Davis Richmond E-news

October 05, 2022

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Free Dental Screenings & Oral Health Education Friday, October 7th

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Van is coming to the Tri City Health Partnership on Friday, October 7. From 9:00am-12:00noon, children may receive a routine dental screening (with or without insurance) and oral health education. You may completed this form and bring it with you, or complete the form when you arrive. First-come, first-served, no appointments. You may have to wait your turn, but should not be turned away!

  • 318 Walnut St., St. Charles
  • Complete your school dental exam
  • Brushing & flossing demonstrations
  • Dental referral list

Bus/Crossing Guard Thank you

Davis Richmond Staff and the Davis Richmond PTO made small appreciation gifts for our bus drivers and crossing guards. Staff received a Davis/Richmond winter hat and a kit to make s'mores. Members of patrol passed out the gifts to our staff. Thank you bus drivers and crossing guards for all you do for our students!

Save the Date and Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day!!!

Wednesday, October 12, Davis Richmond will be celebrating Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day. It's very simple, just come to school if you can walk, bike, or scooter. For students who ride the bus, Davis will do a special walk at recess time to celebrate the healthiness of walking, and Richmond will do a special walk in the morning at the building before students enter the building. Our PTO and Fuel Up to Play Student Leadership Team will meet and greet everyone. Thanks for your support!

Picture Day for Davis / Richmond is Friday October 21st!

Pre-order your child's photos at the links below! Retakes will be taken on January 18th if you are not pleased with the pictures. You may wait to order pictures after viewing the photo proof, but a shipping & handling charge may apply to orders placed after Picture Day. Please note, each child will receive a FREE class picture later in the school year.


Fall parties are right around the corner and we would like you to be aware of our plans and expectations so that you can help your student to prepare. Our celebration is scheduled for Monday, October 31st.


The parade will run outside from 1:30-1:50 pm. Parents may line up around the kindergarten playground off of Horne St.

  • Classroom parties will run from 1:50 pm - 2:25 pm.

  • Room Parents will be allowed to go to classrooms at 1:00 pm for party set up and to assist with costumes after they have checked in at the office.

  • If inclement weather, there will not be a parade.


The parade will run outside from 2:00 pm to 2:20 pm. Parents may line up along 12th street and watch the parade.

  • Classroom parties will run from 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm.

  • Room Parents will be allowed to go to classrooms at 1:50 pm for party set up and to assist with costumes after they have checked in at the office.

  • If inclement weather, there will not be a parade.

Costume & Party Guidelines: Students should bring costumes in a bag. Costumes must be appropriate for school. Costumes should not be violent or scary in nature. No blood, guts, or weapons. No masks. Make-up is discouraged because it is difficult to apply. No bare midriffs or scant clothing. Students may be asked to remove or put away any parts of costumes based on teacher judgment.

  • Room parents who are assisting with the parties should not wear disguises that would make it difficult to recognize them as a safe person.

  • Only room parents may attend the classroom parties

  • No food treats will be eaten during the party.

  • Pre packaged treats may be passed out by students to be taken home.

Room Parent Guidelines:

  • No more than 3 parents per classroom. Sign-up for room parents is through our PTO.

  • Complete the D303 volunteer form if you have not already.

  • Richmond: contact Darlene Buffano at darlene.buffano@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2800 if you have questions about procedures.

  • Davis: contact Linda Jezek at linda.jezek@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2200 with questions.

  • Work with the classroom teacher on activities/games for the party.

  • Work with the teacher on any treats/goodybags to be sent home.

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In Davis & Richmond Art classes, our students can upload photos of their work onto Artsonia, the world’s largest online student art museum. It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at school. Many of you are familiar with Artsonia because we have used it in the past.

Founded over 15 years ago, Artsonia has been recognized with the national distinguished service award for outstanding contribution to the arts by the National Art Education Association, as well as the distinguished service award by the state art associations in New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan and Colorado.

Families in K-2 or those new to Davis School, if you would like to grant permission for your child to join our exciting school art gallery, click on the link below and enter your child's information.


