Davis Richmond E-News
March 19, 2021
We are partnering with Scholastic to provide your child with the opportunity to select 5 books for free! Your child will be given a password (ticket for in-person and email for remote) to access a special online Scholastic bookstore. The district 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. Remote learners will need to pick up books at the school location.
More information about the book pick-up will be sent in May. Book selections must be made by April 5.
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!
CLASS PLACEMENT INPUT
In planning for the upcoming school year, parents are invited to provide information that will assist us in the class placement process. Please click here for a letter that details the process for sharing that input.
Chipotle Restaurant Night- Tuesday, March 23rd!
New Location! 815 S Randall Rd, Saint Charles
Enter DYAVV9K as your online order promo code, or mention Davis Richmond PTO before you pay in person so our school gets the donation!
Calling all Talented Tigers (students, staff, and families alike).....
Join in with a family member, your entire class, or perform a solo act in the Davis-Richmond virtual talent show!
To ensure social distancing for this PTO sponsored event, we are asking that acts recorded outside of school be among family members only.
If staff would like to arrange a socially distanced act to be recorded during the school day for their class, or colleagues, that would also be fantastic!
Limit 2 acts per student.
Our talent show FlipGrid will be open for act recordings beginning next Friday, March 26!
Kindergarten Registration Reminder
There is still time to register your kindergartener for the 21-22 school year. Please go to the district website for all of the information. If you have any questions about the process this step by step document can assist you. If you have further questions about registration please email Mona Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinder Leprechaun Hunt!
Our kindergarteners used their reading skills to read clues left by “Lucky the Leprechaun” to find the pot of gold. They had so much fun searching Davis and practicing their rhyming skills.
As we begin to watch spring bloom all around us in the upcoming weeks, RICHMOND is “showering the halls” with positive affirmations supporting a growth mindset and growing our school community!
During the month of March during our CARE meeting time (Creating A Respectful Environment), each classroom is focusing on learning more about growth mindset-what it means and how we can apply it to our daily lives. To do this we are taking a building-wide systematic approach; so, that each grade level is given the opportunity to focus on different areas of the topic. Each grade level will participate in a different meaningful discussions and activities that tie in with their grade level theme. Then, we will “shower” the front foyer area with culminating art projects that tie into their grade level focus.
Save the Date!
The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (email@example.com or 331-228-6457)
Elementary Intra-District Transfer
The National Music Honors Society at North High School is sponsoring a music drive from March 15 through March 25, 2021. During this drive, they will be collecting used/old instruments, music equipment, and any old sheet music or accessories for underprivileged kids and schools.
All collections will be donated to the charity Hungry For Music, which will get these donations to the kids and/or schools. Collections will start at 7:20 am and end at 3:30pm Monday-Friday, donations can be dropped off at the vestibule at North HS. On Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am-1pm they will also be collecting donations in the back of the school, by the music doors. See the flyer below.