September 22, 2021
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
Sept. 23 - Pick-A-Time opens 8:00 AM -see directions below
Sept. 29 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)
Oct. 4 - Pick-A-Time closes 11:59 PM
Oct. 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 11 - Columbus Day Holiday (No School)
Oct. 20 - Picture Retakes
Pick-A-Time for Parent/Teacher Conferences on 10/7 & 10/8
Opens: 9/23 at 8:00 AM
Closes: 10/4 at 11:59 PM.
If you would like to have a parent/teacher conference with your child's art, music, band/orchestra, empower, or wellness teacher please contact them via email (listed below) to set up a time during scheduled parent teacher conferences on 10/7 or 10/8.
Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school
Looking for some beautiful mums, pumpkins, and delicious seasonal baked goods to kick off Fall? BG is partnering with Windy Acres Farm to raise money for our school by offering colorful mum arrangements and delectable items from their farm store like:
Apple Cider donuts
Pumpkins (variety of sizes)
Homemade Caramel Apples
Freshly Baked Pies (Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry rhubarb, Caramel Apple Walnut, Cherry, Pumpkin, Pecan) and more!
$5 from each mum purchase and 20% of pumpkins and baked goods purchases comes back to BG PTO!
Pick-up at BG after school on: October 5, for MUMS & baked items ordered BEFORE, OCT 3!
Simply click here & order:
Baked items can still be purchased after Oct 3, but these will be picked-up onsite at the Fall Fest, October 22, or before at their farm store location.
Do not hesitate! Support BG and get in the Fall spirit!
Details coming soon about Fall Fest! Still taking volunteers and sponsors! email Kim Nudera at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us show our appreciation for our wonderful Bell Graham Staff in October! We will be having a “snack bar” for the staff on Thursday, October 7th.
Please sign up for a slot on our sign up genius by October 1st and drop off your contribution to Jenna Smulski at 40W228 James Michener in St Charles (Fox Mill Subdivision). The latest to drop your contribution is the evening of October 6th. Any questions please contact Jenna at email@example.com or text 630-330-9019.
Walk to School Day
Wednesday October 6th is Walk to School Day! Join us in walking/biking to school as we encourage physical fitness and promote safety near our school.
If you are interested in helping with a few minor decorations for walk to school day either Tuesday October 5th in the evening or in the morning on October 6th, please reach out to Kate Bennett at Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pack 801 Cub Scouts
Calling all Kindergarten and 1st graders interested in Scouting. We will have our first Lion den meeting on Today, Wednesday, 9/22 6pm @ Campton Hills Forest Preserve. The new scouts will learn the requirements to earn their Bobcat rank (Scout Sign, Scout Oath, Scout Law), while parents will have an information and Q&A session.
Empower - Needs your help!
Please have your child bring all tube donations directly to Mrs. Taylor in the LRC.
Another Amazing Maker Challenge
Bike/Walk to School Survey from Campton Hills Police Department
Picture Retakes - Oct. 20
Picture Day Ordering Information
Please read the information below from Color Portraits.
If you missed prepaying you will have a chance to order pictures with your child's Ticket Code. Ticket Codes will be delivered to Bell-Graham with the bulk picture package order soon. The ticket codes will be sent home with students when they arrive. When placing an order after Picture Day with a Ticket Code a shipping fee will be added on and picture packages will be shipped directly to your home.
From the Nurse
Forms needed for the school year:
K: Up to date Physical, Immunizations, Dental and Vision as well as a Health survey
2nd: Dental (due by May)
3rd: Updated Health survey
New students to Illinois: Physical and Immunization, Dental and Vision on Illinois forms.
Remember to pack extra masks for your students in case they misplace theirs or they get dirty. If you do not want your child to wear school issued clothes in the event their clothes get soiled please send a spare in your child's backpack.
Please call the Health Office any time 8-3 if you have any questions or concerns this school year. If you have any Covid-19 related questions please call the health office at 331-228-2104 or refer to the district website.
If you changed your mind about your initial response to SHIELD testing, you can go back to the portal and update your response.
YOU WILL ONLY BE NOTIFIED OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
(no news is good news)
CUSD 303 Resources
Upcoming Parent University Programs
Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.
October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.
Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording will be available after the event)
When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.
October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording to be posted)
School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.