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Congratulations to the 8 Spirit Day winning classes for Crazy Hair day!!
Ms. Yefsky; Mrs. Gary; Ms. Mendonca; Mrs. Vu; Mrs. Baird; Mrs. Freschi; Ms. Betando and; Ms. Lane.
Bike To School Day!
It's time to dust off your bike, pump up the tires, and check the brakes! Bike to School Day on May 11th is just around the corner! Join your friends, or make new ones, reach out to your neighbors, form a bike train-- hop on and pedal! Bike commuting is good for our health, the community, and the planet.
The Bike Elf will be paying a visit to the Kolb bike racks on Thursday, May 11th, leaving treats on all of the bikes or scooters parked there. Roll to school that day to see what surprises the Bike Elf has for you.
Congratulations to all the eight teams that participated in Destination Imagination from Kolb. Destination Imagination is a parent run program, where parents work with their teams outside of school. All the teams spend numerous hours getting ready for hands-on challenges in the fields of STEM.
We are happy to share that five of these teams are going to the State Final, on April 1st in Sacramento.These teams are: Seven Wonders, DazzlingDIKids, Unstoppable 6, Tech Kids & Spectacular Seven. A special shout out to all the parents volunteers for all their hard work. #Celebratedublin, #Celebratekolb
And the winner of the Golden Sneaker is Ms. Lane's 5th grade class, who had 89.3% participation walking, rolling or sharing their ride to school for the last 2 weeks.
There was a tie for 2nd place between Mr. Beatts' and Mrs. Boyer's classes with 78.4% participation, and in 3rd place was Mrs. Lombard and Mrs. Rutherford's class, just one point behind with 78.0% participation.
Grade level winners were:
Look forward to class prizes coming soon. Congratulations!
City of Dublin Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk Link HERE:
Don’t miss the 2017 City of Dublin’s Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, March 19. The race begins at 8:30 AM at Dublin Civic Center.
The Shamrock 5K is a great event for runners and walkers of all abilities. Join us whether this is your first or nineteenth Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk, and don’t miss out on all the Fun!
Quick, easy online registration now available at www.runsignup.com/dublinshamrockrun or www.active.com and must be completed by March 18.
Register in person at The Fit Potato on Saturday, March 11, 9 AM-2 PM.
Mail-in registration must be postmarked no later than March 10.
Individuals (Chip Timed) – Pre-registration: $27
Individuals (Not Timed - Not Timed individuals will not be included in the race results) – Pre-registration: $25
Families – Pre-registration (must be immediate family of 3 to 6 members living in the same residence): $23 per person
Corporate, Non-Profits, and Running Clubs (five or more registrants) – Pre-registration: $23 per person
On-site Registration: $35 per person
A few event highlights...
• 3.1 mile certified 5K course
• Over 2,000 participants
• Special discounts for families, corporations and non-timed runners
• Race week early bib pick-up available
• Post race celebration with refreshments, entertainment and more!
• Commemorative event t-shirt for all pre-registered participants
• Prize drawing after the race with gift certificates and more!
For more information on this fun family event, call the Parks & Community Services Department at (925) 556-4500
NEW DPIE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Registration Link for DPIE Spring 2017 Classes
The Science of Construction & Engineering Casey Curtis, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels 1 – 3
Wednesdays: March 15 – May 19, (9 sessions, March 15, 22, 29 Apr. 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17)
2:10 – 3:10 on Collaboration Days, 3:10 – 4:10 on normal days
Enrollment Fee: $150
Room Eagle’s Nest
Course Description: Come learn science through the lens of engineering. We will be using the Next Generation Science Standards to explore and experiment with hands on activities and building. During these classes we will be building, testing what we build, and then improving on it to make the most efficient vehicles. Students will have the opportunity to work with bottle rockets, paper structures, toy parachutes, catapults, tiny robots, and slingshot rockets. Come join the fun.
Clay, Ceramics & The Color Wheel
Julie Coching, Owner/Instructor from Café Art
Grade Level: 1 – 5
Tuesdays: March 14 - May 16 (9 Sessions March 14, 21, 28 April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16)
Enrollment Fee: 150
Room: Eagle’s Nest
Course Description: In this fun and educational art class, the kids will use a slab roller to hand-create a set of circle or square clay coasters. We will talk about clay, ceramics, and the process of firing the art. We will study the color wheel and talk about primary colors, secondary colors, complimentary colors and look at which color combinations look good together and why. The kids will then choose a color palette for their coaster sets. Each week they will paint their hand-made coaster learning a new painting technique. We will discuss the history of the technique or the tools used to create the technique. The kids will write and draw in a “Color Theory and Technique journal" that they will bind into a book at the end of the session. The kids will go home with a color-themed set of tile coasters and their hand-bound color book.
