Keeping Up with Kipling!

November 5, 2021

No School Thursday, November 11th!

Hello, Kipling Cougar Families!


I hope you had a wonderful week!


We had a lot going on this week! First and foremost, we were able to enjoy the 3rd grade concert! It was great to have a group of students singing together again. They did beautifully despite some minor technology challenges. That was the first live streamed concert like that in the district!


We are also getting used to our new lunch routines. So far so good.


I wanted to let you know that Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. If you have not yet signed up for a conference, please do so right away.


Also, next Friday's spirit day is a new one for us. It is Positive Shirt day. We have noticed that many students have shirts that have good messages on them (Be Kind!, Choose Kindness, etc.). We thought it would be fun to have a day when our school has positive messages all over the place. If your child has one of those shirts, please invite him or her to wear it on Friday, November 12th.


As always, please let me know if you have any questions.


Have a great week!


Andy Elbert

Principal

Kipling Elementary School

Family Access Unavailable

Skyward Family Access will be unavailable between now and November 19th so that grades can be entered. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Kristin Neu (kneu@dps109.org).

109 Gives Back Food & Supply Drive Update!

One week down, three days to go! We are accepting donations to benefit the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry. Even though each school has been given some items to focus on, we will accept all non-perishable donations! Monetary donations will also be accepted. Look for a link at www.dps109.org/109givesback.

Kipling PTO BOOK FAIR: 11/8-11/10

Book Fair

The Kipling Book Fair is back! This year, our Book Fair will look different from a safety perspective, but it will still offer an abundance of amazing books for our kids. We are offering 3 ways for you to purchase books:


OPTION 1: IN-PERSON SHOPPING

Sign-up for a time slot to shop in-person on one of the following days. Time spots are for 30 minutes and spaces are limited. Sign-up at: https://signup.com/go/YHtjPWV


  • Monday, November 8th: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, November 9th: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, November 10th: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM


OPTION 2: WISH LIST FULFILLMENT - NEW OPTION FOR 2021

On Tuesday, November 9th, the students will be previewing the books and creating Wish Lists. Your child will bring home a copy of their Wish List with an attached envelope (There will also be a Seesaw picture of your child’s Wish List should they not bring the paper copy home.).


  • Choose the items you would like to purchase;

  • Follow the directions for payment; and

  • Send your child with the envelope containing your order and choice of payment (Credit Card, Check Or Zelle) back to school on Wednesday, November 10th.


Our volunteers will fulfill the order for your child. Books will be sent home on Wednesday or Friday of that week.


Note: We must receive your order with payment no later than Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 PM.


OPTION 3: ONLINE BOOK FAIR

Books will be available to buy online November 8, 2021 through November 21, 2021. Please use the following link in order for the books to be purchased through the Kipling Book Fair:


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kiplingelementaryschool.


Teacher Wish Lists

You will have an opportunity to buy books for your child’s classroom listed on their teacher’s wish list either by shopping in-person or through our wish list fulfillment option.


All For Books

Help us ensure as many children as possible have access to and receive books. By participating in the All For Books program, we are able to meet this goal by providing books for kids in our community through our Angel Fund and for kids at Restored Hope as a part of Kipling’s Holiday Gift Drive. In addition, Scholastic matches our monetary donations and distributes books to kids in need through various organizations.

Your child brought home a baggie on November 1st, which was attached to the Book Fair Flyer. Please use this baggie (or any ziplock baggie in your house) to send in loose change or dollars by November 10th.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to:

Joey Rosen at 847.902.7106 / rosen.joey@gmail.com; or

Susan Cooper at 847.471.1211 / susancooper1211@gmail.com

Deerfield High Schools Annual Charity Drive

The School Chest group would like to invite you to participate in their annual fundraiser. Please click on this link for more information. Thank you in advance for your support.