Kentfield School District
April 25th, 2022
Dear KSD Community,
In the months ahead, there are new initiatives on the horizon as well as new opportunities for our community. As we address these district level shifts we must remember that at the core of our operations are the people. Our students, our staff, and our parents/guardians. It is the community that makes us the KSD and by staying informed we will be more equipped and prepared to maximize the potential of each and every one of our stakeholders.
See below for pertinent information!
Take good care,
Interested in being a KSD Board of Trustee?
On Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m., the KSD will host a School Board Trustee orientation at the KSD District Office, 750 College Ave. The event will share more about the role and responsibility of a School Board Member. Every public school district is governed by a board of trustees, commonly known as the school board. These boards of trustees are representative of their community, putting the interest of students' futures first. This November three seats will be open for election.
2022-23 School Calendar
On Tuesday, April 12, the KSD Board of Trustees approved the 2022-23 KSD School Year calendar. Notable dates on the annual calendar include:
- First Day of School - August 24, 2022
- Non-Student Day - Teacher Work Day - November 10
- Thanksgiving Recess - Nov. 21 to November 25 (full week recess)
- Winter Recess - December 19 - January 2
- Mid- Winter Recess - February 20 - Feb. 24
- Non-Student Day - Teacher Work Day - March 10
- Spring Recess - April 10 - April 14
- Last Day of School - June 16
School Meals for All
Beginning in the 2022-23 school year the KSD will be required to provide all children access to a nutritious school meal. The purpose of this program is to establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and support cognitive development and academic success. The KSD is in the process of requesting a public bid for proposals for the district's school food program. This new requirement does not bring additional state funding but does provide flexibility to request a donation to access meals. More information to follow.
Universal Transitional Kindergarten
In the fall of 2022 the KSD will provide a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for KSD students who turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023. The program will be a new grade level for our students and will operate at our Bacich School site. The KSD will receive one-time start up funds to assist with planning and implementation of this new grade level. The program will expand over the next 4 years increasing attendance while offering our youngest learners an opportunity to be on a comprehensive elementary school site. This new program provides access to a strong preschool foundation for all age-eligible children.
Family Partners Meeting:
This Tuesday, April 26, 4-5 p.m., Sam Drazin of Changing Perspectives returns to Family Partners to talk about strategies to support our students with socio-emotional learning. The presentation can be accessed at in-person meeting at the district office 750 College Ave or via Zoom. The link is being sent via Parent Square.
May Menu Now Available
The May menu is now available. Please login to place your orders soon!
Foodie Fact - Tomatoes
Spring is in the air and SchoolFoodies is celebrating with fresh tomatoes! Our head chef and kitchen team are preparing the following meals in May that will help get fresh tomatoes into your child’s day:
- May 10 to May 12: Taco Salad
- May 11: Pasta Primavera and Bruschetta Chicken *NEW!*
- May 17 to May 19: BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad
ANNOUNCING California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), 2022
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the standardized academic testing that students across the state take every spring. After a pause for the last two springs due to the pandemic the state is returning to requiring Districts to administer CAASPP testing this year in an effort to provide valuable information about student progress. This tool is an online, computer-adaptive assessment in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics for 3rd - 8th grade students. In addition, the California Science Test will be required to be administered to all 5th and 8th grade students beginning in 2022.
KSD 3rd - 8th grade students may participate in the CAASPP testing between May 2 - June 3rd. See the site specific CAASPP testing calendars here - Kent CAASPP Testing calendar and Bacich CAASPP Testing calendar. To learn more, please read last week's newsletter.
2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar
KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar
Monday, April 25, 2022
- Bacich Placement Input Form for 2022-23 is due. This form is optional.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
- Family Partners meeting, 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
- Bacich Walk and Roll Jedi Challenge
- Citizen's Oversight meeting, 4-5 p.m., agenda
Thursday, April 28, 2022
- Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting, April 28, 4-5 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- Kent Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- DELAC meeting, 5-6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
- Walk and Roll to School Day
- Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
- Kent ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Finance committee meeting, 4 p.m.
