Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

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

Welcome to 104

September 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

      I hope that you and your children have had a fantastic summer break and that you are off to a great start for the 2018-19 school year here at Kipling Elementary! I am very happy to be here at Kipling and I’m looking forward to working with all of my students.

     As your child’s diverse learner specialist, I will be working hard to help him/her make significant academic progress in a safe, structured, and positive environment. I will maintain regular communication with your child’s general education teacher and I will keep you informed with regards to your child’s progress.

     I believe that communication is the key to a great parent- teacher relationship. I will send a daily homework agenda which describes the homework for the day and a behavior grade. When you see it, I would appreciate if you could sign it daily so that I know you are receiving it.  You can also help by:

♦ creating a daily 15-30 minute silent reading time with a book of his/her choice that is not difficult to read.

♦ taking your child to the public library often.

♦ discussing what they have read and asking questions about their school day in general.

♦ reading to your child and having them read to you regularly.

♦ helping your child with homework, as well as signing and returning completed work or notes from the teacher.

♦ calling or writing a note to the teacher with any questions or concerns you have.

♦ encouraging writing often (letters to friends or relatives, short stories, keeping a journal/diary, etc.)

♦ practicing basic math skills a few times a week.

♦ getting your child to school each day and on time with proper supplies

♦ attending meetings and contacting the teacher ahead of time if there is a problem.

Working together, we can make this a very positive and productive year for your child.



Renee Estes

Special Education Teacher










School Supply List


·         Pencil Box or Pencil Pouch

·         Pencil Sharpener

·         Pens

·         Colored Pencils

·         Highlighters

·         12 inch Ruler

·         2 boxes of #2 Pencils

·         Gluestick

·         4 oz. Glue

·         Wide Ruled 1 Subject Notebook

·         Composition Notebook

·         Loose Leaf Filler Paper Wide Rule

·         Folders

·         3 Ring Binder or Zipper Binder

·         Crayons

·         Markers

·         5 inch Blunt Tip or Point Tip Scissors

·         Ruled Index Cards

·         2 packs of Copy Paper

·          Tissues