March 15, 2021
In Your Kendall News...
- Illinois 5Essentials Survey for Parents
- Picture Day April 9th
- Yearbook Candids
- Welcome Class of 2034 - Incoming Kindergarten
- IAR Testing
- Preschool Registration for 21-22
- Team IPEF 2021 Sign-up is Open
- Important Dates
- Chromebook Support
- Yogurt Beach Fundraiser
- 2021-2022 PTA Board Nominations
- Kendall Cookbooks are In!
- 2021 Kendall Science Fair
- Kendall PTA Membership
- Gift Card Program
Illinois 5Essentials Survey for Parents
Kendall's Parent Response rate as of today is 23%.
Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.
To take this short survey:
1. Visit 5 Essentials Survey Link
2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)
3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.
Picture Day - April 9th
Students who are attending school remotely will have the option to come to Kendall in the afternoon to have their school photo taken. Parents will walk their child to gym door #6 and pick them up at gym door #5 after their photo has been taken. All parents and students should be wearing a mask while on school grounds. Remote Students - Please sign up HERE.
Photo package purchasing details coming soon.
First day of School Pictures
Remote Learning with your Pets
PE at home
Patriot Spirit Days
Please submit your photos to the yearbook by emailing them to email@example.com with the Subject "Yearbook."
By emailing your photo(s), you give us permission to publish the photo in our school yearbook.
Welcome Class of 2034
Please review our Kendall Kindergarten Presentation for information about next year, including a link to let us know you are coming!
Please feel free to share this information with any neighbors you know who will have a Kindergartener next year!
IAR Testing - Grades 3 - 5
Please review the information below in order to prepare for our first day of testing. As all students are scheduled to test, they will not have any zooms or asynchronous work in google classroom on these days. *RISE students will not follow the schedule below. Please speak with your teacher for individualized testing schedules.
Monday, March 22nd
Monday, April 12th
Monday, April 19th
Arrival: 8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Dismissal: 12:25 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
All students must self-certify in ParentVue no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of testing.
Health and Safety Procedures:
All students are required to wear a mask which covers both their nose and mouth on school grounds. Students riding the bus must wear their mask for the duration of the ride. Students arriving by car should have the mask on before exiting the car. Students (and any parents) who walk to school, should wear their mask on school grounds. Students in school will maintain physical distancing requirements of 3 to 6 feet at all times.
Student Testing Materials:
- Fully charged chromebook (required)
- Headphones or earbuds (required)
- Pencil (required)
- Mask (required)
- Water Bottle (optional)
Preschool Registration for 2021-22
District 204's Prairie Children Preschool program offers early childhood education for children ages three and four and is open to all District 204 residents, with the main classrooms located on the first floor of the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora. Preschool classes are 2.5 hours each day, Monday through Thursday. Tuition is $245 a month. Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now being accepted. Visit the preschool’s website for more information.
Team IPEF 2021
JOIN TEAM IPEF 2021
We invite you to consider representing our school as part of Team IPEF 2021. Click the following link to see who's already signed up to run for our school! https://ipef204.org/team-ipef-info/
It’s about more than just the race. Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity for our parents, staff, community members and students to join together for a cause of making a difference for our school.
Team members commit to raise a minimum of $150 as they train and complete the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Half of all funds raise come directly back to our school. Visit https://ipef204.org/teamipef/ to learn more or sign-up. Now’s the time; set a goal, get fit, become involved!
Thursday, March 18th: Yogurt Beach Fundraiser (2:00-9:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 24th: Patriot Spirit Day!
Friday, March 26th: End of 3rd Quarter
Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd: No School - Spring Break
Monday, April 5th: No School - Remote Learning Planning Day
Tuesday, April 6th: School Resumes
Tuesday, April 6th: PTA Science Fair Registration and Videos Due
Friday, April 9th: Picture Day (In-person in AM, Remote in PM)
Kendall PTA Points
Yogurt Beach Fundraiser
Celebrate this winter “heat wave” with a trip to the beach…. Yogurt Beach! On Thursday, March 18th, the store will generously donate 30% of participating proceeds to our Kendall PTA!
2021-22 Kendall PTA Board Nominations
Kendall PTA is currently accepting nominations for its 2021-22 Executive Board. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else please complete this form. We are currently accepting nominations for all board positions. (President, Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer). If interested in co-chairing any of these positions with a friend or other, that option is available as well. Co-chairs are encouraged each year to share responsibilities and/or to shadow the current board member for a smooth succession of roles. 2021/22 will be the last year at Kendall for a couple current board members.
If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact us: Chrissy Laughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shweta Hiremath (email@example.com). Please complete this application to the PTA Nominating Committee by Monday, April 19th. Voting will take place at the General PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 22nd.
Kendall Cookbooks have Arrived!
They are available for purchase thru the Kendall PTA MemberHub site!
Pick one up for your student to participate in the monthly cooking challenges, as a keepsake for this school year, gift to a family member or friend OR choose to donate one to a Kendall Staff Member! Each cookbook contains an extra special insert with visual sequence recipes. The Kendall PTA thanks you for participating in this fundraiser!
Kendall Science Fair
The Kendall PTA would like to invite all students to participate in the Kendall Science Fair! This is a non-competitive event, so come and explore the world of science! Participants will attend the Science Fair on Thursday, April 15th via Zoom. They will be put into a small group along with judges in a breakout room. They will have 10-15 minutes to conduct their experiment or explain their project followed by judges asking few questions. This will be an interactive session.
The Zoom sessions will be as follows:
6-7 p.m. -- K-2nd Grade
7-8 p.m. – 3rd-5th Grade
Register at http://bit.ly/SF2021Registration
Please register online, and submit your videos by April 6th, 2021. Videos are only for Kendall families to watch via the Kendall newsletter.
Here is the link for some additional guidelines:
For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendall PTA Membership
The PTA is working hard to find ways to support our Kendall Students and Staff during this time at home. As always, we encourage families to join the PTA and support our efforts. Our membership is currently at about 15% and our goal is 100%. Help us get to 100%...your membership can make a difference! With the new 2020 online school registration, even lifelong members/supporters of the PTA have forgotten or not realized whether they have joined. Not sure if you are a member yet? Click here to check.
We Need Your Support! Purchase your membership at: https://kendall.new.memberhub.store
Gift Card Program
Enrollment code: 214FDB581L692
Download the Raise Right App, register, then enter the enrollment code provided to benefit Kendall PTA. Purchase or send eGift cards, reload gift cards, ship physical gift cards directly to you...all from your Raise Right App! The holidays may be over, but you can still purchase for other occasions (or personal use) throughout the year!
Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award
So many educators are going above and beyond supporting students during this time of uncertainty! If you would like to recognize your child's teacher please see the information below.
Anyone can nominate a District 204 staff member for the A+ Award. Nominations must include an essay (of 50-500 words) describing how this staff member has positively impacted students. We strongly encourage student nominations. Parent, alumni and community nominations are also welcomed.