Computer Science Fundamentals and Coding
Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level 3 – 5
Fridays: March 24 – May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m. (9 Instructional days March 24, 31 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Enrollment Fee: $150
Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class work for you as students will be able to work at their own pace. Ms. Tomcik’s coding class will blend online step by step lessons in coding and computer science with fun, hands-on, “unplugged” activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, we’ll learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding, & digital citizenship. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. Problem solving, creativity, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.
Vacation to Mars – The Solar System as a Play
Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Instructor
Grade Level: 3 – 5
Thursdays March 16 – May 25, 3:10 - 4:10 p.m. (9 sessions – March 16, 23, 30 Apr. 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 25)
Enrollment Fee: $150
You know our solar system spins, but in our show it sings and dances too! When a family sets out for the vacation of a lifetime, they have no idea they'll soon be touring the whole solar system. The sun is used to being on center stage, and even the planets have attitude -- Jupiter boasts of his sixty-plus moons, Saturn polishes his rings, and Venus thinks she's so hot (900 degrees!). Even Pluto is there, wanting desperately to be a planet again. Will the family ever get to Mars? Cinch up your asteroid belt and come along! Students will perform this amazing play to all parents on the last session of class. You won't want to miss it!
Train Your Brain & Your Body
Instructor: Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Instructor
Grade Level: 3 – 5
Fridays March 24 – May 21 (9 Sessions March 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Enrollment Fee: $150
This a hands on, fast paced class that integrates STEM activities with physical activity. Students will learn about how physical activity and nutrition affect the human body. Students will be conducting a set of hands-on explorations that will challenge them to investigate and discover more about how nutrition affects physical activity and the human body. For one of the exciting lessons students will get to be food scientists for NASA! They will study the caloric needs of astronauts and will be “packaging” their food for a long spaceflight. Get ready for your mind and body to feel energized for the weekend!
Instructor: Doreen Bonde, District Technology Specialist
Grade Levels: 3 – 5
Mondays March 13 – May 17, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. (9 Sessions March 13, 20, 27 Apr. 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15)
Enrollment Fee: $150
If your child is interested in STEAM but doesn’t know where to start, our STEAM Playground is a great place to begin! In this class we’ll explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a hands-on learning environment that will expose your student to these exciting topics (and the ways they often overlap!) Student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking are emphasized to help students on their journey to become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
Crochet For Kids
Instructor: Bronwen Boyer, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level: 2 - 4
Fridays: March 24 - May 26 (9 Sessions March 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Enrollment Fee: $150
Course Description: Children will eliminate screen time, develop fine motor skills, and sharpen their focus, determination, and problem solving skills while learning the art of crochet. By starting with the basic foundation chains and stitches of crochet, students will eventually move onto more difficult tasks using yarn and a crochet hook. Learning a craft like crochet helps a child to develop patience, a love for creating, and commitment to follow through with a project, all while learning and having fun! Once the basic stitches of crochet are learned, children can move on to read patterns and create one of a kind items like hats, scarfs, and blankets that they can keep for themselves or gift to friends and family.
Kolb PFC is looking for Board Nominations for next year. This is an amazing opportunity to get involved in your child's school. Work collaboratively with other Kolb parents, teachers and the principal to bring our students new school programs and events. Please see the the attached form for more information regarding each position.Nominate yourself or someone you believe would be an asset to our school. Nomination forms are due Wednesday March 8th by 8:30am. Please contact [email protected] with any further questions. Click Here For Nomination Form!
Message from DPIE
Hello Kolb Eagles,
Just want to give you all a heads up that the Kolb After School program for the Spring is now LIVE and families can begin enrolling their children in your classes.
1. Go to www.dpie.org, put their cursor on “Programs” at the top of the page.
2. A dropdown menu will appear which will list “STEAM After School Programs,” which when selected will take them to the After School landing page.
3. They will see 5 schools listed, just pick your school, look over the list of classes and select the enrollment. It’s that easy!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
STEM Enrichment Academy Superintendent
Phone (925) 828-2551 Ext 5431
DPIE.ORG | Programs for Education | Uniting Community & Business
Uniting Community & Local Business for Public Education. Enrich our community, participate in a program. Support public education, partner with DPIE.
