Kentfield School District

May 22nd, 2023

KSD News

KSD Highlights

Dear KSD Community,

During the months of May and June there are many celebrations and recognition activities we host and attend to highlight our students, honor our staff, and thank our volunteers. In the weeks ahead we have Volunteer Appreciation events at both school sites and we are honoring our KSD Retirees, Golden Bell recipients, Volunteers, and our transiting staff at 4 p.m. on May 30 under the trees in the Kent Lunch Plaza.

We welcome parents, students, care-givers, community members, and staff to join an afternoon of extending gratitude and appreciation for our dedicated KSD educational partners.


Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

2023 Marin County Golden Bell Kentfield School District Honorees

Annually the Marin County School Districts celebrate educators and community partners through a long-standing recognition ceremony called the Golden Bell. This year the KSD will be honoring the following Golden Bell recipients on May 25 at Dominican University.

Erin Early, Bacich Special Educator | Aidan Durgerian, Bacich Special Education Paraprofessional | Ron Pembleton, Kent Middle School Science Teacher | Jim Bowlby, KSD Data Coordinator | Marin Enrichment, Community Partner

Special thanks to these staff and community partners for their steadfast dedication and support of our KSD school community!

Gratitude for a Wonderful Community Gathering!

On Saturday, May 20 the KSD was well represented at KGHS Bon Air Spring Fair. From our 4th grader choir signing to distributing key information about the KSD, our team showed up and proudly represented our school community. Special thanks to our custodial team – Ramiro Alvitez, Francisco Perez, and Medhanie Gebremichael; and our elementary music teacher Becky Poon. There were 1,000+ attendees, 50 food vendors, 35 community organizations, and an atmosphere filled with joy and positive energy.

To learn more about the critical work KGHS does to share and preserve history, and how you can support their efforts in our community, visit their newly launched website.

District Announcements

California Universal Meals Program

The Kentfield School District (KSD) is excited to announce California Universal Meals Program partnership with the Reed Union School District and Ross School District for the 2023-2024 school year. The Reed Union School District will be the KSD’s school food authorizer supporting the implementation and compliance of the Universal School Meals program. This shared service partnership will support operation efficiencies and program expenditures through sharing vendors and reporting requirements. Our site teams are working through operational shifts, staffing and volunteer needs to ensure our universal food program runs smoothly while providing our students with the necessary nutritional services to support their access to daily learning.

Additional details about our food vendor, volunteer opportunities and program services will be provided prior to the end of the school year and in the summer months as we prepare for the new school year.

Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL! / Premiación del Héroe del Ciclismo

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.

Four Marin County students (2 elementary, 2 middle school) will be selected to win $50.00 gift cards to a store of their choice.

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.

Spring Ordering Now Available

The KSD Spring lunch menu is available through June 16, 2023. Please pre-order your child/ren’s lunch to ensure we have the most accurate count of school lunches. Sign up for lunch here or contact for support with ordering your child/ren's meal. If your child/ren has any food allergies, please report them to

District Calendars

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

Bacich Pizza Wednesdays Order Form

Thursday, May 25, 2023

  • Kindergarten Concert, 8:30-9 a.m., Bacich Community Center

Friday, May 26, 2023

  • Kent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Kent Lunch Plaza

Monday, May 29, 2023

  • Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

  • Special Recognition of our KSD Community, 4 p.m. Kent Middle School Lunch Quad
  • School Board Meeting, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

  • Bacich Parent Volunteer Celebration, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2023

  • Kent Parents In Action, Kent Room 11
  • Kent Pride Day Activities

Friday, June 2, 2023

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

Next Regular KSD School Board Meeting is on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Special Recognition of our KSD Community, 4 p.m. Kent Middle School Lunch Quad

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

  • Safety Committee meeting: Monday, June 5, 2023, 9-10 a.m., agenda and Zoom link

COVID Update

The latest COVID-19 subvariant, XXB.1.16, is increasing in the U.S. according to estimates from the CDC. It has been most documented in India but has been found in 29 countries, according to the WHO. This new subvariant is producing a new symptom: conjunctivitis (pink eye), especially in children.

