Choosing An Elementary School

A Kigala Parent Workshop Event

Stressed about choosing an elementary school? Wondering how it all works? 

Join our parent workshop at Kigala Preschool.
Introducing…

Kindergarten 101: Know Your Public Options

Presented by Tanya Anton,
creator of GoMamaGuide.com,
author of “GoMamaGuide to LAUSD”

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 7pm (Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to park and get settled in.)
Location: Kigala Preschool, 2705 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cost: $10/person, $15 per couple, NO COST FOR KIGALA PARENTS

In this 90 minute talk, you’ll learn all about your public school options:

• How (and when) to begin the Kindergarten application process
• Magnets and “The Point System” demystified
• How Charters work and what they are
• Other tuition-free options you might not know about
• What to look for in a school and more
• Plenty of Q&A—bring your burning public school questions
• Recommended for parents of 2-5 year olds
• Guidebooks available for purchase afterwards ($20 cash -SAVE $14)

As seating is limited, please email Event@Kigala.org to RSVP and reserve your space.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to help in choosing an elementary school!
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Elke Miller
Director
Kigala Preschool


Tanya Anton is the creator of GoMamaGuide and author of a series of guidebooks helping parents navigate the daunting array of K-12 public school choices throughout greater Los Angeles. A frequent guest speaker and public education consultant, Tanya has appeared on NPR’s “Which Way LA” seven times, Spectrum News 1, The Guardian, NPR.org, The LA Times, LA Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Daily Beast and other press outlets, presented on motherhood and social activism in NYC, lobbied against school budget cuts up in Sacramento, and also appeared before the LAUSD School Board on several pressing issues. Having spoken to literally thousands of stressed-out parents about to enter the LA school system over the past decade, Tanya has inspired many to not only reconsider their public school options but also become a vital yet interconnected agent of change within them. Visit GoMamaGuide.com.

Tanya Anton
Creator, GoMamaGuide.com
Public School Demystification & Guidance
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KIGALA STAY & PLAY FALL PROGRAM!

We are excited to announce our fun Stay & Play FALL program, which offers a wonderful opportunity for our younger friends (1.5 – 2.5 years) to explore, sing, dance and spend time with new friends, all while their parents/caretakers are present.

SIGN UP NOW for one or both of these great FALL program and get to know Kigala Preschool.

Stay & Play FALL Program (1.5 – 2.5 years old)
FRIDAYS
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Classes
September 20 – October 11
November 1 – November 22

4 Friday sessions – $60
1 Friday session – $20
One time application fee – $20 (waived for Kigala families).

BRING A FRIEND – receive an additional 10% DISCOUNT (must sign up for at least 4 classes) and FRIEND receives 10% DISCOUNT too!

kigala stay & play fall 2019 program flyer

DOWNLOAD KIGALA STAY & PLAY FLYER HERE, or pick one up at the front office. Book A Tour Here.

KIGALA OCTOBER 2019 OPEN HOUSE

YOUR OPEN HOUSE INVITATION!

We are proud to announce our Open House, Saturday October 5, 10a to 12:30p.

Tour our multi-language preschool for children ages 2-6, with indoor/ outdoor classrooms & Art Atelier. Ask about our Stay & Play program for toddlers (1.5 – 2.5 years) and their parents/caretakers.

Activities include jumper, petting zoo, arts & crafts, face painting, food & refreshments. Meet currently enrolled & alumni families to hear their Kigala experience. Come see our Outdoor Classroom, an approved Demonstration Site.

Set in Santa Monica, Kigala offers half and full day programs, where your children can play and learn in an immersive and fun filled community school environment. Kigala is the only preschool in the Santa Monica area offering Spanish, German and English Programs.

Bring the whole family, invite your friends. We look forward to celebrating open house success with you!

Kigala October 2019 Open House

DOWNLOAD Kigala Open House WEB FLYER HERE, or pick one up at the front office.

CONGRATULATIONS KIGALA GRADUATES 2019!!

Herzliche Glückwünsche! Felicidades! Congratulations to our Kigala Graduates!

Kigala Graduates, Class of 2019…You did it!

What a wonderful morning! Our Kigala graduates warmed everyone’s heart with their beautiful performance. They each earned a “Kigala Certificate of Completion,” and received the traditional German “Schultuete” (school cone) as a transitional gift to elementary school.

Graduating families celebrated the class of 2019 and enjoyed their special time together over refreshments and snacks.

Many thanks to our dedicated teachers and staff for guiding our students, and for their efforts to make this a memorable event.

