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4 November 2022

Happy Friday Kipling Families!

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to our Halloween parade! It was great seeing the excitement on the student's faces as they waved and saw adults that they knew. Back in the classroom, students have been practicing their problem-solving and teamwork skills as they work collaboratively. Teachers throughout the building are giving students tools to support them as they work together to achieve a common goal.

Just a reminder the clocks fall back an hour on Sunday, November 6th at 2 am and there is NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 8th and there IS SCHOOL on Friday, November 11th.

Hope you have the chance to get outside and enjoy the unusually warm weather with your family.

Hannah Eagle

Assistant Principal

Kipling Elementary

SEL Spotlight (Social Emotional Learning)

Some of our classrooms have been using words of affirmation during their morning meeting to help prepare the students for the day. Words of affirmation help to promote self-esteem and a growth mindset, giving students phrases they can use when they are faced with a challenge. They have used phrases such as “I forgive myself for my mistakes” and “I choose my own attitude”.

Special Someone Day

Friday, Nov. 11th is Special Someone Day!!

A few reminders:

*If you haven't done so, Please Click here by Wednesday 11/9/22 to sign up.

*ONLY pre-registered "special someones" whose name is on the form will be allowed to attend. PLEASE BRING A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

*The adult should arrive through the school's front center doors 10 minutes before the grade's specific time to sign in.

Kindergarten: 9:00-9:30am

1st Grade: 9:45-10:15am

2nd Grade: 10:30-11:00am

5th Grade: 11:15-11:45am

3rd Grade: 1:00-1:30pm

4th Grade: 2:00-2:30p

*Our guests will be asked to leave the building through the 4th grade (west end) doors.

*Please park in a legal parking spot.

*PLEASE notify the office ASAP if the Special Person changes so that we are expecting them.

*The Book Fair will be open!! Please enjoy it

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up is now open. Please click here to access the sign-up links.

Conferences will be held on the evening of Monday, November 21st, and during school hours on Tuesday, November 22nd. Families should indicate whether they plan to attend the conference in person or via Zoom.

We hope that families who choose to travel during the week of Thanksgiving will take advantage of the virtual conference option and sign up for a time slot during our teachers' designated conference times.

It is our practice to host one conference per child.

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Seeking Cultures to Showcase!

The first Kipling Cultural Collection display is up and it looks awesome! Thank you so much to the Lombardo family for teaching us all about your Sicilian culture and heritage. Please watch his video to learn more about his culture!

In an effort to ensure inclusion of diverse populations and perspectives, we are looking for other Kipling families to use the Kipling Cultural Collection to teach the Kipling community about your culture! Display objects may include 6-8 traditional or cultural objects, a family video describing the significance of each object, recipe, flag, map, music, etc - anything to bring your vibrant culture to life!

If you and your family are interested in sharing your culture with the Kipling community, please complete this brief form. If you sign up, a member of our committee will be in contact about next steps.

Winter Greeting Card Contest

Calling all Artists! Submit a Winter Themed Work of Art for a chance to be featured on Hyatt Regency Deerfield's Holiday Greeting Card! One winner will be chosen from each DPS109 elementary school. Art for this contest will be done outside of school. Submit your entry to Ms. Foran no later than Friday, November 11th! Happy creating! Contest Flyer Here

Kipling PTO and Upcoming BOOKFAIR!

-The PTO Bookfair is coming soon! Please click on the link for more information and mark your calendars for November 10-11th!

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

Deerfield High School Fundraising Opportunity

Please see the linked information about a fundraising opportunity organized by former DPS109 students and current Deerfield High School Student Council members. Thank you!

District Communication

109 Gives Back Food Drive Starts Soon!

Mark your calendars and check your cupboards and pantries! Our 3rd annual Food & Supply Drive benefiting the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry is right around the corner. Collections will be taken at all six schools the week of November 7-11. Look for more details next week.

Deerfield Park District and Community News

The Deerfield Park District runs all of our before and after school programs. Linked here is the brochure & information for sign up. Please contact the Park District, 847-945-0650, if you have questions.

The board of Deerfield Family Theater, a non-profit program of the Deerfield Park District, is proud to announce our production of Big Fish. We hope your students, parents, and staff will join us for this touching, larger-than-life tale about the bond between a parent and a child and the power of storytelling.

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • November 8th - No School

  • November 10th-11th - PTO Bookfair!

  • November 11th - School IN Session

  • November 11th - Special Someone Day

  • November 15th - Picture Retake Day

  • November 16th - 5th Grade Evening Concert @ 5:30-6:30pm

  • November 17th - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

  • November 21st - Parent Teacher Conferences (Evening)

  • November 22nd - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • November 23rd-25th - No School