Kimball Hill

Week of 2/20/23

Message from the Principal

Dear Kimball Hill Families,

As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, February 20th due to the holiday and on Tuesday, February 21st due to Teacher Plan Day. We look forward to welcoming back all students on Wednesday, February 22nd. We hope you enjoy the extra days with your child.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me any time with questions, suggestions and concerns.

Thank you for your continued support!


Michelle LaCamera

Important Dates

  • February 20th- No School- Holiday
  • February 21st- No School- Teacher Plan Day
  • February 23rd- Parent Training 6:00pm
  • February 27/28th- Students Visit School Store
  • February 28th- Multilingual Illustrative Math Training for Parents @ Whitely School 6:30-7:30pm
  • February 28th- Monthly Celebration- Fort Reading & Samll Stuffy
  • March 2nd- Read Across America Day- Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character
  • March 6th- IAR Testing
  • March 9th- PTA Virtual Meeting 6:30pm

Read Across America Day

On March 2nd, in honor of Read Across America Day, we would like to invite all staff and students to dress like your favorite book character. Students can select any book character they love and dress like them. We are so excited to see the creativity and celebrate our love for Reading.

Music Association News

Please help me congratulate our Kimball Hill student, Finn Lockwood who performed at this year's Illinois Grade School Music Assosication's Solo/ Ensemble Contest. Finn performed an alto saxophone solo and received a 1/ superior rating! We are so proud of him!

Acts of Service

Our students are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house charities as part of our Acts of Service monthly theme. If you are interested, please send your child to school with pop tabs. We will be collecting pop tabs until February 28th.

School Wide Monthly Celebration

If students meet this month's behavioral goal, all students will participate in Fort Reading within the classroom on Tuesday, February 28th. Students may bring a small blanket or small towel to be used; as well as a small stuffed animal. At this time, we are on track to meeting our goal. Students will find out this Friday.

IAR Test

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Test will begin on March 6th and end March 13th. It is an online test composed of 3 Math and 3 ELA tests; which is state required. Students in grades 3rd-6th will take one test per day, beginning on Monday, March 6th. Please make sure your child in on time, gets enough sleep and eats breakfast. If you have any questions/concerns, please email our Assistant Principal at

5Essentials Parent Survey- WE ARE ALMOST AT 20%- PLEASE HELP

We are at 19% and kindly ask parents to help us reach our goal so that we can hear your input and improve our school; as well as celebrate the amazing things going on!

Thank you to every parent that completed this short survey and sent me or your child's teacher the screenshot. As a reminder, for every parent that sends a screenshot of the completed survey, they have been entered into a raffle for an opportunity to win a $20 gift card. Please click the 5Essentials Survey website

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's website.

Valentines Day Fun

Thank you to all of our Room Parents and our PTA for hosting such fun and intercative parties. Our students had such a blast!

Dine & Donate- February 23rd

Don't forget to order your bb.q chicken and 10% of your order will be donated to the PTA.

Dogs on School Property

As a friendly reminder, dogs are not allowed on school grounds. While I love seeing everyone's beautiful dogs, there are students who are allergic to dogs and also students that are very afraid of dogs. If you must bring your dog to pick up, please arrange a meeting spot with your child on the corner away from those being dismissed. Thank you for your support!


Online registration through Infinite Campus is OPEN. EVERY student; new and returning, must register each year. It is extremely important that all families register as soon as possible and do not wait until the summer. Our staffing needs are determined by the number of students registered each year. Waiting to register right before school begins can cause changes to classes, changes in staffing and the need to re-section classes in order to balance classes. We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!

Parent Training Reminder

If you have a student in a self- contained program and are interested in attending a parent training, please see details below.

Who: Parents who have children in D15 Self-Contained Special Education Programs

What: How to support behavior at home and in the community.

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm.

Where: Virtual - Link Coming Soon

To RSVP: Use the Link Below or Cut on the Dotted Line and Return the Bottom Portion to the Classroom Teacher

Parent University RSVP Form


Child’s Name: ___________________________ Grade: _______

Your Name: ____________________________

Child’s School: _________________________ Teacher: _______________

Circle the Program Your Child Attends:


Number of People Attending: _____

Translation Needed: Yes or No

Language of Translation Needed: ______________

Noche de la Universidad de Padres


Quién: Padres que tienen hijos en D15 programas de educación especial autónomos

Qué: Cómo apoyar el comportamiento en el hogar y en la comunidad.

Fecha: Miércoles, 22 de febrero de 5:30-7:00pm.

Dónde: Virtual

Para RSVP: Utilice el enlace de abajo o corte en la línea de puntos y devuelva la parte inferior a la maestra de la clase

Formulario de RSVP de la Universidad de Padres


Nombre del niño/a: ___________________________ Grado: _______

Su nombre: ____________________________

Escuela del niño/a: ___________________ Maestra: _______________

Marque con un círculo el programa al que asiste su hijo:


Número de personas que asistirán: _____

Necesita traducción: Sí o No

Idioma de la traducción necesaria: _____________________

PTA Elections

If you are interested or know anyone that would be a good fit for serving on the PTA board, elections will be in May. There are several positions opening. Please contact the PTA for more information at

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! Membership fee is $8. Please email for further information.

Winter Gear for Recess

We kindly ask that you talk with your child to ensure they are leaving home with appropriate winter gear. All students are required to go outside for recess. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.Please see our district-wide outdoor procedures below. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please send me an email at

  • 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.

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.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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