Families in grades 3-5 or those new to Richmond School, if you would like to grant permission for your child to join our exciting school art gallery, click on the link below and enter your child’s information.


We participate only for the digital gallery and it is not necessary to purchase anything that Artsonia offers. Thank you for your support! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Julie.lambert@d303.org (Richmond) or joshua.lundquist@d303.org (Davis).

District News

D303 Community,

We are looking forward to a great community night as we come together for Kick-a-Thon and Friday Night Lights as East and North take the field at St. Charles North this Friday, October 7th. The sophomore football game starts at 4:30pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm. We’ll hold a special celebration of Kick-a-Thon between the sophomore and varsity games. In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance at the game, please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

  • Gates will open at 3:45 pm.
  • Tailgating is not permitted.
  • No backpacks, drawstring bags or outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • No re-entry into the stadium is allowed.
  • Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

  • General Admission-$5.00
  • Students 6-10 years-$2.00
  • D303 MS/HS w/Student ID-FREE (East & North High School Students will enter through the Student Pass Gate just to the south of the main ticket booth. Student IDs are required for free admission.)

Spectator Parking: Parking is available in our east lots and in the lot just to the north of Red Gate Rd. We have handicap parking in the rear of the building next to the football stadium. Please enter the south drive, show the parking assistant your handicap hang tag and you will be directed to preferred parking.

Overflow Parking & Shuttle Bus Information: Additional parking will be available off-site at Christ Community Church (37W100 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174). Shuttle buses will run from 6-10:30pm to/from St. Charles North. Map

Please contact the SCN Athletic Office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.

Changes to the District Website

Please be aware that the District 303 website will undergo construction during the week of October 3 to reflect recent changes to names and titles within the Department of Learning & Teaching. These changes have been made to better align with the work and responsibilities of the department. The most notable changes are:
  • The Department of Instructional Interventions will now be the Department of Student Services
  • Staff, Family & Student Services will now be Student Programs
Page names and links will update to reflect these new titles, and other changes may occur. Thank you for your understanding.

Help Wanted

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or patricia.burton@d303.org for more information.


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  • Buy your tickets in advance through Pushcoin tinyurl.com/DRtreat
  • There is still time to deck out your vehicle and participate in the trunk or treat event. Complete this form by 10/12 please. Prizes will be awarded for creativity!

Davis Primary

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The Book Fair October 3-7 in the Davis LRC.

Shopping times:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 3:10-4:00 for families. The fair will also be open for students to purchase books during the day.

  • Thursday: 8:30-7:30

  • Friday: 8:30-10:30

  • Click here for a virtual flyer!

Author Visit

Salina Yoon, author of the Penguin series, is coming to Davis! On October 13, Salina Yoon will be visiting Davis to talk to our students about being an author and illustrator. She will also be signing books. Order forms have gone home today if you would like to purchase an autographed copy of her newest book, Penguin and Penelope. Pre-orders are due October 12. A limited number of copies may be available after that date.

Order Forms: English Español

Notes from the Nurse

  • Students are not allowed to bring cough drops, gum or peppermint candies to school.

  • A Physician order is needed for all over the counter types of medications to be administered during school hours. The Medication Administration form can be obtained on the district website. Physicians must complete and sign the top portion and parents need to sign the bottom portion before any medications are given.

  • Do not send any medications to school with the children in their backpacks. Please drop off the medication along with the completed form to the Nurse.

If your child has been injured and/or cannot participate in PE/Recess, please call the Health Office to inform the Nurse of the situation. A physician note with all restrictions is required for the child’s safety. We will do our best to meet our students' needs, but need to have the information to do so. A physician release will need to be obtained before the child can return without restrictions. Regardless, we will always encourage students to go outside with their class for “fresh air”.

Davis Veterans Day Celebration

Davis will be observing Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th. We invite our veterans to come to Davis at 1:45 pm to enjoy a school assembly and a small reception afterwards with their families. We need your help! We would love to invite as many veterans as we can. Please complete this FORM if you have a family member in the service who can attend. We look forward to honoring their service. Thank you!

