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February 2019

Message from Principal Clara Lee

February 2019

Dear Kolb Families,

It has been a busy month here at Kolb! Our 5th grade students experienced Outdoor Ed, with a wonderful week of hiking, exploration and team-building activities at Camp Arroyo. We are so grateful to our parent volunteers and teachers who stayed overnight to make the trip a success. The excitement students expressed when they saw deer and wild turkeys up close was fun to watch. We also held an assembly teaching students the importance of recycling waste products. Student Council wrote and directed a short skit, teaching fellow students the qualities of someone who is trustworthy. Our upper grade students also had the chance to practice some yoga poses this month thanks to our parents who volunteered to lead them through thousands of cycles of sun salutations! Mindfulness and yoga are really gaining popularity in mainstream education as we recognize their benefits in helping our students focus, flexibility and strength.

GATE testing

We have some important dates to share with you. Next week, we have GATE testing on campus. 3rd graders will test on February 5 and 4th/5th graders will test on February 6. Please make sure that your students get plenty of rest the night before, and come on time to school those two days.

SBAC Testing

Some parents have been wondering also about State SBAC or CAASPP testing for our 3rd-5th graders. The testing window will be from approximately April 29 - May 24. Please do not schedule any trips at that time. We will get more specific testing dates to you as the dates get closer.

Thank you so much for your continuing support for Kolb.

Sincerely, Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for February 2019

2/1 - NO SCHOOL – Staff Development Day

2/5 - GATE Testing for 3rd Graders

2/6 - COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

2/6 - Kindergarten Registration for 2019/20 Year

2/6 - GATE Testing for 4th/5th Graders

2/7 - School Site Council 3:15pm in the Kolb Library

2/7 - District Spelling Bee at Dougherty Elementary

2/9 - Dine out at Yalla - fundraising for DUSD Libraries

2/12 -Dine Out at The Habit

2/12 -Spirit Wear Sales 1:30pm – 2:30pm

2/14 -PFC Meeting in the Eagles Nest

2/15 - Minimum Day – End of 2nd Trimester

2/15 -Spirit Day – Mismatch Day

2/18 - NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Observed

2/20 - COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

2/22 - First Grade Dental Presentations in classrooms

2/25 – 3/1: Read Across America Week

2/25 – 3/1: Kolb Book Fair

2/28 - Character Assemblies

2/28 - Books, Baskets & Beyond PFC Spring Fundraiser

Happy Birthday to our very own Mr. Rick!

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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 Thursday, February 28th

Grade 1 - 8:45am

Grades 4 and 5 - 9:40am

Grades 2 and 3 - 1:15pm

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MISTMATCH DRESS UP DAY! ~ Friday, February 15th, 2019

Show your school Spirit by wearing mismatched clothes, socks or whatever you like! Use your imagination and have fun!

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Yoga at Kolb!

Kindergarten Registration for siblings of existing students

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. You must come to Kolb on February 6 between 9am and 2pm to complete the registration. For more information, go to the Kolb Website


Congratulations to the Kolb Spelling Bee Winner!
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Cold and Flu Season!

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Art and Photography Contest!!

Check out the details here!

February 25th - February 28th

Monday, February 25th ~ 2pm - 3pm

Tuesday, February 26th ~ 2pm - 3pm

Wednesday, February 27th ~ 3pm - 4pm

Thursday, February 28th ~ 11am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm

Memories from 5th Graders at Camp Arroyo!

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