Kendall News

December 2, 2019

Newsletter Highlights:

  • 5Essentials Survey
  • E-Learning Days
  • Third-Party Educational Programs
  • PTA Points
  • Save the Dates!

We Need Your Feedback

Kendall currently has a 9% response rate from our parents. Please consider completing the survey as we value your input!

Parents across Illinois once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit

2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)

3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Thank you for your feedback.

E-Learning Days

All of our classes discussed E-Learning days last Friday, November 22nd. Now we just wait for the snow!

If you have questions about how E-Learning days will work for your child, please reach out to his/her classroom teacher.

Please know that the implementation of E-Learning days will be an on-going process that will improve with time. We anticipate there may be hiccups (families without power/wifi, teachers without power/wifi, links that aren't live, etc.). Please be patient as this is not an event we can truly practice until it happens. We will learn and improve with each E-Learning Day we have.

Third-Party Educational Programs

The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Kendall: Chess Scholars; Let's Build It; MusicStart

Kendall: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Kendall PTA Points

Holiday Special from Artsonia!

Please remember that you are able to order custom keepsakes with your child’s artwork as holiday gifts for family and friends. Right now, you can get 25% off any one item. Look for a flier with more information to come home with your child soon. Please note, order by December 16th at the latest for Christmas delivery.

Panera Restaurant Night

Take a break from holiday shopping and stop at Panera (on Rt 59, in front of Hobby Lobby) for soup, salad, or a snack! On Saturday, December 14th, Panera will donate 20% of the proceeds from your purchase to Kendall PTA when you dine between 4-8 p.m.! Enter promo code PRFUND when you order online or for rapid pick-up!

Holiday Skate Night

Don your holiday apparel, and join other Kendall families for a Winter Skate Night on Tuesday, December 17th, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Aurora Skate! Admission is $6.00 plus $4.00 for regular or inline skate rental. (You may bring your own skates). Feel free to invite friends as participants need not attend Kendall!

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After School Enrichment


Kendall Elementary PTA is offering its students an after school enrichment program beginning January 21, 2020 and will run until February 21, 2020. We are offering 7 Classes this session! These programs are developed and supervised by staff members and are tuition based. Teachers have worked to develop fun, meaningful activities that will be held right here at school.

These classes fill up QUICKLY so don't delay in registering for the one you want. Please bring in ONE payment for all classes registered for and attach your email confirmation that will be emailed to you after registration.

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PTA International Family Night

The Kendall PTA proudly presents the 3rd Annual Multicultural Family Night

Wednesday, January 29th

5:30 - 8:30PM

Kendall Elementary is a diverse community comprised of many ethnicities and cultural traditions. Come Discover our TALENTS, Connect with each other, and Celebrate our culture!

3rd Annual Multicultural Family Night

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Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

Anyone can nominate a District 204 staff member for the A+ Award. Nominations must include an essay (of 50-500 words) describing how this staff member has positively impacted students. We strongly encourage student nominations. Parent, alumni and community nominations are also welcomed.

Click here to submit a nomination for a staff member who goes above and beyond to make a difference for our students.

Save the Dates!


PTA Panera Night

Saturday, December 14th 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

PTA Skate Night

Tuesday, December 17th 6:00 - 8:00

Aurora Skate Center

Patriot Power Spirit Day

Wednesday, December 18th

End of Second Quarter

Friday, December 20th

No School

Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd - Winter Break

Monday, January 6th - School Improvement Planning Day

School Resumes

Tuesday, January 7th