Kendall News

May 25, 2020

Newsletter Highlights:

A message from Mrs. Jerger

Student Property Pick-Up / School Property Drop-off

Important Dates

Registration for 2020-2021

End of Year Message from Mrs. Jerger

As we enter into our last week of the school year, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Kendall families for your ongoing support throughout the year. The circumstances of our last quarter of school have emphasized to me how essential community is and I am thankful to be a part of the Patriot family. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day. It is truly our honor. I hope you and your family enjoy your summer, stay healthy, and feel the presence of community around you.

Student Property Pick-Up / School Property Return - TOMORROW

Kendall Elementary School’s pick-up day is scheduled for tomorrow,

TUESDAY, MAY 26TH.

You must drive to Kendall to pick up your child(ren)’s materials. In the case of rain or if you can’t come on the scheduled date, please contact gina_swanson@ipsd.org to schedule a make-up time for later this week.


The schedule for pick up is as follows, based upon students’ LAST NAME:

A - E 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

F - K 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

L - R 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

S - Z 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Parents will need to drive to the school to maintain social distancing. Walk-ups will not be allowed. If you are unable to drive to the school for pick, please contact me.

In the interest of safety for you and for our staff, we ask that you follow these procedures when you arrive for your scheduled pick up time:

  • Please review the attached map for traffic flow. It is important that you review this map, as the traffic flow is slightly different than what typically occurs during student arrival/dismissal. Note: traffic should stage down Meadow Lake Dr. to make a right hand turn on to Pradel Dr. and a right hand turn into the parking lot circle. This traffic pattern has been reviewed and advised by the Naperville Police Department.

  • Create a sign (8 ½ x 11 paper size) with your child(ren)’s last name in BOLD/BIG PRINT, followed by first name(s).
  • Place the sign on the dashboard, visible to staff.

  • Drivers should turn on their hazard flashers while they are in line.

  • Be prepared to return library books, textbooks and/or BROKEN Chromebooks. Chromebooks should ONLY be returned if they are not working or your family is leaving the district. Place them in a plastic bag with your child’s name on the bag and put the bag in your car’s trunk. If your child has an item that belongs to their teacher, please label the item with their teacher’s name.

  • Enter the car line,

  • If you have medication or medical devices to pick-up from the school nurse, please drive your car into the front circle drive to the nurse’s pickup station. A staff member will bring items to you and place them in your trunk. Rejoin car line.

  • If you do not have medication or medical devices, remain on Meadow Lake, turn right onto Pradel and enter parking lot circle drive.

  • Once your car reaches the designated spot, please open the trunk and/or side door. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. A staff member collect the items in your trunk that you are returning. Make sure your child’s name is on the bag for the items you are returning.

  • Pull forward to the next designated spot. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. A staff member will place your child’s items in your trunk and close the trunk.

  • Staff will not be going into the building to retrieve other items.

  • Items not picked up by May 29 will be donated.


Thank you for your help in reviewing these important procedures and adhering to them when you come to pick up your child’s belongings tomorrow, May 26th. Please understand, in the interest of safety, we will have a minimal work crew present on this day. Students should not expect to see their teachers. Please contact me if you have questions about these outlined procedures.

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Important Dates

Last Day of Remote Learning is Wednesday, May 27th


First day of school for 2020-2021 school year is Thursday, August 20th.

Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

It is time to start planning for next school year!

1. Registration: Official Online Registration for the 20-21 school year will begin on June 8th at 8:00 a.m. (See email from district sent 4/27/20).

2. Moving?: If you are MOVING this summer and will not be attending Kendall next year, please email gina_swanson@ipsd.org as soon as possible to let her know. This information is critical for our section allocation for the 20-21 school year.

3. Kindergarten: If you have an incoming Kindergarten student, please see information below. Please share this information with any neighbors who may have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall.

Kindergarten Preview

Welcome to all of our Future Patriots! Here is a digital version of our 20-21 Kindergarten Preview. Please be sure to share this with any of your neighbors who do not have children currently at Kendall but will have a child starting in the fall.


20-21 Kendall Kindergarten Parent Presentation

PTA POINTS

Mentors Needed for New Kendall Families

We have so many unique and wonderful programs at Kendall Elementary and so much information for new parents to learn, and we want to make it easier and less overwhelming for them.


Please let us know if you are available to serve as a mentor parent for a new family joining the Kendall Community (whether they are enrolling in Kindergarten or any of the grade levels). Please also consider if you are fluent in another language so that we can partner you with a family who speaks that language. You will have access to a handbook containing items to review with the family.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C49ADAA2BA3FB6-mentors

Amazon Smiles

Making Amazon purchases during your time at home? Did you know that Amazon will give .5% of eligible purchases to Kendall PTA? All you have to do is log on and shop through http://smile.amazon.com and select Kendall PTA as your charity of choice.

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

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.