District Newsletter

May 23rd, 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

Monday, May 27, 2019

  • No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • 5th to 6th Grade Parent Step Up Day, 8:40-9:40 a.m., Kent Library
    • Parents/Guardians only

Friday, May 31, 2019

Save the Date

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • 4th to 5th Grade Parent Step Up Day, 8:40-9:40 a.m., Kent Library
    • Parents/Guardians only
  • Bacich Site Council meeting, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Library
    • All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  • Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
    • All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • Intermediate and Advanced Band Spring Concert, 7–8 p.m., Kent MP Room
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • Bacich Parent Volunteer Celebration, 8:30–9:30 a.m., Bacich Community Center
  • Safety Committee Meeting, June 5, 2019, 9–10 a.m., District Office
  • 6th Grade and Advanced Choir Spring Concert, 7- 8 p.m., MP Room

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: June 5, 2019, 9–10 a.m., District Office

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

English Language Learners

Bacich ELAC meeting: June 5, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

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 Parent Volunteer Celebration, June 6, 2019, 8:30–9:30 a.m., Bacich Community Center

Bacich Site Council

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

Site Council Election Results

The May 16, 2019 date has passed to submit applications for a position on the 2019-2020 Bacich Site Council.

Thank you to the two Bacich parents who have submitted their applications. We welcome Eric Schafer and Estelle Dick to next year's Site Council Committee.

A current Site Council member has agreed to extend her term to fill the one remaining vacancy. Thank you, Christina Chan-Dooley!

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Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Bacich Construction

Kent News

Kent Library Update

Attention 5th and 6th graders!

On June 6, 2019, we will have an author visit with Kelly Yang who wrote the wonderful novel, Front Desk. If you would like to read it, you may borrow a copy from your language arts teacher or the library. If you would like to have lunch with the author when she is here, enter our letter contest for a chance to win!

  • See Ms. Jelen or your language arts teacher for more information or click here for the prompts.

Battle of the Books

Our Battle of the Books competition will be held during Kent Read Week on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 during lunch. Battle of the Books participants!

  • Please bring your t-shirt and pizza order forms to the library by Tuesday, May 28, 2019 if you would like to order a competition shirt.
  • Click here for the order form.

Looking for future leaders for our 2019-2020 KMS Project LIT book club team!

Do you love to read? Do you love talking about new books that expand your world with others? If so, join our KMS Project LIT leadership team! This is a chance to be part of a movement through books to create change in our school and world, and connect with other middle schoolers throughout the country! Our team will select next year's books, lead our book clubs, and help us spread the word in our community.

  • Join us at a meeting in Ms. Gallagher's room, room 24 at lunch on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 if you are interested in joining our dynamic group! It's gonna be LIT!!

Rebecca Jelen
Kent Librarian

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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 - How to Vote

  • View Candidate Statements here
  • Parents should have received an email from noreply@electionrunner.com, which includes a link that allows you to vote
  • Paper ballots are available in the office

8th Grade Announcements

All Graduation Forms are due now 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 29, 2019 and June 5, 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



Be sure to donate to kik 2018-2019 Annual Giving – there’s still time!

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

Help us reach 100% participation for our schools.

KSPTA News

Contribute to the Bacich Teacher Fund

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to carry on the tradition of thanking those Bacich employees who play an important and vital role in our children’s education but are often overlooked, such as custodians, learning specialists, library, art, technology, P.E. and office staff. This optional gift is completely voluntary and is simply an end-of-year thank you gift for our school staff.

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 15, 2019

Connect with KSPTA!

Twitter: @KentfieldPTA

Instagram: kentfieldschoolspta

Facebook: Kentfield Schools PTA

Email president@kspta.org to see how you can help next year

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. Patrick's CYO Girls Volleyball - Evaluation Day

Incoming Grades 5-8 (Fall 2019 school year)

  • Girls in Corte Madera, Larkspur, and also Kentfield and Greenbrae if they are not served by a CYO volleyball program
  • Information and registration at: stpatrickscyovolleyball.org and go.teamsnap.com/forms/201033
  • Player evaluations will be held June 1, 2019 at the Neil Cummins gym

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.

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