Safe Routes Golden Sneaker Contest
Lace up those shoes, dust off those bikes, or get ready to share your ride! The Safe Routes to Schools Pollution Solution 2017: Golden Sneaker Contest is coming to your school!
For 2 weeks from February 27th to March 10th, classrooms will be tracking and talking about the benefits of using active transportation – walking and rolling (biking, skateboarding or using a scooter) or shared transportation (riding the school bus, using public transportation and/or carpooling with other families) - to come to school. The classroom with the highest percentage of these healthy travel choices will win the Golden Sneaker Trophy and celebration.
The Golden Sneaker contest offers a chance for every student to participate. If you live too far from school to walk or roll you can always:
• Park a few blocks away and walk
• Meet up with friends who live close to school and walk as a group
• Start a carpool
Kolb Families please Save the Date MAY 20, 2017
Message form DUSD -- "Lets Celebrate 150 Years of Education in Dublin. As the school year began, we discovered that this is a milestone year for Dublin Schools! 150 years ago, the Murray Schoolhouse - which many of our families and students have toured at Dublin's Heritage Park through the years - was founded and began educating students in this community.
So we are taking the opportunity to celebrate 150 Years of Education in Dublin, marking the occasion with a series of activities over the next few months that will culminate in a community event on Saturday, May 20 at the Heritage Park.
Our celebrations include:
Historical skits by elementary students throughout the district on some of the founding members of our community, including many of those whose names adorn our schools!
Special days at our middle schools to demonstrate a taste of what it might have been like to go to school in Dublin 150 years ago.
A documentary produced by our DHS Video Production students about the history of education in Dublin.
A Scholarship opportunity for DHS Seniors, sponsored by the Dublin Historical Preservation Association, for a student who would like to add to the archives of our City's history. For more information please contact the DHS Career Center.
An assist from our high school students in archiving and preserving some of our District's historical materials.
A great day of fun on May 20!
We are looking forward to getting out the word to our community about these great events as our plans solidify! In the meantime, mark your calendars!
Kolb families please SAVE THE DATE, Saturday April 29th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 3:30PM for our Spring Carnival 2017.
Kolb PFC has started planning a WONDERFUL Spring Carnival 2017 for you. It will be a fun day for Kolb families and our Dublin Community!!
We had a great kickoff meeting and now are looking for volunteers to help make this event a HUGE success for our students. If you are interested in helping, please email us at [email protected]
Kolb families, we are collecting stickers & sharpies for Kids Against Hunger event on Wednesday March 1st, 2017. Our AMAZING Kinder & First Grade students will help us in decorating and writing special messages on the bags of food before they are boxed.
Hello Kolb Community,
Founders & Kolb Parents from a startup company named 'TopSchool' presented last week at our General PFC meeting. They presented the 'TopSchool' app, a private parent community for schools. It looked really cool - you can connect and discuss with other parents, access school calendar and news, get notifications, share school photos, sell/share kids' items and do much more with the app.
App also has education and parenting related content added daily. A great way to provide some brain food for kids and get answers to many of your parenting questions.
The community is already set up for Kolb. You should definitely check it out!
To install the app,
select one of the following options from your phone and sign up using this e-mail.
Android : https://goo.gl/e88WSf
Apple Store: https://goo.gl/vt8R1Z
We have three teachers that don't have a Junior Achievement volunteer that would like one. Similar to Art in Action, Junior Achievement is a parent lead program. There are 5 lessons per class and are extremely flexible so they can be as simple or as elaborate as time permits. Some volunteers have even batch taught lessons. For more information, visit juniorachievement.org and if you have any other questions or would be able to teach these fun lessons for these teachers, please email me at [email protected] Thank you so much!!
02/09/17 Daddy Daughter Dance tickets go on sale tomorrow 02/09/17 at 8:10 am! There are only 100 pairs available. They are sold on a first come first serve basis. $25 for a pair and $5 for every extra daughter (Kolb students only). Please remember to have your ticket purchase forms with you.
Our heart and prayers are with the Chon Family. Officer Chon, a South San Francisco Police Department Officer and a wonderful Kolb parent was critically injured this Thanksgiving weekend. We wish Officer Chon a Speedy Recovery.
A message from the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
"Kolb Parent Faculty Club's efforts collected 265 pounds of food for our neighbors who face the reality of hunger every day. We're grateful for your support, and we are proud to have you as a partner in our mission!"
