Dear KSD Community,
Today launched Staff Appreciation Week 2022. Throughout the week our KSD faculty will be honored with tokens of appreciation as well as scrumptious snacks and meals to keep folks energized. Thank you KSD Community for honoring our educators and acknowledging the difference they make in the lives of our children.
As we celebrate our educators – I also want to celebrate some of the KSD traditions that have been revived this school year. From the Bacich Maker Fair to Playoffs Games for our Kent Athletes many joyous activities have occurred this year that will offer memories for a lifetime. Below are two recent events we are spotlighting in this month's first May Newsletter. Enjoy!
Bacich Live Talent Show!
On Friday, April 29th a number of Bacich 3rd and 4th graders shared their talents during two live Talent Shows. We had comedians, musicians, dancers, singers and more. The event brought joy and excitement to the Bacich School Community as these brave Bacich Bears stood before an audience of 200+ attendees to demonstrate their interests and passion. Special thanks to Amy Wheeler for her coordination, our backstage parent volunteers, staff who did the set up and most of all to the students for their display of talent.
Did you know about Kent Mathletes?
This is an offering available to interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students one day a week during zero period where students come together to work on complex math problems that promote critical thinking and problem solving.
On April 19, Mathlete Coaches Denise and Siggy Strack hosted the Kent Mathlete school competition. It was a great event promoting the love of mathematics through intense and complex math problems. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Strack for their ongoing support and promotion of this great event for our kids.
Opportunities Await – Now and for the School Year 2022-23.
As a community we are hoping to lean on some of our parents/guardians for day to day subbing as classroom teachers, yard supervisors, office support staff, or classroom paraprofessionals. If you are interested in any of these roles please reach out to Cyd Amaral at email@example.com or join us on May 17 at 8:45 a.m at the KSD District Office for an in person orientation of how to become a classroom substitute. We are hoping to increase our substitute pool and garner candidates for various school based positions open right now.
If interested, Kent Middle School is looking for Yard Supervision to support on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To be considered for this role please apply HERE.
Let Us Know - Fall Enrollment Planning - 2022-2023
If your family is not returning to the Kentfield School District for the 2022-23 school year, please contact Lynn Bartha (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Bacich or Lisa Sandberg (email@example.com) at Kent having this information helps as plan for the upcoming school year.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY X KSD: May 19, 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room
Please join us for a very special evening celebrating INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY X KSD!
All are invited to enjoy music, games/crafts, potluck dinner and a Reclassification Ceremony.
The first part of this event is honoring our English Learner students. Bilingual students who have achieved proficiency in English this school year are honored at the Reclassification Ceremony with certificates acknowledging their noteworthy achievement.
EAT. PLAY. LEARN. SHARE. CONNECT!
Following the ceremony, we will highlight countries, histories and family traditions of our KSD community by sharing a meal, playing games, and crafts.
Every KSD student is invited to create flags of their family heritage and we will string them to create a beautiful installation which highlights our vibrant and diverse community. Play Bacich-Kent Bingo where students will learn fun facts about our KSD community and important historical figures. Every student completing the game will receive a prize!
We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the evening together!
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.
May Menu Now Available
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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
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- Kent Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- DELAC meeting, 5-6:15 p.m.
- Special Board Meeting, 6-7 p.m., agenda
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
- Walk and Roll to School Day
- Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- KSD Technology Committee meeting, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022
- Bacich Lost & Found - Last day to pick up items before donation
- County Track Meeting, College of Marin
- Kent Principal Chat, 8:45-10 a.m.
Monday, May 9, 2022
- Board Safety Committee meeting, 9-10 a.m.
- KSPTA meeting & Tech Reset Masterclass with special guest, 7-8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
School Board meeting, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
- Kindergarten Sneak Peek (Kinder Only), 2-4 p.m.
- KIK Board meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
- KSPTA Parent Education Event - Parents for Racial Equity - Part 4, 6-8 p.m. (attendees must have attended previous session.
Friday, May 13, 2022
- Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 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
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
- Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6-7 p.m., agenda
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person or via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Families,
The Bacich classroom doors are beautifully decorated today with appreciation for our staff! Staff Appreciation Week is that special time for students and parents to show their love and respect for the Bacich school community. Thank you so much for the time and effort it took to make our staff feel so welcomed and cared for this morning. Take a look at these amazing labors of love!
If you missed our last Principal Chat on Math Games and Supports, you are in luck! Here is the slide deck with all of the resources linked. Please check out the various fun games and activities that you can do with your child to support their growth and love for math.
Our first ever live Talent Show was a huge success! Many thanks to Becky Poon and Amy and Noah Wheeler for their dedication and organization, as well as to all of the parents who supported their third or fourth grader in practicing for the show. What a wonderful showcase it was of Bacich student talent! You can watch the video of this great event on the Bacich Talent Show website.
This Wednesday is our last day of the four day Walk and Roll to School J.E.D.I Challenge! Students need to bring their J.E.D.I card with them as they walk or roll to school to receive their final stamp. The cards will be raffled off for great prizes including a soccer ball, a scooter and cool books! If you missed one of the Wednesdays, you can still get a special gift for walking and rolling to school this Wednesday. May the "Fourth" be With You!