Graduating families, please stay in touch, visit us at Open House or other events…maybe later become an alumni volunteer, supporter, friend.

We hope you enjoyed our time with us and wish you all the best for the upcoming journey into the academic world.

We will miss you!!!

Warm regards,

Elke Miller

Director, Kigala Preschool

And Everyone at Kigala!

CONTACT KIGALA to learn how your child can become a Kigala Graduate!

Kigala Year Book 2018-2019

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR

KIGALA YEAR BOOK 2018-2019!

The first order for the 2018-2019 Kigala year book has arrived.

The cost for this order is $35/copy. We will give our graduating students priority (one copy). Please drop off your check by Friday, May 31st to hold your year book copy, or contact the office.

We can place an additional order if more year books are needed.

Enjoy!

Teacher Appreciation Lunch 2019

Dear Kigala Parents,

Thank you so much for a wonderful teacher appreciation lunch, and for your generous gifts.

We enjoyed the delicious food, the beautiful set up, decoration, and the great team, who made sure that we feel special and appreciated.

Thank you! We appreciate you!

Your Kigala Team

    

Summer Camp 2019

Our Kigala Preschool Summer Camp 2019 Program is fast approaching, June 10 – August 2, 2019

It’s time to chill for the summer – sign up your little ones for Kigala Summer Camp!

Jam packed with fun weekly themes, our Summer Program creates opportunities for your child to explore and learn in our beautiful multi-language community preschool, with shaded outdoor classroom and art atelier. Themes include Under Construction, Once Upon A Time, What’s Cooking, Outdoor Madness, Art around the World, Space Is The Place, Little Scientist, and Camping.

Programs are in English. Summer hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm or 4pm.

DOWNLOAD Kigala SUMMER CAMP FLYER HERE

Secure your place, and  Contact Us to enroll TODAY!

Set in Santa Monica, Kigala Preschool offers half and full day Summer Programs for children ages 2 – 6. Visit our Summer Camp Page for more info OR CONTACT KIGALA.

We look forward to sharing the summer with you!

Community Gathering at Virginia Park

Dear Kigala Families,

Thank you for joining our community picnic at Virginia park last week, and for the delicious food contributions! What a great turn out! The California sun so generously came back midday and smiled upon us during our time together at the park. 🙂

It was heartwarming to see our Kigala students, alumni, siblings, parents, and staff members play, chat and have fun together. Kids were playing soccer, tossing bean bags, running around on the grass, enjoying the playground. Moms, dads, caregivers and staff were chatting and connecting, and some dads tossing … I don’t remember what kind of objects … into teacher David’s special self-made animal cracker creation. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Many thanks to teacher David for an adventurous set up of games, teacher Simone for the weaving activity, which turned into a “snail city,” teacher James for leading the soccer team, and teachers Nadine and Sofia for mixing and mingling. Thank you teachers Claudia, Patricia and Nadine for covering the 5:30 pm extended day shift. You guys rock!

Snail City Weaving Project
Snail City Weaving Project

More photos of this special community event can be found in your Kigala Community email.

Hope you had as much fun as we did!

Your Kigala Team

KIGALA OPEN HOUSE TODAY! 10AM-12:30AM

KIGALA OPEN HOUSE TODAY! 10AM-12:30AM

Come rain, wind or shine, our Open House is ON and OPEN for business!! Be adventurous and enjoy Kigala International experience.

Tour our multi-language preschool for children ages 2-6, with indoor/ outdoor classrooms & Art Atelier.

Activities include jumper, petting zoo, arts & crafts, face painting, food & refreshments. Meet currently enrolled & alumni families to hear their Kigala experience. Come see our Outdoor Classroom, an approved Demonstration Site.

Set in Santa Monica, Kigala offers half and full day programs, where your children can play and learn in an immersive and fun filled community school environment. Kigala is the only preschool in the Santa Monica area offering Spanish, German and English Programs.

Bring the whole family, invite your friends. We look forward to celebrating open house success with you!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

OPEN HOUSE REMINDER

KIGALA OPEN HOUSE

Saturday March 2, 10a to 12:30p.

Kigala Parents, we previously sent out some news that included an incorrect event time, apologies!
Our Open House on Saturday March 2, is from 10:00am to 12:30pm.
 
Parents, please remember to sign up to volunteer for the Open House, if you haven’t already. Sign up sheet is in the hall – we appreciate our Kigala community rallying for this event.
We look forward to seeing everyone. It’s going to be a “wunderbar fiesta.”