MCPH is recommending COVID-19 testing for students who present with pink eye. Guidance will be updated to reflect this change.

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 symptoms, communicability, and prevention information. (English I Spanish).

Please keep your child home if they are sick. Please contact our school nurse Laurel Yrun (, with any questions about navigating illness and school this year.

Bacich Bears News

Maria Martin

Dear Bacich Community,

This week our third and fourth graders start CAASPP testing. Taking this summative assessment marks the beginning of the end of the school year. While we have more learning and growth to do, there is limited time left in the school year. We hope you will continue to support your students in their learning and know that we continue to work with students to meet established learning goals and grade level expectations.

Bacich Fourth Grade Gold Country Overnight Trip

I am thrilled to report that our fourth graders had a successful trip to the Gold Country! It was the first overnight trip for Bacich students since the start of the Covid Pandemic. It was wonderful for students to spend two days engaged in outdoor activities together. Panning for gold was a huge hit and students came back home with flakes of gold and other gems tucked safely inside their handmade gold pokes. Students also made a spinning toy, and completed a tin smithing project.

The pasta dinner was well received and most students lined up for second helpings before having ice cream for dessert! While settling down for sleep was a challenge for some cabin groups, students were overall respectful of behavior and safety expectations for the duration of the trip. Thank you again to the fourth grade team for planning and leading the trip. And thank you to KIK for partnering with fourth grade parents and guardians to support the trip financially. Here are some photos from the Gold Country:

Bacich Gold Rush Trip

Kindergarten Concert

We will host our Kindergarten families for the Kindergarten concert on Thursday morning at 8:30 in the Community Center. Families are in for an incredibly special performance. The students will also perform for the student body on Friday morning. Please note that we can not accommodate additional guests on Friday morning due to capacity limitations in the Community Center.

Bon Air Community Spring Fair

Some of our fourth grade students performed several songs to kick-start the Bon Air Shopping Center Spring Fair this past Saturday. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to represent our school at a community event. They did a fantastic job. Thank you to Becky Poon for coordinating and leading this performance. There was a large crowd which included fourth grade families and community members who enjoyed the performance. Thank you also to Medhanie Gebremichael, Ramiro Alvitez, and Francisco Perez for setting up the equipment for this special performance.

I hope you enjoy the week ahead!


Maria Martin
Bacich Principal

Bacich Highlights

Pizza Wednesdays!

$6 for a slice of pizza, with a serving of organic blueberries and baby carrots

The KSPTA is piloting a fundraiser. We’re selling a pizza lunch with organic fruit and a vegetable on Wednesdays after school. Proceeds will fund t-shirts for all Bacich students and staff for the 2023-2024 school year with the image: We All Belong at Bacich.

Pizzas will be served in the Bacich lunch quad, following your child’s dismissal time.

  • UTK & Kindergarten: 12 p.m.
  • 1st & 2nd Grades: 12:15 p.m.
  • 3rd & 4th Grades: 12:30 p.m.

Projected Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 17, 24, 31, and June 7

$6 or a slice of pizza, with a serving of organic blueberries and baby carrots

$1 lemonade or baked goods for purchase (not included with pizza)

How to Order:

A limited quantity of pizza will be available for purchase without pre-orders. Please ensure your child has a caregiver as food pickup is after dismissal time.

Does your child attend Marin Enrichment? KSPTA volunteers are coordinating with Marin Enrichment staff to have your child’s pizza brought to Marin Enrichment. Please send your child to Marin Enrichment as usual and KSPTA will deliver.

Is your child a budding entrepreneur? Contact VP of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Vicki Sonu Song, so that both caregiver and child can participate in selling lemonade or baked goods! Proceeds will be donated to the KSPTA and be used to fund projects to promote belonging in our district.

