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October 21, 2020

Notes from Principal Klueppel...

In Bell-Graham tradition, classrooms will be having their Class Fall Parties this year on Friday October 30. Classroom teachers are working directly with their head Room Parents for planning games and activities. All games and crafts will continue to follow our safety precautions.

Just a few reminders for the day:

  • Students do not wear or bring costumes to school
  • Parents are not permitted to attend the parties this year
  • No snacks
  • We are asking that no goodie bags are sent to school this year (unless previously coordinated with the Head Room Parent and classroom teacher).

Our Student Council is planning a Spirit Week for the whole week leading up to Halloween. See details below.


  • Nov. 3 - No School (Election Day)
  • Nov. 9 - No School (Remote Learning Planning Day)
  • Nov. 13 - End of 1st Trimester
  • Nov. 23-27 - No School (Non Attendance Days & Thanksgiving Break)

Student Council SOCKTOBER

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Fall Spirit Week Oct. 26 - 30

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PTO News


Thank you to everyone who came out to support Bell Graham’s dinner fundraiser last month. Our next dinner fundraiser is tonight Wednesday, October 21, from 5pm-9pm at South Elgin’s Chipolte. Chipolte is donating 33% back to our school. See you there!


Just a friendly reminder that there will be no October PTO meeting. BUT - mark your calendars for the next meeting! We would love to see you there! The meeting for Bell Graham will be on November 17th, at 9am. The meeting will be a Zoom virtual meeting. This is the link: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Meeting ID: 830 8538 7718 Passcode: 944144


Virtual Chess Club has already begun (last week on 10/16) - but there is still a way to join! Please contact Chess Scholars to jump into the Fall Chess Club! 847-482-9999


Holiday Toy Drive!! Big Hearts of Fox Valley is collecting toys for children in need in district 303. Please see flyer for ideas on what to donate. Students can bring items to place in a donation box that will be located inside the school front vestibule starting 10/23.


PTO Needs Your Help! We are looking for a volunteer to organize and lead a Virtual Book Club! Please contact Kelly Cameron at OR 630-452-7984 for details.

Lost & Found Items

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Family Reading Night

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From the Nurse

This year we are following the Illinois Department Of Public Health (IDPH) Covid-19 Exclusion Guidelines. This requires that when a child or family member stays/sent home sick, with Covid like symptoms, or awaiting the results of a Covid test ANY student or staff in the household will need to stay home or be sent home. Once the symptomatic student or family member has the documentation required all family members can return to school. It is up to the parents to provide this information to all the schools involved.

Please call the Health office 331-228-2104 or Email with any questions or concern.

Self Certification by 7:30 AM

Dear BG Families,

In a continuing effort to keep staff and students safe while also keeping arrival quick and efficient, please have your child certified in the computer by 7:30 am. This will ensure that students are not entering the classrooms before they are cleared. Certifying your child is both filling out the online form AND signing their backpack tag. If one or both of these steps are not done your child will be sent to the front of the building to check in. Once there, they will have their temperature taken and a phone call will be made to parents to fill out the online form. When their certification is verified they can enter the building. If you enter the online form after 7:30 am your child may have to go through this verification process before they can enter the building.

Thank you for all of your help and taking the extra steps to ensure everyone's safety.

In-Person & Remote Attendance Line

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2100 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teachers name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

Bell-Graham Resources

CUSD 303 News

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CUSD 303 Resources