Kolb Eagle Flyer
Message from Principal Lee
Dear Kolb Families,
Thank you so much for the wonderful turnout at our Spring Fundraiser. I want to thank Mindy Destro for her lead in organizing the event and managing the donation baskets. Mrs. Trotter and I are looking forward to spending some time with students painting at the end of this month.
Unfortunately, as you may know, our Book Fair had to be cancelled due to lack of parent volunteers. I know that you are all busy with so many things, but it is a little sad for students when events they were anticipating have to be cancelled. We do have the Fun Run coming up in April, and that also requires the support of parents. If you are at all available or interested in helping behind the scenes, we will need parents to make the event a success! Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I can have some idea of whether or not we can move forward with this event. The fundraising event was formerly managed by the PFC, but with recent changes to our fund management structure, the school is now in charge of running the event.
With CAASPP testing right around the corner at the end of April and May, please be sure not to plan any absences during the testing window. Also, please be reminded that students should not have any electronic or digital devices such as smart watches during testing. It would be best if they do not bring them to school during the weeks of testing.
With flu season fully upon us, please keep students with flu-like symptoms at home to recuperate. Even our teachers are heavily impacted by this year’s viruses!
As always, thank you for your partnership in making Kolb a wonderful school.
Calendar of Events for March 2019
3/1 Character Assemblies
3/1 Read Across America Day
3/4 -3/8 Golden Sneaker Contest
3/6 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal
3/6 Kona Ice Sold after school
3/7 School Site Council Meeting
3/14 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg at 6:00pm
3/15 NO SCHOOL
3/16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
3/20 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal
3/22 PFC Movie Night at Kolb Elementary
3/22 Spirit Day
3/27 Character Assemblies
3/28 Spring School Pictures
3/29 MINIMUM DAY – 12:30pm dismissal
3/30 Last day to buy a yearbook
The character trait for the month of March is Cooperation
Kolb students show they have are cooperative when they:
Work together to solve a problem
Work well on group projects
Help each other
Our Character Trait Assembly for March will be on Wednesday, March 27th
Grade 1 - 8:45am
Grades 4 and 5 - 9:40am
Grades 2 and 3 - 1:15pm
April 1st is the last day to buy your yearbook!
We do not plan on selling any yearbooks at the end of the year.
The only way to guarantee your child has a yearbook is to preorder by April 1st!
Spectrum of Science
Check out the upcoming after school classes at
Kolb Elementary and the exciting
Summer Camps offered by Spectrum of Science!
Lunch Menu changes on March 4th!
Kolb team wins Destination Imagination competition!
Students representing Kolb Elementary School in Destination Imagination, regional competition, won 2nd place in their category, Monster Effect( Engineering challenge)!!
They will be representing Best Of The Bay region at the State Tournament to be held in Clovis,CA in April.
60 SECOND SCIENCE CHALLENGE
Experiment: Fizzing Love Potion
What you need:
- Baking soda
- Red food coloring
- Tray or pan (to avoid a mess!)
- Two glasses or beakers
- Valentine's Day Cinnamon Hearts
What you do:
Step 1: Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your tall glass.
Step 2: In the second glass, add 12 tablespoons of vinegar, cinnamon hearts and a few drops of red food coloring.
Step 3: Add the colored vinegar to the baking soda glass and watch the fizzing begin!
You've created a chemical reaction! The baking soda is a base and the vinegar is an acid. When mixed together, this reaction produces carbon dioxide gas. This gas creates the bubbles that you see fizzing out of the potion. The red food coloring and candy hearts make the bubbles easier to see and act as a lovely addition to this experiment!
STRAIGHT FROM THE MAD SCIENTIST'S MOUTH
What's the difference between a meteor, meteoroid and meteorite?
A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic chunk moving through a solar system. If a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, it is called a meteor.
A meteor, also known as a shooting star is a flash of light that we see when we look up at the night sky. This light is produced when a meteoroid enters the atmosphere very quickly and burns up because of the friction between the meteoroid and the atoms and molecules in the atmosphere.
If a meteoroid does not completely burn up and a chunk falls and reaches the Earth's surface, it is called a meteorite!