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Yearbook Photos

Submit photos throughout the year using the eShare app for Herff Jones or

Kolb's school code is #16348.  

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks for the 2014-2015 School Year will be sold ONLINE ONLY!


and enter code #16348 to purchase a yearbook.


September 3-30 2014: $25 each

October 1 - 31 2014: $30 each.

November 1- 30 2014: $35 each

December 1-31 2014: $40 each

Parents Needed on the Kolb Character Committee!

Character Committee Goals:
  • Create a positive school culture
  • Help students become global citizens
  • Help students achieve empathy for others
  • Build students’ self-esteem, confidence, positive self-image
  • Help students to accept other’s differences

We want to hear from parents/families and we welcome input. We are looking for parents to help with:

  • Educate parents
  • Enhance the partnership of home and school
  • Help maintain the Character Bulletin Board
  • Organize Character T-shirts and yogurt parties
  • Copy and cut blue tickets
  • Print Character certificates
  • Take pictures at character assemblies
If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Allison Tomcik at  or Grace Drinkwater at

Dine Out
February 10th 4:00 to 8:00 pm
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Guilt-free shopping for a great cause  
January 22nd to February 14th

Hi Kolb Elementary PFC Friends and Family!

Here is one New Year's resolution you can keep easily!!!!

Never forget to take a reusable bag to the store!

Support Kolb Elementary PFC and help us reach our fundraising goals this year. To support us, 

click here  to shop Mixed Bag Designs online and we get 40% of the purchase! The funds directly go to the Art in Action Program for buying supplies and for the Art Fair.

Mixed Bag Designs has tons of colorful and fun products including totes, kitchenware, travel bags, accessories and more. Forward this email on to your friends and family to spread the word about our fundraiser!

How To Order
  • Shop the Mixed Bag Designs Website
  • Pay for your order online with a credit card - your order is shipped directly to you!
  • At checkout on the Review/Submit Order Page double check that 395966 is in the "School/Fundraiser ID#" field. You can also enter the name of the participant that referred you in the "Referred By" field for them to receive credit.
Happy Shopping,
Kolb Elementary PFC


Natasha Giannini 

Greetings from the Armory!

On behalf of Operation Gratitude and the Military recipients of our care packages, I thank you for your generous donation. Your 'in-kind contribution' will enable us to send over 100,000 chock-full Care Packagesthis year to the tens of thousands of brave men and women still deployed overseas in harsh and remote areas; to their children anxiously awaiting their return; and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers.

With the help of supporters nationwide since 2003, we have sent more than 1.1 Million Operation Gratitude Care Packages containing snacks, hygiene products, entertainment and hand-made items, and personal letters from appreciative Americans. These expressions of love and concern from fellow citizens offer our Military and Veterans a much-deserved "Thank You For Your Service" and are always greeted with enthusiasm and great appreciation.

As one Private First Class wrote:

"It's Christmas morning over here in Kuwait, and your box is the only present I got to open today and let me tell you -- I was all smiles and teared up a couple times with what those wonderful, beautiful kids wrote. It's hard being away from my wife and two daughters but your words and gifts and support make it a little easier. I got so excited over the Beanie Baby and I LOVE the hand-knit scarf -- very touching. Please keep doing what you're doing. It means the world to all of us over here on this side of the world! And the individual label made it really heartfelt and special! I thank you very much for what you all do. God bless and Merry Christmas!"

To read all the current letters of thanks from our troops and to see their photos with your Operation Gratitude care packages, please "Like" us on Facebook: and "follow" us on Twitter: and Pinterest

I hope you saw the coverage of our One Millionth Care Package celebration and delivery -- all made possible by your support. Please join us as we March to the 2nd Million Care Packages!

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and wonderful patriotic spirit. Every single donation we receive furthers our mission of saying "Thank You" to those who serve. The recipients of your generosity will remember your kindness forever. And I will always be appreciative of your support and encouragement for Operation Gratitude.


Carolyn Blashek, President

A Note from  School Counselor to Parents

Good Afternoon Parents,

I would like to reach out to you all and offer this additional opportunity to volunteer at our wonderful school!  
I am planning on an in-door lunch time hang out area for students to use.  The intention is to provide a safe and welcoming space for students who prefer activities such as reading, coloring, and board games.  I am able to secure the old computer lab during lunch time (11:20am - 1pm) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning the second or third week we return from winter break.
I would like to ask for volunteers and ideas on how best to set up the schedule for the volunteers.  I don't want any one to feel that they have to be here all 3 days or for the entire duration if they have a preference.  Please let me know your thoughts and ideas!

Thank you again for everything that you do for your children and our school!
Kathy Ng
M.S. Counseling, PPS School Counseling
School Counselor
Harold William Kolb Elementary School

Dear Kolb Families,

A member of our community was taken from us too soon. Herman Shum lost his life in an accident while cycling with a group of people the morning of December 27th. He is survived by his wife Janelle and their two children. Herman’s daughter Nicole was a student at Kolb. She graduated 5th grade during the 2013-2014 school year.  Herman was a Vice Principal in Berkley and was slated to start a new job as Principal in Napa at the start of the 2015 school.  A memorial fund has been set up in Herman Shum’s name.  Let’s show our support to a fellow Kolb family in their time of need.  

Thank you.

Fundraiser for Fallon Middle School

FUNDRAISER for Fallon Middle School Band and Strings to be held at John Green on 
Mondays, starting January 12th through the end of February: 2:45 - 3:45 pm:
Overwhelmed by all of the extra clothes that no longer fit?  Too many plush toys and holiday sweaters to count?  Winter break is a great time to clean out your closets and support the Fallon Middle School Band!  Due to large enrollment at Fallon, our band is currently looking to raise money for uniforms, percussion instruments, contest fees and support for our new strings program. Please donate all of your used clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, linens, backpacks and stuffed toys at 
John Green Elementary:  Look for signs to guide you to drop off location near EDCC.  For more information, please email

Bylaws Changed 

The Bylaws Committee met, as announced, and below are the proposed amendments.  
Bylaws are the rules by which the PFC follows, we made some position changes, as well as other changes, that the committee felt were appropriate for Kolb.  These changes will be effective for the 2015 school year.  These new Bylaws will be up for vote at tomorrow night's PFC meeting at 6:00pm in the old computer room off the library.  
Please take the time to look over the changes, and bring any questions you may have to this meeting.  If you cannot attend, and have concerns or questions, please email me at:

Click below for PFC budget details

SignUp Genius

Sign Up Genius is a free website for organizing volunteers.  We are excited about using this new tool with our Kolb parent volunteers.  It is a fantastic method for getting the word out about volunteer opportunities, events, teacher wish lists, class parties, or fundraiser coordination.

Check out our Volunteer page for more information on using Sign-Up Genius as well as for a list of volunteer opportunities available.