Kent Library Update
Project LIT Community: Kent Middle School Book Club
We encourage you all to read Jerry Craft’s amazing graphic novel New Kid. Come to the library for a copy or borrow one from your language arts teacher. You may also borrow a copy from the public library.
Then, join us on April 23, 2019 (note date change) at lunch in Room 24 (Mrs. Gallagher’s room) to eat pizza and snacks and talk about the book.
- Kent Book Club – The New Kid - View Flyer for More Information
View Kent Daily Announcement on Kent website.
Second Annual Kent and Book Passage Event: May 2, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
- Featuring summer reading lists and suggestions, a Kent band performance, student readings and snacks
provided by KSPTA.
- Any shopping benefits our school!
Gender Information Night for Parents: May 9, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Kent
The Kentfield School District strives to create safe school environments for all children, communities in which all of our children belong. Our children are our greatest asset, and we value the variety of experience, culture, and identity among students. This year the District partnered closely with an organization called Gender Spectrum to work with students and staff at Kent around the topic of gender and gender diversity. We would like to invite all Kentfield families to join us for a Gender Education Information Night, where district staff will lead a presentation and discussion around the dimensions of gender. This presentation will include components shared with the Kent faculty, as well as lessons shared with all Kent students, in an effort maximize the school-to-home partnership in the way we talk about individual differences. Please plan to join us on May 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Library for this important conversation.
School Supply Drive for Refugees
Ms. Stephens, Kent Activities Director has recently been asked to be on the board of Opening the World. It is an organization that takes at risk youth (ages 16-25) who have suffered trauma and provides services they need to heal. The kids transform internally by serving others externally, which aligns beautifully with the seventh grade Service Innovation class. The creator of this organization, Jeannine Curley, and a local motivational speaker, Oscar Curry, came to speak to the class on Monday about overcoming challenging and painful experiences as well as to talk about the school supply donations. Ms. Curley will be taking seven of the amazing youth advocates in her program to Greece in May to work at a refugee camp there with Syrian, Afghani, African, and Iraqi refugees. They will be bringing many items to give to the refugees there, and we are in a position to help!
So why not have another House competition? Bring your gently used or unused school supplies to room 34 for the next two weeks and place them in your House box. The House with the most donations at the end of two weeks will earn 500 points! Let's continue our focus on serving others who are fleeing their homes for a better, safer life!
Change for Change Drive Winner
Wow! What an incredible fundraiser we had with the lead switching each day. Final tally of each house is:
- Caracara: $300.94 earning 1000 points for their house.
- Peregrine: $258.91 earning 750 points for their house.
- Merlin: $241.90 earning 500 points for their house.
- Kestrel: $110.59 earning 250 points for their house.
Grand total earned for immigrants coming to this country and receiving vital services through the JFCS East Bay was $912.22! Way to go Falcons!
House shirt winner for the Friday before we left for Spring Break was...drum roll please...Merlin! They earned 500 points for their house! Get those shirts on tomorrow so your House can take the W this week!
Together We Can!
- Sign Up Here to participate in the new community service initiative.
Yearbook Are Now On Sale!
- Don't miss out on this important memento for your Falcon! Just go to this link: www.yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 7587.
Kent School Site Council
Next Meeting: May 7, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Main Office Conference Room
- All Kent parents are welcome to attend School Site Council meetings. Please visit our Site Council page for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
8th Grade Announcements
High School Information
- Redwood High School Tours, Online Registration Instructions, and Parent Letter
- Drake High School Tours
Kent Graduation Raffle
Tickets are being sold for the annual Kent Raffle to raise funds for 8th grade graduation. Through April 19, 2019, raffle tickets will be available for sale in each quad during morning recess! We will raffle off $500 cash, AirPods, Gotts gift certificate, a Guest Star spot on Wednesday Broadcast, and a one gallon candy jar! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winners will be drawn on April 19, 2019.
Purchase Tickets for the Kids raffle
- Tickets are on sale in both quads during morning recess – $5 each or 5 tickets for $20
- Drawing on April 19, 2019
- Submitting photos for the graduation slideshow
- Graduation form
- Graduation week events
- Mom’s night out
- Kids and adults raffle