Kentfield School District

March 13th, 2023

KSD News

KSD Highlights

Dear KSD Community,

Word is spreading all over our campuses about our second annual Kentfield School PTA Readathon fundraiser. Last week we launched the event at Bacich with staff walking the Reading Rainbow catwalk dressed as their favorite book characters. From Miss. Frizzle to Amelia Bedelia, check out this crew of popular book characters who visited our Bacich Bears at last week’s assembly.

Bacich Book Characters Catwalk

This week Kent Middle School launched their first-ever Book Fair in the newly refreshed Kent Library where kids can visit before school, during recess and lunch, or Wednesday after school to purchase books and school supplies in preparation for the Kent Readathon. The newly refreshed Kent Library project, funded by KIK, finished just in time to help support this event. Special thanks to KSD parents Laura Harrison, Ryan Barr, and Sean Canon for their expertise and support in this endeavor and to our Kent staff for their meticulous eye and vision in making this project a success.

By continuing to support our community partnerships and raising reading awareness through the KSPTA Readathon we are sure to further ignite the love of reading within our children.

Happy Reading KSD.

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

District Announcements

Walk & Roll to School Day: J.E.D.I Challenge Begins!

Wednesday, March 15, April 1, 5, and 19, and May 3

*If the storm warning interferes with Walk & Roll to School Day, activities will be postponed until Wednesday, March 21.

The J.E.D.I Challenge is a four-week contest to help reinforce the habit of walking and rolling to school. Upon arrival at school, Parent Volunteers stamp participating students’ cards. At the end of the four-week challenge, students enter their stamped cards into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Participating students can raffle two raffle prizes – a bike from Cleary Bikes and a helmet courtesy of Mike’s Bikes.

KSD Storm Watch

The National Weather Service forecasts substantial rainfall and high winds over the next 24 hours, with sunshine predicted for Wednesday, March 15. A Flood Watch and High Wind warning are in effect from March 13, 10 p.m. until March 15, 5 a.m.

KSD schools are scheduled to be open and in session for students and staff through this storm and will continue to monitor how this storm is impacting our schools and daily operations. In the unlikely event that we must close school prior to the start of the school day, we will send a communication via ParentsSquare and post an update on our District homepage no later than 6:30 a.m. If there are circumstances during the school day where we need to close school while in session a parent notification will be provided, and adjustments will be made to safely release students to their parent/guardian.

Thank you for your support as we all navigate this challenging weather storm.

Where to get updated information: | National Weather Service: Website or Twitter

Important Safety Tips for Motorists and Cyclists

The Dutch Reach and Avoiding the Door Zone.

These flyers provide important instructions on how to avoid the “door zone” when cycling, and how to use the “Dutch Reach” before exiting a parked car as a driver or pedestrian.

District Calendars

Download a PDF of the Board-approved 2023-2024 District Calendar.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

  • School Board Meeting, 5-8 p.m., District Office

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • Walk and Roll to School Day - flyers in English and Spanish
    • If the storm warning interferes with Walk & Roll to School Day, activities will be postponed until Wednesday, March 21.
  • Kent Pizza Fundraiser for 8th Grade Graduation – orders were due Monday, March 13 at noon.
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich Room 7
  • KIK Board meeting, 7-9 p.m., District Office

Friday, March 17, 2023

  • Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m., Kent Library

Monday, March 20, 2023

  • Bacich Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 33
  • Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

  • Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

  • Kent ELAC meeting, 4:45-6 p.m., Kent Library

Next Regular KSD School Board Meeting is on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Here is a link to where you can find the agenda once posted. Access to the meeting will be in person or via audio.

School Board Information: video recordings of meetings, community letters, minutes, trustee contacts

KSD Board/District Committees

  • Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting: March 21, 4-5 p.m.
  • LCAP Strategic Plan Advisory meeting: March 27, 4-5 p.m.
  • If you are interested in joining a District Committee, please submit your name here.

When to Stay Home

California Department of Public Health encourages all students and staff to test for COVID-19 IF they feel sick; AFTER exposure, travel, or large gatherings; and BEFORE events or visiting high-risk people.

Please know that our school offices have COVID tests available if needed. Thank you for your support.

Please reference this exposure notice for information on symptoms, communicability, and prevention. (English I Spanish).

Please keep your child home if they are sick. It's not too late to get your flu vaccine. Please contact our school nurse Laurel Yrun ( with any questions you may have about how to navigate illness and school this year.

