Kendall News

November 23, 2020

In your Kendall News...

School and District Updates
  • A Message from Mrs. Jerger
  • Materials Distribution Dec. 7th
  • Holiday Giving Program
  • DuPage County Coronavirus Relief
  • Important Dates
  • Chromebook Support
Kendall PTA POINTS
  • Kendall Cookbook
  • Gift Card Program

A Message from Mrs. Jerger

As we all enter into the Thanksgiving Holiday, I'd like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to our entire Kendall Family. I am thankful to have such an outstanding and dedicated faculty who continue to grow and evolve our instruction to reach their students and guide their learning. I am thankful for all of our amazing Kendall families who are stepping up to support their children during the school day, to keep them signed-in, logged-on, and organized. We know it is not easy and you are all executing it with such grace. And finally, I am thankful for all of our Kendall students who I see working so hard each day, who won't let a little thing like a pandemic get in the way of their learning and growing as future leaders! It is my honor to be a Kendall Patriot!

Materials Distribution: Monday December 7th

Kendall will hold our next distribution of student learning materials on Monday, December 7th. (This is a date change from previous communication and will be the last distribution until 3rd quarter.)

*Due to increased COVID cases in our area, please plan to use your trunk for materials.


Families can pick up materials any time between 1:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Suggested times to limit traffic congestions around the school:

Last Name A - E 1:45 to 2:15

Last Name F - K 2:15 to 2:45

Last Name L - R 2:45 to 3:15

Last Name S - Z 3:15 to 3:45


We ask parents to:

  • Stay in their vehicle and allow our staff to bring materials to you.
  • Follow the traffic patter pictured below.
  • Tape a sign to the passenger side of the car with their child(ren)'s name(s) and class. (Example: Jerger, Breah 5K)
  • Label any materials you are returning with the teachers name.

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Holiday Giving Program

Help make a difference this holiday season for our families experiencing hardships or homelessness. The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) is partnering with District 204 for the IPPC Holiday Giving Program. This program directly supports under-resourced families through collecting donations of select gift-cards to help families enjoy the holiday season. The program runs now through November 30. Community members who would like to participate can use the online store to purchase gift-cards or make a donation that will be used to serve the greatest needs of our families this holiday season. All donations will directly help District 204 families.

Coronavirus Relief Funds are available to eligible DuPage County

Coronavirus Relief Funds are available to eligible DuPage County residents to avoid eviction, foreclosure, or homelessness. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and demonstrate a housing crisis resulting from an adverse COVID19 impact.

Services offered may include:

  • Rent
  • Association Fees
  • Security deposit
  • Mortgage

Requests for assistance are being accepted starting Wed., 11/18 through Wed., 11/25 or until maximum capacity has been reached. Apply online at:

Households requesting assistance will need to complete a full application via a network of community agencies to be considered for assistance.
Funds are limited so do not delay.

Important Dates

Monday, November 23rd: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Conferences 8:00 - 8:00

Tuesday, November 24th - Friday, November 27th: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 7th: 5th Grade Middle School Music Prelude during school day

Monday, December 7th: Materials Distribution 1:45-3:45

Thursday, December 10th: General PTA Meeting via Zoom 7:00 p.m.

Chromebook Support

Please continue to work with your child's teacher to troubleshoot technology issues. If your child's device requires service, you can submit a request using our CHROMEBOOK SERVICE REQUEST LINK.

Kendall PTA Points

Kendall Cookbook

The Kendall PTA is creating a 2020-2021 KENDALL COOKBOOK to replace our Fun Run Fundraiser and will need family/student/staff’s most favorite recipes to fill it!


We are asking you to do 3 things:

1) Purchase your recipe submission

2) Take the Kendall Cookbook Cover Survey

3) Pre-order your Kendall Cookbook, and be entered into the $50 Amazon gift card raffle


1) $10 for each recipe submitted. Each student or staff member may enter up to 2 recipe submissions.

Visit: https://kendall.new.memberhub.store to purchase your recipe submission(s).

Paid submissions will receive an email to visit the www.typensave.com website with a provided login and password. With the provided credentials, you will be able to manually enter your recipe to the Kendall Cookbook.

Recipe submission deadline is Friday, December 18th, but we suggest you start planning now!


2) We want your opinion on what the Kendall Cookbook cover will look like. Rank the options provided in the survey from MOST favorite to least, then have your student(s) do the same! The title/wording will later be customized to our group.

Take the Kendall Cookbook Cover Survey: https://forms.gle/Q8t6FyQfF89C3QpL7


3) To pre-order your 2020-2021 Kendall Cookbook, visit https://bit.ly/Pre-OrderKendallCookbook

For every pre-ordered cookbook before December 18th, your name will be entered into a gift card raffle for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. We will raffle one each week in the month of December.

Order a 2020-2021 Kendall Cookbook ($20):

· for your student(s)

· as a gift for a relative/friend

· to donate one to a Kendall faculty/staff Member


Kendall Cookbooks will be distributed in February 2021.

The 2020-2021 Kendall Cookbook is must have memorabilia that celebrates the many cultures of our Kendall community! The cookbook will later be used in the school year for cooking challenges amongst our students and staff, if you choose.

Gift Card Program

Enrollment code: 214FDB581L692

Gift cards make great stocking stuffers or a gift for teachers, coaches, babysitters, or for that tricky person on your shopping list. Buy gift cards to stores where you shop to get ready for the holidays. Either way, you are helping the Kendall PTA, and you can purchase all year long too! 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!

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.

Click here to submit a nomination for a staff member who goes above and beyond to make a difference for our students.