Friday, May 6, 2022
- District Track Meeting, College of Marin
- Kent Principal Chat, 8:45-10 a.m.
Community Health Update
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Marin Public Health, Smarter Schools Plan, released March 28, 2022
Submit Student vaccination verification
How to Help Kids Navigate the New Era of No-Mask School - Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022
School Board Information: video recordings of meetings, community letters, minutes, trustee contacts
- Next monthly School Board meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5-8 p.m., in-person in Kent Middle School and Zoom audio, agenda
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person or via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
- Family Partners meeting: April 26, 4-5 p.m.
- Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting: rescheduled for April 28, 2022, 4-5 p.m.
- Finance committee meeting: May 5, 4 p.m.
- Safety Committee meeting: May 9, 9-10 a.m.
Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Community,
For this session of classroom guidance lessons, the Bacich students have been learning about identifying the size of a problem – small, medium and big. Please ask your Bacich Bear to show you the hand signals. The students have been taught that they can solve small problems on their own without any help from a grownup. And that feels really good to solve a problem by yourself!
The kids know to try one or two of Kelso’s Choices to solve these small problems. For example, if they are having a problem deciding on which game to play during recess, they can use “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to solve the problem. Try using some of the choices at home! You can watch Kelso’s video for deeper understanding and some good dance music that many of us will recognize.
Finally, our amazing 4th grade Bacich Peacemaker Team (BPT) members have been reinforcing Kelso’s Choices during lunch recess with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. The Peacemakers also look for excellent citizenship and award Bacich Bear Cards to deserving students. These leaders and role models assist with using our Peace Paths as well.
Let’s have continue to have an amazing spring semester!
Ms A (Andrea Cashman), Bacich School Counselor
We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Bacich Talent Show is returning to school Friday, April 29 for the first time LIVE! This year’s Talent Show participants are 3rd and 4th grade students. There will be two back to back morning assembly performances, with grades K-2 attending the first show and grades 3-4 attending the second. The Talent Show will be recorded and posted for the whole community to enjoy on www.bacichtalentshow.com later that evening.
Bacich Walk and Roll to School Days: April 13, 20, 27 and "May the 4th"
Walk and Roll Jedi Challenge
Bacich is holding a four-week Walk and Roll to school event that started April 13. Students are working to be full J.E.D.I.s (Joyful, Excited, Devoted, Imaginative) as they celebrate saving the earth by walking or rolling to school. When students walk or roll to school the event days there will be a table at the Sir Francis Drake gate with volunteers passing out their J.E.D.I. cards. They will need to get their card stamped four times. If they have four stamps on their J.E.D.I. card, they can turn it in to enter a raffle for a soccer ball or a scooter! Parents, if you would like to volunteer from 7:45-8:15 a.m. on any of the next four Wednesdays to help out with stamping, please email Kristine Duran at email@example.com.
Bacich Yearbooks Sales End 4/29!
The yearbook will be back this year with class photos and pictures of all students, not to mention spreads of special events on campus throughout the year! The sales of the book support KSPTA programming in the KSD. Yearbooks will be delivered to students in their classrooms at the end of the school year.
- On Sale Through April 29 for $35
- Link to order: jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09854647
If purchasing a yearbook is a financial burden for your family, please reach out to either Amber Hatfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ivette Villarreal (email@example.com), and the KSPTA will make sure your child has a book.
Kent Tutors Marin: Free virtual tutoring to K–6th graders in all subjects during school, after school, and on weekends. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Sessions are 30-45 minutes via Zoom.
April is both National Poetry Month and Multicultural Communications Month.
Find out Ms. Warnick's favorite books for to celebrate poetry and diversity in the April issue of the Bacich Library Book Buzz: bacichlibrarybookbuzz.blogspot.com.
To Check Out Books: Visit: sites.google.com/kentfieldschools.org/bacich-library
- Watch this how to video to learn how to check out Bacich Library books.
- April 25: Placement Input Form for 2022-23 is due.
- April 29: Bacich 2022 Talent Show, during school hours.
