Davis Richmond E-news

February 3, 2023

Family Literacy Night

A huge thank you to all of our families who were able to make it out to Family Literacy Night. We had an awesome night “Camping Under the Stars.” Thank you to all of our staff for making this event possible.

**Reminder: Attendance Line**

  • Davis: CALL 331-228-2200

  • Richmond: CALL 331-228-2800

  • Leave messages 24 hours a day

  • Give reason for child's absence & clearly speak student’s name & grade/teacher

  • Call every time your child is absent or is more than 45 min. late

  • Exceptions: when you have submitted a prearranged absence form (required for all absences that are not medical (ill/appointments/mental health), bereavement, or religious)

  • Call early in the day with changes to dismissal routine


Valentine's Day Parties

Room Parent Guidelines:

Valentine’s parties at Davis/Richmond will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

1:40 p.m. Room parents arrive and begin party preparation

2:00 p.m. Parties commence

2:45 p.m. Clean up begins

    • Room parents for holiday parties are coordinated by the Lead Room Parent and the Teacher.

    • Please contact your child's Lead Room Parent to volunteer, if you have not already.

    • Please contact Reanna Lyons, Room Parent Coordinator for the PTO, if you have questions or need to know who is the lead room parent for your child's classroom at hellorepublicroad@gmail.com

    • Complete the D303 volunteer form if you have not already (More info: Davis: linda.jezek@d303.org (331) 228-2200; Richmond: darlene.buffano@d303.org (331) 228-2800)

    • Lead Room Parents work with the classroom teacher and parent volunteers on activities/games for the party.

    • Lead Room Parents also coordinate any treats/goodybags to be sent home. (Treats must be non-edible). Please no candy, gum or other edible items.

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Fundraising Update

The PTO would like to thank families for participating in our fundraising opportunities throughout the year. So far the money we have earned has provided items for students, teachers and staff. Attending monthly meetings is a great way to learn about all the ways we partner with the school to provide a caring and fun learning environment for students. Here is what you have helped to fund so far:

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Adult Trivia Night - Thursday, February 9th

Wow-what a response to our trivia! It sold out in less than a week! Looking forward to some friendly competition on Thursday, February 9th.

  • At Riverlands Brewing Company, 1860 Dean St Unit A, St. Charles, IL 60174
  • TRIVIA STARTS AT 7PM-doors open at 6:00pm
  • *BYOF-Bring Your Own Food (Food will not be provided)
  • *Drinks- Riverlands has 16 Beers on tap, a variety of ciders, and non-alcoholic options!
  • Thank you to everyone who signed up - See you there!

PTO Meeting Feb. 16

Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm at Richmond. Agenda items include Dance Fit challenge fundraiser, talent show and teacher appreciation week. See how you can offer your time, talent or tender!

Yearbook Photos

With winter concerts and classroom parties happening, please share your photos for yearbook consideration. Send them to dryearbook2022@gmail.com

Davis Primary

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Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School!

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Watch DOGS Needed

We are grateful for all of the men who have volunteered on Fridays to spend lunch and recess with our students by being "Watch DOGS." However, there are many Fridays open during Feb, March and April that have no one signed up to volunteer. Please read over this information and sign up for WatchDOGS!! Men who have already volunteered this fall, are now welcome to sign up for a 2nd date HERE. THANK YOU!!

Richmond Intermediate

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Richmond Paw Parties - Thank you PTO!

Richmond students work together to be respectful, responsible and safe! Thank you to our PTO for the donation of popcorn to make our Golden Tiger Head celebrations possible!

Empower Save the Date! - February 17th

Families are invited to Richmond to view and interact with the projects all grade levels are working on in Empower. More information will follow next week. Hope to see many families there!

Guest Readers Needed

Our parent engagement committee is excited to offer an exciting parent engagement opportunity. During the month of February, we will invite guest readers into classrooms to read a book that pertains to Black History month. For a list of possible books please click HERE. If you have another title you are interested in reading, please e-mail your book idea to our LRC director at christine.heins@d303.org to see if it can be added to our list.

There are two options for reading. Option one is to come in person and read the book to the class at the date and time that your child's teacher picked. If you are not able to make it in person at any of the dates and times, option two is to sign up for a time slot, but record yourself reading the book instead using an app called Flip (formerly called Flipgrid). The teacher will then show your video during that date and time.

To sign up we will use Sign Up Genius. Please note, you do need to create a FREE account if you do not have one in order to sign up. To sign up for a slot, please click HERE. You will be prompted to provide the name of the book you will read, and also to indicate whether you'll be coming in person or reading virtually.

If you are reading virtually via Flip, please click HERE to get started. If you need technical assistance, please email LRC Director Christy Heins at christine.heins@d303.org.

Announcing Fiddle Fest 2023 Friday, March 3rd

Calling all fiddlers and lovers of folk music! It’s time for the 16th annual Fiddle Fest following a two year break. All advanced orchestra students, elementary through high school and beyond, can participate! Parents, teachers, older siblings, grandparents and community members who play guitar, banjo, mandolin or a string instrument are welcome! We guarantee you’ll have a great time! If you are interested in playing and need music, please contact your child’s orchestra director, or email Rita.Borkowski@d303.org

Click Fiddle Fest 2023 Online Registration to sign up. All performers must register so we can adequately plan for this huge event. The final deadline to register is Thursday, Feb 23rd.

Fiddle Fest is Friday, March 3rd. Performance begins at 7:00 pm.

  • Place: North High School Gym 255 Redgate Rd, St. Charles, 60175
  • Dress Rehearsal: 5:00 – 6:00 pm All performers participating must attend!
  • Pizza Dinner: available for participants / volunteers for $5.00 following rehearsal.


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D303 Community Backpack

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