PTA Meeting – May 14 at 7pm
Kilgour 5K – May 16 at 7pm
Kilgour Carnival – May 17 from 11am-5pm

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • May 13: Fine Arts Night -  Band concert begins at 6:30pm
  • May 14: School tour at 10am
  • May 14: Market Day pick up
  • May 14: PTA Meeting at 7pm in the library
  • May 16: Kilgour 5K at 7pm
  • May 17: Kilgour Carnival from 11am-5pm
  • May 24: Orange Leaf fundraiser
  • May 29: Last Day of School

Kilgour Elementary Engraved Paver Sale
The engraved paver sale is a great way to support the PTA while honoring your family's time at Kilgour, your special student(s), a favorite teacher, super coach or even advertise a business. Your paver will be personalized & placed in the pick-up area in front of the primary wing of the school this summer.

Forms are available on the website, at school or will be for sale at the Carnival. Please Neatly & CAREFULLY fill out the order form below. What you write is what will be engraved. Return completed form & payment (Checks can be made out to Kilgour PTA) by May 26, 2014 to Kilgour PTA mailbox or mail to Kilgour PTA, 1339 Herschel Ave Cincinnati, OH 45208 (or return with your child in their class folder). **Please note that we have a limited number of pavers available. Orders will be taken on a first come first served basis. Any questions contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 379-0816.

Orange Leaf Fundraiser: May 24
25% of proceeds from sales on May 24th will go to the PTA!  Be sure to bring in the flier so the profits will go to Kilgour!

Recess in the Stadium: June 7th
The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the Cincinnati Bengals and the American Heart Association are inviting CPS students and their families to sign up at or contact Pam Schramm at 513-842-8873 for Recess in the Stadium reservations. See the Recess in the Stadium invite here.

Recess is a free family friendly event with educational and interactive booths promoting a heart healthy lifestyle for the children and their families on June 7th from 9am-noon at the Bengals Stadium. We will have a 40 yard dash, a healthy fun wheel, nutrition stations, obstacle course and CPR training. Participants will also get the opportunity to touch and feel a cow's heart to learn how it works. We greatly appreciate your support of this worthy cause. It will be a very fun and educational day for these children and their families -- those who register by May 25 will receive a free t-shirt to be received at the event.

This Summer at Kilgour!
You might see a lot of activity at Kilgour this summer and wonder what's happening?!?!?

CISV (Children's International Summer Villages) is hosting an international Village from June 21 until July 18. We are a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship - and that the real difference can be made by starting with children. CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.

The campers are 11 years old and there are 4 from each country – traveling with an adult leader. We have 6 local staff, 1 of which attended Kilgour (Charli Philpott is our Director), 1 staff from the Chicago area and 1 from Bogata, Colombia. We have lots of volunteers whose children have traveled with CISV, attending programs all over the world (many Kilgour students have enjoyed this opportunity).

So you will see kids playing on the playground – running on the soccer field and having a great time. Please feel free to continue to use the playground as you always have – just be aware that many of these children do not speak English and will be very busy in their activities (so please don't be offended if they don't speak to you).

Volunteers Needed for CISV
Dedicated volunteers run our programs and we have lots of volunteer opportunities. This document contains descriptions of what is needed and how you and your family can become involved!! Take a moment and consider volunteering – working with this international community is an experience you will never forget. For more information or to volunteer please contact Christine Carli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2014/15 Calendar Available
The 2014-2015 school year calendar is now posted on the Cincinnati Public Schools website.

Cub Scout Update
HPCUMC Cub Scout Pack 113
Dan Beard Council – Blue Jacket District – Cincinnati, Ohio

Cub Scout Pack 113 is about to finish up the school year with our final pack meeting and graduation ceremony at Ault Park at 7pm on May 21st. This is when all the scouts will advance to their next rank for the next coming scout year. Thank you to all the scouting parents who have supported the program and have helped make it a great year for all the kids!

September will be the next opportunity for new scouts to join our Pack. We'll send information home with your son when school starts next Fall. Cub scouts is for boys in the 1st through 5th grade who like to have fun! They get to wear a cool uniform, go camping and hiking, and build stuff like race cars and bird houses! Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting! Learn more at, or contact Jack Ball a 513-310-6543.


Kilgour Carnival Yard Sign Winner
Congratulations to Katie Dipaolo whose creative artwork was selected for this year's Carnival yard sign!  Great job, Katie!!

Final Raffle Collection Day on Thursday!
Please bring in all your sold tickets and money. Please help raise money to keep our school great. It only takes each student selling one pack of tickets to reach our goal. Each student who sell over $100 in raffle tickets will earn chances to dunk Mr. Bell or Mr. Cheney in the dunking booth at the carnival. Sell $200 to receive a "head of the line" pass for the carnival. Students who turn in at least $50 this week will win several great prizes! Each student that sells at least $30 in tickets will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Kings Island day passes. Congratulations to our top sellers:

Renner & Haven Wise
Elliot Haggerty
Fievel Haggert
Keegan Myers
Maxwell Raifstanger
Lucas & Cameron Bettinger
Breigh Gilkeson
Caroline & Genevieve Horvath
Marco Siegel, Marco Lynch
Catherine & William Fitton
Cambria & Daniel Branscum
Gwenyth, Avery, & Fletcher Newman
Ryan Mills
Carlos Anderson
Jonah Cotton-Riker
Sidney Verkamp
Priya Jenkins
Noa & Mari Dagenbach
Justin, Isabella, & Trevor Zinchini

The final collection day is this Thursday the 15th, so sell those tickets and get your name on the list!

Carnival Promotional Special!
As in years past, we will be selling tickets for the classroom raffle baskets and for the games & rides this week as a special "promotion" leading up to our carnival day on Saturday!!! Presale days are:

Tuesday, May 13th from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14th from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 15th from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

We will be located on the walkway directly in front of school! Cash and checks (made payable to Kilgour PTA) will be accepted.

The presale ticket pricing is as follows:

Raffle Baskets: Each ticket gives you a chance to win one of our incredible classroom themed baskets!

  • $10 – 15 Tickets
  • $20 – 30 Tickets
  • $30 – 45 Tickets

NOTE: Day of Carnival Pricing: $1/ticket or $5 for 6 tickets

Games & Rides: These tickets allow you to play games, enter the inflatable bounce houses, or buy snow cones. All events will require from 1 – 3 tickets.

  • $10 – 25 Tickets
  • $20 – 50 Tickets

NOTE: Day of Carnival Pricing: 50¢ / ticket

Carnival Volunteer Information
If you signed up to volunteer for two hours by Friday, May 9th, then you have earned 5 free games/rides tickets! We will have them at the volunteer booth as you enter the carnival near the Kindergarten playground. Stop by and pick up your well deserved reward!

If you are concerned about volunteering while you are at the carnival with your family, please know that we welcome your kids in the booths! Let them help you and have it be a family commitment to our school.

There are still open spots for volunteers on the website! We really need everyone's help to make this a successful event. If you have already volunteered, we thank you! And if you have any time on Friday between 9:30am-3:00pm, consider stopping by and helping us ready the site.

Any questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703.3038.

Kilgour Carnival Great Gatherings
Don't forget to look for the Great Gatherings sign-up area at the Kilgour Carnival. We are planning a girls' night out, pool party and more! The ticket sale station will be located with the class raffle baskets. Please visit the Great Gatherings page on the Kilgour PTA website for the most up-to-date information.

Here are the May student Great Gathering parties:
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