Weekly News: Week of 10/17/22
- October 20th- Cross Country One Mile Run Meet- 6th grade team ONLY
- October 20th- Culvers Dine & Donate 4-8pm
- October 20th- Moving District 15 Forward Meeting at CSJH- 6:00pm
- October 26th- Book Fair 5:00-6:00pm
- October 26th- Trunk or Treat 6:00-7:00pm
- October 27th- Trunk or Treat rain date
Oct 26 & 27th- Cougar Store
Oct 26th- Cougar Rally
October 28th- School-Wide Bingo Celebration (if we meet our monthly goal)
- October 31st- PreK-6th Halloween Outdoor Parade 1:30-1:45pm & AM Kindergarten 9:45-10:00am
November 8th- District closed for Election Day
We have had an enormous amount of tardies and kindly ask that all parents make sure their children are brought to school on time. Students are missing an important part of their day coming to school late. Coming to school late can also be very upsetting for many students; which gives them a hard start to the school day.
School begins at 8:25am. Those not in need of a breakfast should arrive to school closer to 8:20am. Doors will open for breakfast at 8:10am. If your child needs a breakfast, they can grab a breakfast bag between 8:10-8:20 am from the lunchroom. Students that arrive past 8:25am will receive a tardy pass.
Thank you for your help with this.
Mon - Thurs
8:25 am - 3:05 pm
KDG AM: 8:25 am - 11:00 am
KDG PM: 12:30-3:05 pm
8:25 am - 2:15 pm
KDG AM: 8:25 - 10:35 am
KDG PM: 12:05 - 2:15 pm
LUNCH: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
If you are in need of before school care, please call the main office for information for REC childcare through the RM Park, housed at Kimball Hill or you can call the RM Park District for assistance.
Training for Parents
Our first Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting led by district is coming up in two weeks...
- Date/Time - Tuesday, October 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm
- Theme- Understanding the Report Card & How to Participate in a Parent Teacher Conference
- Meeting will be virtual (link sent to all parents on 10/17)
- 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)
Dine & Donate October 20th clink on the PDF
Halloween Celebration and Costume Reminders
We are excited to celebrate Halloween again in a more typical fashion this school year. Please kindly take a moment to review our plan and expectations for Monday, October 31, 2022. We look forward to a memorable and fun celebration for all students!
1:30-1:45 pm-Students in grades Pre-K-6th grade will parade outside in their costumes. Parents are welcome to view the parade from the grassy area outside back, behind the yellow line. This is weather permitting ONLY and will not be rescheduled outdoors if we experience inclement weather. The parade will be moved to indoors if it becomes inclement for students only. We are hoping that Mother Nature cooperates.
1:45-2:45 pm- Students in grades Pre-K-6th grade will have a classroom Halloween Party following the parade. The parties are sponsored and organized by our PTA and our parent room reps. Only parents who are signed up to help with classroom parties will be allowed to participate. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:05 pm.
AM Kindergarten ONLY
9:45-10:00am parade on blacktop
10:00-10:45 am class party
Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school for the day. We have moved away from students changing during the noon hour or going home to do so. We look forward to students being able to wear their Halloween and/or fall gear for the day at school. We strongly encourage children to wear costumes that are comfortable and appropriate for school. Students will NOT be allowed to wear costumes that do not meet the guidelines. Please review and follow the below guidelines when choosing a costume this year. If your child does not celebrate Halloween, please email the teacher and your child will go to the library and can participate in a fall independent activity.
Per the Student Handbook: Students are permitted to wear costumes on Halloween as long as their attire complies with the above student appearance policy and meets the following set of expectations for a school setting:
Children should not wear bloody, gruesome, or especially scary costumes. Costumes involving fake blood are not allowed.
Actual weapons, look-alike weapons, toy weapons or weapon-like objects are not allowed.
Masks that cover the face and head are not allowed.
Costume make-up is allowed provided it does not cover the student’s entire face. Staff members must be able to identify students.
Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype about someone’s culture, gender, heritage or religion are not allowed.
Pautas para la Celebración y los Disfraces de Halloween
Lunes, 31 de Octubre de 2022
Estamos muy contentos de volver a celebrar Halloween de una manera más tradicional este año escolar. Por favor, tómese un momento para revisar nuestro plan y expectativas para el lunes 31 de octubre de 2022. ¡Esperamos que la celebración sea memorable y divertida!
1:30-1:45 pm- Estudiantes en grados preescolar-6to Los estudiantes desfilarán afuera con sus disfraces. Los padres son bienvenidos a ver el desfile en el campo exterior (en la zona donde hay pasto). Este desfile será afuera SOLAMENTE si el clima lo permite y no se re-programará al aire libre debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. El desfile se moverá dentro de la escuela solo para los estudiantes si el clima es inclemente. Esperamos que la madre naturaleza coopere.
1:45-2:45 pm- Estudiantes en grados preescolar-6to Se llevarán a cabo fiestas de Halloween en las aulas, patrocinadas y organizadas por nuestro PTA y nuestros padres voluntarios. Sólo los padres que se inscriban para ayudar en las fiestas de las aulas podrán participar. Los estudiantes saldrán de la escuela a las 3:55 pm.
Los estudiantes son bienvenidos a llevar sus disfraces de Halloween a la escuela este día. No será posible que los estudiantes se cambien durante la hora del mediodía o que vayan a casa para hacerlo. Esperamos que los estudiantes usen su ropa de Halloween y/o de otoño durante ese día en la escuela. Por favor, revise y siga las siguientes pautas al elegir un disfraz este año. ¡La comodidad es siempre la clave también!
9:45-10:00am parade on blacktop
10:00-10:45 am class party
Según el Manual del estudiante: Se permite a los estudiantes usar disfraces en Halloween siempre y cuando su vestimenta cumpla con la política de apariencia de los estudiantes mencionada anteriormente y cumpla con el siguiente conjunto de expectativas para un entorno escolar:
Los niños no deben llevar disfraces sangrientos, horripilantes o especialmente terroríficos. No se permiten los disfraces con sangre falsa.
No están permitidas las armas reales, las armas de apariencia, las armas de juguete o los objetos que se asemejen a armas.
No se permiten las máscaras que cubren la cara y la cabeza.
El maquillaje de los disfraces está permitido siempre que no cubra toda la cara del estudiante. Los miembros del personal deben ser capaces de identificar a los estudiantes.
No están permitidos los disfraces que puedan resultar ofensivos o perpetuar un estereotipo sobre la cultura, el género, el patrimonio o la religión de alguien.
Trunk or Treat- October 26th
Rolling Meadows Library Special Events
School Book Fair- October 26th
Pack your bookbags: the Literati Book Fair is coming! Students will preview the in-person fair on Monday, October 24-25. Sales will start during the day on Wednesday, October 26th and run through the morning of Friday, October 28th! Grab your Passport to Adventure and visit us during Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. We also have a companion on-line fair running NOW! Go to http://efairs.literati.com/ Be sure to select Kimball Hill School in the upper right corner. There is also information about purchasing gift cards for your student to use. Every purchase benefits our school! Contact Mrs. Franke with any questions email@example.com.
Moving D15 Forward
The District 15 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. Doing so will allow the District to repair and restore our facilities, bring full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools, update schools libraries and some learning spaces, and ensure feeder patterns from elementary to junior high and high school providing all student access to a neighborhood or near neighborhood school. To learn even more about the proposed improvements visit www.ccsd15.net/Moving15Forward.
District 15 will be hosting informational meetings on the following dates:
October 6 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Thomas Jefferson Middle School if the measure is approved)
October 11 - Winston Campus Junior High
October 13 - Plum Grove Junior High
October 20 - Carl Sandburg Junior High
October 25 - Walter R. Sundling Junior High