October 27, 2021
Notes from Principal Klueppel...
Nov. 5 - End of 1st Trimester
Nov. 17 - Report Cards Available on HAC
Nov. 22-26 - Non Attend. Days & Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Dec. 1 - Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)
Dec. 20 - 31 Winter Break (No School)
Jan. 3 - Institute Day (No School)
We are awaiting four parts yet. They will be installed as soon as they arrive. After the playground is complete and inspected, it will be opened for use.
Symptom Guidelines for sending your child to school
BG Paws - positive reinforcement system
The goal of the positive reinforcement system is to continue to reinforce BG expectations, use consistent language and positive feedback when expected behaviors are displayed. Official start date is Monday, November 1 through the end of the year. Your child can earn an individual ticket from any staff member for above and beyond expected behavior. The ticket goes into a drawing for a weekly grade level drawing. Each classroom can also earn a ticket for showing BG Best (respectful, responsible, and/or safe behavior).
Once 10 tickets are earned as a class the class will choose an incentive and earn a BG paw to display on the outside of their classroom door. When we earn 50 PAWS as a school we will have whole school bingo. When we earn 100 PAWS, we will have another reward. Can you guess what it might be? Every 100 Paws earns BG students another reward.
NEW PTO WEBSITE!
We have been working hard to keep you all informed of what is going on at the Bell Graham PTO. Jessica Giltzow has created a new website for us! Thanks Jessica! Click on the link below to access our new website and reach out to the PTO if there is anything you think should be added!
Next General PTO meeting will be held on November 18th at 1PM via zoom. Will send out link when date is closer.
ASE Committee Meeting
In February the PTO runs the After School Enrichment Program (ASE), which allows students to try new and different activities in art, science, sports, dance and animal care. We're so excited that we have the green light to do IN PERSON classes this year, along with some virtual and kit options! That being said, we need a lot of volunteers to plan and help run classes. Please come join our first ASE Committee Meeting on Monday, November 7th at 1PM at Old Towne Pub. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to be on the committee or volunteer please reach out to Kelly Cameron 630-584-8684 or Kirstin Jurcik 773-220-1667.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF FALL FEST!!!
BECAUSE OF YOU, OUR BG KIDS HAD A BLAST ON THE FUN TRAIN RIDES AT WINDY ACRES FARM! WE COULD NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
BG FAMILIES, PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THESE GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SUPPORT THEM ALSO!
Detour Graphic Design, Inc Detourinc.com, David Enger
630 940 2417
Kellenberger Plumbing & Underground, Inc.
We offer union plumbing and site utility services to all aspects of the market from commercial to residential, industrial to municipal.
Anthony Talbot, Robertson Ryan & Associates
Joann Coghill and Jenna Coghill Smulski Keller Williams Premiere Properties joanncoghill.com
Office: (630) 545-9860
45 S. Park, Suite 300
Glen Ellyn,IL 60137
“Whole house staging included at no additional charge!”
Mark Sychowski State Farm Insurance:www.insuranceelburn.com
114 N Main Street
Elburn, IL 60119
81 S. McClean Blvd, unit B
South Elgin, IL 60177
Tsiftilis Family Business, Thirsty Liquors
1039 W. Hillcrest, Dekalb, IL
1420 Commons Drive,
Geneva, IL, 60134
P: (630) 232-8697
Special thank you to our bakery donations from:
Nothin’ Bundt Cake
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)
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.
Fall Party Costumes
Students will be permitted to wear their costumes at school. Below are the details that will assist students, teachers, and families in making the best decision for each individual child. Please know, we recognize that not all students WANT to wear a costume to school. Within the details provided, we have given suggestions for students who do not want to wear a costume for personal reasons. We support all students in the decisions they make for themselves regarding participation in dressing up.
- Students may come to school wearing their costumes on Friday October 29. Students will not have the opportunity to change into or out of their costume at school. Students will be wearing their costumes all day. Please think about students sitting in these costumes all day, using the washroom, attending recess and specials.
- Students will still be required to wear face masks.
- No costume masks, no makeup, no inflatable costumes. Costumes must be appropriate for school (no blood, gore, weapons, or accessories).
- Throughout the week of October 25, the Student Council will be hosting a Spirit Week. Each day will have a different clothing theme (examples could include: crazy hats, silly socks, mixed up colors day, etc). Friday October 29, will be a Spirit Day as well for anyone who would rather participate in the Spirit Day versus wearing a costume.
- Each grade level will determine what time their class party will be. Classroom teachers will work directly with their Head Room Parents to coordinate details. Watch for updated party information from your Head Room Parent!!!
- No food is permitted at Fall Classroom Parties. This includes no food in goodie bags either.
- We will not hold a costume parade.
BG Parent Volunteers
All volunteers, new and “old,” will be asked to complete the Volunteer Form prior to coming in to volunteer for the first time this school year. Once we have it on file you will not need to complete it again this year. I assume there may be questions regarding the fingerprinting form from a few years ago. Right now, we are not requiring volunteers to get fingerprinted. Volunteers simply need to complete the Volunteer Form.
Just like in previous years, volunteers will need to have their license with them for us to scan into our Raptor System. In addition now, you will need to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72hrs. Digital or paper proof is fine. We will NOT retain a paper copy of your vaccination or negative Covid tests here at the building. Therefore, please be prepared to show proof each day you volunteer.
All volunteers will be required to adhere to the safety mitigations schools are following. Volunteers will need to remain 3’ from students and to wear a mask for their entire time in the building.
Change in your child's dismissal plan?
If your child typically walks home each day, discuss a rainy day back up plan. Even though you are usually a walker, you will be picked up by car if it is raining at dismissal.
Notifying Your Child of a Dimissal Change:
Unless you are aware of a dismissal change the night before, please DO NOT email a teacher during the school day to relay a dismissal change to your child. We don't want an email to be overlooked while teachers are busy teaching. If you have a last minute dismissal change, please call the office.
Usually a bus rider, but will be a car rider today
Usually attends baker station, but taking the bus home today
Whenever possible, please be sure to communicate a change in dismissal plans with your child before they come to school that day.
How to Report Baker Station Absences
If your child will be absent on a day they would normally attend Baker Station, you need to email your site directly or email Ursula Bulgarelli, Baker Station Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org , ALL absences must be reported by 12:30pm on the day of your child’s absence. The St. Charles Park District and Baker Station staff does not receive this information from the individual school sites.