- "May the 4th" be with you!: Walk and Roll Jedi Challenge & Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- May 13: Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
- May 16: Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Kent Falcons News
Greetings Kent Community,
This spring we administer the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) at Kent for the first time since 2019. This statewide assessment tool is implemented to monitor our students’ progress in English Language Arts and Mathematics each year, and will give parents/guardians important insights into your child’s areas of strength and challenge. The CAASPP also provides our school with important information about our overall instructional strengths and areas for improvement.
CAASPP testing begins at Kent next week, and we want to support your child to be comfortable and confident while showing us what they know and are able to do on these important standardized tests. Please see the notes below to help anticipate what to expect with CAASPP testing at Kent starting next week, and to help prepare your child for successful test sessions.
- Linked here is the testing schedule for Kent. Please note that students will be taking the assessment in their regularly scheduled English classes the week of May 2, and their regularly scheduled math classes the week of May 9.
- The entire CAASPP assessment is computer based and includes two parts within each subject assessed, the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and the Performance Task (PT). The CAT includes short answer multiple choice, fill in the blank, and brief responses on each subject area, with the testing system adjusting stimuli based on how each student responds. The PT includes only a few prompts, though is intended to take a similar amount of time as the CAT, with more open-ended writing and problem solving scenarios presented to students.
- All parts of the CAASPP test are untimed, and students will be provided with as much time as they need to complete the assessment. At the end of each testing period, students will pause the test where they are, and resume the next day. If students do not finish during the time allotted, we will have make-up sessions offered the week of May 16.
- During advisory this week, we will be reviewing the testing schedule and discussing how to set up for success on the CAASPP this year at Kent. We will also be watching this video that explains how to access universal tools designed to help students while they are taking the assessment.
- Testing sessions will be occurring during regularly scheduled English and Math classes, meaning that testing time will happen at different times each day for your child depending on the day of the week. Please ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep each night, eats a nutritious breakfast, and has a plan for access to nutritious food during the school day, including school lunch.
- 5th and 8th graders will be taking the California Science Test (CAST) the week of May 23, in nest class in 5th grade and in science class in 8th grade. The CAST is presented in an identical format to the CAASPP.
If you have any questions about your child’s testing experience or if you need to exempt your child from CAASPP testing this year, please contact our school site testing coordinator and assistant principal, Wendy Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com). We look forward to supporting our Falcons in their successful completion of their 2022 CAASPP assessment.
All my best,
Kent Tutors Marin: Free virtual tutoring to K–6th graders in all subjects during school, after school, and on weekends. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Sessions are 30-45 minutes via Zoom.
Not Returning to Kent Next Year?
- If your student is not returning to Kent in the fall, to please contact Lisa Sandberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 4th, is National Bike to School Day - May the Fourth Be With You!
Please encourage your student to BIKE, SKATE, or SCOOTER to school. While riding through the Galaxy - they will get great exercise, reduce traffic and pollution and have some FUN! All riders will be entered into a raffle to win Movie tickets.
Star Wars themed clothing encouraged!
El miércoles 4 de mayo es el Día Nacional de ir en Bicicleta a la Escuela - ¡Que el Cuatro Esté Contigo! Por favor anime a su estudiante a ir en BICICLETA, PATINETA o MONOPATIN a la escuela. Mientras van rodando por la Galaxia, ¡ellos harán ejercicio, reducirán el tráfico y la polución y se DIVERTIRAN! Todos los que rueden ese día entrarán en el sorteo de tiquetes para el cine.
¡Se les invita a vestirse con ropa del tema de la Guerra de las Galaxias!
Spring Music Concerts
Greetings from the Kent Middle School Music Department! I'm pleased to announce that Spring concerts are scheduled take place in the MP Room at Kent Middle School as follows:
- All 5th Grade Music Students (5th Grade Bands and 5th Grade Orchestra) - Tuesday, May 31, 2022
- All 6th Grade Music Students (6th Grade Bands and 6th Grade Orchestra) - Wednesday, June 1, 2022
- Zero Period Instrumental, Choir, Jazz Band, Rock Band and Karaoke Competition Winners - Thursday, June 2, 2022
Students should be in room 26 at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start promptly at 7 p.m. Concert uniform is a black outfit (nice/formal preferred but casual black clothing is acceptable). Should you have any questions please email me Mr. Martinez at email@example.com.
