Weekly News from Kimball Hill

WEEK of December 6, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Kimball Hill Parents,

We are in the home stretch to winter break! Students will attend school through Wednesday, December 22. Beginning on Thursday, December 23, school will be closed, and classes will resume on Monday, January 10, 2022.

We continue to work as a school to demonstrate exceptional behavior and to Be Respectful, Be Responsible & Be Safe in all areas of the school and bus. Our monthly goal is to remain under eight majors in order to celebrate as a school with holiday pajama wear day on December 22nd.

We remain grateful this holiday season for our families. Many thanks for your continued support in every way! Thank you for…

  • supporting your child at home with homework

  • those who contributed to our hat and glove drive. We were able to collect enough sets to help students in need.

  • following our dismissal procedures. We have noticed a big change this week and have been able to dismiss all students safely and quickly. We could not do this without all of you. As we move forward, let's continue to ensure the safety of all by following our school dismissal procedures. Parking, drop off and pick up on Meadow Drive and staff parking lots (front and side) are prohibited.

  • PTA for hosting our Dine & Share! We greatly appreciate their hard work and the support of parents. We raised a little over $400. Every dollar counts! Our next Dine & Donate is at Reps (see attachment).


As always, please feel free to email or call me with any questions, concerns or needs.


Warmly,

Michelle LaCamera

lacamerm@ccsd15.net

Holiday Online Store

Please check out our online Holiday Store! Last day to shop is December 10th!

https://funservicesil.schoolholidayshops.com/

Login: Holiday Gift Shop

Click on door that says "enter here"

Password:

KHS008


District Holiday Activity

Please click below for more details.

Trauma Awareness- Parent Training

If you are interested in attending a parent night to learn more about dealing with trauma, please click on the link below.

Join the PTA

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.

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

  • December 17th Cougar Rally
  • December 20th, 21st School Store
  • December 22nd Holiday Pajama Day (if we meet school goal)
  • December 23-January 10 Winter vacation

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 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008

lacamerm@ccsd15.net

847-963-5200

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