BG eNews

March 10, 2021

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

2021-2022 Kindergarten enrolledment closes 3/12. Scroll down for additional information.

  • March 10 - 2nd Trimester Grades are available on HAC
  • March 25 - Regular Attendance Day (was previously 1/2 day for elementary)
  • March 26 - No School (School Improvement Day)
  • March 29 - April 2 No School (Spring Break)
  • May 28 - Last Day for Students if no "Emergency Days" used
  • June 2 - Report Cards Available on HAC
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Not attending Bell-Graham next year?

If your child will not be attending Bell-Graham for the 2021-22 school year, please notify us by completing and returning a release of student records form to the office as soon as possible. This also gives us permission to share records with your child’s new school when they request them. Thank you.

PTO News

CHESS CLUB

Spring Chess Club is here! We are offering another virtual 8-week chess club this Spring. Online Zoom meetings will begin on Friday, March 19th from 3-4PM and will end on Friday, May 21st. No experience is necessary and this is open to ALL BG students - remote and in-person, K-5. All registration information is located on the Chess Scholars flyer. Please email kellyacameron@yahoo.com if you have any questions.


YEARBOOK

If you didn't feel comfortable bringing your child to school for pictures, 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.


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 any of these positions sound like something you would love to help with please contact Kelly Cameron at 630-452-7984 or kellyacameron@yahoo.com.

Yearbook

Ordering information will be shared when it becomes available.


Remote Learner Families:

If you didn't feel comfortable bringing your child to school for pictures, 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.

Picture Information

How can I view/order my child's pictures?

Calendar cards with photo proofs were sent home with your child.


There is a unique Ticket Code listed on your child's proof and that is what you need to order photos.


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.

Elementary Intra-District Transfer Request Link available 4/6

The elementary intra-district transfer request link will open the first Tuesday after spring break (4/6) and will close at the end of day the third Monday after spring break (4/19).


If you wish to review the intra-district transfer request Board policy, you can do so here.

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.

From the Nurse

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.


You can find health 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:


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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