Principal’s Message Nov. 15, 2018

It may be almost two months away, but I hope you will put January 10 on your calendar for our annual Parent Education Night.  As in past years, the School Site Council and the PTA will  co-sponsor an evening that is sure to be of interest to our parent community.  Parent educator Vicki Hoefle has just agreed to be our speaker and we are finalizing the title of her talk – stay tuned for more information to follow within the next few weeks; but please be sure to save the date!

We currently have barrels in our front hallway where we are collecting food for the Contra Costa Food Bank.  The Food Bank requests canned meat, fish, soups; iron-rich cereals; peanut butter; dried beans; rice or pasta, etc.  All donations should be in non-breakable containers.  This year as always, the need is great; please be as generous as you can.

We will also have barrels available to accept donations of new and gently used toys and books.  We will once again be partnering with Coronado School in Richmond to distribute toys donated by Kensington School families to students who may not otherwise have gifts for the holiday season.  Please be sure the toys are in good condition with no missing pieces.  Do not wrap your donations, as we want parents and guardians to be able to choose gifts appropriate for their children.  We are also collecting books for teachers at Lincoln School to supplement their classroom libraries.  Again, please be as generous as you can.

Please check the Lost and Found in the hallways leading to the MPR.  We have literally hundreds of jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, and the like waiting to be reunited with their owners.  When school ends in December all items will be donated to charity, so please claim what belongs to your child!

Please remember to sign in at the office any time you are on campus, and please wear your volunteer badge or get a visitor badge when you sign in.  This is a critical piece of safety on our site and we appreciate your following this protocol.

After Thanksgiving, your child will bring home his/her first report card.  If you have questions about your child’s academic or social success, please be sure to direct those concerns first to your child’s teacher.  He or she knows your child, and is in the best position to make recommendations or suggestions.

I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.  I feel so very thankful to be part of this wonderful community, and I hope that all of you have an enjoyable time with family and friends as you celebrate together.