Labor Day/School Closed – Monday, September 1
Room Parent & PTA Meeting – Wednesday, September 3

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • Aug. 25-Sept.11: Kilgour PTA Online Stella & Dot Trunk Show
  • Sept. 1: Labor Day/School Closed
  • Sept. 3: Room Parent Meeting in Kilgour Library at 6pm
                 PTA Meeting in Kilgour Library at 7pm
  • Sept. 16 & 17: COSI on Wheels
  • Oct. 2: Kilgour Open House
  • Nov. 14: Kilgour Silent Auction at 7pm at the Redmoor in Mt. Lookout Square

In order to save on copying costs, eliminate paper waste, and reduce needed labor, all future Synopsis editions will be sent via email. In addition to email delivery, you can find the Synopsis on our website at If you are not yet on the PTA email distribution list, please fill out the attached form and we will add you to it. You can also sign up for the email list online at

First PTA Meeting of the Year
Are you interested in learning more about Kilgour and the various activities and happenings that take place in your school community? Do you want to join with other parents in working to keep Kilgour a top-notch public school? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the PTA invites you to join us for our first PTA meeting of the year at 7:00 p.m. on September 3rd in the Kilgour library. (If we have a large number of attendees, the meeting will be moved to the cafeteria), Snacks will be provided. Remaining PTA meetings will take place on the First Wednesday of each month @ 7pm. Please note that the Room Parent Meeting will take place before the PTA Meeting at 6pm in the library. No RSVPs necessary - just show up! If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Crawford or Andrea Lukin, PTA Presidents at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you there!

Yearbooks Have Arrived!
The 2013/14 Yearbooks are now available for sale at $16 each and include 76 color pages full of pictures of Kilgour students and teachers. We also have original artwork by eight Kilgour students - including the incredibly creative inner and outer cover artwork by our own Ally Standley. Ally's artwork captures the diversity at Kiglour that makes our school so exceptional. Orders can be placed today on the PTA website and the yearbook will be sent home with your child within 1-2 weeks. We've ordered 350 yearbooks and they're selling fast. Order your yearbook now before they run out.

Yearbook Pictures
The yearbook staff would love to have your class party and field trip pictures (including COSI, Halloween, etc). Please note that we cannot accept pictures taken with a smart phone (they're low resolution and don't print well). Please remember to send these pictures right away to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have more than 2-3 pictures, please load them on a thumb drive with your child's name, grade and homeroom teacher, place in the PTA mailbox, and we'll return the thumb drive to you as soon as possible. Tips for taking great yearbook photos: 1) groups of four or more children are preferred, 2) have children face the camera, and 3) move in as close as possible to the children (less dead space in the photos means greater clarity when enlarging). For large groups such as the entire class, please keep the children (and teacher) in a tight group (rectangular is best) so we can enlarge the photo as much as possible in the yearbook.

COSI on Wheels: The Incredible Human Machine
The Columbus Center of Science and Industry will be visiting Kilgour on September 16 and 17. All of our children will have the opportunity to learn about "The Incredible Human Machine" during an engaging presentation and fun, interactive stations. Volunteers are needed to assist at the stations: all materials are provided and no scientific knowledge is necessary! Morning or afternoon shifts on both days are needed. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like more information and/or want to sign up, please contact Carly Wise or Tita Propst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Incredible Human Machine
COSI's Body Mechanic helps students learn what it takes to keep their body engines in tip-top shape. Explore the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, plus learn about nutrients and how exercise keeps a body healthy.

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

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! Pack Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month in the Refectory at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212. Learn more at or contact Jack Ball at 513-310-6543; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events:
9/5: Join Scouting Recruitment Sign-up, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 7pm
9/13: Grill Out/Kick Ball Game, Ault Park, 1pm
9/17: Pack Meeting-Popcorn Kick-off, 7pm

Synopsis Submissions
The Synopsis is Kilgour's biweekly newsletter that keeps our school community informed about important dates, school events and activities. To have school-sponsored items printed in the Synopsis, please send by email to Jen DiBenedetto and May Doyle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All items must be submitted on the Friday prior to Tuesday's publication. See the Kilgour calendar at to obtain submission deadlines and publication dates. Confirmation of receipt of the article will be sent within 24 hours and items may be edited for content and space.

Important Note: Keep in mind that the Kilgour Synopsis is compiled and distributed for the exclusive use and convenience of the Kilgour School community. The Synopsis is not to be used for marketing or other mass/group promotions whose purpose extends beyond the immediate Kilgour School community and its benefit. Any other use of the Synopsis is strictly prohibited.

