February 2017

Need to Know…

Kilgour Ski Day at Perfect North is on Monday, Feb. 6. Links to important forms & info can be found below. Deadline for the discounted group rate is Sunday, February 5th at 7pm.

Entrepreneur Club meeting on Friday, Feb. 3 is canceled; meetings will resume on the first Friday of March.

Financial Planning Night is on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Main topic: saving for college.

Kilgour Kids Care this month: Deupree House Meals on Wheels Valentines.

Spring Soccer begins. Registration and other info below.

Area summer camps, including Kilgour’s own Camp Invention, are opening their registrations. Find out more at campinvention.org/inspire/camp-invention-k-6th/2017-program.

Kilgour’s Got Talent is coming up. If your child would like to participate, the entry form can be found at www.kilgourpta.org/enrichment/performing-arts. Entry deadline is Friday, Mar. 3.

Kilgour Restaurant Month(!) is provided by Taglio every Wednesday and Thursday of February.

Scroll down for more information about these and other Kilgour krunchy bits.

Calendar of Activities & Events

Feb. 1: PTA meeting @ 7pm

Feb. 1 - 10: Submissions for Valentine Cards for Deupree House Meals on Wheels program

Feb. 3: Entrepreneur Club meeting canceled

Feb. 6: NO SCHOOL- Teachers In-Service

Feb. 6: Kilgour Ski Day from 10am - 6pm at Perfect North

Feb. 8: Financial Planning Night w/ Parker Bailey @ 7pm in Kilgour Library

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day

Feb. 20: NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Mar. 1: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

Mar. 3: Entry forms due for Kilgour’s Got Talent performers *(corrected from Mar. 10)

Mar. 6 - 24: Pennies for Patients collections

Mar. 7 - 10: Joseph Beth Book Fair

Mar. 10: End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 10: Spaghetti Dinner

Mar. 17: Report Cards distributed

Mar. 17: Teacher Luncheon parent volunteer sign ups due

Mar. 17: Kilgour’s Got Talent auditions @ 7pm at Kilgour

Mar. 21: Teacher Luncheon

Mar. 24: Multicultural Fair

Mar. 27 -31: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

Great Gatherings

Tickets are still available for many of these events!

February Parties

Teacher Party: 5th Grade Movie & Popcorn w/ the Teachers, Feb. 3, 4:00 pm @ Kilgour, Room 1027

Teacher Party: Pizza & a Movie w/ Mr. Jones, Feb. 3, 4:00 pm @ Kilgour, Room 1043

Teacher Party: 4th - 6th Grade Laughter Club w/ Ms. Frank, Feb. 16, 4:00 pm @ Kilgour, Art Room

Parent Party: Myrtle’s Parent Happy Hour, Feb. 24, 5:00 pm @ Myrtle’s Punch House

March Parties

Teacher Party: Game Night w/ Waffles w/ Ms. Bucher, Mar. 3, 4:00 pm @ Kilgour

Parent Party: 2nd Grade It’s Mardi Gras, Mar. 4, 7:30 pm @ the Shea/McCracken home

Teacher Party: Movie & Popcorn w/ Mr. Cheney, Mar. 10, 3:45 pm @ Kilgour, Room 1013

Teacher Party: Kindergarten I Wanna Be a Pirate, Mar. 10, 3:45 pm @ Kilgour

Parent Party: 3rd Grade BBQ, Brews, and Basketball, Mar. 11, 6:30 pm @ Pearl’s

Teacher Party: Seed Starting w/ Ms. Frank & Ms. Clyburn, Mar. 15, 4:00 pm @ Kilgour

Family Party: Grades K-2 Nerf Battle, Mar. 17, 4:30 pm @ Ault Park

Parent Party: 5th Grade Great Gathering, Mar. 18, 7:00 pm @ the Latto home

Visit www.eventbrite.com/o/kilgour-elementary-pta-great-gatherings-4563588055 to buy tickets or get more info. Ticket proceeds raise $$ for our school.We invite Kilgour parents (current, former and future), administrators, teachers, and CRC staff to these special gatherings with good food and/or conversation and (always) community-building. Some events are adult-only.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with any questions.

News & Upcoming Events

Carnival Committee

If you’re interested in helping with the annual Kilgour Carnival, a kickoff meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7pm at the home of Jodi Enia (Carnival Chair). For those of you who haven’t volunteered on the carnival committee in the past or are new to Kilgour, please come and learn more! Have fun, drink some wine, make some new friends and help plan this fantastic event!

Contact Jodi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP and location details. 

Entrepreneur Club

The meeting of the Entrepreneur Club this Friday, Feb. 3 is canceled. Meetings will resume in March.

Kilgour Ski Day

Please join your Kilgour friends and families on our day off, Monday, Feb. 6 from 10am-6 pm at Perfect North for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Please sign up at https://www.kilgourpta.org/community/clubs/235-kilgour-ski-day, and bring your receipt, waiver, and snack to share to the Kilgour spot in the lodge. Passes and rental forms will be distributed in the lodge from 9am - 11am.  

If you have any questions please contact Megan Fryburger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for the discounted group rate ($60 for ski and rental; $8 for a value of $10 meal card) is Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Financial Planning Night

Parker Bailey of Lifetime Financial Growth will be coming to Kilgour on Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 7pm to talk to parents about college planning. The idea of saving money for college can feel overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start. This is a great opportunity to learn what steps we can be taking now as parents of elementary children andprepare financially for our children’s educational future! Held at the Kilgour Library, childcare provided in the gym.

