Davis Richmond E-news

November 4, 2022

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Thank you PTO for Great Fall Parties!!

News from the Nurse

There has been an increase of RSV in the community. According to the CDC, respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. People infected with RSV usually show symptoms within 4 to 6 days after getting infected. Symptoms of RSV infection usually include

  • Runny nose

  • Decrease in appetite

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Fever

  • Wheezing

These symptoms usually appear in stages and not all at once. In very young infants with RSV, the only symptoms may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties.

According to CUSD 303 absence guidelines, students must be 24 hours fever free prior to returning back to school. A fever is a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater. Students with a persistent, productive cough must remain home as well. Masking remains optional for all students.

There are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of RSV. Specifically, if you have cold-like symptoms you should

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils, with others

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and mobile devices

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District News

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Halloween Parties

Thank you to all who volunteered at the Halloween classroom parties. We love making memories with kids! If you have not already shared photos to be included in the yearbook, please send them to dryearbook@gmail.com

Davis Richmond Spirit Wear

The store will open again on November 14th and will include these new items! Items will be delivered to the school before winter break - they will make excellent holiday gifts!!

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Portillo's fundraiser Nov. 16th

Mark your calendar for our next restaurant night at Portillo's Batavia on Wednesday, November 16th

Join us at the next meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 7pm in the Davis LRC-bring a friend!!

Davis Primary

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Big Hearts Holiday Toy Drive

Thank you to all of the families who donated toys for the Big Hearts Holiday Toy Drive!! Thanks also to Mr. Lundquist for decorating our beautiful collection box and to Davis Student Council for helping to advertise the toy drive. We are a great community and we appreciate your generosity!
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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.

Halloween Costume Donations

If your children have grown out of their costumes or you find discounted costumes please consider donating to our Davis Halloween Costume Shop! We were able to outfit 50 students with some great costumes this year. You can drop off donations to the Davis office. In this way, Davis will be more than ready for next year!

Richmond Intermediate

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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 family 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.

CogAT Assessment

3rd and 5th graders will take the CogAT test b/w November 9th and 18th. Click HERE for details regarding this assessment.

5th/6th Orchestra Concert

Last Friday 5th grade orchestra students had a combined concert with the Thompson Middle School 6th grade orchestra! They enjoyed a pizza dinner, toured the orchestra room, and had a fantastic concert!

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October Tiger Buck Raffle Winners

Congrats to our October Winners! Thank you for being respectful, responsible and safe!

One School One Book (OSOB)

We were thrilled to kick off our One School One Book program this week with the book Out of My Mind/Fuera de mí by Sharon M. Draper! The idea behind the One School One Book program is that as a school community of staff, students, and families, we all read the same book at the same time. By staying on the same reading schedule, we can all engage in the story together and share our thoughts as we go. This book is sure to invoke emotions and spark great discussions! Be sure to watch for our Question of the Day on the Davis-Richmond Facebook page each morning. We would also love to see photos of your family reading the book together! If you have photos to share, please send them to LRC Director Christy Heins at christine.heins@d303.org. Thanks for being our partners in creating wonderful reading experiences for Richmond students and helping us cultivate a love of reading in them.

Here is the reading schedule in 2 formats: full page calendar and bookmark for reference.

D303 Community Backpack

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