Mary Ann Spitzer
Bacich Lost & Found Pick Up by Friday, May 6
Please check the Bacich Lost and Found for your children's forgotten items. All lost and found items will be donated at the end of day on Friday, May 6.
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.
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.
May Book Buzz blog is posted!
Find out Ms. Warnick's favorite books to celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day, plus some activity suggestions!
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.
"May the 4th" be with you!: Walk and Roll Jedi Challenge & Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
May 6: Bacich Lost & Found items will be donated at the end of the day
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,
One hundred and thirty one Kent athletes descended upon the Redwood High School athletic facility last Friday for the Area Track Meet between Kent and surrounding Marin Middle Schools. A sea of red jerseys instilled Falcon pride for all Kent students, staff, and families in attendance. Congratulations to all of our participating students for this accomplishment, and best of luck to our Falcon athletes who qualified to compete in the County-wide track meet this Friday!
As you may be aware, our Kent School Site Council is a planning and decision making body made up of Kent staff, parents, and students. During our monthly meetings we discuss current events at our school, as well as big picture goals and initiatives that impact our community. It is an engaged group of stakeholders that encourage positive change through their questioning, discussion, and collaboration.
Three parent seats on the Kent Site Council are open for the 2022-23 school year, and I invite any interested incoming 5th or 6th grade parent/guardian to submit your name for consideration for one of these three-year terms. The Site Council meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the Kent campus. If you are interested in serving on our Kent School Site Council, please email site council members Ina Gotlieb (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joelle Williams (email@example.com) by this Friday, May 6. All applicants are invited to share a short summary of their interests and qualifications to serve on this committee. My sincere appreciation to current and future site council members for their many contributions to our school!
As you know, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing began today in English classes across our school. Thank you for ensuring that your child comes to school well-rested with a plan for nutritious food across their school day during all testing days. The testing schedule is linked here for your reference. Thank you for your hard work on your CAASPP tests, Falcons!
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.
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
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 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.
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 Hilary McGinnis would like to invite Bacich Bears to join her Girls' Force Leadership Camp.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
AUCTION ITEM PICK-UP
Saturday, May 7 from 10am-noon in front of the Bacich Community Center
If you’ve won an item in the online auction, please plan to pick it up during this time. Contact Holly Myers with any questions: email@example.com
We have a few spots left for some of the Sign Up Parties — secure your spot before they sell out!
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
THANKS YOU BUSINESS, FAMILY, AND TEACHER DONORS
Thank you to all our Business, Family, and Teacher Donors who were instrumental in making the auction a success!
We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
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.
KIK EVENTS | DINE & DONATE
- Beef Bourguignon, mashed potatoes, mixed greens, asparagus
SPRING CONCERTS brought to you by KIK
MAY 31 - 7PM - 5th Grade Band/Strings Concert - MP Room
June 01 - 7PM - 6th Grade Band/Strings Concert - MP Room
June 02 - 7PM - Kent Zero Period Instrumental/Choir Concert - MP Room
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 : $869,579 (net) to date / $1M GOAL
- Thank you to the 350 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
Save the date!
5th and 6th Grade Games Night on Friday, May 13 6-8 p.m.
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-7
KSPTA traditionally hosts a special luncheon for all of the staff on the Wednesday of Teacher Appreciation Week. The event takes place at Kent in the lunch quad, and it's catered by Comforts. We need some help to pull it off, so please sign up if you can!
KSPTA Meeting: May 9 with Special Guest Tess Connolly - Tech Reset Masterclass
Tired of screen time and device conflicts at home? Come to the Tech Reset Masterclass and learn new mindset shifts and strategies to help find balance and calm around technology use. We will talk about the latest stats and research, discuss the new paradigm with devices post-pandemic, and explore how to talk to your child.
Theresa (Tess) Connolly, LCSW, CCC has been working in mental health with children and families for over 20 years. In her business Mindful Kids and Families, Tess is a ParentCoach to parents of kids age 9-17 years. She has worked as a psychotherapist with tweens and does co-parenting coaching with couples. Tess is the Host of The Parenting Reset Showpodcast, where she talks all about raising tweens and teens, often with expert guests. She is a single mother to a 13 year old boy. Originally from New England, Tess now lives in San Anselmo and is raising her son as an avid Red Sox fan.
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.
Parent Education: Harm Education
May 4, 7-8 p.m., Zoom
Join us for the final conversation in the Let's Talk Community Discussion series for 2021-22.
Jaclynn Davis, who authored the Let's Talk booklets, will give an overview of harm reduction and how it applies across age groups.
Rusty Handlin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Marin. He works with parents and families to set reasonable agreements regarding homework, curfew, substance use, social interaction, and family rituals. He will provide practical tools for parents to communicate with their children about substances.
Talia Harter is a student at San Rafael High School. She has been working with Youth Transforming Justice as a Peer Solutions volunteer or 3 years and is a member of the Youth Action Team for the County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, as well as Marin 9 to 25. Talia is an experienced Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices Trainer and has completed the 6-hour family session of the Substance Safety Skills Harm Reduction.
Sponsored by Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships