Did You Know?

Did you know that the money you help raise for PTA helps our teachers purchase classroom supplies? The PTA gives each teacher $700 for needed classroom items. New teachers receive $1,000 to help supply their classrooms.

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • Week of Oct. 5: Terra Nova Testing - Grade 6 only
  • Oct. 7: School Tour at 10:00 a.m.
  • Oct. 7: PTA Meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm. in the library
  • Oct. 7: Stella & Dot Fundraiser at the PTA Meeting
  • Oct. 16: End of 1st Quarter, Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Week of Oct. 19: Basketball practices begin
  • Oct. 23: 1st Quarter report cards distributed
  • Oct. 26: LSDMC mtg. 4:15 p.m. in the library
  • Oct. 30: Technology fee due
  • Oct. 30: Costume parade for K-3 and Harvest Jam for Grades 4-6
  • Oct. 30: School Spirit Dollar Day - Wear Your Costume All Day!
  • Nov. 13: Kilgour Silent Auction
  • Nov. 21: Fall Clean Up Day, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Every Monday: Munchie Monday with Fusian Sushi at lunch
  • Every Friday: Kilgour Spiritwear Friday!!!!

Take the Challenge
Attend the Wednesday, 10/7 PTA Meeting!

Please be sure to take the PTA Engagement Challenge and attend this Wednesday’s, October 7 monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. The PTA will provide child care!

Don’t miss your chance to learn about:

  • Silent Auction fundraiser update
  • Upcoming Halloween events
  • Yearbook picture collection, directory distribution and outreach events
  • NEW Kilgour PTA website features demo
  • NEW PTA events for fall/winter
  • Reports from Principal Cook Frazier, Kilgour Sports Boosters, CISV International overview from Kilgour parent Elise Ballinger …and MUCH MORE!!!

Bring a friend and learn about the latest happenings. We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA Engagement Challenge Guidelines
The homeroom with the highest number of parents and teachers in attendance (minimum of 15%) for all Kilgour PTA meetings will receive a reward for the STUDENTS of that room in May.

Students may choose from a list of incentives for their reward (pending teacher approval):
- Class Party
- Class Passes
- Carnival Rewards
Door prizes may be awarded at monthly meetings for one lucky parent or teacher that is in attendance!

Stella & Dot Fundraiser for Kilgour
At the October 7 PTA Meeting
The Silent Auction Committee is hosting a fundraiser with Stella & Dot at tomorrow’s PTA Meeting. 10% of the sales proceeds go directly to the Kilgour PTA and we can earn items for bidding at our Silent Auction event on November 13. Purchase something special for yourself and get a jump on your holiday shopping by placing your order at our meeting! Please feel free to contact Chris Almand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Technology Fees: Due on October 30
To help support the PTA’s efforts to maintain up-to-date technology at Kilgour, the annual PTA Technology Fee of $25 per student is due on Friday, October 16. NEW THIS YEAR – payments can be made online via credit card on our website. Checks made to “Kilgour PTA” or cash are also accepted. Recently, the fee has enabled the teachers to store all iPads in four new carts with new keyboard attachments so our technology can be used more effectively for all students throughout the school. It has also helped replace computers and other classroom technology tools. To continue to provide our children with technology advantages every day, please help us by submitting your fee. Thank you for supporting Kilgour School!

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!

Upcoming Great Gathering Parties
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..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

Participate in PTA Reflections!
What is Reflections? The Ohio PTA holds an annual cultural arts program called Reflections. Children in preschool through Grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art based on the year's theme which is "Let Your Imagination Fly!" To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for our students, Kilgour plans to participate in the program for the first time in our history! Kilgour is looking for student participants to submit artwork for the Visual Arts category for the 2015-16 contest (one of six categories in which schools are eligible) for Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 levels. Reflect on the theme. Create an original work. Be recognized. Submissions are due on November 6. For more information, please contact Kilgour's art teacher Emily Clyburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LabelsforEdLabels for Education - Help Kilgour win $10,000

Remember, every “Labels for Education” that you turn in between now and mid-October gives Kilgour a chance to win $10,000! 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. Also, check out and like the Facebook page to find additional ways to earn Labels for Education bonus points. Be sure to send in labels and caps with your student's blue folder (K-Grade 2) or Tuesday envelope (Grades 3-6). 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..