DAY AFTER FUN RUN
Our Eagle Fun Run yesterday was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! Parents, all pledges are due 23rd October. Check funrun.com for payment options. Checks can be made payable to Kolb PFC. Thanks again for generously supporting Kolb Elementary!
Parents, our Eagle Fun Run is TOMORROW! We’re inviting YOU to come cheer on your students as they run 30-35 laps to help our school. Our Fun Run will take place on Kolb Field and the run times per grade will be as follows: K/1st - 8:45-9:45 a.m. | 2nd/3rd – 12:40-1:40 p.m. | 4th/5th – 10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Thanks for all your support and can’t wait to see you there! GO EAGLES!
FRIDAY BEFORE FUN RUN
Our Fun Run program is well underway! Parents, thank you so much for all your support so far. Just so you know, students have been given a WEEKEND CHALLENGE! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in new pledges (or $60 in flat donations) over the weekend, he/she will receive a special prize…the FLIP OUT FRAMES! And don’t forget to log in those pledges at funrun.com!
DAY AFTER PEP RALLY
Our EAGLE Fun Run program is off and running! Parents, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the best way to get a pledge?” Answer: STUDENT STAR VIDEO! Parents who send a Student Star video to friends and family raise, on average, $90 more than those who don’t. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus this hilarious video will have your friends and family in stitches. Simply log in to FUNRUN.COM, click the “Create Student Star Video” button, upload a photo of your child, and off you go!
DAY OF PEP RALLY (in the morning, before the pep rally)
Parents! Our Fun Run program is finally here! The Boosterthon team will kick off the program today with an awesome Pep Rally to get our students fired up to help Kolb Elementary School. Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run. (Remember, students will run 30-35 laps.) Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM, and your student will be rewarded the very next day. Plus, your student will receive a FREE prize just for being registered on funrun.com!
Just 1 day left until we kick off our Fun
Run program! Parents, family, and friends, get ready for the best fundraiser
yet through this year’s Eagle Fun Run!
Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around the Fun Run track next Eagle Fun Run, while helping raise funds for our
school. Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child.
Look for your student’s pledgebook coming home very soon!
With 2 days until our Eagle Fun Run program kick off, we have a QUESTION for you:
Has your child ever starred in their OWN video? Well, through this year’s Fun Run, they can! Once you register your student on funrun.com, simply upload a picture to get started. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus you’ll WOW friends and family when you SHARE it online. Pretend your child is the reoccurring girl in this preview video, then create your own and share.
3 days until our kickoff Pep Rally! Did you know? By raising funds through this year’s Eagle Fun Run, each class has the opportunity to work together and give meals to someone in need right here in Dublin. Every time a class raises $30 per lap, Boosterthon will donate three meals to a local person in need. How many meals can our students give? To learn more about Boosterthon’s giveback program, check out this blog post.
Only 4 days left until our Eagle Fun Run program kicks off! In addition to the Fun Run, our students will be learning about this year’s character theme…BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, students will learn step-by-step how to make a difference in their community from five REAL life kids dedicated to making people’s lives better. For more on Backyard Box Office, check out this short but epic trailer!
The Eagle Fun Run is kicking off in just 5 days! It’s a 2-week program that starts with a Pep Rally and ends with the big Fun Run event. This year, we’re raising funds for Grant Level Grants and Field Trips and we need your help!
We’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make our fundraiser easier, more profitable, and more fun. Thank you for supporting Kolb Elementary School!...
Message from Kolb Parent Faculty Club President
Dear Kolb Families,
On behalf of Kolb Elementary Parent Faculty Club, I would like to thank all Kolb families who donated to the PFC at Fall Check-in. With your generous support we collected $14,309 in fall check-in donations, $4,453 in spirit wear sales, $930 in yearbook sales and $5,320 for breakfast book club.
We accept donations throughout the school year, if you are interested in making a donation to Kolb PFC please visit our website at http://www.kolbpfc.org/. For more information regarding Company Matching donations please email our co-treasurer at [email protected] Spirit wear items and yearbook can also be purchased on our website. We sincerely appreciate your continues commitment to support Kolb PFC.
We are looking forward to another amazing year and hope to get many more of you involved with the PFC. If you have any questions or would like to share some of your ideas and thoughts, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks again for your generous support. Go Eagles!
Kolb PFC President
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 [email protected]
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 protected]
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 [email protected].
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 protected]
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 [email protected]
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 protected]
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 [email protected]
Got questions, feedback, ideas for new enrichment programs, school assemblies and fundraisers please email us at [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 protected]
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 [email protected] (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.”