Davis Richmond E-news

February 17, 2023

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News from the Nurse

WHAT IS PINK EYE/CONJUCTIVITIS?

This is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (white part of eye) that can be a viral or bacterial infection. Pink eye that is caused by a viral or bacterial infection can easily be spread from one person to another through discharges from the eyes or from contaminated articles.

Symptoms are…

  • Crusting on the eyelids

  • Pus-like drainage – especially upon awakening

  • Reddened conjunctiva (lining of the eye), particularly the lower lid

  • Possible sensitivity to light

  • Itching and/or burning of eyes

  • Watery to thick drainage along with tearing (whereas the eyes look wet)

Symptoms usually occur within 24-72 hours after exposure of infected person or articles such as toys, pencils, clothing, towels etc.


WHAT TO DO?

  • Avoid rubbing and touching eyes

  • Monitor other children at home; do not share towels etc.; change pillowcases

  • Good hygiene assists with limiting the spread – good handwashing, keeping nails trimmed and clean

Children should see the doctor, and have at least 3 doses of eye drops before returning to school

(advised before school, after school and bedtime). If heavy discharge is present, please keep your child home until that is better.

Before administering medications…

  1. Cleanse the eye with a warm cotton ball or washcloth, wiping from inner portion to outer portion. Use separate ones for each eye then discard and wash your hands.

  2. Administer the eye drops by pulling down the lower lid toward the outer corner. This area can only hold up to 2 drops so please do not overdue. More is not necessarily better! Please wash your hands again.

If at any time you have questions/concerns, please call the health office and we are happy to help you.


Davis: Nurse Peggy 331-228-2204

Richmond: Nurse Jenny 331-228-2804

Chapped Lips Reminder:

  • We are seeing a lot of children with severely chapped lips here at school. Chapstick or Vaseline applied before going outside is a great way to protect lips from getting chapped and bleeding. This can become very uncomfortable for the students.

  • If you send Chapstick, Vaseline or lotion to school with your child, please make sure it is labeled with your child's name and the container is a small, travel-sized one.

  • Areas around the nose and mouth from blowing their noses can become red and sore. Vaseline at bedtime to soothe the area will help. Lotion should be unscented as the perfumes may cause stinging. I use Curel here in the health office and it works well for the students.

District News

PTO NEWS

Dance Fit Challenge - It’s GO time! Don’t wait to join!

Davis Richmond School families!


The day is here! You can now register for our Davis Richmond Dance Fit! Our goal is to raise $10,000 for additional educational experiences (ex: field trips & author visits). Registering is easy and free!

Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

Trivia Night

Thank you to Jill Chandler, Erika Mears and Laura Brooker for organizing a really fun night. We raised just about $2000 and are already looking forward to next year.
Click HERE to Update Home Access Center

Reminder from the district office: Please ensure that your contact information is updated on Home Access Center. Every parent needs to update their own individually.

Yearbook Photos

With winter concerts and classroom parties happening, please share your photos for yearbook consideration. Send them to dryearbook2022@gmail.com

Davis Primary

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Davis Parents: Click HERE for 5essentials Parent Survey

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.


Sincerely,
Gina Shaw

Principal

Valentine's Day Fun!

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered in the classrooms to make this a fun day! And thank you to all of the families who assisted their children in preparing Valentines to share with their friends. Valentine's Day is great day to celebrate our friends!!

Watch DOGS Needed

We are grateful for all of the men who have volunteered on Fridays to spend lunch and recess with our students by being "Watch DOGS." However, there are still a few Fridays open during Feb, March and April that have no one signed up to volunteer. Please read over this information and sign up for WatchDOGS!! Men who have already volunteered this fall, are now welcome to sign up for a 2nd date HERE. THANK YOU!!

Richmond Intermediate

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Richmond Parents: CLICK for 5essentials Parent Survey

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:


  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

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.

Learn more on the 5Essentials Survey or view past reports at www.5-essentials.org/illinois. For questions, contact UChicago at 1-866-440-1874 or impact-surveys@uchicago.edu.


Thank you for your participation to help us understand the conditions at Richmond to guide improvement.


Sincerely,

Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak

Principal

Valentine's Day FUN!

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered in the classrooms to make this a fun day! The kids had a blast playing games with friends!


Richmond’s Empower Showcase

Thank you for coming to Richmond for our first Empower Showcase. The arcade games were designed, engineered and built by our 4th graders. 3rd graders made a beautiful city installation and 5th graders learned about cultures and languages around thew world. Hope you had fun interacting at our showcase. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to see what's happening at Richmond!


Guest Readers Needed

Our parent engagement committee is excited to offer an exciting parent engagement opportunity. During the month of February, we will invite guest readers into classrooms to read a book that pertains to Black History month. For a list of possible books please click HERE. If you have another title you are interested in reading, please e-mail your book idea to our LRC director at christine.heins@d303.org to see if it can be added to our list.

There are two options for reading. Option one is to come in person and read the book to the class at the date and time that your child's teacher picked. If you are not able to make it in person at any of the dates and times, option two is to sign up for a time slot, but record yourself reading the book instead using an app called Flip (formerly called Flipgrid). The teacher will then show your video during that date and time.

To sign up we will use Sign Up Genius. Please note, you do need to create a FREE account if you do not have one in order to sign up. To sign up for a slot, please click HERE. You will be prompted to provide the name of the book you will read, and also to indicate whether you'll be coming in person or reading virtually.

If you are reading virtually via Flip, please click HERE to get started. If you need technical assistance, please email LRC Director Christy Heins at christine.heins@d303.org.

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.

JOIN US!

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D303 Community Backpack

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