Check your email...
Watch for an email after 5 p.m. today (Aug. 9, Subject Line: Kildeer Food Service Prepay and Free & Reduced Meal Application) from the Kildeer Countryside School District 96 (KCSD96) Business Office, with instructions to set up and/or manage your student’s K12 Payment Center account. Use this account to prepay student lunches online.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Mon., Aug. 12:
Board of Education Special Meeting, Woodlawn Middle School Conf. Rm., 6362 Gilmer Rd., LG AGENDA
Tues., Aug. 13:
NEW Family Tours at Elementary Schools (CM/IH/K/P)
Meet the Teacher
8:30–9:30 a.m. only, Grades 1–5 students and parents
10–11 a.m. only, Willow Grove students and parents
Wed., Aug. 14:
Locker Set-Up Day, Grades 6–8
4–7 p.m. only, Twin Groves and Woodlawn students and parents
Thurs., Aug. 15:
First Day of School – HALF DAY
Full- and Half-Day KDG and SLC Willow Grove students dismiss at 11:45 a.m.
Grades 1–5 dismiss at 11:45 a.m.
Grades 6–8 dismiss at 11:10 a.m.
(Note: Early Childhood Blended Preschool AM students attend 8:45–11:15 a.m. Blended PM is not in session.)
Buses will run on the Half Day schedule
PTO Fairs will be ongoing at schools during Meet-the-Teacher and Locker Set-Up Days. Parent/Teacher Organizations (PTOs) are KCSD96 parents volunteering their time and talent. PTOs plan school community events that families enjoy and raise funds for “extras,” such as cultural arts programs to enhance curriculum.
Before Meet-the-Teacher and/or Locker Set-Up Day, please create or update your Membership Toolkit account at each District 96 school at which you have a child attending. Use this convenient account to purchase/donate/make payment and to volunteer.
Update or create your PTO Membership Toolkit account now at each school at which you have a student attending:
WILLOW GROVE PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
COUNTRY MEADOWS PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
IVY HALL PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
KILDEER COUNTRYSIDE PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
PRAIRIE PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
TWIN GROVES PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
WOODLAWN PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
LOOKING AHEAD: CURRICULUM NIGHTS FOR PARENTS
Curriculum Nights are for parents only. Plan ahead and note the date/time scheduled and (as applicable) the grade level. CURRICULUM NIGHTS
REMEMBER THAT SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT
Grades KDG – 8 have a 2019 summer reading assignment!
Reading during the summer is critically important for a student’s continued growth. KCSD96 faculty have provided a parent letter, reading resources, and assignment details for all 2019–20 students:
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES KDG–5
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES 6–8
WHAT ABOUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES?
If you preordered a school supply kit last spring for the 2019–20 school year, you’ll find it in your student’s classroom or an area designated for pick-up in your student’s school.
If you did not preorder a school supply kit, SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS are available online by grade level.
If you aren’t sure whether you ordered a school supply kit, log in to your PTO Membership Toolkit account at the school your student will attend in 2019–2020 to look for a record of your purchase.
Sorry–school supply kits are pre-order only and most schools do not have them available for purchase at this time. Check your school's PTO Blog (find the link in the Principal's Message) for info regarding extra school kit availability, if any.
APPLYING FOR FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS?
Free and reduced-price meals are available throughout the 2019–2020 school year to families who qualify. If you believe your family might qualify, CLICK HERE to apply online.
See FISCAL YEAR 2019–2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines
STAY TUNED AND ASK QUESTIONS
Updates and additions to our District and school websites and calendars will continue in the days and weeks ahead. Also, after-school clubs and other back-to-school info and parent opportunities will be added when details are confirmed.
Please plan to check back periodically throughout the month and be sure to read Principal Messages and E-NEWS 96 consistently throughout the school year. If you have questions, please contact the administrative assistant at the school your student attends or the District 96 public information coordinator.
The KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK will soon include info about upcoming programs and activities offered by local park districts, libraries, schools, and municipal organizations. Watch for student learning and family fun opportunities coming soon....
The next issue of E-NEWS 96 is Fri., Aug. 16, 2019.