School Spirit Dollar Day: Costume Day!
Friday, October 30
Why make your student wait until his or her Halloween class party or the Harvest Jam to put on a costume? For a $1 contribution to Student Council, students can wear their costumes all day! The standard Halloween rules of no violent or scary masks or accessories apply for this day. Be on the lookout for a flier in your student’s Tuesday folder.

November 11 Fall Clean Up Day
We need volunteers to clean up the Kilgour grounds ahead of winter. Save the date to join us on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. A sign up is coming soon. Questions? Contact David Crawford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Outgrown Spirit Wear and/or Halloween 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..

Thank you for Your Generosity
The Kilgour PTA would like to thank you for your generosity and support of our Madisonville Education and Assistance Center food drive. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us build our “can”struction!

Classroom Happenings Graphic

Mustang Monday - Enriching our Community
Our school community is extremely fortunate to have the enrichment experiences that Kilgour Mustang Mondays provide due to continued Kilgour PTA support! This year, Hispanic Culture will be at the forefront, not only on Mondays, but throughout the week during Music, Art and Gym class. Focusing on Hispanic Culture expands the children’s worldview, exposes them to a different culture and language and provides enrichment by further developing skills learned through the classroom curriculum.

The Cincinnati Spanish Academy will hold Spanish instruction for grades K-3, five Mondays per quarter throughout the year. Students will learn vocabulary and further hone their listening and speaking skills, while developing a relationship with the same instructor on a weekly basis. As we all know, there are numerous benefits of learning a second language on brain development!

Learning about Hispanic Culture extends into the students’ Specials classes. Students will learn about Hispanic artists in Art class, Spanish songs in Music class and popular children’s games and sports in Spanish-speaking cultures in Gym class.

The Cincinnati Symphony is back, establishing life-long relationships with the community and promoting active participation in music. Kindergarten and fourth grade students will learn from the POPS conductor John Morris Russell, while other grades will welcome visits from the Symphony musicians. Students in grades 1-6 will visit historic Music Hall and enjoy the Young People’s Concerts.

Our students will also learn from Visionaries + Voices, an organization with a mission to provide artistic, cultural and professional opportunities for artists with disabilities.  Artists with V + V will present their work and Hispanic Folk Art in this groundbreaking educational program!

In addition to Hispanic Culture, students in grades 4-6 will have weekly Latin class. Students will learn vocabulary, syntax and grammar of the Latin language as well as Greco-Roman mythology and culture.  This gives them a good foundation for the Latin curriculum at Walnut Hills.

The Kilgour community feels very lucky to have your financial support so we can enjoy all of these enrichment experiences!

SAVE THE DATE:  Kilgour PTA 9th Annual Silent Auction
“Kilgour-opoly”, Friday, November 13
The Center (Old Contemporary Arts Bldg), Downtown-115 E. 5th Street (UBER promo coming)

Join us for a FUN, FUN, FUN, adult-only Silent Auction event with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks/coffee, cash bar, GAMES and AUCTION!!! All funds raised go to the Kilgour PTA and enrichment programming for our students.

Your personal invitation will be coming home in folders in mid-October!  Check our webpage for more information!

Make a donation (we are only at 15% of our goal and can use your help) – Our families typically help us with 25% of ALL donations!  Please fill out the donation form and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Items we need include hot toys such as Legos and Minecraft, travel items, wine/liquor, spa gift certificates, retail and dining gift cards and services, such as yard work. Be creative! What would you buy? If you like it, so will we! Fill out this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’ll arrange pick up of your donation or gift card!