Important Medi-Cal Information

State Launches Campaign to Help Californians Keep Medi-Cal Coverage

Starting in April, California will have 14 months to resume normal renewal processes for all Medi-Cal enrollees. The Department of Health Care Services has launched a statewide campaign with a new landing page,

Enrollees who have moved or changed their phone number or email since 2020 need to update their contact information with Medi-Cal so they don’t miss alerts or notices about their renewal. Medi-Cal beneficiaries should update their information today by contacting Marin HHS Public Assistance at: 1-877-410-8817 or visit

Learn more about the DHCS campaign and the end of the continuous coverage requirement.

  • View flyer and FAQ in English and Spanish.

Bacich Bears News

Maria Martin

Dear Bacich Community,

I hope you are all staying safe, dry, and warm during these unprecedented March rain storms. The break in the rain this past Friday was such a treat. The sun was shining and the kids were outside playing. Mrs. Skaggs and I hosted a Friday Dance Party during first and second grade lunch recess.

Being out at lunch recess is one of my favorite things that I get to do in my role as Bacich Principal. I have made it a priority to be available to support this important play time for our students. While lunch recess is often a favorite for many students, this less structured play time can lead to more conflict and behavior infractions than during the more structured classroom instructional time. And while conflict is healthy and expected, we work hard to ensure that we are providing students with the tools they need to navigate conflict in a way that does not lead to using hurtful words and/or physical aggression.

Proactive Social-Emotional and Behavioral Supports at Bacich

We are fortunate to have several social-emotional learning programs that we use at Bacich, including Character Counts, Superflex, Responsive Classroom, and Kimochis. Utilizing these programs with our students helps us to establish and maintain a safe learning environment for all Bacich students. Below is a short description of each of these programs and a link to learn more.

  • Character Counts! - Six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. These pillars are the focus of our monthly character assemblies.
  • Kimochis - A system for helping kids grow and transform by dealing skillfully with their feelings. Kids learn how to get along with each other and establish and sustain strong friendships. We recently purchased additional Kimochi kits for classroom and office use with funds from a KSPTA Grant.
  • Responsive Classroom - An approach to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities for both students and teachers. Teachers engage in morning meetings and other classroom activities and strategies from the Responsive Classroom curriculum.
  • Superflex - A social thinking curriculum to promote self-regulation, social thinking, and related social skills. Students learn how to become flexible superheroes through fun and engaging activities. Our second grade students have just begun a Superflex unit.

In addition to these programs, we also use our dedicated twice-a-week TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) time in first through fourth grade to teach and practice social skills. Our Bacich In-Motion assemblies provide an opportunity for us to gather as a school community each week to engage in fun movement activities and to celebrate our students who received Bacich Bear Cards for demonstrating exceptional character.

We also have a school counselor, Andrea Cashman (aka, “Ms. A”), who works with our students in a variety of ways. Ms. A teaches monthly guidance lessons in each classroom. One Bacich favorite is her lesson on using “I Messages.” The counseling program at Bacich also includes individual sessions with Ms. A as well as social groups to support small groups of students. Ms. A is a resource for teachers, parents, and students!

Behavior Infraction Protocols

Despite our best efforts, students occasionally engage in unsafe and unkind behavior at school. This is not unexpected as they are elementary students still learning how to resolve conflict, manage emotions, develop self-regulation skills, and get along with others. When students do not meet our behavior expectations, our goal is to stop the unsafe behaviors and to provide support so students can be successful going forward. We utilize a number of strategies, including restorative practices, logical consequences and loss of privileges, behavior management cards, suspension, reflection sheets, parent meetings, meetings with the assistant principal or principal, and consultation with the school counselor.

For less severe behavioral issues, classroom teachers manage the response and communication with families. For more significant behavioral issues, Mrs. Skaggs or I will get involved and communicate with families. We start by talking to everyone involved in the incident to make sure we clearly understand what happened, especially when an adult did not witness the behavior. We have established guidelines that we use as a school to determine appropriate consequences for misbehavior. Because we work with elementary students, we believe it is important to consider the age and developmental stage of the students as well as any behavior history in making decisions about consequences. Our goal is to support students’ ability to make better choices in the future and ensure a safe learning environment.

Partnership with Parents/Guardians

Our partnership with parents and guardians is crucial when working with students who have engaged in unsafe or unkind behavior. Students need to know that we are a team working together to support them to be successful at school. As part of that partnership, I will be dedicating some time during the next Principal Chat to discuss this topic. I look forward to sharing and brainstorming additional ways we can work together as a school community to equip our students with the tools they need to ensure appropriate conflict resolution and positive peer relations. I invite you to attend the Bacich Principal Chat on March 20 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. We will be meeting in Room 33 - thank you Marin Enrichment for sharing this space.

