Davis Richmond E-news

March 11, 2022


Trimester 2 grades are available for parents in Home Access Center.

Daylight Savings Time is Upon Us!

On Sunday, March 13th the clocks spring forward one hour. This can make waking up for school on Monday a little difficult. Here are some tips to help ease your way into the time change!

  1. Start slow: On Friday (3/11), put your child to bed 20 minutes earlier than their usual bedtime. Wake up on Saturday (3/12) 20 minutes earlier than usual. On Saturday night, put them to bed 40 minutes earlier than their usual bedtime...that way on Sunday (after the time change) they are only 20 minutes off of their new schedule. This gives their bodies some time to adjust to the time change.
  2. Stay Consistent: On Sunday night, put them to bed at the normal time ON THE CLOCK. Try not to let them stay up an extra hour just because the clocks moved forward.
  3. Get some fresh air: Getting outside and moving their body around during the daytime this weekend can help your student rest easier as they transition to a time change.
  4. Keep the Routine: Keep your bedtime routine the same! Do you have your child take a bath, brush their teeth, then read a bedtime story every night before bed? Keep it the same! Routine will help your child's brain know that it is time to wind down.

Summer Books

We are partnering with Scholastic again this year to provide your child with the opportunity to select 5 books for free! Your child will be given a password in class to access a special online Scholastic bookstore. Davis and Richmond will pay for the books using grant money. The books will be sent to your child’s school in the last week of school so that they will have books to read during the summer.

Why are we sending home books for the summer? Research tells us that if kids have access to books over the summer, they will not lose as many reading skills in the months they are off from school. If kids do not read over the summer, they can lose up to three months of what they learned from their last school year! Parents can help their children beat the “Summer Slide” by dedicating time during the summer for children to read by themselves, to someone else, or even by reading to them. Research also tells us when children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement.

We encourage you to discuss with your child the books that they are selecting and to support them with reading the books during the summer months. The time you spend doing this with them can make a difference to their education, and we greatly appreciate your efforts!

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Noodles Restaurant Fundraiser 3/15 4-8PM

Join us Tuesday, March 15th, 4-8 p.m. for Noodles restaurant night, 3871 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174. Dine-in or carry out orders, just mention our Davis Richmond fundraiser!

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Scentcerely Yours Candle Fundraiser

Now through March 23rd, purchase a candle to support Davis Richmond PTO! Click the link to check it out! Davis Richmond School - Scentcerely Yours | Custom Candles In Geneva, IL


Davis Richmond 2021/22 yearbooks are available to purchase! Yearbooks are $20 each. Click the link to purchase through Pushcoin https://store.d303.org/#!/products/P2GD3MDUHX

Our yearbook needs your photos! We are looking for pics from back-to-school, block party, monster mash, class holiday parties and other school photos. Please email your hi-res images to DRyearbook2022@gmail.com. Be sure to include the student's name and teacher.

Questions or comments? Email us at davisrichmondpto1@gmail.com

District 303 News

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Watch D.O.G.S. are Coming to Davis Primary!

What is Watch D.O.G.S?

  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering

  • Dads/male guardians/grandpas/uncles/adult brothers etc. volunteer in school to provide positive male role models for students.

  • Lend an extra set of eyes and ears to make the school safer

Our Goal: To have more positive male role models in our school to provide support and fun interactions for our students.

Watch Dogs Revised this Year - We will not be visiting classrooms. Instead, volunteers will support students during all lunch periods both inside and outside. Watch Dog day will be on Fridays, beginning after spring break. Please sign up for one day only, in order to provide opportunities for everyone who is interested. Volunteers will eat lunch with their own child/children and help all students during mealtime as needed and interact with students at recess.

  • Times will be from 10:50-1:30

  • Fridays = Volunteer Day!

  • We ask that each volunteer commit to one day only

  • Your Day: support all students in the lunchroom and during recess

Commonly Asked Questions…

How do I volunteer?

Sign up using sign up genius form. sign up here

Contact Chris Hittmeier with additional questions or clarification christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

What do I need to do before my volunteer day?

You will need to submit both the "Consent for Fingerprinting" form and the "Volunteer Information Form and Waiver of Liability" for. We will then forward to our human resources department and once approved, we will send you a fingerprint authorization form. You must have this before your fingerprinting appointment in order for the district to pay for it. Make an appointment with the Kane County ROE (Regional Office of Education) through their online portal kaneroe.org . Indicate “volunteer” (not WatchDog as this could be confused with a local park district program) on the fingerprinting form. Please do not go to the ROE without an appointment. Make the appointment as soon as you are able to provide for enough time for your background check to be completed before your volunteer date. It typically takes about 1- 2 weeks.

You will also need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the school building.

What should I wear?

Blue jeans/khakis and comfortable shoes are recommended.

A light shirt to wear under your Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Also, masks are highly recommended.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need to reschedule?

Chris Hittmeier christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

Where do I go when I arrive?

Present photo identification at the front office and you will be given a Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Please contact the office in the morning by 9:00 AM if you wish to order lunch for yourself. ($3 cash or deducted from your child's pushcoin account.)

Kindergarten Registration

It’s time to register your incoming kindergartener for the 22-23 school year! If your child will be 5 before September 1st, you can virtually register your child beginning January 31st. Please go HERE to our district website for more information

Richmond Intermediate

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State Testing

Please click HERE regarding a letter about this year’s state assessments. Richmond will administer IAR April 5th, April 6th, April 7th, April 12th, April 13th and April 14th. Third, fourth and fifth graders will take three English language arts and three math tests. We will run a slightly different specials schedule during the two weeks of testing. We encourage students to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep so they are at their best for their test.

Illinois Science Assessment

Richmond 5th graders will take the Illinois Science Assessment from March 15th-March 17th. ISA consists of three tests and students will complete one test a day.

Empower News

You can still sign up to help "Make a Difference" with your family and Richmond friends. We have three dates you can choose from to help. On March 18th and 19th you can help pack food by signing up for the mobile packing event in Saint Charles. We are partnering with Mercy for the Starving in Saint Charles for this event. For quick sign up click here: http://mercyforthestarving.org/index.html, then click the "Volunteer" button at the bottom of the page, next click "Volunteer for Meal Packing," then click "View private event," finally, enter the code "Mercy for the starving". The code is case sensitive. From there you can pick a time and sign up. We hope to see many people there!

Our third date is April 9th. For this event we will be at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora. If you are interested in that volunteer opportunity, please click the time links below:

The session times are:

9:00 am – 10:45 am

11:30 am – 1:15 pm

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

4:30 pm - 6:15 pm

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Please click the times to sign up.

There are 30 spots at each time slot reserved for Richmond students, staff and families. The slots are almost full so if you would like to participate, please sign up soon!