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9 September 2022

Hello Kipling Families,

I wanted to thank you for welcoming me into the Kipling family! It has been great getting to know your kids and families over the past few weeks. I love seeing the student's eagerness to learn and support each other. I look forward to watching our students grow together and meeting more families throughout the year!

Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!


Hannah Eagle

Assistant Principal

Kipling Elementary School

Drop-off/Pick-up Reminders

Thank you to everyone for following the drop-off/pick-up procedures. The lines have been moving as quickly as possible and we are very grateful for you partnering with us in this process. That light on Deerfield Road does not do us any favors, but overall, we are doing great. Here are some reminders to keep in mind - please make sure you are following these guidelines:

-Reminder that the school day officially begins at 8:40am. We understand everyone has been getting used to back to school routines, and we know that traffic at Deerfield Road and Kipling can be difficult, but please try to ensure your child is in our building by 8:40am each day.

-Please stay in your car and continue to pull as far forward as possible. We want to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible.

-If you want to walk your child to or from the door at dismissal, please find a parking spot in the lot or on the street and then walk to the building.

-If you need to talk to your child’s teacher please email them about your concern rather than having a conversation in the carline.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found will be donated to charity at various times throughout this year. If your child’s clothes and other personal items are labeled with their name, we will give them to them before we make these donations. Parents are welcome to come into the building between 3:40pm-4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday to look through the lost and found.

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.

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 13th - DPN Event, 7:30pm (see details above)

    • 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 25th - PPS 109 Event, 6pm (see details above)

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