Kolb Eagle Flyer

February 2020

Message from Principal Clara Lee

Dear Kolb Families,

It was a pleasure to meet some of you during our school LCAP meeting. At that meeting we talked about what our school was doing well and what we could improve. If you missed the meeting, you can still share your input below. Just click on the survey link and take a few minutes to fill it out.


One of the celebrations I would like to share with you was that our staff were proud of the fact that we have a very positive school climate here. I shared with our students that this is due to the fact that everyone makes a conscious choice to be positive, even when things don't always go the way we think they should.


An area that we as a staff would like to improve is our understanding of trauma and how that effects our students. Trauma has been getting a lot of attention in education lately. The effects of trauma, such as experiencing an act of violence or losing a close family member, can present itself as inattention, avoidance and sometimes in acting out. It's important as educators that we understand the root of children's behaviors so that we are able to address the causes rather than merely disciplining based on the visible symptoms.


On another topic, we as a city are facing some important voting measures that will directly impact our schools and student growth. I encourage you to research the upcoming measures and provide your input by voting!


Finally, I want to thank our 783 families here at Kolb for taking the extra care to drive safely and watch for our pedestrians every day. I know it requires a bit of patience, and it is frustrating when there isn't sufficient coverage for the cross walks and parking lots. Out of the 100+ days that we have been in school this year, we have only had a handful of complaints about the double parking and driving. That means at least 780 parents are doing a fantastic job of being considerate and following rules whenever possible to make sure that all our students are safe every day. Thank you for that.


Sincerely,

Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 - Trustworthy

2/1-2/29 Black History Month

2/5 Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21

2/5 Science Boards distributed for Science Fair

2/10 Dine out at Amici's PFC Fundraiser

2/11 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm District Office

2/11 3rd Grade GATE Testing

2/12 4th/5th Grades GATE Testing

2/13 Minimum Day 12:42pm dismissal Gr 1 - 5

2/14 NO SCHOOL

2/17 NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Observed

2/18 Eagles' Dance Fit Fundraiser Kick Off Rally

2/20 School Site Council Meeting 3:15pm Library

2/20 PFC Meeting in the Eagles Nest 6:00pm

2/21 Spirit Day – Games and Movies

2/27 Dance Fit Fundraiser

2/28 Character Assemblies

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LCAP Survey for Parental Input

Dear DUSD Parents and Families,


The State of California requires that all school districts in California develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). All districts in the state are beginning to develop a new LCAP for the next three years. The LCAP, a critical part of the Local Control Funding Formula, requires school districts to gather input from students, parents, staff, and community members to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. Districts must also use data from the California School Dashboard to determine funding priorities, which are based on the eight State priorities. The State priorities are:


  1. Basic Services

  2. Implementation of State Standards

  3. Parent Involvement

  4. Student Achievement

  5. Student Engagement

  6. School Climate

  7. Course Access

  8. Student Outcomes


Dublin Unified wants your input. We are asking parents and community members to give their input by completing the Parent Survey by clicking on the link below. Your responses will help DUSD set priorities and goals for the next three years.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DUSDLCAP

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Click here for all the details!

Coming soon! Boards may be picked up on February 5th for registered participants!

The character trait for the month of February is Trustworthy

Kolb students show they have are Trustworthy when they:


Can be depended on

Do what they say they will do

Make good choices on their own

Follow rules when no one is looking



Our Character Trait Assembly for February will be on Friday, February 28th

1st grade: 8:45am

2nd Grade: 1:15pm

3rd Grade: 1:40pm

4th & 5th Grade: 9:40am

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Cold and Flu Season!

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Congratulations to the Kolb Spelling Bee Winners!

1st Place - Kopal Tare

2nd Place - Diya Rajeshwar

3rd Place - Shivam Prasad

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EverPro Art

New session starting March 16!

Enrolling now!

Kindergarten Registration for siblings of existing students

To register a sibling of your current Kolb student, please log into your existing student's Parent Portal. Click "more" then "online registration" to register for Kindergarten/DKA for the 2020/21 school year.

You also must come to Kolb on February 5 between 9am and 1pm to complete the registration. For more information, go to the Kolb Website

Results from our Yearbook Cover Contest!


Sophie Le from Mrs. Freyler’s class won front cover

Reva Gupta from Mrs. Betando’s class won back cover.

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The Parent Project Jr.

A Parenting Program designed specifically for parents who need solutions and support.

Tuesday Nights 6pm - 11pm starting February 11th.


Check out the topics and detailed information here: Parent Project Jr.

To register complete this form and return to Kolb Elementary: Parent Project Jr Registration

11th Annual Bowl-A-Rama!

Sunday March 1st

Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl


Create a team with your family, friends or co-workers!

More details and registration is available here: Bowl-A-Rama

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Games and Movies Spirit Day! ~ Friday, February 21st, 2020!

SPECTRUM OF SCIENCE CLASSES STARTING NOW!

Students looking for a chance to build, engineer & design? This is your chance.. MAGNIFICENT MECHANICS: Forces & structures! Industrial & mechanical! Designing, construction & use of machinery or mechanical structures. Locate fundamental building blocks! Is your hand faster than a machine? Sort using only the power of gravity! Figure out how to make it work especially when it keeps going around! 2/10 to 3/16 $123

Register: www.spectrumofscience.com or 925-820-2415

Save the Date

Thursday, May 28th

10:45am - 12:30pm


More details to come!

Art and Photography Contest!!

Check out the details here!

Memories from 5th Graders at Camp Arroyo!

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