District Newsletter

November 7th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Bacich Parent-Teacher Conference online scheduling ends Friday, November 8, 2019 at 3 p.m.

KSPTA Book Fair ends Friday, November 8, 2019

Kent 8th Grade Families

  • Transition to High School with David Sondheim, Principal of Redwood High School
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m., Kent Library

Kentfield All School Read The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Events

Film Screening: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent MP Room

Kid Wind Maker Day: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kent MP Room

District Safety Plan in the Event of a Power Loss

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 8, 2019

  • Bacich: All lost and found items will be donated
  • Book Fair, 8-10 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.
  • Bacich Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling closes at 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019: No school

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Bacich Parent-Teacher Conferences - minimum day schedule
  • Transition to High School with David Sondheim, Principal of Redwood High School, 6:30-8 p.m., Kent Library
    • Parents and 8th grade students

Friday, November 15, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Kid Wind Maker Day, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kent MP Room

Save the Date

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • Rescheduled Bacich Picture Day Make Up Day

Monday-Tuesday, November 25-26, 2019

  • 8th Grade Teens in Transition program

Monday, November 26, 2019

Safety Committee Meeting (originally scheduled for October 30, 2019), 9-10 a.m., District Office

Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Recess

District News

School Board

School Board Information

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 Learner Advisory Committee

  • DELAC Meeting: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., Bacich Library. School-age child care available.

Safety Committee Meeting

  • November 26, 2019 (originally scheduled for October 30, 2019), 9-10 a.m., District Office

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC Meeting: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Bacich News





Bacich Library

All School Read

Events to accompany the All School Read of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

  • Film Event: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent Library
  • Kid Wind Maker Day: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kent MP Room

Bacich Announcements

All lost and found items will be donated Friday, November 8, 2019

Bacich Parent–Teacher Conferences: November 12-15, 2019

  • Online scheduling closes Friday, November 8th at 3 p.m.
  • conferences.kentfieldschools.org
  • TK, kindergarten, first and second graders do not attend parent/teacher conferences.
  • Third and fourth grade students attend the conference and are active participants in the conversation about their academic progress.

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, December 2, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 4, 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

All School Read

Events to accompany the All School Read of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

  • Film Screening: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent MP Room
  • Kid Wind Maker Day: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kent MP Room
    • View flyer

Kent Announcements

8th Grade Parents and Students: High School Information Night

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m., Kent Library
  • Transition to High School with David Sondheim, Principal of Redwood High School.

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.
  • Please do not send teacher requests for teacher recommendations directly to teachers. All transcript and teacher recommendations need to go through Lisa Sandberg.

Kent Schoolwide Volunteer Opportunities

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!

Kent Site Council Meeting

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

Kent Athletics

Volleyball Schedules: 6th Grade and 8th Grade

Basketball: Attention 7th grade parents!

  • Coaches for both seventh grade boys and seventh grade girls basketball are needed.
  • Practices start in late November and the games run from January through mid-March.
  • The commitment is one practice and one game a week. Paperwork and fingerprints are required. Stipend available.
  • Please contact Ryan Palmer, Athletic Director at rpalmer@kentfieldschools.org.

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

KSPTA News

Next General KSPTA Meeting: Monday, January 27, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m., Kent Library

  • There is no December KSPTA meeting.
  • In response to community feedback, the January meeting will be held in the evening.
  • Officer Josie Sanguinetti, our School Resource Officer, will speak about student safety — both physical and emotional — and what parents need to know to protect our kids.

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.

Ends Friday, November 8th, 8-10 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.

More information and event flyer

Please consider volunteering for a Book Fair shift – sign up here

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

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

November 13, 2019: Walk & Roll Wednesday – Use your pedal power to get to school today!

  • Parent volunteers, signup to greet our students with swag & smiles!

Not-so-fun fact: study finds we are exposed to higher levels of fine particle pollution when riding in our cars then walking or even biking along side the cars.

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.

Girls Softball and T-Ball Spring Registration

Kentfield Girls Softball is for 5 to 15-year olds living in Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, and North Larkspur based on child’s age on January 1st. KGS offers both T-Ball and softball.

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.

  • 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 9, 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.

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.