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NEWS FROM KOLB PFC Download
Hello Kolb Families! Kolb Parent Faculty Club (PFC) would like to welcome you to another exciting year at Kolb Elementary School. Our mission as the PFC is to work together with Kolb Elementary to provide enrichment programs, family fun events, and build school spirit. All this is made possible through your generous donations and support, so THANK YOU in advance! We are looking forward to creating lasting memories for our children and making their time at Kolb a HUGE success!
DONATIONS - Parents, please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to Kolb PFC. Your generous donation supports our students and Kolb community in the following ways: grade level grants; bus transportation; extra librarian hours; music; art in action; science and; community building activities, such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad. We are pleased to offer great incentives to thank you for contributing according to amounts listed below.
Donation Incentives: $50 – magnet, $100 - t-shirt of your choice and a magnet, $200 - spirit-wear item of your choice and a magnet, $300 – yearbook, reusable bag and a magnet.
Donations can be made anytime online http://www.kolbpfc.org/
Parents, did you know you can maximize your 100% tax deductible donation? Many employers sponsor Matching Gift Programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your company if they provide matching fund donations. The company will usually require that you complete a short form, return it to them, and they will send it to the PFC Treasurer. If you have questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
DINE-OUTS & FUNDRAISING - Mark your calendars! Every SECOND Tuesday of each month, Kolb partners with a local restaurant to host a day where we, Kolb families, can indulge and eat out while 10-20% of the bill will be donated back to our school. Our first dine out in September is at El Pollo Loco. Fundraising at Kolb is beneficial for our students, teachers, and parents. It provides many opportunities for our children to participate in field trips, or to have fun and rewarding functions/activities at school. With the help and support of our Kolb Parents, our children can thrive educationally and socially, and become well-rounded individuals.
BOX TOPS – Earn cash for the school by clipping and turning in Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for the school online. Box Tops can be given to your child's teacher or dropped off at the PFC informational table next to front office.
AMAZON.SMILE -When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Kolb Elementary School Parent Faculty Club. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-1598621 and support us every time you shop.
eSCRIP - Earn cash year around for Kolb by registering your loyalty cards (debit & credit) online for eScrip. Log onto www.escrip.com. Enter the school or Group ID (Kolb eScrip Group ID – 500029558). A percentage of your purchase will be automatically contributed to Kolb.
ROOM PARENT COORDINATOR & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – It’s that time of year again! Kolb is looking for a fantastic community of Parent Volunteers! Get involved with the community by helping out at school events. Teachers also need Room Parents to coordinate all the events and activities taking place in the classroom and to help with classroom duties. Volunteer Coordinator is your liaison to help direct and answer any questions you may have regarding your volunteer roles. Remember we NEED volunteers to make Kolb a fantastic community where our children can continue to grow and flourish!!! Please contact us at email@example.com.
Art in Action – ART for every student! The PFC uses lessons and resources purchased through the Art in Action program to introduce students to basic art styles and influential artists, as well as allowing them to explore different mediums and techniques. Kolb’s parent volunteers teach six themed art lessons to each classroom throughout the school year. The lessons guide discussions about the artist, medium, and key concepts in the specific style or technique before allowing the students to create their own related masterpieces. A sampling of masterpieces, representing each student, is displayed at the end of the year Art Fair. This program is intended to reach every Kolb student and needs parent volunteers to make that happen. If you are interested in being involved with this program or have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEARBOOK - Help your child cherish their memories at Kolb Elementary by purchasing a 72-page hard cover high quality color yearbook. Yearbook sales start at $30.00 (Registration Day Special ONLY) but will increase on August 11th to $35.00. Please don’t delay, purchase at registration day or online at yearbookordercenter.com and the school code is 16348. Also, would you like to see more of your child and their friends in the yearbook? Please consider downloading the free app HJ eShare with the school code kolb to your smart device to share your pictures. Remember, your contribution of photos is what makes the yearbook possible. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