Attention 8th Graders!
Redwood High School’s Leadership Class applications are open if you know of any 8th graders who might want to apply.
- Applications are liked to this page: www.tamdistrict.org/domain/151
Questions? Please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newspaper Club: meets on Tuesday during study session.
Need Book Recommendations?
Email me at email@example.com and follow us on Instagram @kentmiddleschoollibrary.
Kent Homework Club: Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Kent Library
- Designed for students who need a quiet and supported environment in which to complete assignments. Any student who is ready to focus and work is welcome to attend with us!
Kent Lunchtime Clubs: All are welcome! Simply show up at the meeting location on the correct day to join in the fun!
- May 3: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- May 5: Kent ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- May 6: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
- May 6: District Track Meeting, College of Marin
- 2 Night Stay at La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood
- Sausalito Date Package
- 4 Nights/5 days in Beautiful Lake Tahoe
- A Week at South Lake Tahoe
- Five Nights at Twain Harte Cabin
- Golf for 6 at Renowned Mayacama Golf Club
- Round of Golf at Napa Country Club
- Starter Golf Package
- Golf at The Olympic Club with Pete Johnson
- Golf at Mayacama for Three with Brad Hedrick
SPA + BEAUTY
- 90-minute International Orange Massage
- Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Bash for Five
- HLM & Plasma Treatment at Eden Day Spa
- lilah b. Natural Cosmetic Assortment
- diPietro Todd Hair Salon $415 Gift Card
- (2) Tickets to Duke Univ. Men's Basketball Game
- Point Reyes Nature Photography Session
- Summer Staycation Package
- Adult Fishing Trip with Captain Dave!
- 4 Tickets to a Show at Bimbo's 365 Club
- Design Consultation with HBK Interior Design
- "Into the Woods" Painting by Libby Mitchell
- "Lavender Lake" Oil Painting by Norma DiMaulo
- Westpark Home $250 Gift Card
- Lovely Kitchen Items from Columbine Home
- Facebook Portal Go Wireless Video Calling
- Interior Design + Styling Consultation w/ California Daydreams
FUN FOR KIDS
- Esporterz Party for 12 Kids
- Cupcake Birthday Party for 6 at Epic Cooking
- Summer Staycation Package
- Game Night Package
- Fishing Trip for Kids on the Pier
- Kids’ Sign up Parties (scroll down page)
SIGN UP PARTIES
- 90’s Dance Party at the Log Cabin
- Hike and Brunch at Perry’s
- Hot Pilates/Power Yoga Class with Laura Oronzi at Hot Yoga Republic
- Ladies Golf at McInnis
- Poolside Sweat Session with Bianca Buresh
- Dave Levine Adult All Star Shooting Competition
- Kids’ Sign up Parties (scroll down page)
FUND-A-NEED KIK-START :: INNOVATION, TECH + ARTS
This spring’s Fund-a-Need will support specific needs in the Bacich IDEA Lab and Kent’s Art and Broadcasting programs for the 2022-23 school year. Separate from the Annual Goal, please consider donating to the FUND-A-NEED today.
- Innovation and Tech assets: Bacich IDEA Lab and Maker program
- Expanded Art offerings: Sculpture, Ceramics and Stop Motion Animation
- Broadcasting Tech: Video Creation, Script Editing and Broadcast Management
ROARING TWENTY 20’S EVENT & LIVE AUCTION — SOLD OUT!
Kentfield Schools Foundation, Kentfield Invests in Kids (KIK), proudly presents:
- The Roaring Twenty 20’s | Dinner, Dancing, Live Auction*
- Saturday, April 30, 6 - 11 pm
- Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
- See FAQs
- You should have received a Pre-Registration email from firstname.lastname@example.org via Max Giving (check spouse’s email or spam as well).
- Pre-Registration highly recommended! Allows for quick entry.
