Kimball Hill

Happy New Year! Week of 1/9/23

Message from Mrs. LaCamera

Dear Kimball Hill Parents,

I hope you all had a relaxing winter break and enjoyed some extra time with loved ones! We look forward to having all students return to school on Monday, January 9, 2023. As a reminder, there is a half day this Wednesday, January 11th for all students in full day classes. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am. There is no school for half day classes and ECDEC.

If you are in need of childcare, please see below.

Rolling Meadows REC Program
All students enrolled at Central Road (CR), Kimball Hill (KH), and Willow Bend (WB) can sign-up regardless of if they are currently enrolled in the after-school program and attend a half-day program through the Rolling Meadows Park District, which will be held at Willow Bend School. Students from KH and CR would be bused to WB at their dismissal times. Families can register to extend coverage for the full half-day release for $30 from when school dismisses until 6:00 pm. Students should bring a lunch for the day to eat. Click here to register through Rolling Meadows Park District.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Park District directly or Dr. Claire Kowalczyk who has worked with our park district partners on this matter. She can be reached at Thank you for your understanding as we work to provide our educators with some additional time and professional development.

As always, please email me or call the school with any questions or concerns.


Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill Principal


Important Dates

  • January 9th/10th Virtual Talent Show Try-out by appointment only from PTA

  • January 11th- 1/2 Day of School for full day classes- Students dismissed early (NO SCHOOL ECDEC & 1/2 DAY KINDERGARTEN)

  • January 16th- Holiday- No School

  • January 17th- Institute Day- No School

  • January 26th- Talent Show 6:00pm

  • January 30th- Cougar Rally

  • January 30th/31st- School Store

  • January 31st- School-wide monthly cleebration (if goal is met)

Talent Show

For those that submitted a try out form, you will receive a virtual try-out appointment on January 9th or 10th from the PTA. ALL questions should be directed to the PTA at

The students performing will be given an opportunity during the day on January 25th to perform on stage for the dress rehearsal. This is for performers only.

The Talent Show is Thursday, January 26th at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:45pm. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you to the PTA for coordinating this event again!

Dual Language Opportunity for Incoming Kindergarten Students 2023-2024

We are excited to have been selected as the Rolling Meadows site to offer Dual Language as an option to parents interested. Next year, we will offer Dual Language Kindergarten. This Dual Language class will be in addition to our half day monolingual class. Each following year, an additional grade level for a Dual Language class will be offered. Seats are limited. Please join us to learn more about Dual Language Programming.

Meetings will be held at Jane Addams on February 2, at Winston Campus on February 9, and Kimball Hill on February 13 at 6:30 in English and 7:30 in Spanish. If you would like to learn more about our Dual Language program, please plan on attending one of these meetings and watch our Dual Language Informational Video.

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.

Cold Weather- Please ensure students dress appropriately

Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should dress appropriately for the weather. We are seeing a high number of students still coming to school without jackets and some in shorts. 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.

  • 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.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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