BREAKFAST BOOK CLUB – Kolb’s Breakfast Book Club provides a unique opportunity to spark an interest in reading and foster a lifelong enjoyment. The Book Club is open to children of all reading abilities in grades K-5. Beginning in October, it meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:20 a.m. and adjourns at 8:20 a.m., in time for school. Meetings include a healthy light breakfast in the multi-purpose room before the students are divided into grade-level discussion groups. Some benefits of being a Kolb BBC member include: * Breakfast with friends once a month *Age-appropriate books to read - and keep *Development of discussion skills in a friendly, social setting while learning from the insight of others *Sharing the love of books with friends. The focus will be on books that children can make a connection to – books that are fun to read. The goal is to share ideas, laugh and have fun! Register today! The cost is $95.00 per child and includes breakfast and 9 books that the child keeps. Checks can be made out to KOLB-PFC. Sign up by August 31 so we can have a book ready for your student. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KOLB RUN CLUB - When students are given an opportunity to move their bodies, they are more ready to sit down and focus on their academics in the classroom and can develop habits that lead to a healthier mind and body. Come join Kolb Run Club! We meet every Thursday morning at 7:40a-8:10a to warm up and run laps on the blacktop. For every mile ran, students will receive a foot charm to showcase their accomplishments. Last year, Run Club participants racked up 900 total miles! This is especially a great opportunity for 5th grade students to get ready for the timed run requirements in middle school! All participants are required to have a waiver form on file. Please keep an eye out for further information. Run Club will meet starting in September. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS – Safe Routes to Schools is a program that encourages students and parents to use active transportation, such as walking, biking or scootering, to travel to and from school. Active transportation gets kids active, fosters community and reduces traffic near school. At Kolb, Safe Routes to Schools celebrates International Walk and Roll to School Day in October, holds monthly walk and roll to school days, and conducts many other fun events during the year, such as BikeMobile bike repair visits. Safe Routes is also interested in helping parents and students form Walking School Buses with other neighbors interested in walking to school. http://alamedacountysr2s.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Walking-School-Bus.pdf. If you are interested in forming a walking school bus in your neighborhood or participating in one or want to be part of planning Safe Routes to Schools activities, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got questions, feedback, ideas for new enrichment programs, school assemblies and fundraisers please email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for all your support, together we can strengthen our children’s learning and Kolb Community!!
Lots of fundraisers for the end the school year. Please spread the word.
This week and next week: Get a sweet treat at Blush Mondays and Tuesdays through May. Just drop your receipt into the collection box and Kolb will receive 30% of your total
Through June: Dine at Hot Crab Mondays-Thursdays. Ask for a postcard when you're ready to pay and Kolb will receive 10% of your bill...
Final Dine Out: Tuesday 6/7 @ Lazy Dog. Lunch and Dinner. Be sure you print out the attached flier and give it to your server so Kolb can receive 15% of your total
Last Day of School: 6/10: 1pm-5pm Celebrate the end of the school year with all your friends at Rockin' Jump! Be sure you mention you're a Kolb jumper. Pay $18 for 2 hours of jump time and $5 will be donated back to Kolb
MOBILE GIFT CARDS THAT EARN FOR YOU.
Benefit Mobile is a new mobile app that allows your families to shop and support Kolb Elementary School PFC! Confirm your eScrip Benefit Mobile Account - and your families can start earning from Safeway, Vons, Carrs/Safeway, Tom Thumb and Randalls (among many other merchants) with the free Benefit app. Enter your group ID when prompted at www.benefit-mobile.com/escrip.
Your ID is 500029558.
Safeway, Vons, Carrs/Safeway, Tom Thumb and Randalls gift cards will be available by June 1, 2016, so now is the time to get everyone signed up and ready to earn 3% back all summer long!
The Dublin Unified Board of Trustees approved a $283 million general obligation bond measure which goes before the voters on the June 7, 2016 ballot. Measure H campaign is looking for parent volunteers to help with phone banking on April 28th, May 17th, and May 31st to reach out to voters in support of Measure H. Phone banking will be held from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Dublin Toyota, located at 4321 Toyota Drive. Volunteers can sign up with Volunteerspot or go to: http://www.yesonhfordublinstudents.com/calendar. For more information you can visit the Measure H information page on the district website at http://www.dublin.k12.ca.us/Page/11917
Spring Carnival is around the corner. Please click on the "Welcome Spring Carnival" picture on the left, it will take you directly to the link where you will find more information.
Kolb Spring Carnival is on Saturday 04/30/16 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Kolb Elementary School. Free admission. Bring all your Families and Friends!!!
Kolb PFC 2016-2017 Board Election Ballot
Please circle the name you wish to vote for. Please put form in ballot box in front office by end of school day April 29, 2016.
President: Shazia Nomani
Vice President: Erica Broudy
Secretary: Monika Verma
Lead Treasurer: Ursala Richardson
Director of Volunteer/ Room Parent Coordinator: Sreetapa Biswas
Director of Communication and Technology: Rabia Babar
Please note the following positions are open:
Co- Treasurer and Director of Spiritwear
If you are interested, please email Shazia Nomani at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kolb PFC Board is looking for a parent volunteer with accounting background, who can conduct an internal and financial review of our PFC books for this school year 2015-16. If you are interested in helping us or know someone who can assist us please email email@example.com
03/30/2016 Join us for Family Science Night in MPR at 6:30-8:00pm.
For more information, please see the flyer under "Upcoming Events" tab.
03/06/2016 1pm-4pm Annual Dublin Bowl-a-Rama!
