Kentfield School District
March 27th, 2023
Dear KSD Community,
Special thanks to the KSPTA, staff, parents/guardians, family members, neighbors, and our students for making this year’s KSPTA Readathon such a remarkable success. Promoting literacy and the joy of reading with our children while raising essential funds to support our schools was spectacular. This fabulous event-filled, reading extravaganza and fundraiser was an inspiring demonstration of how much we as a community can accomplish when we work together with a common goal.
Thank you for your support, generosity, and engagement to the success of our children
Take Good Care,
Thank you to everyone for your participation in the KSPTA READATHON! What a fun week it's been! At Bacich, Readathon day was filled with Waldo searching, PJs, stuffies, and most importantly READING! At Kent, Matt de la Peña enlightened the students, and book trivia stumped them. The bookmark contest entries look amazing!
Summer Camp Tips
Resources and tips on choosing a summer camp experience for your children from Ivette Villarreal, Kentfield School District Community Family Liaison.
Download a PDF of the Board-approved 2023-2024 District Calendar.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023
- Kent Full Day - Special Schedule - 3:28 p.m. Release
- Parent Education Event: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers with Dr. Lisa Damour, 6-7:30 p.m., View Flyer in English and Spanish., Zoom
Thursday, Mar 30, 2023
- Kent Library Ribbon Cutting, 5:50 p.m.
- Kent Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Mar 31, 2023
- Kent Early Release - Special Schedule - 1:13 p.m. Dismissal
April 4 – 8, 2023: 8th Grade Huckleberry
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Room 11
- School Board meeting, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
- Walk & Roll to School Day
- The Lion King Performance (5th/6th Grade Cast), 5-6 p.m., Reserve free tickets here
Thursday, April 6, 2023
- Bacich Parents In Action meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., Room 11
- The Lion King Performance (7th/8th Grade Cast), 5-6 p.m., Reserve free tickets here
- Bacich Open House, 6-7 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2023
- KSPTA General Membership meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich (coffee social during the first 15 minutes)
Next Regular KSD School Board Meeting is on Tuesday, April 4, 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
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend in person or via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
KSD Board/District Committees
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, www.dhcs.ca.gov/pages/keep-your-medi-cal.aspx.
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 www.benefitscal.com.
Learn more about the DHCS campaign and the end of the continuous coverage requirement.
Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Community,
I want to acknowledge all of the amazing work that went into the Bacich Readathon Day. KSPTA Readathon Chair, Laura Harrison, and her team of volunteers went above and beyond to make this day a success. The guest author visits were engaging and inspiring for students and staff. Students happily searched the campus in the morning for Waldo, from the Where’s Waldo book series. Our campus was buzzing with the joy of reading. Students and staff were cozy in pajamas and many stuffed animals joined us for the day. Thank you for your financial support of this fundraiser. Donations are still coming in and it looks like the goal has been surpassed already. Happy reading!
Lost and Found
The Bacich Lost and Found is overflowing with sweaters, jackets, and water bottles. Unfortunately, most of the items do not have names written on tags to help us return items to students who leave them on the playground and around campus. Please remind your student to check the Lost and Found for any missing items. We encourage parents and caregivers to also check the Lost and Found when on campus at drop off and pick up. The cart is located in the front of campus near the Community Center.
Kindergarten Yard After School
We have many families who have a kindergarten student as well as an older grade student. The Kindergarten play yard is open at 2 p.m. for parents and caregivers to play with their kindergarten student(s) while waiting for the first through fourth-grade dismissal. Please remember that parents and caregivers are responsible for supervising their kindergartners during this time. We do not have staff assigned to the kindergarten yard for supervision after the kindergarten dismissal. Students are expected to follow the kindergarten playground rules during this afternoon time.
Open House - April 6, 2023
It is hard to believe that the Bacich Open House is right around the corner! We are excited to invite families to visit classrooms during Open House to see some of the recently completed student projects and celebrate our academic, social, and emotional growth. Open House is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Please note that students are expected to remain with their parents/guardians for the duration of Open House as we do not have dedicated staff supervision.
