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Kittredge Konnection - September 5, 2023




Today’s News


Habit of the Mind: Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

“I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience.” - Thomas Edison

As we begin this school year, students will spend the first two weeks surrounded by newness: new teachers, new classmates, and new information. This month’s Habit of the Mind encourages students to reflect on previous knowledge and experiences when engaging with something new.

Your child may not have met these new classmates before, but they have made new friends in the past by asking questions, starting conversations, and including others. Your child may not have learned this particular math lesson before, but they have learned the building blocks of the subject last year, and can recall and rely on those skills to solve more advanced problems.

This month, encourage your child to as themself: What do I already know?


Kittredge Has a New Website!

If you’ve been to kittredge.org lately, you may notice that things are looking a little different…

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Kittredge parents who made our new website possible: Lisa Wong, Jeff Wang, Derek Anuen, and Mindee Kashiwagi. Your design ability, technical know-how, graphical expertise and continued inspiration are gifts to the community. We are so grateful for your time and effort. We hope that our parents will enjoy the parents tab, where you can find out all the info a Kittredge family could need! Schedules are at your fingertips and photos a plenty! Thank you, Lisa, Jeff, Derek and Mindee for enhancing our family experience.

What a wonderful Kittredge community we have!


Study Hall

Study Hall begins today, September 5. Students will complete their homework in a quiet, focused environment between 3:00pm and 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday.

If you would like to sign your child up, it’s not too late! Please complete an After School form and return it to the office.


This Week’s News


Hot Lunch

Friday just got a little easier with our hot lunch program. Give yourself the morning off from packing a lunch by selecting one of the hot lunch options from this month’s menu. Orders must be received by Wednesday afternoon for a lunch to be delivered on Friday. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie in our office.


Fall Picnic - This Saturday at Mountain Lake Park!

Please join us this Saturday, September 9, from 10am until 1pm for our annual Fall Picnic. Meet us at the entrance on 9th and Lake.

The whole family is welcome! Bring a picnic lunch, and a blanket and/or chairs for your group. Kittredge will provide juice boxes, chip bags and desserts.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Next Week’s News


Student Council Elections

The student council is an opportunity to make a difference in our community! If your child is interested in joining student council, please have them complete a permission slip, available in the office. Permission slips for students interested in running for Student Council are due this Friday, September 8. Students should return forms to the office with parent and teacher signatures.

Student Council elections will be held next Wednesday, September 13. Candidates will give speeches to the entire school at our first school Assembly. Afterwards, students will cast their votes!


Back to School Night - September 13

Back to School Night is back in person! After a few years of back to school night presentations over zoom, we are pleased to welcome you into the school for this special evening, next Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30-7:30pm. If your child is in Extended Day, please make sure they are picked up by 6pm.

We recognize this can be a challenge for parents of multiple students. You may opt to visit both of your children’s classrooms and teachers know that you may need to leave early or come in late.

If you are unable to attend your child’s classroom presentation, we recommend contacting the teacher or stopping by the teacher’s classroom for informational materials.


Friday Chess Club Starting Friday, September 15th -- Register Now!

Hello Kittredge community! My name is Jeremy, and I’m a passionate chess player and coach who is excited to share a love of this beautiful game with Kittredge’s students.

Chess Club is run in individual six week sessions. The first session will be held each Friday from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM from Friday, September 15th to Friday, October 20th.

Chess Club is open to all Grade 1-8 students, regardless of previous experience with chess. For beginners, please note this in the registration form so we can figure out our staffing and curriculum needs.

This session will focus on a review of what we learned last year, introduction of the game to any newcomers, basic mating patterns, and basic tactical ideas.

Chess Club will be open to all Grade 1-8 students, regardless of previous experience with chess.

Each lesson will be split between a short 15-30 minutes of interactive instruction and 30-45 minutes of gameplay. While there is plenty to learn, our primary focus will be on creating a fun, welcoming, and supportive environment to enjoy chess and build community.

All materials will be provided.

Each six-week session will cost $150 per student. Please fill out the below form to register your student:


Looking Ahead


Get Your Kittredge Gear!

Be best-dressed at the Fall Picnic in your Kittredge hoodie, t-shirt, or tote bag!

Find all our Kittredge merch here and here.


Stay Konnected

Keep up with Kittredge by following us on Facebook at Kittredge School.


KPA Korner


First KPA Meeting

What: 1st KPA Meeting of the Year

When: THURSDAY (not Tues), September 21, 2023

Time: 6pm-7pm

Where: Kittredge School (Third floor)


This first meeting is a fun kick-off to our new school year! We will discuss/plan the upcoming KPA events, get a Principal’s update from Ms. PB herself, and gather volunteers willing to help out. There are a variety of ways to help, come learn more!


There is free childcare and pizza down in the K-1 classroom and the parents meet upstairs in the 7th grade classroom. There will be a hybrid option, if you can’t make it in-person, and Jamie will send out a zoom link the day-of.


If you have any questions, please reach out to jambermay@gmail.com


Hope to see you there,

Jessica May-Shah, (Parent of Lila 6th, Momo-2nd) and current KPA President


Find us on the Kittredge Website!

All of the KPA info you need can be found on the new KPA page on the Kittredge website. The KPA plans to keep this link up-to-date on the fun activities and events our awesome parents are creating and planning for our community. Check us out at kittredge.org/kpa.


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