September 15, 2021
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
Sept. 15 (TONIGHT) PARENTS ONLY- Meet the Teacher/Open House - click here for details
Sept. 29 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)
Oct. 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 11 - Columbus Day Holiday (No School)
Oct. 20 - Picture Retakes
Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school
If you changed your mind about your initial response to SHIELD testing, you can go back to the portal and update your response.
YOU WILL ONLY BE NOTIFIED OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
(no news is good news)
Picture Retakes - Oct. 20
Picture Day Ordering Information
Please read the information below from Color Portraits.
If you missed prepaying you will have a chance to order pictures with your child's Ticket Code. Ticket Codes will be delivered to Bell-Graham with the bulk picture package order soon. The ticket codes will be sent home with students when they arrive. When placing an order after Picture Day with a Ticket Code a shipping fee will be added on and picture packages will be shipped directly to the home.
No Cook Night
Support our PTO with our first No Cook Night for the school year! Come into the Chipotle at 815 S Randall Rd in St Charles on TODAY September 15th between 4PM and 8PM. Please tell the cashier you are supporting the Bell Graham PTO and we will receive 33% of the proceeds from your order! Thank you for your support!
Pack 801 Cub Scouts
Calling all Kindergarten and 1st graders interested in Scouting. We will have our first Lion den meeting on Wednesday, 9/22 6pm @ Campton Hills Forest Preserve. The new scouts will learn the requirements to earn their Bobcat rank (Scout Sign, Scout Oath, Scout Law), while parents will have an information and Q&A session.
Despite an email coming out from our vendor, Chess Scholars, saying otherwise, there will be no In-Person chess club this Fall. Chess Scholars will, however, be holding virtual classes for grades K-3 and 4-8. Please click here to see the flyer for information on how to register and sign-up. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Cameron at email@example.com
Looking for some beautiful mums, pumpkins, and delicious seasonal baked goods to kick off Fall? BG is partnering with Windy Acres Farm to raise money for our school by offering colorful mum arrangements and delectable items from their farm store like:
Apple Cider donuts
Pumpkins (variety of sizes)
Homemade Caramel Apples
Freshly Baked Pies (Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry rhubarb, Caramel Apple Walnut, Cherry, Pumpkin, Pecan) and more!
$5 from each mum purchase and 20% of pumpkins and baked goods purchases comes back to BG PTO!
Pick-up at BG after school on: October 5, for MUMS & baked items ordered BEFORE, OCT 3!
Simply click here & order:
Baked items can still be purchased after Oct 3, but these will be picked-up onsite at the Fall Fest, October 22, or before at their farm store location.
Do not hesitate! Support BG and get in the Fall spirit!
Details coming soon about Fall Fest! Still taking volunteers and sponsors! email Kim Nudera at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Room Parent
Hello Bell Graham Families,
Are you looking for an opportunity to become more involved in the BG community? We are looking for a head room parent volunteer from each classroom to act as a liaison between the teacher and other classroom parents. While this position may look a bit different than it has in previous years, it is still an important role that provides support to our teachers. Responsibilities may include:
- Helping organize class parties (no volunteers able to attend parties due to covid restrictions)
- Helping organize virtual volunteer opportunities
- Supporting PTO events and needs, including school spirit and teacher appreciation week
- Organizing class gifts for teacher
If you are interested in submitting your name for your child’s class, please click on the link below to fill out the google form.
The deadline to complete this form is Wednesday, September 15th. If multiple volunteers are submitted for a classroom, the names will be put in a hat and a volunteer will be randomly chosen.
Save the Date! We will be having our first in person PTO meeting of the year! We will be meeting at Bell Graham school in the front under the awning tomorrow Sept 16th at 10:30AM. Please join us! If you are unable to join in person, feel free to join us via zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 874 7565 1696
The Directory Spot is LIVE! If you find any of your information on your account is incorrect, or you would prefer it is removed you may update it by logging into your account on a laptop or desktop computer at directoryspot.net. If you still need access please pay your PTO dues thru pushcoin and we will activate your account! You only need to pay the dues one time per year, per family.
Original Game Board
innovative board game!!!!
From the Nurse
Forms needed for the school year:
K: Up to date Physical, Immunizations, Dental and Vision as well as a Health survey
2nd: Dental (due by May)
3rd: Updated Health survey
New students to Illinois: Physical and Immunization, Dental and Vision on Illinois forms.
Remember to pack extra masks for your students in case they misplace theirs or they get dirty. If you do not want your child to wear school issued clothes in the event their clothes get soiled please send a spare in your child's backpack.
Please call the Health Office any time 8-3 if you have any questions or concerns this school year. If you have any Covid-19 related questions please call the health office at 331-228-2104 or refer to the district website.
CUSD 303 Resources
Upcoming Parent University Programs
Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.
October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.
Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording will be available after the event)
When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.
October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording to be posted)
School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.