TEAM Time Highlight
I have written about our new TEAM time initiative that we implemented this school year. TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.” First through fourth grade students rotate through classrooms twice a week in 9-week increments for a social-emotional learning activity with their class. First and second grade students rotate through all of the first and second grade classrooms which gives them the opportunity to work with each teacher at those two grade levels. Third and fourth grade students do the same at those two grade levels. This approach allows students and teachers to get to know each other and build a stronger school community.
“Repair the Heart” was a recent lesson during TEAM time. In this activity, students learned that when someone hurts our feelings, it leaves a wrinkle in our hearts that is hard to take out. Words can be very hurtful, and we need to be careful of what we say so that we never wrinkle another person’s heart. If someone says something mean to you, it’s okay to say, “Please don’t wrinkle my heart!” or to simply say, “Ouch! That wrinkled my heart!” Students worked with construction paper hearts to reinforce this lesson and to consider how their words affect others.
Please join me in welcoming Caisa Nilsson as a temporary paraprofessional in third and fourth grade. Mrs. Nilsson joins us to provide additional classroom and yard duty support for a limited time as we move into the spring season. We are thrilled to have Mrs. Nilsson join the Bacich team!
Trimester 2 Report Cards
Report Cards for the second trimester will be available for students and families this Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in the Aeries Family Portal. On these report cards, teachers have reflected the progress each student has made toward meeting grade-level standards. Progress is reflected as demonstrating significant, partial, or minimal understanding and application of each standard. Please expect a Parent Square notification on Friday afternoon with more information about accessing and interpreting second trimester report cards.
I hope you enjoy a wonderful week!
March 20 Principal Chat Follow Up:
Over 30 attendees joined our Bacich Principal Chat on Monday, March 20. At the gathering an update about behavior supports and protocols at Bacich was shared as well as our academic and social emotional goals for our school community. HERE is the slide deck that was presented.
In our review of the Reflection Sheets completed during the Chat, it seems parents/guardians are interested in knowing about more tangible actions we are taking to address student behavior. Below is a list of actions you can count on that might be considered as we evaluate actions of our students and what is most appropriate based on their unique needs and developmental level. We also implement confidential support and dedicated supervision in response to specific behavior situations (bullying, aggressive play, etc.).
Bacich Yearbooks Now on Sale
The deadline to order is April 21 but prices go up on April 10 so don't delay! Order now at kspta.org!
If you cannot place an order online, paper forms will be available in the Bacich office and can be returned with payment to the folder in the office.
Yearbooks will be distributed in the classrooms at the end of the school year. A very limited number of extra yearbooks will be available for purchase at that time, but they will run out, so order yours today!
The KSPTA is committed to making sure that every student who wants a yearbook receives one, regardless of their ability to pay. Please contact Ivette Villarreal, KSD Community Family Liaison for confidential assistance. email@example.com.
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
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.
Don't miss the Bacich Library Book Buzz March blog for book recommendations about Ramadan and Nowruz. Lessons during class visits will include introductions to the nominees for the 2023 California Young Reader Medal and Cesar Chavez.
Learn more about the library and search for books: sites.google.com/kentfieldschools.org/bacich-library
Upcoming Bacich Events
2022-2023 Bacich Bell Schedule
Friday, March 31, 2023: Bacich second trimester report cards will be available at 4 p.m. in the Aeries Family Portal.
Thursday, April 6, 2023: Bacich Open House, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023: Walk & Roll to School Day
Thursday, April 6, 2023: Bacich Parents In Action meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., Room 11
Kent Falcons News
Dear Kent Middle School Families,
Second Trimester Report Cards - Report Cards for the second trimester will be available for students and families this Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in the Aeries Family Portal. On these report cards, teachers have reflected the progress each student has made with essential learning targets in each of their classes, indicating whether students are beginning, approaching, meeting, or exceeding grade level expectations with each essential skill. We intend for this feedback to encapsulate the learning achieved by your child thus far in the school year, while also highlighting areas where increased focus and attention are needed. Please expect a Parent Square notification on Friday afternoon with more information about accessing and interpreting second trimester report cards.
