School President: Mark Pinski

School Secretary: Marcella Lewis

Seventh Grade Rep: Sasha Briones

Sixth Grade Rep: Rachel Tkachenko

Fourth/Fifth Grade Rep: Luke Vilhauer

We are proud of all the students who ran for office this semester… they are all winners.



Tonight – First KPA Meeting

The first KPA meeting is today from 6 to 7pm. There will be childcare and a pizza snack for Kittredge students while parents are attending the meeting. Everyone is invited!


Tomorrow – Science with Ms. Rose Begins

A new 5-week session of science club begins this week. Please make sure to email Ms. Rose if your child wants to attend. You can download the informational flyer here if you need one: Sci Club #1 Sept-Oct 2018


Tomorrow – Running Gag’s First Meet is @ 4:30

We have a small but powerful team of runners and practice began yesterday. Thank you to Susan Keene and Tatiana Pietch who ran with the kids. Today, we thank Tom Vilhauer for running and staffing the practice. Sometimes it takes a village, and we couldn’t be doing this without your help and support. We’re looking forward to our first running meet tomorrow at the Polo Fields. Go Gags!


Thursday – Deadline for Kittredge Gear Orders!

Please take a minute to look at the new, fun Kittredge gear available from BSN sports. This “pop-up store” will be open until Thursday, so check it out today! There’re cammo, tank tops and new colors for Youth as well as some new styles for Adults… even a Sherpa jacket.

Everyone looks great in Kittredge gear, so take advantage of it this week. Kittredge Fall Team Shop_KITTREDGE SCHOOL_BSN Sports

Happy Shopping!; access code: KFALL18



Academic Chess Begins Next Friday, September 28

Chessmaster Jesse will once again offer his popular class on Friday after school. The session will begin on September 28 and will continue until 12/7. Enrollment forms are in the office or you can download one here. KittredgeChess You can also register online at



NatureBridge Meeting for 7th and 8th Grade Parents and Students

October 4th from 6:30 to 8

All 7th and 8th grade families are encouraged to attend this informational meeting. Come learn about a typical day at NatureBridge. You will get an overview of the week in Yosemite Park as well as a feel for what we expect of each student academically and socially. You will also get a look at the new NatureBridge facilities in Wawona.

This is a very important meeting for 7th graders and their families and a good refresher for our 8th grade families.


High School Visit Days for 8th Graders

October 11 and 17 are “no school” days for our 8th grade students. These days are designed to allow 8th graders to visit high schools and work on their application essays without missing class time.



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.



Help Kittredge Be a Good Neighbor!

Over the years, Kittredge School’s neighbors have been wonderfully supportive about having us in their midst. Every year we ask for your help to keep it this way. We ask that when you drop off and pick up your child, please do not double-park and leave your car unattended, block our neighbors’ driveways or the intersection of 25th and Lake. Thank you, Kittredge and our neighbors will both appreciate it!


Private Violin Lessons are now available after School on Mondays

Crystal Chiu-Von Pischke

Do you have a child who loves music, but hasn’t picked up an instrument before? Or maybe you have a child who already plays in orchestra, and could benefit from private instruction. I can help! I have been teaching kids for almost 10 years. I have extensive experience in solo violin repertoire, orchestral repertoire, chamber music, and fiddle music. I incorporate some singing, dancing, music theory, and ear training into my lessons. I believe in making learning fun, and my reward comes from seeing your child grow and progress. Please email me if interested! Crystal Chiu-Von Pischke,


Sports Calendars

You can find the current sports calendars on our school website whenever you need them. You can also download them here:

Running Gags, Cross Country schedule: xc18 sched

Varsity Volleyball schedule: volleyball 18 sched


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

Today, September 18: First KPA Meeting Tonight from 6 to 7

Today, September 18: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15 for 8th graders

Today, September 18: Running Gags Practice (thank you Tom!)

Wednesday, September 19: SSAT English prep class 3:15 to 4:15 for 8th graders

Wednesday, September 19: Running Gags Meet at 4:30 at the Polo Fields

Wednesday, September 19: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, September 19: Volleyball practice @ Rochambeau

Wednesday, September 19: Riordan/Mercy admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Thursday, September 20: Xian Yun admissions visits 8th graders

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

Monday, September 24: Volleyball Practice at Hi-5

Monday, September 24: Marin School admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Monday, September 25: Running Gags Practice

Tuesday, September 25: SSAT prep class Math 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, September 25: Running Gags Practice

Wednesday, September 26: Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, September 26: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

Wednesday, September 26: Volleyball Practice at Rochambeau

Thursday, September 27: Volleyball vs. Live Oak @ UCSF Mission Bay @ 4:00

Friday, September 28: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

Friday, September 28: Academic Chess Begins


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