Week of 11/7/22 at Richland Elementary School
NO SCHOOL TUESDAY ON ELECTION DAY
Lots in this week's newsletter! Thank you to our PTO for organizing an amazing Bingo Night on Friday! We also recognized our October Leaders of the Month in our leadership assemblies this week. Congratulations to student leaders who consistently display the 7 habits! See photo highlights below. Don't miss an Art Specialist update and meet our Richland Reading Leaders in Mrs. DiStefano's update too.
This week we honor our Veterans, and students and staff will be dressed in red, white, and blue on Friday. Thank you for sending in your pictures of special veterans. Next week, we'll share highlights of a student-created display to honor those who have served.
Friday is picture make-up day. You will receive original photos ordered before Friday.
Would you like to express your thanks to Richland staff? In each newsletter is a Shout Outs image. You can click on the image to share your gratitude for our hard-working staff!
As a reminder, there is no school on Tuesday for Election Day.
Have a wonderful week!
HAVE EXTRA CANDY?
VETERANS' DAY IS FRIDAY
WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ON 11/11
PICTURE DAY MAKE-UP DAY THIS FRIDAY
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OCTOBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH!
NEW WAYS NOVEMBER
TAB COLLECTION CONTEST TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER
ART CLASS UPDATE!
ALL ABOUT COLOR
As we head deeper in the fall months, students have continued to work through various aspects of the element of Color. Students in Mrs. Robison's classes have been working on naming the primary colors, mixing secondary colors and the tertiary colors. One might say it has been a kaleidoscope of colors in the art room. First grade students focused on warm and cool colors and got to experience creating a leaf repousse using aluminum foil and a little elbow grease with steel wool. Kindergarten students are moving into a new unit on line and texture! Rubbings with watercolor resist will lead to an awesome mixed media artwork that combines line and texture. Our fourth and fifth graders are finishing up their amazing Kaleidoscope color wheels. While this project was rather lengthy the results do not disappoint. Students really worked hard to mix tints, tones, and shades of 12 different colors. Their work is impressive! We will be moving into our clay units in the next week or two. Now is the time where you will begin to see artwork coming home. This gives you an opportunity to talk with your child about their work. Below are a few guided questions to help share in their creative process.
*What can you tell me about your artwork?
*What is your favorite part of your artwork? Why?
*What materials did you use to create your artwork?
*How did you make these lines, shapes, or decide on your color scheme?
It is also the time of year where some students may come home and share that their work has been chosen for the "art show." Each year we have a district wide art show held in May. Artwork is saved and collected all year long for this special weekend and this year is no different. All work saved will be stored with care, mounted and tagged with your child's name. If your child's work is saved, you will receive a formal invitation prior to the show letting you know the details of when, and where their work will be on display. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions about the event. At this time, the details are still in the works but we begin collecting early so we can celebrate as many artists as we can.
READING UPDATE FROM MRS. DISTEFANO
INTRODUCING RICHLAND READING LEADERS!
Hello all! We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our Richland Reading Leaders. This group will plan and facilitate a reading themed event each month. We are excited to share our love of reading with each other and our school community.
Kindergarten- June H., Lucas P., Cameron C.
First Grade- Cohin G., Wyatt O., Claire W., Lena P.
Second Grade- Jase G., Jamie T., Cece S., Bella L.
Third Grade- Sloane H., Bella R., Carter B., Mia S.
Fourth Grade- Addison R., Izzy P., Emma W., Naomi G., Toni J.
Fifth Grade- Addie P., Ava M., Bowie H., Hamza T., Milo T.
Love, Mrs. DiStefano
IS YOUR FAMILY IN NEED OF HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?
The holidays are quickly approaching! The Quakertown Community has a few ways to support our families. Please see the flyers below and reach out with any questions.
PURCHASING LUNCH AT SCHOOL
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.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call 215-529-2012.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What are some things you do without being asked?
TUESDAY: No School
WEDNESDAY: What are some decisions you’ve made recently that you’re proud of?
THURSDAY: What is one thing you can work on more?
FRIDAY: What do you do when you can’t sleep at night?