District Newsletter

May 16th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Bacich Announcements

Kent Announcements

School Board Announcements

District Announcements

CAASPP Tips and Schedules

ELPAC Resources

Emergency Contact and Notification Information

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Changing Schools for 2019-2020?

If you anticipate that your student will not be returning to Bacich Elementary School or Kent Middle School next year for any reason, please contact the school office.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 20-24, 2019: CAASPP Assessments for 5th, 7th, and 8th graders & CAASPP Make-Ups for 4th Graders

Monday, May 20, 2019

  • California Science Test for 5th and 8th graders

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Re-classification Ceremony, 6-7:30 p.m., Kent MP room

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Save the Date

Monday, May 27, 2019: No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019: School Board meeting, 5-7 p.m., District Office

Thursday, May 30, 2019: 5th to 6th Grade Parent Step Up Day, 8:40-9:40 a.m., Kent

Monday, June 3, 2019: 4th to 5th Grade Parent Step Up Day, 8:40-9:40 a.m., Kent

District News

School Board

School Board Information

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • May 28, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office
    • June 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office
  • The Agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

The schedule of 2019-2020 School Board meeting dates has been released.

District Committees

Safety Committee Meeting: May 22, 2019, 9-10 a.m., District Office

Finance Committee Meeting: June 13, 3:45 –4:45 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

Re-classification Ceremony: May 21, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Kent MP Room

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

Bacich Book Drive: Last Day!

Are your bookcases overflowing with books your kids have outgrown? Or are they boxed, cluttering your garage, and in need of being donated?

The Bacich Student Council’s Fifth Annual Book Drive benefitting the Marin Community Clinic is the perfect place to donate them!

Through May 17, 2019, our school will be collecting gently used or new kids books to donate to the Marin Community Clinic. The Marin Community Clinic offers medical services to underserved communities across Marin, providing vital health and welfare services to populations that would otherwise go without such necessary benefits. For every child that comes through the clinic, either as a patient or accompanying one, the clinic offers them a complimentary book to promote reading and encourage learning! The clinic relies solely on donations for this offering – and our book drive over the last five years provided enough books to give a book to every child for the entire year, every year, for the last five years!!!

Our goal this year is to surpass last years' total of 2,000 books, so we welcome your participation and that of anyone you know!

Please bring your books to Bacich, and deposit them in the bins outside of Ms. Bozeman and Ms. Peck's office! They will be collected, tallied, and distributed to kids at the clinic on May 17, 2019!

Scooter Raffle

  • If you walk and roll to school, check in at the Safe Routes to School table to get a card and stamp to enter the scooter raffle on May 29, 2019.

Bacich Site Council

Next Meeting: June 3, 2019, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Library. All parents are welcome to attend.

Site Council Election

  • Three site council positions are available for 2019-2020
  • Read candidates statements here
  • Elections will be held during May 20-24, 2019. Voting will take place May 20-24, 2019. An online ballot that will be emailed to you, or a paper ballot will be available starting Wednesday in the office.

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Bacich Construction

Kent News

Kent Library Update

Author Visit

On Monday, after a year of planning, Kent welcomed Alan Gratz, author of Refugee, our All School Read. He was well worth the wait! Alan started the day with guest appearance on the Kent Falcon News, and continued the day with two engaging assemblies, book signing, lunch with the students who entered our essay contest, and some Q and A sessions with each grade level. He was filled with energy and enthusiasm, offering advice to young writers, and inspiring all of us to read his many books (all of which are available in the Kent Library).

I'd like to offer a huge thanks to the KSPTA for funding a generous grant to make this possible. We are already planning for our next All School Read – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (young reader's edition). Buy your copy at The Book Passage today (and don't forget to mention Kent) to be ready for next year!

Rebecca Jelen
Kent Librarian

Pizza Lunch and Book Club

Grab a copy of Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes from the library or your language arts teacher, then come to our event on May 21, 2019 at lunch in Room 24.

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Kent Announcements

Together We Can!

All Together We Can Service projects are open to everyone! For example, although the seventh grade has chosen to do a movie night for their project, all grades and community are welcome to come! The more the merrier at all events, Falcons!!

Kent School Site Council

Next Meeting: June 4, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Main Office Conference Room

  • All Kent parents are welcome to attend School Site Council meetings. Please visit our Site Council page for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.

Site Council Election

  • View Candidate Statements here
  • Voting will start on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. An online ballot that will be emailed to you, or a paper ballot will be available starting Wednesday in the office.

8th Grade Announcements

All Graduation Forms are due Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to the Kent Office

Click here for Eighth Grade Graduation Information

Volunteer for Graduation Week events

Future Redwood High School Families

Would you like a way to be more connected to parents of your child’s Freshman class? Redwood Parents Connect, a Redwood-specific parent-led community, would like to welcome you to join the community! Go to redwoodparentsconnect.com/2023 for more info! Parent groups are now forming for the incoming freshman class, and there is a closed Facebook group just for parents of Redwood's Class of 2023. Sign up now!

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Events

Do you know a student that you admire who enjoys biking? Nominate your Bike Hero for his/her chance to win a $50.00 gift card. Go to saferoutestoschools.org for more information. Nominations accepted till 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019.

Upcoming Walk & Roll Wednesdays: May 22, 2019 and May 29, 2019

Walk & Roll Wednesday Welcome Table Volunteer Sign Up

Visit Safe Routes to School for Walk & Roll information, safety tips in English and Spanish, neighborhood safe route maps, and public bus to Kent information.

kik News

That’s A Wrap!

Thank you to all the families who attended the event, bid on items, donated items, signed up to host parties or sponsored the auction – we couldn’t have done it without you!

You can still donate to Fund a Need until the end of the school year – our kids deserve an awesome playground at Bacich!



Any contribution at any level makes an impact on our schools.

Help us reach 100% participation for our schools.

KSPTA News

KSPTA supports Wait Until 8th

The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least eighth grade. By banding together, we can decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over smartphones. Our peers in Ross, Corte Madera, Larkspur, the Reed District, and throughout the Bay Area are doing the Wait Until 8th movement.

School Supply Ordering

More information on pre-ordering school supplies: kspta.org/order-next-years-school-supplies-for-bacich-students/

  • Kent school ID: KEN163
  • Bacich school ID: BAC007

Last Day to Order is July 7, 2019

Connect with KSPTA!

Community News

These programs are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District. Distributing flyers and information is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

St. Anselm's CYO Girls Volleyball - Evaluation Days Approaching

Incoming Grades 5-8 (Fall 2019 school year)

Dual-Immersion Spanish Classes at Bacich and Kent

Join Viva el Español to learn Spanish through games, songs, stories and art projects in a full-immersion environment in the morning before school.

Bacich Viva el Español

  • 1st-3rd Grade: Monday-Friday, 7:20-8 a.m.
  • 2nd - 5th Grade Continuing Students: Monday–Friday, 7:20-8 a.m.
  • Click here to register: link here. Register by May 31, 2019 and save up to $100 with our Early Bird price.

Kent Viva el Español

  • 5th-6th Grade: Monday–Friday, 7:40-8:20 a.m.
  • Click here to register. Register by May 31, 2019 and save up to $100 with our early bird price.

All classes run September 9, 2019 to June 5, 2020.

For more information please visit www.vivaelespanol.org or call 415-326-5199.
You may also contact Alisa Rubel at alisarubel@yahoo.com for Kent-specific information.

SchoolLink: Buy Books! Help Schools!

Shop at Book Passage, mention your school, and your school will receive a percentage of purchases back as a donation.