November 2014 Enews
   California Kindergarten Association
November 2014
33rd Annual PK1 Conference!

There's Still Time to Register!  Come and enjoy up to three days of activities that you will not want to miss including TK and Common Core in-depth workshops during our PreConference Institute, keynote speakers Ken Wesson and Dr. Jean and the new Blogger Fiesta featuring Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills and more of your favorite bloggers! Click here for our conference web page which includes the conference brochure, online registration and online hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency. 
Principals Free!  Would you like your principal to spend more time in kindergarten? Bring them with you to the conference free of charge with ONE paid registration from the same school. Along will all the exciting options our conference has to offer, they can attend a special principals' session offered by Jim Grant, 25 Things Every Administrator Should Know About Early Childhood. Please write "administrator" at the top of the principal's conference registration form.

Exhibitors Countdown! 6 spaces left and counting! The PK1 Conference Committee invites you to exhibit your educational materials. We will be expecting approximately 1000 participants this year - kindergarten, preschool and early primary teachers, administrators, parents and leaders. Click here for exhibit information.

CKA Professional Development Workshop
Granite Bay - November 15th!

Oakhills Elementary in Granite Bay was the site of another outstanding professional development workshop Saturday, November 15th. Featuring Heidi Butkus, Common Core Tools, Tips & Tricks for TK, K and 1st Grade  covered everything from language arts, math, writing and more! 


Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops in Spring 2015.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact the CKA office at

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When you click on the Amazon link on CKA's website home page and purchase anything at all on Amazon, CKA will receive a percentage of the sale.  Shopping this way costs you nothing extra but can make a world of difference for us!

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Become part of a network of educators who want early childhood education to be the best it can be!  CKA members can look forward to:
  • TKP Implementation
  • Common Core State Standards lesson plans
  • More You Tube videos
  • More offerings on our website's Members Only Portal
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