We need volunteers! Please contact Vicki Sonu Song at

Wait Until 8th Pledge

The KSPTA is sponsoring the Wait Until 8th Pledge. This initiative supports waiting until children are in 8th grade to provide access to a smartphone. The Wait Until 8th organization lists five top reasons to postpone access to a smartphone:

  1. Smartphones are changing childhood
  2. They are distracting and addictive
  3. Smartphones expose your child to inappropriate content
  4. They increase the risk of anxiety and depression
  5. Cyberbullying is an important concern

There are many devices that parents can use to be able to get in touch with their children, other than a smartphone. The Wait Until 8th website has additional information for parents. The KSPTA has identified a parent class champion at each grade level who is available to answer questions you may have. Please refer to this document for more information about the KSPTA Wait Until 8th campaign. I encourage you to consider taking this pledge!

Draft School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) - Bacich 2023-2024

The Bacich School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for the 2023-24 school year is a comprehensive document that provides details about the school’s planned actions to support student outcomes and overall performance. The goals and actions in the SPSA connect to the Kentfield School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which lays out goals for the entire District. The Bacich SPSA for 2023-2024 contains four goals and specific action steps to achieve the goals. We would like to solicit your feedback on this important plan. Please take a few minutes to review the DRAFT SPSA and provide feedback using this Google form.

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

  • 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

  • 8 de junio

View flyer in English and Spanish.

Bacich Library - New May Blog Post!

Welcome the month of May with Ms. Warnick's favorite books and activities to honor May Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the

Learn more about the library and search for books:

Susan Warnick
Bacich Librarian

Upcoming Bacich Events

2022-2023 Bacich Bell Schedule

Mondays by 11 p.m.: Orders due for KSPTA Pizza Wednesdays. Please see the KSPTA section for more details.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023: KSPTA Pizza Fundraiser, order here

Thursday, May 25, 2023: Kindergarten Concert, 8:30-9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023:

KSPTA Pizza Fundraiser, order here

Bacich Parent Volunteer Celebration, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Kent Falcons News

Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Dear Kent Middle School Families,

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – This Friday, May 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. we invite all parents and guardians who have served our school in any volunteer capacity this year to join us for a special event in your honor. The Kent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will feature warm beverages, delicious morning fare, and good company as we appreciate the innumerable contributions of our Kent volunteer team. If you are one of the many people who contributed your time to support our school this year, whether serving on a committee, planning an event, being present at a school event, and/or working with our KSPTA and/or KIK, please join us at the Volunteer Breakfast this Friday in the Kent Middle School Lunch Plaza. We love our Kent volunteers!

Kent School Site Council, Parent Member Election – This week we vote for parent representatives to serve on the Kent Middle School Site Council, to fill three open terms. The Kent School Site Council is a planning and decision-making body made up of Kent staff, parents, and students. During our monthly meetings, we discuss current events at our school, as well as big-picture goals and initiatives that impact our community. It is an engaged group of stakeholders that encourage positive change through their questioning, discussion, and collaboration. This evening you will receive an email message from <> with a link to a ballot to cast your vote for three new Site Council representatives. The parents interested in serving on our Site Council are Beth Karlsson, Julie Kidd, Katie Malabed, and Larry Moscato, and each included candidate statements as a part of the election communication you will receive this evening. The election will be open until this Thursday, May 25 at 5 p.m. We will announce the new members of the Kent Middle School Site Council as a part of next week’s district newsletter. Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for two new Site Council members!

Maximizing the Final Four Weeks – While walking through classrooms last week, I encountered engaged students participating in meaningful conversation and activities around daily learning objectives. In 7th grade English, students debated and discussed book club readings with their peers, analyzing notebook entries, and discussing similarities and differences between texts. 8th grade mathematics included a lesson on the Pythagorean theorem, and the application of the theorem to determine unknown lengths and distances. In 7th and 8th grade PE class students were perfecting their archery skills, while 5th and 6th graders performed tumbling routines. In 5th grade, students learned about puberty, and important changes ahead for their minds and bodies. While only four weeks of school remain in the 2022-2023 school year, these are opportune times for maximum student learning and growth. Let’s make the most of these final days together, Falcons!

