Davis Richmond E-news

April 22, 2022

Early Release Wednesday April 27 - School Dismisses at 2:10pm


Returning Student Online Registration

Click HERE for information about registering your children for school year 2022-2023 beginning April 25th.

D303 Equity Audit

As part of the district’s equity audit, students, staff, and families have been randomly selected to participate in focus groups to give them an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. The focus groups will be led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). If you were not randomly selected to participate in a focus group and would like to provide written responses to the focus group questions, please visit the District 303 website and complete the intake form with the email address used in Home Access Center (HAC). Once your email has been verified, you will be sent a link to the questionnaire.

We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan.

Click HERE for Updated D303 Summer Camp Opportunities

Looking for summer ideas?? D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic, and music camp opportunities. All the brochures are located at this site. Registration has begun for many camps already. All registrations are completed through pushcoin.


The D303 donation drive for Bernie’s Book Bank will be held for one week, April 25-29, 2022, at all D303 schools. Please consider bringing in new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade to one of the D303 schools during the donation drive. Parents or students may place books in the collection bins located in the front hallway. D303’s goal for the 2022 donation drive is 20,000 books. Every book will help us reach our goal!!

Please check that the books you are sending fit the following criteria:

Donate to Bernie’s Book Bank:

  • Birth through 6th grade only

  • Must be in good physical condition

  • Books written in English or Spanish

  • Storybooks

  • Board books

  • Chapter books

  • Recent nonfiction and graphic novels

Keep or donate elsewhere:

Languages other than English and Spanish

  • Young adult (Ex. Hunger Games, John Green novels…)

  • Adult books (Ex. “Chicken Soup” books)

  • Religious books

  • LRC books (Contact Bernie’s Book Bank to get more information about what they will accept.)

  • Reference books (dictionaries, atlases…)

  • Textbooks or test prep books

  • Magazines

  • Outdated nonfiction (Ex. technology books published before 2017)

  • Science project books

  • Activity Books (Ec. cookbooks, sticker books with no story or with missing stickers, gaming books with no story, books for handwriting practice,,,)

  • Self-help books (Ex. The Care and Keeping of You, why parents get divorced, how to deal with death, bullying…)

  • Poor physical condition:

    • Torn or bent covers

    • Torn pages

    • Heavy marking

    • Mildew/mold

    • Off odor

    • Very yellow pages

    • Cracked bindings

    • Hardcover books with cardboard showing in the corner

    • Noise making buttons that don’t work



    ORDER NOW!! Today is the last day to order your Davis Richmond yearbook! Purchase through Pushcoin: https://store.d303.org/#!/products/P2GD3MDUHX

    End of Year Parties

    Please click HERE to sign-up to help out at the end of year parties at Davis and Richmond. The PTO is hosting two separate end-of-the-year parties with entertainment, crafts and games. Tuesday, May 24th at Davis from 9:00-11:00am and Wednesday, May 25th at Richmond from 12:45-2:15pm.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated for Teacher Appreciation Week! We can't wait to show our Davis Richmond teachers our gratitude!

    Teacher appreciation week is May 2nd-6th. See flyer below for ways your child can celebrate our amazing teachers!

    Questions or comments? Email us at davisrichmondpto1@gmail.com

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    Sign up to Help With Field Day at Davis!

    We're excited to be able to have field day back at Davis Primary. Sign up HERE if you would like to volunteer to work a station on field day, Tuesday May10th (Kindergarten - 8:30-10:30) and Wednesday or May 11th (1st 8:30 -10:30 & 2nd 12:30 -2:30). If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Mattson or Mr. Smith.

    Thank You for Your Donations!

    Thank you to all of the families who donated school supplies for the refugee children from Ukraine. We were able to collect over 50 backpacks with supplies included. Our student council and Fuel Up to 60 students sorted and stuffed all of the backpacks.

    Historical Society Visit

    Our second graders had a visit from the St Charles Historical Society.

    60¢ to order Milk ALONE at Lunch

    Parents, as you know, all school lunches are free this school year as a COVID relief measure. School lunches consist of a protein, grain, fruit/vegetable, and MILK. However, when a student does not order the entire lunch, but only wants a beverage (milk/juice/water) there is a cost for the beverage. This has been slipping by with some students but we are attempting to charge for these individual beverages. The cost is deducted from the child’s pushcoin account, and if there are no funds in the account, the student’s pushcoin account will go into a negative balance.

    When students bring a lunch from home, sometimes they see friends getting a school beverage and start asking for one themselves, and lunch staff are unsure if their parents really want their child to buy a school beverage. Can you discuss this with your child, and inform the teacher if you start to see beverages deducted from pushcoin that you would prefer your child not to order? Students are always welcome to bring their water bottle to lunch or use a plastic cup at the drinking fountain.

    ALACARTE Beverage Prices:

    • Water $1.25

    • Juice Box $.75

    • Milk $.60

    Richmond Intermediate

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    Field Day

    Dear Richmond Families,

    If you are considering being a volunteer for field day, we wanted to communicate some extra details. Field Day is Tuesday May 24, 2022. There is no rain date this year. This is a whole school, all-day event! Any parent who signs up to volunteer will be helping to run a station. Regardless of the time frame you sign up for, we will make sure that your child(ren)'s class will pass through your station while you are helping. Please feel free to email Mr. Lubas or Mr. Born with any other questions or concerns you may have. We are looking forward to a fun and active day!


    Mr. Lubas and Mr. Born

    link to sign up:


    Join Orchestra in 2022-2023!

    All students entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade next school year have the opportunity to participate in Richmond’s Orchestra! In orchestra students make friends, learn how to play an instrument, create awesome music, and so much more!

    Students choose to play either the violin, viola, cello or string bass.

    To learn more about the orchestra program, and how to enroll your child, visit our website:

    D303 Elementary Orchestra

    You can also attend one of our D303 Orchestra Town Hall Meetings. During the meetings we will answer your questions about the orchestra program. Attending this virtual meeting is very helpful for first time orchestra families.

    D303 Orchestra Town Hall Meetings (Please attend just one)

    Date: Wednesday, 5/4 Time: 7:00pm

    Date: Thursday 5/5 Time: 7:00pm

    Zoom Link: Will be shared closer to the meeting dates.

    Any questions? Please contact the orchestra teacher Kirstin Rohrbach at kirstin.rohrbach@d303.org