Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Welcome to Kindergarten! 2018-2019

Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year! My name is Miss Porter and I am so happy to be your child’s kindergarten teacher.  This will be my first year teaching at Kipling Elementary and I can’t wait to begin this journey. This year will be filled with so much fun, excitement, and learning!

As the year progresses, I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you. To initiate the process, I will give you some background information about myself. I was born and raised in Chicago and come from a family of educators. In 2015, I graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I believe this background will help me teach your children with best practices.

Kindergarten is such an eventful year. There will be opportunities to make new friends, achieve goals, and create a love for learning. To have a class environment that is safe, respectful, challenging, creative, and supports learning, students should follow the expectations set during the first week of school. These expectations include: being kind to others, being respectful, being safe, and taking care of the classroom. During the first week, we will discuss ways to meet these expectations. I encourage parents/guardians to follow through with these expectations at home as well.

For students to achieve their best learning, they must be present and on-time daily. I wouldn’t want them to miss any exciting activities. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you may contact me via the following methods:


Remind app : OR text @misskport to the number 81010.

I am excited to get to know every child and their families!