November 3, 2021
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
Nov. 5 - End of 1st Trimester
Nov. 17 - Report Cards Available on HAC
Nov. 22-26 - Non Attend. Days & Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Dec. 1 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)
Dec. 20 - 31 Winter Break (No School)
Jan. 3 - Institute Day (No School)
We are awaiting four parts yet. They will be installed as soon as they arrive. After the playground is complete and inspected, it will be opened for use.
Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school
TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HR SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE BED
ASE Committee Meeting
In February the PTO runs the After School Enrichment Program (ASE), which allows students to try new and different activities in art, science, sports, dance and animal care. We're so excited that we have the green light to do IN PERSON classes this year, along with some virtual and kit options! That being said, we need a lot of volunteers to plan and help run classes. Please come join our first ASE Committee Meeting on Monday, November 8th at 1PM at Old Towne Pub. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to be on the committee or volunteer, please reach out to Kelly Cameron (630) 452-7984 or Kristin Jurcik 773-220-1667.
NEW PTO WEBSITE!
We have been working hard to keep you all informed of what is going on at the Bell Graham PTO. Jessica Giltzow has created a new website for us! Thanks Jessica! Click on the link below to access our new website and reach out to the PTO if there is anything you think should be added!
Next General PTO meeting will be held on November 18th at 1PM via zoom. Will send out link when date is closer.
If you changed your mind about your initial response to SHIELD testing, you can go back to the portal and update your response.
YOU WILL ONLY BE NOTIFIED OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
(no news is good news)
From the Nurse
Forms needed for the school year:
K: Up to date Physical, Immunizations, Dental and Vision as well as a Health survey
2nd: Dental (due by May)
3rd: Updated Health survey
New students to Illinois: Physical and Immunization, Dental and Vision on Illinois forms.
Remember to pack extra masks for your students in case they misplace theirs or they get dirty. If you do not want your child to wear school issued clothes in the event their clothes get soiled please send a spare in your child's backpack.
Please call the Health Office any time 8-3 if you have any questions or concerns this school year. If you have any Covid-19 related questions please call the health office at 331-228-2104 or refer to the district website.
BG Parent Volunteers
All volunteers, new and “old,” will be asked to complete the Volunteer Form prior to coming in to volunteer for the first time this school year. Once we have it on file you will not need to complete it again this year.
Just like in previous years, volunteers will need to have their license with them for us to scan into our Raptor System. In addition now, you will need to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72hrs. Digital or paper proof is fine. We will NOT retain a paper copy of your vaccination or negative Covid tests here at the building. Therefore, please be prepared to show proof each day you volunteer.
All volunteers will be required to adhere to the safety mitigations schools are following. Volunteers will need to remain 3’ from students and to wear a mask for their entire time in the building.
Change in your child's dismissal plan?
Please discuss inclement weather alternative dismissal plans with your child.
If your child typically walks home each day, discuss a rainy day back up plan. Even though you are usually a walker, you will be picked up by car if it is raining at dismissal.
Notifying Your Child of a Dimissal Change:
Unless you are aware of a dismissal change the night before, please DO NOT email a teacher during the school day to relay a dismissal change to your child. We don't want an email to be overlooked while teachers are busy teaching. If you have a last minute dismissal change, please call the office.
Usually a bus rider, but will be a car rider today
Usually attends baker station, but taking the bus home today
Whenever possible, please be sure to communicate a change in dismissal plans with your child before they come to school that day.
How to Report Baker Station Absences
If your child will be absent on a day they would normally attend Baker Station, you need to email your site directly or email Ursula Bulgarelli, Baker Station Coordinator at email@example.com , ALL absences must be reported by 12:30pm on the day of your child’s absence. The St. Charles Park District and Baker Station staff does not receive this information from the individual school sites.