Boulder Hill Elementary
May 12, 2023
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
Honoring our mothers on Sunday, May 14 for Mother's Day.
Boulder Hill Field Day Friday, May 19
Field Day 2023 - Friday, May 19
Field Day 2023
Field Day is Friday, May 19th and is divided into 2 sessions. (3rd-5th) has Field Day from 9:15-11:15 am and (Kdg-2nd) has Field Day from 1:15-3:15 pm. Your child can wear the color shirt that is assigned to their grade level (kdg-red, 1st-orange, 2nd-yellow, 3rd-green, 4th-blue, and 5th-purple). Please send ONE water bottle with your child for Field Day. There will be an opportunity during Field Day at one of the stations to refill the water bottle. If you signed up to volunteer for Field Day, please remember to bring your ID to check-in by the main office at 9:00am for (3-5) and 1:00pm for (K-2). Then head down to the big gym for your station description/assignment.
Thank you for your support,
Mr. Baresel & Mrs. Vlach
Field day está programado para el día Viernes 19 de mayo y está dividido en 2 sesiones. 3o a 5o grado de 9:15am a 11:15 am y Kinder a 2o grado de 1:15pm a 3:15pm. Su estudiante deberá usar la camiseta del color que se asignó a su grado (Kinder-rojo, 1o-naranja, 2o-amarillo, 3o-verde, 4o-azul, 5-púrpura). Por favor envíe UNA botella de agua con su estudiante para ese día. Habrá oportunidad durante Field Day de rellenar la botella durante una de las actividades. Si se registró como voluntario para Field Day, por favor recuerde traer su identificación y presentarse en la oficina principal a las 9:00 am para la sesión de 3o a 5o grado o a la 1:00pm para la sesión de Kinder a 2o grado. De ahí podrá dirigirse al gimnasio y a la actividad asignada.
Gracias por su apoyo,
Sr. Baresel y Sra. Vlach
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S)
We would like to celebrate the accomplishments of our fifth graders on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:15 am during a Fifth grade Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Last year was the first ceremony of this kind for our 5th graders. We are happy to continue this ceremony again this year in hopes that it can one day become a Boulder Hill tradition.
We are so very proud of the growth, work and dedication that our fifth grade students have shown this year. We know that this is an important milestone for our students. Our fifth graders will leave Boulder Hill as elementary students and embark on their academic journey to middle school. We hope that the time spent at Boulder Hill will be time each of them will cherish for years to come.
Please see the attached information regarding the 5th grade ceremony.
In addition, For the safety of the students and staff of Boulder Hill all visitors must go through our "Raptor" screening system. In order to expedite this process all families who would like to attend the 5th grade ceremony must complete this survey. Individuals who do not complete this survey by the deadline will need to wait until all registered guest who have been screened are checked in. This will cause a delay in guest being checked in and potentially missing some or all of the ceremony. All guest should also bring a valid license or state issued ID card with them. Please complete this survey by 9am Thursday, May 18. This is the submission deadline.
Ceremony Registration Survey Link
Summer Connections registration is now closed.
Bobcat ABC Countdown to the end of the year information
Prairie Fest 2023
SD 308 will be participating in Oswego’s PrairieFest Parade - “Summer Starts Here" on Sunday, June 18th .........and we are looking for individuals to walk with us!
If you or other family members of SD 308 would like to participate, please fill out this form to let us know! All walkers will receive a FREE t-shirt if signed up prior to Wednesday, May 24th.
Tshirt(s) for the parade will be available for pick up the week prior to the parade (June 12 - June 15) at the SD 308, Douglas Road Facility, 1008 Douglas Road, Oswego, which is located behind the Dominos Pizza..
PLEASE NOTE: Elementary Students MUST have a parent walk with them.
Junior High and High School students do not need parents to walk with them.
Here is what you can expect on the date of the parade (Sunday, June 18):
A FUN time representing all of our schools in SD 308!
Wear your Tshirt to the parade!
Main streets will be closed.
All walkers should be dropped off and walk to line-up location on the playground in the back of East View Academy
Parking can be found at Oswego High School, Route 71
Line Up for Parade: Around 12:15 (Parade steps off at 1:00)
SD 308 items will be available for individuals to hand out along the parade route
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CANDY TO TOSS
School flags are also available to be carried along the parade route
Flags need to be returned at the end of the parade route to Cindi Krachtus
The parade ends at Washington and Tyler Streets (308 Center / Old Traughber)
Once our group reaches the end point, everyone is free to disperse
Staying hydrated will be important.....so PLEASE bring plenty of water to last the parade route!
Any questions, contact Cindi Krachtus at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have voice! Share your feedback!
2023-24 Parent Input Forms for Student Classroom Assignment Submission DEADLINE MAY 19
It's that time of year again! We will begin the process of classroom assignments for the 2023-24 school year. We value your input and want to give the opportunity for our parent(s)/guardian(s) to share information about their student that they feel is important to consider when assigning classroom placement.
Please submit the attached form below to provide your feedback.
Help show a Boulder Hill staff member how much you appreciate all they do!
Pass It On is a way to send a shout-out or thank you to any SD 308 staff member. Every day there are staff members doing great things for students, co-workers, parents, and our community. Let’s recognize these acts of kindness, big or small!
With the Pass It On system, you can take a few seconds to submit a note of recognition to someone in the SD 308 family. These notes will be sent to the recipient once a week. Notes can be sent from an individual, team, or anonymously.
Kindness is contagious, so we encourage you to Pass It On!
A little show of appreciation can go a long way!
Stay Informed! Get Involved!
Social Media Awareness for Parents!
I have received multiple reports from parents regarding Boulder Hill students use of technology and social media. Youth today are more technologically saavy than we were at their age. With the abundance of access to internet and social media platforms I wanted to encourage you to get informed and stay connected with your student and how they are using the technology they have. Though there are guidelines and expectations established in school board policy and the Student Code of Conduct, it's important that you as parents are actively involved and aware of what your child engages in.
Here are some resources for your reference:
- Common Sense Media website with a Family Tool Kit - https://www.commonsense.org/education/toolkit/family-engagement-resources
- Child Welfare Information Gateway website with information https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/workforce/socialmedia/safety/
- Link to Boulder Hill School website where you can find the Student Code of Conduct Handbook https://www.sd308.org/domain/404
Does your student have #Medicaid coverage? If so, listen up! Renewals may have been on pause due to #COVID19, but they’re making a comeback. Be sure to check, you may need to reapply. Learn more at Medicaid.gov/renewals.
PLEASE LIKE boulderhillpta ON FACEBOOK
PTA Calendar - Coming Soon
Boulder Hill's 1st Ever Fun Run (flyer) - Please support!
HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PARENTS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
Boulder Hill Parents came through!
This week Boulder Hill staff needed some immediate support and our parents came through! We are so blessed to be supported by such an amazing community! Please know that the staff of Boulder Hill sincerely appreciate those parents who were able to volunteer their time and support.
Boulder Hill Staff
SD308 Parent Update
Community CHAT: "Can't Save the World on Empty" - May 17 - Sign Up Today!
CHATS are a safe space to begin opening the lines of communication
CHATS are a place of affirmation where we can learn from one another and know that we are not alone.
Kendall County 2-1-1
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Important Upcoming Dates
- May 14 - Mother's Day
- May 14 - PBIS R.O.A.R. assembly
- May 17 - Alumni Walk
- May 19 - Field Day
- May 19 - Fun Run
- May 26 - 5th grade Acknowledgement Ceremony
- May 26 - Last Day of School - 12:30 PM Dismissal
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.
- 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.