Homework Survey - This year our Kent School Site Council formed a sub committee to analyze homework practices at our school with an interest to inform a proposed update to our school homework policy. The homework sub committee would like to learn from our parents/guardians with regard to your child's experience with homework. If you are interested in providing this feedback, please complete the following linked survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Open House at Kent - Are you interested to tour our Kent classrooms and experience some of the learning activities within? Please join us for our annual Open House event this Thursday, March 30th from 6 to 7:30 pm! The objective of Open House is for families to experience ‘a day in the life’ of a Kent student, and student work and assignments on display in classrooms will reflect the typical learning experiences presented across our school daily. Your Kent student will be your tour guide, leading you through their schedule and showing you activities inside each classroom. We ask that you set the expectation that your children stay with you for the duration of the Open House event, as we do not have adequate supervision for unstructured play outside, which can also present noise distractions in classrooms. For those interested to attend, we will be hosting a special ribbon cutting event for our refreshed Kent Library space starting at 5:50 pm on the steps leading to the Kent Library. Come a little early to learn more about this project and to experience the layout of our new Library firsthand!
One final reminder that we’ve adjusted our schedule this week due to the Open House event. Wednesday, March 29th is a full day of school with a 3:28 pm dismissal, while Friday, March 31st will be our early release day this week, with a 1:13 pm dismissal. We’re looking forward to a full week of learning and celebration at Kent!
Open House at Kent - Please mark your calendars for the Kent Middle School Open House event next Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in our Kent classrooms. Open House at Kent is a tour of our school for our families, provided by your Kent student. The objective of Open House is for families to experience "a day in the life" of a Kent student, and student work and assignments on display in classrooms will reflect the typical learning experiences presented across our school daily. Your child will be your tour guide, charged with taking you on a self-paced tour of their school day and sharing essential learnings and typical activities from each of their classes. We ask that you set the expectation that your children stay with you for the duration of the Open House event, as we do not have adequate supervision for unstructured play outside, which can also present noise distractions in classrooms. We are excited to welcome students and parents on campus to experience the purposeful learning experiences that our students engage in daily!
The Lion King Rehearsals & Performance Tickets
The Lion King Performances - Our student actors and crew are hard at work preparing our spring musical The Lion King, and are looking forward to four performances of the show the week of April 3! Kent students will enjoy two school-day performances of the show on Thursday, April 6. There will be two evening performances available for students and families in our community to attend. Each event is free, however, due to limited capacity in the Kent MP Room we are requesting that families use the Eventbrite links below to reserve seats for the musical. It is certain to be a phenomenal show!
- Reserve a spot for the 5th/6th grade cast performance on April 5: www.eventbrite.com/e/594007702027
- Reserve a spot for the 7th/8th grade cast performance on April 6: www.eventbrite.com/e/594021764087
Kent Basketball Reminder
Attention all parents of Kent basketball players: Please wash and return all Kent basketball jerseys. Thank you to the many that already have. Jerseys are needed to outfit our future Falcon hoopers!
Fall 2023 Cheerleading Tryouts
Rising 9th-12th graders.
April 26, 27, and 28; 4-6 p.m., Redwood Small Gym
Learn more here and view flyer.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Kent Full Day - Special Schedule - 3:28 p.m. dismissal
Thursday, March 30, 2023
- Kent Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 2023
- Kent Early Release - Special Schedule - 1:13 p.m. dismissal
- Kent second trimester report cards will be available at 4 p.m. in the Aeries Family Portal.
April 4-8, 2023: 8th Grade Huckleberry
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Room 11
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
- Walk & Roll to School Day
- The Lion King Performance (5th/6th Grade Cast), 5-6 p.m., reserve free tickets here
Thursday, April 6, 2023
- The Lion King Performance (7th/8th Grade Cast), 5-6 p.m., reserve free tickets here
SCHOOL OF ROCK SPRING EVENT & LIVE AUCTION — TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Kentfield Schools Foundation, Kentfield Invests in Kids (KIK), proudly presents:
- School of Rock
- Dinner, Dancing, Live Auction*
- Saturday, May 6 - 6PM
- Bimbo’s 365, San Francisco
- Complimentary round trip transportation
- Benefiting our Kentfield Schools and Kids
Are you Ready to Rock?! Join us for our Spring Event and Live Auction and let’s have a Rockin’ good time!
*separate Online Spring Auction 4/27-5/4, no ticket needed
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.
