Sports Recognition Night & Ice Cream Social – April 15th at 6pm
Mid-term Week – April 21st - April 25th

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • April 15: Sports Recognition Night & Ice Cream Social at 6pm in the Kilgour Gym
  • April 16: Market Day pick up from 4-5pm
  • April 17: Kilgour GOTR practice run at 4:15pm
  • April 21 - 25: Fourth Quarter Mid-term week
  • April 25: Kilgour Multicultural Fair
  • April 28: LSDMC Meeting at 4:15pm
  • April 30: 3rd grade parent meeting - Meet the 3rd grade team (for upcoming 3rd grade parents)
  • May 1: Tutor/Volunteer celebration from 4-6pm

Principal's Update
Kudos and Thanks!

  • Bowling Club; Support of Right to Read Week & Scholastic Book Fair; KSB Basketball March Madness celebration
  • Staff Appreciation luncheon; Spaghetti Dinner & Dance; Assistance with K Roundup
  • Your continued support!

2014-15 School Year Preparations and Planning in Progress

  • Help spread the word! If you know of families interested in Kilgour and live within our school boundaries, PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO ENROLL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Do not wait until August! Early enrollment helps our school to identify and request appropriate staffing and educational needs.
  • The Instructional Leadership Team, Lead teachers and Mrs. Cook Frazier are exploring various program options and changes for the upcoming year including Mustang Mondays, Gifted/Enrichment opportunities/services, clubs and more. Additional information is forthcoming. If you have ideas to share, please email Mrs. Cook Frazier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Current upcoming retirements/changes at the end of the school year: Brenda Shomberger (Lunchroom Manager); Victoria Butler (School Liaison); Kathy Hudson (Intervention Specialist); Audrey Law (office); Pat Wallace (Librarian); and Patricia Schroeder (3rd grade teacher)
  • Clarification regarding siblings and teacher requests - with the exception of Kindergarten, requests for specific teachers will not be accepted. If you have an older child, you have a right to request or not request that a younger sibling have an older sibling's teacher. However, we will not accept requests for specific teachers.

School Updates/Reminders

  • Students walking alone? Please be sure if your child is a walker that he/she has a buddy to walk with home.
  • School parking lots are for STAFF ONLY - including during arrival and dismissal times. Several parents are not adhering to the safety of our students and pulling onto the lots. Please do your part to help keep our school safe.

PTA Position Openings
We are looking for people to fill a few PTA positions for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested in helping to grow the PTA and help Kilgour maintain its level of excellence, please email Andrea Lukin and Lisa Crawford with your name and contact information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have You Renewed Your Kilgour Plus Card for Kilgour?
It only takes a minute. You need to renew by April 30th for Kilgour to continue to receive the benefits from you participation in Kroger Community Rewards. Kilgour earns money every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card! YOU STILL EARN YOUR KROGER PLUS POINTS. THIS DOESN'T COST YOU ANYTHING. Here's how:

IF YOUR CARD IS ALREADY REGISTERED:

  • Log on at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Log onto your account. (If you can't remember your account info, call 1-866-221-4121 and they will walk you through it.)
  • Under the "Account Settings" tab, scroll down to the "Community Rewards" bullet.
  • Designate Kilgour PTA (80865) as your Community Rewards beneficiary.


IF YOUR CARD IS NOT REGISTERED:

  • Log into www.krogercommunityrewards.com to create a Kroger Plus Card account.
  • Click "Create an Account" in the upper right corner of the homepage. Follow the prompts to create your login, password and to register your Kroger Plus Card.
  • You will get a confirmation email and you can then log into your account.
  • Under the "Account Settings" tab, scroll down to the "Community Rewards" bullet.
  • Designate Kilgour PTA (80865) as your Community Rewards beneficiary.


Any Questions? Contact Beth Ehrsam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Student Council: Toy Donations Request
Kilgour Student Council would like to donate toys to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Toy collections will take place from April 14th to April 28th. Boxes marked "Toys" will be located outside of your child's classroom.

When purchasing a toy, please remember the following:
1. No wrapped gifts
2. New not used toys
3. No stuffed animals
4. Toys must be latex free
5. No food or handmade gifts
6. No toy with a violent theme
7. Toys must be in the original packaging
8. Nothing small that can be swallowed, easily broken or that is sharp.

