Kimball Hill

Weekly News: Week of 10/10/22

Message from Mrs. LaCamera

Dear Parents,

As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 11th. I hope you enjoy the extra days with your child and we look forward to seeing all students when classes resume on Wednesday, October 12th.

As always, please email me with any questions, concerns or feedback.


Michelle LaCamera

Important Dates

  • October 10th- NO SCHOOL- Indigenous Peoples Day
  • October 11th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Plan Day
  • October 12th- Classes Resume
  • October 20th- Cross Country One Mile Run Meet- 6th grade team ONLY
  • October 20th- Culvers Dine & Donate 4-8pm
  • October 26th- Book Fair 5:00-6:00pm
  • October 26th- Trunk or Treat 6:00-7:00pm
  • October 27th- Trunk or Treat rain date
  • October 31st- PreK-6th Halloween Outdoor Parade 1:30-1:45pm & AM Kindergarten 9:45-10:00am

Training for Parents

Our first Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting led by district is coming up in two weeks...

Important Details:

  • Date/Time - Tuesday, October 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Theme- Understanding the Report Card & How to Participate in a Parent Teacher Conference
  • Meeting will be virtual (link sent to all parents on 10/17)
  • Translation will be provided for any language (advance registration required, see flyer for more details)
  • Link to Flyer (scroll down to see translations of the flyer in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, & Telugu)

Dine & Donate October 20th clink on the PDF

Spirit Wear

Thank you to everyone that purchased spirit wear and a big thank you to our PTA for coordinating this. All spirit wear questions must be directed to our PTA at

Thank you.

Halloween Celebration and Costume Guidelines

We are excited to celebrate Halloween again in a more typical fashion this school year. Please kindly take a moment to review our plan and expectations for Monday, October 31, 2022. We look forward to a memorable and fun celebration for all students!

1:30-1:45 pm-Students in grades Pre-K-6th grade will parade outside in their costumes. Parents are welcome to view the parade from the grassy area outside back, behind the yellow line. This is weather permitting ONLY and will not be rescheduled outdoors if we experience inclement weather. The parade will be moved to indoors if it becomes inclement for students only. We are hoping that Mother Nature cooperates.

1:45-2:45 pm- Students in grades Pre-K-6th grade will have a classroom Halloween Party following the parade. The parties are sponsored and organized by our PTA and our parent room reps. Only parents who are signed up to help with classroom parties will be allowed to participate. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:05 pm.

AM Kindergarten ONLY

9:45-10:00am parade on blacktop

10:00-10:45 am class party

Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school for the day. We have moved away from students changing during the noon hour or going home to do so. We look forward to students being able to wear their Halloween and/or fall gear for the day at school. We strongly encourage children to wear costumes that are comfortable and appropriate for school. Students will NOT be allowed to wear costumes that do not meet the guidelines. Please review and follow the below guidelines when choosing a costume this year. If your child does not celebrate Halloween, please email the teacher and your child will go to the library and can participate in a fall independent activity.

Page 22 - Parent/Student Handbook

Per the Student Handbook: Students are permitted to wear costumes on Halloween as long as their attire complies with the above student appearance policy and meets the following set of expectations for a school setting:

  • Children should not wear bloody, gruesome, or especially scary costumes. Costumes involving fake blood are not allowed.

  • Actual weapons, look-alike weapons, toy weapons or weapon-like objects are not allowed.

  • Masks that cover the face and head are not allowed.

  • Costume make-up is allowed provided it does not cover the student’s entire face. Staff members must be able to identify students.

  • Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype about someone’s culture, gender, heritage or religion are not allowed.

Pautas para la Celebración y los Disfraces de Halloween

Lunes, 31 de Octubre de 2022

Estamos muy contentos de volver a celebrar Halloween de una manera más tradicional este año escolar. Por favor, tómese un momento para revisar nuestro plan y expectativas para el lunes 31 de octubre de 2022. ¡Esperamos que la celebración sea memorable y divertida!

1:30-1:45 pm- Estudiantes en grados preescolar-6to Los estudiantes desfilarán afuera con sus disfraces. Los padres son bienvenidos a ver el desfile en el campo exterior (en la zona donde hay pasto). Este desfile será afuera SOLAMENTE si el clima lo permite y no se re-programará al aire libre debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. El desfile se moverá dentro de la escuela solo para los estudiantes si el clima es inclemente. Esperamos que la madre naturaleza coopere.

