Kentfield School District
May 9th, 2022
Dear KSD Community,
Please join us tomorrow Tuesday, May 10th at 5 p.m. for our Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Attendees may join in person in the Kent Middle School Multi-Purpose Room located at 800 College Ave. A Zoom webinar option will be available as well. We will be sharing an update on the YouthTruth results as well as plans for the 2022-23 school year.
Take good care,
UPDATE - Bacich School Administration
We are thrilled to share our plans for the administrative structure for Bacich School in the 2022-23 school year.
The KSD conducted a full recruitment and interview process for a full-time principal and assistant principal. Through the multifaceted interview process the panel identified one final candidate for hire, Maria Martin. Ms. Martin is recommended to be identified as the Principal-Elect finalist for Bacich School effective July 1, 2022.
Ms. Martin is in process of obtaining her administrative credential, thus the title of “Principal-Elect.” The KSD will also contract an additional experienced interim elementary school administrator for the site to provide operational support for Bacich School while also working closely with Ms. Martin in her new role. Ms. Martin and I are working together to find this additional interim administrator and will update the community once the additional team member has been identified.
As we look forward to the 2022-23 school year, our primary goal is to support our Bacich students and staff with a strong administrative team. Through creating this unique infrastructure we will have the necessary level of support for our students and staff while also providing our community familiarity, trust, and cohesion.
On May 25 we will hold an afternoon social for parents/guardians in the Bacich School Miwok Garden to provide an informal meet and greet with our new administrative team (more details to follow). Please see below message from Ms. Martin to learn a bit more about the gifts she will bring to Bacich as the Principal-Elect.
A Message from Maria Martin, Principal- Elect
I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the new Principal-Elect of Bacich Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. Kentfield is my home and I am grateful for the opportunity to join the administrative team at Bacich, right here in my own community. My daughter, Isabel, is a current sixth grader at Kent Middle School and my older children are former KSD students. You will likely see me in the evenings walking my dog, Cooper, in the neighborhood. I also enjoy camping and spending time outdoors with my family.
I am a dedicated and dynamic educator with 15 years of teaching experience at Bacich and I am currently in the process of obtaining my administrative credential. During my time at Bacich, I have taught kindergarten and fourth grade and held numerous leadership positions, including Grade Level Coordinator in both kindergarten and fourth grade. I have been a mentor to several beginning teachers and aspiring teachers during my years at Bacich. Prior to teaching at Bacich, I served on the board of Brandeis Hillel Day School and held leadership positions at my children’s preschool. I come from a family of educators and believe in the power of a quality education.
I am passionate about culturally responsive teaching and creating safe and engaging learning environments where all students can thrive and learn. I look forward to deepening and expanding our social justice and equity and inclusion work that has begun at Bacich and the Kentfield School District.
In addition to being an educator, I have nearly 15 years combined experience as an attorney and small business owner. I bring a unique set of experiences and perspectives to my new role as Bacich Principal-Elect. I have strong collaboration and communication skills and I am eager to work with all stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for our school.
It is truly a gift to get to work as Principal-Elect alongside such a dedicated, caring, and hard working staff. I look forward to working with teachers, parents, and the larger school community to ensure that all students reach their potential in a caring and inclusive school environment that keeps the best interest of students at the forefront. Together, as partners, we can ensure a bright future for our school where joy, kindness, and a love of learning thrive.
Bacich School Principal-Elect
SELPA Hearing Notice
The SELPA office will be holding its annual public meeting on May 25, 2022 to fulfill the CDE requirement to have the SELPA’s Annual Budget and Service Plans adopted at a public hearing as outlined in California Education Code Section 56205.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) at Bacich or Lisa Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
Together, we’ll enjoy music, games/crafts, potluck dinner and our Reclassification Ceremony. Part of this event is honoring our bilingual students who have achieved proficiency in English this school year. Following the ceremony, we will highlight countries, histories and family traditions of our KSD community by sharing a meal and playing games and crafts.
- Sign up here to support the potluck by sharing a dinner entree, side dish, drinks or dessert that represents a traditional family recipe.
- Sign up here to volunteer to help with crafts, games and/or food service.
- Read flyer for more information.
Bike Hero Award! ¡Premiación del Héroe del Ciclismo!
A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!
Each May, Parents, Administrators, Teachers and Friends are invited to nominate a student Bike Hero. A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, eagerly rides as a passenger on a cargo bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking. Two Marin County elementary and two middle school students will be selected to win $50.00 gift cards to a store of their choice.
