Mrs. Vranjes, our Kitayama librarian, received $1000 in donations from Target for new books this year. She used the money to purchase popular series books, as well as others. Even better, the donation was matched by Kitayama's wonderful PTA! Thanks so much for the support for our budding and avid readers, PTA and Target!

Own the 2013-2014 Yearbook
Tom Kitayama Elementary School
For the reasonable price of $12, you can take home Kitayama memories to share with your family for years to come!


* 68 page, full color

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Mrs. Debono and Mrs. Saavedra were honored as Certificated and Classified employees of the year at last night's board meeting.

Last night, Mrs. Kim Debono and Mrs. Lucy Saavedra (affectionately known as "Miss Lucy") were honored at the board meeting as the Certificated and Classified employees of the year. Certificated and Classified employees are nominated by teachers, parents and classified employees, and the staff votes on the nominees. Read More… »»

KitayamaElementary School science specialist Legratta Banks received a mini-grant of $2,635, for the school’s Go Green Science Club, designed to generate eco-conscience among students, staff and community. The club will help keep the school clean and spearhead recycling and beautification projects.

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Come join us at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room for food, company and entertainment, then stay to peruse our auction baskets in the Media Center. Proceeds go directly to classrooms for field trips and classroom supplies. Hope to see you there!

The Kitayama Read-A-Thon begins next week, and runs for the whole week of March, in honor of Dr. Seuss! Download the reading log calendar below to record your total minutes read for the day.

  • Kindergarten: 15-30 minutes
  • 1st and 2nd grade: 20-40 minutes
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade: 30-60 minutes

Of course, since reading is fun you can always read more than is recommended. Read More… »»

The Annual Report is in for the fundraising Kitayama did to help save baby sea turtles! We raised the most money of any other school. To download the report, please click the link below. Thanks again to Mrs. Debono for organizing this fundraiser!

Over 70 families showed up on January 29th to enjoy a wealth of math activities. Topics covered were problem solving activities with Ms. Banks, Chromebooks with Ms. Debono, gumdrop structures with Ms. Tran, math facts with Mr. Muñoz, scavenger hunt with Ms. Marquez, and book making with Ms. Roberts. Special thanks to the Logan volunteers for helping out, Ms. Tarantino, Ms, Frye and Ms. Vranjes for adding additional support, and to our fabulous custodial staff! Kitayama bears showed that math can be fun! Read More… »»

On this rainy Wednesday morning, please remember to drive extra carefully, so we can keep all of our students and Kitayama families safe!

Please do not park and leave your car in the drop off zone.

Please do not park in the disabled parking spots unless you have a placard.

Please remember that supervision on campus begins at 7:45. If you are dropping off your children before 7:45, you must stay with them until supervision begins, unless they attend morning Kids First.

Thanks for being safe, respectful and responsible!


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