BG eNews

January 20, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

Please scroll down to read important information about the D303 preschool lottery, 2021-22 Kindergarten enrollment process and the middle school transfer request period.

  • Jan. 27: Student Picture Day -See the Prepay Instructions Below
  • Feb. 15 No School (Presidents' Day)
  • Feb. 25 End of 2nd Trimester
  • Feb. 26 No School (School Improvement Day)

Mark Your Calendar - Picture Day is Jan. 27 (NEXT WEDNESDAY)

The prepay site closes Jan. 28 (the day after picture day) to process orders. If you miss prepaying, you will have a chance to order pictures with your child's Ticket Code which will be delivered about 4 weeks after picture day. Additional information can be found below.


Remote students may come to Bell-Graham for pictures on 1/27 between 11am - 1pm. No sign-up is required. Students will need to be self-certified to enter the building for pictures.

  • If between 11am-12:45pm, park in the bus circle when you arrive. If between, 12:45 pm-1:00 pm, park in the main lot.
  • Have you child enter the building at exterior door 29 (near the bus circle), ONLY STUDENTS will be permitted to enter the building

PTO News


Book Club is here! Calling all 4th and 5th grade book worms. We will be reading Lemonade Wars. The story of how a brother and sister settle their differences. Book Club will meet every other Tuesday via Zoom at 3:00 starting January 26th going through to March 23rd. We will read the book a few chapters at a time and meet to discuss and answer any questions. Please sign up by January 25th and then you will receive an email with the Zoom link. If you have any questions please contact Carmen Kujanski Please sign up using this Sign-up Genius link.


ASE is coming! Please watch your inbox for an email coming soon about a BG ASE for February/March! This year we will be running every class virtually during after school hours, Monday-Thursday, February 8th-March 4th. Please watch the ENews for updates as well as our FB page. Classes/Experiences will be released every Wednesday night at 8pm, starting on January 27th, for the following week. We will use our online web store: for payment and registration. Some classes will require a "take-home kit" and the PTO will distribute these on the Monday of the week of the class. Kit pickups will occur at the front of the school on Mondays from 1:45pm-4pm. Stay tuned for some great experiences that are starting to line up! So far we have candle making, yoga, animal experiences, foreign language, culinary, art, and so much more! We are very excited to share some wonderful classes with our Bobcats all while fundraising for our school!

Don't forget that we also need some parent help - please consider volunteering to be a part of the ASE committee. Please reach out to or if you think you can pitch in! We appreciate it!


NEW PROCEDURE: Your child must have money in their account to order an ala carte drink. You can add money to your child's account via pushcoin.

Free breakfast and lunches will be available through the end of the school year. *There is a charge for ala carte drinks.

From the Nurse


All Kindergarten, Second grade, or New to Illinois Students need to have an updated dental form on file. Any exam dated 2/15/20 or later can be used. You can have the dentist's office fax the forms to 331-228-2101 or email them to

3rd graders need to have an updated Health Survey form on file.

You can find both forms on the district website under Health Services. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email with any questions or concern.

Most recent Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

Reminder- All students should have a clean spare mask in their backpack! Thank you!

In-Person & Remote Attendance Line

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 News

District 303 Community Preschool Program Annual Registration Lottery 1/22-2/2

The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.

El Programa Comunitario de Prescolar del Distrito 303 llevará a cabo la lotería de inscripción anual. La inscripción se ofrecerá en línea entre el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero del 2021. Se ofrecerán dos juntas informativas por Zoom para todas las familias de la comunidad que residen en el Distrito 303 que estén interesadas. En enlace a la lotería de inscripción y el enlace para registrarse a las juntas informativas se encuentran en el sitio web del distrito en la página de Infancia Temprana (Early Childhood). Tome nota que para recibir los enlaces a las juntas informativas por medio de Zoom debe completar el formulario de registro.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment 1/19-3/12

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

D303 is hiring substitutes!

It takes more adults to operate schools safely for students during the pandemic. District 303 currently has numerous job openings in a variety of job categories. If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, please visit the D303 Human Resources page to apply for a position.

One of the more flexible positions available is that of a D303 Substitute. You can choose to work, or not work, as your schedule permits. Take a moment and read the Substitute Handbook to see what this job entails.

If you are interested and hold a:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field you would qualify to apply for a substitute license with the state which allows you to sub for teachers or teacher assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • Associate's degree you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • High School diploma you have to take an aptitude test with the KANE ROE office. Once you pass that, you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.

Contact Julie Wenger ( with any questions.

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CUSD 303 Resources