District Newsletter

March 14th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

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Incoming Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Registration Events: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Please download this Proof of Residency (POR) Affidavit before the registration event.
  • Bring the completed form and your supporting documents with you to the registration event.
    - As described on the Affidavit, you must submit two items from the Category 1 (the first column), one item from Category 2 (the second column), and a current ID.

  • Incoming New Kindergarten Students: 1-3 p.m., Bacich Office
    • This event is only for families who have NOT yet completed online registration and brought their documents in to the school office.
    • Documents include POR affidavit, birth certificate, and immunizations records.
  • Current 4th Graders/Incoming 5th Graders: 1:30-3 p.m., Kent Office
    • Students matriculating from Bacich to Kent only need to provide a new POR affidavit; online registration is only for students new to Kentfield School District.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Save the Date:

Monday, March 25, 2019:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Health and Wellness Committee Meeting, 9-10 a.m., District Office

Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Kent Friday Schedule - 3:30 p.m. release

Thursday, March 28, 2019: Kent Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019:

Monday, April 1, 2019:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:

Thursday, April 4, 2019: Bacich Open House, 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Bacich Maker Night, volunteer and register

District News

Budget Information Meetings

View Budget 101 Presentation Here

This presentation will be discussed at the following public meeting:

March 21, 2019: ELAC/DELAC Meeting, 6 p.m., District Office

School Board

School Board Information

  • Special Board Meeting: March 25, 2019, 4–7:30 p.m., District Office
  • Regular Board Meeting: April 16, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office

The Agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

District Committees

Health and Wellness Committee Meeting: March 26, 2019, 9-10 a.m., District Office

Citizens Oversight Committee Meeting: April 17, 2019: , 5- 6 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

March 21, 2019: DELAC meeting, 5:45-7 p.m., District Office. We will cover topics such as roles of DELAC and ELAC, next year's meeting dates, and agenda items.

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

Read Across America!

Read Across America 2019

Bacich students and staff are celebrating our love of books by participating in the Read Across America challenge. Our goal for the month of March is to read 5,000 books! We have been keeping track of our progress! If the Bacich Bears reach their goal, there will be an assembly with special guest stars and activities. Stay tuned!

Bacich Bear Broadcast – Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Learn some playground safety tips, and meet our new guest, Teddy Art Bear.

Lost and Found items will be donated on Friday, March 15, 2019

Last Day for Pennies for Patients

  • March 15, 2019
  • The fundraiser benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Students brought home collection boxes in their Friday folders on March 1, 2019.

Bacich Site Council

Next Meeting: April 1, 2019, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Library. All parents are welcome to attend.

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Bacich Construction

Kent News

Kent Announcements

    View Kent Daily Announcement on Kent website.

    Attention Seventh Grade WEB Leader Hopefuls - Applications due Friday, March 15, 2019

    Applications are due Friday, March 15, 2019. Ms. Stephens has the forms in room 34. Come down and get one if you feel like you would be a valuable student leader at our school!

    Spring Dance

    The seventh and eighth grade spring dance will be Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $5 each and will go on sale Friday during lunch and at the door. The theme is Candy Land, so dress colorfully and creatively and make your way through the Peppermint Forest to the dance!

    • Parents: if you would like to chaperone this fun event, please email Ms. Stephens!

    Together We Can!

    Sign Up Here to participate in the new community service initiative.

    Yearbook Are Now On Sale!

    Kent Eco Action Club: Go Green = Eat Pie

    Today, Pi Day, Kent students were able to pick up their Go Green = Eat Pie backpack tag from the Eco Action club.

    Use eco-friendly transportation to get to school to have your tag stamped three of the following four dates and you will earn a ticket to receive a piece of pie!

    Walk/Bike/Skateboard/Scooter or Park and Walk (at least 10 min.)

    • March 14, 15, 21, 22, 2019

    Kent Site Council

    Next Meeting: April 2, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Main Office Conference Room

    • All Kent parents are welcome to attend Site Council meetings. Please visit our Site Council page for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.

    8th Grade Announcements

    Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

    Safe Routes to School

    Upcoming Walk & Roll Wednesdays

    March 20, 2019 and March 27, 2019

    Visit Safe Routes to School for Walk & Roll information, safety tips in English and Spanish, neighborhood safe route maps, and public bus to Kent information.

    kik News

    Save The Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

    kik Auction | Dinner | Dancing

    Sponsor The Auction

    March 15, 2019 is the deadline to donate an item, sponsorship, or sign up party – we’d love your help! Also, stay tuned for an email with information on how to buy tickets to this fun event that raises money for our schools. Visit the the kik website for more information: www.kikschools.org/ways-to-give/events/spring-event/

    Any contribution at any level makes an impact on our schools.

    Help us reach 100% participation for our schools.

    KSPTA News

    Next KSPTA Meeting: April 1, 2019, 8:30-10 a.m., Kent Library

    Parent Education: Screenagers

    Bacich Yearbooks Now On Sale

    KSPTA Standing Committee on Equity and Inclusion Meeting

    Save The Date

    Registration is Here

    Volunteer for it Here

    Connect with KSPTA!

    Community News

    These programs are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District. Distributing flyers and information is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

    Growing Up Green Fundraiser

    • Fundraiser will be held March 22 - 31, 2019.

    Shop at any Sloat Garden Center location during Growing up Green week, mention your school, and your school will receive 10% of purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card, which can go towards your school’s beautification projects, fundraisers or classroom activities. The school with the highest participation will receive 20% of purchases back.

    Warriors Basketball Spring and Summer Camps

    Sign ups for spring and summer camps now open.

    Ages 7-15 years old.

    Camps at Tamalpais High School and Redwood High School.

    Parent Education Event: Mindfulness

    The Marin County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) presents an evening with Blair McElroy, psychotherapist, as she discusses mindfulness tools for families, using focused attention, self-regulation, and kindness to help reduce stress and increase connection.

    Event Details:

    • March 20, 2019, 7-8 p.m, Kentfield School District Office
    • A SEAC Business meeting will take place from 6:00 to 6:30 pm for those interested in attending
    • Light Dinner will be available from 6:30–7 p.m.
    • View flyer.

    2019 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

    The Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with Raising Healthy Families and the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, invites you to attend a series of informative, educational presentations that will examine important issues facing today’s families. The presentations will be led by noted Bay Area experts, and will offer tools and strategies to empower caregivers to raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient.

    Admissions is free, and attendees must register in advance at www.cipmarin.org or by calling (415) 459-5999, ext. 101.
    Suggested donations, sliding scale, $75, $50, $25. All event proceeds go directly to support Community Institute for Psychotherapy’s safety-net programs.

    Embodied Resilience: Mindfulness for Challenging Times
    Presented by Shai Lavie, LMFT
    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA

    2019 Marin Teen Girl Conference Empowered Women – Empower Women!

    Who: Teen Girls in grades 8-12 in Marin County

    What: 2019 Marin Teen Girl Conference sponsored by the Marin Women’s Commission

    When: Sunday, March 31, 2019 9 a.m-3:30 p.m.

    Where: Embassy Suites By Hilton 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903

    Register by March 28, 2019

    Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversations

    • May 7, 2019, 5-7:30 p.m., Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

    Engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism led by Dr. Lori Watson, a transformation specialist with Pacific Education Group who has been working with educators across Marin’s public and private schools to look intensely, both personally and professionally, at race, racism, and how we are educating all students.

    Spanish language translation will be available during the meeting.