Davis Richmond E-news

August 26th, 2022

PTO Block Party THANK YOU!!

Thank you for an amazing Block Party. It was so wonderful to see so many families. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make this event a success! We hope you enjoyed time together with our school community and can't wait to see you at the next event!

Early Release Wed. Aug. 31st

Our first early release this year is Wednesday, August 31st. Elementary students dismiss at 2:10 p.m. Half day kindergarten dismisses at 10:30 a.m. Buses will transport busriders home at the early dismissal time, and children whose parents pick them up will be ready for parent pickup at the early time. Please inform the school office as early as possible if your child’s dismissal plans will change.

Please click HERE for a calendar for details. Spanish calendar HERE.

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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.

  • Richmond Open House: Monday, September 12th (6:00-8:00)
  • Davis Open House: Thursday, September 8th (4:00-6:00)

Elementary Handbook

Parents can access the electronic version of the Elementary Handbook on the D303 website. Go to the D303 website - Our Schools - Student Handbooks - 2022-2023 - Elementary Handbook and Discipline Procedures Addendum. Please note that you will not be receiving a paper copy this year. It is the responsibility of each family to review both handbooks with their children. Thank you for your support.



To build a robust directory, please visit membershiptoolkit once you've paid your dues on Pushcoin. This must be updated each school year. Click here: https://davisrichmondpto.membershiptoolkit.com

Mums Fundraiser

Be on the lookout for an order form next week for beautiful mums from Heinz Brothers. Orders will be due mid-September and pick up will be shortly after.

Room Parents

Room parent assignments for this school year will be made soon. Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating in classroom parties throughout the year.

PTO Committee Sign Up

There are lots of ways you can participate in PTO sponsored events outside of the school day. Check out this sign up genius.

District News

Davis Primary

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Watch D.O.G.S. are Coming to Davis Primary!

What is Watch D.O.G.S?

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering

  • Dads/male guardians/grandpas/uncles/adult brothers etc. volunteer in school to provide positive male role models for students.

Our Goal

To have more positive male role models in our school that will provide support and fun interactions for our students.

Watch Dogs at Davis Primary

  • Volunteers will support students during all lunch periods both inside and outside. Watch Dog day will be on Fridays, beginning September 23rd. Please sign up for one day only, in order to provide opportunities for everyone who is interested. Volunteers will eat lunch with their own child/children and help all students during mealtime as needed and interact with students at recess. Times will be from 10:50am-12:50pm

  • Fridays = Volunteer Day!

  • We ask that each volunteer commit to one day only

  • Your Day: support all students in the lunchroom and during recess

How to be a Watch Dog

  • You will need to submit both the "Consent for Fingerprinting" form consent for fingerprinting (unless completed within the past 5 years) and the "Volunteer Information Form and Waiver of Liability" form volunteer liability form to the school. Please email them to Ms. Hittmeier or send them to school with your child. We will then forward to our human resources department and once approved, we will send you a fingerprint authorization form. You must have the fingerprinting form returned to you by the district before your fingerprinting appointment in order for the district to pay for it.

  • Make an appointment with the Kane County ROE (Regional Office of Education) through their online portal kaneroe.org . Indicate “volunteer” (not WatchDog as this could be confused with a local park district program)on the fingerprinting form. Please do not go to the ROE without an appointment. Make the appointment as soon as you are able to provide for enough time for your background check to be completed before your volunteer date. It typically takes about 1- 2 weeks.

Contact Chris Hittmeier with additional questions or clarification christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

What should I wear?

Blue jeans/khakis and comfortable shoes are recommended.

A light shirt to wear under your Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Also, masks are highly recommended.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need to reschedule?

Chris Hittmeier christine.hittmeier@d303.org 331-228-4952

Where do I go when I arrive?

Present photo identification at the front office and you will be given a Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. Please contact the office in the morning by 8:00 AM if you wish to order lunch for yourself. Lunch cost is $3.60, water is $1.25. You can pay in cash or add to your child’s lunch account. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, as well.

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Davis Lock Down Drill

On September 7th, Davis Primary will conduct our state-required annual Lockdown Drill with law enforcement personnel present. During this time, students will review and practice the classroom procedures. Parents/guardians may opt their child out of physical participation in this drill each year by emailing Gina Shaw at gina.shaw@d303.org and Mona Carlson at mona.carlson@d303.org at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled date. Students who are opted out will receive an alternative school safety learning experience with a certified staff member.

Richmond Intermediate

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Student Leadership Opportunities

Did you know that students who participate in clubs and extra curriculum activities in school feel a bigger sense of belonging and connectedness? We currently offer a variety of musical clubs such as orchestra, band and choir. We also currently have precision fitness club twice a week and student council. We have decided to offer more club opportunities for students built into the school day. One time per week on Fridays, students will meet at 7:45 a.m. (or when their bus drops them off) until 8:20 a.m. They will miss their Friday morning meeting and their leadership club will take its place. We will be adding the following clubs: Tiger Tech, Patrol, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Paparazzi Club. If you are interested in your child participating please complete the club application and turn in by September 1st. Details descriptions of clubs and an application can be found HERE.

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D303 Community Backpack

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