Let’s have an awesome week ahead!

Grant Althouse
Kent Principal

At some point your family has likely engaged in the conversation that we all have with our middle school children: When is the appropriate time to introduce a cell phone into your middle schooler’s life? This decision alone may have the most significant impact on the remainder of your student’s childhood, more than perhaps any other change we introduce in the middle school years.

Each family must carefully consider when it is right to introduce a smartphone into their child’s life. Simply put, children must have developed the appropriate maturity to be able to safely navigate the circumstances they will encounter through the use of a smartphone. Many Bacich and Kent families have taken the Wait Until 8th pledge as a way of showing their commitment to withhold access to a personal smartphone until their children are in 8th grade. This approach significantly reduces exposure to harmful content, delays the distractions and addictions that come with smartphone use, and prolongs childhood just a little bit longer.

Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 Kent Bell Schedule

Kent CAASP & CAST Testing Schedule

  • 5th and 8th graders will be taking the California Science Test (CAST) the week of May 22, in Nest class in 5th grade and in science class in 8th grade. The CAST is presented in an identical format to the CAASPP.

Friday, May 26, 2023: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Lunch Plaza

Thursday, Jun 1, 2023

  • Kent Parents In Action, Kent Room 11
  • Kent Pride Day Activities

Friday, June 2, 2023: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m., Kent Library

KIK News


We have reached over 90% 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!


School of Rock was truly a rockin’ good time! Our wonderful parent community raised their paddles and bid online to raise lots of $$’s for our kids! You rocked it!

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.

Check out all the great photos here!

There are still a few sign up parties available - snag the last spots here!


There is still time to donate to this spring’s Fund-a-Need, which will support the purchase of new iPads and Chromebooks for our kids.

So far we have raised over $125,000!

There are devices in almost every grade level that have reached the end of their lives and need to be replaced.

New iPads & Chromebooks will:

  • Provide our students with individualized learning
  • Allow our students to create multimedia videos and portfolio projects
  • Be used in virtually every aspect of the schools: from robotics in Maker and Enterprise to Coding to Individualized Learning and Creativity in all grades Kindergarten to 8.

Separate from the Annual Goal, please consider donating to the FUND-A-NEED today.

Learn More

Donate to Fund-a-Need


Stapleton School of Performing Arts - Since 1988 Stapleton School of Performing Arts (SSPA) has offered high quality dance and theater classes for all ages in a nutrition and inclusive environment. SSPA offers summer dance and theater programs that instill passion for the performing arts in a supportive environment. They offer a wide range of age -appropriate programs for students 4-22 designed with flexible summer scheduling in mind.

Moses Tennis - Experience the many tennis programs at The Priory Tennis and Swim Club. Moses Tennis offers a wide variety of classes for Adults and Juniors. Moses Tennis believes everyone who wants to play tennis should be able to play and have fun at any skill level. Players should be open to improving their skills to further their enjoyment of the game

Legarza - Legarza programs give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their personal best in sport and life. Since 1989, over 400,000 of America's youth have experienced and benefitted from our proven and tested system. Their program is tailored to help your child succeed on and off the field of play in a safe, professional and encouraging environment of learning and fun. They offer a variety of camps including: basketball, all sports, volleyball, S.T.E.A.M. and more.

Ross Recreation Department - Ross Rec provides recreational enrichment and community service for the residents of Ross and their neighbors. The department has grown from just a handful of classes to more than 100 classes per year for infants to Seniors. Ross Rec offers fun, learning and innovative programs that build character, provided by an institution that is highly organized, with great instructors and which nurtures a sense of neighborliness in our community.


