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The Kilgour Community works throughout the year to recognize our amazing teachers, rather than waiting for National Teacher Appreciation Week in May. From Tuesday Treats to Thanksgiving thank-you notes to springtime flowers, you have many opportunities to thank your student's teacher.

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • Oct. 27: Restaurant Night at Noodles & Company - This flier has all the details!
  • Oct. 30: Technology fee due
  • Oct. 30: School Spirit Dollar Day - Wear Your Costume All Day!
  • Oct. 30: Costume parade for K- Grade 3, 1:45 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Harvest Jam for Grades 4-6, 2:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Domino’s Dough Raising Night
  • Nov. 3:  Parent-Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 4: PTA Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the library
  • Nov. 6: Reflections submissions due
  • Nov. 11: Veterans' Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 13: Kilgour Silent Auction, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 20: 2nd Quarter Midterms distributed
  • 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!

Technology Fee Deadline is Fast Approaching
Please pay your fee by October 30
To help support the PTA’s efforts to maintain up-to-date technology at Kilgour, we ask all families for an annual contribution of $25 per student. Our technology fee deadline is Friday, October 30. Please be sure to submit your payment as follows:

  • NEW THIS YEAR – Payments can be made online via credit card on our website at https://www.kilgourpta.org/techfee
  • Submit cash or a check made to “Kilgour PTA” in an envelope labeled “Kilgour Tech Fee

Recently, the fee has enabled our 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!

“Kilgour-opoly” Silent Auction
Friday, November 13, 7:00-11:00 pm
The Center (Former Contemporary Arts Bldg), Downtown, 115 E. 5th Street
Use UBER promo code 6tjfrue for $20 off your first ride!

TICKETS, TICKETS, TICKETS!! – Ticket sales are live! Please visit the ticket sales page of the Bidding for Good website to purchase your General Admission, Grand Raffle and Raffle tickets.

  • GENERAL ADMISSION – Admission tickets are $40 from now until October 30, so be sure to get yours early!  Tickets prices will go up to $50 after that and at the door.
  • GRAND RAFFLE - Chicago Weekend Getaway!  Enjoy a Friday/Saturday night stay in a three-bedroom condo at The Parc Chestnut Luxury Condos in the River North neighborhood, along with dinner for two at MK The Restaurant. There are only 60 total grand raffle tickets available for $50 each. Buy yours before they sell out!
  • RAFFLE – There are also three great general raffle prizes available. Don’t miss your chance to win Apple iPhone5, dinner for two at Red Feather Kitchen ($50 value) plus two bottles of wine or a $100 Sports Booster credit for registration or sports wear!

GREAT GATHERINGS – Would you be willing to host a Great Gathering?  We have some amazing ideas but we still need hosts! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Opportunities include:

  • Cycle Bar Class (this has already been donated as part of the Silent Auction)
  • Happy Hour and/or Karaoke at Myrtle’s Punch House
  • K-3 Teacher/Parent vs. Student Kickball Tournament
  • Bowling Party
  • Jamberry Nail Party

WINE DROP – We’ve had questions about where wine can be dropped off for the wine grab event.  There will be drop off spots during the first two weeks of November at the after-school and CRC raffle ticket sale dates. Specific days and times will be posted soon!  We also encourage everyone to bring their bottles to the next PTA meeting on 11/4.  Or you can always email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will arrange a pick up!

If you have any other questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School Spirit Dollar Day: Halloween Costume Day!
Friday, October 30
Students may wear their Halloween costume all day if they are participating. Costumes must be appropriate for school, meaning no weapon-like props, no covered faces (unless by face paint) and nothing too scary (so we don't frighten the little ones). Please use your best judgment with regard to this--if you're second guessing the costume/prop, then it probably isn't appropriate. Dollars and slips are due to homeroom teachers by Thursday, October 29!

Participate in PTA Reflections!
Submissions due on November 6
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..

Kilgour's Fall Clean Up Day!
November 21 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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..


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Where did the 4th grade classes go?  
On a Reds Hall of Fame & Museum Trip
Take us out to the ballgame . . . or at least to  the ballpark and the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum! All three 4th grade classes ventured out on Wednesday, October 21. The weather couldn’t have cooperated more. In preparing for the trip, many of the 4th grade historians were a little reluctant as they let it be known they were not real baseball fans but they were all excited for a field trip and would give it a try. Many were ready to find out more about a team and a sport that they already loved.

The students arrived in their 4th grade tie dye t-shirts and learned many new and interesting facts about the history of the team and the people that have endeared themselves to fans all over the USA. The artifacts and displays made that love and appreciation come alive. They found memorabilia and trivia to interest every learner. They saw tickets to the first night game ever played. They saw the ball that Adam Dunn hit over 500 feet, the longest home run ever at Great American Ball Park. They learned how important Powell Crosley was  to the history of the Reds and professional baseball.

The young historians found many of the displays, activities, and stories directly related to the lessons being learned in fourth grade. Timelines, mileage from one city to another, artifacts and primary and secondary sources, and comparing and contrasting different cultures and time periods were built in to many of the activities and displays. The students reenacted the baseball game inning over a “radio broadcast” using the techniques used in the 1940’s. This production will help students prepare part of their Capstone project, and helped students imagine ways to let history come alive.  The Reds Hall of Fame has done an outstanding job making sure the lessons are relevant to the 4th grade curriculum.

And then there was the ball field tour! Students were so impressed and having so much fun with sitting in the press box and seeing holes in walls created by some of their favorite players. They enjoyed sitting in the dugout where real players sit and game changing strategies have been made.  Many have been to ballgames but on this beautiful October day many were quite impressed by how beautiful  the sights were from the view level, and the wonderful facts and history that were shared by knowledgeable and dedicated tour guides. None seemed to mind the climb to the top, including the amazing chaperones that accompanied the students and teachers on the trip.  Kilgour enthusiastic learners were filled with more questions and curiosities concerning history of a team, of a sport, and our American culture. AND that is what young Kilgour historians should do!

Soccer Teams Heading to the Playoffs
Congratulations to our three Striker teams for advancing to the SAY East playoffs. Coach DiPaola's 5th and 6th grade girls along with Coach Cohen's and Coach Bennett's 5th and 6th grade boys will compete hard for a chance to advance to the State playoffs this weekend. 

Hats off to all of our student athletes who took part in soccer this season!

A Look at Mariah Carey’s Christmas Movie
The filming of Mariah Carey’s movie has kept our school in the news. Get a behind the scenes look in this WVXU article.

Capture Our Memories
Attending Harvest Jam and/or Halloween Party? Then please help support the Yearbook Committee and upload any fun photos from upcoming school parties.  Group photos are preferred.

NEW THIS YEAR –  All you have to do is go to the Yearbook page on the Kilgour PTA web site (Under Community) and upload your photos. BAM! THAT’S IT! It’s that easy!!!

P.S. We welcome photos from any sporting events or other Kilgour functions as well!!! Thank you for supporting the Yearbook Committee and happy photo taking!

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 register, please complete this flier and follow the directions on how to send it 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..

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..

Join Boy Scouts
Looking for a great youth organization for your boy to be part of? Cub Scouts will inspire him to be fearless! Visit our new website at www.cincinnatipack113.com to learn more about scouting and the adventures that await your family!

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