- Nominate Here:
Un Héroe del Ciclismo un Fantástico Modelo a Seguir
Cada mayo, padres, administradores escolares, maestros y amigos están invitados a nominar a un estudiante que sea un Héroe del Ciclismo. Este es un niño o niña que se levanta temprano para montar bicicleta frecuentemente, inspira a otros a hacer lo mismo, está listo para viajar como pasajero en una bicicleta de carga, obedece las leyes viales y SE DIVIERTE mientras lo hace. Dos estudiantes de primaria y escuela intermedia en Marín serán seleccionados para ganar certificados por $50 de la tienda que quieran.
- Nomine aqui:
Interested in being a KSD Board of Trustee?
On Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm, the KSD will host a School Board Trustee orientation at the KSD District Office, 750 College Ave. to share more about the role 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.
2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar
KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar
Monday, May 9, 2022
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.
Friday, May 13, 2022
- Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Monday, May 16, 2022
- Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- LCAP Committee meeting, 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
- Learn how to become a classroom substitute orientation, 8:45 a.m., District Office
- School Board Trustee orientation, 6 p.m., District Office
Thursday, May 19, 2022
- International Family Day X KSD: 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room 6-8 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2022
- Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Smarter Schools Plan Updated May 5, 2022
Updated Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan
Marin Public Health, as well as updated guidance on end-of-school-year events (in English and Spanish). Marin County Public Health recommends the following multi-layered protective measures to decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreaks.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun at email@example.com 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
- LCAP/Strategic Plan Committee meeting: May 16, 4-5 p.m.
Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Families,
Thank you so much for your efforts in recognizing our fabulous Bacich staff last week! You could really see and feel the love on campus. I also want to recognize all of our families and their contributions that make Bacich School feel like such a strong community with the unified purpose of providing our students the education and care they need to develop into great citizens.
Bacich staff strives to create an environment where all students can be themselves. We work to provide affirming and inclusive spaces by using respectful language, visibly inclusive signs, and positive actions. We encourage our student body to do the same through our modeling and direct lessons. To further this objective, this month, teachers at every grade level are delivering age appropriate lessons on the topic of gender expression and identity. Each grade level is providing an access point to the topic of gender through a children’s book and then following up with a lesson. At the elementary level, life lessons such as these are best delivered with the use of thematic books that have characters with whom students can identify and/or empathize that help start a guided conversation.
Gender impacts every single one of us, and these gender lessons will help students develop a greater sense of self, as well as an understanding and awareness of people with experiences different from their own. Each individual at Bacich contributes to building and sustaining a safe and welcoming school climate. Like with any group of people, personal identity and experience of each individual varies immensely across broad spectrums. Please reinforce with your child that when people express their sense of self in a way that may differ from what we expect, or even from what is typical, that compassion, empathy, and understanding can go a long way to help that person feel comfortable and that they belong. For your reference, I am sharing this information sheet about gender from Gender Spectrum that has been used as a part of gender lessons for our middle school students. Although our lessons do not quite reach this same level of depth and vocabulary, I think it is important for you to see what is ahead for your child as we build the foundation in elementary school.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the lessons taught, or about this topic. Thank you for your partnership in raising conscientious and accepting children who work to understand and accept experiences that differ from their own.
Mary Ann Spitzer
Important Update: Bacich Administration
Please click here to read an update on the Bacich Administration search process.
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 13: Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
May 16: Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
June 3: 4th Grade Step Up Parent Presentation, 8:45-10 a.m.
June 8: Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Kent Falcons News
Greetings Kent Community,
I am honored to work alongside the exceptional group of professionals that make up the Kent Middle School staff. Staff Appreciation Week last week provided a wonderful opportunity to shower these educators with praise and recognition for the enumerable ways they support the growth of our students. Thank you to those in our community who contributed to various meals and snacks across the week, expressed words of support and encouragement, created the artwork gracing pathways and halls, and captured kind notes of appreciation. We value this heartfelt recognition of our instructional and support staff’s efforts, and thanks to you all for your appreciation and support.
State testing continues this week at Kent with a focus on the mathematics portion of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Students began today with their math Computer Adaptive Test, and in the coming days will also take on the math Performance Task. Similarly to the Language Arts CAASPP test, our students are taking their assessments in their mathematics teacher’s classroom this week during regularly scheduled math class; the testing schedule is linked here for your reference. For students who need additional time to complete their English and math CAASPP assessments, there will be make-up sessions offered next week. During the week of May 23, 5th and 8th graders will take the science portion of the assessment.
