Room Parent & PTA Meeting – Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. (Room Parent Meeting) & 7:00 p.m. (PTA Meeting)
COSI on Wheels: The Incredible Human Machine – Tuesday, September 16 & Wednesday, September 17

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • August 25-September 11: Kilgour PTA Online Stella & Dot Trunk Show
  • September 3: Room Parent Meeting in Kilgour Library, 6:00 p.m.
  • September 3: PTA Meeting in Kilgour Library, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 5: Cub Scouts Join Scouting Recruitment Sign-up, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 16 & 17: COSI on Wheels
  • September 17 & 18: Soccer team yearbook photos taken at each team’s practice
  • October 2: Kilgour Open House
  • November 14: Kilgour Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout Square
  • Every Friday - Kilgour Spirit Wear Day!

First PTA Meeting of the Year
Room Parent Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
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, we will move the meeting to the cafeteria). Snacks will be provided. Remaining PTA meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 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!

Budgeting and Tracking Your Student's Fees
The back-to-school season can seem like an expensive time, with multiple fees due to several different Kilgour groups. The PTA created a sheet to help you budget, give some explanation of the fees and help you keep track of what you paid when. Note that throughout the year, you may receive individual fliers or notices from your student’s teacher for exact amounts and due dates for each fee.  Additionally, some teachers may collect fees for other educational needs, such as magazine subscriptions.

Tracking Sheet (Google Document)
Tracking Sheet (Fillable .pdf)
Tracking Sheet (Microsoft Word)

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.

From Mr. O . . . The New Librarian
A big THANK YOU for the fantastic welcome to Kilgour Elementary. What a great place! This year I would like to help your student utilize INFOhio ( for their research and reading needs. This is a great website, and a safe place for parents and students to look up all kinds of information. It can read books to your student (Scholastic Book Flix) or help with research (Biography Reference Bank or EBSCOhost) for a research paper or project. When you have an opportunity, check it out!

Username: infocincy
Password: cincyreads

I will work with your students to use INFOhio for all their research and information finding needs. If you have questions, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 one to two weeks. We've ordered 350 yearbooks and they're selling fast. Order your yearbook now before they run out.

Soccer Team Photos for Kilgour Yearbook
Liz Koch will take soccer team photos for the Kilgour yearbook at each team’s practice on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18. Please dress your student in his or her soccer uniform for these practices. Liz will be at Otto Armleder Park and plans to take photos during the last 10 minutes of each team’s practice. If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spirit Wear Fridays
Please have your student wear KILGOUR SPIRIT WEAR every Friday. Counts will be taken each Friday of the number of children in each class that are participating. Each quarter, the Primary and Intermediate classes with the greatest percentage of Spirit participants will win a class party thanks to support of the Sports Boosters.  Any and all effort is encouraged. If the students are making an effort, it counts! 

To that end, we ask that you consider DONATING your gently used Kilgour Spirit Wear or Kilgour Inspired Wear that we can pass along to any children that may like to participate. Please bring these items to school and place in the bin marked SPIRIT WEAR to the right of the office door. Any questions, please email Andrea Lukin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Halloween Costume Shop
We are starting preparations for our costume shop. This provides students without costumes a chance to shop our store for a costume they can wear for school Halloween activities and take home  for Trick or Treating. If you have any costumes that you could donate, please bring them to school and place in the bin for COSTUMES in the hall to the right of the office door. Any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shop for Kilgour
When you shop for groceries or everyday household items, you can help support Kilgour!

Shop at Kroger?
If you have a Kroger Plus card, the Kilgour PTA can earn money on your purchases--up to $5,000 annually! Please note that if you've registered in the past, you will need to re-register your card this year.

Shop at Remke?
Through the Remke "Caring Neighbor" card, Kilgour PTA receives 4% of all the money shoppers spend on this card.

Shop at Target?
Register your Target Redcard to support Kilgour. Target will donate 1% of your purchases to Kilgour PTA.

To learn more about these programs, including how to register for them, visit the Fundraising page on You may also contact Rita Doty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513.295.5840 (phone/text).

Kilgour PTA Online Stella & Dot Trunk Show
The Kilgour PTA is opening 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:

  • Visit
  • Add items in your Shopping Bag and select "Proceed to Checkout"
  • In the "Hostess Name:" edit box, type Deb Mills-Kilgour PTA in order for our school to earn credit for your order
  • Complete the rest of your order

Thank you for supporting Kilgour School!

Great Gatherings
Help raise money for Kilgour while having fun with your friends at a Kilgour Great Gathering. Great Gatherings are parties hosted and paid for by Kilgour families and teachers. Big parties. Small parties. Parties for couples. For women. For men. For kids. Something for everyone! Anyone who attends the parties donates funds to the Kilgour PTA! There are several fall events with space available:

Ladies Spa Night: September 18, 7:00 p.m. at Ambiance Nail Salon
It's ladies night! Summer is officially over and so now it's time for a little “me” time!  Join us for manis and pedis, along with wine, apps and good company!

Family Foosball Fun-day: September 27, 5:00 p.m. at Casa Propst
Foosball for the whole family!  A great evening for competition between families, with dinner included!

Keeneland Great Gathering: October 4, 8:30 a.m.
This Great Gathering Event includes a luxury motor coach to Keeneland Racetrack, cocktails on the bus ride down and back, tickets to Keeneland, reserved club seats, tailgate lunch, trivia and betting at the games on the bus, music and fun! Childcare will be provided (for a separate payment) by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.

Annual Chili Cook-Off: October 11, 6:30 p.m. at The Edie’s Home
Bring your best chili recipe, or just your favorite antacid, to the Kilgour Chili Cook-off. Drinks and toppings will be provided; prizes will be awarded in several categories.  Will your chili be a repeat winner?

Kilgour Silent Auction
The Kilgour PTA will host its 8th Annual Silent Auction event "Change the World... Make a Difference" on Friday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout Square. The adult-only event includes a schedule of exciting and fun activities, and all proceeds go to the Kilgour PTA. Formal invitations will be sent home with students in mid-October. Visit our website for more details.

Here are ways you can help make the event a success . . .


  • We need 6 people to volunteer by September 26 to sell raffle tickets at the October 2 Kilgour Open House.
  • We need 15 people to volunteer by October 17 to sell Great Gathering tickets on the night of the Auction.

If you are interested in helping at these events, please email Jena Nordman, Silent Auction Volunteer Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Silent & Live Auctions: We are asking all Kilgour families to please consider making an item donation or cash contribution toward the event by October 10 (use this donation form when making your contribution). 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, travel, unique experiences or cash to purchase items that are difficult to solicit.

Great Gatherings: 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 September 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 one for $5, three for $10 and 10 for $20, and are available online.

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 help our students and faculty. Thank you for your support!