Davis Richmond E-news

March 18, 2022

Early Release Wednesday March 23 - School Dismisses at 2:10pm

District 303 News

Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups

As part of the district’s equity audit, parent 1-hour focus groups will be held across the district via Zoom during the month of April. These meetings will give families an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths & areas of need, as well as long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Focus groups will be constructed and led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21st, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group. All parents are welcome to email your own written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the district website beginning April 4th). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan to move forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at tracy.taylor@d303.org.

News from the Nurse

Mobile Dentist April 6/7 - Deadline Extended!!

Illinois state law requires that all children entering kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade have an oral health examination. A licensed dentist must perform the dental exam and he/she shall sign and date the report form. Dental offices usually have the form, it can be obtained by clicking here, or by requesting one from your child’s school, or by visiting the d303.org website under Departments, then Health Services. This exam must be completed within 18 months of May 15, 2022.

To assist you in completing this oral health exam for your child, the Mobile Dentist will be on site at Davis on April 6 and Richmond on April 7, provided we have enough students for the Mobile Dentist to come. Please consider taking this opportunity of in-school care at little to no cost to you. The Mobile Dentist accepts Medicaid and private insurance. Self-pay by cash or check for $70 is also available for those without insurance coverage. Services provided are cleaning, screening, sealants, and flouride. Forms have been sent home and are still available in the health office or by clicking www.mobiledentists.com. Please return the form as soon as you can!! Sign up can also be completed online by clicking here: My School Dentist

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s health office:

Davis Primary ............................Peggy Faught, RNC........phone: 331 228-2204

Richmond Intermediate.............Jennifer Schweizer, RN/Teresa Paradowski, RN

phone: 331 228-2804


Scentcerely Yours Candle Fundraiser

Now through March 23rd, purchase a candle to support Davis Richmond PTO! Click the link to check it out! Davis Richmond School - Scentcerely Yours | Custom Candles In Geneva, IL

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Teacher Appreciation Week

We need your help! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. Please sign up to donate or volunteer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445a5a82ea0f85-teacher


Davis Richmond 2021/22 yearbooks are available to purchase! Yearbooks are $20 each. Click the link to purchase through Pushcoin https://store.d303.org/#!/products/P2GD3MDUHX

Our yearbook needs your photos! We are looking for pics from back-to-school, block party, monster mash, class holiday parties and other school photos. Please email your hi-res images to DRyearbook2022@gmail.com. Be sure to include the student's name and teacher.

Questions or comments? Email us at davisrichmondpto1@gmail.com

Davis Primary

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Save the Date for Field Day at Davis Primary.

We're excited to be able to have field day back at Davis Primary. Mark your calendars if you would like to volunteer to work a station on field day, Tuesday May10th (Kindergarten - 8:30-10:30) and Wednesday, May 11th (1st 8:30 -10:30 & 2nd 12:30 -2:30). A SIGN UP GENIUS link will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Mattson or Mr. Smith.

March Fun at Davis!

There were a lot of exciting activities happening at Davis this week. The therapy dogs returned for a visit, lunch picnics, rainbow watercolors, breakout EDU problem solving, and leprechaun traps.

Pet Reminder

Now that the weather is nicer we have seen many dogs with parents at arrival and pick up. As much as we love dogs please keep them home. We have students who are fearful of dogs or who do not understand boundaries when it comes to petting other dogs. We appreciate your cooperation!

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5 Slots Remain for Watch D.O.G.S. at Davis Primary!!

What is Watch D.O.G.S?

  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering

  • Dads/male guardians/grandpas/uncles/adult brothers etc. volunteer in school to provide positive male role models for students.

  • Lend an extra set of eyes and ears to make the school safer

Our Goal: To have more positive male role models in our school to provide support and fun interactions for our students.

Watch Dogs Revised this Year - We will not be visiting classrooms. Instead, volunteers will support students during all lunch periods both inside and outside. Watch Dog day will be on Fridays, beginning after spring break. Please sign up for one day only, in order to provide opportunities for everyone who is interested. Volunteers will eat lunch with their own child/children and help all students during mealtime as needed and interact with students at recess.

  • Times will be from 10:50-1:30

  • Fridays = Volunteer Day!

  • We ask that each volunteer commit to one day only

  • Your Day: support all students in the lunchroom and during recess

Commonly Asked Questions…

How do I volunteer?

Sign up using sign up genius form. sign up here

Contact Chris Hittmeier with additional questions or clarification christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

What do I need to do before my volunteer day?

You will need to submit both the "Consent for Fingerprinting" form and the "Volunteer Information and Waiver of Liability" form. We will then forward to our human resources department and once approved, we will send you a fingerprint authorization form. You must have this before your fingerprinting appointment in order for the district to pay for it. Make an appointment with the Kane County ROE (Regional Office of Education) through their online portal kaneroe.org . Indicate “volunteer” (not WatchDog as this could be confused with a local park district program) on the fingerprinting form. Please do not go to the ROE without an appointment. Make the appointment as soon as you are able to provide for enough time for your background check to be completed before your volunteer date. It typically takes about 1- 2 weeks.

You will also need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the school building.

What should I wear?

Blue jeans/khakis and comfortable shoes are recommended.

A light shirt to wear under your Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Also, masks are highly recommended.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need to reschedule?

Chris Hittmeier christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

Where do I go when I arrive?

Present photo identification at the front office and you will be given a Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Please contact the office in the morning by 9:00 AM if you wish to order lunch for yourself. ($3 cash or deducted from your child's pushcoin account.)

Kindergarten Registration

It’s time to register your incoming kindergartener for the 22-23 school year! If your child will be 5 before September 1st, you can virtually register your child beginning January 31st. Please go HERE to our district website for more information

Richmond Intermediate

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Fire Drill

Richmond had a practice fire Drill on March 17th. All the students and staff did great. During the month of April we will be having another practice drill.

State Testing

Please click HERE regarding a letter about this year’s state assessments. Richmond will administer IAR April 5th, April 6th, April 7th, April 12th, April 13th and April 14th. Third, fourth and fifth graders will take three English language arts and three math tests. We will run a slightly different specials schedule during the two weeks of testing. We encourage students to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep so they are at their best for their test.

What’s Happening at Richmond

3rd grade students in Empower share their projects with a class in NYC for Read Around the Planet

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↑↑↑ 4th graders work in pairs to identify the main idea of a news article ↑↑↑

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