CONCERTS Brought to You by KIK

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.

May 23 - Barbecue Chicken, Salad Verte, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans


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.


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Pizza Wednesdays at Bacich

$6 for a slice of pizza, with a serving of organic blueberries and baby carrots

The KSPTA is piloting a fundraiser. We’re selling a pizza lunch with organic fruit and a vegetable on Wednesdays after school. Proceeds will fund t-shirts for all Bacich students and staff for the 2023-2024 school year with the image: We All Belong at Bacich.

Pizzas will be served in the Bacich lunch quad, following your child’s dismissal time.

  • UTK & Kindergarten: 12 p.m.
  • 1st & 2nd Grades: 12:15 p.m.
  • 3rd & 4th Grades: 12:30 p.m.


  • Wednesday, May 24, 31, and June 7

$6 for a slice of pizza, with a serving of organic blueberries and baby carrots

$1 lemonade or baked goods for purchase (not included with pizza)

How to Order:

  • Orders can be placed at
  • Orders and payment can be made online, or place an order online and pay cash or check on the day of.
  • Ordering closes at 11 p.m. on Mondays.

A limited quantity of pizza will be available for purchase without pre-orders. Please ensure your child has a caregiver as food pickup is after dismissal time.

Does your child attend Marin Enrichment? KSPTA volunteers are coordinating with Marin Enrichment staff to have your child’s pizza brought to Marin Enrichment. Please send your child to Marin Enrichment as usual and KSPTA will deliver.

Is your child a budding entrepreneur? Contact VP of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Vicki Sonu Song, so that both caregiver and child can participate in selling lemonade or baked goods! Proceeds will be donated to the KSPTA and be used to fund projects to promote belonging in our district.

We need volunteers! Please contact Vicki Sonu Song at


Hi! Have you signed it yet? Just a reminder from your friends at KSPTA about Wait Until 8th Pledge!

What it IS:
The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. By banding together, we can decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over smartphones. Surrounding Bay Area schools Ross, Corte Madera, Larkspur and the Reed District have also signed on.

What it IS NOT:
It is not a promise to avoid all screen time or even to wait until 8th to give your child a phone. The Wait Until 8th pledge is simply encouraging parents to delay the smartphone — you can still have the peace of mind of easy communication with an “old school” phone or watch.

Why is it IMPORTANT?
These devices are quickly changing childhood for children. Playing outdoors, spending time with friends, reading books, and hanging out with family are happening a lot less to make room for hours on snap chat, tik tok, Instagram, or streaming on YouTube. Experts say that smartphones are addictive, interfere with sleep and relationships, and increase the risk that children will suffer from depression, anxiety, and cyberbullying. Our kids deserve a childhood free of distraction.

You can find more info at:

Teen Mental Health Tips from Kaiser Permanente

Signs to Look For & Strategies to Help

It’s important for young people to hear that anxiety, stress, and negative emotions are completely normal, especially in hard times. And times are hard for many.

"More and more teens are aware of mental health as a real issue they face in their daily lives," says Michael Torres, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente Mental Health and Wellness Center in San Leandro, California. "It’s vital that all of us who support young people are equipped to talk about mental health issues."

You can start making a difference in a young person’s mental health in a few key ways.

Know the Signs

Mental health symptoms are manageable, with early care and support from trusted adults. That’s why it’s important to recognize signs and symptoms of depression in teens, like:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety, or worry
  • Avoiding social interactions or things they loved doing before
  • Falling behind in school
  • Signs of self-harm
  • Talking about suicide or harming others

Talk Often and Honestly

It’s important to make time to talk with your teen on a regular basis. Schneider recommends setting aside "no phone" time, especially at the dinner table or before bed. Show that you’re interested in talking, even if your teen doesn’t always want to. Be flexible — if they feel comfortable and are ready to talk, they’ll come to you. Once you’re talking, respect them enough to be yourself. It’s one of the most important steps in building trust.

