Fox Ridge News
CUSD 303 Early Childhood Department
- MON MAR 20: Sibling Harmony
9:15 - 10:45 AM with Michelle Clark from TriCity Family Services
12:45-1:45 PM with Tricia Sabathne from Fox Ridge
- MON, MAR 20: Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Meeting
7:00 - 8:00 PM at Haines Center, Room 180
Enter Door 2
5:30 - 6:30 PM at Davis Primary School
with Tricia Sabathne, Fox Ridge Child and Family Educator
- TUE, MAR 21: Parent University - Supporting Parents in Transformational Times: Meeting the Unique Social and Emotional Needs of Their Gifted Children
Virtual, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D
- WED, MAR 22: Early Release Day
- MON, MAR 27 - FRI, MAR 31: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
- MON, APR 3: Early Math with Tricia Sabathne, Child and Family Educator
AM classes DISMISS EARLY at 11:05 am
If your child rides the bus home from our morning session, drop off at your home or child care will be 25 minutes early.
PM classes START EARLY at 12:05 pm DISMISS EARLY at 2:10 pm
If your child rides the bus to school for our afternoon session, pick up will be 25 minutes early from your home or child care and the bus at the end of the day from Fox Ridge will drop off 50 minutes earlier.
9:15 - 10:15 AM OR 12:45 - 1:45 PM
- MON, APR 3 - WED, APR 12: Bernie's Book Drive at Fox Ridge
- FRI, APR 7: NO SCHOOL (School Improvement Day)
Water Study- WOW!
Ms. Murthy's classroom community welcomed a special guest in early March for a WOW! related to their water study. Laurie Diamond-Nannini, Fox Ridge Parent and a science teacher at St. Charles East High School, gave a lesson on the three states of matter - solid, liquid and gas. Activities included finding out where rainwater goes using a rain simulator, a tornado demonstration, melting ice with salt water, and much more. Thank you for sparking the curiosity of our preschool scientists!
Miss Anna - St. Charles Public Library
TriCity Family Services wants to join you in helping your children learn and practice social and emotional skills. Parents/Guardians of 2-5 year-olds are invited to attend the upcoming presentation:
Sibling Harmony - March 20
- Interventions for 3 intensity levels of siblings conflicts
- 5 communication tips for reducing sibling rivalry
- 7 ways for siblings to compromise
Intentional Self-Care: An Essential Parenting Tool - April 17
- Learn and practice brief, effective self-care strategies
- Explore and schedule personal self-care habits
- Become motivated by the benefits children receive from parents who implement effective self-care strategies
AM Sessions (9:15 - 10:45 AM) are presented by TriCity Family Services' Director of Emotional Wellness Programs, Michelle Clark, LCPC, NCC
PM Sessions (12:45 - 1:45 PM) are facilitated by Fox Ridge's Child and Family Educator, Tricia Sabathne, with highlights from the morning sessions.
Presentations will be in the LRC at Fox Ridge. Please park in the parking lot, bring your id, use the crosswalk, and ring the buzzer to be signed in the office before heading to the LRC.
Registration requested, not required. Register to attend one or more presentations here.
Book Donation Drive with all D303 schools
BERNIE’S BOOK BANK DONATION DRIVE
The D303 donation drive for Bernie’s Book Bank will be held for one week, April 3-12, 2023, at all D303 schools. Please consider bringing in new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade to one of the D303 schools during the donation drive. Parents or students may place books in the collection bins located in the front hallway. D303’s goal for the 2023 donation drive is 20,000 books. Every book will help us reach our goal.
Keep or donate elsewhere your books that are in poor physical condition such as:
Torn or bent covers
Very yellow pages
Hardcover books with cardboard showing in the corner
Noise making buttons that don’t work
Please check that the books you are sending fit the following criteria:
If you know ahead of time your child will be missing there is also a pre-arranged absence form to complete (request from the front office). It is required to be turned in at least 2 days before the requested absence and applies for certain types of absences (family vacation, special religious events, etc.)
Bus Riders: There is NO NEED to call the transportation department to notify them of the absence. The bus driver will stop for 2 minutes at your child's stop and then continue on the route if you are not outside when they arrive. The department doesn't have staffing to field phone calls regarding absences or notify the drivers of the messages. Additionally, they need the phone line open for other purposes.