Did You Know?

The 2015 Walnut Hills High School valedictorian, salutatorian and third in the class graduate were all Kilgour alumni. 

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • September 10: Silent Auction kickoff meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Chris Almand’s home
  • September 10: Sponsorship deadline
  • September 10: Tiger Scout (First Grade) Orientation Meeting, HPCUMC at 7 p.m.
  • September 11: Kindergarten Soccer, 6:00 p.m.
  • September 12: 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop Skating Party, 12:00 p.m at Fun Factory
  • September 18: Midterms sent home
  • September 18: Kindergarten Soccer, 6:00 p.m.
  • September 21: MEAC canned food drive begins
  • September 23: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development Day
  • September 25: School Spirit Dollar Day - Theme Coming Soon

Kilgour Silent Auction Needs YOU!
The Kilgour Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraisers and typically raises $40,000 or more to help support our school fund projects such as the patio renovations, books for the library and technology improvements. This fundraiser is only successful due to the support of you! We are currently planning for our November 13 event. To learn how you can help make our event a success, join us at Chris Almand’s house on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. For location and more information, please email Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Time to Support Kilgour is NOW!
Sponsorship Deadline extended to September 10
We have revamped Kilgour's sponsorship program and are reaching out to families and potential donors now! From Platinum and Gold Sponsorships to Family and Small Business supporters, we have something to offer budgets of every size. Our largest donors will receive many benefits, including presenting honors for a major event, recognition on banners and their logo on our school website. Smaller donors now have more options as well, from a company logo on raffle tickets, 5K t-shirts or small gym banners to company names on Silent Auction invites or concert programs.

Over the years families have been a generous with their donations to support our school. This year we have a great family sponsorship package that gives families (or small businesses) a chance to pick two sponsorship benefits for a donation of $300 (example: name on concert program and two tickets to Silent Auction).

Our plan is to recognize donors and encourage families to support our sponsors throughout the year. Therefore, we are seeking commitments from businesses and families early in the school year.


  1. You and or your business can choose a sponsorship level to support Kilgour Elementary.
  2. You can help the sponsorship team by suggesting or helping us contact businesses that might be interested in sponsoring Kilgour.

For more information on sponsorship levels, please visit the Sponsor page on the PTA website or contact Erin Paul, Sarah Evans, and Tenney Verkamp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Kids Care Gives Back
Kilgour Kids Care is back for the 2015-16 school year. This school-wide program partners each grade with a charitable giving activity that they will share with the rest of the school. The classes, Student Council and PTA work cooperatively to give students a personal connection to giving and sharing.

MEAC Canned Food Drive - Beginning September 21 through October 2, support the non-perishable Food Drive for the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC), led by our Third and Fourth Grade students. Food pantries are low after the summer months, so please help replenish our neighbor's food pantry. Wish list items include canned meats, fruit and veggies, meals in a can, such as ravioli and chili, pasta and 16 oz. jars of peanut butter. Recycled plastic bags to help clients "shop" the food pantry. Watch our "can-struction" sculpture grow in the front lobby with our Kilgour generosity! Questions? Contact Veronica Tollefson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Soda Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House - For the entire year, our Third Grade will support Ronald McDonald House by collecting soda can tabs to raise money. Please send in your tabs for your student to put in the bags in the cafeteria.

Outgrown Spirit Wear and Costumes?
Donate them to another student! We have students that may be looking for that costume or piece of spirit wear. Place your donations in the bin outside the office door. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Skate for a Cause
Join the 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop 44135at The Fun Factory this Saturday, September 12, 12:00-2:30 p.m. to benefit Oyler School. For $10, your student can skate, rent skates and enjoy all you can eat pizza! Please note that if your student is 2nd grade or younger, we ask that a parent or guardian stay onsite for the event. Also, there will be a nominal charge for adults who stay to cover the cost of all you can eat pizza. Questions? Please contact Tish Crenshaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School Spirit Dollar Days are Back
The Student Council will once again sponsor School Spirit Dollar Day Fridays. Our first Spirit Day is Friday, September 25, and a flier with the theme and details are coming home soon. For just $1, your student can have some fun, dress up and support Student Council. Be on the look out for these fun Spirit Fridays the final Friday of every month.

LabelsforEd  Help Kilgour Earn FREE Merchandise

For more than 40 years, the Labels for Education program has awarded FREE educational merchandise to schools. You can help Kilgour earn free merchandise such as computers, audio/visual equipment, physical education equipment, reference books or musical instruments simply by collecting Labels for Education participating product UPCs and beverage/sauce caps, and giving them to Kilgour.

