Davis Richmond E-news

February 4, 2022

Valentine's Day Celebrations

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th. Students may bring in Valentines to share with the class. Valentine’s can be accompanied with a small trinket or goodie bag. Goodie bags will be sent home with your child. Candy may be passed out and sent home, but will not be eaten at the party. Look for more information from your child’s classroom teacher in their weekly newsletters.

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Thank you to the PTO

The Davis/Richmond staff would like to sincerely thank the PTO for the generous gift of warm winter hats for staff. We really appreciate your kindness, generosity and perfect timing with the weather!


Board Position

We are looking for a secretary to join our board for the 2022-23 school year! If you’re interested or have questions, please contact us at davisrichmondpto1@gmail.com.

Feb 10th Zoom Meeting at 7:00PM

Our next PTO meeting will be virtual on Thursday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. Keep a lookout for our Facebook post or an email with the Zoom link next week!

District News

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SE-PAC)

Greetings, Parents and Guardians of students receiving special education services in District 303! We are moving our next SE-PAC meeting to Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (From February 1). The meeting will be held from 7:00-8:30 via Zoom. During our time together, we will review outcomes from the 2021-2022 parent survey and participate in shared learning on supporting students during transition meetings. Department administrators will share information on the transition process and gain your insights to support students as they move from Early Childhood to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, Middle to High, and High School to Post-Secondary programs. We are hopeful you can join us on February 15!

Patti Palagi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SE-PAC February 2022

Time: Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 894 4169 2948

Passcode: 231724


Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey eliciting feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. This year, as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we will now be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent or guardian, this survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness about your child’s school.

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your suggestions for improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Click HERE for a more detailed letter.

Davis Primary

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Davis Drop Off Reminders - Safety First!!

Here are a few friendly reminders for using the drop off lane on Seventh Street. We want to avoid any safety issues with children arriving to school!!

  1. Please remember to pull all the way up to the front.

  2. Be sure to pull up to the next car to avoid gaps.

  3. Be sure to have your child exit curbside. We have staff available to help your child out of the car with their belongings.

  4. Please drive with extreme care and be aware of your surroundings.

Parents, when dropping off students on Horne Street please do not double park, do U Turns, or 3 point turns. Safety is a major concern in this area especially when dropping off our kindergarteners. Remember to always have your student exit curbside as you escort them to door 10. Thank you for your cooperation!

Davis Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

What an exciting week for literacy at Davis! We started our One Book One School program and the students are loving The World According to Humphrey. They are inspired to read more every night with their parents and see the videos of read-alouds from staff. We also had 2 authors visit Davis virtually this week. Non-fiction author Melissa Stewart visited our first grade students on Thursday. She shared her love of writing, read aloud some of her books, and gave some writing tips to our budding authors. Also, Ms. Thomas won a virtual author visit from author Sherry Dusky Rinker!

Snow Gear Donations

Davis is in need of snow gear for some of our little ones. If you have any gently used or new snow pants or coats (sizes 5/6, 7/ 8) or boots (sizes 11, 12, 13, 1,2) we would really appreciate it!

Fun in PE!

Our Davis students had a blast this past week as they made their way through different obstacle course exercises. Students worked on their balance, strength, and agility on the “railroad” balancing equipment, the climbing wall, and other fun activities.

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Kindergarten Registration

It’s time to register your incoming kindergartener for the 22-23 school year! If your child will be 5 before September 1st, you can virtually register your child beginning January 31st - February 25th. Please go HERE to our district website for more information

Richmond Intermediate

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5th Grade - Yearbook Cover Contest 2022

Yearbook Cover Contest! 5th Graders at Richmond have the opportunity to design the yearbook cover for the 2021-2022 school year! If your child would like to participate, please see all requirements and information HERE. All entries are due February 17.

Richmond EMPOWER newsletter

Click HERE for this month’s newsletter highlighting how Richmond is helping others in our Making a Difference unit.


Middle School Transfer period will open on Tuesday, February 1st and will close February 28th https://district.d303.org/intra-district-transfer-policy-and-boundary-map. A separate request must be received for each child. Parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation to/from school for the duration of the transfer. Regardless of school, they need to return their Exploratory Selection Form.