Davis Richmond E-news

September 9, 2022

Dear Parents,

On Friday, October 7, Mrs. Shaw & Mrs. Simoncelli-Bulak will be kicking in the annual Kick-A-Thon, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. Beginning Monday, September 12, and ending September 19, the Student Councils at both schools will be sponsoring a “Penny Drive,” to support this important cause.

Information for you:

  • All classes will have a “penny jar” where your child may put his/her donated coins.

  • The class which raises the most money (in each grade level), will win a treat for their class.

Thank you in advance for all of your help! If you have any questions, please see ask any of the Student Council Advisors:

Davis: Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Therrien

Richmond: Mrs. Ganshert, Mrs. Luebke or Mrs. Webster

Thanks!!!!! ☺

Open House/Curriculum Night

This year at Davis and Richmond, Curriculum Night will have a different format. Instead of curriculum presentations with parents and classroom teachers we will be hosting an open house. During open house parents and their children are invited to come to the school to visit their classrooms, explore the building, meet teachers, and give the children a chance to show off all of the learning they have been engaged in. Please enter through the Main Doors.

  • Richmond Open House: Monday, September 12th (6:00-8:00)

Take-home Covid Test Kits

Take-home COVID test kits are now available upon request at Davis/Richmond while supplies last. These are rapid test kits that include two per box. Students can request take-home kits from the school nurse, or families can make a request by contacting the school.

Community: Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 260 invites boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade to attend our St Charles Air & Water Show on Tuesday, September 13 from 6.30 - 7.30pm at Davis School. Come and race boats, shoot water rockets, meet our Scouts and families and see what Cub Scouts can offer!


Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Fundraiser Sept 12-16

Mum orders were due on Sept 8th, but remember to shop at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Sept 12-16 with the flyer to earn 10% cash back for the PTO!!

Spiritwear Orders Due 9/11

The spiritwear orders are due on September 11th. Orders will be delivered to school on 9/23. Check out and place orders for the NEW gear at davisrichmond.itemorder.com

There will be a limited supply available for purchase at Trunk or Treat.

Thursday, September 15th is a BUSY day for PTO related events!

  • Mums Sale

    • Order pick up from 4-6pm at Heinz Brothers 2010 E. Main Street, St. Charles.

  • PTO Meeting

    • 7pm in the Davis LRC. Please attend to learn about the different committees and ways you can contribute your time and talents!

  • Geneva Oberweis/That Burger Joint/Woodgrain Pizzeria Restaurant Day

    • 20% of sales will come back to Davis/Richmond ALL DAY! Flyer will be sent home early next week

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Trunk or Treat

The plans for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 14th 4:00-6:00pm are in the works! Please fill out this form if you plan to deck out your vehicle to participate in the Trunk or Treat event. Prizes will be awarded for creativity!!

2021-2022 Davis Richmond Yearbooks

There is a very limited supply of yearbooks from last school year that are still available for purchase! If you are interested, please send $10 cash/check (made out to Davis Richmond PTO) to school with your child, or stop by the Main Office at either school to purchase a yearbook.

Davis Primary

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September Focus - Task Initiation

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 task initiation. This means we will be teaching students about their ability to efficiently begin a task or activity and to then independently generate ideas, responses, and problem-solving strategies. Successful application of this ability allows a child to initiate a task without procrastination. Some things you can do at home to work on task initiation with your child are; creating a schedule for home tasks/chores and sticking to it, doing some exercise or a physical activity before work time, using a countdown or timer to get to work, reducing distractions around your child, and incorporating areas of interest into their work.

Open House Success!

Thank you to all of the families who attended our open house on Thursday. We loved that families had the opportunity to use the BINGO card to visit all of the learning spaces at Davis and to meet our staff. Don’t forget to attend Richmond’s open house next week!

News From the Nurse

  • When your child has a fever, has vomited, or has had diarrhea, the child needs to stay home from school. When 24 hours pass after the event has ended, without taking medicine for fever/diarrhea/vomiting, the child can return to school.

  • We appreciate your promptness in picking up your children from school when they are sick!!

  • Please continue to send in completed medical forms. Forms may be sent in your child’s backpack or emailed to peggy.faught@d303.org.

    • Kindergartners: Physical (includes immunization record), dental, vision

    • Students new to D303: Physical (includes immunization record), dental, vision

    • All 2nd Grade Students: Dental exams due this year

    • Blank forms: Physical/immunizations, Dental, Vision

  • We appreciate gently used donations for clothes’ change as needed by our students:

    • sweatpants & shorts with elastic waistbands sizes 5, 6, 7, & 8

    • gym shoes - any size

    • for both boys & girls

    • if your child brings home a change of clothes, please launder and return

    • THANK YOU!!

Office/Copy Help

If you have an hour to spare once or twice a month, we would love to have additional support with office projects or copy needs. Please email or call the school office directly and we will find a time that is convenient for you! linda.jezek@d303.org or mona.carlson@d303.org; 331-228-2200

Richmond Intermediate

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Student Clubs

98 Students joined a Richmond Student Leadership Club! More than 25% of our student body is enrolled in one of our leadership clubs! We had such an overwhelming positive response, every larger space/classroom is being used for clubs! We appreciate our parent support and letters for clubs should have gone home in your child’s backpack this afternoon if they signed up for a club with details. Clubs will start Friday, September 16th, except for the student council which follows a different schedule. We are looking forward to this unique leadership opportunity for our Richmond students!

D303 Community Backpack

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