Cougar Clips

14 April 2023

Hello Kipling Families,

Thank you to the 1st grade and 2nd grade families for all your support this week as our students had their wonderful Music Performance and the very innovative Invention Convention! It is very rewarding to see our students shine in unique ways that are not always on display in the classroom each day. Our kids worked so hard to make these events a success. Thank you as well to the 1st and 2nd grade teams and to Ms. Brynda for all your guidance and for creating a little magic for our students. Next week is a big week for our community as we will have our PTO Bingo Night on Friday, 4/21. Thank you to the PTO for all your hard work planning this great event for our community. Doors will open at 5:45pm and Bingo will begin at 6pm. I will make sure I have plenty of tea with honey so my Bingo voice is on point!

All my best to you and your families over the weekend!


Mr. Matthew O. Lombardo, NBCT


Kipling Elementary School

Kipling PTO

-Please sign up for your PTO Membership now! Click HERE to sign up if you have not already!

-Our next PTO meeting will be on Friday, May 5th at 9:30am in our Staff Lounge.

-PTO Bingo Night will be Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm. Please see this linked flyer - the PTO is sponsoring this event and it is free for all families to play! Snacks will be available for purchase.

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Bus Expectations - Promoting Kindness!

Parents, please spend some time with your child this weekend reviewing what proper expectations are for riding the bus. Students should remain seated at all times. They should not be yelling or using inappropriate language. We want the bus rides to be safe and positive experiences for every child. Being Mindful, Safe, and Respectful is something we talk about every day here at Kipling and we need to ensure this same mindset on the bus. Please help us reiterate and reinforce these expectations. Thank you!

Erin's Law

Please see the linked informational letter regarding the upcoming Erin's Law presentations at Kipling on Wednesday, 4/19/23.

Student Leadership Team - Orphans of the Storm Drive

The Philanthropy Student Leadership Team is hosting an Orphans of the Storm drive, a local shelter known for saving cats and dogs from across the U.S. from euthanasia, the week of April 24th. Please see this linked letter for more information including which items are being collected. If you have any questions about the drive, please contact Ms. Koterbski at

Kindergarten Round Up! - 4/25/23

All incoming Kindergarten families have registered. We cannot wait to meet our future Cougars!

Kipling Showcase Night!

-Thursday, 4/27, 4:30-6:30pm

-All K-5 students and their parents

-Open house format; please stop by between 4:30-6:30pm for student-led showcases of their learning this year!

5th Grade Parents Save the Dates

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District 109 Communication

Please take the DPS109 Communication Survey!

Your feedback is critical as we work to ensure we get you information in an accessible, convenient and timely manner. Click here to take the survey. It will only take 5-10 minutes.The survey is open until April 14th!

DPS109 Parent/Guardian Webinar Series

District 109 is excited to announce that, in partnership with PPS109 and Dr. Doug Bolton, we will be hosting a series of virtual parent/guardian/community workshops this Spring. Topics for the next events will include:

  • Addressing The Greatest Worries of Parents & Guardians (4/27)

  • Understanding Children’s Hardest Moments (5/4)

  • The Basics of Childhood Resilience (5/11)

  • Collaborative Problem Solving (5/18)

Please click here to access the zoom link for all of the upcoming events. Each webinar will begin at 7 p.m. No sign-up is required ahead of time, and the sessions will be recorded and distributed for anyone that cannot attend.

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Deerfield Park District and Community News

The Deerfield Park District runs all of our before and after school programs. Linked here is the brochure & information for sign up. Please contact the Park District, 847-945-0650, if you have questions.

Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 19th - Erin's Law Presentations

    • April 19th - Elementary & Middle School Choir Festival, Shepard Middle School, 6:30pm

    • April 21st - PTO Bingo Night! - 5:30-7:30pm

    • April 24th - Orphans of the Storm Drive Begins, Donations collected 4/24-4/28

    • April 25th - Kindergarten Round Up - More Info Coming Soon

    • April 27th - Kipling Showcase Night (K-5), 4:30-6:30pm - More Info Coming Soon