District Newsletter

December 5th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Good news! Bacich now offers morning supervision starting at 7:30 a.m. for our school families who may need it.

Sign Up for Good Earth Lunch Session 2

  • Please order by Sunday, December 8th to have lunch on December 9th.
  • Order today! goodearthlunch.com

Kentfield Community Drive

Walk & Roll to School Holiday Go Green Event – Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Use a green way to arrive at Bacich and Kent and join us for pastries, fruit and coffee!

Parents/Guardians of Sixth Graders

District Safety Plan in the Event of a Power Loss

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • Deadline for Good Earth School Lunch Session 2 registration. Order today! goodearthlunch.com

Monday, December 9, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Kent First trimester grades available in Aeries.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

  • Bacich Fourth Grade Winter Voices Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Walk & Roll to School Holiday Go Green Event –Use a green way to arrive at Bacich and Kent and join us for pastries, fruit, and coffee!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

  • Kent Special Schedule - Countdown Court, Noon Release
  • Bacich Noon Release

Winter Break: December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 (school resumes Monday, January 6, 2020)

District News

School Board

School Board Information

Board Meeting Highlights - November 12, 2019

Next Regular Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 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.

Special Board Meeting:

District Committees

District English Learner Advisory Committee

  • DELAC Meeting: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Bacich Library
    • School-age child care available
    • 5:45-6 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting

Finance Committee Meeting

  • Monday, December 16, 2019, 7-8 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC Meeting: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Bacich News





Bacich Announcements

Bacich Fourth Grade Winter Voices Concert, Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Bacich now offers morning supervision starting at 7:30 a.m. for our school families who may need it.

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, January 6, 2020, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

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Kent Library






Kent Announcements

6th Grade Families: Tdap Booster Requirement

Your child will need the Tdap booster vaccine to enter the seventh grade in the fall. If your child has not had this vaccine, please make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible and bring the updated vaccine record to the Kent Office. If your child has had this vaccine, please bring the updated vaccine record to the Kent Office.

Thank you,

Laurel Yrun, RN Credentialed School Nurse

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.

Yearbooks are on Sale Now

Be sure to order one of these amazing mementos to cap off your child's year! To order, go here:

www.yearbookordercenter.com - code 7587

Yearbook Order Code: 7587

For ordering help, call The Yearbook Order Center toll free at 866-287-3096 or email us at yearbookordercenter@herffjones.com. The Yearbook Order Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Llama al 866-287-3096 si necesitas un operador en español.

Kent Community Service

Kent Library Project Night Night Drive

Project Night Night is an organization that gives new stuffed toys, blankets, and books to children in homeless shelters. You may contribute new kids’ books, new stuffed animals (no larger than 12 inches), and new blankets. Blankets should be no larger than 50’ by 60’ – “stroller sized” and can often be found in the baby department of stores like Target. You can also donate money if you are unable to buy the items. Donations can be given directly to Ms. Jelen in the Kent Library.

  • The drive will culminate on Tuesday, December 17th.
  • If you have any questions, please see Ms. Jelen in the Kent Library.

Thank you for giving the gift of reading and comfort to local children in need!

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, January 7, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Kent Athletics

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, 2020, 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.

Sign Up for Good Earth Lunch Session 2

Session 1 ends on Friday, December 6th, and Session 2 begins on December 9th.

  • Please order by Sunday, December 8th to have lunch on December 9th.

Order today! goodearthlunch.com

Families in our community and across the country are pledging to delay giving their young kids a smartphone.

Curious? Learn more at Wait Until 8th.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee meets to identify, recruit, and nominate the slate for the Executive Board for the next school year. The Committee also recruits coordinators for the various programs KSPTA runs in the schools.

The Nominating Committee will be elected at the January 27 general meeting and will begin work in February 2020. If you are interested in sitting on the committee or learning more, please email our Parliamentarian Stefanie Weinstein at stefage00@yahoo.com.

Connect with KSPTA!

Twitter: @KentfieldPTA

Instagram: kentfieldschoolspta

Facebook: Kentfield Schools PTA

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.

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.

Walk & Roll to School Holiday Go Green Event – Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Use a green way to arrive at Bacich and Kent and join us for pastries, fruit and coffee!
  • Parent volunteers, signup to greet our students with swag and smiles!

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.

Pixie Park's Holiday Bake Sale

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Marin Art & Garden Center, Garden Room, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Ross, CA

Homemade cookies, cakes and confections for sale – festively wrapped for gifting... or enjoying. All sweets are baked by Pixie Parents to support rebuilding Pixie Park.

Free to the public, limited free parking. The Holiday Bake Sale is part of the Marin Art and Garden Center’s Holiday Fair. Learn more at pixiepark.org

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, 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

All workshops are 6-7:30 p.m. at Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

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.