November 17, 2023
Notes from Mrs. Klueppel
11/20-11/24 - Non Attendance Days & Thanksgiving Break
11/21 - T1 Report Cards available on HAC at 8:00 AM
11/29 - 2:10 PM Early Dismissal
11/30- BG Shopping Day for Grades K, 2, 4
12/4-12/8 - Holiday Market
12/25-1/5 Winter Break
1/8 - Teacher Work Day (No Students)
1/9 - School Resumes
1/15 - Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (No Students)
1/24 - 2:10 PM Early Dismissal
T1 Grades are available on HAC 8:00AM on 11/21
As teachers are finishing up report cards this weekend, we want to take this opportunity to remind our community that many of the skills students have been working on during this first trimester will reappear in upcoming trimesters, especially in reading. We have a new reading resource this year that mirrors how our math resource is presented. Skills are revisited and assessed for different levels of mastery throughout the school year. Therefore, receiving a "beginning" or a "progressing" in a skill is OK because expectation is that we "meet" or "exceed" by the end of the year. What we really want to see is growth from all students as the school year progresses.
Student Handbook & Electronic Devices in School
Electronic Devices in School
Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds; however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day
Bell-Graham Attendance Line
Call 331-228-2100 or email Mrs. Cloy
- Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM
- You can leave a message 24 hours a day
- State your child’s name, their teacher's name and the reason why your child is out.
- If they are ill, please list their symptoms.
You are also welcome to email absence information to Kristin Cloy in the main office.
Prearranged Absence Form:
Prearranged absence forms are to be used for absences known in advance such as a planned vacation.
Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids
Jim Wheeler’s Toys for Kids campaign distributes toys to less fortunate children. New, unwrapped toys, books, art supplies and games can be dropped off now- December 6, 2023. Look for the red box outside the office.
BG Best Shop Needs your Help!
Volunteers Needed for BG Best Shop
We appreciate our volunteers and value your time. When you are in the building for any reason, please be respectful of classroom instruction and do not make unexpected visits to your child's classroom. Thank you for helping us minimize classroom disruptions.
There has been an increase in RSV in the community. According to the CDC, the respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. People infected with RSV usually show symptoms within 4 to 6 days after getting infected. Symptoms of RSV infection usually include
- Runny nose
- Decrease in appetite
These symptoms usually appear in stages and not all at once. In very young infants with RSV, the only symptoms may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties.
According to CUSD 303 absence guidelines, students must be 24 hours fever free prior to returning back to school. A fever is a temperature of 100 degrees F or greater. Students with a persistent, productive cough must remain home as well. Masking remains optional for all students.
There are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of RSV. Specifically, if you have cold-like symptoms you should:
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands
- ·Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils, with others
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and mobile devices
ALL MEDICATION, including any and all over the counter medications, vitamins and cough drops
need a doctor’s authorization/order to be administered here at school. You can find the form(s) on the district website.
Thank you for teaming with us to keep our students healthy and in school!
Please turn in your required health forms to the Health Office!
- Kindergarten- Physical, Vision, Dental, Health survey
- 2nd Grade- Dental
- 3rd Grade- Updated Health Survey
LeeAnna Anzaldi, RN, BSN, PEL-CSN
Kerisa Martini Espinosa, RN
HEALTH OFFICE EMAIL ADDRESS
Parents, please send any communication or test results to
firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that all of our Bell Graham nurses receive this important information pertaining to your student(s)
COMMITTEE CHAIR SPOTLIGHT
HOLIDAY MARKET - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Holiday Market is coming, and we need your help making this season even more special for our kids. We need lots of help during this event, so please consider joining us. It’s truly heartwarming and one of nicest holiday experiences helping our kids choose special gifts and watching them enjoy this season of giving. SIGNUP HERE
A volunteer form will need to be on file with BG prior to the event. Please email this completed form to Kristin Volunteer Form
Did your kiddo make an awesome play at their baseball game? Did they win an event in gymnastics? Is it their birthday? Do you just want to make a random day special for them? Send them a SHOUT OUT!! For $10 you can have 5 pictures along with a message displayed on the TV screen outside of the LRC for an entire day. After making your purchase in the Square Store, please send an email to Alicia Flint at email@example.com with your pictures, message and date to be displayed. Pictures MUST be sent 7 days prior to the desired display date or we cannot guarantee your message will be loaded in time.
For additional information on the PTO please visit our website or our Bell Graham Elementary PTO Facebook page.
Any questions or comments? Please email the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments or questions will be discussed at our monthly Board meetings and responded to accordingly.
Lunch With a Loved One Guidelines
For car riders, we use a Visor Tag System. Each family should have received a car tag that has the family last name and the class codes of students in the family. The use of this visor tag expedites our car rider line tremendously as staff members are able to get students ready for their cars as the cars pull up! Please display the tag on your passenger side visor, or passenger side window, so that it is visible to the BG staff as you pull through the pick-up line.
If you need additional visor tags, please email Mrs. Kirincich.