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.
St. Anselm CYO Girls Volleyball Registration Now Open
Fall 2022 school year for incoming Grades 5-8
EVALUATIONS: Tuesday, May 24 AND Wednesday, May 25
Register at www.stanselmcyo.com.
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 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 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