Please see flyer under "Upcoming Events" tab for Registration Forms.
KOLB ANNUAL TALENT SHOW IS HERE!!
3rd to 5th Grades perform on Tuesday March 8th @ 6:30PM (MPR)
DKA to 2nd Grades perform on Tuesday March 22nd @ 6:30PM (MPR)
02/26/2016 Spirit Day Favorite Team! Wear your favorite Sports Team Jersey. Spirit wear & Menchies on Sale at 12-1pm.
Saturday 03/12/2016 at 9:30am Saint Patrick's Day Parade. (Flyer under "Upcoming Events" tab)
As we approach the half way mark in the school year, the Kolb PFC Team would
like to THANK our amazing community; parents, teachers and staff for all your
continuous support and hard work. Our team work has made Kolb a caring and
We would also like to wish everyone a healthy, happy New Year and look forward to an exciting 2016 with fun events and fundraisers like Butterfly Kisses, Spring Carnival, Muffins with Mom etc.
We are happy to announce that the Hour of Code was a huge success at Kolb! Kolb had the highest student participation from all the elementary schools in the DUSD. A shout out to our wonderful teachers and parent volunteers for helping our students with this amazing event. Our Kolb Eagles really enjoyed coding!
Please note that our Box Top Spring Challenge will end on February 19th, 2016. Parents keep those box tops coming, our school earns cash with every box top that you send. Top collecting classes will win a Pizza Party!
Happy New Year to you all!
Kolb Elementary’s first Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on February 20th. Come enjoy a date night with your Dad or the special man in your life (Uncles, Grandpa’s are welcome to escort you as well!) There will be dancing and music provided by ADB Productions. Tickets will be presold on February 5, 2016 at 8am outside the gate by EDCC. Due to the capacity limit of our multipurpose room, there will only be 100 pairs of tickets sold and 25 extra child tickets to be sold. ** Tickets must be PREPURCHASED, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be bought using CASH OR CHECK ONLY. Ticket prices will be as follows:
$20 Daddy/Daughter (1 child and 1 Dad) ticket which includes the following:
Extra Daughter ticket can be bought for an additional $5
(All children MUST be Kolb students. Any child brought who is not an enrolled student at Kolb will not be allowed to attend)
Please print and fill out ticket purchase form and bring with you when you purchase your tickets. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Forms are under "upcoming Events" tab)
* We wish everyone could participate in this event. However due to space limitation and restriction to accommodate all supplies needed to host this event, the max allowed occupancy dictates our allotted amount of tickets to sell. We apologize in advance for those unable to attend. *
Eagle Fun Run was a HUGE SUCCESS! We were able to meet BOTH our goals: our students had FUN & we raised $26,542. Go Eagles!
THANK YOU to the Kolb Community, as this event would not be possible without our wonderful students, teachers, staff, parents and volunteers. The Eagle Fun Run team would like to extend a BIG thank you to our amazing sponsors: JEI Learning Center, Dr. Dante Gonzales, Manel Sousou, Shir Martial Arts, Byron & Roberts LLC, Inderjit Makkar Real Estate, BJ's Restaurant, Johnny Garlic's, Papa John's pizza, Play Well Teknologies, Safeway, Costco, Lowe's, Home Depot, The Habit Burger Grill, Jamba Juice, Drinkwater & Marleau Family, Lopez & Nomani Family, Mr. & Mrs. York and our favorite bird Kolby.
A special thanks to our event photographer, Qiuyun Shao who took some amazing pictures which are available on www.kolbpfc.org for our Kolb families.
Eagle Fun Run WINNERS are:
Two classes that submitted the highest donations are Ms. Barnes Class (K4) & Ms. Freylers Class (F3).
Students that submitted the highest donations are: Arjun Balaji (K6), Liam Broudy (K2), Xuah Ki (C4), Catlia Joie Galang (G1), Kaydee Johnson (G1), Delilah Reyes (D2), Sanjith Satish (D3), Ellie Kennedy (D3), Mackenzie Chang (F3), Sanjana Badami (J3) and Allie O’Brien(L3)
Students that completed the most laps are: Logan Robbins (K6), Melaina Destro (K3), Gabriel Martinez (K4), Sachit Hegde (K4), Adam Downie (C1), Sahiti Gandham (B1), Brandon Chook (C3), Noah Redfern (D2), Sean McGinley (G1), Zoya Nomani (F1), Nathan Downie (F1), Prathik Ankala (H2), Mauricio Mendiola (H3), Elliott Leow (L3), Cayden Pradhan (L3) and Anish Patel (L6)
Teachers that completed the most laps are: Ms. Barnes (K4), Mr. Synder (C3), Ms. Brundage (D2), Ms. Coyle (D3), Ms. Freyler (F3), Ms. Renworth (H4), Ms. Reilly (L1) & Mr. Naranjo (L2).
