19 May 2023
Happy Friday Kipling Families,
We are quickly approaching the conclusion of this school year - I cannot believe we are down to the final 2.5 weeks. For those of you who attended our incredible K-2 Art Show last night, you can see the hard work and creative energy of our students and staff are still shining through as we approach June 7th. Thank you to Ms. Foran for all of the effort you give and the dedication you have for our school community. Our hallways are colorful, fun, and motivating for everyone who walks through our school - most importantly, our students.
All my best to you and your families over the weekend!
Mr. Matthew O. Lombardo, NBCT
Kipling Elementary School
-Our final PTO meeting of the year will be on Friday, June 2 from 9:30-10:30 at Kipling.
-Pizza and Kona Ice! Please join the PTO and all Kipling Families for a fun event when school lets out on Wednesday June 7th from 11:40am-1:40pm!
Students Not Returning to Kipling for 2023-2024
A Book a Day in May Challenge
During the month of May we are challenging EVERY classroom to read a book a day. The books we are reading have a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Social Emotional topics. Our goal is to challenge our thinking, see the world through different lenses, understand and appreciate different perspectives and experiences, and strengthen our social emotional skills.
Our district’s core values state the following: “We embrace people of all identities, races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, abilities, orientations, education levels, national origins, or any other distinguishing characteristics.” As such, the age-appropriate books we will share with students may feature diverse characters that represent this core value. If you have any questions or would like your child to not participate, please let Mr. Lombardo and/or your teacher know.
We hope that each classroom enjoys reading and discussing some REALLY GREAT books. Thank you, Ms. Thurman, for organizing this fun literacy event for our school this month!
The Bravest Warrior Book - Available for Purchase!
Storytime for Ms. Schippers
5th Grade Parents Save the Dates
District 109 Communication
DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshops
All of our Spring DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshops are available on the DPS109 website. Thank you to all the parents and family members who watched these workshops and thank you to Dr. Doug Bolton for your partnership!
3rd-5th Grade Boys Basketball Camp at Deerfield High School
Hello Deerfield Families! Once again Deerfield Boys Basketball is excited to announce that summer camps are running during the summer of 2023. We have our traditional team camps along with a week offering specific to improving shooting fundamentals which we are calling our "Shooting Camp." All the information you need about our different camp offerings is contained in the Google Doc linked in this email. A link to the registration page for summer camps (which is live on the Deerfield Athletics Web page) is also contained in the Google Doc. Please go to this document for all information:
Of note: Our youth camp for those entering 4th - 8th grades will not start until Wednesday June 7 to accommodate the elementary school calendar.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you and hope to have your son join us this summer.
Deerfield Park District and Community News
Upcoming Important Dates
May 25th - Regular Board of Education Meeting @ District Office, 7pm
May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
May 30th - Kipling Field Day!
June 2nd - PTO Meeting @ Kipling, 9:30am
June 2nd - 5th Grade Picnic during their lunch/recess time
June 5th - 5th Grade Visit to Tour Shepard Middle School
June 7th - 5th Grade Send-Off Breakfast @ Kipling, 7:30am-8:30am
June 7th - Final Day of School, 1/2 Day, 11:40am Dismissal