Kildeer Principal's Message- December 13th

Kildeer office team

Dear Kildeer Families,

We had a busy and productive week at Kildeer. Students were engaged in our winter round of MAP testing, as well as our fluency screeners. I always love being a part of this day because I get to read with kids. It is absolutely amazing to see the growth! Over the span of two days, every child gets the opportunity for individual attention and reading to an adult.

We have a lot of December birthdays this month, including mine. Staff and students took great care of me and I even got a cute picture of our new office team! I loved all the smiles and kindness this week! Speaking of kindness, our student council has been busy with implementing acts of kindness! I can't wait to see what they do next!


Parents Asked to Complete 5Essentials Survey

School District 96 parents are asked to complete online the parent/guardian portion of the 8th-annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 10, 2020.

Access the survey at

As a parent, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of your child’s school’s effectiveness. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The survey includes 21 questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your identity and survey responses are completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Please complete a survey for each school you have a student attending.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 866-440-1874 or [email protected] or Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Jeanne Spiller [email protected]


Winter Party Treats

Reminder for treats during Holiday Parties:  They must be here by Thursday morning, December 19th, no later than 11:00 to be checked by our school nurse.  All snacks for the class parties should come in the ORIGINAL packaging or it will not be allowed in due to safety concerns.  Please utilize only snacks from the approved snack list.  Goodie bags are not allowed.  We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe!


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read the November issue of Paw Prints, a student publication of Kildeer Elementary.
Enjoy! Watch for the next issue of Paw Prints coming later in December! 


Calling all girls in grades 3 to 5! The Girls on the Run program will be starting soon! Program registration is open now. Please register at: We are so excited to be able to accept 20 girls this season! Girls on the Run has set up a lottery for our registration. The lottery will be done on the final day of registration (January 31st) by Girls on the Run.  Practices will be held at Kildeer on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM beginning in early March (exact date TBA) through the end of the school year. It is very important that your daughter can attend all practices in order to participate in this wonderful opportunity!

We look forward to a wonderful season!

Your GOTR coaches: Marina Shvartsman, Kellie Cristofaro, Carley Lynch



Be sure to check out THIS PAGE to see what before or after school activities are available for your child! 


The partnership with our PTO is extremely important at Kildeer. Please take a moment each week to review the information to learn how you can get involved, support Kildeer, and dates to mark your calendar!

Catch up on very important information from our PTO!


  • NEW BLOG!! Be Sure to Click the link to Read up on Everything that is Happening this Month and Early January!!

  • A Big Thank You: Thanks to all who contributed to TeachersGiving, Thanks to All Who Came Out to Noodles & Company 

  • Special Lunch Next Friday 12/13 – Papa John’s

  • TOYS FOR TOTS Has Begun! Please help us spread kindness and generosity and send in a new unwrapped toy for the children in need. Collection Boxes will be in the main hallway until Dec. 11th

  • Winter Parties are 12/20- be sure to read out blog for some key information

  • Changes to Bingo Blast This Year!! Save the Date 2/21, Read our Blog for more information

  • ***VARIETY SHOW NEW DATE: FRIDAY FEB.7th ***– Applications coming home soon

  • 5th  Parents: Send in your child’s baby picture for a special tribute in the yearbook (click the link to our Blog for more information)

Let's end this year with a fun spirit week next week. What better way to start than with pajamas?


Mrs. Vail Kieser