- All guests must have a credit card on file to enter event.
LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW | APRIL 30 - BIMBO’S 365 CLUB
5 NIGHTS AT THE MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL, HAWAII
Escape for 5 nights to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in an ocean-view room with breakfast included for two. The 5-star hotel is located along the beautiful, crescent-shaped white sand beach of Kauna’oa Bay on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Take advantage of golf for two at their famous ocean view championship course or experience a traditional luau.
Available at the Live Auction, Saturday, April 30. Generously donated by a Kentfield School District Family & Mauna Kea Beach Resort.
See complete Live Auction list.
SPECIAL THANKS TO PREMIER AUCTION SPONSORS
Woodlands Market - is an invaluable KIK business partner and, as our upscale neighborhood market, they offer delicious deli sandwiches, gourmet food, organic produce and ready-made eats and spirits.
Carey Hagglund Condy Team | Luxury Marin Homes - A Top 5 Marin County agent, Carey is known to be honest and discreet. She offers unparalleled knowledge of Marin’s unique neighborhoods and schools—of Marin Living Beyond the Four Walls.
Colleen Fitzpatrick | Golden Gate | Sotheby's International Realty - Having represented many Marin and San Francisco luxury homes, Colleen brings a wealth of expertise, experience, and the highest level of integrity and diplomacy to her clients.
OWN Marin - Marin County’s #1 real estate team since 2015, Barr Haney, Whitney Potter, and their team have helped over 650 clients achieve their goals. Ranked #1 in Kentfield, OWN Marin makes buying or selling a home easy—Let’s go get your home.
THANK YOU TO ALL AUCTION SPONSORS & DONORS!
Carey Hagglund Condy Team | Luxury Marin Homes
Colleen Fitzpatrick | Golden Gate | Sotheby's International Realty
Left Bank | Fuel 24:7 / Shineology | Allison Fortini Crawford, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty | Boulevard Real Estate, Bitsa Freeman | Andrew Roth, Domain Marin | Mynsberge, Ruggles & Yang Oral Surgery | Marin Ortho | MacRostie Winery & Vineyards | Ben Shemano Jewelry | SF2BAY | Body By Buresh | Nichols Orthodontics | Together Home
Check out the growing list of all of KIK Spring Auction Business and Family Donors and Sign-up Party Hosts. Thank you for supporting our schools!
KIK EVENTS | DINE & DONATE
APR 26- $50 Dine & Donate - Left Bank KIK Family Meals
Gives 20% to KIK, Opt in for weekly order reminder.
- Chicken paella, steamed broccoli and a mixed salad
SPRING AUCTION & EVENT
APRIL 21-28 - KIK Online Auction - THE ROARING TWENTY 20’S
KIK Spring Online Auction Event, 300 items will be available!
APRIL 30 - Spring Party at Bimbo’s 365 Club - THE ROARING TWENTY 20’S – SOLD OUT!
KIK Spring Live Auction, Dinner & Dance Party at Bimbo’s 365 Club featuring Mustache Harbor and DJ. Bus Transportation included.
KIK $1M ANNUAL GOAL — Update
We’re over the 80% mark of our fundraising goal for our Bacich and Kent schools — but we still have about $150,000 to raise in 2 months!
- $1M Annual Fundraising Status : $848,480 (net) to date / $1M GOAL
- Thank you to the 347 Family Giving Donors to date who are committed to our students and the programs they love! Can we add your name to this list?
- Thank you to KIK Business Partners for supporting our students and schools.
- Learn how KIK Invests in Kids
For Installments or Matching Gifts, Print Donor Form in English and Spanish.
Next KSPTA Meeting: Monday, May 9, 7-8 p.m., Agenda
Last few days to buy a Bacich Yearbooks! On Sale Until April 29!
Find out more about ordering a Bacich Yearbook at kspta.org/bacich-yearbooks-now-on-sale
- On sale through April 29: $35
Lunch Volunteer Sign Ups
Our school lunch program is run by the KSPTA and staffed completely with volunteers. These dedicated volunteer parents who've been feeding our kiddos all year are tired and need a break! Please help us out. Between Bacich and Kent we need to get over 1500 lunches into the hands and mouths of our hungry students. Consider a regular shift - either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Connect with other parents and see your children in the wild. We particular need help this month so sign up now!
