Davis Richmond E-news

December 21, 2022

Happy Holidays

Winter Break for students will start Thursday, December 22, 2022 through Monday, January 9, 2023. School will resume on Tuesday, January 10 2023. The Davis/Richmond staff thank our families for the kindnesses shown and given during the holiday season. We are thankful to partner with you in your child’s education. We wish all of our Davis/Richmond families a healthy and happy holiday season.


Our offices may have reduced schedules during winter break. If in need of office assistance between December 22 - January 6, please call your child’s school to set up an appointment. We will re-open normal hours on Monday, January 9th. We look forward to welcoming our students and families back on Tuesday, January 10th.

Holiday Wishes from our Crossing Guard

I just wanted to say to the staff, parents, students and district:
Wishing everyone to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I have missed seeing everyone, so take care and be safe out there.
Gloria Helm, 12th and Oak Crossing Guard

Family Literacy Night Monday, January 30th, 5:00-6:30PM

We would love our Davis and Richmond students and their families to attend a free literacy event hosted at Davis Primary. There is no cost to attend and students will be able to shop for free books to build their home library. The first 120 families to sign-up will receive a free gift ($25 value). Please click this flyer for more details and to sign-up for a family kit.

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, January 18th

Davis and Richmond will have picture re-takes on Wednesday January 18th. If your child did not have his/her picture taken in October, please prepare for them to be photographed on January 18th. You may order pictures online at https://inter-state.com/order using Davis Order Code: 72100ZA or Richmond: 72104JA. If you ordered pictures in October but are not satisfied with them, your child may return the photos you received and have a new picture taken. Please send an email to your child's teacher alerting them that your child wants a retake.

District News


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 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

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Thank you, Davis families, for all of the wonderful holiday wishes and gifts you have given us. The gift of sharing in the lives of your children is made brighter by the caring involvement of wonderful families like you! Thank you also to everyone who assisted our classrooms with party preparation, contributions to goody bags, and help during the parties.

Second graders visit holidays around the world!

Our second graders were split up into six different groups and then “visited” Sweden, America, Australia, Israel, Mexico, and Italy to learn about their holidays and traditions. The kids were excited to watch videos, create traditional crafts, play games, and sing songs from around the world.

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Richmond Intermediate

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Winter Parties

Thank you to our room parents for amazing winter parties! Enjoy winter break!

After School Chess Club

There is a new club starting at Richmond after winter break...CHESS CLUB! If your child would be interested in learning and playing chess please fill out the attached permission slip and have them return it to Mr. Born by December 21st. The club is open to any 3rd-5th grader of any experience.

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Kane County Cougars Reading Club

Richmond students will be participating in the Cougars Reading Club incentive program for eight weeks beginning the week of January 17 through March 10. A letter with the details and a reading log will be sent home in January.

Please have your child read 20 minutes everyday at home and record their reading on the log sheet. Parents can sign the log sheet to show students have met their goal every two weeks. Your child can turn in their log sheet to their teacher every two weeks on January 27, February 10, February 24, and March 10. The following two weeks will be available for making up any missed reading minutes.

The children that reach their reading goal all eight weeks will earn a reward voucher that can be redeemed for one free ticket to a Cougars game, a hot dog, and a drink. Richmond families will have a designated section on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 PM. The reward vouchers can be used to order tickets directly through the Cougars.

You can send questions to our reading specialist, Tracie Landells, at tracie.landells@d303.org.

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.