Kolb Eagle Flyer

May 2019

Message from Principal Lee

Dear Parents,

In elementary school, our role as disseminators of information has shifted to being facilitators of learning. I believe that elementary school should be a place of highly engaged learners. In order to achieve high engagement, it is important to tap into and broaden students’ interests, spark their curiosity about the world around them, and help them to make connections to that world and the people in it. Everything we do in school should be to facilitate that learning and make it as enjoyable as possible so that when students go on to middle and high school, they continue to love learning.

As educators, these days, we are learning how to shape our instructional practices to meet the needs of every learner in our classroom. Sometimes that means having to work on explicitly teaching students how to communicate with their peers and adults, identifying feelings, and resolving conflicts. While not part of the formal curriculum, these are vitally important lessons in nurturing our students so they can become successful in all areas of life. This does not mean that we can avoid all conflicts our students face by creating a perfect environment. If we were able to provide a totally conflict-free environment the experience of making good decisions, negotiating, managing feelings, forgiving and taking responsibility for one’s own actions will not be developed. On the other hand, we do strongly believe in preventing conflict by having students work to resolve a small issue before it becomes a much bigger one.

I bring these to your attention to let you know that being an educator at school is very complex. We do our very best every day to ensure that every child has a wonderful experience. We develop so many other aspects of a child than just the knowledge that they gain from books. I want to thank you for your partnership in helping to make Kolb a truly great place for all kids, including the ones who may have challenges. We love each and every child who attends Kolb and that is what makes our teachers and staff so special. I hope you will join me in celebrating our wonderful Kolb staff next week during Staff Appreciation Week, and just let your child’s teacher know how important they are in your child’s life.

Thank you!


Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for May 2019

5/1 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

5/1 Principals Day

5/1 Kona Ice sold after school

5/3 Character Assemblies

5/6 – 10 Staff Appreciation Week

5/9 Parent Faculty Club Mtg at 6:00pm

5/9 Bike to School Day

5/10 Muffins with Moms 7:00am – 8:15am

5/11 PFC Family Luau

5/14 Panda Express Fundraiser

5/15 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

5/23 SSC Meeting 3;15pm in the Kolb Library

5/24 Character Assemblies

5/27 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Observed

5/29 Gr 1-5 - Early Release 2pm Dismissal

5/30 5th Grade Promotion 10:45am

5/30 MINIMUM DAY:Grades 1-5 dismissed 12:30pm

5/31 MINIMUM DAY:Grades 1-5 dismissed 12:30pm

5/31 Last Day of School

6/7 Kolb Office closes for the summer

The Character Trait for the month of May is Honesty!

Kolb students show they are honest when they:

Tell the truth the first time no matter what


admit when they make mistakes

Our Character Trait Assembly for May will be

on Friday, May 24th

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 everyone who donated to our HEROFIT fundraiser!

Donations are still being accepted in the Kolb Office or at Funrun.com!

Principal Challenge!

Sundae on a Fun Day!

The top two pledge earners from each class had fun turning Principal Lee and Assistant Principal Trotter into human sundaes!

Kolb Principal Challenge #2!

Kindergarten Winners and their Friends

Kindergarten Winners: Isabella Wolst and Aden Zayn Atamy

First Grade Winners and their Friends!

Milana Souza and Helena Torres

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Second Grade and Third Grade Winners

Aria Kattaura, Dylan Lange, Parker Lange, Zenia Kabeer and Jesse Dumadaug

Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade Winners

Kailyn Chao, Brandon Chook, Kyle Acojido and Jayla Threets
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Family Luau Dance ~ Don't Miss the Fun!!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

5:00pm - 7:30pm in the Kolb MPR

Tickets are on sale now at Kolb Family Luau Dance Tickets

Tickets will also be sold before and after school at Kolb on Friday, May 3

Put on a luau outfit for an evening of music, appetizers and fun!

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Kolb Art Fair and Art in Action

A huge thank you to Ms. Neha Gupta and all the Art in Action docents who volunteered their time this year for Art in Action. We enjoyed seeing the students' artwork at Open House!

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Kolb Elementary School Site Council Members Needed!!

We are seeking nominations for a position on the site council for the 2019-20 school year. If you would like to nominate someone (ask them first of course) or nominate yourself, please complete the form below and return it to the office by May 8th 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Principal Clara Lee at leeclara@dublinusd.org

2019-2020 Important Dates

~July 29 - Kolb Office Reopens 8:00am - 4:00pm

~August 7 - Back to School Check In, 1:00pm - 6:00m

~August 13 - 1st Day of School

~November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

~December 23 - January 3 Winter Break

~April 6 - 10 Spring Break

Please plan your vacations to coincide with school holidays whenever possible!

2019-2020 Instructional Calednar

This calendar is for the entire district. Please pay close attention to the legend in the center for which days pertain to elementary schools.

Order next year's school supplies by June 30th!

Supplies will be in your child's class before arrival on the first day of school!

Order here!

Get involved at Kolb Elementary!

Volunteers are needed at Kolb to provide enrichment activities for your students!

Please consider helping your child's school community by:

-Volunteering with PFC PFC Information

-Coordinating our yearly talent show

-Volunteering in your child's class

-Assisting with our school yearbook

-Assisting with the book fair, fundraisers, school events, etc.

We need you!

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Happy Summer Wishes to you!

The staff at Kolb Elementary wishes you and your family a relaxing, safe and fun summer break!