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Kilgour PTA has funded several STEM initiatives for students in 2015-16. Our technology coordinators do their best to ensure Kilgour staff has access to the best learning tools, including funding for BrainPop and GoNoodle. Additionally, we have restructured our iPad system to include Anker keyboards and mobile charging stations, enabling students 2nd-6th grade to use the iPads one-to-one in the classroom.

Calendar of Events & Activities

  • Nov. 16-20: Second quarter midterm week
  • Nov. 19: Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Nov. 20: Second quarter midterms distributed
  • Nov. 21: Fall Clean Up Day, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Nov. 23: Thanksgiving meal donation deadline
  • Nov. 23: LSDMC meeting, 4:15 p.m. in the library
  • Nov. 25: 6th grade holiday decoration sale order deadline
  • Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Dec. 2: PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 - 4: Holiday Fair
  • Dec. 4: 6th grade holiday decoration order pick up
  • Week of Dec. 7: Book Fair
  • Dec. 7: Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Giving Tree gifts due

Silent Auction Update
The Kilgour PTA would like to thank everyone that contributed to the 9th Annual Silent Auction “Kilgour-opoly” on Friday, November 13th! We appreciate your support for the students and faculty of our school and hope you had a wonderful time. Listed below are some important follow-ups:

  1. For those individuals that attended but did not check-out, please contact the committee to arrange pick-up of your awarded items at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. THE AUCTION IS NOT OVER!!! Items are still be available for bidding at our 2015 Silent Auction – “Kilgour-opoly” AFTER AUCTION site! Online bidding will begin later this week and information will be sent in a separate email.
  3. To ensure we plan the most effective and exciting fundraisers for our school, it is important that we collect your feedback. Please complete the 2015 Silent Auction Survey – whether you attended or did not attend the event! Information will be sent in a separate email later this week.


For questions, please contact Chris Almand (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thank you for your incredible support of Kilgour School!

Deck Your Homes for the Holidays!
The sixth grade students are selling poinsettias, wreaths and flower arrangements to help fund their field trips and graduation festivities. Support the sixth graders and decorate your home for the holidays. You can find pictures of the items and the order form here. Another decoration recently added is 25 ft. of evergreen roping for $24.00 - just add it to your order form. All orders are due by Wednesday, November 25, with checks payable to Kilgour PTA. Pick-up date is Friday, December 4 at Kilgour. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Griffin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please Help Your Community at Thanksgiving
As we look forward to a Thanksgiving feast with our friends and family, some in our Kilgour Community could use a helping hand. The Kilgour PTA Outreach is looking for families that are able to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family. You can choose to provide the food for a meal (frozen turkey, veggies, sides) or a gift card to the grocery store. A $35-$50 gift card should cover most families, and we can combine cards where needed. Please deliver all items to school no later than Monday, November 23 in the morning. Recipients will pick up their meals/cards on Monday and Tuesday.

There is minimal refrigerator space, so please try to limit cold items other than the frozen turkey. Suggested sides include stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes, canned corn, canned yams, pumpkin pie filling, canned cranberry sauce or whatever sounds yummy to you! Please RSVP your participation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Andrea Lukin at 379-0816 or Veronica Tollefson at 238-3120, so we can be sure that we have all of the families covered. Thank you in advance for your Kilgour generosity!

Kilgour's Giving Tree
The annual tradition of the Kilgour Giving Tree will be in the front hall of the school from Tuesday December 1 – Friday December 11. The tree will be decorated with wish requests from our fellow Mustang families that need a little extra support to help make the holiday season brighter. To help spread some joy, please choose (an) ornament(s) from the tree and sign it/them out on the clipboard in the main office. Once you have taken an ornament, if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from donating, please return the ornament to the office, so we can ensure that each wish has a chance to be granted.

Please return WRAPPED gifts to the office no later than Monday, December 14, 2015. Thank you so much for your generosity this holiday season. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.any time. Happy Holidays!

Kilgour Fall Clean Up Day
November 21 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
We could still use volunteers to clean up the Kilgour grounds ahead of winter. You can sign up through our website using this link or by selecting "Resources-->Volunteers-–>Clean-Up Days–-> Kilgour Fall Clean-Up."Questions? Contact David Crawford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kilgour Staff Holiday Gift Fund
As you gear up for the holiday season, please know that we are continuing the tradition of the Kilgour Staff Holiday Gift Fund. This is a wonderful tradition started 5 years ago as a way of celebrating our wonderful Faculty & Staff at Kilgour. This is a monetary gift that will be given to each of the faculty and staff members. Each Kilgour Family will be asked to make a monetary contribution to the Gift Fund in lieu of purchasing individual gifts for their child(ren)’s teachers. Look for details in a letter that will be coming home beginning of December. Contact Andrea Lukin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Have a wonderful, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Teacher Treats: Show Your Appreciation!
Please consider signing up to bring a treat for our hard-working teachers. You can bring anything that you like: bagels and cream cheese, chips, baked goods etc. for Tuesday Teacher Treats or drinks or dessert for conferences. The teachers and the PTA greatly appreciate your help.

Sign up for Teacher Treats: http://vols.pt/twUYE7
Sign up for Teacher Conferences link http://vols.pt/HSHCUk

Holiday Fair: Volunteers Needed
Holiday Fair is coming again! Our students will be able to celebrate this season of thankfulness and giving by shopping for friends and family on December 3rd & December 4th (each class will be assigned their own shopping day and time). We have so many great things for sale this year: gifts for Moms & Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas, Brothers & Sisters, Babies/Toddlers, and don’t forget the family Pets! Most items are priced between $1.00 and $5.00, with a few exceptions. (Nothing is priced over $6.00). Parent volunteers will be needed on both days to help. Children will need help selecting items and figuring costs, along with our need for cashiers and wrappers. If you would like to volunteer, please visit the Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/9quXNr to sign up. Any questions or comments? Contact Gina Siegel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book Fair: Volunteers Needed
Mr. O needs people to help at the first book fair of the year, December 8-11. If you have a few hours to give during the week, please sign up using our VolunteerSpot site. If you have questions, please contact Mr. O at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Great Gatherings
Check out our 2015-2016 Great Gatherings Parties!! Most of the parties have space for you or your student to attend. To register to attend a party and/or to see the Great Gatherings available for the rest of the year, visit the Great Gatherings page on the Kilgour PTA website. 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! If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November & December Parties
Mr. Bell Gym Party: Nov. 21, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Kilgour gym
Teacher Party - 4th - 6th Grade Kickball Staff vs. Students: Nov. 23, 1:45-3:30 p.m. at the Kilgour gym or playground
Teacher Party - T-shirt Making, Movie & Munchies Party with Mrs. Hans: Dec. 10, 3:45-5:00 p.m. at Kilgour in Han's Room 1012

Kilgour in the News!
Check out the Cincinnati Enquirer articles that have featured our wonderful school! Thanks to Chandler Dektas, PR committee for her reporting and photo for construction.
October 28, 2015 - Education Briefs: 'Can-struction'
September 29, 2015 - Kilgour Silent Auction Moving to Larger Venue

 

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