28 April 2023
Happy Friday Kipling Families!
It was so wonderful to see all our families come to Kipling last night for our annual Showcase Night. The students were beyond excited to prepare their classrooms and share their learning with you. The leadership, independence, and confidence our students have is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced working in schools. Our partnership in cultivating and nurturing these character traits is on full display every day as you visit classrooms at Kipling. I am very proud of all the growth our students have made this year and I am grateful to be on the journey with them, our staff, and with you.
Thank you to our PTO and to all the families who came to BINGO Night last week! It was a great turnout, the kids seemed to have a blast, and my voice came back before Monday morning - win, win, win! These community building events are unique to our school and I am always happy to be a part of them. Thank you all for supporting our PTO and all of our students.
All my best to you and your families over the weekend!
Mr. Matthew O. Lombardo, NBCT
Kipling Elementary School
-Please sign up for your PTO Membership now! Click HERE to sign up if you have not already!
-Our PTO meeting originally scheduled for May 5th has been canceled. An update will be coming soon when it is rescheduled.
Dental Forms Due Soon for all Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Students
K-2 Art Show
A Day to be Brave Virtual Author Visit
We are excited to announce that A Day to be Brave, author event is coming VIRTUALLY to Kipling Elementary on May 19, 2023!
A Day to be Brave author event is based on the inspiring and empowering children’s book The Bravest Worrier, written and illustrated by Angelique Monet. During each 45-minute presentation, Angelique Monet inspires audiences through her captivating storytelling, magical props, behind-the-scenes tour, and The Bravest Worrier’s innovative free companion augmented reality app.
Often described as a TedTalk for children with Harry Potter and Disney magic, A Day to be Brave provides children with a roadmap to success including:
Tools to build self-worth, self-love, and self-respect
Preparedness to recognize their strengths and ask for help
Means to cultivate their natural gifts and those they gain through education
Understanding that courage and fear exist together and their dynamic interaction
allows for growth and change
Bus Expectations - Promoting Kindness!
Parents, please spend some time with your child this weekend reviewing what proper expectations are for riding the bus. Students should remain seated with their seat belts buckled at all times. They should not be yelling or using inappropriate language. We want the bus rides to be safe and positive experiences for every child. Please help us reiterate and reinforce these expectations. Thank you!
5th Grade Parents Save the Dates
District 109 Communication
Celebrating Our Outgoing Board Members
We invite everyone in the DPS109 community to join us for a special celebration of the years of service for outgoing Board of Education members Nicholas Begley and Kenneth J. Ashman. Please join us for a brief ceremony honoring them on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:15 p.m. at the District Center.
DPS109 Parent/Guardian Webinar Series
Topics for the next events will include:
Understanding Children’s Hardest Moments (5/4)
The Basics of Childhood Resilience (5/11)
Collaborative Problem Solving (5/18)
Please click here to access the zoom link for all of the events. Each webinar will begin at 7 p.m. No sign-up is required ahead of time, and the sessions will be recorded and available on the DPS109 website following the event.
Deerfield Park District and Community News
Upcoming Important Dates
May 2nd - Kipling and Walden Choir Concert @ Walden, 5:30pm
May 3rd - Kindergarten Music Performance, 5:30pm @ Kipling
May 11th - Elementary Band and Orchestra Performance @ Shepard, 6pm
May 14th - HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!
May 18th - K-2 Art Show @ Kipling, 5-6pm
May 25th - Regular Board of Education Meeting @ District Office, 7pm
May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
May 30th - Kipling Field Day!
June 2nd - PTO Meeting @ Kipling, 9:30am
June 2nd - 5th Grade Picnic during their lunch/recess time
June 5th - 5th Grade Visit to Tour Shepard Middle School
June 7th - 5th Grade Send-Off Breakfast @ Kipling, 7:30am-8:30am
June 7th - Final Day of School, 1/2 Day, 11:40am Dismissal