Davis Richmond E-news
January 28, 2022
Valentine's Day Celebrations
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th. Students may bring in Valentine’s to share with the class. Valentine’s can be accompanied with a small trinket or goodie bag. Goodie bags will be sent home with your child. Candy may be passed out and sent home, but will not be eaten at the party. Look for more information from your child’s classroom teacher in their weekly newsletters.
PTO Directory - submit info by Jan. 31!!
Our PTO Directory is a great way to stay connected! Click the link until 1/31 to fill out your child’s contact information if you would like to participate in our PTO Directory. PTO Directory Form
Portillo's Restaurant Fundraiser Jan 25th
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Portillo's Restaurant Night!
PARENT SURVEY - WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK
Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey eliciting feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. This year, as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we will now be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent or guardian, this survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness about your child’s school.
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your suggestions for improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Click HERE for a more detailed letter.
One Book, One School Begins Monday!
One School, One Book is a shared reading experience for the entire school. Each Davis family and classroom will receive a copy of the book, along with a reading calendar bookmark. We hope to get all families reading the same book at the same time. We aim to build a community of readers at our school.
What do I need to know?
On Monday, January 31, Mrs. Shaw will read chapter one to your student’s class. That day, the youngest or only child in each family will bring home a copy of the book and the reading schedule. Chapter 2 will be read that night.
While we encourage your family to read each night together at home, we know that this isn’t always possible. If you are not able to read as a family, the daily readings will be posted on the Davis One School, One Book website read by a different member of our staff. This provides students the opportunity to participate in the reading in the event that reading aloud as a family is difficult.
In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage active listening and participation. Those that participate in the trivia will have a chance to be entered into a raffle for a small prize. A stuffed animal version of Humphrey will visit Davis and hide around the school for students to find.
We are looking forward to sharing this experience with our Davis families. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our LRC Director, Mrs. Bradley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucket Filler February
This upcoming week our Davis students will be starting "Bucket Filling February!" Every week, we will be focusing on a different part of filling buckets;
1/31-2/4- Bucket Fillers
2/7-2/11- Bucket Dippers
2/14-2/18- Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/21-2/25- Bucket Lids
What is a bucket and why are we filling it? The buckets represent our emotional and physical self. This is a wonderful and concrete way to discuss emotions and self-awareness with young students. Bucket fillers are things that we can do for ourselves or others that increase emotional, mental and physical wellbeing (ex: taking a walk, listening to music, giving a compliment, playing with a pet, etc.). Students will be learning about why keeping a full bucket is important, and how filling someone else's bucket can in fact begin to fill our own!
Fun in the SNOW!!
Our Davis students had a blast at recess enjoying the snow. They especially loved sledding down our little hill. As a reminder your student needs snow pants, boots, coats, and gloves to play in the snow.
It’s time to register your incoming kindergartener for the 22-23 school year! If your child will be 5 before September 1st, you can virtually register your child beginning January 31st - February 25th. Please go HERE to our district website for more information
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFER FORM
Middle School Transfer period will open on Tuesday, February 1st and will close February 28th https://district.d303.org/intra-district-transfer-policy-and-boundary-map. A separate request must be received for each child. Parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation to/from school for the duration of the transfer. Regardless of school, they need to return their Exploratory Selection Form.