Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 11.17.23

Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 11.17.23

Good Afternoon Kildeer Families, 

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our Family Reading Night this week.  We appreciate you spending your evening reading with us. It was a fun night of reading with our teachers and doing activities that complemented the books we read.  A big thank you to Miss Jones for organizing the evening for us and to all the Kildeer staff members that led different reading activities!

Next week brings us the Thanksgiving holiday and an extra long weekend. Please remember that students are only in attendance on Monday (11/20) and Tuesday (11/21). We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy good food and quality time with family and friends. Please know that there will not be a Principal’s message next week. The next blog will be posted on Friday, 12/1/23. 

Have a WONDERful weekend!

Mrs. Karen Cumpata

NEW *Upcoming Dates in November*

Friday, November 17 - Trimester 1 report cards issued 

Wednesday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL - District Holiday 

Thursday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL - District Holiday 

Friday, November 24 - NO SCHOOL - District Holiday 

Tuesday, November 28 - EARLY RELEASE DAY

NEW *Report Cards*

Trimester 1 report cards will be available online after 3 PM on Friday 11/17/23 for students in Early Childhood through 8th Grade.

See instructions to access the report cards online CLICK HERE.  

Please contact the SCHOOL OFFICE with questions.

NEW *Sense of Belonging Survey*

In District 96, we believe that feedback from students regarding their perception of the school climate and teacher-student relationships provides valuable input about their sense of belonging. Our school district is committed to providing our students with every opportunity to succeed. Substantial research indicates that supporting students’ social-emotional development improves their readiness to learn, positive classroom engagement, and overall academic performance. As a result, District 96 will administer a student belonging survey to all students EC-8. These surveys are below for your review. A physical copy will be available from the district office upon request.

Surveys Below:

-Grades K, 1, and 2

-Grades 3, 4, and 5

-Grades 6, 7 and 8

With this information, the District can make thoughtful and informed decisions to support students' deeper sense of belonging at school. As always, student privacy and safety are of the utmost importance. This survey is FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act), and PPRA (The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment) certified. The collected data will improve our students’ sense of belonging and will only be used by our schools. Student responses will support group patterns so schools can provide support in those targeted areas. Thank you for supporting our school communities and their corresponding sense of belonging. 

If you would like to exclude your child from participating in the survey, please contact your child/children’s building principal.

NEW *Toys for Tots*

Student Council is sponsoring the Toys For Tots toy donations.  Toys for Tots donations are being accepted now and running through December 15.  Toy donations must be NEW and UNWRAPPED.  Toy donations can be for infants through 14 years old.  There are drop off boxes by the school office. 

Thank you for your support and donations.

Kildeer Student Council

REPEAT *Lightspeed Systems*

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As a part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe and secure online environment for our students, we are excited to announce that we will be offering the Lightspeed Systems Weekly Student Online Activity Report to all parents and guardians of our school community.

You will receive an email from District 96 that will enable you to register for the Weekly Student Online Activity Report. Once you receive the email from our school district you will have the ability to register. Simply choose to register and follow the prompts to sign up for the Weekly Student Online Activity Report.

The Lightspeed Systems Weekly Student Online Activity Report is a valuable tool that will allow you to gain insights into your child's web history while using the school's iPad. This report will provide an overview of the websites visited by your child while using the iPad. The report is designed to promote transparency and communication between parents and the school, fostering a safer digital learning experience for our students.

The weekly activity report is only accessible to parents and guardians registered for this service. It will not be shared with any external parties, and the data collected will be used solely for the purpose of improving the online safety measures at our school. Parents/guardians will not start receiving weekly reports until their child has at least a week's worth of browsing data.

Lightspeed Parent/Student Enrollment Email Schedule: Families will begin to receive LightSpeed Parent report emails from Lightspeed. This email correspondence will allow you to enroll and begin receiving your child’s reports from Lightspeed for the following grades on or near the following dates below.

October 23, 2023 (8th Grade)

October 30, 2023 (7th Grade)

November 6, 2023 (6th Grade)

November 13, 2023 (5th Grade)

November 20, 2023 (4th Grade)

November 27, 2023 (3rd Grade)

December 4, 2023 (2nd Grade, 1st Grade, Kindergarten)

Please note that while we encourage parents to use this tool to stay involved in their child's online journey, it is essential to have open conversations with your child about their internet use. Establishing trust and communication around digital practices will enhance the overall safety and well-being of our students.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Weekly Student Online Activity Report or need assistance with the registration process, please feel free to reach out to the IT department at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued support in creating a secure and nurturing learning environment for our students.