Home of the Cougars: Week of 7/31/23
Message from the Principal
Dear Kimball Hill Families,
I hope everyone is doing well and having an enjoyable summer vacation! It is hard to believe that we are approaching August and the new school year is almost upon us. I would like to welcome all of our new and returning families to Kimball Hill and the 2023-2024 school year. I am confident that with our supportive parents, hard working staff and the BEST children; we will have an amazing school year filled with lots of learning and fun!
I am excited to begin my seventh year at Kimball Hill as a PROUD Administrator and my twenty-second year in education. I am thrilled to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Amber Danielczyk, to the Kimball Hill team. Mrs. Danielczyk is an experienced educator and administrator who has dedicated twenty-four years to the students and families of District 15. We are eager to get started and work together with parents and staff to ensure a positive, successful 2023-24 school year for ALL.
All students return back to school on August 17th & 18th. Students in grades 1-6 will return to school on Thursday, August 17th. Kindergarten and Pre-school (ECDEC) classes will begin Friday, August 18th. School hours are posted below.
We are excited to share that during the summer months at Kimball Hill, our school library was remodeled and the final touches are currently being done. Cameras are being installed in the hallways and lunchroom. We have painted many classrooms and added artwork within some areas of the school. Our custodians have been working extra hard deep cleaning all areas of our school and beautifying our exterior grounds. The school is looking good and will be ready for the arrival of our students soon.
Please be on the look out for school specific procedures prior to the start of school!
We look forward to seeing you all during “Meet the Teacher” on Tuesday, August 14th from 1:45pm-2:30pm. Enjoy the remainder of summer!
Kimball Hill Principal
- Back to School Bash (details soon)- August 30th
- Meet the Teacher-Monday, August 14th 1:45-2:30 pm
- First Day of School Grades 1-6-Thursday, August 17th
- First Day of School ECDEC & KDG students-Friday, August 18th
- Parent Orientation-Thursday, August 24th
- No School-Monday, September 4th Labor Day
- Picture Day- September 7th
- Picture Day Retakes- October 19th
Visit the District 15 Calendar for more information!
Meet the Teacher
All teacher assignments will be available in your parent portal later in August. Be on the look out for a communication from our District office with more information. Great care is taken during the class development process with many factors taken into consideration, therefore, we are unable to make any teacher changes. All of our teachers are committed to maintaining a safe and caring environment for all students, so I can assure you that your child will be in good hands.
“Meet the Teacher” will take place on August 14th at 1:45pm-2:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, learn about the expectations for the school year and see your child’s classroom. If you are unable to make this event, please feel free to email your child's teacher to connect at a later time. School supply lists are available on our district website and linked here for your convenience School Supply Lists. You may bring labeled supplies at this time or you can send with your child on the first day.
We are a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) school and strive to be kind and respectful community members. We expect all students and staff to model exceptional behavior through our motto: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. We recognize and celebrate our students’ successes with demonstrating exceptional behavior in the following ways:
Students earn Paws when demonstrating behavior that goes above and beyond expectations.
Monthly, students will have an opportunity to trade in the PAWs at our school store for small trinket items and/or a variety of coupons of their choice (pajama day, lunch with the Principal, bring a stuffed animal to school etc).
Monthly school behavior goals are set.
If goals are met, the school earns a school-wide celebration, ideas generated by students.
Classrooms are recognized for outstanding behavior by Specials teachers and areas outside the classroom.
Goal setting and recognizing expected behavior helps us increase positive behavior and unity. I am proud to share during the 2022 -2023 school year, our monthly school goals were met every month! We look forward to the same level of success this year! To support this goal, please continue to help us talk with your child about ways to spread kindness and strategies to use when solving problems.
News from Nurse Opper
We are excited to introduce our new nurse, Sarah Opper who comes with great nursing experience and is a proud parent of District 15 children.
Please kindly drop off any needed forms and medications to our Nurse's Office any time between now and August 17th. Please take a moment to review the important medical information below. We look forward to a healthy and happy school year!
All students new to District 15 will require a current physical exam with all immunizations up to date (Certificate of Child Health Examination), and students new to the State of Illinois will require an eye examination. This form is available in the school office, online, and here: State of Illinois Eye Examination Report.
All students should provide proof of immunizations by October 15, 2022 or the student will be excluded from school. The list of current immunizations can be found on the district website here: IDPH Health Requirements.
Students with health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy/seizures, severe allergies, and diabetes require the emergency action plan completed by their physician along with the Medication Administration Forms, signed by the physician and parent, for any medications required at school. Please bring these forms and medications on or before the first day of school. These forms are available in the school office, online, and here.
Diabetic Medical Management Plans must be brought in along with medication and supplies prior to or on the first day of school in order for the student to attend. If your child requires any of these health documents and you have not done so already, please kindly make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the above requirements, you may contact our school office.
Breakfast & Lunch Information
Both breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students who would like to eat the food served each day. Students at Kimball Hill are offered FREE breakfast and lunch daily starting the first day of school as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, funded by the federal government. Students may bring a lunch from home if they prefer to do so.
What does this mean for families attending the CEP school like Kimball Hill?
Again, all enrolled students will receive a free breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household. Your child(ren) will be able to participate without having to pay a fee, but we ask that you still complete the Fee Waiver form here (Spanish form) to determine if your family qualifies for other financial assistance such as school fees, athletic, and activity fee waivers. Again, completing the application is still necessary for other programs and assists with funding for educational programs in District 15.
Information from our Nutritional Services Department may be found HERE for your review.
We will be hosting our Parent Orientation Night on Thursday, August 24th. Our schedule for the evening is listed below. Teachers look forward to sharing learning plans and expectations for the school year. This is an informational evening for parents/guardians ONLY. Thank you for saving the date!
5:30-6:15 pm-Grades K-2
6:15-7:00 pm-Grades 3-6
Welcome to the start of an exciting new school year! The Kimball Hill PTA is excited to collaborate with parents, families, and staff to reach our goals this year of providing family programming and supporting students' social-emotional health and wellbeing.
We have a new PTA board this year: Jamie Kanas, President; Kerstynn Glonke, Vice-President; Melisa Ryzner, Treasurer, and Hollie Muir, Secretary. We look forward to partnering with you this school year!
The PTA is planning on bringing back popular events like the Back to School Bash, Trunk or Treat, and the Talent Show, but we need your partnership to be successful! Please consider becoming a member of the Kimball Hill PTA by visiting the link below. We invite you to attend meetings, join committees, and volunteer as little or as much as you wish!
Click here to join:
Click on the PDF below to see the exciting things happening. Big thanks to our PTA!
Registration for ALL STUDENTS
If you are not fully registered, please complete registration ASAP! You can visit our registration page (www.ccsd15.net/Registration) to complete this process. The district uses our enrollment numbers to determine staffing at each of our schools. It is extremely important this is completed ASAP. Your child's teacher will not be assigned unless you are fully enrolled.
Dual Kindergarten, Grades 1st-6th
- Monday-Thursday: 8:25 am – 3:05 pm
- Friday: 8:25 am – 2:15 pm
- Monday-Thursday: 8:25 am – 11:00 am
- Friday: 8:25 am – 10:35 am
- Monday-Thursday: 12:30 pm – 3:05 pm
- Friday: 12:05 pm – 2:15 pm
Office Hours: 7:25 am – 3:55 pm, Monday- Friday
Doors open at 8:10am for students who need breakfast! All other students should plan to arrive closer to 8:20am. School begins at 8:25am and students will be marked tardy after 8:25.