Kildeer Principal's Message- March 6th

Kildeer Principal's Message- March 6th

Dear Kildeer Families,

Today is all about your children. Please take some time this weekend to discuss the report card and all of the celebrations along the way! We are so proud of our Kildeer cougars!

Speaking of celebrations, congratulations to our fourth graders! You did an AMAZING job at the musical last night. The focus was on recycling and "going green" which was a great reminder for us all.

This week we've continued to make hand washing and preventative measures a priority at Kildeer to keep everyone healthy. In fact, C.J. and Nurse Allie came together to do a litte demonstration. Feel free to watch this as a family to see a great example of washing your hands thoroughly! (I bet our 4th graders have a tip for how to go green during this video!)


Kildeer Celebrations

Please keep the celebrations coming. We'd love to hear your perspective


Student Report Card Access Today

Your student’s report card will be available for you to access online today AFTER 3 PM. If you need assistance, please CLICK HERE for instructions to view your student’s report card, to switch between your children’s report cards, and more. 


Spirit Week

Take a peek to see what we have in store for the week before spring break! 


Summer School 2020

Opportunities for Summer School 2020 include Academic Literacy for KCSD96 returning students currently in Kdg-Grade 7 and Jump Start Kindergarten for incoming kindergartners enrolled for the 2020-21 school year. Register by May 1 to be assured of your student's space in Summer School 2020.
Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8123.


Illinois Science Assessment to be Administered Beginning Mar. 9.

Students in Grades 5 and 8 will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) next week, on March 9, 10, and 11. The test includes three sections and aligns with Illinois Learning Standards in science to prepare students for college and careers. Each testing session is estimated to be approximately 40 minutes long.

The format reflects classroom experiences and gives students authentic opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of science learning targets.


Here's a link to a resource "Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus"  developed following an NPR educational radio broadcast (3 min.) written for kids. This informational comic emphasizes the importance of handwashing and also addresses potential prejudices about countries and people with the virus. This includes the link to the NPR 3-minute radio clip. (This resource is shared through NSPRA–National School PR Association.)

Helping Young Kids Understand Coronavirus

SEE Coronavirus information and guidance linked from the homepage of our District website.


Construction Update in Long Grove

The traffic signals at the intersection of Old McHenry Rd and Robert Parker Coffin are now in operation. Please be aware there is no turn on red at this intersection.


The American Heart Association Appreciates Our Kildeer Community

Kildeer students, families, and faculty–you make a positive difference! 

The American Heart Association has expressed appreciation to our Kildeer School Physical Education Department (Mr. Emde, Ms. Groessl, and Mr. Ostrowski) for $8473.26 raised through your very generous donations to our Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event through Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers held in February.

These activities not only help our students understand the importance of lifelong heart-healthy practices, but also show them that their effort helps fund very important scientific research and education benefitting many people and their families.

We thank our PE Department for their work to offer this opportunity and our Kildeer families for supporting it so generously!




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 ALERT…be sure to check out the PTO’s Blog today!
  • A BIG Thank You to everyone involved for helping Save Bingo Blast! The event was a huge success and it was wonderful to get together and connect as a community.
  • Spring Conference Hospitality Dinner for our Educators is Thursday, March 12th – Click the here to see how you can contribute. 
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Movie Night is Friday, April 3rd from 5:30-8PM- Disney’s Frozen II - Secure your tickets and concessions on MTK Today!
  • New Vendor for School Supply Kits – SchoolKidz – Kits go on Sale April 1st and will be delivered to your home.
  • Sip, Snack and Shop Night at Evereve in Deer Park Mall on Wednesday, April 15th from 6-9PM. 15% of your sales will be donated back to our PTO.
  • The Next Special Lunch is Friday, April 17th – Real Urban BBQ

I can't wait for next week. Last year was our first time hosting collaborative conferences and it was such a great opportunity to hear directly from our students. This type of conference allows us the "undivided attention" to see learning from a student perspective.

Students will have an opportunity to practice presenting to their buddies on Tuesday, March 10th! Please send your child in Kildeer colors or cougar gear that day! 

We look forward to seeing you next week to celebrate together. Also, don't forget to set clocks ahead this weekend!


Mrs. Vail Kieser