For Cincinnati Children's wish list items, please see the flier that was sent home with your student. Questions? Contact Victoria Butler at 363-3056.

Sports Recognition Nights & Ice Cream Social
Please join us on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm in the Kilgour gym for the annual Sports Recognition Night. We will celebrate the spirit and success of all Kilgour athletes from this year. Each athlete attending will get a Kilgour water bottle! We will top the night off with an Ice Cream Social. Go Kilgour!

Help Needed for Kilgour's 5K Run/Walk
Please sign up to help with the Kilgour 5K Run which is May 16, 2014. I need lots of volunteers to have a successful race. Questions? Contact Jules Hemsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/pqY5GR
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Kilgour Carnival Sponsorship Opportunities
There are many sponsorship opportunities available from carnival booths to port-a-potties. If you are interested in helping support one of Kilgour's largest fundraisers, contact Sue Kraus and Anne Terlesky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Carnival Raffle Collection Dates
Kilgour raffle collections have begun! Thank you to everyone who submitted the raffle tickets that they have sold so far at the first collection day of the season. Raffle money will be collected on the following days:

Thursday: April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1
Tuesday May 6
Thursday May 8
Tuesday May 13
Thursday May 15

Final Collection Day is THURSDAY, May 15, 2014. Thank you and Happy Selling!

Kilgour Carnival Basket Raffle
The infamous baskets are back with some old favorites and some new themes!!! We are asking our Kilgour families to donate items to your child's classroom themed baskets. There will be 11 different basket themes this year!

We will assemble these items into some fabulous baskets that will be raffled off at the Kilgour Carnival!!! You are welcome to join "forces" with other families if you'd like to donate a larger item or gift certificate for one the baskets. We are also happy to accept cash to shop for you!!

Please give any cash and/or gift certificates to your child's teacher and place any donated items in the labeled bins outside each of the classrooms. All items are due by Monday, May 5th!

All of these basket creations will be available for you to win at the carnival. Chances to win one of the baskets will be available the day of the carnival for $1/one ticket or $5/six tickets. A special presale day will take place the week of carnival after school! For questions, please contact Barb Culbertson, 871.2391 or Britta Weinrich, 321.3349.

Our Classroom Assigned Themes
For suggested basket items, please see the flier that was sent home with your student.

Kindergarten
Robers/Hans: Outside Family Fun
Martini/Penley: Gone to the Dogs

1st Grade
Grybowski/Jones: Camping Fanatic
Cheney/Bucher/Klosterman: The Beach Bag

2nd Grade
Armstrong/Lathrop: Arts & Crafts
Lisch/Brown/Salehpour: Kid's Road Trip Basket

3rd Grade
Kroger/Bronner: The Gourmet Chef
Schroeder/Daniels: Fun at the Pool

4th Grade
Chamberlain/Barnes/Kavanaugh: Lego Basket

5th Grade
Bales/Frankenstein/Bronson: Grilling on the BBQ

6th Grade
Bisher/Clark/Henderson: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Orange Leaf Fundraiser Night: May 17th
Mark your calendars! Just present this flier at checkout and Orange Leaf will donate 25% of your sale to Kilgour Elementary!

Kilgour Cub Scouts
HPCUMC Cub Scout Pack 113
Dan Beard Council - Blue Jacket District - Cincinnati, OH

Upcoming Events:
4/23: Cake Auction for RMDH, 6:45pm at Knox Church
4/26: Overnight Campout at Camp Craig in Loveland

Pack Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month in the Commons at Knox Presbyterian Church.

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting! Learn more at www.pack113.net or contact Jack Ball at 513-310-6543.

Great Gatherings Upcoming Events
Please note the remaining Great Gatherings parties for the school year! The parties still have space for your student to attend. To register to attend a party visit the Great Gatherings page on the Kilgour PTA website. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cheerleading Mini-Camp: April 25, 4:00-8:00 pm
Teacher Party - 3rd Grade Hike in the Woods: May 14, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Teacher Party - 4th Grade Luau Lunch: May 15, 12:50 - 1:30pm


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