The KSPTA is working on bringing some great parenting education events to Kentfield this school year. There are also lots of great resources, often free, in our community. Regularly, we'll be sharing information about community events with you.
Complete list of parent education opportunities and archive of available recordings for 2021-2022
Information, events, and news provided in our newsletter's "Community News" is offered as service to our community, and are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District. Placement does not represent an endorsement.
Youth Leadership Council
On April 29 from 6-8, the Youth Leadership Institute is hosting Speak Your Truth, an open mic poetry night where all students are invited to express themselves artistically, no experience required! I have also attached a flyer for this event to the email and encourage you to share this unique experience with your students as well!
Youth Art/Film Showcase Addresses Mental Health
Submit works that illuminate hope and well-being during Mental Health Month
Calling All Students!
In honor of May Mental Health Month the Suicide Prevention Collaboration Youth Action Team — in collaboration with Health and Human Services, Cultural Services, and Marin County Office of Education — is hosting an art and film showcase surrounding mental health and suicide prevention. The goal of this event, to be held on May 12, 5-7 p.m., at Marin County Office of Education, is to increase awareness and conversations around mental health and well-being within Marin through sharing youth art and perspective.
Digital artwork submissions are accepted on the website through May 9. To be featured on the website showcase and at the May 12 event, read the guidelines below and submit your art using this form. Art can also be dropped off at specified location — more information available on the submission form.
Alongside the showcase, note that you can also enter your art to the Directing Change Contest for an opportunity to win prizes, express your feelings and inspire others through film and art on a state-wide level.
Art in any form is accepted, including photography, painting, digital art, storytelling, poetry, dance, music, and video. See more video guidelines, including resources to feature.
Learn more about the contest and submission guidelines.
Marin HHS oversees government-funded behavioral health and recovery services. If you or someone you know is in mental health distress, find resources on BHRSPrevention.org or contact:
- Marin Suicide Prevention Hotline: (415) 499-1100
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255 y en Español: 1 (888) 628-9454
- The Trevor Lifeline: 1 (866) 488-7386
- Friendship Line (for 60 and older): 1 (800) 971-0016
- Crisis Text Line: Text MARIN to 741741
Join us for May 7th Community Heritage & History Day / Bon Air's 70th Birthday Bash
The Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) is partnering with Bon Air to celebrate Bon Air's 70th Birthday!
When: Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
What: A free, family-friendly community event and party to celebrate Bon Air’s 70th year and to highlight our shared heritage and history. We will honor the important work being done by Bon Air, our local schools, organizations and leaders in our community (see full list below).
Planned festivities include: live music from our local schools (Bacich Elementary 4th Grade Choir and Branson's A Capella Singers) and community (Bread & Roses Presents); history presentations; balloon twisting and face-painting; a bocce tournament; a hands-on roses exhibit; vintage cars; Bon Air merchant specials; birthday cupcakes; ice cream and more!
Watch Bon Air's new wall mural unfold, showcasing the past, present and future of Bon Air created in partnership with Marin Open Studios and the Canal Artist Alliance. Community organizations from across Marin will celebrate with hands-on activities along the promenade, local fire trucks and vintage cars dating back to 1952 on display under the oak tree.
Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library Marin History Museum, Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS), San Anselmo Historical Society
Central Marin Fire, Kentfield Fire Protection District, Central Marin Police Authority, Marin County Sheriff's Office, Central Marin Neighborhood Response Group
MarinHealth Medical Center, Marin Sanitary Service, Cub Scout Pack 59, Scout Troop 59, Marin Master Gardeners, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit - SMART Train, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry
Bacich Elementary School, Branson High School, Redwood High School Alumni, Kentfield Schools Foundation (KIK), Chronos Academy, Marin Enrichment Preschool, Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association, Greenbrae Property Owners Association, Kentfield Planning Advisory Board (KPAB)
Marin County Parks, County of Marin with Supervisors Katie Rice and Damon Connolly, State Assemblymember Marc Levine, Marin Women's Political Action Committee (MWPAC), League of Women Voters of Marin County, Larkspur Library, and Recreation Larkspur Chamber of Commerce
First Annual Touch Trucks Community Event
Explore the vehicles, talk to drivers, imagine and learn at this fun family event all about trucks to benefit Larkspur Library.
