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!


Location: James Logan High School
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $20 per person/$350 per team

The 2014 Clinic is dedicated to Coach Berny Wagner. Clinic speakers this year will include John Carlos, Kenny Harrison, Mac Wilkins, Michael Powell, Karin Smith, Eddie Hart, Andre Phillips, Crazy George, and many more!

For more information please call Coach Lee Webb at 510-304-7172 or email at or visit the website at

It was standing room only at the Winter Concert this Wednesday Night. Our own Kitayama Bears performed their hearts out with voices, drums, recorders and even ukeleles! Parents and teachers joined in, snapping photos, and snapping up bake sale treats to the tune of more than $400, all of which goes toward our school's music program.

A special thanks to all that made this evening possible:

Mr. Weinmann, Mr. B, Mrs.Mckelvey, Mrs. Sayavong, our PTA parents--Mr./Mrs. Tracy and Sean Kilbride Mr.and Mrs. Johnson Read More… »»

Kitayama will be holding our Family Math Night on Wednesday, Jan. 29th in the evening - 6:00. Workshop and math stations will be facilitated by our very own amazing Kitayama teachers.  Spanish translation also provided.   We will all meet in the school's multi-purpose room first (a.k.a. the cafeteria).  Read More… »»

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