Allison Fortini Crawford, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty - is an award winning, top producing real estate professional serving both San Francisco and Marin County. She has earned a reputation for tactical negotiating, trust and an astute attention to detail, and she has the knowledge, experience, skill, and passion to bring you and your family home.
OWN Marin - Marin County’s #1 real estate team since 2015, Barr Haney, Whitney Potter, and their team have helped over 650 clients achieve their goals. Ranked #1 in Kentfield, OWN Marin makes buying or selling a home easy—Let’s go get your home.
THANK YOU TO ALL AUCTION SPONSORS!
Allison Fortini Crawford, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty
Boulevard Real Estate, Bitsa Freeman | Carey Hagglund Condy Team | Luxury Marin Homes | Left Bank | Fuel 24:7 / Shineology | Marin Ortho | MacRostie Winery & Vineyards | Ben Shemano Jewelry | Colleen Fitzpatrick | Golden Gate | Sotheby's International Realty | Bowman Real Estate Group | Eye Institute of Marin | Mynsberge, Ruggles & Yang Oral Surgery | Deb Stevens Marin Living Homes | Dr. Vicki Garfola D.C. | Marin Family Chiropractic | Berg | Thakral Family
KIK $1M ANNUAL GOAL — UPDATE
We have reached over 85% 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!
- DONATE NOW
- How much should I donate?
- $1M Annual Fundraising Status : $862,791 (net) to date / $1M GOAL
- Thank you to the 340 Family Giving Donors to date who are committed to our students and the programs they love! Can we add your name to this list?
- Learn how KIK Invests in Kids
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 + KENT MUSICAL Brought to You by KIK
APR 05 - Lion King 5th/6th Grade Cast - 5pm RESERVE SEATS HERE
APR 06 - Lion King 7th/8th Grade Cast - 5pm RESERVE SEATS HERE
APR 20 - 2nd Grade Family Concert - 6:30PM
MAY 11 - 1st Grade Family Concert - 6:30PM
MAY 25 - Kindergarten Family Concert - 8:30AM
DINE & DONATE
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 28 - Barbecue Chicken, Salad Verte, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
CONNECT WITH KIK
Love us and Follow us! Get the latest KIK updates!
For Installments or Matching Gifts, Print Donor Form in English and Spanish.
Learn more at kspta.org
Next Meeting: April 7, 2023 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bacich (coffee social during the first 15 minutes)
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.
Tickets coming soon!
Save the Date! 5th and 6th Grade Games Night!
The KSPTA is excited to host 5th & 6th Grade Games Night on Friday, April 28 from 6 to 8 pm in the Kent MP Room.
FREE ADMISSION includes 1 free raffle ticket
STUDENTS will RSVP AT LUNCH in the upcoming weeks
Pizza, Snacks & Drinks Included
Exciting Games and Contests
Raffle Tickets For Sale for $3 each (max. 5 tickets/ student) will be on sale at lunch!
Chance to win Apple Air Pod Pros, Bluetooth speakers, Comfys, Movie Tickets, Gift Cards, & More….
One of the most memorable nights for kids at Kent. Don’t miss out!
In addition to fun games, contests, and prizes, there will be pizza, treats, and a raffle with some very exciting prizes such as Apple Airpods, Bluetook speakers, gift cards, and more.
This event is for students only (*except parent volunteers).
6-7 p.m.: Carnival games
7-8 p.m.: MC-led stage contests
Questions or want to volunteer to help at the event? See the Sign Up Genius link below or contact Erica Bonney (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Whitney Blickman (email@example.com)
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
Free Parenting Webinar: How Social Media Affects Your Child & What You Can Do.
March 28, 2023, 5:30 p.m. EDT
Join four mental health experts from three organizations for a roundtable discussion about social media, its impact on mental health and body image, and what you, as caregivers and parents can do to support your kids.
The experts are:
- Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President and Founder at the Child Mind Institute
- Dr. Matt Biel, Chair Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and Chief Medical Officer at Fort Health
- Dr. Lindsay Henderson, Clinical Director at Fort Health
Dr. Maria La Via, Director of Psychiatry at Equip Health
Film Screening: Screenagers Under The Influence: Vaping/Drugs/Alcohol Movie Premiere
April 4, 2023, 7 p.m. PST
The Lark Theater
Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships is excited to be hosting the premiere screening of Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age. The hour-long film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Delaney Ruston, MD and Lisa Tabb. The post-screening panel will also include local youth, educators, and experts that are featured in the film.