We are especially excited for two upcoming social events for all Kent Falcons: the 5th and 6th grade Games Night and the 7th and 8th grade Movie Night! This Friday, May 13, all 5th and 6th graders are invited to attend Games Night in the MP Room starting at 6 p.m., coordinated by our KSPTA. Next Friday, May 20, all 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend Movie Night, planned by our Student Leadership Board and WEB leaders. We are excited to offer these opportunities for students to connect with their peers at these fun, social events after school hours. Please encourage your child to attend one of these upcoming events!
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.
Safe Routes to School Survey for Middle School Parents
Dear Middle School Parents:
Please take 10 minutes to answer 18 survey questions for WHY you do or do not allow your child(ren) to walk, bike, or bus/carpool to and from school. Your feedback is ESSENTIAL for Safe Routes to Schools’ program development serving our school and 26,000 students in our county. Thank you!
The Transportation Authority of Marin funds the Safe Routes’ crossing guards, pedestrian and bike education, encouragement events (e.g. International Walk to School Day), Task Force meetings for crosswalks and bike lanes near schools, suggested route maps, and much more. Your help is vital for program funding to address the needs of your family and others.
Take survey HERE. Questions? Contact Peggy@marinbike.org.
Queridos padres de 5:
Por favor tomen 10 minutos para contestar estas 18 preguntas sobre por qué o por qué no usted permite que sus niños caminen, vayan en bicicleta, o bus/carro compartido hasta o desde la escuela. Su opinión es ESENCIAL para el desarrollo del programa de Rutas Seguras a las Escuelas en su escuela y 26.000 estudiantes en el país. ¡Gracias!
La Autoridad de Transporte de Marín provee los fondos para los guardias de cruce de Rutas Seguras, la educación para peatones, los eventos de promoción (como el Día Internacional de Caminar a la Escuela), los comités de infraestructura para los cruces de peatones y bicicletas cerca de las escuelas, mapas con rutas sugeridas. Su ayuda es vital para que el programa reciba fondos para atender las necesidades de su familia y otros.
Gracias por su ayuda. Tome la encuesta aquí. Tiene preguntas? Contacte a email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at email@example.com.
Newspaper Club: meets on Tuesday during study session.
Need Book Recommendations?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 27: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
- June 7: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- June 10: 8th Grade Graduation, 1:30-3 p.m.
FAMILY GIVING IS COUNTING ON YOU!
Your annual donations directly fund enrichments at Bacich and Kent including Art, Music, PE, and Library to name just a few. Our community must hit our $1M fundraising goal to maintain all of these high quality programs. If you haven’t already, please consider giving today.
KIK $1M ANNUAL GOAL — Update
- $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
AUCTION WRAP UP
Roaring Twenty 20’s was hotsy-totsy! Our wonderful parent community raised their paddles and bid online to raise lots of $$’s for our kids! Truly the bee’s knees!
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.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO FUND-A-NEED!
Our generous Fund a Need Donors raised more than $75,000 to support the following specific needs:
- 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
Thank you Fund A Need Donors!!
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
MAY 10 - $50 Dine & Donate - Left Bank KIK Family Meals
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- Barbecue Chicken, Salad Verte, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans
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
For Installments or Matching Gifts, Print Donor Form in English and Spanish.
Next KSPTA Meeting: Monday, May 9, 7-8 p.m., Zoom
Save the date!
5th and 6th Grade Games Night on Friday, May 13, 6-8 p.m.
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.
Complete list of parent education opportunities and archive of available recordings for 2021-2022
Parent Education: Inclusion Inspiration Meeting Replays
Dedication to Special Education and the Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with Changing Perspectives, offered a new initiative for the 2021-2022 school year – the Marin County Inclusion Inspiration Series. The series provided a unique opportunity to engage, inspire, educate, and empower all members of Marin County schools.
Watch the workshop video replays here.
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Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) Update
Did you miss the Community Heritage & History Day / Bon Air's 70th Birthday Bash hosted by Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) and many other community partners on Saturday?
Catch the spirit of the event by watching the fantastic Bacich Elementary fourth graders' choir performance in the videos below. Enjoy!
Kentfield Futbol Club: After School Soccer at Bacich
Registration Now Open for Fall 2022!
All Bacich grade levels. No tryouts.
Practice twice a week and games on Saturdays
Visit www.kentfieldfc.org for registration details
Come play with your friends!
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
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