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May 23rd - 27th

The Last Week of May....

Hello Krew,

Wow! Time flies when you're having fun. I can't believe it is already the end of May. We have exactly 3 weeks of school left this year.

There is a super fun week ahead with Kindergarten graduation and music show on Tuesday night and the Night of STARS on Thursday.

This Friday we have a half day inservice coming up. I think we will meet at the DC but I still have to confirm. Look for an agenda by Tuesday. At least part of Friday will be a review of our MAP data. I will be updating the Student Growth Folder this week.

Great job this past week to all the staff on getting through MAP testing. A big thank you to our coaches for all their help.

Thank you also to Chase and Hannah that organized an awesome Inspiration Ed Camp for our 5th grade students on Friday afternoon.

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Habit 5 - Seek First To Understand Then To Be Understood

Often we think that being a good listener is just something we should do or maybe more often something someone else should do. But listening just like anything else in our lives requires commitment and practice.

There was a great article last fall in Scientific American on How To Be a Better Listener You can click the link for the article. It describes 4 helpful tips on better listening.

1) Check Your Assumptions

2) Get Curious

3) Suspend Judgement

4) Know When To Tap Out

Listening is key to understanding between any individuals or groups. And being able to understand is key as demonstrated in the hilarious video below.

Learn English really funny commercial

In The News

Please send any news that we can include in the newsletter. Serious or silly - it's all good.

The 16-17 Kipling Theme is... Get Your Superpowers From The 7 Habits

Congrats Kate Schippers is a Grandmother.

Congrats to Kate Schippers whose granddaughter, Annabelle Marie was born at 1:23 today. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 Oz. All are happy and healthy.

Lots of Graduation Celebrations for Members of The Krew. Congrats to all.

4 Kipling Krew offspring and one nephew graduate on Wednesday from DHS!

AJ Schmitz, Sam Barr, Ashley and Brittany Dushman and David Pfeffer.

And Sam, AJ and David are proud Kipling Alum!!

And at Libertyville HS Danna's son Max will be graduating soon as well.

The Cozza's Head To San Francisco

This weekend Nancy went to San Francisco to the Cubs-Giants game. While there she spotted a possible retirement sanctuary on a beautiful private island. I say keep looking :)

Way To Go Maggie!

Maggie planned a successful Spirit Sprint at Caruso on Friday raising around $3000 for epilepsy research! Hannah is very proud Mom today.
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The Friedlanders Had a Busy Weekend

Alan and Danna celebrated Max’s Senior Prom! Gabby ended her rec. league soccer career and moving onto travel soccer!

Jeanne and Carolynn Attend Maker Faire

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Svetlana Gets Some R&R

Courtesy of some awesome kids...Svetlana enjoyed a weekend at the spa at the Peninsula Hotel downtown.
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Summer Has Arrived At the McConnell House

In our first outing of the year today all of the McConnell's caught a fish. It was AJ's first. Of course I had to handle the all worms.

16-17 Specials Schedule

Just in case you haven't seen it yet the proposed Special Schedule for the 16-17 school year is ready

Save Your Pop Tabs for Room 12

Please help collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald charities. Room 12 will be collecting them until June 2nd.
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Student Growth Folder

This is our shared student growth folder. Most recently updated with Q2 DCA results.

Important Dates


05/23 - 5th Grade Girls Adolescence Program 7pm at Kipling School

05/24 - Kindergarten Art/Music & Graduation Program 6pm at Kipling School

05/30 - No School - Memorial Day


6/6 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

6/8 - Field Day (rescheduled from May 20)

6/10 - Rain Day for Field Day

6/10 - Last Day of School