Weekly News from Kimball Hill

WEEK of November 15, 2021

Message from the Principal


Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to ALL who have served in the US military; those that are here and have passed. I wanted to share the newsletter earlier on this special day to honor our parents and family members that are Veterans.

For many years, it has been a tradition at Kimball Hill that 4th grade classes participate in a performance in honor of Veterans Day. With performances currently still on hold across the district, we have found new ways to provide performance opportunities. We hope you enjoy the medley of songs that represent the 5 branches of the US Military led by Mrs. Dean.


Please see our Important Dates below for upcoming activities. As a reminder, please schedule your parent/teacher conference with your child's teacher if you haven't already done so. We are offering a virtual option this year for those parents that are unable to attend in person.

In an effort to maintain a safe and efficient dismissal, I would like to kindly remind parents to follow our school dismissal procedures. Drop off and pick up on Meadow Dr are prohibited. Your support in keeping our students safe is greatly appreciated.


As always, please reach out to me anytime with questions, concerns or feedback. Enjoy the weekend!


Warmly,

Michelle LaCamera

lacamerm@ccsd15.net

PTA Meeting Reminder

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 17th at 6:30pm. Please click on the Google Meet link below.

https://meet.google.com/xib-hbxm-hqp?hs=122&authuser=0



You can sign up to be a PTA member through this link: https://kimballhillpta.memberhub.com/store

Please also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimballHillPta

Please email the khpta1@gmail.com for questions.

School Fundraisers

Please click on the attachments below to see details for our Holiday sign fundraiser; as well as our Chipotle fundraiser, hosted by the PTA. We appreciate your continued support!

Holiday Store

We are excited to announce our virtual holiday store will be back this year. We will have more information soon!

Food Pantry

If you are in need of additional assistance, please see attachment below.

Outdoor Recess District Procedures

Please see our district-wide outdoor procedures below. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please send me an email; lacamerm@ccsd15.net


Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should dress appropriately for the weather. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.

  • Staff members provide playground supervision. If students are not following behavior expectations, a staff member will address the behavior with the student(s). Based on the behavior, the child may speak to an administrator.
    Cold weather: Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.

  • Warm weather: Students will be outside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is below 100 degrees. Students will be inside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is 100 degrees or above.
    Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.

En espanol Recess

Los estudiantes generalmente salen al recreo todos los días, por lo que deben vestirse adecuadamente por el clima. Solo se hacen excepciones cuando un niño/a trae una nota del médico que lo excusa del recreo al aire libre.

Los miembros del personal proporcionan supervisión en el patio de recreo. Si los estudiantes no siguen las expectativas de comportamiento, un miembro del personal abordará el comportamiento con el/los estudiante/s. Según el comportamiento, el niño/a será enviado a hablar con un administrador.

Clima frío: El recreo interior se determina según las siguientes pautas:

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es inferior a 0°F, todos los estudiantes permanecerán adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, está entre 0°-10° F, el procedimiento preferido es una rotación de 20 minutos para el almuerzo, un recreo al aire libre de 20 minutos y un recreo interior de 20 minutos. Sin embargo, a discreción del director, los estudiantes pueden permanecer adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es superior a 10°F, los estudiantes tendrán un recreo regular al aire libre.

Tiempo de calor: Los estudiantes estarán afuera para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es inferior a 100 grados. Los estudiantes estarán adentro para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es de 100 grados o más.

Otras consideraciones en las que se permite el recreo interior incluyen la condición del patio de recreo y la presencia de precipitaciones.

Para el recreo en interiores, los estudiantes son supervisados ​​en sus aulas.

  • oor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms.

Dates to Remember


  • November 15--20th- PTA Holiday Sign & Share Fundraiser
  • November 16 & 17- School Store Visit
  • November 18- Cougar Rally
  • November 19- School-wide Celebration (if we make our goal)
  • November 22 & Nov 23- No School- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 24-26- No School- Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29- Chipotle Dine & Share
  • Virtual Holiday Gift Shop- details soon

School Hours

School Hours: 8:45am-3:25pm


Morning Kindergarten: 8:45am-11:20am, Fridays: 8:45am-10:55am


Fridays: 8:45am-2:35pm

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:50-3:25pm, Fridays: 12:25pm-2:35pm

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadows Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008

lacamerm@ccsd15.net


847-963-5200

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