Happy Friday Kipling Families

May 13, 2016

“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.”

– Bob Nelson

In the News

NWEA MAP Testing is Next Week

We are preparing to administer our final NWEA Map assessment of the year this coming week. The schedule is below. Please remember that no studying or specific preparation is needed for the MAP assessment - just a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.

Kindergarten and First Grade

ELA -5/16 and 5/17

Math -5/18 and 5/19

Second Grade

ELA - 5/17

Math- 5/18

Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and 5th Grade

Math - 5/17

ELA- 5/18

Pancake Breakfast Is May 20th

Please join us next Friday May 20th for our Pancake Breakfast from 7am - 8:30am in the Kipling MPR. We look forward to seeing all of you there.


Please Make Sure You Update Family Access

Before the end of the school year or over the summer please make sure to update any changes of information in Family Access. It is very important that all phone, email, emergency contacts, etc. are up to date and accurate.

It's Time To Order School Supplies....(3rd Posting)

For all families with students that will be at Kipling next year please see the PTO Website and order your school supplies for next year. Supplies are delivered directly to the school for your convenience.

For 5th grade families with students entering Shepard in the fall information about ordering school supplies can be found here.

Deerfield Parent Network: The Tween Social Scene Panel and Presentation (3rd Posting)

On Monday, May 16 at the Deerfield Public Library, join a panel of former Caruso & Shepard parents along with Kristen Paul, Caruso Middle School Associate Principal, for an evening of questions answered, myths debunked & wisdom shared about how to navigate the 6th & 7th grade years! Separate sessions for incoming 6th grade and incoming 7th grade parents. See all the details here! And...Ask your questions for panelists in advance by submitting them here.

Kipling Elementary School Inspiration EdCamp, May 20 from 1:30-3:15pm

Kipling Elementary School Inspiration EdCamp, May 20 from 1:30-3:15pm: Kipling needs a little inspiration from you! Kipling is hosting a Career Day -- called Inspiration EdCamp -- in which fifth grade students learn from community members who volunteer their time to discuss their careers focusing on the following ideas:

  • How does your career inspire yourself and others?

  • What academic subjects do you rely on in your career? (STEM-science technology engineering and mathematics, language arts, social studies, fine arts, PE/health, etc.)

  • What are some of your favorite parts of your career?

  • What are some challenges you face in your career?

  • What are ways in which you work collaboratively with others in your career?

It will be in the style of an EdCamp -- a fun, participant-driven learning experience that is very common in the world of educators. Presenters will receive a classroom assignment, and students can choose presentations based on their interest. There will be three, 30 minute sessions so students can learn about several different careers. Presentations should last about 15-20 minutes, allowing time for Q&A (and our students are sure to have great questions).

If you are available to share your knowledge and expertise -- and some inspiration -- with Kipling students on May 20, please fill out the Inspiration Day Volunteer Form. You will hear from Kipling staff soon with details!

Mark Your Calendars


05/16 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

05/16 - 5th Grade Boys Adolescence Program 7pm at Kipling School

05/20 - Inspiration Ed Camp

05/20 - Pancake Breakfast 7am-8:30am

05/23 - 5th Grade Girls Adolescence Program 7pm at Kipling School

05/24 - Kindergarten Art/Music & Graduation Program 6pm at Kipling School

05/27 - Half Day of School

05/30 - No School - Memorial Day


6/6 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

6/8 - Field Day (rescheduled from May 20)

6/10 - Rain Day for Field Day

6/10 - Last Day of School

Kipling Elementary School