Kendall News

November 15, 2021

In this week's newsletter...

  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • School Wide Patriot Guideline Reward
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Save the Dates!
  • PTA POINT: Reflections - Congrats Advancing Patriots!
  • PTA POINT: Giftmart
  • PTA POINT: PDAC Meeting Nov. 16th
  • PTA POINT: PTA Membership
  • PTA POINT: Kendall Around the World

Veterans Day

Thank you to all of our Kendall Families who shared the story of their loved ones who have served in our Armed Forces. It was our privilege to honor them and all of our Veterans last Thursday as we celebrated Veterans Day here at Kendall Elementary School.

Our first grade students built our wall of stars, including the name of a veteran on each star. Our third grade students wrote letters to veterans in our community thanking them for their service.

Thank you to all who took part in our virtual Veteran's Day assembly last week, including our 4th grade chorus, 5th grade music classes, NVHS Marching Band, and many more.

We are all proud to be Patriots and do our best to honor Oliver Julian Kendall's service to our country every day.

Parent Teacher Conferences

IPSD 204 will be hosting our fall Parent Teacher Conferences on November 18th and 22nd.

  • November 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. will include in-person conferences held at Kendall.
  • November 22nd from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. will include virtual conferences held via Zoom.

Registration for conferences will open in ParentVue on November 10th at 10:00 a.m. Please be sure to register for the correct day depending on your conference preference (in-person or remote). Registration closes on November 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Watch this short video to see a step-by-step guide for scheduling your conference.

*Project Arrow parents will receive a separate communication directly from Mrs. Horsey to schedule PA Conferences. These conferences will follow the same schedule and format listed above.

School Wide Reward

Our Kendall Patriots have been following our Patriot Guidelines by Being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible every day. We OVERFLOWED our Patriot Ticket Tower today with all of their hard earned tickets. To celebrate, we will be having a SCHOOL-WIDE PJ Party on Friday! This Friday, November 19th, wear your comfy, cozy PJs to school this Friday to celebrate! (Please be sure to wear regular shoes to school for PE and recess.)

Thanksgiving Break

There will be no school for students Monday, November 22nd through Friday, November 26th. School will resume on Monday, November 29th.

Save the Dates!


Monday, November 15th - Monday, December 6th: Giftmart toy collection

Tuesday, November 16th: Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up closes in ParentVue @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16th: PDAC Meeting 7:00-8:30 on Zoom

Wednesday, November 17th: Patriot Spirit Day!

Thursday, November 18th: Parent Teacher Conferences In-Person 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 19th: School-wide PJ Party!

Monday, November 22nd: Parent Teacher Conferences on Zoom 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th: No School for Students

Thursday, December 23rd - Friday, January 7th: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Kendall PTA Points

Reflections: Congratulations to our Advancing Patriots!

Congratulations to our Patriots who advanced to the next level of Reflections! Twenty-nine entries from Kendall Elementary are moving to this next level.

These are the students who are advancing to IPPC level:


Visual Arts: Matthew Heppner, Pavani Hiremath, Hasini Mantha, Veera Yamagar, Adithya Balaji

Literature: Diara Giri, Sanya Sanal

Photography: Sanya Sanal

Film Production: Sahana Madduri, Swayam Garnaik, Aarav Bhatia, Ananya Bhatia


Dance Choreography: Tanvi Hiremath

Visual Arts: Ashna Nagar, Suhana Sharad, Katarina Egelja, Ellison Harmsen, Nathan Lee

Literature: Janani Narayanan, Anaya Nagar, Ashna Nagar, Adelaide Bersin

Music Composition: Avanish Ingle

Photography: Anaya Nagar, Ashna Nagar

Film Production: Ojasvi Patil, Sruthi Madduri, Atharv Velvandkar, Tavya Rajendra

The Reflections team wants to shout out a big thanks to our judges: Mrs. Bourque, Ms. Jenkins and Mrs. Rothmeyer!

Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in the program, and please keep an eye out for more Reflections news.

Gift Mart

Use the Amazon giving link to donate a gift today! Giftmart will be offering two ways to donate this year. You can use the Amazon gift link: or consider donating a new, unwrapped toy that is safe for children ages 6-12. No stuffed animals or board games, please. There will be a Giftmart Toy Box located inside the school by the main office. The toy drive will go from November 6th – December 6th.

By invitation, parents and/or guardians are invited to the Giftmart Toyshop where they can purchase new toys for $2.00 per toy. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of each toy will be donated back to each invited school to fund much needed resources.

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PDAC (Parent Diversity Advisory Council) Meeting

Our District 204 community is a place for everyone.

Diversity is our strength, Inclusion is our strategy, and Equity is our goal.
Join us in the campaign to celebrate our magnificent, multifaceted community and commit to welcoming our diverse families.
Please join our conversations this year!

The next meeting is Tuesday, November 16th! Everyone is welcome! See the schedule for conversation topics.

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PTA Membership

We Need Your Support!

WOOHOO! We are at a little over 50% of our PTA (Parent Teacher Association) membership goal for the school year. This is fantastic news for November!

Kendall currently embodies approximately 340 families and 60 staff members. Our goal every year is to reach all 100% of our families and staff.

Becoming a member does not automatically sign you up as a volunteer. Your membership and donation dollars help support:

· Welcome Back Social

· Scholastic News

· Room Parties

· Staff Grants

· ALL Field Trip Costs

· Field Day

· Science Fair

· Parent/Child Activities (i.e. Donuts with your Dude, Morning Muffins, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Mother/Daughter activities)

· Teacher Appreciation Week

· Reflections

· Classroom Enrichment

· Assemblies

· Books for the LMC

· Grade Level Family Nights

· 5th Grade Fond Farewell

Please consider volunteering where you see fit with your interests and schedule.

For all who are interested in joining, we are here to assist with making it feasible.

Visit to purchase your membership.

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