Davis Richmond E-news

December 16, 2022

Winter Parties - Room Parent Guidelines

Winter parties at Davis/Richmond will be Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

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.

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, January 18th

Davis and Richmond will have picture re-takes on Wednesday 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: 72100ZA or Richmond: 72104JA. 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 them that your child wants a retake.

News from the Nurse

With Winter right around the corner, here are some tips on protecting our children's skin this winter.

  • New this week: Children need to be dressed appropriately for the weather. Hats to cover their ears, gloves for their hands and scarves to cover their faces. This will also support the tips for healthy skin.

  • Chapstick or Vaseline applied before going outside is a great way to protect lips from getting chapped and bleeding. This can become very uncomfortable for the students.
  • Areas around the nose and mouth from blowing their noses can become red and sore. Vaseline at bedtime to soothe the area will help. Lotion should be unscented as the perfumes may cause stinging. I use Curel here in the health office and it works well for the students
  • Chapped skin on hands can be helped with liberal applications of lotion or Vaseline
  • Our skin changes with the seasons. During the winter, it becomes very dry and itchy. Liberal applications of lotion will be helpful to prevent dry cracked skin and also prevent infection
  • For those who have Eczema (extreme dry areas behind knees and inner elbow), Aquaphor or Vaseline is what is recommended.
  • Several kids have come into the office with nose bleeds. Saline gels put in each nostril is a great way to keep the membrane inside the nose soft and pliable. Vaseline is not recommended as it is not water soluble.
  • If you send Chapstick, Vaseline or lotion to school with your child, please make sure it is labeled with your child's name and the container is a small, travel-sized one.

We hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to call with questions or concerns.

Nurse Peggy (Davis) and Nurse Jenny (Richmond)

District News


Winter Class Parties

Room parents please make sure you have turned in your forms to the front office of the school you will be attending. This only has to be done once per school year. If you are unsure if you have completed the form, you can reach out to Darlene at Richmond darlene.buffano@d303.org or Linda at Davis linda.jezek@d303.org with questions.

Davis Richmond Spirit Wear Order Pickup

Thank you for your orders! They will be sent home with your student before winter break. If you marked them as gifts then they will be held in the main office for pick up on 12/20 or 12/21.

PTO Meeting

There will not be a PTO meeting in December. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00pm. The location moves to Richmond for the rest of the school year.

Adult Trivia Night

The planning is underway for an Adult Trivia Night on Thursday, February 9th. We need you to join the committee! Please email jennaferhancock@gmail.com to receive meeting information.

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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Davis “Souper” Food Drive

Student Council and Fuel Up to 60 collected 174 food items! The Northern Illinois Food Bank was so appreciative of our donation. They visited Davis and shared where the food goes after it leaves Davis and who gets the donation. We were excited to learn that 8-year-olds can volunteer at the food bank with their families.

Davis December Golden Paw Winners

Congratulations to our Golden Paw Winners! These students went above and beyond to demonstrate Davis BEST expectations. They were kind, thoughtful, hard working, and generous. We are so proud of Violet Saracco, Isabella Mason, Maeve Wetzel, Emerald Hernandez-Gama, Owen Davis, McKenna Potter, and Alek Eilers.

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Richmond Intermediate

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Spirit Week

Spirit Week Continues next week, student council wanted to add a little fun before Winter Break.

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After School Chess Club

There is a new club starting at Richmond after winter break...CHESS CLUB! If your child would be interested in learning and playing chess please fill out the attached permission slip and have them return it to Mr. Born by December 21st. The club is open to any 3rd-5th grader of any experience.

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Hallway Caroling by Student Council

Student Council caroled in the hallways as students entered Richmond to spread holiday cheer!

Lunchroom VIP Table

Did you know students can use their Tiger Bucks to sit at the VIP table at lunch with friends!

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Congrats to our November Tiger Buck Raffle Winners!

What’s Happening in EMPOWER

Over the last few weeks Empower students have been problem solving through the process of creating their own large group, small group and board games. This week they have finally been actively having other students play their games. The players then provide feedback to the creators which is used to improve upon their original game design. Students have created everything from the rules, to the boards, to the materials. Ask your student about the game they created!

Richmond Orchestra Concert

Last week Richmond orchestra students had their first concert of the year! They sounded fantastic!
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An Update from our Music Teacher, Ms. Taylor

Hello Richmond Families! Grade level concerts are back! ALL 3rd and 5th grade students will be preparing for their performances upon returning from winter break. Please mark your calendars for our 3rd and 5th Grade Spring Concerts on Thursday, March 16th. The 3rd Grade Concert will begin at 5:30pm and the 5th Grade Concert will follow at 6:30pm. More information to come.

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D303 Community,

We’re looking forward to a great night of hoops this Friday, December 16th as North takes on East in both girls and boys basketball at St. Charles North. The girls varsity game starts at 5:30 PM followed by the boys game at 7:00 PM.

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

-Gates will open at 4:45 pm.

-No backpacks, or outside food or beverages are allowed.

-All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

-No re-entry into the game is allowed.

-Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

We’re excited to welcome members of the Thompson and Wredling Pep Bands who will join the SCN Band in the home stands. We are expecting a large crowd, so our mezzanine seating will be open, but we encourage you to arrive early.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

-General Admission-$5.00

-Students 6-10 years-$2.00
-D303 MS/HS w/Student ID-FREE

Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.

Come out and support our student-athletes this Friday night at St. Charles North!

D303 Community Backpack

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