Screenagers Under The Influence, the third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy, delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. The film debunks myths and depicts strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments. The film also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use.
There will be a second screening at the Rafael Theater on April 25 hosted by Tamalpais Union High School District
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.
Attention Washington D.C./Williamsburg Parent Meeting
A DC/ Williamsburg Trip 2024 Parent Meeting will be held in the MP room at Kent on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. We will talk about the potential itinerary, and logistics of the trip and field your questions. Registration materials will be available to all!
Have questions about your child’s learning, development, or behavior?
Help Me Grow Marin connects parents, caregivers, and providers with information and resources about early childhood development.
Families can learn about community resources and tools to support your child’s development or family's needs. Whether it be assessing your child’s development, helping to apply for health insurance, or helping with finding a food bank, parenting class, information on child development, or low-cost medical clinic, we are here to help!
- View flyer in English and Spanish.
- Learn more at helpmegrowmarin.org.
CAMP GALILEO is GIVING BACK! Save $50!
Kent Middle School is hosting Camp Galileo this summer!
Sign up your Bacich or Kent student using code BACICH50 or KENT50 and get $50 off your cart.
New camp families who sign up by March 31 will also earn $100 for BACICH or KENT. Come to Camp Galileo this summer for creative STEAM projects and awesome camp fun.
Just register at galileo-camps.com/ and use CODE: BACICH50 or KENT50.
Nike Field Hockey Camp of Marin Registration Open
Take your game to the next level at our summer 2023 field hockey camp at Tamalpais High School! Campers of all abilities will have the opportunity to learn and refine their skills in all aspects of the game (stick work, technical & tactical training, offensive & defensive skills, teamwork skills and sportsmanship, and positioning work) under elite instruction. Come on out and increase your love of the game and prepare for the upcoming season!
- July 24-27
- Open to all skill levels and genders, age 10 and up
- All attendees receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps package (reversible jersey, ball, and more)
- Elite coaching staff
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Nexus program
- Visit our website for more info: www.ussportscamps.com/fieldhockey/nike/marin-nike-field-hockey-camp
Larkspur Recreation Summer Camps Registration Open
Larkspur Recreation offers engaging camps for children, teenagers, and young adults. This is the place to explore fun activities and make new friends this Summer! These camps are designed for kids of all abilities. The goal is to have tons of fun, learn a variety of skills, and gain confidence.
Registration is now open so don't miss your chance to join in on the fun!
Camps will begin the week of June 12.
Summer 2023 Camps include the following:
Film Screening & Community Discussion
Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Film screening of Our America: Lowballed at the Tam High Student Center with a community discussion following the film with Paul Austin & Tenisha Tate-Austin who are not only the subjects of the movie but a Tam High family as well. This event is for parents & students!
Our America: Lowballed is a documentary that exposes racial bias in the home appraisal process. This film covers the topic of a modern form of real estate redlining through undervaluing homes owned by people of color and the impact that has on their finances and lives.
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.
Free Family Dance
How Do You Dance? Free Family Dance with Luna Dance Institute
Families and their young children join Luna Dance virtually for some fun and joyful movement activities.
- Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. on April 22, May 6, and June 3
- Spanish translation available
- Registration Link: forms.gle/yB73bG2ywRgsLFA59. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.
¿Cómo bailas? Baile Familiar Gratis con Luna Dance Institute
Las familias y sus niños pequeños se unen virtualmente a Luna Dance para disfrutar de algunas actividades de movimiento divertidas y alegres.
- Sábados, 9:30-10:15 a.m. el 22 de abril, 6 de mayo y 3 de junio
- Traducción al español disponible
- Enlace de registro: forms.gle/yB73bG2ywRgsLFA59. Enlace de zoom enviado por correo electrónico antes del evento.
Larkspur Library Touch Trucks Event
Sunday, May 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Redwood High School East Parking Lot
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!
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: caparentyouthhelpline.org.
- Helpline #: 855-427-2736