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December 18, 2019

Notes from Mrs. Klueppel...

Please note the following items for your attention:

  • There is NO SCHOOL 12/23-1/6 School Resumes Tuesday 1/7
  • We have a New Electronic Student Sign In/Out Form. See details below.

  • We Want Your Feedback!: District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will enable you to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.


    The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child's school.

  • Remaining SIP Days: Dismissal is at 11:40 AM:
    -5/6/20

NEW Electronic Student Sign In/Out Form

You may have already noticed, but we have gone digital with our student sign in/out sheet. There is an ipad in the vestibule with a short 7 question google form for parents/guardians to complete each time you come to sign your child in late or out early.
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PTO NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Dec 19 Spirit Stick sale during lunch

Dec 20 Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange, sign up here

Jan 6 ASE Preview opens on Community Pass

Jan 14 PTO Meeting 1:30pm, Teacher’s Lounge, see last months minutes here

Jan 14 ASE Registration opens 9pm

Jan 23 Bingo Night

Jan 24 ASE Registration closes at midnight


GIVING TUESDAY:

GIVING TUESDAY ISN’T OVER!


The PTO needs you - yes you! We are very lucky to have such an amazing school and parents that contribute to help it be the amazing place that it is! However, the PTO has to fundraise - and one very EASY way to do this is our Giving Tuesday campaign. We don’t want to have people sell things like wrapping paper, candles, baked goods, etc. at Bell-Graham, you can just WRITE A CHECK!


The PTO supports our school and teachers by financially backing school improvement projects like the sensory pathway and the lending library, paying for field trips, giving all staff stipends, funding all school magazines, donating new books to the LRC, covering the cost of assemblies throughout the year - the list goes on and on.


We want to hit our goal of $2000 for this write-a-check campaign, but we are only about halfway there. To sweeten the deal, any family that donates $50 or more will have their name entered into a raffle. We will draw a name from these families that donate $50 or more and they will win $25 dollars in BobCat Bucks! You can use your $25 on any Bell Graham PTO event - Trivia Night, Spirit Wear, you name it! We will cover it! We will draw this name at our next PTO meeting on January 21st, 1:30pm in the Teacher’s Lounge. If you’ve already donated $50 or more - we got you! And if you’ve already donated but want to donate more…just write another check or head to the Bell Graham Square Store


’Tis the season for giving - consider giving back to your children’s elementary PTO! The PTO Board thanks you!


STAFF APPRECIATION:

There is still one more opportunity to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them during the Holiday Season!


December 20th: Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange...Calling all bakers! Let's make sure our staff at Bell Graham have plenty of sweet treats to enjoy this holiday season! We will be hosting a holiday cookie exchange for our teachers and staff and we need your help to make it a success! We are asking for homemade cookies, brownies or any family favoite sweet treat. Don't bake? No problem! You can also bring in your favorite bakery cookie to share! Drop off day will be Thursday, Dec. 19th (before or after school) and Friday, Dec. 20th UNTIL 9am. Cookie exchange will follow immediately after on the 20th. Please drop off cookies at the table in the front hall before school, or send them with your child either day. Please use a disposable tray where possible. We are asking for donations of 2 dozen or more cookies. This is a great way to say thank you to our teachers and staff for all they do throughout the year. If you have any questions or need to drop off cookies early please text, call or email: Sara Barnes (203) 521-9835 sarabmott@yahoo.com Sign up here


BOBCAT BEANIES:

Consider buying a cute Bell Graham Bobcat Beanie winter hat for your little Bobcat. They’re super cute! (Just make sure you label the inside tag so yours doesn’t get mixed up with someone elses).

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SPIRIT STICKS:

Spirit Stick Backpack tags will be sold during lunch tomorrow, Thursday 12/19. Everything is $1.00. Come check out the special sale, or send money with your child.


ASE:

Plans for our After School Enrichment program are in full swing. We expect to have over 100 classes scheduled again this year. ASE consists of a variety of classes offered after school during the month of February which will allow your Bobcat to explore new hobbies and learn new skills. ASE offers 6-8 classes to choose from each day (M-Th) after school. Classes cover a variety of topics: art, science, sports, crafts, animals, technology, dance, culinary, theater, etc. Many favorite classes are returning and we are adding lots of new & exciting classes, too. There is a cost for these classes, the money pays the vendor and a small amount goes back to the PTO. The classes begin immediately after school and pick up will be in the classrooms at 4:15. You select the activities your child is interested in using our Community Pass registration program. Some classes are in high demand and fill quickly! All classes are one day classes unless otherwise noted.


  • Preview on Community Pass Opens Monday, January 6

  • Video Preview shown at lunch Thursday, January 9

  • Registration opens Tuesday, January 14 at 9PM

  • Registration closes Friday January 24 at Midnight




AMAZON SMILE:

Support the Bell Graham PTO during this season of holiday giving, by simply setting up an Amazon Smile link for all of your Amazon shopping needs. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. (Parent Teacher Organization of Bell Graham Elementary School)


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.


Just go to smile.amazon.com and search for Parent Teacher Organization of Bell Graham Elementary School. Add items to your cart, checkout, and viola! You just made a contribution to the PTO!


STEM CLUB UPDATE:

Unfortunately Sylvan will be unable to support STEM Club in the Spring. Please contact Kelly Cameron at kellyacameron@yahoo.com if you have any personal experience teaching this kind of class or know anyone who would be interested in helping this program continue. Thank you!

Spirit Week Continues

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From the Nurse...

Head Lice Information

Head Lice Information-Spanish

If you have any questions or concerns please call the health office at: 331-228-2104


LeeAnna Anzaldi BSN, RN

Attendance Line

  • Absences should be called in before 8:40 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 (headache, vomiting, etc.).

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