Kendall News

November 4, 2019

Newsletter Highlights:

  • Thank you
  • National Picture Book Month Challenge
  • Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up
  • Cold Weather Reminders
  • E-Learning Days
  • PTA Points
  • Save the Dates!

Thank you from your Kendall CareBears!

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers and our fabulous PTA for planning such a fun fall celebration for our students! Despite the snowy weather outdoors, our students were all smiles as they enjoyed their fall parade and celebrations with classmates.

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November National Picture Book Month Challenge

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Parent Teacher Conferences Sign Up

PowerPTC Sign-up is open! Sign-up closes at 8:00 a.m. on November 19th.

Conference Times:

Thursday, November 21st 4:30-8:00

Monday, November 25th 8:00-8:00

If you will be traveling during conferences, please still sign up for a conference time and email your child's teacher to indicate that you require a phone conference. Teachers will not be able to make up conferences for all of our traveling families but will be happy to speak with you via phone at your schedule time.

Sign-up instructions:

  1. Go to Home Access (this is the same site which you used to access report cards)
  2. From the Home Access homepage, click School Links
  3. Click on Power PTC
  4. You will be directed to the Power PTC page - the Log- In and Password are the SAME as your Home Access
  5. Click on Elementary Schools and follow the instructions to schedule your conference.
  6. If you would like to schedule a conference with art, music or PE, please email the teacher directly

​​Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Cold Weather Reminders

Hats, scarves, gloves, and boots all help to keep our students warm as they arrive and leave school each day. As a reminder, students will participate in outdoor recess when the conditions allow. The temperature and/or wind chill must be greater than 5 degrees and we also review the condition of the blacktop areas for ice, etc. to ensure that students can safely play outdoors on that day. Please keep in mind that students should have snow pants and boots to play in the snow on days we have outdoor recess. Thank you for helping to make sure that students have what they need for the upcoming cold winter days.

E-Learning Days

You have likely received email communication from District 204 regarding E-Learning Days as a replacement to the traditional Snow Days. The following has been posted on our district website regarding this change:

  • The State of Illinois has made available the option for school districts to hold e-learning days instead of canceling school when there is severe weather. Our district may use this option, if needed, starting this winter. This new approach provides the opportunity to have a continuum of instruction that models for students that learning can happen anywhere and anytime. It also helps students further develop the technical and organizational skills necessary to work independently. If severe weather would prevent our schools from opening, we will announce an e-learning day the same way we have informed you in the past of weather related school closings. The announcement will be made by 6 am and posted first on Twitter (@ipsd204) and at We will also make a Connect ED phone call to alert you of the information

Please stay tuned for more information from your child’s classroom teacher regarding E-Learning Days.

Kendall PTA Points

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Room Parties Thank You!

Thank you to the parents who were able and willing to volunteer their time to make the Kendall fall room parties a success! Special thanks to the lead parents of each classroom who planned and coordinated the crafts, games, and activities in which the students participated! If you were unable or not selected to volunteer on 10/31, please watch for the Valentine’s Day Party sign-up link to come home with your child(ren) next month! The party will be held on Friday, February 14th. Priority will be given to those who did not volunteer in the fall!

PTA General Meeting with Guest Speaker Adam Russo

November 7th (6 p.m. in the MPR)
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Donuts with Dad

Kendall students and their dads (or step-dads, grandpas, uncles, or special adults in their lives) are invited to enjoy a donut and time together in the MPR on November 13th (last names A-L) or November 14th (last names M-Z). Please see the attached flier for more information, and pre-register for this event at

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Aurelio’s Restaurant Night

Aurelio’s (Springbrook Square) will be hosting our third Restaurant Night of the school year on Wednesday, November 20th! Gather a group of friends and dine-in with other Kendall families, or phone in your order for carry-out or delivery between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.! Aurelio’s will generously donate 20% of proceeds from participating orders to our Kendall PTA when you mention our school!

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

Anyone can nominate a District 204 staff member for the A+ Award. Nominations must include an essay (of 50-500 words) describing how this staff member has positively impacted students. We strongly encourage student nominations. Parent, alumni and community nominations are also welcomed.

Click here to submit a nomination for a staff member who goes above and beyond to make a difference for our students.

Save the Dates!


Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Opens

Friday, November 1st (10:00 a.m.) - November 19th (8:00 a.m.)

PTA General Meeting with Guest Speaker: Adam Russo

Thursday, November 7th


5th Grade Parent Growth & Development Presentation

Thursday, November 7th

@ May Watts Elementary

7:00 p.m.

Donuts with Dads (A-L)

Wednesday, November 13th

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Donuts with Dads (M-Z)

Thursday, November 14th

8:20-8:50 a.m.

5th Grade Parent Growth & Development Presentaiton

Thursday, November 14th

@ McCarty Elementary

7:00 p.m.

PTA Family NIght

Friday, November 15th

6:00 p.m.

Patriot Power Spirit Day

Wednesday, November 20th

PTA Aurelio's Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 20th

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 21st 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 25th 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 25th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 26th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday