Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 5.17.24

Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 5.17.24

Good Afternoon Kildeer Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are nine instructional days away from summer break, where has the time gone?! We are excited to start our K Blast-Off countdown to summer.  Monday is Kildeer Day!  Students and staff are invited to wear Kildeer spiritwear.

Congratulations to our 5th-grade students for putting on a WONDERful musical performance this week.  

Please see the upcoming dates below for our final two-week schedule as well as some repeating informational items that are still of importance.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you tonight at our PTO Family Picnic.

Have a WONDERful weekend!

Mrs. Cumpata

NEW *Upcoming Dates*

  • Tuesday, May 21 - Early Release Day

  • Friday, May 24 - Half Day for Students

  • Monday, May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

  • Friday, May 31 - Last Day of School (Half Day)

New *Band Information for Current 4th Grade Families*

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Next year as a 5th grader, your child will have the opportunity to participate in the school’s Beginning Band. Band is a lot of fun! And it provides social interaction while strengthening general skills. Making music together and developing a critical ear can be a meaningful and enjoyable experience for many years.

Here’s what 4th graders and their families will experience before the end of this school year and into next year:

  1. School Assembly: Students will learn about band instruments and how band works.

  2. Instrument "Try Its": During the regular school day, students will try 2 of their favorite instruments, and the teacher will make a recommendation based on the student's affinities and the needs of the band.

  3. Parent Meeting: Learn more at the “Beginning Band Parent Meeting” on Monday, May 20th at 6:30 pm in the Woodlawn band room.

  4. Band Registration and Instrument Rental: You may register for band starting after the Parent Meeting on May 20th. After registering for band, you will need to obtain the instrument, supplies and music book. For your convenience, Quinlan and Fabish music store will be available in the Woodlawn Cafeteria from 4:30-7:00 on Wednesday, May 22nd. You can sign up for band, talk to the band teacher, and obtain the instrument, supplies and book all on the same night.

  5. Band Lessons Begin: Band lessons begin in August. The first band lesson will be without instruments. Before the second band lesson all students must have their own instrument, book and supplies.

Please visit the Beginning Band Website at for more details.

I am looking forward to working with all band students and families in the next few months! Feel free to email any questions or bring them to the parent meeting.


Chad Craw

REPEAT *Kildeer Countryside School District 96 iPad Collection Notice for End of School Year 2023-24*

As the 2023-24 school year draws to a close, we need to inform all students and families about the iPad collection process. Unlike previous years, where students retained iPads over the summer, this year, we require their return to update and refresh our equipment for the 2024-25 academic year.

Collection Schedule:

  • 8th Grade: May 22

  • Kindergarten: May 29

  • 1st - 7th Grade: May 30

Items to be Returned:

Each student is required to return the following items:

  • iPad

  • iPad case

  • Charging cable

  • Charger

  • Logitech crayon

Damage and Missing Items Policy:

If any items are damaged or missing, please refer to the iPad handbook signed at registration. Remember:

  • Students have coverage for two incidents of damage to the iPad and two to accessories (charging cable, brick, case, pencil).

  • Beyond these incidents, costs for repair or replacement fall to the students and their families.

  • Intentional damages are not covered by the district.

Summer Programming Exception: 

Students enrolled in summer programming will retain their iPads and accessories through the summer session, returning them by June 27, 2024. This ensures that all students participating in educational activities have the necessary resources.

We appreciate your cooperation in returning the iPads and accessories promptly and in good condition. This initiative is crucial for maintaining high-quality educational support for our students.

Thank you for your attention and continued support of Kildeer Countryside School District 96.


Positive meal account balances for graduating 8th graders of $5 or more will automatically be refunded at the conclusion of the school year. Parents wishing to transfer remaining balances to siblings still in D96 on the should do so by Friday, May 31st.  Refund checks will be mailed by District Business Office staff Wednesday, June 19th to the home address on record.

REPEAT *Read Upcoming D96 Band/Orchestra Boosters News*

Families of Band and Orchestra students: Please check the D96 Band Boosters Blog for the latest news on an upcoming Boosters’ meeting, Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra info nights and polo shirt orders:

REPEAT *Health Forms*

To comply with Illinois State guidelines, a physical examination – including current immunization records – is required for all children entering an Illinois school for the first time, for children enrolling in kindergarten (even if they previously were enrolled in a District 96 Early Childhood program), and for students entering Grade 6.

REMINDER - Health Forms: Provide required HEALTH FORMS as soon as possible.  A physical and immunizations record needs to be on file in the nurse's office by October 15th or the student will be excluded from school.  STATE OF ILLINOIS CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM. This form must be completed and signed by the pediatrician. Parents must also complete the fields for their child’s name and address, birth date, etc., at the top of the form on pages 1 and 2 in addition to the parent section on page 2, including a parent signature and date. 

Other health forms required include VISION, due before Oct. 15, 2024 (Kindergarten and new students) and DENTAL due before May 15, 2024 (2nd and 6th graders).

REPEAT *2024-25 School Supply Kits Sales Are Live*

Families can now order the 2024-25 School Supply Kit from Educational Products Inc. (EPI) at (enter code KCS096).

Order by July 9 for home delivery before the start of school in August.

For questions about your order, contact Educational Products at 800-365-5345.

The School Supply Kits are a fundraiser for the PTOs.  Parents can buy the grade-level materials on their own; access the School Supply Lists at

REPEAT *Opening March 1:  Registration for 2024-25 School Year*

Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens on Friday, March 1. Parents and guardians of new Kindergarten students and returning District 96 students will be emailed a link to register their child for the 2024-25 school year.

Complete registration by April 15 to receive a $20 Early-Bird discount. Families with returning students who register after April 15 will pay the standard registration fee. Registering early helps us to plan for the upcoming school year.  

Registration fees paid by April 15 for the 2024-25 school year are:

Early Childhood Blended Tuition:  $2,870 (or $335.07 monthly)

Kindergarten:  $90

Grades 1-4:  $110

Grade 5:  $120

Grades 6-8:  $135