Kolb Eagle Flyer

October 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Kolb Families,

We have many exciting family events coming up this month at our school, so I hope to see you there! (Please check the schedule below.)


I am so proud of the way our Kolb families are working together and stepping into some new roles with volunteering for the classrooms and upcoming events. We are constantly striving to build community as a staff and hope that you feel included in all our plans.


Inclusion and inclusivity are really important to us as educators. We want everyone, regardless of background, ability or skill to feel that they are valued members of Kolb. Sometimes that may require some additional TLC for our students who are not at the same level as their peers, and I want to thank all the parents to whom I have spoken for their patience and understanding in these matters. Feeling that you have a place, you are seen, and you are valued as a person is so important to ensuring that each and every child develops appropriately in their social-emotional learning.


I would like to share a short story of my good intentions gone awry a few years back. I was driving up a very big hill on the way home, when I saw a young girl, about 9 years old struggling to carry her project as she walked home. I slowed down and asked her if she needed help. She said no thank you, that she was fine. I told her I was a teacher and could help her by taking her project if she liked up the hill. She did as she was trained and again refused. I drove away feeling bad that I couldn’t help her, but in retrospect I really respected her response. After all, I was a stranger and she must have been very frightened by my offer of help from a minivan.


We often have good intentions when we speak to kids we don’t know, even if sometimes they are in our student’s class. However, to a child, when an adult they don’t know approaches them, this becomes a very scary situation. We have done a great job of inculcating “stranger danger” in our kids, so please imagine how that child must feel when you approach them. If your child has any issues with another child, please refer the issue to your child’s teacher or to Mrs. Trotter or myself. We will work hard to resolve any issues in partnership with you and your child.


I look forward to seeing all of you at some of our exciting October events soon!


Sincerely,

Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 - Responsibility

10/1 5th Grade Parent Outdoor Education Mtg 5:30p

10/8 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm at District Office

10/8 – 9 Kindergarten/DK Vision Screening

10/9 Kona Ice Sold After School

10/10 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg 6:00 pm

10/11 Coffee with Principal 8:45am

10/15 Picture Make up Day

10/16 Dine out Fundraiser at Porky's Pizza Palace

10/17 School Site Council 3:15pm in the Kolb Library

10/18 Donuts with Dad 7:30am

10/18 Spirit Day – Super Heroes/Villains Dress Up

10/22 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm District Office

10/23 Hearing Van: DK, Kindergarten, 2nd & 5th grades

10/25 Character Assemblies

10/31 MINIMUM DAY – 12:42pm dismissal Gr 1 - 5

10/31 Halloween Parade 9:00am

10/31 NO KINDER FOCUS GROUPS

11/1 MINIMUM DAY – 12:42pm dismissal Gr 1 - 5

You are invited!

Coffee with Principal Lee!

Friday, October 11th

8:45am

Kolb Eagles Nest

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WHERE IS THE CLASS PHOTO I ORDERED?

Class photos will be distributed in early November. We wait until we get pictures of all students on picture make up day before creating the class photo!

Kolb Halloween Parade

Come Join the Fun!

Thursday, October 31st

9:00am

Kolb Elementary Blacktop

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Please remind your children Pokemon Cards are not allowed at school!



Thank you!

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Did you know?

  • Volunteer forms should be turned into your child's teacher.
  • If you plan on picking up your child early, email your child's teacher so they can have your child prepared. Come to the office and we will call your child to meet you. Keep in mind, it may not be possible to get your child within 15 minutes of dismissal as it takes them time to come to the office.

Absences

When calling in your child's absence to the school, call 925.551.4000, press option 2. Also, be sure to say the reason for the absence. If you do not leave a reason, the absence will be unexcused!
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Going on a trip? Important information available here!

If you child will be missing 5 or more school days, please apply for Independent Study at least 10 school days in advance.

New Menus effective September 30th

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