Kol HaKavod! Kavod’s Charter Renewal was Unanimously Approved by the San Diego Unified School District for the full 5 year term! Thank you to everyone for your support!
Last month Kavod had a great site visit from San Diego Unified School District, who visits yearly to review the school program.
Friends of Kavod Updates
Friends of Kavod is off to a roaring start in supporting our school program. We had nearly 100% of parents participate in our first parent campaign! Every parent’s support is intregral in the success of Kavod. Thank you for those who donated. If you still want to give – Donate Here Today!
Kavod Parent Committee
Upcoming Meeting Dates If you plan on attending an evening meeting, please RSVP to email@example.com
December 2nd at 8am and 5:30pm
January 6th at 8am and 5:30pm
Stay after the morning KPC meetings for coffee with the Director!
Our first Kavod Dinner fundraiser was a huge success. KPC earned $400! Thank you to Julie Meltzer for organizing the event – we are looking forward to the next one!
Israeli Documentary for Parent Discussion: January 12th at 6pm
Family Movie Night on Campus: January 24th – Evening Event – Details to Follow
Auction Items Needed: Please begin reaching out to your contacts, local stores and places you visit frequently for Mesiba auction items. For our major fundraiser event to be a success, we need everyone’s assistance. All donations are tax- deductible. Questions? Email – Mesiba@KavodElementary.org
A brief update of some of the events going on in the classes and around the school.
Kindergarten: A Fire Truck is visiting the Kindergarten on December 9th!
First Grade:Parents are invited to the First Grade publishing party on December 17th at 12:00.
Second Grade: Just before Thanksgiving break our Second Grade treated their families to a presentation about Thanksgiving and followed it with a Thanksgiving feast. This month they will be giving to others by making fleece blankets for their service learning.
Third Grade: Third grade has had an exciting month! As a part of our CHIIC curriculum, our Third Graders are learning about the Ababe family, a family on Ha’olam Street from Ethiopia. Just before break they were treated to a visit from Ethiopians who made them a traditional Ethiopian meal. Third grade also had a two guest parents enrich their classes. Mr. Reinstein played the saxophone for the students for music appreciation and Mr. Piran provided a special science lesson that left the students delighted with home-made ice-cream.
Guest Physical Education Coaches: We would like to thanks all the parents who are volunteering are enhancing our PE program. Thank you to Mr. Vann, Mr. Hyatt, Mrs. Hyatt, Mr. Miner, Mr. Raehimi, Mrs. Kolakovski and Mrs. Van Frank. If you are interested in volunteering as a guest coach, PE is held in Hebrew on Mondays and Tuesdays and in English on Thursdays and Fridays. Please sign up andnotify the teacher. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ca4ae23a7fc1-kavod
Our teachers would also like to thank you for the contributions made to fulfilling their Donor’s Choose Projects.
The lost and found box is full. Please stop by the office to see if your child’s belongings are there.
All parents and visitors MUST check in at the Kavod office. Do not bypass the office to your child’s classroom. Parents must sign children out at the office as well.
Spread the cheer of Kavod by informing your friends and preschools about Kavod as our application process for Kindergarten closes in January. Interested parents should contact Kavod this month!
Please help keep all children at Kavod healthy, if your child is sick, please have them stay home until he/she fully recovers. Kavod would gladly accept donations for boxes of tissues and cleaning wipes.
Remember to check your child’s folder nightly.
Students have been excessively tardy. Please recognize bringing your child late negatively impacts your child’s education and the general school program. Strive to be on time.
School will be closed between December 22nd and January 2nd for Winter Break.
Meet our New Support Teacher… Abigail RockholdHello, my name is Abigail (Abby) Rockhold. I am the new first and second grade support teacher. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the students at Kavod Elementary School. I attended college at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. At Quincy University I obtained bachelor degrees in elementary and special education. Teaching is something that I love and I consider it to be my true passion. I look forward to getting to know all of the students at Kavod and learning how each student learns best. If you have any questions for me please feel free to get in contact with me anytime – my email is Abigail.Rockhold@KavodElementary.org
Value for the month: Culture/Diversity
Toolbox Tool: Listening Tool
The motto for the listening tool is “I listen with my eyes, ears heart, and mind.” In order to remind students to use this tool gently tap two fingers behind the back of your ear. Talk to your students about what that means to listen with their heart and their mind. When would you need to do that?
Activities to promote celebrating diversity:
– Go to the library with your child and help him/her select books with diverse characters.
– Go to a new restaurant and try a cuisine that you’ve never had before. Before you go, do some research with your child about the region and the people who live there.
Spotted Being Super Respectful
Students who are spotted being super respectful at Kavod receive Super Spots. We would like to acknowledge the following students who received Super Spots at Kavod throughout November!
Join us on January 29th at 5:30pm to meet and greet with 6th grade families and to learn about the Kavod middle school program.
See what the middle school will look like, how it incorporates the values important to helping students become successful global citizens, and how Kavod designed the program to align to the International Baccalaureate program.
We will have food to enjoy until 6pm. At 6pm we will begin a presentation about the middle school program followed by a tour.Space for the 6th grade class next year is limited, this class has always had a waitlist so apply today because once the lottery runs you may lose out on this great opportunity for your child: https://kavod.schoolmint.net/
Location: 6991 Balboa Ave San Diego CA 92111
The lottery window for 2019-2020 will close on February 28th. Families can apply via the schoolmint portal.