Provide Tools for Self-Care

Encourage the teen in your life to practice self-care. Help them find a healthy outlet for their emotions.

Exercise, especially, has health benefits beyond physical fitness. As little as 20 to 25 minutes of moderate activity a day can help protect against symptoms of depression.3 Teens can also try things like:

  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Journaling or making art
  • Talking with a trusted friend
  • Listening to music
  • Watching something fun on television — especially as a family or with friends

Teens should also get 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night when possible, and rest whenever they can. Building a nighttime routine without screens can help, says Schneider. And that goes for adults, too.

Ask for Help

If you’re struggling to relate to a young person’s emotions or their condition seems more serious, it could be time to get help. If it’s someone else’s child, gently let their guardian know what you’ve noticed. If it’s your child, call your pediatrician or a mental health specialist. If health care is a barrier, you could also reach out to the counselor or psychologist at your child’s school.

If you ever fear for the immediate safety of a young person, call your local medical office for crisis care.

For more support, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (TTY 711) or visit to get free, confidential help from a trained crisis counselor.

It’s never too early to help a young person with their emotional well-being.

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Community News

Summer Camp Tips

Resources and tips on choosing a summer camp experience for your children from Ivette Villarreal, Kentfield School District Community Family Liaison. Read more.

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.

Marin First Five Immigrant Heritage Month Free Forum

  • Thursday, June 1, 2023, 3-7 p.m.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 Mclnnis Parkway, San Rafael
  • Policy program 3 to 5:30 p.m. and refreshments & music 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Join Marin First Five and community partners to learn about programs welcoming and supporting immigrants in Marin – and helping communities thrive!

This is a free event sponsored by the Marin County Office of Equity, the Marin Community Foundation, and the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission.


2024 DC/Boston Trip

Attention 7th grade parents: Thank you to all who attended the DC/Boston 2024 Parent Meeting a few weeks ago!

Please find all information about the 2024 DC trip, including how to register here. Our trip # is #209308.

The deadline to sign up and get an early-bird discount is June 10, 2023.

Any questions should be referred to Ryan Palmer, Kent 8th grade history teacher at

Youth Ride Free

Public transportation is offering free rides for K-12 youth throughout the summer with the Summer Youth Ride Free Program.

FREE public transit for kids and teens transforms the North Bay into a summer playground.

SMART, Marin Transit, Sonoma County Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, and Petaluma Transit are offering free rides for K-12 youth throughout the summer (June-August) with the Summer Youth Ride Free Program.

How it works: No passes are necessary to ride, simply show a valid K-12 school or government-issued ID to the conductor when boarding the train or bus. Youth grades 9-12 may use a school ID from the Spring 2023 semester. Youth grades 8 and under, if asked, may present a school ID, or simply tell the conductor their grade and which school they attend. Younger children, under age 5, also ride for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

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 June 3
  • Spanish translation available
  • Registration Link: 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 3 de junio
  • Traducción al español disponible
  • Enlace de registro: Enlace de zoom enviado por correo electrónico antes del evento.

KidzToPros Summer Camp at Bacich

Dear Parents,

KidzToPros, an educational enrichment provider, is offering exciting and educational STEM, Arts, and Sports Summer Camps at Anthony G. Bacich Elementary for grades PreK-5 this year. We’d love for your children to join us!

Attached you’ll find a digital flyerwith more information, including dates, grades, and more. To register, please follow this link. You’ll find numerous options to fit every child’s interests.

If you have any further questions, please email KidzToPros directly at

Marin Library Opportunities

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.

Healthy Families Marin Home Visiting Program

Offers home visiting for parents of newborns. The program is designed to support parents, share information about child development and parenting, and provide information and referrals to families of infants and young children.

Crisis Text Support Line

Marin County offers 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.

Help Me Grow Marin
Families can learn about community resources and tools to support their 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!

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!

California 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