Kimball Hill

Weekly News: Week of 11/28/22

Important Dates

  • November 26th - December 4th- Shop and Donate at Five Below

  • November 28th & 29th- School Store

  • November 29th- Cougar Rally

  • November 29th- Bus Evacuation Drill

  • November 30th- School-wide celebration- PJ Day & Reading with Buddy Class

  • December 7th- District Coding Presentation at Winston Campus

  • December 8th- Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) Virtual

  • December 8th- Polar Painting Family Night Event at KH

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you to all parents that were able to attend conferences. It is always so nice to see our parents and it was a successful event. Please contact your child's teacher if you were unable to attend.

Hat & Glove Drive

A huge thank you to all that donated hats and gloves! We greatly appreciate your kindness and it will truly make a difference for many of our students in need.

Lost & Found

As a reminder, all unclaimed items will be donated, if not picked up by December 2nd. Please remind your child to check our lost and found or feel free to stop by during school hours if you are missing something valuable.

Bus Evacuation Drill

November 29th, all students will participate in a bus evacuation drill at Kimball Hill. This drill will teach students how to safely evacuate the bus in an emergency situation. It will also teach students bus expectations. While not every student rides the bus to and from school, there may be a field trip that may require students to ride on the bus.

School Rating

Every October, schools receive an annual Illinois Report Card that shows how schools and the District are progressing on a wide range of educational goals. Due to the pandemic, 2022 marks the first time since 2019 that a summative designation has been conferred. The designation is based on the school’s overall accountability indicators, as well as the data for individual student groups.​​ Schools fall within one of four performance designations: Exemplary, Commendable, Targeted Needs, and Comprehensive Needs.

For the 2021-22 school year, Kimball Hill has been designated as Commendable. A Commendable school designation means that not only does the school’s overall performance fall within the state’s performance targets, each of the student demographic groups in the school also meets the state’s performance targets. Additionally, District 15 continues to outperform the state average in each tested area: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and attaining English proficiency for students learning English.

Building on resources found within the Illinois Report Card (IRC), the District also mines data from a variety of additional assessments to create a fuller picture as we create and drive school improvement plans. Key sources range from the 5 Essentials School Climate Survey, Measures for Academic Progress (MAP) achievement tests, Fastbridge Early Literacy assessments, as well as assessments of student mental health to identify and respond to student social-emotional concerns and levels of risk for mental health concerns.

Our staff and leaders are committed to knowing, engaging, and supporting the needs of all learners.

Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) Meeting

Our first Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting is coming up next week...

Important Details:

  • Date/Time - Thursday, December 8, from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Theme- Understanding the ACCESS test
  • Meeting will be virtual (link sent to all parents on 12/7)
  • Translation will be provided for any language (advance registration required, see flyer for more details)
  • Link to Flyer (scroll down to see translations of the flyer in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, & Telugu)

Rolling Meadows Holiday Celebration- click on the PDF for details

Recess Cold Weather Guidelines

Please see our district-wide outdoor procedures below. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please send me an email at

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.

Coding Presentation

Please join our school district in learning about computer Science and coding. It will be held on December 7th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Winston Campus Library. The event will be live streamed too.

Polar Painting Family Event- December 8th (click on the PDF)

Holiday Sign & Share Fundraiser

Please support our PTA sponsored school fundraiser! There are some great holiday signs that will be delivered to your home! Click on the PDF for details.

Thank you to our PTA!

PTA News

Please support our school PTA and become a member! It is a great way to get involved! You can give as little or as much time as you have! Please email for further information.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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