Kolb Eagle Flyer

September 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Kolb Families,

I want to thank all of you for helping to keep our students safe by using the crosswalk when you come to school. I know that we are all in a hurry to go to work on time, but it is so good to see our students getting to school safely!

I would like you to be aware however, that directing traffic from inside your car is not safe. Pedestrians and drivers get confused. There is no stop sign on Palermo in front of the school driveway, so please be sure to look left before moving into the street. Also, cars who are heading toward Lockhart are not obligated to stop and let a car exit from the driveway. Please stop when you see a pedestrian on the cross walk or a car already moving out. Again, please do not attempt to direct traffic from inside your car. When there is a crossing guard, please allow them to cross the pedestrians safely before moving through the crosswalk. While Mrs. Trotter and I make every attempt to be there every day, there are times when we are not able to be there, so please be doubly careful on those days.

Regarding Lockhart, the signs clearly state that there is no parking. “Loading” means that someone is with the car and able to move it if necessary. While you can stop and allow your students to either get in or exit the car, you should not park on Lockhart and leave your vehicle. You may be ticketed if you do so.

Finally, please remember that students should not be on campus before 8:10 am. There is no supervision for them before 8:10. When school ends, students should go directly home. We have already a couple of instances when parents or guardians were looking for students after school because they did not let parents know that they were going with a friend. This causes a lot of worry, and can lead to a call to the Police if we are unable to locate the student quickly. We want all students to be safe at all times.

Thank you so much for your partnership and support of our Kolb students and staff.


Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for September 2019

9/2 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Holiday observed

9/6 Otis Spunkmeyer Kick- Off Assembly

9/10 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm at District Office

9/11 Kona Ice sold after school

9/12 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg 6:00 pm Eagles Nest

9/19 School Site Council 3:15pm in the Kolb Library

9/24 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm District OFfice

9/27 Character Assemblies

Kolb Elementary School Birthday Policy

We are excited to celebrate your student’s birthday, and would like to do so as a healthy community. Instead of sugary snacks, parents/guardians can have their student celebrate with their class by choosing either:

A healthy class snack such as:

· Cheese sticks

· Yogurt and granola

· Granola bars

· Cut fruit

· Ham and cheese bites

· Muffins

· Applesauce

A class donation that can be used among the students such as:

· A class ball

· A class set of pencils

· Art supplies

· Books

· Stickers

· Post-its

· Board games/puzzles

Parents are not required to bring anything for their students’ birthday, but can also feel free to bring both a snack and a class donation. Please do not bring anything with nuts/nut products to ensure the safety of all of our students. Parent must communicate in advance to the classroom teacher if they would like to donate a snack or item in honor of their child’s birthday. If you have any questions, including if something that is not on the list is appropriate, please ask your students’ teacher for more details!

Going on a trip? Will your child be missing school? Apply for Independent Study!

  • Must apply in the Kolb Office at least 10 school days before the absence.
  • Available for absences of at least 5 days but not more than 10 days.
  • Will only be approved once per school year.

For more details stop in the Kolb Office.

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Help us keep our students safe during pick and drop off by doing the following:

  • Drop off your children at designated loading zones while remaining in your vehicle.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended in drop off areas including Lockhart Street.
  • Do not make U-Turns on Palermo.
  • Only turn right out of our parking lot.
  • Consider parking at Fallon Sports Park. There is a crossing guard to assist you.
  • Respect the direction of crossing guards and traffic monitors
  • Allow extra time each morning for traffic
  • Be patient with the process!
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Sign up for DPIE Classes Now!

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Highlight of some of our amazing after school classes:

  • Chapter Chats Readers Book Club - Come enjoy and discuss two fantastic novels by the awarding winning author Kate DiCamillo! Students will have the opportunity to read two of Ms. DiCamilo’s most exciting and well reviewed books, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tale of Despereaux. We will explore the characters, settings, and themes in each of these novels.
  • Writing and Doodling With a Purpose - The New York Times recently reported that putting pen to paper stimulates the brain like nothing else and leads to increased student comprehension and participation in their classes. Learning to write in cursive is more than just learning a dying art. Instead, writing in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory.

  • Spectrum of Science - After School Science - STEM Children need more exposure to science, especially hands on challenges! The students learn by doing. Engineer, Experiment & Engage!!!

Information on all the After School Enrichment Classes at Kolb:

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Kolb Spiritwear!

Available from the Kolb PFC. Check out the Kolb PFC Online Store!
Volunteer Clearance Form

Please return to your child's teacher with a copy of your driver's license.

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I Forgot!

If your child forgets something at home (ie: lunch, homework, water bottle, etc.) please instruct them to always check the “I Forgot” table located in outside the Kolb Administration Office.

You are welcome to leave items on this table for your child. However, to limit classroom interruptions, we cannot call the class or deliver items to classrooms. We suggest you email your child’s teacher if you would like them to know you placed an item there. Thank you for your cooperation!