BG eNews

February 17, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

Please note that 3/25 will now be a regular attendance day for elementary students. Originally, it was scheduled as a half day for elementary students for parent/teacher conferences. Please see the updated district calendar here.


  • Feb. 23 Picture Retakes - use the sign-up form below
  • Feb. 25 End of 2nd Trimester
  • Feb. 26 No School (School Improvement Day)

Snow Mound Caution

Just a friendly reminder that we still have parents and students walking to and from school each day. Please use extra caution during arrival and dismissal times in and around intersections close to Bell-Graham. The ever-growing height of the snow mounds make it very difficult to see around corners and crosswalks.

Important Picture Information

How can I view my child's pictures?

Calendar cards with photo proofs were delivered to Bell-Graham and sent home with your child. There is a unique Ticket Code listed on your child's proof. If you pre-ordered pictures, they were also sent home with your child.


You can view and order pictures by visiting https://ordercp.com/. When you place an order with a Ticket Code, a shipping fee will be added and the picture package will ship directly to your home.


If you have any concerns please contact Color Portraits Customer Service at cphelpcenter.com.



Remote Learner Families:

Please come pick up your child's proof and/or pre-ordered pictures prior to retakes on 2/23. You will have to buzz into the vestibule and the office will pass the photos to you through the vestibule office window. You are welcome to come between the hours of 7:15 am-3:00 pm.


Remote students are welcome to come to Bell-Graham for picture retakes on 2/23 between 8:15-9:15 am. Please complete this form to notify us you would like to have your child's picture taken on retake day. Students will need to be self-certified to enter the building for pictures.


  • PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD IN WITH PRINTED PROOF OF SELF CERTIFICATION to speed along the process
  • Park in the bus circle when you arrive.
  • Have you child enter the building at exterior door 29 (near the bus circle), ONLY STUDENTS will be permitted to enter the building

If you missed picture day and/or don't feel comfortable bringing your child to school for retakes on 2/23, you are welcome to email a headshot photo of your child to nessaBGyearbook@gmail.com so that their photo can be included in our yearbook. You are also encouraged to send e-learning pictures to nessaBGyearbook@gmail.com to have them included in our yearbook. Be sure to list your child’s name, grade, and teacher in the email.

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Picture Retake Sign-Up

*RETAKES ARE 2/23 from 8:15-9:15 AM*

Please complete this form to notify us you would like to have your child's picture taken on retake day if:


1) Your child missed picture day on 1/27 OR

2) You would like your child to have their picture retaken

PTO News

ASE
ASE REGISTRATION IS ALMOST OVER!!! DON'T MISS OUT!!! Week 4 registration begins tonight at 8pm on Square: Click here to get to registration site.


Our last week of ASE is offering some really cool stuff! We have an amazing Elephant Sanctuary tour and craft, a Trip to Kenya, a Facial/Skin Care experience, Pizza cooking class, yoga for all ages, Anderson Bat/Cat/Dog experiences, art classes including pottery painting and Zen Tangles, soccer, and many DIY/On-Demand classes including more shrinky dinks, cookie kits, magic class/kit, and experiences from previous weeks that we have recorded on-demand!


Use this link to read the descriptions for what you can sign up for: Bell Graham ASE Class List and Description 20-21.


Here is a calendar view list of the week: ASE Calendar List Week 4.pdf


YEARBOOK

If you missed picture day and/or don't feel comfortable bringing your child to school for retakes on 2/23, you are welcome to email a headshot photo of your child to nessaBGyearbook@gmail.com so that their photo can be included in our yearbook. You are also encouraged to send e-learning pictures to nessaBGyearbook@gmail.com to have them included in our yearbook. Be sure to list your child’s name, grade, and teacher in the email.


Restaurant Fundraiser

Support your PTO and Old Towne Pub Wasco on Thursday February 25th for a no cook night! A portion of their proceeds will benefit our PTO! Thanks for your support!


BOARD POSITIONS

Want to be a part of the PTO Board?? We have board positions available for the 2021-2022 school year. Some positions include VP of Committees and Treasurer! If either of these positions sound like something you would love to help with please contact Kelly Cameron at 630-452-7984 or kellyacameron@yahoo.com.

5 Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.


The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.


All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.


On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:


· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction


We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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From the Nurse

GET YOUR FORMS IN!!!! IF YOUR CHILD STILL NEEDS A HEALTH SURVEY FILLED OUT IT WILL BE SENT HOME WITH THEM IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!


All Kindergarten, Second grade, or New to Illinois Students need to have an updated dental form on file. Any exam dated 2/15/20 or later can be used. You can have the dentist's office fax the forms to 331-228-2101 or email them to leeanna.anzaldi@d303.org.


3rd graders need to have an updated Health Survey form on file.


You can find both forms on the district website under Health Services. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.


Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email leeanna.anzaldi@d303.org with any questions or concern.

Most recent Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

Reminder- All students should have a clean spare mask in their backpack! Thank you!

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.

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 News

2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment Closes 3/12

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD CLOSES 2/26

Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.


Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.


Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.


Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.


The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.


If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.


haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

D303 is hiring substitutes!

It takes more adults to operate schools safely for students during the pandemic. District 303 currently has numerous job openings in a variety of job categories. If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, please visit the D303 Human Resources page to apply for a position.


One of the more flexible positions available is that of a D303 Substitute. You can choose to work, or not work, as your schedule permits. Take a moment and read the Substitute Handbook to see what this job entails.


If you are interested and hold a:


  • Bachelor's degree in any field you would qualify to apply for a substitute license with the state which allows you to sub for teachers or teacher assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • Associate's degree you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • High School diploma you have to take an aptitude test with the KANE ROE office. Once you pass that, you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.



Contact Julie Wenger (julie.wenger@d303.org) with any questions.

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CUSD 303 Resources