Touch Trucks will be an amazing community event and fun opportunity for families to explore big trucks such as fire trucks, a cement truck, a guide dog puppy truck, and many more. All proceeds will benefit The Commons Foundation, which is leading efforts to build a new Larkspur Library. Representatives from The Larkspur Library will be on-site to provide children with their first library card if desired.
- Sunday, May 22, 2022, 10-2 p.m.
- Redwood High School, East Parking lot (park in the West Parking lot), 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939
- Learn more
Girls' Force Summer Camps
Bacich and Kent alumni and the founder of Girls' Force (Girls' Leadership educational nonprofit). In 2019, is delighted to teach an enrichment program after school at Bacich.
Girls' Force is an educational nonprofit which empowers girls through experiential enrichment programs, camps, and events. Girls' Force programs provide girls with Growth Mindset skills to become tenacious and resilient leaders.
Find out more about Girls' Force Leadership Summer Camps.
FULL-IMMERSION SPANISH CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AT BACICH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
Spanish Program On-Campus for the 2022-2023 School Year! Register Before May 31 and You Will Save $100!
Join Viva el Español and learn Spanish through games, songs, stories, and art projects. This full-immersion approach is offered before school every school day and after school 4 times a week, which assists in reinforcing lessons learned. Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases. They will also learn about various traditions of different Spanish-speaking countries. The curriculum for continuing students builds on what they have learned in previous years, expanding to new subject areas and more complex phrases.
Classes will be held from September 12, 2022, to June 02, 2023, following the school calendar
- 1st - 2nd Grade New Students: Monday - Friday 7:20-8 a.m.
- 2nd - 4th Grade Continuing Students: Monday - Friday 7:20 - 8 a.m.
- Kindergarten Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2:10-2:40 p.m.
- 1st - 2nd Grade New Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:05-3:45 p.m.
- 2nd - 4th Continuing Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:05-3:45 p.m.
Remember that all classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment, and classroom or teacher availability.
To register, please click here.
Email us at email@example.com or call us at 925-962-9177 if you have any questions or problems registering.
Learning Opportunities for Middle school Students
The Corte Madera Library is hosting multiple learning opportunities for middle school students:
On Saturdays, teen tutors from Redwood High school will be available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to assist with various subjects in the library's teen section. This is a drop-in service, so first come first served. Masks are requested to mimic school policies due to close proximity. Call the library for more information.
Another Redwood student will be hosting six classes for 5th-12th graders on how to program using Python. Please call the library to register, space will be limited. Chromebooks are available in-branch, or personal laptops can also be used. Classes are cumulative, and will be posted online following the in-person sessions. Dates: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30.
Find us at marinlibrary.org, or reach us by phone at: 415-924-3515
Crisis Text Support Line
Marin County is offering our youth another means of mental health support through a crisis text line.
Text MARIN to 741741 for Support that Cares
If you are ever in need of support, Crisis Text Line is always available to offer help. Connect with a trained Crisis Counselor and share your feelings in a safe space. Text MARIN to 741741 for free, 24/7, confidential support that cares. Available in Spanish 2022.
Marin Health Hubs
Health hubs, we provide free and bilingual services such as food distribution, nutrition education, health screenings, and information about community organizations.
Food pantry items are provided by the SF-Marin Food Bank and by the ExtraFood.org Program, and the health screenings are provided by our wonderful nurses!
Everyone is welcome to attend the health hubs food pantry and to help us run it!
Parent & Youth.Helpline
This free helpline provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
- Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Parents can join a Weekly Online Support Group through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org.
- Helpline #: 855-427-2736