Our goal is to collect 10,000 points. It’s easy to pitch in. Visit LabelsForEducation.com for a complete list of participating products and begin saving your UPCs and beverage/sauce caps. Be sure to check out and like the Facebook page to find out about additional ways to earn Labels for Education bonus points.

For every label turned in between now and mid October, Kilgour has a chance towin $10,000! So, start sending in labels and caps with your student's blue folder (K, First and Second Grades) or Tuesday envelope (Third-Sixth Grades). For questions on or ideas for Kilgour's Labels for Education collection drive, contact Caroline Seale at 252-571-2232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The 2015–2016 program runs until July 31, 2016.

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Sixth Graders Prepare for Excellence on Walnut Hills Test
Our Sixth Grade students and teachers are busy preparing for the October 5 Terra Nova testing. This is one of the tests that Walnut Hills uses for their entrance exams.

Our tradition of excellence at Kilgour, which includes the hard work of our teachers and students, prepares our students to succeed at one of the top public high schools in the nation. Historically, almost 85% of Kilgour students are accepted to Walnut Hills, with approximately 75% accepted after the first round of testing.  

Walnut uses the scores from the Reading and Math portions of the test to determine acceptance. We typically receive the results the end of November/beginning of December. Parents will be notified directly from test administration via U.S. mail whether or not their child has been accepted. If your child is not accepted, they have the opportunity to retest on several dates determined by the district. To be guaranteed enrollment at Walnut Hills for 2016-17 students must pass the entrance examination and enroll by March 23, 2016.

Sign Up for Kilgour Basketball
Sign ups for Second-Sixth Grade girls and boys basketball teams will take place September 9-25 via the Kilgour Sports Booster Blue Sombero site. To access the site, visit the Kilgour Sports Booster site.

Kilgour Cub Scouts
HPCUMC Cub Scout Pack 113 Dan Beard Council, Blue Jacket District
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 one Wednesday of each month in the Refectory at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church (HPCUMC), 1345 Grace Avenue Learn more at www.pack113.net or contact Jon Mills at 513-675-6676; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events:
9/10: Tiger Scout (First Grade) Orientation Meeting, HPCUMC at 7:00 p.m.

Great Gatherings
Great Gatherings are parties hosted and paid for by Kilgour families and/or teachers. Big parties. Small parties. Parties for couples. For women. For men. For kids. Something for everyone! Anyone wanting to join the parties donates funds to the Kilgour PTA & then attends the party! Let's have fun and raise $$ for our school!

Featured Great Gathering Parties
Ladies Spa Night
Ladies, ladies, ladies!! Who doesn't need a little "me" time? For the second year in a row, come get pampered with a manicure or pedicure, wine, delicious apps and great company!!! Hosted by: Chandler Dektas, Tonia Elrod, Sarah Evans, Libby Frank, Jaime Haase, Sara Lippert, Angie Meadows, Erin Paul, Tenney Verkamp, Jenny Ragland, Amy Kattman, Valerie Wise
When: Thursday, September 17
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Place: Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa

Oktoberfest Homebrew Party: Enjoy authentic homebrewed Oktoberfest beers and food, great company and a homebrew tutorial!
Come to the Begtrup house to enjoy authentic homebrewed beers and foods at our Oktoberfest Great Gathering. Join us in imbibing authentic and eminently quaffable Oktoberfest Lager (Code-named: Herschel Strasse) and Belgian Witbier (Code-named: Prancing Mustang). Accompanying our brews will be a Kartoffelbuffet (baked potato bar) with exciting toppings and other Oktoberfest-inspired eats.

Don't miss: Brewer Gavi will give an interactive introduction to the homebrew process describing beer styles and the making of these Oktoberfest delights!
Hosted by: Amber and Gavi Begtrup, Valerie and Brock Wise, Marisol and Jack Lu.
When: Saturday, September 26
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: The Bergtrup Home

The following fall parties below also have space for you and/or your student to attend. For more information on these parties and to purchase tickets to an event, 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..

1st Grade Fun on the Farm: September 12, 1:00- 5:00 p.m. at Poplar Ridge Farm
Family Foosball Fun-day: October 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Propst home
Kindergarten Parent Welcome Party: October 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Pickup’s Home
2nd Grade Walk in the Woods: October 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ault Park

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