Do you know a business we should ask for a donation? Just give us their name and we’ll ask for you.

VOLUNTEER – We STILL need your help! Even if you can make 10 phone calls, we need you. Have ideas for decorating? Like to organize? We need you too! Every volunteer matters and helps the school!

View the 2015 preview of item catalog online (donations updated daily). Coming soon - ticket purchases via this site. If you have questions or would like to assist in any part of the Silent Auction, please contact 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!

Updates from Principal Cook Frazier

A new Flag for Kilgour
A brand new American Flag is flying over Kilgour this week! A Kilgour grandparent who is a veteran and former neighbor donated this new flag to our school. Thanks to Ms. Bagayoko, Ms. Allen and Ms. Tillman for taking great care in removing the flag that had become weather worn and replacing it with a beautiful 5 x 8 Star-Spangled Banner. They even held a small flag ceremony. 

A teamThe A-Team 
The A-Team continues to work together to ensure all the needs and concerns of our learning community are addressed promptly. Our Principal, Mrs. Angela Cook Frazier, Supporting Principal, Ms. Janice Pitts and Assistant Principal, Ms. Kelley Bagayoko are all in our building full time and available to assist you whenever needed. Feel free to contact any member of the Administrative Team with all concerns! Any one of our administrators can assist you, no matter the issue. Together, the A-Team will see to it that the matter is referred to the appropriate party and that your needs are met.

Kilgour Goes Hollywood
Hallmark Films has selected Kilgour as a filming site! The film will be holiday themed, so don't be surprised if you spot a decorated tree or garland hanging in the “Kilgour Studios!” There will be no disruption to instructional time as filming will take place on weekends and outside of school hours. The crew committed to being good neighbors and leaving our school just as they found it. We feel confident that this will be a positive experience for all as several crew members, including the executive producer, are Kilgour alums and parents.

Kilgour Astronomy Club
Learn how to locate constellations in the night sky. Learn about stars, comets, the planets in our solar system, nebulae, star clusters and other Deep Sky objects, Space Shuttle Program, the missions to the Moon, Mars and more. Registration is open to students in Grades 3-5 and limited to the first 20 registered participants. To complete your registration, please complete this flier and follow the directions on how to send to school. Meetings will be held in the Waterford Lab, room 1009 from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: November 10 and 17, December 1 and 8, January 5 and 12, February 2 and 9 and  March 1 and 8. There is a $25 fee to join the Astronomy Club. To register via email, please contact Mr. Carlson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Keyboarding Club
Grades 3 - 6 ONLY
The Keyboarding Club will be offered on Wednesdays. Morning sessions run from 8:15-9:00 a.m., and afternoon sessions are from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Return your permission slip to your teacher or Mr. Carlson. Students may register for only one session. The club begins meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 and will meet until March 23, 2016.

There are 26 open spots for each session in the Club so register early! There is no deadline for registration, and students may join at any time during the year as long as there are open spots in the lab for their session. The club will meet in room 1009, the Waterford Lab in the primary wing of the school. There is a $25 fee to join the Keyboarding Club, which should be paid by the first class. To register via email, please contact Mr. Carlson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Kilgour PTA Board is in need of a parent volunteer to serve as the PTA Auditor. If you have knowledge of taxation and would like to get involved without making a large time commitment, please contact Deb Mills This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Chris Almand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. Listed below are responsibilities of the position:
Prepare tax filings for PTA

  • File Form 990 (due December 15)
  • Enter financial information and coordinate payment with Ohio Attorney General
  • File Forms 1099 for payments to individuals in amounts of $600 or more (sent to individuals by January 31 each year and must be filed with the IRS by February 28)

Support and verify financial information

  • Support Treasurer as needed with regard to fundraising activities
  • Review financial information and checking account activity
  • Assistance in developing budgets or other financial management as needed
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