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Kensington School of Elmhurst is        Now Open!

 

 

We are thrilled to open the doors to our beautiful school at 425 S. Spring Road in Elmhurst!  What a treat it is to walk the sunlit hallways and hear the laughter and voices of children!

 

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our families and teachers for their patience and understanding as we ensured every "t" was crossed and every "i" was dotted!

 

 

 

 

Kensington Cares

 

As part of our Kensington Cares community service initiative, a group of 13 Kensington teachers, directors and administrative staff volunteered an evening of their time at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. 

 

The group sorted and packaged 3,680 pounds of frozen meat, which will provide 3,066 meals for hungry neighbors in Illinois!

 

          

 

Thank you to those staff who gave of their time and talent to serve others.  We look forward to many more community service opportunities to come!

 

To learn more about the mission of the Northern Illinois Food Bank or to find out how you and your family can help hungry neighbors, please click here

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Scooter

the Traveling Bear!

 

Our favorite jet-setter, Scooter the Traveling Bear celebrated his birthday the first week of October!  Our three and four year old classrooms made his big day extra special by making and signing birthday cards, decorating party hats, singing and playing party games!  Teddy bears and stuffed friends of all types were invited as well and joined in the fun.  School assemblies and special birthday snacks were enjoyed by children and furry friends alike!

 

 

    

 

In Scooter’s honor, the children also collected birthday party supplies for Humanitarian Service Project’s Children’s Birthday Project Party-In-A-Box program.  In just one week, the three and four year old classrooms collected a combined total of almost 1,500 packages of party supplies! 

 

Humanitarian Service Project was overwhelmed by the generosity of Kensington School students and extremely grateful for the wonderful donation.  Humanitarian Service Project expressed their gratitude on their charity's blog. Click here to read their kind post.

 

Thank you to all the families who helped make Scooter the Traveling Bear’s birthday even more special by donating such an amazing variety and number of birthday party supplies!

 

Happy Birthday Scooter!

 

 

 

Summer at Kensington

Highlights from Junior Camp's

nature inspired Project Based Learning

 

    

 

There was much to discover about “Life in the Woods!”

 

    

 

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Water, water, everywhere!

 

   

 

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Our Wings campers and Senior Camp

enjoyed a variety of exciting field trips!

 

From trips to the movies, roller skating and mini golf,

to rock climbing, zoo visits and basketball games,

our oldest campers experienced a dynamic,

fun-filled summer!

 

  

 

 

 

Kensington School Gardens

 

Our gardens are growing!

 

     

 

 

We Have a Little Garden

by Beatrix Potter

 

We have a little garden,

A garden of our own,

And every day we water there

The seeds that we have sown.

 

We love our little garden,

And tend it with such care

You will not find a faded leaf,

Or blighted blossom there.

 

 

 

 

Spring Musical Programs

 

Children took to the stage at all our schools in May and June, rounding out their school year with a musical performance.

 

Our three year old classrooms delighted families with spring songs and poems, while our four and five year old children received standing ovations for their rendition of "The Wizard of Oz."

Look out Broadway, here comes Kensington!

 

                 

 

 

      

 

    

 

 

Horsin' Around!

 

We wrapped up our school year with dynamic hands-on project based learning explorations.  Horses were a favorite topic!

 

Through special visitors, activities, and artistic endeavors, children made exciting discoveries about these amazing animals.

 

       

 

 

 

 

Mom's Garden Party

 

   

 

       

"If mothers were flowers, I'd pick you!"

 

 

An "Egg"citing April!

 

 

The “peep peep” of newly hatched chicks could be heard in our school hallways during the month of April as we welcomed    dozens of fluffy baby chicks. 

 

Children were able to observe the life cycle of a chicken, from egg to chick, as part of our project based learning explorations in April.

 

Incubators were set up in each of our schools and the children helped count down 21 days to “Hatch Day”!  What an amazing experience it was for children, families and teachers alike to witness our chicks emerge from their eggs!