Davis Richmond E-news
March 2, 2023
March Book Madness!
Here are a few ways to read:
- Borrow books from the LRC or from the St. Charles Public Library
- Buy books from Town House Books in store or online at townhousebooks.com
- Students can access read-alouds on the LRC Schoology course page or classroom LMS page
This newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families.
Don’t Miss Out! Our Davis Richmond Dance Fit Details!
Davis Richmond School families!
We’re only ONE week away from our Davis Richmond Dance Fit and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.
Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $10,000 for students & staff.
Check out this 30 second video about our upcoming event >> Click for Fun!
Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!
PTO Meeting March 23rd
Calling all Talented Tigers! Our Davis-Richmond talent show, Tigers Have Talent, is back! If your child would like to dance, play an instrument, do gymnastics, sing, perform a skit, or display another special talent on stage, this is the perfect opportunity! Register your child now, through March 31, with the following link:
We hope ALL Davis parent/guardians will participate and help us understand the conditions at Davis to guide improvement. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Thank You!
5-Essentials Parent Survey
Dear Davis Parents and Guardians,
The 5essentials Parent Survey is open through March 31. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, visit survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois and select the parent survey. A supplement report will be generated if at least 20 percent of Davis parents complete the survey, so please help us to reach that goal!
Thank you for your participation to help us understand the conditions at Davis to guide improvement.
Executive function refers to a set of essential skills that help us focus, plan, prioritize, work toward goals, self-regulate behaviors and emotions, adapt to new and unexpected situations, and ultimately engage in abstract thinking, planning and learning. Executive function is what gets us down to business even when we'd rather just hang out and do. This month Davis is focusing on the executive functioning skill of persistence. This means we will be teaching students about the ability to set a reachable goal and then display ongoing efforts and attention towards achieving this goal. Persistence involves sequencing, willfulness, and the ability to learn from experience. Goal-directed persistence is particularly important when task demands are long-term; It is also very important in maintaining effort with tasks that are boring or uninteresting. Some things you can do at home to work on persistence with your child are; provide storybook examples of characters that had to work hard for a goal (the little engine that could and Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day are great examples), reward or incentivize moments when your child shows a their ability to “stick to it” and continue to work through difficult moments, directly model sustained effort when something might be difficult for you, and solve puzzles together as a family (this shows direct examples of sticking to an activity that may be difficult and need lots of attempts to be right).
We hope ALL Richmond parent/guardians will participate and help us understand the conditions at Richmond to guide improvement. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Thank You!
5-essentials Student & Parent Survey Now Open
Dear Richmond Parents and Guardians,
You’re invited to provide feedback on the important elements about Richmond to help guide improvements. Now through March 31, Illinois parents, teachers and students in grades 4-12 may participate in the 11th annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be 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 are:
Research shows schools that are strong on at least three of these indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning in math and reading.
The Parent Survey is open through March 31, 2023. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the survey, visit survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois and select the parent survey. We are including a link to graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Please note, to correctly select your child’s school you must enter Kane County in the appropriate box, even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. You can also click here to view survey sample questions.
5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if there is more than 50 percent participation from their teachers and/or students. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in May and will also be included in the State School Report Card. For the optional parent survey, a supplement report will also be generated if at least 20 percent of RICHMOND parents complete the survey. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.
Thank you for your participation to help us understand the conditions at Richmond to guide improvement.
Sharon Draper Author Visit!
We were thrilled to welcome Sharon Draper for an author visit with our students. Thank you to our students for generating thoughtful questions and for the insights that Sharon shared with us.
"If you want to be a writer you have to write, a singer you have to practice singing, a swimmer - you have to get wet."
“Want to describe what it is like to be in the pouring rain? Go out when it’s raining.”- Sharon Draper
This spring we have some upcoming assessments for our 3rd-5th graders.
HERE is a letter regarding spring testing.
Timeframe for testing:
Panorama SEL Survey: March 13th-March 24th
ISA (5th grade only): March 14th, 15th and 16th
IAR: April 5th, April 6th, April 11th, April 12th and April 13th. We will test in the mornings.
Announcing Fiddle Fest 2023 Friday, March 3rd
Calling all fiddlers and lovers of folk music! It’s time for the 16th annual Fiddle Fest following a two year break. All advanced orchestra students, elementary through high school and beyond, can participate! Parents, teachers, older siblings, grandparents and community members who play guitar, banjo, mandolin or a string instrument are welcome! We guarantee you’ll have a great time! If you are interested in playing and need music, please contact your child’s orchestra director, or email Rita.Borkowski@d303.org
Click Fiddle Fest 2023 Online Registration to sign up. All performers must register so we can adequately plan for this huge event. The final deadline to register is Thursday, Feb 23rd.
Fiddle Fest is Friday, March 3rd. Performance begins at 7:00 pm.
- Place: North High School Gym 255 Redgate Rd, St. Charles, 60175
- Dress Rehearsal: 5:00 – 6:00 pm All performers participating must attend!
- Pizza Dinner: available for participants / volunteers for $5.00 following rehearsal.