Weekly News: Week of 10/31/22
Message from Mrs. LaCamera
Dear Kimball Hill Parents,
We are so proud of our students for demonstrating such exceptional behavior this month. The students were so excited to celebrate meeting our monthly goal through our school-wide Bingo. We also had the pleasure of recognizing many individual classrooms with a trophy for exceptional behaviors in their specials' areas. Pictures are attached below.
Thank you to our hard working PTA for coordinating such a fun family event. Our students, staff and families really enjoyed the Trunk or Treat! I must say we have some very creative parents. A big thank you to all of our families that were able to come support our school and THANK YOU to our parents who decorated their trunks! Without you, this amazing event would not have been possible! Pictures are attached below.
A big shout out to Mrs. Franke for coordinating our school book fair and to all staff that volunteered their time to help! Thank you to all of our families that attended. We appreciate your continued support! Pictures are attached below.
As a reminder, Monday is Halloween and students are allowed to wear their costumes to school. Please make sure the costume is school appropriate and follows our costume guidelines (see below). If students would like to bring their costume and put it on over their clothes before the parade, they are welcome to do that. We will also be having our Spirit Week next week and hope to see all students and staff paticipate!
As always, please feel free to email me any time or call the school for assistance at 847-963-5200.
Have a wonderful weekend!
- October 31st- PreK-6th Halloween Outdoor Parade 1:30-1:45pm & AM Kindergarten 9:45-10:00am
November 8th- District closed for Election Day
November 10th- Picture Retakes
November 21st & November 22nd Parent Teacher Conferences (in person)
November 23rd-25th- NO SCHOOL
Fall Spirit Week- Week of 10/31/22
We would like to invite all students and staff to join us for our Fall Spirit Week. This is optional.
Monday, October 31st
Happy Halloween- Wear your costume OR Fall wear to school!
Tuesday, November 1st
Tired Tuesday- Wear your Pajamas to school today! Slippers are not allowed.
Wednesday, November 2nd
“We love Kimball Hill!”- Wear your favorite KH clothing or colors (green and gold)!
Thursday, November 3rd
Throwback Thursday- Dress from your favorite decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)!
Friday, November 4th
Fan Friday- Support your favorite sports team, hats are welcomed!
Halloween Celebration and Costume Reminders
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.
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!
9:45-10:00am parade on blacktop
10:00-10:45 am class party
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.
Moving D15 Forward
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