With gratitude,

Maria Martin
Bacich Principal

Bacich Highlights

Family Math Nights

The Marin County Office of Education is hosting “Family Math Nights” for parents and caregivers of children, ages birth to 6 years. The virtual sessions are facilitated by Lisa Kaplan Shaanan from Early Education Equity. Spanish translation provided. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the session.

Please join us on one or more of the following sessions on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Link

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Marin está organizando "Noches Familiares de Matemáticas" para padres y cuidadores de niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años. Las sesiones virtuales son facilitadas por Lisa Kaplan Shaanan de Early Education Equity. Se ofrece traducción al español. El enlace de Zoom se le enviará por correo electrónico el día antes de la sesión.

Únase a nosotros en una o más de las siguientes sesiones los jueves de 6:30 p. m. a 7:30 p.m. Enlace de registro

  • 13 de abril
  • 11 de mayo
  • 8 de junio

View flyer in English and Spanish.

TK / Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Universal Transition Kindergarten Information Session Slides - Spanish and English

  • Incoming Kindergarten students will need to turn 5 years of age by September 1, 2023.
  • Incoming Universal Transitional Kindergarten students will need to turn 5 years of age between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024.

Bacich Library

March is a busy month at the Bacich Library! Don't miss the new Bacich Library Book Buzz March blog for book recommendations about Hindu "Festival of Color" known as "Holi," Ramadan, St. Patrick's Day, and Women's History Month, and a very long list of suggested March book-related activities. Lessons during class visits will include introductions to the nominees for the 2023 California Young Reader Medal.

Learn more about the library and search for books:

Susan Warnick
Bacich Librarian

Upcoming Bacich Events

2022-2023 Bacich Bell Schedule

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • Walk and Roll to School Day - flyers in English and Spanish
    • If the storm warning interferes with Walk & Roll to School Day, activities will be postponed until Wednesday, March 21.
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich Room 7

Monday, March 20, 2023

  • Bacich Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 33
  • Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Kent Falcons News

Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Dear Kent Middle School Families,

March is a busy and exciting time at Kent, as we anticipate many engaging academic and celebratory activities and events for our students and our community. From the Readathon next week, our Open House on March 30, and Lion King performances in early April, Kent is alive with the hustle and bustle of teaching, learning, and community! Please see the notes below for timely topics this week!

MAP Growth Results - February 2023 MAP Growth assessment results in reading and mathematics are available for student and family review in the Aeries Family Portal. We administer the MAP Growth as a formative assessment to track student progress in reading and mathematics in the fall and in winter of each school year. Teachers utilize the results to monitor academic trends, to plan for instruction, and to identify additional student supports. We invite you to review your child’s MAP Growth score report with your child to track progress, and to identify areas of strength and areas for growth. To access your child’s February 2023 MAP Growth assessment results login to the Aeries Family Portal, click "Student Info," click "Student Documents," then click "MAP Test Results Winter 2023." For more comprehensive instructions on how to access and interpret your child’s MAP Growth assessment results, please review the November 14, 2022 Kent newsletter, linked here.

Scholastic Book Fair and Kent Readathon - This Monday through Thursday, March 13-16, we host our first-ever Scholastic Book Fair in the newly refreshed Kent Middle School Library! The fair will be open before school, at recess and at lunch, and after school on Wednesday. The fair features affordable books and school supplies that kids can shop for using credit cards, Apple Pay, cash, or the convenient Ewallet feature! Check out the Kent Scholastic Book Fair website for more information! Perhaps you could visit the book fair to get prepared for the Kent Readathon next week! Every student should plan to have a great book for school each day next week, where we will stop what we’re doing and READ in support of our KSPTA, and our love of literacy and reading!

Principal’s Coffee - Please join superintendent Raquel Rose, assistant principal Wendy Holmes, and me for our March Principal Coffee this Friday, March 17 from 8:45 to 10 a.m. in the Kent Library. The focus of this month’s Principal Coffee will be on goal setting for our school and our school district. We will review the goals set for 2022-2023 by our School Site Council in our school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), as well as the district’s goals for this year in the current Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). A part of this session will include soliciting feedback regarding areas of focus as we plan for the 2023-2024 school year. Please plan to join us for a warm cup of coffee and a productive conversation on Friday morning at Kent!

