BG eNews

November 17, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

TODAY, Nov. 17 - Report Cards Available on HAC

Nov. 22-26 - Non Attend. Days & Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)

Dec. 20 - 31 Winter Break (No School)

Jan. 3 - Institute Day (No School)


Cold Weather:
With the cooler weather, please be sure to send your child with a warm coat, gloves, and a hat to school each day. Students go outside for mask breaks, PE, and recess.

REMINDER: Students have outdoor recess unless the outside temperature with windchill is below 0.

Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school

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Wellness Council

Once again the Wellness Council will be collecting money to buy Thanksgiving Dinners for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We are asking that each student and teacher donate $1. In the past, we have been able to buy 15 Thanksgiving Dinners. We are also asking for cans of vegetables.
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EMPOWER

PTO News

NO COOK NIGHT

Please join us for our November no cook night at MOD Pizza today, Wednesday, November 17th from 10:30am - 10:00pm at 839 S Randall Rd in St Charles. Please mention the BG fundraiser when placing your order and MOD Pizza will donate back to our school! If you want to order online instead, please use code “GR201922B” when ordering so the donation is allocated to our PTO! Thank you for your support!

PTO Meeting

Next General PTO meeting will be held on November 18th at 1PM via zoom. Please join us!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88377817719?pwd=a3dUdGRhUHVCUE9XZWpCM2FCQU0rQT09

Meeting ID: 883 7781 7719

Passcode: 130486

STAFF APPRECIATION

It’s Staff Appreciation time for November! This month the PTO is providing a “Game Day” Chili Lunch for the staff on Friday, November 19th. We would also like to provide the staff with a fun dessert, a “Candy Apple Bar!”

Please sign up and drop off your contribution to 40W228 James Michener, St Charles (located in Fox Mill Subdivision) by end of day Thursday, November 18th. You can start dropping items anytime to my front door. As always, your generosity is so appreciated fulfilling the needs for our staff appreciation events!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44aea72ea6fc1-staff

NEW PTO WEBSITE!

We have been working hard to keep you all informed of what is going on at the Bell Graham PTO. Jessica Giltzow has created a new website for us! Thanks Jessica! Click on the link below to access our new website and reach out to the PTO if there is anything you think should be added!


Scholastic Book Fair

The PTO is thrilled to be able to bring back an IN PERSON book fair, but we need your help to make this event happen!

The book fair set up will take place on Monday November 29th after the school. The book fair will officially begin on Tuesday November 30th and run through Friday December 3rd. We will also be hosting a PARENT ONLY shopping night on Thursday December 2nd.

Please select a sign up slot below to volunteer to help with this event. All volunteers will need a current volunteer form on file. Volunteers will also need to show their vaccination card or proof of a negative Covid test. Masks and social distancing will be required.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda Wendel at amandabishopwendel@yahoo.com or Kate Bennett at kate.bennett82@yahoo.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FA5AB2DA0FF2-scholastic

https://bellgrahampto.wixsite.com/bellgrahampto

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

Picture Order Questions

If you have questons/concerns about picture oders, please contact Color Portraits directly. Thank you. Contact Info

SHIELD Testing

If you'd like to register your unvaccinated child to participate in the free weekly testing, click here. Testing is one method for identifying cases and preventing the spread of COVID-19.


If you changed your mind about your initial response to SHIELD testing, you can go back to the portal and update your response.


YOU WILL ONLY BE NOTIFIED OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS

(no news is good news)

From the Nurse

Forms needed for the school year:

K: Up to date Physical, Immunizations, Dental and Vision as well as a Health survey

2nd: Dental (due by May)

3rd: Updated Health survey

New students to Illinois: Physical and Immunization, Dental and Vision on Illinois forms.

All forms can be found at the district website in the health services tab.


Remember to pack extra masks for your students in case they misplace theirs or they get dirty. If you do not want your child to wear school issued clothes in the event their clothes get soiled please send a spare in your child's backpack.


Please call the Health Office any time 8-3 if you have any questions or concerns this school year. If you have any Covid-19 related questions please call the health office at 331-228-2104 or refer to the district website.


Most Recent Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

BG Parent Volunteers

All volunteers, new and “old,” will be asked to complete the Volunteer Form prior to coming in to volunteer for the first time this school year. Once we have it on file you will not need to complete it again this year.


Volunteers simply need to complete the Volunteer Form.


Just like in previous years, volunteers will need to have their license with them for us to scan into our Raptor System. In addition now, you will need to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72hrs. Digital or paper proof is fine. We will NOT retain a paper copy of your vaccination or negative Covid tests here at the building. Therefore, please be prepared to show proof each day you volunteer.


All volunteers will be required to adhere to the safety mitigations schools are following. Volunteers will need to remain 3’ from students and to wear a mask for their entire time in the building.

Picking up your child early?

Please call the office when you are 5 minutes away and we will have your child ready and waiting for you at the office. You will have to press the buzzer to come inside the vestibule to sign them out. 331-228-2100

How to Report Baker Station Absences

Reporting Absences

If your child will be absent on a day they would normally attend Baker Station, you need to email your site directly or email Ursula Bulgarelli, Baker Station Coordinator at ubulgarelli@stcparks.org , ALL absences must be reported by 12:30pm on the day of your child’s absence. The St. Charles Park District and Baker Station staff does not receive this information from the individual school sites.

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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Bell-Graham Resources

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