Deupree House Meals on Wheels Valentines

In February, the Kilgour Kids Care project will be making Valentines for elderly citizens who receive meals from the Deupree House Meals on Wheels program. The 1st and 6th grade students will be pairing up to make bookmarks for this program and all other classrooms will be invited to participate as well.  This is a small gesture, but it can make the day of those who receive them. Any valentines, crafts, or bookmarks students create must be delivered to Mrs. Bisher (6th grade) by the end of the day on Friday, Feb 10.  

Soccer Season

Kilgour Soccer Registration is open for the Spring 2017 season! At Kilgour, registration is conducted online via Blue Sombrero.  The link to our Blue Sombrero page is: http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=199816. If you are a new user, create an account by clicking on the tab marked “Register.”

Deadline for the upcoming season is Feb. 13, 2017. If you have not registered by the deadline, your child will not be able to participate in the upcoming season. The Spring season runs from early April to May. Practices generally begin 2-4 weeks before the season. Games are played on Saturdays AND Sundays.

It is critical that all registrations are completed on time, as the registration numbers determine team assignments, practice field allocations, game schedules, and pretty much everything else. THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP KILGOUR SOCCER IS TO REGISTER ON TIME.

If you have any questions, please contact David Crawford, the Soccer Coordinator parent volunteer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is coming back to Kilgour June 5-9! It is offered to current Kindergarteners through 5th graders. Every year the theme and curriculum changes, so please check out http://campinvention.org/inspire/camp-invention-k-6th/2017-program for more information.

It is $225 per child, but there is an early bird registration discount by Feb. 15, the code is DISCOVER25. To register, please visithttp://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=17633.

Save the date for Kilgour's Got Talent! Friday April 28

Kilgour's Got Talent is back for a second year and is sure to be a success with your support. Please look for a talent show flyer sent home in student folders which provides important information for auditions. The top 20 acts across all grade levels will be chosen to perform by a panel of 5 - 6 judges. All chosen performers are required to attend a mandatory dress rehearsal Thursday, April 27th in the Kilgour Gym. We look forward to making this an exciting night for students and families!

Date of Talent Show: Friday April 28, 7-9pm in Kilgour Gym

Application Deadline: Friday March 3, 3pm; find the Entry Forms at


Audition Night: Friday March 17, 4-8pm; sign up for audition time slots at


Kilgour’s Got Talent Design Contest Winners

Congrats to our Kilgour's Got Talent t-shirt contest participants and winners. We had over two dozen fantastic pieces of art work submitted across all grade levels. You can check out the winning pieces currently showcased in the entry bulletin board:


1st place: Sidney Verkamp                                                           2nd place: Nolan Backscheider
3rd place: Duncan Dawson


1st place: Nina Latto
2nd place: Kate Sampson & Lily Weinrich
3rd place: Noa Dagenbach


Primary: George Lippert, Jon Lippert, Greta Ashcraft, Raneem, Connor Jackson, Jaemeson French, Ella Cable, Ellig Tomas, Thomas Suggs, Anonymous

Intermediate: Madeline Lippert, Dylan Lefever, Caroline Lied, Jack Arora, Jonah C.R.

Remember, entries for your child’s participation in the show are due by Mar. 3. Entry forms can be found at www.kilgourpta.org/enrichment/performing-arts. Auditions will be held on Mar. 17. The Kilgour’s Got Talent show will take place on Apr. 28 at 7pm in the Kilgour Gym.

Kilgour Restaurant Nights

Local restaurants partner with Kilgour PTA to help raise funds for our school. Taglio in Columbia-Tusculum will be donating 15% of their sales to Kilgour families back to Kilgour School every Wednesday and Thursday in February, delivery and carryout included. Just mention “Kilgour” when ordering by phone or write it in the notes section online at www.eattaglio.com or on their app.

Be sure to check them out when you’re in the mood for delicious pizza and sandwiches, beer and wine this month.

Joseph Beth Book Fair in March

Mr. O is bringing the Joseph Beth Book Fair back to Kilgour, Mar. 7 through Mar. 10. The students love the books, but books don’t sell themselves! Please check your schedules and see if you can help him. Volunteers will be needed on the register and to help students during the following times:

Tuesday, Mar. 7: 10 - 11:35 am & 12 - 3:45 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 8: 10 - 11:35 am & 12 - 3:45 pm

Thursday, Mar. 9: 12:45 - 3:45 pm

Friday, Mar. 10: 10 - 11:35 am & 12 - 3:45 pm; also, open during the PTA Spaghetti Dinner that evening.

Finally, help tearing down and boxing up the Book Fair after the Spaghetti Dinner would also be appreciated. Contact Mr. O with questions or RSVP a time to help at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Did You Know?

Kilgour PTA Scholarship

If you know a current senior (who graduated 6th Grade from Kilgour and attended at least 3 school years at Kilgour) please let them know that they are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Kilgour PTA Scholarship! The deadline for the application is March 15. Information and application available at http://kilgourpta.org/community/alumni-scholarship.

Kilgour Sports Boosters

If you have questions about Kilgour School sports participation, policies, schedules, or simply want to contact someone, you can go to kilgoursports.org for just about anything Mustangs related-- spiritwear too!

Thank You!

Thank you to our Wellness Committee for FREE SALAD FRIDAYS in January, helping our students try and enjoy fresh salad healthy options with their lunches.

Thank you to the staff and students of Kilgour Kids Care who helped organize and collect donations for local animal shelter Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) on Red Bank Road.

We Want You!

Are you interested in a PTA leadership role? Do you have experience or talent you’d like to share? Do you have ideas about the future or feedback about the past?

As we start planning for 2017-18 school year we want to hear from and include you. PleaseemailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let us know what you're interested in. We would love to have you as part of our team and include you in PTA planning going forward.

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