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11 November 2022

Happy Friday Kipling Families!

Thank you to our PTO and to all the parent volunteers who have made our Special Someone Day and our Book Fair an incredible success. I loved my first Special Someone Day at Kipling and I look forward to many more to come. Thank you as well to our amazing staff here at Kipling who volunteered their time and altered their schedules this week to make both of these events possible for our students. The collaborative community and feeling of family at Kipling Elementary is second to none!

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


Mr. Matthew O. Lombardo, NBCT


Kipling Elementary

SEL Spotlight (Social Emotional Learning)

Special. Someone. Day.

I am beyond proud and grateful for the amazing success of Kipling’s Special Someone Day. THANK YOU to all the family members and other special someones who took the time to be with our students today. It was so rewarding to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and our students were very excited to recognize their Special Someone and spend time with them during their school day.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up is now open. Please click here to access the sign-up links.

Conferences will be held on the evening of Monday, November 21st, and during school hours on Tuesday, November 22nd. Families should indicate whether they plan to attend the conference in person or via Zoom.

We hope that families who choose to travel during the week of Thanksgiving will take advantage of the virtual conference option and sign up for a time slot during our teachers' designated conference times.

It is our practice to host one conference per child.

Kipling Community Partnership Team

The team of teachers on the Community Partnership team here at Kipling are working towards including community members’ expertise within our lessons that apply to what we are doing in the classroom. We have created this brief form for members of our Kipling community to complete if interested.

By completing this form we will generate a list of adults that are connected to Kipling students who are willing to come into a classroom and teach about their profession. Teachers may use this list to invite professionals into their classrooms when applicable.

If there is a professional that is connected to your family that may have expertise on a topic they’d be willing to teach about here at Kipling, please forward this email, and the link to the form to them.

Here is the link to the Google Form.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Community Partnership Team leaders, Chase McCulloch ( or Heather Sepper ( Thank you for taking the time to support and enrich the learning experience for our Kipling students!

-The Kipling Community Partnership Team

Seeking Cultures to Showcase!

The first Kipling Cultural Collection display is up and it looks awesome! Thank you so much to the Lombardo family for teaching us all about your Sicilian culture and heritage. Please watch his video to learn more about his culture!

In an effort to ensure inclusion of diverse populations and perspectives, we are looking for other Kipling families to use the Kipling Cultural Collection to teach the Kipling community about your culture! Display objects may include 6-8 traditional or cultural objects, a family video describing the significance of each object, recipe, flag, map, music, etc - anything to bring your vibrant culture to life!

If you and your family are interested in sharing your culture with the Kipling community, please complete this brief form. If you sign up, a member of our committee will be in contact about next steps.

Kipling PTO

-Thank you to the PTO and to all the families who shopped at the Book Fair in support of our school! We are so grateful for the partnership and support you provide us!

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

Deerfield High School Fundraising Opportunity

Please see the linked information about a fundraising opportunity organized by former DPS109 students and current Deerfield High School Student Council members. Thank you!

District Communication

Thank you to all our families who contributed to our district Food and Supply Drive!

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.

The board of Deerfield Family Theater, a non-profit program of the Deerfield Park District, is proud to announce our production of Big Fish. We hope your students, parents, and staff will join us for this touching, larger-than-life tale about the bond between a parent and a child and the power of storytelling.

Big picture

Upcoming Important Dates

    • November 15th - Picture Retake Day

    • November 16th - 5th Grade Evening Concert @ 5:30-6:30pm

    • November 17th - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

    • November 21st - Parent Teacher Conferences (Evening)

    • November 22nd - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • November 23rd-25th - No School

    • December 7th - 3rd Grade Evening Concert @ 5:30-6:30pm

    • December 14th - Band Concert @ Shepard Middle School, 6:30pm

    • December 15th - Orchestra Concert @ Shepard Middle School, 6pm

    • December 15th - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

    • December 21st - 2:25pm Student Dismissal - Winter Break Begins

    • January 9th - School Resumes