Cougar Clips

3 March 2023

Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Monday. See everyone Tuesday morning!

The Good Stuff!

Attention 5th Grade Families: Upcoming World Languages Webinar

As a 6th grader, your child will have a choice of which world language course they would like to take at Caruso or Shepard. District 109 offers Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Mandarin. More information about all of the language options can be found here.

You are invited to attend a Zoom meeting on March 7th from 7-7:30 PM so you can learn more about the course options. Following the meeting, all incoming 6th-grade parents will receive a link to the presentation along with a link to select their child's world language preference. World language preferences are due by April 6th.

5th Grade Parent Webinar Zoom Link

5 Essentials Survey - We need at least 20% Parent Participation to Generate a Report. We currently have a 10% Completion Rate.

This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, it allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Your responses also help guide district improvement.

To take the Parent Survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey to begin. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Kipling PTO

-Please sign up for your PTO Membership now! Click HERE to sign up if you have not already!

District 109 Communication

Kindergarten Registration For 2023-2024 is Now Open!

Have an incoming kindergartener (or know someone who does?) The registration process for the upcoming school year is now open and the earlier we know who is coming, the better we can plan! Just go to to learn how to begin the process. Please reach out to our registrar, Rosa Castillo ( with any questions.

Upcoming Important Dates

        • March 6th - No School

        • March 10th - Kipling Musical Evening Performance

        • March 11th - Kipling Musical Saturday Performance

        • March 16th - Board of Education Meeting at District Office - 7pm

        • March 27th-March 31st - Spring Break