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January 2019

Message from Principal Clara Lee

January 2019

Dear Kolb Families,

I love the feeling of renewal and second chances that the New Year brings! I am a firm believer in setting goals and the more I read about student achievement, I know that it is important for students to also have a clear understanding of what expectations are, and for them to have a part in setting their own goals.

As you consider what gifts you can give your child this year, please consider how to help him/her discover and develop their interests, and gradually find their sense of purpose. Many years down the road, I know that they will thank you for that gift.


Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for January 2019

1/7 Return to School

1/9 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

1/10 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg at 6:30pm Eagles Nest

1/18 Spirit Day – Sports Team Day

1/21 NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr Day Observed

1/22 – 25 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Camp

1/22 - PFC Spring Fundraiser Volunteer meeting 8:35am in the Eagles Nest

1/23 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

1/25 Character Assemblies

The character trait for the month of January is Positive Attitude

Kolb students show they have a Positive Attitude when they:

Keep trying

Try new things without complaining

Give compliments

Encourage others

Show enthusiasm


Don't give up

Our Character Trait Assembly for January will be on Friday, January 25th

Grade 1 - 8:45am

Grades 4 and 5 - 9:40am

Grades 2 and 3 - 1:15pm

Kindergarten Registration for siblings of existing students

Starting January 23, please log into your existing student's Parent Portal. Look for a registration link to register the sibling for Kindergarten/DKA for the 2019/20 school year. The link will not be available prior to January 23rd.
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Student Council Winter Newsletter available here!

Newsletter is written by Student Council once a trimester.

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Thank you PFC!

The Kolb Staff sends a HUGE thank you to the Kolb PFC for providing donuts to the staff on our first day back after the winter break. The staff was pleasantly surprised by the sweet treat!

New Lunch Menus start January 22!

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Cold and Flu Season!


  • A runny nose when the mucus is think and green or yellow and accompanied by a fever.
  • Severe congestion that interferes with breathing.
  • A rash of unknown origin or contagious rash.
  • A fever over 100 degree until he/she is free of fever for 24 hours without medication.
  • Diarrhea - Frequent, loose or watery stool.
  • Vomiting - may return to school if no vomiting in the last 24 hours.
  • Severe headache.
  • Lice.
  • Conjunctivitis - red, irritated or burning eyes with watery or thick mucous drainage.

For more information on our district policy, please see our website at:

DUSD Health Services

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60 SECOND SCIENCE CHALLENGE Experiment: Water-defying Gravity

What you'll need:

  • Clear glass
  • Water
  • Card stock
  • Bucket/Sink

What to do:

Step 1: Pour water into a clear glass until it is half full.

Step 2: Place card stock over the glass and hold it down firmly with your hand.

Step 3: Swiftly turn the glass upside down.

Step 4: Remove your hand from the card stock. What happens?

Step 5: Over a bucket or a sink, remove the card stock. What happens now?

What's happening:

You're working with air pressure! While gravity is a force of attraction that exists between any two masses, air pressure is the air's force on us and other objects. Similarly, water pressure is the resistance you feel when you move around in a pool. Filling the drinking cup with water and flipping the cardboard over creates water pressure, which pushes against the drinking cup walls and cardboard. Air pressure pushes against the drinking cup walls and cardboard from the outside. The air pressure is stronger than the water pressure, so you could turn the cup upside-down with the cardboard on top without losing any water. If there is an air bubble inside the cup, the bubble's air pressure will equal the air pressure outside the cup, and the water will pour out as soon as you flip the cup upside-down.

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Student Yearbook Club needs new and used SD cards for digital cameras. Donations accepted in the Kolb Office

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook??

  • We need pictures for the yearbook!
  • Please go to Yearbook Photo Uploader.
  • Enter our school code OZNWWL.
  • You will be asked to create an account to submit photos.
  • Upload photos of school events and classroom activities to be included in the yearbook!
Order your yearbook now!

We do not have yearbooks to sell at the end of the year. You must pre-order to guarantee your child will have one!


Show your school Spirit!

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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!

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