Davis Richmond E-News
December 6, 2019
COLD WEATHER AND OUTSIDE RECESS
Per the CUSD 303 Elementary School Handbook, we will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature (with wind chill) is above 0 ̊F and it is not raining. With that in mind, please make sure your child is dressed to go outside on days when it is cold, snowy or windy. Students should bring outerwear to school in a bag to put on before recess. Please make sure they have hats, warm waterproof gloves, scarves and boots if they want to play in the snow. (At Davis, they need snowpants, too.) Don’t forget to label your child’s outerwear so it does not end up in the Lost & Found. Thank you!
News from PTO
DAVIS RICHMOND RESTAURANT NIGHT - Thursday, December 12th
RIVERSIDE PIZZA & PUB
102 E Main St, St. Charles
Riverside Pizza & Pub will donate 20% of any pickup, delivery or dine-in order to the Davis Richmond PTO. Just mention “Davis-Richmond” when ordering or dining in between 10:30am to 11:00pm on Thursday, December 12th. Hope to see you there!
DAVIS RICHMOND AMAZON SHOPPERS
Please remember to link your account to Amazon Smile. Choose Davis -Richmond and our school will receive 0.5% of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
DAVIS PRIMARY NEWS
PARENT SURVEY - WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK
Thank you to those of you who were able to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. We have 6% participation at this time. We need at least 20% participation in order to receive a score that will help us improve, as well as, celebrate what we are doing well.
If you have not taken the survey, there is still time. 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.
Please note: If you have students at both Davis and Richmond, you can take a separate one for each school.
LITERACY FEST: A SUCCESS!
Thanks to all our families who came out Thursday to select books for their Winter Break. The holidays are busy but schedule some quiet time each day to curl up with your children and one of these new books.
AUTHOR VISIT AT DAVIS
Our students were treated to time with children’s author, Sarah Aronson. She shared her book, Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines. We are so excited that our young writers and scientists had this experience to spur them on in their own writing and experimenting.
DAVIS WINTER HOLIDAY PARTIES: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th
1:30 p.m. Room parents arrive and begin party preparation
1:45 p.m. Parties commence
2:35 p.m. Clean up begins
2:45 p.m. Room parents depart with their own children
2:55 p.m. Bus Students are dismissed to the cafeteria
3:00 p.m. Walkers are dismissed
If you are a room parent for the Winter Party and have not yet had your license or identification card scanned this year, please stop in early next week. This will expedite entry on party day! Thanks!
RICHMOND INTERMEDIATE NEWS
CARE Meetings December & January - Perseverance
Our CARE (Creating a Respectful Environment) focus for December and January is PERSEVERANCE. Perseverance means determination at working hard regardless of what’s standing in your way. It means never giving up and standing firm in your dedication and commitment to something. We want our students to value hard work, enhance their problem-solving skills and take responsibility for their own academic success. Explicitly teaching, modeling and practicing perseverance helps us to cultivate life-long learners who will have future success because they understand the skills needed to persevere.
5th GRADE TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS GRADUATION
Our 5th grade students will be graduating from the Too Good For Drugs Program on Thursday, December 19th at 2:00 pm. We’d like to invite parents of 5th grade students to join us as we celebrate this great accomplishment.
In order to ensure a safe school environment, upon arrival, we will be asking all visitors to sign in and get a visitor’s pass in the office. Visitors will only be allowed to travel between the office and Community Room before and after the graduation. Visitors will not be allowed to go to students’ classrooms after the ceremony.
RICHMOND WINTER HOLIDAY PARTIES: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th
1:45 p.m. Room parents arrive and begin party preparation
2:00 p.m. Parties commence
2:45 p.m. Clean up begins
PARENT SURVEY - WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK
Thank you for those of you who were able to complete our survey! We have 11% participation and we need at least 20% in order to receive a score to help us improve and to celebrate what we are doing great. We would really appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey if you have not done so yet. Thank you! 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.
Tuesday, December 10
- ESO Ensemble Assemblies at Davis
Friday, December 20
- Winter Parties
- Last Day of School for 2019