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We are excited to inform you that the PTA created our very own "Kilgour School PTA" Facebook page to extend our communication efforts for the new school year!!! The intent of the Kilgour PTA page is to inform the Kilgour parents and community of upcoming PTA events throughout the school year and direct everyone to more detailed information on our website. Instead of the page serving as an open forum, we are asking everyone to use it as an information stream and continue to contact the PTA via email. It will not contain pictures or videos of Kilgour students or their whereabouts (e.g. field trips). We are still in the process of figuring out how this will work and how we will manage it, so please be patient with us in the upcoming weeks. We are certainly happy to discuss the page in greater detail and are open to suggestions and questions. Please contact Deborah Mills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In the meantime, get out there and "Like" the Kilgour School PTA page! Please spread the word and share it with your friends so the parents and community are informed of our upcoming events ASAP.

Kilgour Silent Auction
The Kilgour PTA will host the 8th Annual Silent Auction event "Change the World... Make a Difference"– a major fundraiser for Kilgour School on Friday, November 14th starting at 7:00 PM at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout Square. The adult only event includes a schedule of exciting and fun activities including a silent auction, live auction, games, raffles, and party sign-ups (known as our Great Gatherings). All proceeds go to the Kilgour PTA to help provide important tools and programs for our students and faculty. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, valet parking, soft drinks/coffee, and cash bar cocktails round out the festivities. Formal invitations will be sent home with students in mid-October and event and raffle tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door. Visit our website for more details

  • Silent & Live Auctions: We are asking all Kilgour families to please consider making an item donation or cash contribution towards the event by October 10th (donation forms can be found on our webpage). Make an individual donation or go in with a group of friends! We appreciate all donations but need help obtaining specific category offerings such as:

    • "Hot" 2014 Holiday Gifts – Legos, American Girl, electronics (computers, tablets & gaming systems), riding toys (bikes, scooters, skate boards), sports equipment, etc.
    • Travel – Weekend getaways to cities (Chicago, NYC), Vacation rentals to Florida, Hilton Head, Lake Cumberland or Norris, Northern Michigan, or other destinations.
    • Unique Experiences – Corporate suites for sporting events, private tours of Cincinnati establishments, meal with a local celebrity or sports figure/team, etc.
    • Cash $$$ - Monetary contributions to purchase items that are difficult to solicit (e.g. electronics).

  • Games: We are adding a new twist to this year’s event and playing a few group games to raise more funds at the Auction. Be sure to check our evening agenda to sign-up for the fun!

  • Great Gatherings: Great Gatherings are a variety of parties (for children & adults) hosted and paid for by Kilgour families and/or teachers. Purchase tickets to attend and all proceeds will go back to the Kilgour PTA. If you would like to host a party with a few of your friends, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9/26. The new Great Gatherings will be announced at the beginning of November and initial sign-ups begin at the Silent Auction.

  • Raffle: A raffle drawing will take place the night of the auction.

    • Prizes include Kilgour-related items, fun electronics and entertainment packages.
    • Ticket Prices are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 10 for $20.
    • Ticket Sales will take place at the Open House, 2 weeks prior to the Auction (specific dates/times to be announced at a later date), and are available online starting 8/26.

If you would like to assist in any part of the PTA, Silent Auction, Great Gatherings, or Raffle, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Every opportunity to improve the event helps the Kilgour PTA get closer to reaching our fundraising goals to help our students and faculty. Thank you for your support!

Kilgour PTA Online Stella & Dot Trunk Show
The Kilgour PTA would like to open a new online fundraising opportunity to the Kilgour community to kick-off the new year and invite you to participate in the Kilgour PTA Online Stella & Dot Trunk Show! 10% of the proceeds will go directly to the Kilgour PTA. Please visit the site below to place your order now through September 11, 2014. All orders will be shipped as they are placed:

  1. Click on:
  2. Add items in your Shopping Bag and select "Proceed to Checkout"
  3. In the "Hostess Name:" edit box, type Deb Mills-Kilgour PTA in order for our school to earn credit for your order
  4. Complete the rest of your order

Thank you for supporting Kilgour School!

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We hope you have been collecting BOXTOPS over the summer months! If not, there is still plenty of time this school year to help earn cash for Kilgour by shopping and clipping BOXTOPS. Last year we earned over $1700 for the PTA to supplement activities for your children. Let's keep that momentum flowing into this school year! Please clip boxtops, put in groups of 50 and turn into your child's classroom teacher. Classrooms win prizes throughout the year for collecting the most within 3 month intervals. For more information, please email Stephanie Berghausen-Musgrove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..