Congrats to the winners! Thank you all for making Eagle Fun Run an exciting and memorable experience for all our Kolb families.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Break!!
~Eagle Fun Run Team
Dublin Partners in Education (DPIE) had the opportunity to present a $600 check to each Parent-Faculty Club at every school in the Dublin Unified School District Friday the 13th of November at the Superintendent's Council. Our PFC President, Shazia Nomani, was at the meeting to accept on behalf of Kolb Elementary School.
October was a busy and fun month for our eagles with Homecoming Parade, Book Fair, Family Movie Night, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat! Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween!!
PFC Team is excited to announce that this year, we had 43 students who submitted drawings for the 2015/16 Yearbook Cover Contest! Thank you to all the students for their amazing entries and congratulations to our two winners!!
Box tops Fall Challenge was also a huge success; a shout out to all our wonderful teachers and parents for their support. Together as a school we submitted 5744 box tops, thank you Suzanne Chang for chairing box tops for our school.
Congratulations to both the classes for winning a Popsicle Party!!
On Thursday November 5th Kolb Elementary is having their biggest fall fundraiser, Eagle Fun Run. This will be a fun physical day that gives the students a chance to run and do an obstacle course showing their Kolb spirit. It will be a day filled with music, live DJ, lots of fun and excitement. We hope Kolb parents will join this festive event to cheer on all of our students. Go Eagles!!
11/13/2015 KOLB SPIRIT WEAR and CRAZY HAIR DAY
All Students need to wear their Kolb shirt or Navy Blue shirt and have Crazy Hair to win!!!
*Spirit Wear Sale from 1:45-2:45 outside the Main Gate
*Kona Ice on sale from 2:00-2:45pm
11/03/2015 BAJA FRESH dine out will be on Tuesday November 03rd, 2015 from 1:30-8pm.
*Please check for the flyer on the "Upcoming Events" tab.
Kolb Spirit Award for September goes to:
2nd Grade, D1-Ms. Rutherford's Class
3rd Grade, F3-Ms. Freyel's Class
4th Grade, J3-Ms. Burrell's Class
5th Grade, L4-Ms. Ostlund's Class
Congratulations for outstanding accomplishment in showing School Spirit for the month of September!
*Presented by KOLB PFC *
Happy Fall!! THANK YOU to all the Wonderful Kolb Parents for donating and supporting Kolb PFC at our Fall Check-In, we are happy to announce so far we have collected $15,000 in donations. Please give in mind that funds can be donated any time online throughout the school year. Also check with your Employers if they participate in Matching Gift Program, all you need to do is get a Matching Gift from your company and submit along with your donation to Kolb PFC. In this way you may be able double, even triple your donations through your corporate matching gift program!
We wanted to take this opportunity to also introduce some of our silent fundraisers:
v Boxtops –earn cash for your school by clipping and turning the Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. We are having a Box Top Fall Challenge the class that turns in the most box tops wins a Popsicle Party.
v AmazonSmile – when you shop at AmazonSmiles. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Kolb, here is the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-1598621
v Target Red Card – allows parents to choose a debit or credit card that’s saves them 5% on all Target purchases and 1% then is donated to Kolb. (Kolb School ID is 152560)
v eScrip – is a hassle-free way for Kolb to raise funds through everyday purchases made at eScrip merchants. Log on to www.escrip.com and enter the school or Group ID as 500029558 and register your loyalty cards, as well as debit and credit cards.
We have some more good news to share, our First Dine Out at Fresh Pixx made $213.49; Jamba Juice sales were able to bring $472.00 and Kona Ice sales on Spirit Friday made $51.00. As always, thank you Kolb Parents for all that you do for your children and for your continued support of our school community.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW PRINCIPAL Joyce Gibson
Kolb Elementary School is excited to welcome Joyce Gibson as its new principal, effective the 2015-16 school year. Gibson’s appointment was confirmed by the Board of Trustees at the Monday, July 27 special meeting of the Board of Trustees. Gibson comes to Dublin after a long and successful tenure in the Antioch Unified School District. Most recently, Gibson served as principal at John Muir Elementary School. She has taught several elementary grades and served for a year as a Northern California Trainer for elementary social science curriculum where she prepared and conducted professional development trainings for Scott Foresman Publishing Company. She began serving as an elementary school vice principal in 2007, served as a middle school assistant principal at Antioch Middle School and Gibson earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and her administrative credential from Cal State East Bay.
“Joyce is a wonderful human being, educator and administrator who will do a terrific job as Kolb Elementary School’s new principal,” said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Keith Rogenski. “She will import heart, integrity, sensitivity and tremendous skill and experience to her new home here in Dublin.”