Please fill out one form for each veteran attending. You can also call the main office at (331) 228-2200 to RSVP.

Richmond Intermediate

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Richmond Clubs

Student Leadership Clubs have gotten off to a great start!! Check out what our clubs have been up to.........

Paparazzi Club

The Paparazzi Club is learning some photography basics, such as the difference between candid photos and posed photos. They are excited to start taking photos of all the exciting things happening at Richmond School. Their photos will be showcased on our hallway TV monitors, our school newsletters and social media sites, and the yearbook.


Richmond Patrols help reinforce Richmond Expectations while students arrive and leave school each day. They encourage students to be respectful, responsible and safe by being a positive example as well as by passing out special “patrol” tiger bucks to students they observe following Richmond Expectations.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 got to know each other through various team building games that also helped to work on our fitness goals. We will be making posters to promote Walk to School Day, October 12, and helping to support that event on that day.

Student Council

The Student Council worked to make posters promoting the Kick-a-Thon and raising money for cancer research. All Student Council members also practiced their class presentation, explaining their role and what Student Council does for Richmond.

Tiger Tech

The Tiger Tech Club is busy working on How To videos for students and staff. The videos will help with troubleshooting Chromebook issues, learning new apps and just having fun with technology. Keep an eye on your Empower Schoology class for a new Tiger Tech folder coming soon!


Thank you Richmond students and families for your generous support of this year’s Kick-A-Thon. We raised $500 as a school!

Parent Engagement Committee

We know how important the home school connection is. To strengthen this partnership we have developed a parent engagement committee to brainstorm ideas on how we can continue to increase opportunities for our parents to be engaged in our school. Our committee meets the following dates: 11/2, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 at Richmond from 3:20-4:05 p.m. If you are interested in joining our committee and sharing your ideas, please e-mail our principal, Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak. Her e-mail is lisa.simoncelli-bulak@d303.org.

Tiger Buck Raffle

Students earn Tiger Bucks for following our school expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe. Students can cash in their Tiger Bucks by choosing from a menu of different options, such as visiting a treasure chest or making slime with a teacher. They can also enter our Tiger Buck Raffle and win some cool prizes. Check out this month’s Tiger Buck Raffle Winners. Thank you PTO for your generous donations to support our raffle!

Richmond Veterans Day Celebration

Richmond will be observing Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th. We invite our Veterans to come to Richmond at 8:15 a.m. to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, followed by an all school assembly at 9 a.m. We will put together a video, similar to last year and will record a presentation that we will send out to families and play during the assembly.. We need your help! We would love to include pictures of our Veterans in our presentation. Please reach out to families members and direct them to this form to be included in our video!

Please fill out one form for each veteran attending. You can also call the main office at (331) 228-2800 to RSVP.

Wrestling Club

St. Charles East Wrestling Club is open to all grade levels from Kindergarten through Middle School. The 2022-23 Wrestling Season Registration is now open. For more information contact Jason Potter, jason.potter@d303.org or visit us on the web at www.stcewrestlingclub.net.

Cub Scouts

Davis-Richmond families are invited to attend our next Pack meeting on Tuesday, October 11 from 6.30 - 8.00pm at Richmond School. We will have a presentation from the Northern IL Raptor Rehabilitation, and will meet some of their feathered friends!

Cub Scout Pack 260 welcomes boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Together, we learn about ourselves and the world we live in, with an emphasis on outdoor fun and adventure. All while making new friends! To learn more about our activities, please read our newsletter: https://us01.z.antigena.com/l/fiXAfbZmwwfd9m-mVtM8_BksruDFXvK5lF_abq9QsR0XvJ2hn88eFCrreco7gWcuBJs~WVgy6~_hJHW1Rd6L-y~Jg~-mXOQ2ry2~dnqwYZCiJNNONfk4-PZ_qPECv5K1NqBOMYBavplqfvayhAwIQkQbfky-eIBMQFJa0Ovj9yDC9ZJNrwZp7LdY82wV

Paper Copies available at each school
D303 Community Backpack

Check out these local groups with exciting opportunities for D303 children.