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Kittredge Konnection – September 20, 2016

The Votes are In

Congratulations to the Fall 2016 Kittredge School Student Council. Our new officers are:

School President: Madison Kiss

School Secretary: Audrey Cullen

Seventh Grade Rep: Isabel Singer

Sixth Grade Rep: Haile Wells

4th/5th Grade Rep: Alexander Kiss

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

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Habit of Mind for September: Listening with Understanding and Empathy

“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

Listening isn’t listening unless you understand what you hear. And listening isn’t hearing unless you understand what the other person is saying.

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Thursday’s SSAT Prep Class is Cancelled

Please note that the Thursday English prep class is cancelled this week. It has been rescheduled in November on Tuesday, November 8. Thanks for your help.

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Academic Chess Begins Next Friday, September 30

Chessmaster Jesse will once again offer his popular class on Friday after school. The session will begin on September 30 and will continue until 12/2. Enrollment forms are in the office or you can register online at www.academicchess.com

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High School Visit Days for 8th Graders

October 13 and 19 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.

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Running Gags are Off and Running

We enjoyed our first meet Friday. The Gags did a great job of running and the parents did a great job of rooting our runners on and helping with the hosting! Special thanks to Kristen Kiss and Debbie Veatch for their amazing help at the scorers’ table and Gules for running the show! We received the results from the race. Three Kittredge runners were in the top ten finishers in their races. Alex was 3rd and Tilden 9th in the boys 5th/6th grade and Madison was fourth in the Girls 7th/8th grade. To these three to and to all of our runners… Great job!

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Sibling Applications are Due November 18th

If you would like to have a sibling be considered for our 2017 early decision, we will have our TADS on-line application available for you in October. Please return the parent and teacher forms by November 18. Early decisions will be sent December 16.

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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!

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Lemonade Stand Success… Thank you Jacob and Ari!

Kittredge School students Jacob and Ari Bushler (3rd and 4th graders) took it upon themselves to sell lemonade in front of their house. They raised $112 and they donated it all to the Kittredge Parents Association!

The boys’ parents, Anna and Anatoly said that, “it was a cold day! Next time they’ll make a killing selling hot chocolate!”

We think they killed it already! Thank you Bushler family!

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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Students and their Families

We have two new students…kind of. Pablo Hansen is new only because we didn’t think he was coming back and Pilar Kelley started our third grade yesterday. Please welcome Pilar and re-welcome Pablo (and their families!) when you see them!

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Edinburgh Castle Pub – Kristen Kadner will be Reading

Parents are invited to come hear Kristen Kadner (and some others) read at the Edinburgh Castle Pub Stranger than Fiction event. Stop by for a drink and enjoy all the stories from 3 to 5 on Sunday, September 25. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602874013346033/

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

Tuesday, September 20: First KPA Meeting Tonight from 6 to 7

Tuesday, September 20: SSAT Math prep class 3:15 to 4:15

Tuesday, September 20: 1st to 3rd grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, September 21: Running Gags Practice

Wednesday, September 21: 4th to 6th grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Thursday, September 22: Lick Wilmerding H.S. admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Thursday, September 22: NO SSAT English Prep Class

Friday, September 23: The Marin School admissions visits 7th and 8th graders

Friday, September 23: Chicken Strips Lunch (if ordered)

Monday, September 26: Volleyball vs. CDS @ Ella Hill @ 5pm

Monday, September 26: Running Gags Practice

Tuesday, September 27: 1st to 3rd grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Tuesday, September 27: SSAT prep class Math 3:15 to 4:15;

Wednesday, September 28: 4th to 6th grade Science Club 3:15 to 4:30

Wednesday, September 28: Running Gags Practice

Thursday, September 29: Volleyball vs. KIPP @ KIPP @ 4:45

Thursday, September 29: SSAT Prep Class English; 3:15 to 4:15

Friday, September 30: Pizza Lunch (if ordered)

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KPA Korner

Please save the date for the first Parent-Teacher social event at 6pm on October 21 at Sociale. Details will follow.

Also, a quick reminder that our first 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… hope to see you there.

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