District Newsletter

October 17th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

"Marin’s best public elementary school? Website declares winner."

100 Volunteers Needed for Bacich's Emergency Drill on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2020-2021 School Calendar Input Survey - deadline Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Kent 8th Grade Parents: Teens in Transition Letter and Information

Walk & Roll volunteers needed on Wednesdays – October 23rd. Please signup here.

October is PTA Membership Month – there’s still time to join!

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 18, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

  • 6th Grade Volleyball vs. Ross, Kent Gym

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Principal Chat for 5th and 6th Grade Parents, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Kent Library
  • 8th Grade Volleyball vs. Miller Creek, Kent Gym

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Save the Date

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Bacich Picture Make-Up Day

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Kent Cross Country Meet, 4 p.m., Indian Valley College of Marin Campus, Novato
  • 8th Grade Volleyball at Mill Valley

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

  • DELAC Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Bacich Library. School-age child care available.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

District News

District Announcements

School Board

School Board Information

Strategic Planning Session Information and Resources

  • Planning Workshops: October 17-18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Board Meeting Highlights - October 15, 2019

Next Regular Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5-9 p.m., District Office, all are welcome to attend
  • The agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

2019-2020 School Board meeting dates

District Committees

District English Learners Advisory Committee

  • DELAC Meeting: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., Bacich Library. School-age child care available.
    • Agenda: Introduction to the LCAP and Reclassification Ceremony

Parent Partners Group

The Parent Partners is a group for parents of students with learning differences.

The group meets four times per year with the primary goals of providing parent perspective and feedback to the school district, supporting children with exceptional needs by increasing knowledge and acceptance of learning differences in the community and supporting parents of students with exceptional needs.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4-5:30 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC Meeting: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Bacich News










Bacich Library

Upcoming Author Visit

Author Judd Winick will visit the Bacich Library on Monday, October 28, 2019

All School Read at Bacich

Bacich students are reading the elementary readers' edition of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind for the Kentfield All School Read that began on October 14th.

Bacich Announcements

Annual Bacich Halloween Parade will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

Bacich Emergency Drill Volunteer Sign-Up

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, morning – exact time TBA

2019-2020 School-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

  • These volunteer roles are school-wide. For classroom-specific opportunities, please contact your lead room parent.

2019-2020 Bacich Parent-Student Handbook

2019-2020 Bacich Bell Schedule

Bacich Site Council Meeting

  • Monday, November 4, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting

  • November 6, 2019, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News







Kent Library

Kent All School Read

Kent students are reading the young readers' edition of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind for the Kentfield All School Read that began on October 14th.

We are proud to present a film adaption of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind to accompany our All School Read.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent MP Room
  • Free event, and pizza and snacks will be on sale.
  • Event Registration

Kent Announcements

Online Gradebooks - Limited View

  • Please note that Gradebook visibility has been limited to assignment completion only until first Hexamester grades are complete. Full visibility with scores will return next week, once Hexamester 1 grades have been released.

Eighth Grade Parents: Teens in Transition Parent Letter

  • Teens In Transitions: Strategies for Informed, Responsible Decision-Making seminars for eighth grade students will be held at Kent on November 22nd, as well as two days at the Branson School in Ross on November 25th and 26th.
  • The parent letter details background information that is essential for your understanding of the development and objectives of this program.

5th - 7th Grade Only: Private School Application Instructions:

  • Please contact Lisa Sandberg at lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org.
  • Do not send teacher requests for teacher recommendations directly to teachers, all transcript and teacher recommendations need to go through Lisa Sandberg.
Green Sneaker Challenge

The Kent Green Sneaker Challenge is in it's Final week! Walk, Bike or Carpool to school on Thursday, October 24th. Your student can enter a raffle to win cool prizes! The event sponsored by the Kent Eco-Action Club and Safe Routes to School.

