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October 14, 2020

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

In Bell-Graham tradition, classrooms will be having their Class Fall Parties this year on Friday October 30. Classroom teachers are working directly with their head Room Parents for planning games and activities. All games and crafts will continue to follow our safety precautions.

Just a few reminders for the day:

  • Students do not wear or bring costumes to school
  • Parents are not permitted to attend the parties this year
  • No snacks
  • We are asking that no goodie bags are sent to school this year (unless previously coordinated with the Head Room Parent and classroom teacher).

Our Student Council is planning a Spirit Week for the whole week leading up to Halloween. Stay tuned for the fun-filled details related to what each day will bring for the students.


  • Nov. 3 - No School (Election Day)
  • Nov. 9 - No School (Remote Learning Planning Day)
  • Nov. 13 - End of 1st Trimester
  • Nov. 23-27 - No School (Non Attendance Days & Thanksgiving Break)

PTO News


Interested in Girl Scouts, please come to see what we are all about!!! If you are a current Girl Scout or a Girl Scout that just joined, please feel free to stop by to participate in our Drive-Thru Glow Party! See details below.


Please turn in any Box Tops that you have by October 16th. We will be collecting them again in the spring. You can also download the app and scan your receipts. Here is a video that explains the process.


Chess Club is Back at Bell Graham (Virtually)!!!! Bell Graham is excited to announce that we will be running a virtual online chess club starting October 16th through December 11th (no class November 27th). This is an opportunity for both our in person AND remote learners! The chess club will meet from 3-4pm on Friday afternoon via Zoom with Chess Scholar instructors. A lesson will be provided for approximately 20 min and then interactive chess games will be played. Please view the flyer for instructions on how to sign up. $10 per session for a total of $80 (8 week session). If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Cameron at


Thank you to everyone who came out to support Bell Graham’s dinner fundraiser last month. Our next dinner fundraiser is Wednesday, October 21, from 5pm-9pm at South Elgin’s Chipolte. Chipolte is donating 33% back to our school. See you there!


The directory spot is now live for the 2020-2021 school year! Submit your PTO dues to gain access to the directory spot for the school year! To pay PTO dues through Push Coin, access the pushcoin website at Log into your account. Under your childs picture, select webstore. On the left you can select by category. Select PTO Donations. On the right Bell-Graham 2020-2021 PTO. The cost is $25 per family and only has to be done once even if you have multiple children in Bell Graham.


PTO Needs Your Help! We are looking for a volunteer to organize and lead a Virtual Book Club! Please contact Kelly Cameron at OR 630-452-7984 for details.

Registration Fees

If you haven't already done so, please pay your registration fees on Pushcoin.

From the Nurse

Physical and Immunization records for all Kindergarteners and New students to D303 and Illinois are Due by October 15th. If they are not received by this date your child will not be able to return to school until the documents are turned in or you provide proof that an appointment has been made. Please contact the Nurse if you have any questions 331-228-2104

All Health Surveys need to be updated in third grade. If you have a third grader click here for the link to the Health survey. Once you fill it out you can email it to the nurse or send it to school with your child in their folder.


This year we are following the Illinois Department Of Public Health (IDPH) Covid-19 Exclusion Guidelines. This requires that when a child or family member stays/sent home sick, with Covid like symptoms, or awaiting the results of a Covid test ANY student or staff in the household will need to stay home or be sent home. Once the symptomatic student or family member has the documentation required all family members can return to school. It is up to the parents to provide this information to all the schools involved.

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

Self Certification by 7:30 AM

Dear BG Families,

In a continuing effort to keep staff and students safe while also keeping arrival quick and efficient, please have your child certified in the computer by 7:30 am. This will ensure that students are not entering the classrooms before they are cleared. Certifying your child is both filling out the online form AND signing their backpack tag. If one or both of these steps are not done your child will be sent to the front of the building to check in. Once there, they will have their temperature taken and a phone call will be made to parents to fill out the online form. When their certification is verified they can enter the building. If you enter the online form after 7:30 am your child may have to go through this verification process before they can enter the building.

Thank you for all of your help and taking the extra steps to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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