Home of the Cougars: Week of September 11th
Message from the Principal
Dear Kimball Hill Families,
Another successful week and we continue to be so proud of our students! Each day, they demonstrate respectful, responsible and safe behavior! We are excited to begin our PBIS school store next month and students are working hard to earn PAWs for demonstrating exceptional behavior.
As a reminder this upcoming week, our entire school will participate in our required emergency drills. Students will be explicitly taught expectations and procedures during an emergency drill. Teachers will use age appropriate language and we will continue to assure students that each drill is a practice drill. While we do highly encourage all students to participate in each drill, parents may choose to opt out of the Lockdown drill on September 12th, observed by the Rolling Meadows Police. If you would like to opt out, please email your child's teacher no later than Monday, September 11th so that we can find an alternate location. Once each drill is conducted, I will send an email to inform you.
Thank you to all of our parents that attended the PTA meeting and to our Room Reps. We appreciate the support of our parents! Thanks to our PTA board and Parent Volunteers for helping ensure a successful Picture Day!
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any major concerns, feedback or questions. Have a wonderful weekend!
Kimball Hill Principal
Boys & Girls Club
- Spirit Wear Online Store until September 17th
- Safety Week- Week of September 11th
- Culvers on Algonquin Road Dine & Donate- September 19th- 4-8pm
- Trunk or Treat- October 26th- time TBD
Visit the District 15 Calendar for more information!
Ice Cream Sales
All schools in d15 will be selling ice cream for students interested for $1. Students are only allowed to purchase one per day. It will be sold on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY until further notice. Students can purchase ice cream after everyone has gone through the lunch line. Students will have to independently go through the line if they would like to purchase an ice cream. Teachers are unable to monitor this.
Parents can add money onto their lunch account and it will be pulled from there until the balance is zero. You may also send a check or cash in an envelope to your child's teacher. We are unable to accept credit card at school. If you have a negative balance, any money sent would first be applied to that balance. Any questions or concerns, can be directed to Nutritional Services at 847-963-3929.
School Spirit Wear
Show off your Kimball Hill spirit with some new and awesome gear! We’ve got t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, hats, pants, and more! September 17th is the deadline.
Shop Link: https://tinyurl.com/KHSpiritFall2023
On January 24th 2013, Governor Quinn signed into effect Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law was named in honor of Erin Merryn, a brave young woman who has crossed the country advocating for laws that will increase awareness of sexual abuse against children. This law has passed in 37 states, Illinois being one of them.
One of the law’s requirements is that schools provide an age/developmentally appropriate presentation to all students relating to sexual abuse and safety skills, which may include a variety of discussions, activities, videos and/or role play scenarios. These topics include concepts such as; safe and unsafe touches, getting help, boundaries, and empowerment. The purpose of this presentation is to provide students with tools needed for personal safety. We also strive to provide a nurturing and caring environment to openly discuss these topics, if a student desires.
Nationwide, 1 in 3 girls, and 1 in 5 boys, will be the victim of child sexual abuse by the age of 18. Strangers were just 3% of the offenders in cases of victims under age 6, and 5% of youth ages 6-11. Only one in 10 abused children tell someone. Through this program, aimed at educating and empowering students, we want to provide your child with the knowledge and skills to use if ever affected by sexual abuse.
Trained staff members will be presenting these lessons, in their classrooms, by winter break to meet the requirements of this law and to offer a safe space to students.
If you have any questions or would like additional information on the Erin’s Law presentations, please contact your child's teacher. If you would like your child to opt out of these lessons please email your building principal by September 16, 2023. The District 15 website also has a list of parental resources for your reference.
El 24 de enero de 2013, el Gobernador Quinn firmó la Ley Pública 097-1147, también conocida como la Ley de Erin. La Ley de Erin fue nombrada en honor a Erin Merryn, una joven valiente que ha cruzado el país abogando por leyes que aumenten la conciencia del abuso sexual contra los niños. Esta ley ha sido aprobada en 37 estados, siendo Illinois uno de ellos.
Uno de los requisitos de la ley es que las escuelas ofrezcan una presentación apropiada para la edad/desarrollo de todos los estudiantes en relación con el abuso sexual y las habilidades de seguridad, que puede incluir una variedad de discusiones, actividades, videos y/o escenarios de juegos de rol. Estos temas incluyen conceptos como: toques seguros e inseguros, obtención de ayuda, límites y empoderamiento. El propósito de esta presentación es proporcionar a los estudiantes las herramientas necesarias para la seguridad personal. También nos esforzamos por proporcionar un ambiente de cuidado y atención para discutir abiertamente estos temas, si el estudiante lo desea.
En todo el país, 1 de cada 3 niñas y 1 de cada 5 niños serán víctimas de abuso sexual infantil antes de cumplir los 18 años. Los desconocidos son sólo el 3% de los agresores en los casos de víctimas menores de 6 años, y el 5% de los jóvenes de 6 a 11 años. Sólo uno de cada 10 niños abusados se lo cuenta a alguien. A través de este programa, destinado a educar y capacitar a los estudiantes, queremos proporcionar a su hijo/a los conocimientos y las habilidades que podrá utilizar si alguna vez se ve afectado por un abuso sexual.
Miembros del personal capacitados presentarán estas lecciones, en sus aulas, antes de las vacaciones de invierno para cumplir con los requisitos de esta ley y ofrecer un espacio seguro a los estudiantes.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea información adicional sobre las presentaciones de la Ley de Erin, por favor, póngase en contacto con el clínico o administrador de su edificio. Si desea que su hijo/a no participe en estas lecciones, por favor llame al director de su edificio 15 de septiembre. El sitio web del Distrito 15 también tiene una lista de recursos para padres para su referencia.
- Thank you to everyone who was able to join our 1st in person PTA meeting for this year!
Join for Kimball Hill Night at the Chicago Wolves hockey game on Saturday, January 27 at 7pm. It is also Superhero Night! Each person who attends will receive a FREE Chicago Wolves hat. Everyone from our school will be seated in the same section and our school name will appear on the LED matrix boards. Buy tickets here: https://fevo.me/kimballhill
The PTA is bringing back popular events like the Back to School Bash, Trunk or Treat, and the Talent Show, but we need your partnership to be successful! Please consider becoming a member of the Kimball Hill PTA by visiting this link: https://kimballhillpta.memberhub.com/
Please click on the PTA newsletter attached below.
ECDEC, Dual Kindergarten, Grades 1st-6th
- Monday-Thursday: 8:25 am – 3:05 pm
- Friday: 8:25 am – 2:15 pm
- Monday-Thursday: 8:25 am – 11:00 am
- Friday: 8:25 am – 10:35 am
- Monday-Thursday: 12:30 pm – 3:05 pm
- Friday: 12:05 pm – 2:15 pm
Office Hours: 7:25 am – 3:55 pm, Monday- Friday
Doors open at 8:10am for students who need breakfast! All other students should plan to arrive closer to 8:20am. School begins at 8:25am and students will be marked tardy after 8:25.