Friday marks the end of the second trimester of school! Let’s finish this trimester strong, Falcons!

Grant Althouse
Kent Principal

Kent Library News

Kent Library Refresh

Scholastic Book Fair

In preparation for the Kentfield Schools Readathon, we will be holding our first-ever Kent Scholastic Book Fair in the library during the week of March 13. The book fair will feature affordable paperback and hardcover books including titles by beloved authors such as Raina Telgemeier, Jeff Kinney, and Alan Gratz. There will also be fun school supplies and posters for sale. During this week, students can visit the book fair before school, during recess and lunch as well as after school on Wednesday. Students can pay using cash, Apple Pay, credit card, or you can use the convenient E-wallet feature to load money into your child's account. Details can be found here.

Readathon - We are thrilled to announce our upcoming KSPTA Readathon, and the many ways we will be celebrating reading and our PTA at Kent! During the week of March 20th, we will run a special schedule that supports daily reading for pleasure for all students and staff. On Wednesday, March 22 we welcome world-renowned author Matt de la Pena for two author visits at our school. Many Kent Falcons have read his books, and many participated in reading challenges last month and this month to read even more! Our Readathon schedule will include daily activities in the library including bookmark designing, book trivia, book chats, trivia Kahoot, and much much more! Thank you for your participation in the Kent Readathon and our KSPTA through your donation through 99Pledges. More information about how to get involved can be found on the Kentfield Schools Readathon Website. Much appreciation goes to our KSPTA for organizing this fun week of reading at our school!

Kent Basketball Semi-Finals & Finals

We have Kent teams in all six of the semi-final games! Exciting times... go Falcons!

Matchups (( )= seeding

  • 6th girls: Kent (1) vs. Mark Day (4): Monday, 3/13, 5 p.m. at Hall
  • 6th boys: Kent (1) vs. Miller Creek (5)....Tuesday, 3/14, 5 p.m. at Hall
  • 7th girls: Kent (1) vs. Mill Valley (4)...Monday, 3/13, 5 p.m. at Miller Creek
  • 7th boys: Kent (3) vs. San Domenico(1)...Thursday, 3/16, 5:45 p.m. at San Domenico


8th girls: Kent (2) vs. Del Mar (3)...Monday, 3/13, 4 p.m. at Del Mar

8th boys: Kent (2) vs. Mark Day (3)...Tuesday, 3/14, 4 p.m. at Del Mar

If any Kent teams win, the finals will be....


Wednesday, 3/15 at Kent:

  • 6th (4 p.m.)
  • 7th (5 p.m.)
  • 8th (6 p.m.)


Thursday, 3/16 at San Domenico:

  • 6th (4:30 p.m.)
  • 7th (5:45 p.m.)
  • 8th (7 p.m.)

Good luck and shoot me any questions if you have them!

Go Falcons,


The Lion King Rehearsals

Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the MP Room through April 5.

Performance Dates: April 5 and April 6

Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 Kent Bell Schedule

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • Pizza Fundraiser for 8th Grade Graduation - orders were due Monday, March 13 at noon.
  • Walk and Roll to School Day - flyers in English and Spanish
    • If the storm warning interferes with Walk & Roll to School Day, activities will be postponed until Wednesday, March 21.

Friday, March 17, 2023

  • Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m., Kent Library

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

  • Kent ELAC meeting, 4:45-6 p.m., Kent Library

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  • Kent Full Day - Special Schedule - 3:28 p.m. dismissal

Thursday, March 30, 2023

  • Kent Open House

Friday, March 31, 2023

  • Kent Early Release - Special Schedule - 1:13 p.m. dismissal

KIK News



It’s soooo easy to donate to the Spring Auction!

  1. CLICK on Amazon AUCTION WISHLIST items
  • BUY any of the items on the wishlist
  • DONATE - contact Janine Spaulding at (415) 706-2289 to gift your item. THANK YOU!
  1. Do you have a home that you Airbnb or VRBO?
  • Donate a weekend or a week's stay!
  • Contact Allyson Peracca at (415) 686-1410 to donate today!
  1. Check out the complete auction list

The KIK “SCHOOL OF ROCK” Spring Auction benefits all KSD students and enrichment programs.

ONLINE AUCTION: April 27 - May 4

PARTY + LIVE AUCTION: Bimbo’s 365 in San Francisco; Saturday, May 6 ~ Stay tuned for party details.