Kent Halloween Parade – Thursday, October 31, 2019

At Kent, students who wish to celebrate Halloween can come to school in costume and participate in our annual Halloween parade on Halloween morning. Please follow these Halloween costume guidelines:

  • Costumes must follow our school dress code (pg. 16 in student agenda)
  • Costumes must not include weapons of any kind, real or imitation
  • Costumes should not include excessive amounts of blood or other elements that children could find scary or alarming
  • Masks are permitted during the parade, but not around school that day

Redwood High School Music Program Meet & Greet

Redwood High School Music Department invites all of Kent's instrumental students to visit Redwood for a visit, BBQ, hang out, meet some music kids in high school, and get a sense of Redwood’s cool music program.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
  • All Kent 6th, 7th, and 8th graders students interested in music are welcome

View invitation

Kent Athletics

Volleyball Schedules: 6th Grade and 8th Grade

Flag Football Schedule

Cross Country Schedule: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4 p.m., Indian Valley College of Marin Campus, Novato

Kent Schoolwide Volunteer Opportunities

We are in dire need of lunch volunteers this year. Please consider signing up for just two shifts per month!

On this sign-up link, you will find all Kent volunteer opportunities. Please join us and volunteer for one or more of these roles. Please email info@kspta.org if you have any questions on role and/or time commitments. Thank you for all you do for our school!

2019-2020 Kent Student Handbook

2019-2020 Kent Bell Schedule

Kent Site Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Safe Routes to School

Become Your Neighborhood Captain!

Find Your Safe Route to School

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

If you are interested in becoming a SRTS Neighborhood Captain, please contact tanya.vernitsky@gmail.com.

Marin County E-Bike Policy Information

Walk & Roll volunteers needed on Wednesdays – October 23rd. Please sign up here.

Kent Green Sneaker Challenge final week! Thursday, October 24, 2019

KSPTA News

Next General KSPTA Meeting: Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:30-10 a.m., Bacich Room 33

Fake Reading: How to Spot It and Shift It

Learn practical strategies for turning your child into a "real" reader.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Kent Library

Spanish translation available. All parents and caregivers welcome.

More information and event registration in English and Spanish

Book Fair

Come join us for an annual favorite — the Book Fair! You’ll find a carefully curated selection of books grouped by age, perfect for everyone from younger tots to teens, and even a few for yourself. A portion of all sales goes to the KSPTA to help fund programs such as art, music, technology, PE, library, grants, teacher stipends, and more. Complimentary gift wrapping available.

Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8

Hours:

  • Monday, November 4, 2019: 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019: 8 – 10 a.m. & 12-5 p.m. (Morning coffee!)
  • Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019: 8 – 10 a.m. & 12-4 p.m. (Donut Day for Kent Students)
  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019: 8 – 10 a.m. & 12-7 p.m. (Taco truck 4-7pm)
  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019: 8 – 10 a.m. & 12-4 p.m.

More information and event flyer

October is KSPTA Membership Month!

Please join the KSPTA today to support our community events and programs and lend your voice to our state and national PTA’s advocacy on behalf of children.

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.

Hands On Science Fun

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

  • Free admission
  • Free parking

View flyer in English and Spanish

Drive Clean Marin Events

EV and E-Bike Test Drive Event

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3-5:30 p.m.

Terra Linda High School

View flyer in English and Spanish

No Bully! Workshops

Workshops for Parents & Guardians: How to Bully-Proof Children in their Lives and the digital world. Tools to use at home and in partnership with the school community.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: The No Bully Introduction & E-Learning Course
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019: Power of Zero: Raising children in a Connected World
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020: How to Stop Cyberbullying with focus on Grades 3-8
  • Thursday, March 15, 2020: Stop Cyberbullying & Navigating the Social Media Landscape with focus on Grades 6-12

6-7:30 p.m.

Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Meeting

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10-11:30 a.m., Kent Middle School Library

Supervisor Katie Rice will begin the meeting with updates on key issues of importance to the Kentfield/Greenbrae community followed by time for questions, comments, and conversation on any topics of interest to those attending.

View flyer

Eighth Grade Washington D.C. & Boston Trip

The deadline to register for the 2020 Washington, DC & Boston Trip (4/4- 4/9/2020) is Friday, February 14, 2020. Have your 8th grader check with Mr. Palmer for a registration envelope.

Questions? Contact Ryan Palmer at rpalmer@kentfieldschools.org.