RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 9/27/22 at Richland Elementary School

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NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, 9/26

Dear Richland Families,


It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night! We appreciate your partnership.


Please join us this Tuesday night at 6:30 for our first PTO meeting of the school year. Having a child at Richland automatically makes you part of the PTO. Our meetings are held in the library, and kids are welcome!


We are proud of our September leaders of the month! They live the 7 habits and are leaders in their classrooms and in our school. See highlights from our leadership assemblies below.


Picture Day is this Friday! Keep reading for ordering information.


Welcome fall and a little cooler temperatures. Have a great week!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

PTO MEETING THIS TUESDAY, 9/27 @ 6:30

Meetings are held every month in the library. Kids are welcome!


Come out and join us!


Or join via Google Meet here:

https://meet.google.com/ckd-mdph-hng


Richland's PTO is creating an OPTIONAL school-wide directory this year!

If you would like to participate, please visit this link to complete the form.



A separate form must be completed for each child. Please submit forms by Friday, September 30 so that the completed directory can be sent out to participating families in October!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

SEPTEMBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH!

THIS FRIDAY, 9/30 IS PICTURE DAY!

To prepay for your order online, go to:


ORDERS.CHRISTMASCITYSTUDIO.COM and enter this school code: RICHES22

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APPLY FOR THE STUDENT LIGHTHOUSE TEAM!

PURCHASING BREAKFAST OR LUNCH AT SCHOOL

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QCSD wants to remind families that the federal program to waive the cost of meals for all students has expired. Families can make online payments for student meals at SchoolCafe. Lunch accounts for students at the Upper Bucks County Technical School are separate and may be paid at My Payments Plus.


In addition, we’re asking that QCSD families fill out 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Households must submit a new application each school year unless they receive a Direct Certification letter, which was mailed by the district in mid-August.


A situation has arisen for families with students on Free and Reduced Meals where your child may be charged for not taking enough items to qualify as a reimbursable meal. This is a federal regulation. Here’s information on what a meal consists of. Please speak with your student(s) to avoid this issue.


Click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.

If you have questions, please email sreiss@qcsd.org or call 215-529-2012.


Here is a video on 2022-2023 school meal changes.

BREAKFAST WILL BE FREE BEGINNING IN OCTOBER

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FREE BREAKFAST STARTING IN OCTOBER

Governor Wolf has announced free breakfast for all students starting in October and continuing through the rest of the 2022-2023 school year. No one needs to pay for breakfast. You may still put money in your child's account to purchase lunch.

OPEN SLOTS FOR PRE-K COUNTS AT RICHLAND AND PFAFF FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR

APPLICATIONS ARE BELOW

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS WITH MR. KEMMERER

WELCOME TO PE!

The year is off to a great start in PE! We started off the 2022-2023 school year focusing on good sportsmanship and teamwork and how we can implement those skills at RES. Currently, students are learning about football skills like throwing, catching and running while participating in fun games that utilize these skills. We are having a blast learning about football!


Our next unit will be fitness testing. Students in grades 3-5 will try to reach the healthy fitness

zone according to the Fitnessgram standards in the following tests: 1-mile run, pushups, sit-ups, pullups/flexed arm hang, PACER test and the shoulder reach. Students in grades K-2 will do modified versions of many of the Fitnessgram tests while learning proper form at the same time. All students are encouraged to try their best and have fun! We will attempt these tests again in the spring to see how we have progressed.


Please continue to work hard and have a positive attitude in PE!


A reminder to be prepared on PE days


 Wear sneakers

 Comfortable clothes for exercise

 No jewelry

Let’s Jump into Fall! An Opportunity to exercise and have fun with friends while supporting your school!


Funds raised will be used to directly benefit each Student’s experience at RES by providing classroom funds for our teachers and staff! Please consider donating here.

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WHAT IS LEADER IN ME?

Leader in Me is a philosophy used at our school to promote leadership qualities in our students! Students learn about and practice our 7 habits daily. Those habits are as follows:

  1. Be proactive

  2. Begin with the end in mind

  3. Put first things first

  4. Think win-win

  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

  6. Synergize

  7. Sharpen the Saw


What will my child gain from Leader in Me?

Each day at Richland, students are encouraged to show the 7 habits. Students receive lessons focused on showing these habits in all areas of our school. Lessons include teaching students what these ideas look like in each area and practicing what those behaviors look like. Students will continue to receive these types of lessons throughout the year.


What is the Leaderboard?

Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.


How can I help from home?

We encourage you to discuss the program with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics at school.

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THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS

Each day, we read a question of the day. We encourage you to continue the conversations at home. Be sure to watch this week's question of the day video coming soon!


Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!


MONDAY: No School

TUESDAY: If you could write one rule that everyone in your family would follow, what would it be?

WEDNESDAY: If you could change anything in the world, what one thing would you change? Why?

THURSDAY: What is one thing you have learned in life that you feel will be most useful as you grow older?

FRIDAY: What three things are you most grateful for?

SELF CARE SEPTEMBER

HAPPIER, KINDER, TOGETHER!

PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Would you like to express your gratitude to staff members? Click on the Shout Outs image to let us know! I will share messages with staff weekly.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

9/26 NO SCHOOL

9/27 PTO MEETING @ 6:30

9/30 PICTURE DAY

OCTOBER ANTI-BULLYING MONTH

10/5 NO SCHOOL

10/14 JUMP ROPE DAY

10/24-10/28 RED RIBBON WEEK

Anti-bullying and anti-drugs

10/24 JARED CAMPBELL KINDNESS/ANTI-BULLYING ASSEMBLY

10/25 PTO MEETING @ 4:30

10/28 HALLOWEEN PARADE @ 2:30

11/3, 11/7, 11/10 PARENT CONFERENCES

4:00-8:00

11/4 FAMILY FUN NIGHT

11/8 NO SCHOOL

11/11 VETERANS' DAY

11/11 PICTURE MAKE UP DAY