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21 October 2022

Happy Friday Kipling Families!

The cherry on top of another great week was definitely ending with some warmer weather! I continued to be impressed with how hard our students work to persevere during a challenging task and the support they get from their teachers as they develop their growth mindset while learning a new skill.

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 8th and there IS SCHOOL on Friday, November 11th.

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you can get outside and enjoy the warm weather!

Hannah Eagle

Assistant Principal

Kipling Elementary

SEL Spotlight (Social Emotional Learning)

One word…PUMPKINFEST!! Being new to the Kipling, it was awesome seeing the community come together to have fun and celebrate with each other. I loved being able to continue to meet more Kipling families, getting a preview of students' Halloween costumes, and seeing students let loose while visiting all of the activities. A big thank you to everyone who made Pumpkinfest possible! Thank you to the PTO and all the volunteers, without all of your support Pumpkinfest would not have been what it was! I cannot wait for next year!

Kip Cash Reward

The students reached their first Kip Cash goal and we will be celebrating with pajama and stuffed animal day on Wednesday!! Stuffies should be able to fit into backpacks and pajamas should be school appropriate.


Halloween will be here before we know it. We wanted to make sure families have all of the details for Halloween at Kipling!

  • The school and office are very busy on this day. If you avoid picking up your child during lunch/recess on this day we would really appreciate it.

  • Costumes

    • Students will change into their costumes AFTER lunch

    • No weapons or costumes that depict violence or are inappropriate for school

    • If a costume requires makeup/face paint the student must be able to apply it independently

  • Parade

    • Students will exit out the main entrance, walk around the entire school, and enter back through the main entrance

    • If there is inclement weather the parade will take place inside the school

  • Timeline

    • 2:15-2:40 - Costume Parade

    • 2:40- 3:15 - Class Party

    • 3:15 - 3:25 - Clean-up + Dismissal

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Special Someone Day

Calling all grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers! Please join us on Friday, November 11th for an exciting day at Kipling Elementary School. Each student will be able to have a special visitor come to school to see what they are learning about and stop by our PTO Book Fair!

-Limit 1 Special Someone per student due to space issues.

-Click here for the sign up link!

Winter Greeting Card Contest

Calling all Artists! Submit a Winter Themed Work of Art for a chance to be featured on Hyatt Regency Deerfield's Holiday Greeting Card! One winner will be chosen from each DPS109 elementary school. Art for this contest will be done outside of school. Submit your entry to Ms. Foran no later than Friday, November 11th! Happy creating! Contest Flyer Here

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars! We will hold our annual parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 21 in the evening and all day on Tuesday, November 22. All D109 schools will hold in-person parent-teachers conferences this year with an option to Zoom for parents/guardians who are not available for an in-person conference.

We will have parents sign up for a conference using Sign-Up Genius. I will share links for all teacher sign-up forms on Tuesday, November 1, at 5:00 pm.

It is best practice to hold one parent conference per child, to ensure that both parents receive the same information regarding their child’s strengths and needs. Therefore, I ask that parents sign up for one joint conference per student. We look forward to seeing all of our parents during conferences.

Conferences are a discussion between parents and teachers. At this time elementary conferences do not include students and therefore we ask that children not attend the parent-teacher conference.

Kipling PTO

-Please sign up for your PTO Membership now! Click HERE to sign up if you have not already!

-THANK YOU for an amazing Pumpkinfest!

District Communication

PPS 109 EVENT ON 10/25

We are excited this school year to return to offering in-person parent/guardian networking and educational opportunities for our community in collaboration with PPS109.

PPS109 is a partnership of DPS 109 administrators, teachers and parents/guardians who are dedicated to providing support to families of children with a wide range of needs. Our first event of the ‘22-’23 school year will be An Overview of District 109 Student Services. This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 pm at the District Office.

We are also asking for your help! Please click here to help us prioritize the next community event that will be offered during this school year. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you are interested in participating in PPS109 parent/guardian networking opportunities.

Deerfield Park District

The Deerfield Park District runs all of our before and after school programs. Linked here is the brochure & information for sign up. Please contact the Park District, 847-945-0650, if you have questions.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 25th - PPS 109 Event, 6 pm (see details above)

  • October 27th - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • November 8th - No School
  • November 11th - School IN Session
  • November 15th - Picture Retake Day
  • November 16th - 5th Grade Evening Concert @ 5:30-6:30pm
  • November 17th - Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00pm
  • November 21st - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
  • November 22nd - No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 23rd-25th - No School