Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

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The Laws of Belief

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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 in overcoming obstacles along the path to success? Do you believe that with a support system in place you have the ability to overcome roadblocks met in the quest for reaching those goals? 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. Does the accomplishment of goals create a win/win relationship? Stephen Covey's Fourth Habit in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People assimilates a new way of thinking in terms of goal setting and beliefs. What does 'Win/Win' mean to you? Ponder this: Covey challenges us in our beliefs that solutions benefit you and the other person or group. He states "Win/Win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It's not your way or my way; it's a better way, a higher way" (252.) As we look forward to the start of another school year, I look forward to working with you in clarifying beliefs, formulating goals and establishing a support system to help find that better, higher way. I believe that, similar to Dr. Seuss in Oh, the Places You Will Go, 'Together we will move mountains!"


The MCA SMART Reading Goals: The percentage of all students in grades 3, 4, 5 at Richmond Elementary enrolled by October 1 who are proficient on the Reading MCA will increase from 63.4% in 2017 to 75% in 2018. The percentage of all Third Grade students at Richmond Elementary enrolled by October 1, who are proficient on the Reading MCA, will increase from 43.5% in 2017 to 50% in 2018.

The MATH MCA SMART Goal for 2017-18 at Richmond Elementary is as follows: The percentage of all students in grades 3, 4, 5 at Richmond Elementary enrolled by October 1 who are proficient on the Math MCA will increase from 73.2% in 2017 to 78.2% in 2018.


Thank you to the Painting Party!! Jen, Jen's Daughter, Judith, Suzanne, James, Kelly, Carrie, Irene, Dana, Mary, Kim, Ambur, and Brent volunteered their time and talents, working diligently to prepare and paint our front offices, lounge, and copy room as well as sorting through hidden treasures in sometimes smoldering conditions! RI Elementary Shines in Back to School Preparations!

Back to School Important Dates (REVISED)

Aug. 29: (Please park in front parking lot)

7:30-8:00 RI All Staff Breakfast (Lounge) (Paras and cooks are invited, but not required to attend, unpaid)

8:00-10:00 Teacher Professional Development (Media Center)

10:00-11:30 Certified Staff Classroom Time

11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)

12:30-3:30 Certified Staff Classroom Time

Aug. 30:

7:30-11:30 Paras report to CSE Media Center

7:30-8:00 Certified Staff Breakfast sponsored by Judy Walker, Horace Mann

8:00-12:00 Certified Staff Classroom Time

12:00-12:30 RI All Staff Lunch (Provided in Lounge)

12:30-2:00 RI All Staff Meeting (Media Center)

2:00-3:30 RI Paraprofessional Meeting (Media Center)

Certified Staff Classroom Time

6:00-7:30 Open House

Aug. 31:

District In-service Day

7:30 - 9:00 District Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 Math Implementation, Collaborative Team Meetings, BSED SPED (10:00 at RHS classroom)

12:00 - 1:00 -Chamber Luncheon (Chamber members arrive beginning 11:45)

1:00 - 1:30 District Insurance Presentation

1:30 -2:30 District Sharing

2:30 - 3:00 Social Media Sharing

Sept. 5:

First day of school!

Sept. 6:

First full day for Kindergartners

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE August 28- September 1


  • Office Open
  • Office Open
  • All Staff Breakfast 7:30am
  • Licensed Staff Workshop 8:00am-10:00am
  • Office Open
  • Paraprofessional Meeting CSE 7:30-12:00
  • Licensed Staff Breakfast 7:30 am
  • All Staff Lunch and Meeting 12:00
  • Open House 6:00-7:30pm
  • District Day 7:30-3:30 RHS
  • Office Open