1:45-2:45 pm- Estudiantes en grados preescolar-6to Se llevarán a cabo fiestas de Halloween en las aulas, patrocinadas y organizadas por nuestro PTA y nuestros padres voluntarios. Sólo los padres que se inscriban para ayudar en las fiestas de las aulas podrán participar. Los estudiantes saldrán de la escuela a las 3:55 pm.

Los estudiantes son bienvenidos a llevar sus disfraces de Halloween a la escuela este día. No será posible que los estudiantes se cambien durante la hora del mediodía o que vayan a casa para hacerlo. Esperamos que los estudiantes usen su ropa de Halloween y/o de otoño durante ese día en la escuela. Por favor, revise y siga las siguientes pautas al elegir un disfraz este año. ¡La comodidad es siempre la clave también!

AM Kindergarten

9:45-10:00am parade on blacktop

10:00-10:45 am class party

Página 22 - Manual para Padres y Estudiantes

Según el Manual del estudiante: Se permite a los estudiantes usar disfraces en Halloween siempre y cuando su vestimenta cumpla con la política de apariencia de los estudiantes mencionada anteriormente y cumpla con el siguiente conjunto de expectativas para un entorno escolar:

  • Los niños no deben llevar disfraces sangrientos, horripilantes o especialmente terroríficos. No se permiten los disfraces con sangre falsa.

  • No están permitidas las armas reales, las armas de apariencia, las armas de juguete o los objetos que se asemejen a armas.

  • No se permiten las máscaras que cubren la cara y la cabeza.

  • El maquillaje de los disfraces está permitido siempre que no cubra toda la cara del estudiante. Los miembros del personal deben ser capaces de identificar a los estudiantes.

  • No están permitidos los disfraces que puedan resultar ofensivos o perpetuar un estereotipo sobre la cultura, el género, el patrimonio o la religión de alguien.

Trunk or Treat- October 26th

Please click on the PDF below for details for our upcoming Trunk or Treat. A big thank you to our PTA for hosting this incredible event. Last year was such a hit and we hope to see everyone this year! If you would like to sign up to decorate your car and pass out candy, please click on the link below and the PTA will follow up

Rolling Meadows Library Special Events

Attached are some pdf flyers for some of Rolling Meadows Library events and programs.

School Book Fair- October 26th

Pack your bookbags: the Literati Book Fair is coming! Students will preview the in-person fair on Monday, October 24-25. Sales will start during the day on Wednesday, October 26th and run through the morning of Friday, October 28th! Grab your Passport to Adventure and visit us during Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. We also have a companion on-line fair running NOW! Go to Be sure to select Kimball Hill School in the upper right corner. There is also information about purchasing gift cards for your student to use. Every purchase benefits our school! Contact Mrs. Franke with any questions


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.

Moving D15 Forward

The District 15 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. Doing so will allow the District to repair and restore our facilities, bring full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools, update schools libraries and some learning spaces, and ensure feeder patterns from elementary to junior high and high school providing all student access to a neighborhood or near neighborhood school. To learn even more about the proposed improvements visit

District 15 will be hosting informational meetings on the following dates:

  • October 6 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Thomas Jefferson Middle School if the measure is approved)

  • October 11 - Winston Campus Junior High

  • October 13 - Plum Grove Junior High

  • October 20 - Carl Sandburg Junior High

  • October 25 - Walter R. Sundling Junior High

School Hours

Just a reminder- school begins at 8:25am. Those not in need of a breakfast should arrive to school closer to 8:20am. Doors will open for breakfast at 8:10am. If your child needs a breakfast, they can grab a breakfast bag between 8:10-8:20 am from the lunchroom. Students that arrive past 8:25am will receive a tardy pass.

Mon - Thurs

8:25 am - 3:05 pm

KDG AM: 8:25 am - 11:00 am

KDG PM: 12:30-3:05 pm


8:25 am - 2:15 pm

KDG AM: 8:25 - 10:35 am

KDG PM: 12:05 - 2:15 pm

LUNCH: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

If you are in need of before school care, please call the main office for information for REC childcare through the RM Park, housed at Kimball Hill or you can call the RM Park District for assistance.

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadow Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008


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