Happy Friday Kipling Families

September 15th, 2016

“Be alert to give service–what counts most in life is what we do for others.”
– Unknown

Check Out All The Fun From Our Week at Kipling

Hi Kipling Families,

We are happy to share some great news from this week. Kipling Elementary has won two new awards. Today Mr. McConnell was happy to accept an award of excellence from the Illinois Chapter National School Public Relations (INSPRA), for our school video was produced last year.

In addition, we also received a call from the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ILASCD) late yesterday afternoon that Kipling Elementary is one of a select few schools in the state that have been recognized as a Whole Child Initiative School. More information on this soon. Kipling staff will be on hand to accept the award at the ASCD annual conference in late October.

I also want to say a special thank you to all of our PTO volunteers that have been working so hard to get our composting/recycling program off the ground. Our students have come a long way in a short time in learning what goes where in the lunchroom thanks to their hard work.

Kipling Welcomes Muriel Summers on October 20th

Kipling Elementary School is pleased to welcome Muriel Summers on October 20th at 8pm at Kipling Elementary School. Muriel is the principal at A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina. Muriel is known for being the creator of The Leader in Me, having first started it at her school in Raleigh. Inspiring Learners to Be Leaders: An Evening with Muriel Summers will be an opportunity for our community to hear from the person that started the program that is helping so many Kipling students and students around the world develop the habits and skills they need for a successful future.

Kipling Parents, Faculty, and 4th/5th Grade Student Leaders- Sign Up To Volunteer For Pumpkinfest

Please use the link below to volunteer to work at Pumpkinfest this year! Pumpkinfest needs over 200 volunteers to make it successful! The shifts are 1 hour 15 minutes long this year and you can use the link below to sign up for the time that works for you. Feel free to include where you would like to volunteer in the comments section (i.e. game, sell food, sell tickets) and we will try to accommodate your request.

Please sign up for Pumpkinfest Volunteers 2016
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/ErVz4R
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Pumpkinfest Volunteer Committee

Kelley Weiss, Sarah Hazan, and Allison Blitz

Lobby Guard is Up and Running - Remember to Bring Your Id's

Our Lobby Guard system is at full implementation now at Kipling School. Please remember that if you are visiting the school to volunteer, attend a meeting, or visit your child's classroom you will need an id.

Receiving Text Messages (3rd Posting)

You must opt in to receive text messages from the school or District 109. We do not send these messages often, but use this method of communication when it is important (for emergency situations such as weather-related school closings or bus delays, for example).

You opt in by adding your cell phone number and notifications preferences through the Skylert tab of the left navigation bar in Family Access.

Then, scroll down and enter your cell phone number(s) under Text Message Numbers. We recommend you check all boxes to ensure you receive important notifications. Even if you have a cell phone number entered elsewhere in Family Access, you must enter it here, in the Skylert area, to receive text notifications.

Final September Offering From The Deerfield Parent Network

Screenagers Movie Screening: Deerfield Parent Network hosts its first event of the year, a screening of the movie Screenagers, which investigates the struggles families face with social media, video games and internet addiction.
September 20, Deerfield High School Auditorium, 7:00pm

Mark Your Calendars

9/19 - Kipling 5th Graders to Camp Duncan

9/19 - Board of Education Meeting

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