Kimball Hill

Week of 2/27/23

Message from the Principal

Dear Kimball Hill Families,

I hope you are doing well! We have an exciting upcoming week! In honor of Read Across America, we would like to show our love for Reading in a variety of different ways. Students will participate in Reading activities within their classroom. As a school, we would like to invite all staff and students to Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character on Thursday, March 2nd. Teachers will be discussing ideas in class for students that would like to participate. We have also partnered with our hard working PTA and they have developed some additional activities that families can do together. Please see the attached flyer below for details. A flyer went home with your child today so please check their backpacks!

As always, we appreciate your partnership and continued support! Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns and/or feedback.


Michelle LaCamera

Important Dates

  • February 23rd- Parent Training 6:00pm
  • February 27-March 3 PTA Sponsored Reading Activities
  • February 27/28th- Students Visit School Store
  • February 28th- Multilingual Illustrative Math Training for Parents @ Whitely School 6:30-7:30pm
  • February 28th- Monthly Celebration- Fort Reading & Small Stuffed Animal
  • March 2nd- Read Across America Day- Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character
  • March 6th-14th- IAR Testing
  • March 9th- PTA Virtual Meeting 6:30pm
  • March 27-21st- Spring Vacation

Read Across America Day

As a reminder, on March 2nd, in honor of Read Across America Day, all staff and students are invited to dress like your favorite book character. Students can select any book character they love and dress like them. We are so excited to see the creativity and celebrate our love for Reading. We hope to have 100% participation!

Two Ball Competition

Congratulations to our 6th grade students for their hard work competing in the District 15 Two Ball Competition. Our boys and girls showed perseverance, hard work and teamwork! I was so proud to cheer them on and see the excitement as they competed and cheered each other on! Thank you to Coach Platzner for preparing our students for this competition. Thank you to our PTA for providing shirts for the teams.

Report Cards

As a reminder, report cards are available online Friday, February 24th through your Parent Portal. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. If you are unable to access your portal, please call the office and our office staff can assist you.

Acts of Service

We have extended our deadline and will be accepting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house charities as part of our Acts of Service monthly theme until March 24th. If you are interested, please send your child to school with pop tabs.

School Wide Monthly Celebration

We are so excited to announce that as a school, we met our monthly behavioral goal and all students will participate in Fort Reading within the classroom on Tuesday, February 28th. Students may bring a small blanket or small towel to be used; as well as a small stuffed animal.

5Essentials Parent Survey- WE ARE AT 21%- PLEASE HELP

We are at 21% and kindly ask parents to help us raise that percentage! We want to hear your input and improve our school; as well as celebrate the amazing things going on!

Thank you to every parent that completed this short survey and sent me or your child's teacher the screenshot. As a reminder, for every parent that sends a screenshot of the completed survey, they have been entered into a raffle for an opportunity to win a $20 gift card. Please click the 5Essentials Survey website

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's website.

Drop Off and Pick Up

As a reminder, please refrain from using the staff lot during drop off and pick up. Please refrain from moving cones, driving through a one way and blocking buses. We appreciate your cooperation to ensure a safe drop off and pick up.

See Something, Say Something

We continue to build our community and teach students how to maintain positive friendships. We remind our students to self advocate if someone or something is bothering them by saying Stop and to Walk Away or Tell an Adult. Please help remind your child of our See Something, Say Something motto and to tell an adult if they see something they feel is unsafe or unkind.

Stem Materials Collection

As we look forward to a new year, we look forward to implementing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into our elementary library lessons. We are excited to bring these hands-on learning experiences to your schools. Throughout these activities, students will develop their social skills while also developing skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, and more.

We are needing some help collecting materials for some of the STEM tasks. Here are some of the things we could use. These items are donations and will not be returned. Students can place items in a STEM collection box that are located near the front office in each our the elementary schools.

Used or Recycled Materials

  • Empty Cereal Boxes

  • Empty Paper Towel Rolls

  • Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

  • Empty Wrapping Paper Rolls

  • Empty Cardboard Egg Cartons

  • Puzzles (48-100 Pieces), **Please no wooden or missing pieces Please tape puzzle boxes closed.

Any additional questions, please contact the school Library Innovation Teacher.

A medida que avanzamos hacia un nuevo año, esperamos con interés la implementación de “STEM”, por sus siglas en inglés para “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math” (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Matemáticas), en nuestras lecciones de la biblioteca de primaria. Estamos muy contentos de llevar estas experiencias prácticas de aprendizaje a sus escuelas. A través de estas actividades, los estudiantes desarrollarán sus habilidades sociales al mismo tiempo que desarrollan habilidades de resolución de problemas, pensamiento crítico, creatividad, curiosidad, toma de decisiones, liderazgo y mucho más.

Estamos necesitando ayuda para reunir materiales para algunas de las tareas de STEM. Aquí están algunas de las cosas que podríamos utilizar. Estos artículos son donaciones y no serán devueltos. Los estudiantes pueden colocar los artículos en una caja de recolección de “STEM” que se encuentra ubicada cerca de la oficina principal en cada una de nuestras escuelas primarias.

Materiales Usados o Reciclados

  • Cajas de cereales vacías

  • Rollos de toallas de papel vacíos

  • Rollos de papel higiénico vacíos

  • Rollos de papel de envolver vacíos

  • Cajas de cartón para huevos vacías

  • Rompecabezas (de 48-100 piezas), **Por favor, que no haya piezas de madera o que falten piezas. Cierre las cajas de los rompecabezas con cinta adhesiva.

Cualquier pregunta adicional, comuníquese con el Maestro de Innovación de la Biblioteca de la escuela.


Online registration through Infinite Campus is OPEN. EVERY student; new and returning, must register each year. It is extremely important that all families register as soon as possible and do not wait until the summer. Our staffing needs are determined by the number of students registered each year. Waiting to register right before school begins can cause changes to classes, changes in staffing and the need to re-section classes in order to balance classes. We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!

PTA News

If you are interested in joining the PTA, membership is $8 or if know anyone that would be a good fit for serving on the PTA board, elections will be in May. There are several positions opening.

Please contact the PTA for more information at

Winter Gear for Recess

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.

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.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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