Boulder Hill Elementary
FINAL NEWSLETTER OF 2022 - December 23, 2022
About our School
Boulder Hill Elementary School
World-class schools serving caring communities.
We A.R.E. Boulder Hill
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Location: 163 Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery, IL, USA
8:45 AM - DOORS OPEN FOR STUDENT ARRIVAL (there is no supervision prior to 8:45 AM)
9:00 AM - school starts / instruction begins
3:50 PM - end of school / student dismissal
REGULAR OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday - 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Enjoy Winter Break! Schools are closed. Students return January 9 @ 8:45 AM
Winter Weather School Closing Information
As a reminder, if winter weather interrupts our ability to open schools or hold extracurricular activities, we will do our best to notify you as early as possible and in a number of ways. School closing information can always be found on our website, social media channels, and by visiting the Emergency Closing Center website. We will use our Blackboard messaging system to send alerts through email, text, and phone. Now is a good time to log in to Tyler SIS to view your account information and be sure phone numbers and email addresses are correct! Your school can assist you with any changes you may need to make. Please remember to send students dressed appropriately for the cold!
HELP WANTED! Boulder Hill has open positions - Spread the word!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
- Elementary Art Teacher Leave Cover (January 9 - March 20, 2023)
- Special Education Teacher Leave Cover (2nd Semester only 22/23 - begins January 9, 2023)
- Crossing Guard (2 positions)
- Special Education TA (2 positions)
We appreciate your help in sharing this link: www.sd308.org/jobs.
Winter Classroom Parties - Rescheduled to January 13, 2023.
Due to Thursday's remote learning day, our classroom holiday parties will be rescheduled for when we return from Winter Break. The new date of our holiday parties will be Friday, January 13th, 2023. Parent Volunteer sign-in will begin @ 2:30 pm with parties going from 2:45-3:30 PM.
We know that students and volunteers were looking forward to the holiday parties and we are happy to provide the opportunity for our Bobcats to still enjoy some Winter Fun.
Stay warm and take care!
Boulder Hill Pen Pals program - A special message from Ms. Lopez (1st grade Dual Language teacher)
We got mail!
Our 1st and 3rd Grade Dual Language students received their first response letters a couple weeks ago from their Pen Pals.
Our 1st and 3rd grade BH Dual Language students are part of the Pen Pal Program with the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Our Boulder Hill students exchange handwritten letters with SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) University students. Through their letters, the University students establish a friendship with our young learners, while teaching them about careers, in particular in the field of Engineering.
In addition, the participating students are able to enhance their reading and writing skills in Spanish.
This week our students are finalizing their second letter to send their letters in the next couple of days.
A huge shoutout to Mrs. Farries, Mrs. Kennedy, Ms. Lopez and Mrs. Villa Parra for their continued participation in the program! Thank you Pen Pals for inspiring our little ones!
Winter Break Reading - Check this out from our LRC Director Mrs. Scanlon
Please click here to find out how to keep your child reading all winter long in 4 easy steps!
Boulder Hill Readathon continues over Winter Break
Hello Boulder Hill families.
Our School-wide Independent Readathon is in full force. Each grade level weekly minutes are being calculated, and I can't wait to see what grade level reads the most minutes this year!
We'd love for our Bobcats to continue their independent reading during the break. If you'd like for your child to contribute their reading minutes to their grade level points please submit your child's minutes using this survey. https://forms.gle/CJKb9nevrtqtWZS78
Let's encourage our little Bobcats to READ! READ! READ!
Social Emotional Learning - Tips for handling holiday stress
The holiday season can be fun and exciting for students and families; but it can also be a time of stress and big emotions. Here is a 1 minute YouTube video on "Tips for handling holiday season stress" https://youtu.be/O29e4rRMrV4 from St. Louis Hospital. Parent emotions are also important for student SEL. With us working together , (home and school) we can help to streghten students Social Emotional skills.
I hope you enjoy this video and find it helpful.
BH Student Council Spirit Day spirit day January 13 “Get Comfy & Read)
A message for Boulder Hill 5th grade students from Thompson Jr. High School Band & Choir Directors
Good afternoon Boulder Hill 5th Grade Students and Families! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm on this Remote Learning Day!
My name is Mr. Daniel and I am the band director at Thompson Junior HIgh School. Last Friday, the Thompson Band and Mrs. Kleinmaier's Holiday Choir had the pleasure of performing for the 5th Grade students at Boulder Hill. We had a wonderful time sharing our love of music with your students!
We would love to see your students join the band and choir program at Thompson Jr. High School next year. It is very easy to get signed up. If you click on the link below and input your contact information, Mrs. Kleinmaier and I get you signed up to take choir, band, or both as 6th graders at Thompson Jr. High. SD 308 schools have worked hard to build a schedule where students can take both band and choir during the same semesters without having to choose one over that other.
If you decide that you'd like to join our 6th grade beginning band, after you fill out the Google Form below, I will email you with an invitation to come to Thompson Jr High sometime mid-January to try out all of our band instruments and select the instrument that best fits you. After you select and instrument, we will help work with you to explore options for instrument rentals and help you secure an instrument to use next year. At Thompson Jr. High, we work very hard with our community partners to make sure that every student has the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument despite financial or situational circumstances.
As you may know, SD 308 has some of the finest music programs in the entire state of Illinois. We would love for you to become part of our community of musical champions! Instrument placings will be first come, first serve till all band positions are filled.
Please sign-up today!
All questions regarding joining choir at Thompson should be directed to Mrs. Kleinmaier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All questions regarding joining band at Thompson should be directed to Mr. Daniel at email@example.com.
Band and Choir Sign-up:
Have a great break!
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Boulder Hill PTA Bingo Night
SD308 Parent Update December 22, 2022
Important Upcoming Dates
- December 23 - January 6 - Winter Break
- December 25 - Christmas Day
- December 26 - Kwanzaa begins
- January 1, 2023 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
- January 9 - Students Return to School @ 8:45 am
- January 10- PTA meeting (7pm)
- January 13 - Holiday classroom parties - rescheduled date
- January 13 - Spirit Council Spirit Day
- January 13, Friday (6-7:30pm): Kendall County Community Food Pantry-Oswego Satellite Location @ 61 Franklin Street, Oswego Spread the word: Open to all Kendall Co residents AND residents living within SD 308 boundaries. When attending for the first time, please bring an ID and piece of mail to show your address.
- January 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
- January 20 - Watch Dog Day
Mental Health Resources
Mental Health & Wellness are important, but often overlooked. Remember that there are a number of resources available to SD308 students and families.
- https://www.sd308.org/Page/24707 - District website
- Here is information on mental health and welness groups that are offered through OswegoWellnes & PlainfiledWellness https://www.oswegowellness.com/programs
- COVID-19 cases are not reported by specific classroom, however school data can be found on the metrics page of our website. Cases of COVID-19 are self-reported, these numbers do not contain students/staff who may be out sick but did not report a positive COVID-19 result.
- To report a positive COVID-19 case in a student or staff member, please click here.
- The district's Safety Plan and Metrics can be found on the COVID-19 information page.
- Free Testing is available at several loctions across the state, learn more here.