Kimball Hill

Week of 5/15/23

Message from the Principal

Dear Kimball Hill Families,

Our final PTA meeting of the year was a success, and I appreciate seeing all who were able to attend. A huge shout out to our PTA Board members and all families who contributed to making this year a meaningful one. Your ongoing involvement and support is what makes Kimball Hill such a special place.

It is hard to believe we are wrapping up another school year. I am so proud of the hard work and perseverance our students have shown throughout the school year. They continue to impress me each and every day, and it is truly a privilege to watch them grow and learn.

I would like to extend a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mothers, Grandmothers and Mother figures! We hope your day is extra special!

We appreciate your partnership and continued support! Please feel free to contact me with

questions, concerns and/or feedback.


Michelle LaCamera

Important Dates

  • May 23rd- June 2nd- "COUGARS" Special Event Days TBD
  • May 23rd- Lockdown Practice
  • May 25th- Field Day
  • May 26th- Field Day Rain Date
  • May 29th- Memorial Day No School
  • May 30th- School-Wide Celebration (if we meet our goal)
  • June 1st- ECDEC & Kindergarten's Last Day- regular times
  • June 2nd- Last Day 1st-6th grades- Early Dismissal 11:25am

Lockdown Practice

On May 23rd, we will have our final Lockdown practice for this school year. As communicated earlier, schools are required to complete practice drills a certain amount of times throughout the school year. On May 23rd, this practice drill will be observed by our School Resource Officer. As a school, we make sure to communicate to students in an age appropriate way the purpose of each practice drill. Please feel free to talk with your child at home if you would like. If you wish to opt out, please email me no later than Friday morning (May 19th) so we can arrange for an alternate location for your child to sit.

Cougars Celebration

Attached are the dates for our end of year celebrations.


Online student registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. If you have not already started this process for your child(ren), please visit our registration page ( to start this process. It is very important for our families to register or re-register as early as possible. The district uses our enrollment numbers to determine staffing at each of our schools. Please take some time to register or re-register your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!

Library Renovations

Great things are coming to the Kimball Hill library. This summer our library will be renovated! Our focus was on creating a space that allows students to engage in learning actively. The environment is both functional and inviting. Books are organized on open shelves in order to improve access and make them the stars in the space. Furnishings are flexible, ergonomic, and mobile. Learning spaces are designed around different types of activities including: whole group instruction; learning from/with peers; independent learning; and learning through hands-on application. Other improvements include: painting, and environmental graphics/signage. Check out the rendering attachment below to see the future layout.

Board Of Education Meeting

Our Video Club Production team led our District in the pledge of allegiance at this month's Board of Education meeting. I am so proud of our student's courage to speak in front of such a large group. They did a wonderful job representing our school!

Pictured left to right: Ms. Sarantakis, Ms. Vas, Jelanie Davis, Jordan Santos, Klara Buchta, Audrey Crooks, Annamaria Burger, Hilene Gonzalez

Kimball Hill Retiree

Congratulations to Mrs. Doreen Peight on her upcoming retirement! Mrs. Peight is a hard working and dedicated teacher who demonstrates such a high level of positivity and humor. Kimball Hill will miss her dearly!

Greetings from the NEW Assistant Principal for 2023-24

Dear Kimball Hill Community and Staff,

Greetings! It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the new Assistant Principal for the 2023/2024 school year. My name is Amber Danielczyk and I am truly honored to be joining the Kimball Hill family. Currently I am the Assistant Principal at Jane Addams Elementary in Palatine. Prior to my 4 years at Jane Addams, I spent 20 years as a classroom teacher in both 3rd and 5th grades at Frank C. Whiteley Elementary in Hoffman Estates. District 15 holds a very special place in my heart, as I attended Lake Louise and Winston Campus as a student and my two children attended District 15 schools as well.

Outside of my work as an educator, I am a mother of two incredible children, Rebecca (20) who transfers to Carroll University in WI in the Fall and Andrew (17) who will be moving into his Senior Year at Palatine High School. My husband Erik and I live in Palatine and love spending time with our kids and a menagerie of animals (3 cats, 1 dog and 2 horses). I have a passion for reading and the outdoors.

I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Kimball Hill this upcoming year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. I firmly believe it takes a partnership between school and home to make every student successful. With D15 Moving Forward and the addition of the Dual Language program, I recognize that there will be some challenges and/or learning curves, but I am confident that together we will continue to make Kimball Hill a safe place for students to learn and grow academically and social-emotionally. My door will always be open, and I will be here to support you and your family in any way possible. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!


Amber Danielczyk

PTA News

Congratulations to the following parents for being voted in as next year's PTA Board:

Jamie Kannas- President, Kerstynn Glonke- Vice President, Melissa Ryzner- Treasurer and Hollie Muiir- Secretary.

Please contact the PTA for more information at

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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