Davis Richmond E-news

December 9, 2022

Winter Parties - Room Parent Guidelines

Winter parties at Davis/Richmond will be Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

1:40 p.m. Room parents arrive and begin party preparation

2:00 p.m. Parties commence

2:45 p.m. Clean up begins

  • Room parents for holiday parties are signed up through the PTO.
  • Complete the D303 volunteer form if you have not already.

  • Richmond: contact Darlene Buffano at darlene.buffano@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2800 if you have questions about procedures.

  • Davis: contact Linda Jezek at linda.jezek@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2200 with questions.

  • Work with the classroom teacher on activities/games for the party.

  • Work with the teacher on any treats/goodybags to be sent home. (Treats must be non-edible). Please no candy, gum or other edible items.

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, January 18th

Picture make-up/retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th. Packets MUST be returned for Re-takes.

News from the Nurse

With Winter right around the corner, here are some tips on protecting our children's skin this winter.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Chapped skin on hands can be helped with liberal applications of lotion or Vaseline
  • Our skin changes with the seasons. During the winter, it becomes very dry and itchy. Liberal applications of lotion will be helpful to prevent dry cracked skin and also prevent infection
  • For those who have Eczema (extreme dry areas behind knees and inner elbow), Aquaphor or Vaseline is what is recommended.
  • Several kids have come into the office with nose bleeds. Saline gels put in each nostril is a great way to keep the membrane inside the nose soft and pliable. Vaseline is not recommended as it is not water soluble.
  • 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.

We hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to call with questions or concerns.

Nurse Peggy (Davis) and Nurse Jenny (Richmond)

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District News


Winter Class Parties

Room parents please make sure you have turned in your forms to the front office of the school you will be attending. This only has to be done once per school year. If you are unsure if you have completed the form, you can reach out to Darlene at Richmond darlene.buffano@d303.org or Linda at Davis linda.jezek@d303.org with questions.

Davis Richmond Spirit Wear Order Pickup

Thank you for your orders! They will be sent home with your student before winter break. If you marked them as gifts then they will be held in the main office for pick up on 12/20 or 12/21.

PTO Meeting

There will not be a PTO meeting in December. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00pm. The location moves to Richmond for the rest of the school year.

Adult Trivia Night

The planning is underway for an Adult Trivia Night on Thursday, February 9th. We need you to join the committee! Please attend the first committee meeting on Thursday, December 15th at 7pm at Riverlands in St. Charles. Please email jennaferhancock@gmail.com to receive meeting information.

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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December- Emotion Control

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 emotion control. This means we will be teaching students about their ability to manage and control their emotions, or more precisely, their emotional reactions. It's about learning to stay calm when handling small problems, and reacting with an emotional reaction that matches various individual situations. This also includes a student's ability to perceive, express and control emotions. Some things you can do at home to work on emotion control with your child are; talking about all emotions, not just those that feel comfortable to talk about, show your child that all emotions are okay to have…it is all about how they express those emotions and move through them, model coping strategies in front of your child during situations where you may be feeling a strong emotion, and discuss emotions of characters in movies or books and letting your child predict how the character will proceed in the story or show.

Davis Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is overflowing! If your child is missing something please stop by the office to take a look.
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Richmond Intermediate

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It's CLAY time in the Art studio!

Each grade level has been working on a clay project, building with wet clay and glazing. Fifth graders created a cake or cupcake box, combining all the clay building knowledge they have learned. Fourth graders used the coil building method to create a piece of pottery. Third graders created an initial tile, using a slab and learning the clay attachment steps. Students will be bringing home their creations in the next two weeks so be on the lookout for their amazing ART!

What’s Happening in Music

An Update from our Music Teacher, Ms. Taylor

Hello Richmond Families! Grade level concerts are back! ALL 3rd and 5th grade students will be preparing for their performances upon returning from winter break. Please mark your calendars for our 3rd and 5th Grade Spring Concerts on Thursday, March 16th. The 3rd Grade Concert will begin at 5:30pm and the 5th Grade Concert will follow at 6:30pm. More information to come.

D303 Community Backpack

Check out these local groups with exciting opportunities for D303 children.