Kolb Eagle Flyer

November 2018

Message from Principal Clara Lee

Dear Kolb Community,

It has been my honor and privilege to come to Kolb as your new principal. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you in the mornings during drop-off, Donuts with Dad, Trunk or Treat, and many other school meetings.

I am grateful that Kolb was in the hands of 2 very experienced administrators who have set things in motion for us to start off the year. Mrs. Heisser has been invaluable in setting up meetings and plans for our school so that we can meet important deadlines.

As you may have read through the DUSD announcement, I have experience in various school districts including Los Angeles, San Jose and Fremont. I am thrilled to be able to work in the community in which I live rather than commuting from afar. Many of the principals whom I have admired over the years were from the community in which they served, and I believe it was a critical component to their success and longevity.

I look forward to the strong partnership and collaboration with you and the staff to make Kolb the best school for our students. It has been my experience that wonderful ideas come from our students and families, so I look forward to listening to and discussing what you would like to see for your child at our school. Please come to the “Pastries w/Principal” at the end of November, so that I can get to know more Kolb parents and families. I will also be popping in to some parent conferences so that I can meet you. See you soon!


Sincerely, Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for November 2018

11/2 MINIMUM DAY – end of 1st trimester

11/4 Daylight Savings Time ENDS – Fall Back 1 hour

11/7 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

11/8 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg 5:30 pm

11/12 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day Observed

11/13 Dine Out at Panera 4:00pm - 8:00pm

11/13 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm at District Office

11/14 Early Release 2pm Dismissal for conferences

11/15 Early Release 2pm Dismissal for conferences

11/15 Spirit Day – Animal Dress up day

11/16 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day

11/19-23 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

11/26-30 Caring and Kindness Week

11/28 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

11/29 Pastries with the Principal, 8:45am in Kolb's Eagles Nest

11/30 Character Assemblies

Student Council Members

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Timothy Liu, Annika Tria Tirona and Rhea Pathak were inadvertently not listed in our October Eagle Flyer but are valued members of our Student Council!

The November Character Trait is Caring

Kolb students show they are Caring when they:


Help others

Keep the school clean

Are thoughtful of others’ feelings.

Accept people the way they are

Are kind with their words

Encourage others


Our Character Trait Assembly for November will be on Friday, November 30th

Grade 1 - 8:45am

Grades 4 and 5 - 9:40am

Grades 2 and 3 - 1:15pm

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A huge Thank you to Amy Bowles and the Kolb PFC for our Trunk or Treat event!

Have you ever wondered how Kolb Elementary got its name??

In 2011 the Dublin Unified School District named a newly built elementary school in honor of Harold William Kolb. Born in 1900, Mr. Kolb, known as Jim or Jimmy to his friends, grew up in Dublin when it was a farming community. He attended the two-room Murray School when it was the only school in the district. He, his brother, their mother and his father worked on the farm for many years. The farm included much of the land between what is now Foothill High School and Dublin Blvd. He and his wife Elsie Kroeger married in 1920 and started to raise a family that grew to three children. They also attended school in Dublin. In 1937 he ran for, and was elected, a Trustee to the Murray School District. Over the next 20 years he became one of the longest serving school trustees. Years later, after the Murray School District became part of the Dublin Unified School District, the Board of Trustees honored his long service as an advocate for education by naming Harold William Kolb Elementary School after him.

You can visit Harold Kolb’s house at the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums.

Steve Minniear, Dublin Historical Preservation Association

October 2019

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Young William Harold Kolb

Courtesy of Steve Minniear, Dublin Historical Preservation Association
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William Harold Kolb as Trustee at the Old Murray School House for a tree planting ceremony.

Courtesy of Steve Minniear, Dublin Historical Preservation Association

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No school Monday, November 12th


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Is your child going to miss 5 - 10 consecutive days of school??

It is imperative that your student attends school daily. Lost classroom time is difficult to replace. However, if you find that you need an extended absence during the school year, you will need to request an Independent Study Contract. Independent Study is limited to once per school year and for a minimum of 5 school days / maximum of 10 school days. Requests should be made in the Kolb Office at least 10 school days prior to the absence. For more details please see the link below!

Halloween Fun!

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What is Kolb Serving for Lunch Today?

Lunch Menu changes when we come back from Thanksgiving Break!

Check out the Lunch Button for information!

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Students are not allowed on campus before 8:10am as there is no supervision

Thank you for your cooperation.


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