We have reached over 80% of our annual $1M fundraising goal. Thank you to all of the families who have donated so far this school year. If you have not donated yet, we are counting on your support to reach our goal. Our annual $1M commitment goes directly into the school district's budget to fund crucial programs for our kids (PE, Art, Music, Library, Drama, and more). Let's KIK this together!


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MAR 15 - Deadline to Receive Auction Donations

APR 27 - MAY 4 - KIK School of Rock Online Auction

MAY 06 - Save the Date - School of Rock
KIK Spring Auction Event, Party at Bimbo’s 365 featuring Notorious

CONCERTS + LION KING Brought to You by KIK

APR 05 - Lion King Performance

APR 06 - Lion King Performance

APR 20 - 2nd Grade Family Concert - 6:30PM

MAY 11 - 1st Grade Family Concert - 6:30PM

MAY 25 - Kindergarten Family Concert - 8:30AM


ORDER EVERY TUESDAY - $50 Dine & Donate

Left Bank KIK Family Meals — 20% of proceeds go to KIK. Opt in for a weekly order reminder.

  • MAR 14 - Beef Bourguignon, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Greens, & Asparagus


Love us and Follow us! Get the latest KIK updates!

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KIK is committed to raising $1 million for our Bacich and Kent students for the 2022-23 school year.
For Installments or Matching Gifts, Print Donor Form in English and Spanish.


Learn more at

Next Meeting: April 7, 2023 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich (coffee social during the first 15 minutes)

Kentfield Schools Readathon Fundraiser Launches March 5th

Thank you for your support of the KSPTA READATHON!

So far we have raised over $21,000 with 120 students already receiving donations! Keep up the great work! From now until Friday, the class (at both Bacich and Kent) with the highest participation rate will win special reading prizes!

Also, we still need volunteers at Bacich on March 22 to get the kids excited about the day. We have some fun volunteer opportunities this year! For more info or to sign up click here.

NEW! Preorder a Book
You can purchase a book by the author visiting your student's grade from Book Passage here. Orders will be delivered to them at school for the Readathon. Please note, the deadline to order is Wednesday, March 15. Plus, when you support these authors by purchasing their books through Book Passage, you're supporting your school — 15% of sales are returned to us in the form of books!

NEW! Book Recommendations
Is your child looking for their next great book to enjoy during the Readathon? Check out our list of favorite books compiled by our beloved teachers.

Remember, for all things Readathon, check out our website.

If you love to read and want to get involved? Please email

First Annual Bookmark Design Contest!

We are launching our first-ever bookmark design contest! The contest is open to all students and you may enter as many times as you would like.

Starting today, forms will be available in your student's classroom or can be downloaded here. We can’t wait to see your original designs celebrating reading!

Save the Date!

Please join the KSPTA on Thursday, April 27 at International Orange for an evening of shopping, light bites, and prizes! More info and tickets to come! Proceeds will benefit the KSPTA.

Presentation by Father & Son Disability Activists

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Dedication to Special Education is hosting an awesome opportunity to hear from father and son disability activists, Dan and Sam Habib. Dan and Sam co-directed the moving and compelling film, My Disability Roadmap. For this coming event, Dan will speak live via Zoom, and his son, Sam, will be joining pre-recorded and make a powerful case for ending the systemic segregation of people with disabilities.

Learn more at Disabling Segregation- presentation by Dan & Samual Habib.

The event is presented via Zoom and Spanish translation is provided.

Back by popular demand, the Marin County Office of Education is hosting “Top TIPS for Supporting Kids in Times of Uncertainty and Stress” with author and national speaker Julie Kurtz. Her expertise in training on trauma and resilience promotes the concept of optimal brain integration maximizing the growth of our best selves.

Please join us on one or both of the following sessions:

  • Elementary School Age | March 14, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Middle/High School Age | March 21, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Birth to age 6 | March 23, 2023, 6-7 p.m. Registration Link | Session in English

Registration Link | Sessions in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

Regreso por demanda popular, la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Marin está recibiendo “CONSEJOS para apoyar a los Niños en tiempos de Incertidumbre y Estrés” con la autora y oradora nacional Julie Kurtz. Su experiencia en entrenamiento en trauma y resiliencia promueve el concepto de integración cerebral óptima que maximiza el crecimiento de nuestros mejores seres.

Por favor únase a nosotros en una o ambas de las siguientes sesiones:

  • Edad de la Escuela Primaria | 14 de marzo de 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Edad de la Escuela Intermedia / Secundaria | 21 de marzo de 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

Enlace de registro | Sesiones en Inglés con interpretación simultánea al Español.

