District Newsletter

May 30th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Bacich Announcements

  • We look forward to celebrating our Bacich Parent Volunteers on June 6, 2019 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. for our annual Volunteer Tea. The celebration will begin in the Community Center, followed by breakfast snacks provided by the Bacich teachers in the Quad.
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, June 5, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1, agenda
  • All Bacich Lost & Found items will be donated on June 12, 2019. The lost & found rack is overflowing, so please come take a look!
  • Pre-order Bacich school supplies now through July 15, 2019 at KSPTA.org
  • Last day of Fun Lunch is June 7, 2019
    • There will be no lunch service during the last week of school unless your child receives free or reduced price lunch

Kent Announcements

District Announcements

Medication Reminder

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 31, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  • Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room, agenda
    • All are welcome to attend
  • Kent Battle of the Books
  • 5th Grade Band Spring Concert, 7–8 p.m., MP Room

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Portable 1, agenda
  • Intermediate and Advanced Band Spring Concert, 7–8 p.m., Kent MP Room
  • kik board meeting, 7:30-9:00 p.m., District Office

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • Bacich Parent Volunteer Celebration, 8:30–9:30 a.m., Bacich Community Center
  • Safety Committee Meeting, June 6, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m., District Office (note: new date change from 6/5/2019)
  • Kent 2019-2020 Student WEB Leader Training
  • 6th Grade and Advanced Choir Spring Concert, 7- 8 p.m., MP Room

Friday, June 7, 2019

  • Last day of service for Bacich's Fun Lunch and Kent's Lunch Bar

Save the Date

Monday, June 10, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

  • Kent 8th Grade Bacich Breakfast and Slideshow, 9 a.m.
  • All Bacich Lost & Found items will be donated

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • Kent Yearbook Signing Day and Graduation Dress Rehearsal
  • 7th Grade to McNear's Beach
  • Finance Committee Meeting, 3:45-4:45 p.m., District Office

Friday, June 14, 2019

  • Last day of school
  • Kent Graduation, College of Marin Gym at 2:30 p.m. Graduation Donation Form
    • Reception immediately following
  • Kent Graduation Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

District News

2019-2020 Budget

Health Update

End of Year Medication Reminder

If your student has medication in the school office, it must be picked up by the last day of school. We cannot be responsible for any medication left in the school office over the summer. The entire Bacich office is relocating to the new building and we will be packing everything for the move.

Remember, if your student requires any medication, including over the counter medication, an Authorization to Administer form must be completed and signed with your health care provider. The medication provided needs to be in the original container and labeled with your child’s name.

Thank you and have a wonderful, healthy summer!

Laurel Yrun, RN, CCSN
District School Nurse

School Board

School Board Information

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • 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 6, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m., District Office

Finance Committee Meeting: June 13, 2019, 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, agenda

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

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.

Follow Bacich on Instagram

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.

Rebecca Jelen
Kent Librarian

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Kent Announcements

  • Yearbooks
    • Yearbooks will be distributed to 7th period classes on June 10, 2019. If you did not order a yearbook but would like to purchase one, your child can bring $40 cash to room 34 during that time to buy one. We cannot accept checks because those all went with the final order in April, but we will have additional yearbooks for sale.
  • View Kent Daily Announcement on Kent website
  • Kent Site Council voting now open - scroll down to Kent Site Council section for more information
  • Upcoming Parent Step Up meetings are for parents/guardians only (view calendar for dates and times)

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, agenda

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

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!

Be The Influence

BTI provides Marin parents with tools to help delay adolescent alcohol and other drug use. Parents are empowered with facts, information and parenting tips through BTI’s website and newsletters. Parents also may gain access to a Parent Directory of participating BTI parents throughout Marin. The Parent Directory is especially useful as your child begins to socialize with students from other schools, which can begin in the summer months.

We invite all parents to visit the BTI website at www.betheinfluence.us where you will find valuable information on:

Read the parent letter for more information

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: June 5, 2019 and June 12, 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

Lunch Volunteers Needed

Calling all Parent Volunteers! We need Fun Lunch/Lunch Bar volunteers for next year at Bacich and Kent. Join your friends, or make new ones, and volunteer on a team for next year. Email lunch@kspta.org with your day of the week preference.

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

Washington, D.C. Trip 2020

Attention all 7th grade families: The Washington, D.C. Trip for 2020 is slated for Spring Break of next school year. Registration packets are available from Mr. Palmer in room 30 at Kent. Early bird discount available for any who sign up by June 10, 2019.

Summer Reading Program at the Corte Madera Library

Kids of all ages are invited to drop by the Corte Madera Library and sign up for Summer Reading.

They will receive a Reading Log and earn Book Bucks as they read their favorite books. Book Bucks can be spent on a variety of prizes such as Pacifics tickets, popular books, grow frogs, and bendable pencils. Kids can also buy raffle tickets or donate to the National Park Service.

Also, pick up a schedule of special events including Book Club, Lego Club, Origami, a coding class taught by Redwood students, and more. All events are free. Please note that some programs require advance registration. Call 415-924-6382 or visit www.marinlibrary.org/events.

The Corte Madera Library is open every day except Friday and is located at 707 Meadowsweet Drive.

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.