BG eNews

February 3, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

  • Feb. 15 No School (Presidents' Day)
  • Feb. 23 Picture Retakes - use the sign-up form below
  • Feb. 25 End of 2nd Trimester
  • Feb. 26 No School (School Improvement Day)

Picture Retakes are February 23

How can I view my child's pictures?

Ticket codes will be delivered to BG around 2/12. They will be sent home with students. Once you receive the Ticket Code, it can be entered here to view/order pictures.


Picture Retake Sign-Up

Please complete this form to notify us you would like to have your child's picture taken on retake day if:


1) Your child missed picture day on 1/27 OR

2) You would like your child to have their picture retaken

Student Council Jersey Day

Jersey Day is this Friday, 2/5.

PTO News

ASE!!!

Week 2 registration is here!!! Week 1 registration closed Monday at 8pm, but next week's registration begins tonight! 8pm on Square: Click here to get to registration site. Use this link to read the descriptions for what you can sign up for: Bell Graham ASE Class List and Description 20-21. Here is a calendar view list of the week: Week 2.


We have wonderful classes during Week 2 including: New Shrinky Dinks, Soccer Skills, Wreath Making, Rock Painting for Random Acts of Kindness, more intro to CAD design and 3D printing, Art Classes, Gardening Experiences, DIY/Live Launch Rocket Building, On Demand Magic Trick and Set - AND MANY MORE! Plus, our Cookie Kits were a HUGE HIT so we will have DIY Cookie Kits EVERY WEEK!


If you signed up for Week 1 experiences, please be on the lookout for an email regarding your class/experience soon! Your class coordinator will reach out to the email address you provided with details regarding any Zoom links, take home kit pickup information, and more!

Looking ahead - we have Yoga, Elephant Sanctuary experience and craft, Hickory Knolls, Anderson Animal Shelter, All Things Art Studio, Marquee Youth Stage, and many more! Stay tuned to the ENews each week.


Again - still looking for parents to help lead a live zoom or you tube class for the students - ideas include (but aren't limited to) lego building, slime making, tye-dye class, bracelet making, and the options are endless! Please contact kellyacameron@yahoo.com for more details or questions.


YEARBOOK

Please send in your elearning pics to nessaBGyearbook@gmail.com to have them included in our yearbook this year.


PTO Meeting

Please join us for our quarterly PTO meeting on February 16th at 9am via zoom.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81690836286?pwd=ckVxNjI1Rjc4cTVZQmRYZFVVbTNIZz09


Meeting ID: 816 9083 6286

Passcode: 157318


Restaurant Fundraiser

Support your PTO and Old Towne Pub Wasco on Thursday February 25th for a no cook night! A portion of their proceeds will benefit our PTO! Thanks for your support!

REMINDER- New Car Tag System

Dear BG Families,

In our ongoing efforts to make our pick-up more efficient, we will be starting a car tag system. We believe this new system will significantly help us to streamline our dismissal process, rain or shine.


Each family will be receiving one tag initially. These tags will be sent home with your eldest BG student. Tags will be sent home to all families, even if your student(s) are bussers, walkers, or attend Baker Station. Please keep this tag in your car for the occasions when you might be picking your child(ren) up from school.


Please place your car tag on passenger side visor, or passenger side window, visible to the BG staff who are supervising dismissal.


If you need additional car tags for carpooling, additional drivers, etc, please email Mrs. Stanley, hannah.stanley@d303.org.


We sincerely believe this will further assist in expediting our dismissal process. We love to “beat the clock” every afternoon, so this is our little way of helping us meet our goal of dismissal in under 10min.


Thank you for your assistance,

Mrs. Klueppel, Mrs. Stanley, Ms. McKee and the BG Dismissal Team

From the Nurse

GET YOUR FORMS IN!!!! IF YOUR CHILD STILL NEEDS A HEALTH SURVEY FILLED OUT IT WILL BE SENT HOME WITH THEM IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!


All Kindergarten, Second grade, or New to Illinois Students need to have an updated dental form on file. Any exam dated 2/15/20 or later can be used. You can have the dentist's office fax the forms to 331-228-2101 or email them to leeanna.anzaldi@d303.org.


3rd graders need to have an updated Health Survey form on file.


You can find both forms on the district website under Health Services. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.


Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email leeanna.anzaldi@d303.org with any questions or concern.

Most recent Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

Reminder- All students should have a clean spare mask in their backpack! Thank you!

In-Person & Remote Attendance Line

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 News

2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment Closes 3/12

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD CLOSES 2/26

Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.


Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.


Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.


Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.


The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.


If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.


haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

D303 is hiring substitutes!

It takes more adults to operate schools safely for students during the pandemic. District 303 currently has numerous job openings in a variety of job categories. If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, please visit the D303 Human Resources page to apply for a position.


One of the more flexible positions available is that of a D303 Substitute. You can choose to work, or not work, as your schedule permits. Take a moment and read the Substitute Handbook to see what this job entails.


If you are interested and hold a:


  • Bachelor's degree in any field you would qualify to apply for a substitute license with the state which allows you to sub for teachers or teacher assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • Associate's degree you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • High School diploma you have to take an aptitude test with the KANE ROE office. Once you pass that, you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.



Contact Julie Wenger (julie.wenger@d303.org) with any questions.

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CUSD 303 Resources