Register Now: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents with Dr. Lisa Damour

March 29, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m. PST
Marin County Office of Education Office, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Lisa Damour co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, writes about adolescents for the New York Times, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works in collaboration with UNICEF. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, and the soon-to-be-published book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents.

  • Addresses the fact that adolescent mental health isn't about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively
  • Offers guidance to adults on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods
  • Provides concrete strategies for dealing with teens’ arguments, risk-taking, emerging romantic lives, friendships, social media, and more

Sponsored by the KSPTA and the Marin County of Education

Stay up to date with KSPTA!

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Community News

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.

Presentation by Father & Son Disability Activists

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Dedication to Special Education is hosting an awesome opportunity to hear from father and son disability activists, Dan and Sam Habib. Dan and Sam co-directed the moving and compelling film, My Disability Roadmap. For this coming event, Dan will speak live via Zoom, and his son, Sam, will be joining pre-recorded and make a powerful case for ending the systemic segregation of people with disabilities.

Learn more at Disabling Segregation- presentation by Dan & Samual Habib

The event is presented via Zoom and Spanish translation is provided.

March 17-26, 2023

A fundraiser benefiting your school!

Shop at any Sloat Garden Center location during your school’s Growing up Green week, mention your school, and your school will receive 10% of purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card, which can go towards your school’s beautification projects, fundraisers or classroom activities. The school with the highest participation will receive 20% of purchases back. Please note: Purchase of gift cards do not apply.

Just mention your school to the cashier!

Mariners Baseball Family Day

Saturday, March 18, 2022, 11 a.m., College of Marin

Pre and Post-Game Activities: Free food, games, Mariners meet and greet, and a dugout tour.

First Annual Marin County Pow Wow

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Miller Creek Middle School, 2255 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

1st Annual Marin County Pow Wow

Student Volunteer Opportunity: Please consider giving back to our indigenous Marin community by being a volunteer. The organizers are also looking for students to join. Here is the link to sign up.

2023 Marin Teen Girls Conference

Registration is now open!

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites: 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael

The Marin Teen Girl Conference is a Marin Women’s Commission event. The conference is put on by Marin teen girls in grades 8-12 for Marin teen girls grades 8-12.

The ultimate goal of the Marin Teen Girl Conference is to help create solutions for improving the lives of teen girls in Marin County. This conference gives the girls the tools, resources, ideas, and support to empower the young women of our county. A group of 20+ Teen Girl Ambassadors guide the development of the conference topics and format, making it the only conference created “BY teen girls FOR teen girls”. The conference empowers and inspires teen girls to be leaders in their own lives and in their communities.

Marin Summer Camp Fair

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

The 11th FREE Marin Camp Fair sponsored by Stanford Medicine Children's Health returns to San Rafael on Sunday, March 26, with free activities and dozens of exhibitors allowing attendees to view a smorgasbord of camps, enrichment programs, schools, performing arts, S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M. programs, preschools, cooking, educational, sports and other programs available this spring and summer.

Open Mic Night: March 31

Friday, March 31, 2023, 5 p.m., Cup O'Karma

Students in the Marin Organizing for Racial Equity, a youth-based group dedicated to upholding equity in Marin are organizing an open mic night on March 31 at Cup O'Karma in San Rafael.

This is an opportunity for young people throughout the county to share music and poetry, and have a safe space for expression.

Creative Writing Mentorships for Girls with Poet/Author Karen Benke

  • For whispering poems and stories to the page minus homework & grades
  • For inspiration, confidence, connection
  • For expanding the imagination
  • For fun!
  • View flyer.


Homework Helpers: Multi-subject support for grades 3-10.

Drop in for FREE help from local high school students! Every Saturday at the Corte Madera Library from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Please visit this link to sign up for when and what you need help with!

Here’s the link to sign up.

Homework Helpers: Multi-temas de support para grados 3-10.

¡Entra para recibir ayuda GRATIS de estudiantes secundarios locales! Cada Sábado en la biblioteca Corte Madera de 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Por favor visita este enlace para registrarse paracuando y para qué necesita ayuda.

Weekly Crafternoons and a once-monthly Lego Club: Thursdays 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Crisis Text Support Line

Marin County is offering our youth another means of confidential mental health support through a crisis text line that is available 24/7.

Text MARIN to 741741 for Support that Cares.

Marin Health Hubs

Health hubs, provides free and bilingual services such as food distribution, nutrition education, health screenings, and information about community organizations. 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:
  • Helpline #: 855-427-2736