Richmond Elementary November Update

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

The Law of Beliefs

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What Do You Believe?

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

According to Top Twenty authors, "The basic Law of Beliefs states that whatever we believe is real for us" (p. 49). What do you believe to be true? Do you believe that with goals and conviction, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to? Do you believe that ROCORI's Richmond Elementary Team is dedicated to overcoming obstacles along the path to your child's success? Do you believe in challenging yourself to become brighter, faster, stronger in setting the next goal? We know that if we believe we can and will succeed, we are far more likely to succeed in reaching our goals. Our overall theme this year at Richmond Elementary School is Believe. As we strive toward instilling a belief in our ability to achieve, I look forward to meeting you and working together to do what's best for our students. I believe that, similar to Dr. Seuss in Oh, the Places You Will Go, "Together we will move mountains!"

From the Office...

  • Please remember to save Box Tops for Education, Richmond Food Pride receipts, and Teal's receipts. Richmond Elementary School will be getting a check for $1000 from Richmond Food Pride and 2% from Teal's for receipts collected through November. Your efforts are certainly appreciated!!
  • Also, a reminder to call or email when students will be tardy or absent, then to sign them in or out when picking up early or dropping off late.

  • Wednesday, November 8 is National Jeans For Troops Day, in honor of Veterans Day. Staff are encouraged to donate $5.00 to wear jeans this day. Students can also choose to (but are not required to) participate by donating $1.00 to wear jeans. Money goes to the GI GO Fund.

Upcoming important dates

11/2: CherryDale Fundraiser Delivery 2:00-5:00

11/6: Title One Night 4:00-6:30 CSE

11/7: Technology Referendum

11/8: National Jeans for Troops Day

11/13-17: American Education Week

11/16: PTC Meeting 6:00 Staff Lounge

11/22: No School for Students: Staff Development Day

11/23-24: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

December 1: Chamber of Commerce TreeMendous Event 5:00-7:00; Parade at 7:00

December 4, 5, 7: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences


Meeting Dates (6pm Staff Lounge):

November 16, January 11, February 22, March 22, April 19


January 29- February 2: Winter Wonderland Week

February 2: Winter Carnival at Richmond Elementary (evening)

April 28: Richmond Elementary Color Run at Centennial Park

May 17: Spring Family Picnic at Lions Park 5pm

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Richmond recognition

From Cindy Anderson, Utility Billing Clerk, City of Richmond: Blue Bike Program

As you all remember in 2015 we were all working hard on the Richmond Business Retention and Expansion program, meeting often, brainstorming on wonderful ideas and then working hard to try and make these ideas a reality.

One of the ideas was the blue bike program. I am very proud to say that we just completed our first summer with the bikes.

For 2 years, the committee worked to raise money to purchase the bikes, locks, keys and a bike shelter. Thank you to the businesses, groups and individuals who donated the funds.

2017 we had more than 265 bikes taken out, by people who live in the area, and as far away as New York City. From the Sign out sheet it appears only 2 tires had issues and all the bikes and keys were returned. YEAH!!

We also had an added bonus, the DNR put in a tire station within 10 feet of the bike rack.

I must say this was a real success of community, business and city working together to bring something wonderful to this community.

Thank you, Richmond, for making a difference today to create a better tomorrow!


Richmond Elementary is focusing on improving reading scores as our SmartGoal for the 2017-2018 school year. Each month, you will find helpful reading tips to improve your child's reading success here. Let's get started!

As your child is reading their book bag book to you, if they pause at a word or stumble as they try to pronounce it, here are some tricks you could prompt your child to try.

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