Davis Richmond E-News

October 18, 2019



This family friendly event is sponsored by the CUSD 303 District Title I Advisory Committee for families at Anderson Elementary, Davis Primary School, Richmond Intermediate School and Munhall Elementary School. Parents and guardians are invited to participate in a session in which the elementary math curriculum and Eureka Math resource will be explained. This hands-on session will focus on how elementary math is taught in the district and how parents and guardians can support math at home. While the adults are busy learning in their session, students will be making and playing math games that can be used at home. Families will come together for pizza and to share what they have learned in the sessions and participate in more fun math activities.

Monday, November 4

6:30-6:40 Check-in at Thompson Middle School

6:40-7:20 Parent Session and Student Session

7:25-7:50 Refreshments and family math fun time

7:50-8:00 Closing

Please click here to register.

Please click here for flyer.

News from PTO


Thank you for all the “Tigers on Tour” Fundraiser Catalogue Orders!! We are excited to see how close we came to our goal. We will tally it all up and announce our grand total next week.


The Monster Mash will be held on October 25th from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Richmond Intermediate. We can’t wait to see all the families in costume, especially our Davis Richmond parents for the 5th Annual Parent Costume Contest.

We still really need Volunteers for Monster Mash to make this a great event. Please sign up



The St. Charles Fire Dept. visited Davis Primary today. Our students learned how important it is to make a plan for exiting their homes and designating a meeting place outside of your home for your family to assemble in case of an emergency. Have you made a plan and practiced it? Take time this weekend to work together as a family to put one in place.


Fall parties are two weeks away. Our celebration is scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2019. The parade will run from 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm and classroom parties will run from 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm. Room Parents are invited to go to classrooms at 1:15 pm for party set up and to assist with costumes after they have checked in at the office.

  • Students in grades K -2 should bring their costumes in a bag. Students should be able to put on their own costumes. Students may put on costumes at 1:00 p.m. (1/2 Day Kdg students will come to school in costumes.)

  • We are a primary school so costumes should not be violent or scary in nature – No blood, guts, or weapons. We will not be wearing masks. Make-up is discouraged because it is difficult to apply. No bare midriffs or scant clothing.

  • Parents may line up around the perimeter of the Kdg playground blacktop on the north side of the bldg to watch the parade. (If raining, we will parade in the cafeteria and gym.)

  • Only the 5 room parents who are signed up will enter the building to facilitate the parties. Younger siblings should remain at home.


Davis will be observing Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. with an all-school assembly. We would like to invite our Davis Family Veterans to this ceremony to be honored. If you have a family member that could attend, please call the office at 331-228-2200. Have their name, address, and branch of the service in which they served available so we can send them an invitation.



Richmond will be observing Veterans Day on Monday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. with an all-school assembly. We will have a reception in the LRC starting at 8:15 a.m. for our Veterans followed by a whole school assembly from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. We would like to invite our Richmond Family Veterans to this ceremony to be honored. If you have a family member that could attend, please RSVP here. Please fill out one form for each veteran attending.


Mark your calendars for October 21st-25th. It’s time again for our Richmond Book Fair. The fair is a wonderful way to connect your children with books they want to read, while supporting Richmond School’s LRC. The attached flyer is just a sampling of the books you will find at the fair. Please spend some time looking through the flyer with your child.

Students will be able to purchase books Tuesday, October 22nd through Friday, October 25th. If you would like to purchase any of the books on your student’s wish list, please circle those items and return the list with either cash or a check made payable to Anderson’s Bookfair Company. Please put the list and payment in an envelope with your child’s name written on the outside of the envelope. Make sure to include extra money in order to cover 8% tax. The formula for calculating tax is included at the bottom of this sheet. Credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) is also accepted.

The book fair will be open to parents Monday, October 21st through Friday, October 25th from 8:00a.m.-11:30a.m, closed for lunch 11:30am.-12:30p.m. and open 12:30p.m-3:30p.m. The bookfair will also be open during Monster Mash from 5:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Richmond LRC,

Kelly Duewel & Colleen Butler

Calculating Sales Tax:

Example 1:

Item Cost-$6.99

Sales Tax Rate- 8%

$6.99 x 0.08 = 0.5592

$6.99 + 0.56 = $7.55

Example 2:

Add .08 for every dollar spent to the total

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Scheduling a conference with specials teachers

Special education staff will attend your child’s scheduled conference with his/her homeroom teacher.

If you would like to meet with one or more of your child’s specials teachers please email them directly to set up a conference time. Many of our specials teachers teach in multiple buildings and this will ensure that you are able to find a time that works for all involved.

Jessica Benedik, FLES


Amanda O’Reilly, FLES


Amy Dixon, SciTech


Julie Lambert, Art


Sharon Lenning, General Music


Greg Born, P.E.


Walter Lubas, P.E.


Angelic Semenek, P.E.


Kirstin Rohrbach, Orchestra


Laurie Pettit, Orchestra


Phil Carter, Band


Kelly Duewel



Date: October 22 - October 24

Time: During all Lunch Period

Cost: $ 0.25 each

Richmond Student Council is sponsoring a “Boo Gram” sale! Send a Boo Gram to any student or staff member at Richmond intermediate for only $ 0.25 each! Boo grams will be delivered to classrooms on Halloween. If you’d like to send boo grams, an info sheet was sent home via backpacks or you can find form here. Thank you for supporting the Richmond Student Council! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ganshert, Mrs. Luebke or Mrs. Raiman.



October 30, 2019

Thompson Middle School Cafeteria

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs, who will also be spending time at both middle and high schools. Josh talks to students about their future and how their digital footprint can have an impact. Josh shows parents how they can protect their children on 40+ popular apps. He’ll walk parents through the dangers of each app, where teens might be hiding their activity from parents, and how parents can keep their children safe.

Josh has Parent University resources that will be available to all District 303 families for the entire school year. Watch videos, learn about the latest apps, and find out how to keep your children safe at your convenience.

Register Here


Friday, October 25

- Monster Mash from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm at Richmond

- Richmond Book Fair 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the LRC

Thursday, October 31

- Fall Parties

Monday, November 4

- Monday Math Mania: Making Math Meaningful from 6:30 - 8:00pm at Thompson Middle School

Wednesday, November 6

- PTO Meeting at 7:00pm in Richmond Intermediate LRC

Monday, November 11

- Richmond Intermediate Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 9:00am

- Davis Primary Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 2:00pm

Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26

- Parent Teacher Conferences (No Student Attendance Days)

Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1

- Fall Break - No School