January 13, 2021
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
- Jan. 18: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
- Jan. 27: Student Picture Day -See the Prepay Instructions Below
- Feb. 15 No School (Presidents' Day)
- Feb. 25 End of 2nd Trimester
- Feb. 26 No School (School Improvement Day)
IMPORTANT LUNCH INFORMATION
Free breakfast and lunches will be available through the end of the school year. *There is a charge for ala carte drinks.
Support your PTO and Salsa Verde at 1850 Lincoln Hwy in St Charles on Tuesday January 19th for a no cook night! Take out and DELIVERY are available! 20% of the sales on this day will be donated to the Bell Graham PTO. Please remember to mention the fundraiser when ordering!
Hip Hip Hooray! The Bell Graham PTO will be holding a virtual, scaled down version of ASE this February/March! We are excited to share a variety of different learning experiences for your BG Bobcats. All experiences will be virtual and some classes will have take-home kits to use during the online class. Offerings will happen after school hours.
But we need your help! First, consider joining the ASE planning committee to help out with organization and communication regarding all classes. We are also looking for parent volunteers to run some virtual experiences via Zoom (think virtual slime making, intro to a foreign language, tye-dye, craft or wreath making, Cookie decorating, etc) - similar to past years' parent volunteers, but done from your own home! We hope we could even have a parent supervisor run a class and use online free tutorials to help! The possibilities are endless! Time commitment can be minimal and flexible. Our next meeting is via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20th, at 9am.
Here is the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't make the meeting and/or have interest in helping out.
ALSO - IF YOU KNOW (OR ARE) A LOCAL BUSINESS OR VENDOR THAT COULD PARTICIPATE - Please reach out to them and let them know that we are looking for local participation for our virtual ASE program this year. We would love to support our local community all while fundraising for Bell Graham! Contact email@example.com with any possibilities.
STAY TUNED at the end of the month for signups and a list of offerings. We are hoping to open enrollment in our virtual experiences on January 27th and will be utilizing our online store on Square (with a few exceptions). Classes will run from February 9th - mid March (subject to change). We are excited to still be able to offer our Bobcats some different educational experiences, even though we cannot be together in person throughout these winter months. Please let us know if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendar - Picture Day is Jan. 27
Remote students may come to Bell-Graham for pictures on 1/27 between 11am - 1pm. No sign-up is required. Students will need to be self-certified to enter the building for pictures.
- PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD IN WITH PRINTED PROOF OF SELF CERTIFICATION to speed along the process
- Park in the bus circle when you arrive
- Have you child enter the building at exterior door 29 (near the bus circle), ONLY STUDENTS will be permitted to enter the building
From the Nurse
GET YOUR FORMS IN!!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd graders need to have an updated Health Survey form on file.
You can find both 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 email@example.com 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
CUSD 303 News
District 303 Community Preschool Program Annual Registration Lottery 1/22-2/2
El Programa Comunitario de Prescolar del Distrito 303 llevará a cabo la lotería de inscripción anual. La inscripción se ofrecerá en línea entre el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero del 2021. Se ofrecerán dos juntas informativas por Zoom para todas las familias de la comunidad que residen en el Distrito 303 que estén interesadas. En enlace a la lotería de inscripción y el enlace para registrarse a las juntas informativas se encuentran en el sitio web del distrito en la página de Infancia Temprana (Early Childhood). Tome nota que para recibir los enlaces a las juntas informativas por medio de Zoom debe completar el formulario de registro.
2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment 1/19-3/12
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:
The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)
The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration
Health and Dental exams and immunization information
Contact information for all elementary schools
Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM 2/1-2/26
Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.
D303 is hiring substitutes!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.