District Newsletter

March 28th, 2019

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 29, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1, view agenda
  • kik Board Meeting, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Bacich Open House, 6-7 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Colonial Day for fifth grade students.

Save the Date:

April 7-12, 2019: Spring Break

Monday, April 15, 2019: Deadline for Graduation Week Breakfast Slideshow photos to 8thgraderphotos@gmail.com. (Please, see Kent section for more information.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019: KSPTA Parent Ed Event: Kids, Guns, and Safety, 7-9 p.m., Kent Library

Thursday, April 25, 2019: EL Redesignation Ceremony, 6-7:30 p.m.

District News

School Board

School Board Information

  • Regular Board Meeting: April 16, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office
  • The Agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

New Superintendent Search

District Committees

Parent Partners Meeting: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4–6 p.m., District Office

Citizens Oversight Committee Meeting: April 17, 2019, 5-6 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

Bacich ELAC Meeting – April 3, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1

  • Topics will include: planning the Redesignation Ceremony, information about Maker Night and Open House, and an opportunity to learn math games to play at home.
  • Spanish translation will be provided.
  • View agenda

DELAC meeting notes from March 21, 2019

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich News

Bacich Library Update

Madeline Finn Shelter Dog Author Visits Bacich

Author Visit – Monday, April 15, 2019

Author Lisa Papp will visit Bacich Elementary School to talk to students about her new book, Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog.

Bacich Announcements

Bacich ELAC Meeting – April 3, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1

Bacich Open House – April 4, 2019, 6-7 p.m.

Earth Day – April 19, 2019

  • Fun, Earth friendly activities will be set up on the blacktop for students TK - fourth grade to enjoy during their lunch recess, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bacich Site Council

Next Meeting: April 1, 2019, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Library. All parents are welcome to attend.

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Bacich Construction

Kent News


Kent Announcements

    View Kent Daily Announcement on Kent website.

    Yearbook Are Now On Sale!

    Save the date! May 2, 2019 – Second Annual Kent and Book Passage Event.

    • The evening will feature student performances including our Kent band, as well as summer reading recommendations and shopping to benefit our school! Hope to see you there!

    Our Change for Change drive is in full swing!

    Time to clean out those couches, coat pockets, and coin jars! We are collecting change, by house, to benefit the JFCS's Refugee Resettlement Program. This is a real world connection to our all school reading of Refugee by Alan Gratz to help refugees like Isabel, Josef, and Mahmoud right here in our own area. Refugees in the Bay Area need our help and the JFCS will help ensure that our change will help to change the lives of others. Collection jars are located in room 34. Thank you for helping to build a better world!

    Together We Can!

    • Sign Up Here to participate in the new community service initiative.

    Kent Site Council

    Next Meeting: April 2, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Main Office Conference Room

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

    8th Grade Announcements

    High School Information

    Click here for Eighth Grade Graduation Information

    Kent Graduation Raffle

    Tickets are being sold for the annual Kent Raffle to raise funds for 8th grade graduation. Beginning April 3-19, 2019, raffle tickets will be available for sale in each quad during morning recess! We will raffle off $500 cash, AirPods, Gotts gift certificate, a Guest Star spot on Wednesday Broadcast, and a one gallon candy jar! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winners will be drawn on April 19, 2019.

    How to Submit Photos for the 8th Grade Bacich Breakfast Video

    • Please submit an email with the names of all of the children in the photos in the subject line of your email and also in the email body text. Please send no more than 3 photos in the highest resolution possible to: 8thgraderphotos@gmail.com.
    • Photos are due April 15, 2019.

    Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

    Safe Routes to School

    Upcoming Walk & Roll Wednesdays

    April 4, 2019 and April 17, 2019

    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

    Save The Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

    kik Auction | Dinner | Dancing

    Sponsor The Auction

    Stay tuned for an email about how to buy to tickets to this fun event that raises money for our schools.

    Visit the kik website for more information: www.kikschools.org/ways-to-give/events/spring-event/



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

    Help us reach 100% participation for our schools.

    KSPTA News

    Next KSPTA Meeting: April 1, 2019, 8:30-10 a.m., Kent Library

    KSPTA Standing Committee on Equity and Inclusion Meeting

    Save The Date

    Registration is Here

    Volunteer for it Here

    Parent Education Event: Kids, Guns, and Safety

    Save The Date

    • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at International Orange, 6-9 p.m.

    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.

    Growing Up Green Fundraiser

    • Fundraiser ends March 31, 2019

    Shop at any Sloat Garden Center location during 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.

    Attention Greenbrae Hills Parents

    The Navarro Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) is one of seven grassroots organizations working in Greenbrae to get our neighborhood ready to respond should disaster strike. Emergency services tell us that more than 70% of victims are rescued by neighbors before emergency personnel can arrive. Volunteer Block Captains will be distributing information packets, working to prepare neighbors for an emergency, and helping neighbors after an earthquake emergency. We are doing this with the full support of the Central Marin Fire Department, Central Marin Police Authority, City of Larkspur, Town of Corte Madera, coordinator and Advisory Committee.

    You are part of the Navarro NRG if you live on: Eliseo (# 103-398), Corte Cayuga, Corte de Sabla, Bretano (#205-270), Via Barranca, Via La Paz ((#1-99), Corte Gracitas, Via Lerida, Via Navarro, Corte Toluca, and Corte Fedora.

    This effort requires good communications, and we hope all parents will opt-in to our email list. To receive news about upcoming meetings and our progress, please send your name, email and street address to susan_mark@comcast.net.

    To learn more go the boundaries of the other six Greenbrae Hills NRGs, and Marin NRGs in general, go to www.nrgmarin.org.

    Spring Camp Registration

    Wild About Wildlife, Available for grades 1-3

    • April 8-12, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Here at WildCare we are wild about wildlife and we know you are too! Join us for an unforgettable week during which campers will have the opportunity to gather food for our tortoise, prepare meals for our opossum and make toys for our turkey vulture! Learn how medical staff examine our wildlife patients and take a sneak peek at some orphaned baby animals during a tour of our hospital. This week of camp is packed full of animal encounters, nature exploration, wildlife-themed games, crafts, and much more! On Thursday, we’ll explore Miwok Meadows in China Camp State Park in San Rafael. WildCare does not provide transportation to off-site locations, so campers must be dropped off, and picked up at the field trip site.

    2019 Marin Teen Girl Conference Empowered Women – Empower Women!

    Who: Teen Girls in grades 8-12 in Marin County

    What: 2019 Marin Teen Girl Conference sponsored by the Marin Women’s Commission

    When: Sunday, March 31, 2019 9 a.m-3:30 p.m.

    Where: Embassy Suites By Hilton 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903

    Register by March 28, 2019

    Corte Madera Library Events: Kids' Book Club

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7-8 p.m., for grades 4 and up.
    • We are reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis.
    • Call 415-924-3515 to sign up and reserve a copy of the book!

    Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversations

    • May 7, 2019, 5-7:30 p.m., Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

    Engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism led by Dr. Lori Watson, a transformation specialist with Pacific Education Group who has been working with educators across Marin’s public and private schools to look intensely, both personally and professionally, at race, racism, and how we are educating all students.

    Spanish language translation will be available during the meeting.

    San Francisco Boys Choir Auditions

    • May 11, 2019, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1123 Court Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

    We teach boys with unchanged voices how to sing, read music and perform. We have rehearsal sites in San Francisco, Marin, Oakland, and San Mateo. Marin rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. Our boys perform with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Jose Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

    The mission of the San Francisco Boys Chorus is to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experience at the highest artistic level to boys from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.