Kimball Hill

Week of 1/16/23

Message from Mrs. LaCamera

Dear Kimball Hill Parents,

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 16th due to the holiday and no school on Tuesday, January 17th due to Teacher Institute Day. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 18th. Have a wonderful, long weekend!

As always, please email me or call the school with any questions or concerns.


Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill Principal


Important Dates

  • January 16th- Holiday- No School
  • January 17th- Institute Day- No School
  • January 18th Dine & Donate @ Chipotle
  • January 26th- Talent Show 6:00pm
  • January 30th- Cougar Rally
  • January 30th/31st- School Store
  • January 31st- School-wide monthly celebration (if goal is met)
  • Feb 13th- Kindergarten Round Up; 5:45pm Monolingual, 6:30 Dual Language in English, 7:30 Dual Language in Spanish
  • February 28th- Multilingual Illustrative Math Training for Parents @ Whitely School 6:30-7:30pm

Talent Show

The student contestants performing will be given an opportunity during the day on January 25th to perform on stage for the dress rehearsal. This is for performers only.

The Talent Show is Thursday, January 26th at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:45pm. All students must be accompanied by an adult. ALL questions should be directed to the PTA at

Thank you to the PTA for coordinating this event again!

Dine & Donate- January 18th

Don't forget to join us at the Chipotle on Golf Rd in Rolling Meadows for our Dine & Donate! It's from 4:00-8:00pm. Order online or pickup using CODE F4A6PQ6

Thank you for your continued support and to our PTA for coordinating this fundraiser!

School Yearbook Online Sale

School yearbooks are now on sale! Please place your order online through and enter code 73211J

Any questions, please email


Online registration through Infinite Campus will open January 23rd. EVERY student; new and returning, must register each year. It is extremely important that all families register as soon as possible and do not wait until the summer. Our staffing needs are determined by the number of students registered each year. Waiting to register right before school begins can cause changes to classes, changes in staffing and the need to re-section classes in order to balance classes. We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!

Kindergarten Round Up 2023-24 for Monolingual Half Day & Dual Language Full Day

We will hold our monolingual half day Kindergarten Round Up on February 13th at Kimball Hill at 5:45-6:15pm. At this time, we will review general information about the half day program and about our school.

At a later time in the fall, you will have an opportunity to meet your child's teacher.

Our Kindergarten Dual Language informational meeting will be at 6:30pm in English and 7:30pm in Spanish. Details below.

Dual Language Opportunity for Incoming Kindergarten Students 2023-2024

We are excited to have been selected as the Rolling Meadows site to offer Dual Language as an option to parents interested. Next year, we will offer two Dual Language Kindergarten classes and priority will be given to Kimball Hill families. These Dual Language classes will be in addition to our half day monolingual class. Each following year, an additional grade level for a Dual Language class will be offered. Seats are limited. Please join us to learn more about Dual Language Programming.

An informational meeting will be held at Kimball Hill on February 13 at 6:30 in English and 7:30 in Spanish. If you would like to learn more about our Dual Language program, please plan on attending the meeting and watch our Dual Language Informational Video.

Poster and Essay Contest

Metra Contest– “Stay Safe and Stay Off Train Tracks!”

Metra has launched its 16th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students across Metra's service area to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year's theme is "Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks." Deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

The Safety Poster and Essay Contest asks students to take on an advocacy role and communicate the importance of safety near the tracks. This year's theme: "Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks"emphasizes the importance of being aware of your surroundings and personal safety when near railroad tracks, platforms, and crossings, which can be extremely dangerous.

More information can be found on the Metra Contest website.

PTA News

Please support our school PTA and become a member! It is a great way to get involved! You can give as little or as much time as you have! Please email for further information.

Cold Weather- Please ensure students dress appropriately

Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should dress appropriately for the weather. We are seeing a high number of students still coming to school without jackets and some in shorts. We kindly ask that you talk with your child to ensure they are leaving home with appropriate winter gear. All students are required to go outside for recess. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.Please see our district-wide outdoor procedures below. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please send me an email at

  • Staff members provide playground supervision. If students are not following behavior expectations, a staff member will address the behavior with the student(s). Based on the behavior, the child may speak to an administrator.
    Cold weather: Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.

  • Warm weather: Students will be outside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is below 100 degrees. Students will be inside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is 100 degrees or above.
    Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.

En espanol Recess

Los estudiantes generalmente salen al recreo todos los días, por lo que deben vestirse adecuadamente por el clima. Solo se hacen excepciones cuando un niño/a trae una nota del médico que lo excusa del recreo al aire libre.

Los miembros del personal proporcionan supervisión en el patio de recreo. Si los estudiantes no siguen las expectativas de comportamiento, un miembro del personal abordará el comportamiento con el/los estudiante/s. Según el comportamiento, el niño/a será enviado a hablar con un administrador.

Clima frío: El recreo interior se determina según las siguientes pautas:

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es inferior a 0°F, todos los estudiantes permanecerán adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, está entre 0°-10° F, el procedimiento preferido es una rotación de 20 minutos para el almuerzo, un recreo al aire libre de 20 minutos y un recreo interior de 20 minutos. Sin embargo, a discreción del director, los estudiantes pueden permanecer adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es superior a 10°F, los estudiantes tendrán un recreo regular al aire libre.

Tiempo de calor: Los estudiantes estarán afuera para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es inferior a 100 grados. Los estudiantes estarán adentro para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es de 100 grados o más.

Otras consideraciones en las que se permite el recreo interior incluyen la condición del patio de recreo y la presencia de precipitaciones.

Para el recreo en interiores, los estudiantes son supervisados ​​en sus aulas.

  • oor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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