October 7, 2020
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
Teachers are looking forward to meeting with you to talk about how well your child is doing so far. These conferences will feel different from previous conferences for a few reasons, not just because they will be virtual. Teachers have been working with their students to talk about goals the students are setting for themselves in different content areas. You might hear about some of the goals and what the student and teacher are going to do to help the child reach their personal goals. This shift to setting goals with students really works to empower students to see their role in their learning progress. It's a powerful method for students to really understand they plan an active role in their learning.
Just a friendly reminder that your conference is 20min in length. Teachers may be setting a timer for 18min so they can be sure to wrap up your conference before popping onto the next one. If you have unanswered questions after your conference please email your teacher and she will be happy to respond to your questions. Given this virtual format teachers will be even more pressed to stay on schedule this year. Thank you so much for understanding.
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Sign-up closes TONIGHT, 10/7/20, at midnight. See additional details below.
10/8 - K/12 Parent/Teaher Conferences
10/9 - K/8 Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/12 - Columbus Day
Helpful Zoom Info. for Conferences
Chess Club is Back at Bell Graham (Virtually)!!!! Bell Graham is excited to announce that we will be running a virtual online chess club starting October 16th through December 11th (no class November 27th). This is an opportunity for both our in person AND remote learners! The chess club will meet from 3-4pm on Friday afternoon via Zoom with Chess Scholar instructors. A lesson will be provided for approximately 20 min and then interactive chess games will be played. Please view the flyer for instructions on how to sign up. $10 per session for a total of $80 (8 week session). If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Bell Graham’s dinner fundraiser last month. Our next dinner fundraiser is Wednesday, October 21, from 5pm-9pm at South Elgin’s Chipolte. Chipolte is donating 33% back to our school. See you there!
Please turn in any Box Tops that you have by October 16th. We will be collecting them again in the spring. You can also download the app and scan your receipts. Here is a video that explains the process.
Bell-Graham is participating in this year’s St. Charles Scarecrow Stroll 2020. Our scarecrow will be located at Clean as a Whisker- 322 E. Main Street, Saint Charles. Please stop by our scarecrow to take a picture with it, and don’t forget to vote for ours! Check out Facebook for a sneak peek!
The directory spot is now live for the 2020-2021 school year! Submit your PTO dues to gain access to the directory spot for the school year! To pay PTO dues through Push Coin, access the pushcoin website at www.pushcoin.com. Log into your account. Under your childs picture, select webstore. On the left you can select by category. Select PTO Donations. On the right Bell-Graham 2020-2021 PTO. The cost is $25 per family and only has to be done once even if you have multiple children in Bell Graham.
COMMITTEE CHAIRSPTO Needs Your Help! We are looking for a volunteer to organize and lead a Virtual Book Club! Please contact Kelly Cameron at email@example.com OR 630-452-7984 for details.
From the Nurse
Physical and Immunization records for all Kindergarteners and New students to D303 and Illinois are Due by October 15th. If they are not received by this date your child will not be able to return to school until the documents are turned in or you provide proof that an appointment has been made. Please contact the Nurse if you have any questions 331-228-2104
All Health Surveys need to be updated in third grade. If you have a third grader click here for the link to the Health survey. Once you fill it out you can email it to the nurse firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to school with your child in their folder.
This year we are following the Illinois Department Of Public Health (IDPH) Covid-19 Exclusion Guidelines. This requires that when a child or family member stays/sent home sick, with Covid like symptoms, or awaiting the results of a Covid test ANY student or staff in the household will need to stay home or be sent home. Once the symptomatic student or family member has the documentation required all family members can return to school. It is up to the parents to provide this information to all the schools involved.
Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email email@example.com with any questions or concern.
Self Certification by 7:30 AM
Dear BG Families,
In a continuing effort to keep staff and students safe while also keeping arrival quick and efficient, please have your child certified in the computer by 7:30 am. This will ensure that students are not entering the classrooms before they are cleared. Certifying your child is both filling out the online form AND signing their backpack tag. If one or both of these steps are not done your child will be sent to the front of the building to check in. Once there, they will have their temperature taken and a phone call will be made to parents to fill out the online form. When their certification is verified they can enter the building. If you enter the online form after 7:30 am your child may have to go through this verification process before they can enter the building.
Thank you for all of your help and taking the extra steps to ensure everyone's safety.