BG eNews

May 19, 2023

Notes from Mrs. Klueppel...


5/22 - BG Shopping Day

5/23 - AMPE Day

5/26 - Last Day for Students


6/2 - Report cards available in HAC

Student Chromebooks

All students who are returning to a D303 school will be keeping their devices for the summer. Only return devices for students who are moving out of the district.

Big picture

Bell-Graham Town Hall We Are the World

We Are the World 5 16 23


If your child will NOT be attending a D303 school for the 2023-24 school year, please notify us by completing and returning the two forms below as soon as possible.

  1. Release of student records form This also gives us permission to share records with your child’s new school when requested.
  2. Withdrawal Form This provides us with details regarding withdrawing your child from CUSD303.
Big picture

Order your 2023-24 School Supplies

5th Grade Clap Out Details for 5/26

Parents are welcome to join us, on 5/26, as we celebrate our outgoing 5th graders with our traditional BG Clap Out! Please refer to the map that was emailed to you on 5/8/23.

The 5th graders will parade inside the building at 2:45pm, then they will make their way out to all of you by 2:50pm. After the students have paraded by you, they will come back into the school to gather their belongings and to wait for the final dismissal bell at 2:58pm.

Back Up Rain Plan
In the event that it rains, parents will enter at the main entrance and go to the Cafe for the clap out.

Health Office


Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe there are only a few weeks of school left. This is a reminder that you will need to come to school to pick up your child's medication by the last day of school which is Friday, May 26th. Medications that are not picked up at the end of the year will be disposed of according to the D303 policy. This policy also does not allow medication to remain in the health office over the summer for reuse in the fall. Medication must be picked up by a parent or adult designee with the parent’s permission.

Looking ahead to the 2023-2024 school year, if your child requires medication or any action plans, your child will need new physician orders and action plans for the school year. Ideally have the physician date the forms following the last day of school. Forms can be found under health services on the D303 site or linked directly here:





Students entering into kindergarten or 2nd grade will need a dental examination and form completed within 18 months of May 15th, 2024. A vision examination and physical with up to date immunizations are also required for incoming kindergarten students. 3rd grade students need an updated health survey.





These forms can be submitted to the main office or emailed to the school nurse at Please reach out if you have any questions. The health office direct line is 331-228-2104.

Thank you!

Kerisa Martini Espinosa, RN

LeeAnna Anzaldi,MSN, RN, PEL-ILSN

Health Office Email Address

Parents, please send any communication or test results to to ensure that all of our Bell Graham nurses receive this important information pertaining to your student(s)

Band Instruments Event for 4th Graders


One School, One Book

We are thrilled to announce Bell-Graham Elementary's One School, One Book summer reading program! This year, we have chosen a beloved classic, Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White. Expect your youngest child to come home with your family's very own copy of Charlotte's Web. Follow along with our summer reading calendar HERE. It includes weekly chapter suggestions and fun reading themes as well as activities you can print at home to enjoy! Starting Tuesday, May 30th, look for bi-weekly communication from us as we explore this book together!

Summer Movie Event - Save the Date!

Wednesday, August 2nd

Arcada Theater

Doors open 9:30am; Movie starts 10:30am

We invite your WHOLE family to a FREE viewing of Charlotte's Web at the Arcada Theater in downtown St. Charles. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Build-A-Farm Animal Event

Click HERE to order a farm animal from Noah's Ark Workshop (think Build-A-Bear!). Choose from a farm animal for $13 or a spider backpack hanger for $7. Pick up and assemble your animal at the Arcada prior to the movie. Then, snuggle with it during the movie! Orders accepted now through June 30th; no animals will be available to purchase the day of the event. See flyer HERE!

We look forward to sharing this wonderful book with you! Please reach out with any questions.

Your One School, One Book Team,

Carmen Kujanski ( and Amy Dombroski (


For additional information on the PTO please visit our website or our Bell Graham Elementary PTO Facebook page.


Any questions or comments? Please contact our PTO President Kate Bennett at or 630.461.7606.

Bell Graham Store is looking for donations!

The BG Store is always looking for fun new items to add to the case. If you are out shopping and find a great deal that you can't pass up, please consider donating it to the BG Store. Make sure to check out all the after-holiday sales for great deals on items as well. The BG students and staff thank you for your support.


Please consider donating one of the items identified in the Amazon Bell Graham Store site. Click on the link below, add the item to your cart and it will ship right to BG on your behalf.ALL Bell Graham students appreciate your donation.

Amazon BG Store link

BG Shop Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for future BG Shop Days, please click here.

May Empower


We are noticing many students coming to school with phones and SmartWatches. Please be aware of our School Board Policy for phone and Smartwatch usage during school hours:

2022-23 Elementary School Handbook


Phones/Smart Watches
Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds;
however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day.

How to Report Absences

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 and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms. Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office.

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 Angela Coppola, Baker Station Coordinator at , 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.

Bike Rodeo - Register by 6/3

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 Information

Big picture
Big picture

D303 Summer Offerings