Richmond Elementary

List-serv 2.11.16

Important Dates

February 11th Early Release Day

February 15th-19th Winter Break, No School

March 17th Early Release Day

March 25th- Good Friday, No School

Library Update

This month sees the culmination of our Fall Highly Capable Program, as students are presenting their work the week of February 8th. Our last meeting, on February 23rd, is an opportunity to meet with Dr. Joan Nelson, author of the book Fast Friends.

In library class, we began the New Year with Reader’s Theater presentations. Students performed different plays with the help of an impromptu puppet theater. Students in kindergarten and grade one have been studying Caldecott Award winning books. Our study is aided by a new shipment of books, with both Caldecott and Newbery winning titles. Students in second grade are studying famous African Americans; grades three and four are focusing upon website evaluation.

February Vacation Reading and Math Activities

Please see the attachments to this email for the vacation reading and math activities. Students will be recognized at an upcoming CARES assembly.

PTO Update

EnRichmond: The deadline to register for EnRichmond classes is this Friday, February 12th. There are still openings in all classes, though some are very limited. A list of classes being offered can be foundhere. Registration and payment is online only using Community Pass. Please see instructions here if you need to create an account. Classes start on March 1st!

Yawgoo Snow Tubing: As you know, Yawgoo Snow Tubing was cancelled due to a lack of snow (at the time!). The new date for this event will be Monday, February 22nd from 5-8pm. Please come at your previously scheduled time. If you have questions or are unable to attend, please contact Sandie Myers.

Jump Rope for Heart: Information on The American Heart Association's annual fundraiser, Jump Rope for Heart, will be sent home this week. This fundraiser is run by the school and participation is by no means mandatory. However, Richmond Elementary finished 5th out of 145 schools in RI last year - what an amazing accomplishment! The Heart Association has small gifts for children who collect donations. Thank you in advance for your support! If there are any questions, please contactMrs.Daigle.

Box Tops Room Moms: The deadline to submit all of your counted and sorted Box Tops is this Friday, February 12th. The class with the most Box Tops collected will win a special prize!

Boy's Choice - Save the date! This year, Boy's Choice will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, from 2-4pm at Old Mountain Lanes in Wakefield. Pre-registration will be required. Look for more details to follow in the upcoming weeks!

Spotlight on Learning: 100th Day Activities

Richmond Elementary Students celebrated the 100th Day with a variety of engaging learning activities. Please see pictures below for a sampling of the fun!