Cougar Clips

2 September 2022

Kipling Families - thank you for all the support you have given to me and our staff. We have been able to hit the ground running this year. There are countless positive activities and learning experiences happening in every classroom and learning space here at school. It is because of our dedicated staff, and our partnership with you, our dedicated families, that our children are going to grow socially, emotionally, and academically this year. Please take this weekend to catch your breath, relax, and enjoy some extra time with your loved ones.

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

-Next PTO Meeting is on October 7th @ 9:30am in the teachers lounge - all are welcome!

-Pumpkinfest is October 15th from 3-5pm at Kipling! Please reach out to the PTO to help plan/organize the event at Also, donations for Pumpkinfest can be made on the PTO website as well - click HERE to donate.

-Spiritwear ordering deadline is September 7th! Click HERE to order now!

District Communication


The Deerfield Parent Network is an all-volunteer organization that provides community wide and single-issue programming on timely topics of concern among our parent communities. Their first event, “The Tween Social Scene” (geared towards families with 6th & 7th graders) will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at Shepard Middle School at 7:30 p.m.. Visit their website for more information.

PPS 109 EVENT ON 10/25

We are excited this school year to return to offering in-person parent/guardian networking and educational opportunities for our community in collaboration with PPS109.

PPS109 is a partnership of DPS 109 administrators, teachers and parents/guardians who are dedicated to providing support to families of children with a wide range of needs. Our first event of the ‘22-’23 school year will be An Overview of District 109 Student Services. This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 pm at the District Office.

We are also asking for your help! Please click here to help us prioritize the next community event that will be offered during this school year. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you are interested in participating in PPS109 parent/guardian networking opportunities.

Deerfield Park District Enrichment

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

  • September 5th - No School

  • September 22nd - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm

  • September 26th - No School

  • October 5th - No School

  • October 6th - Picture Day

  • October 7th - PTO Meeting @ Kipling @ 9:30am

  • October 10th - No School

  • October 15th - PTO Pumpkin Fest, 3-5pm

  • October 27th - Regular board Meeting @ 7:00 pm