January 8, 2020
Notes from Mrs. Klueppel...
Please note the following items for your attention:
We Want Your Feedback!: District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will enable you to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child's school.
Remaining SIP Days: Dismissal is at 11:40 AM:
Jump into a Healthy January with Wellness Council
The Bell-Graham Wellness Council will be sponsoring three open gym nights in January. All students and their families are invited to “Jump into a Healthy January”.
- January 14 there will be a “Hoops and Hoops” where students and families can participate in basketball and hula hoop activities.
- January 21 there will be “Volleyball”. There will be nets set for “kids” of all ages.
- January 28 there will be our “Dance, Dance” where everyone can get out and learn some new moves as well as dance to old favorites.
The time is from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Bell-Graham gym.
We hope to see many of our families joining in the fun!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan 8 Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Dance RSVP deadline
Jan 14 ASE Registration opens 9pm on Community Pass
Jan 21 PTO Meeting 1:30pm, Teacher’s Lounge, see November minutes here
Jan 23 Bingo Night 6:30-8pm
Jan 24 ASE Registration closes at midnight
Feb 1 Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Dance
Feb 7 Book Club 3-4pm
Feb 22 Trivia Night
The After School Enrichment committee has put together almost 100 classes with 6-8 classes to choose from each day after school in February M-Th. There are no ASE classes on Fridays. Classes cover a variety of topics: art, science, sports, crafts, animals, technology, culinary, and more. Exciting and new this year, we have “Smarty Pants Balloons” coming to share their programs “Big Balloon Odyssey” (Tuesday 2/18) and “Mousetrap” (Thursday 2/13). Check out more info about those programs here. There is a cost for these classes, the money pays the instructor/materials and a small amount goes back to the PTO. Special thanks to this fantastic committee and the parent instructors for helping to provide a wonderful variety of classes for our ASE program.
In case you are new to BG, ASE is very popular--the kids love it! If you are not sure what After School Enrichment is all about, please reach out to Heather Trask or a family that has attended Bell-Graham ASE in the past so they can give you more info about this program.
Here are some details:
ASE runs throughout the month of February, on Mondays-Thursdays. This year, it will begin Monday, February 3rd with the last class being held Thursday, February 28th.
Each class is a one-time class. For example, if you sign up for Basketball on Tuesday 2/4, you are signing up for that ONE class for that ONE date. It does NOT repeat on other days.
ASE occurs immediately after school- students will line up in the cafeteria and sign-in with their ASE Class. Teachers will have a list of which classes all their students have signed up for. Kindergarten/1st grade teachers will help guide their students into the right lines.
Pick up is inside the school. You must park and pick up your child from their classroom at 4:15PM. The location of class will be on the TV screen outside the LRC.
You can access the VIEW ONLY Program Guide on community pass now to see the class listings including dates, descriptions, grade levels, and prices.
REGISTRATION will begin TUESDAY- January 14th @ 9:00 PM via community pass.
It is important that you register as soon as possible when it opens, some classes will fill up.
During registration, please update your child’s Teacher and Grade! Some classes are only open for certain grades.
You may only register a student for one class each day and may not sign up for duplicate classes (i.e. 2 slime-making classes) at this time.
Registration will end FRIDAY- January 24th at Midnight.
What do you need to do now:
Ensure you are signed up for community pass (our online registration process)
Preview the classes with your student so you know which classes they’d like to take!
Sign-up to volunteer to help with check-in or classroom support for ASE on Sign-Up Genius
3-5th Graders join us for our next installment of BOOK CLUB on Friday February 7th from 3-4pm!
See link for all of the details. The book to be discussed is Code 7 by Bryan R Johnson.
BINGO Night is coming up at the end of the month on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8:00. This is always a fun family event that kids and parents enjoy each year. Bingo cards will be sold for a $1 each at the door on bingo night. New this year... refreshments will be available for purchase. If you have any new or like new toys that you would like to donate for bingo prizes, there is a bin in the office where you can drop them off. Thank you so much for your support. We really appreciate it! Sign up to volunteer here
5th Graders ONLY sign up to be a caller here
Parent Trivia Night is set for Saturday February 22nd at the Moose Lodge in St. Charles. We hope you join us for a super fun night!! Look for registration details in the next few weeks!!
We are currently looking for Raffle Basket and Silent Auction items. If you would like to donate a basket or item to this awesome event please contact Kate Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Benavidez at email@example.com.
Thank you Bell Graham Families! The PTO met our goal of raising over $2000 thanks to your generosity!
Absences should be called in before 8:40 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms (headache, vomiting, etc.).