Davis Richmond E-news

January 13, 2023

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, January 18th

Davis and Richmond will have picture re-takes on Wednesday morning, January 18th. If your child did not have his/her picture taken in October, please prepare for them to be photographed on January 18th. You may order pictures online at https://inter-state.com/order using Davis Order Code: 72100ZF or Richmond: 72104JB.

If you ordered pictures in October but are not satisfied with them, your child may return the photos you received and have a new picture taken. Please send an email to your child's teacher alerting him/her that your child wants a retake. Your Retake Picture Package will be produced and shipped to the school four weeks after Retake Day. Please note that the Retake picture will be used for the class photo and school yearbook.

To see your Order History, check your Inter-State Account.

Find answers to Retake Day questions here.

Family Literacy Night Monday, January 30th, 5:00-6:30PM

We would love our Davis and Richmond students and their families to attend a free literacy event hosted at Davis Primary. There is no cost to attend and students will be able to shop for free books to build their home library. The first 120 families to sign-up will receive a free gift ($25 value). Please click this flyer for more details and to sign-up for a family kit.

Valentine's Day Parties

Room Parent Guidelines:

Valentine’s parties at Davis/Richmond will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

1:40 p.m. Room parents arrive and begin party preparation

2:00 p.m. Parties commence

2:45 p.m. Clean up begins

  • Room parents for holiday parties are signed up through the PTO.
  • Complete the D303 volunteer form if you have not already.

  • Richmond: contact Darlene Buffano at darlene.buffano@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2800 if you have questions about procedures.

  • Davis: contact Linda Jezek at linda.jezek@d303.org or call at (331) 228-2200 with questions.

  • Work with the classroom teacher on activities/games for the party.

  • Work with the teacher on any treats/goodybags to be sent home. (Treats must be non-edible). Please no candy, gum or other edible items.

District News


Adult Trivia Night

The planning is underway for an Adult Trivia Night on Thursday, February 9th. We need you to join the committee! Please attend the first committee meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30pm at Riverlands in St. Charles. Please email jennaferhancock@gmail.com to receive meeting information.

PTO Meeting Jan. 19th

Please join us at 7:00 PM at Richmond Intermediate School for the next PTO Meeting, Thursday January 19th. Please enter at Door #14 at Richmond, which is located at 300 South 12th St. The meeting will be held in the LRC and is open to all Davis Richmond parent/guardians. We hope to see you there!

Yearbook Photos

With winter concerts and classroom parties happening, please share your photos for yearbook consideration. Send them to dryearbook2022@gmail.com

Davis Primary

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Peace Week January 23-27

The Lincoln Leopards and The Davis Tigers are PAW-sitively peaceful problem solvers! Davis Primary School and Lincoln Elementary School are partnering together to celebrate peace and focus on peaceful problem solving the week of January 23rd. Monday through Thursday we have guided lessons from the Davis and Lincoln social workers reviewing the steps of peaceful problem solving. Friday will culminate with a “Wear Blue” spirit day and morning craft to celebrate everything they have learned. We are SO excited to show our students that being PAW-sitively peaceful happens everywhere in our district!

January Focus - Planning/Prioritizing/Organizing

Executive function refers to a set of essential skills that help us focus, plan, prioritize, work toward goals, self-regulate behaviors and emotions, adapt to new and unexpected situations, and ultimately engage in abstract thinking, planning and learning. Executive function is what gets us down to business even when we'd rather just hang out and do. This month Davis is focusing on the executive functioning skills of planning, prioritizing and organizing. This means we will be teaching students about their ability to think about the tasks required to achieve a desired goal/outcome and their ability to ensure they are doing the right tasks. We will also be teaching students how to stay organized, not only in a physical sense (supplies and materials) but also a mental sense (organizing thoughts and mental steps). Some things you can do at home to work on planning/prioritizing/organizing with your child are; discuss the most important steps of various tasks at home (what has to be done first before anything else can be done), help your child make “to-do” lists and model with your own to-do lists, establish daily routines at home, use color-coding or other fun memory tools to help make organizing easier!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Please be sure to drop off your students before 8:00 a.m. to door 10 and door 21. When the school bell rings at 8:00, the teachers supervising those doors need to leave to attend their classes. Those doors will then be locked. If you arrive at 8:00 or later, please go to the office and sign in your child.

Watch DOGS Needed

We are grateful for all of the men who have volunteered on Fridays to spend lunch and recess with our students by being "Watch DOGS." However, there are many Fridays open during Feb, March and April that have no one signed up to volunteer. Please read over this information and sign up for WatchDOGS!! Men who have already volunteered this fall, are now welcome to sign up for a 2nd date HERE. THANK YOU!!

When your child is bored it can be a good thing.

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Richmond Intermediate

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4th Grade Recorders

The time has come! At the end of January, 4th grade students will start their recorder unit in music class. Each student will need their own recorder to participate. The following documents will walk you through the Pushcoin purchasing process and other information. The order deadline is JANUARY 18TH.

Recorder Info

Chess Club

Richmond’s Chess Club, led by Mr. Born, kicked off this week! We have 51 students participating. Thank you to Mr. Born for starting this unique opportunity for our students. There are many great benefits of chess for the intellectual and social-emotional enrichment in school-aged children. This includes: concentration, pattern recognition, decision making, algebraic and geometric thinking, problem-solving, spatial reasoning, creativity and critical thinking. It also builds self-confidence and increases attention span.

Tiger Bucks

Students spending their well earned Tiger Bucks to make slime with Ms. Dixon. Students can cash in their raffle prizes for unique experiences with teachers, such as making slime and many other fun things. Ask your child about their Tiger Bucks and what they want to work towards!

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Kane County Cougars Reading Club

Richmond students will be participating in the Cougars Reading Club incentive program for eight weeks beginning the week of January 17 through March 10. A letter with the details and a reading log will be sent home in January.

Please have your child read 20 minutes everyday at home and record their reading on the log sheet. Parents can sign the log sheet to show students have met their goal every two weeks. Your child can turn in their log sheet to their teacher every two weeks on January 27, February 10, February 24, and March 10. The following two weeks will be available for making up any missed reading minutes.

The children that reach their reading goal all eight weeks will earn a reward voucher that can be redeemed for one free ticket to a Cougars game, a hot dog, and a drink. Richmond families will have a designated section on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 PM. The reward vouchers can be used to order tickets directly through the Cougars.

You can send questions to our reading specialist, Tracie Landells, at tracie.landells@d303.org.

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D303 Community Backpack

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