News from RMS
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month. This month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people. It is also a time to acknowledge the important contributions of Indiginous people that involve all aspects of American life today. Over many decades, tribes and nations have faced unique challenges and hardships. This month is an opportunity to explore how tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
PBIS Fall Festival
We had a great time at our Fall Festival on Thursday! Students used Titan Tokens to attend the festival where we played soccer & football, jumped roped & hula hooped, and took pictures at the photo booth!
Costumes for a Cause
RMS is excited to announce our first annual Costumes for a Cause!
COSTUMES FOR A CAUSE
Supporting Relay for Life & United Way
October 31, 2022
- Costumes must be school-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
- Costumes may not contain any props or accessories that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another student.
- Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground.
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
- Toy swords, plastic lightsabers and wands are not allowed.
- Costume masks of any kind may not be worn.
- Inflatable costumes not allowed.
- Costume headwear may be worn if it does not cover the face.
- Acceptable accessories include transparent wings and tutus.
- Face paint is not allowed.
- Administration reserves the right to address any costumes deemed inappropriate.
Affordable Home Internet Program
What is it?
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.
What discount can I get?
• Up to $30/month discount for internet service
• Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
• A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desk top computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the ACP if you qualify for any of the following programs:
• Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program
• School Breakfast Program
• USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
How do I get the discount?
• Go to https://affordableconnectivity.gov/ to apply!
GCPS Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council
All families invited to attend!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING • ENGLISH LEARNERS •HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM • FUNDING FOR FAMILYENGAGEMENT • MIGRATORY STUDENTS • STIMULUS FUNDS
Date & Time
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022
Spanish & Vietnamese Interpretation Provided
Mock Elections at RMS
By receipt of this email, you are allowing your student to participate in the Mock Election voting process. If you prefer that your student not participate, you may opt-out of this program. To do so, you must notify your child's teacher in writing within 5 days of receipt of this email. The written notice must include the following:
- Name of student
- A statement that the parent/guardian is opting out of the Mock Election voting process; and
- Parent/guardian signature and date of signature.
Marco's Pizza Night
Order from Marco's Pizza on Friday, November 4th and Marco's will give a percentage of the sales generated by you back to Richards Middle School!
Simply order online at marcos.com and utilize the "Fundraisers" tab or call the store and mention you are ordering for Richards Middle School. The class with the most in sales will receive a pizza party at lunch and 15% of sales goes back to your school.
ORDER EARLY ONLINE OR ON THE APP TO EARN YOUR SCHOOL AN EXTRA 5%!
Don't forget to mention/select your students' lunch teacher so their class gets the credit! The lunch class with the most sales will get a PIZZA PARTY!
Hello Titan family! It’s that time of year again. Richards Middle School is officially launching our United Way campaign. United Way is an organization that supports multiple nonprofit organizations and gives back to children and families in our own community.
Last year we had an amazing campaign. Teachers and staff members raised $11,719.12 It would be so awesome if we exceeded that amount this year, but we need your help. Our goal for this year is $12,129. We can meet that goal if every family donates. We are asking for every family to donate just $10 per child. If you aren’t able to give this amount, please donate whatever you can. No amount is too small, and every amount is appreciated. The homeroom with the highest amount of participation will win a donut party!
Donations can be given using the MyPaymentsPlus App or by logging in to https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome. When you log in, click on events and activities and select United Way.
Please join us in giving this year. So many people will be blessed by your generosity.
Titans Volleyball Academy
Who: 6th 8th Graders
When: 3 Sessions offered
Where: Discovery HS Main Gym
Time: 3:00 pm 4:15 pm
Dates : Oct 16** FREE
Session 1: Oct 30 & Nov 6
Session 2: Nov 13 & Nov 27
Session 3: Dec 4 & Dec 11
Drop in rate for each date is $40
1 Session (2 dates)………………….$75
2 Sessions (4 dates)……………….$120
3 Sessions (all six dates)……………….$200
Flu Information: A guide to keep our families safe this Flu Season
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. Each year flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.
What are flu symptoms?
Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults). Some people with the flu will not have a fever.
How long can a sick person spread flu to others?
People with flu may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to up to 5 to 7 days after. Severely ill people or young children may be able to spread the flu longer, especially if they still have symptoms.
Can my child go to school, day care, or camp if he or she is sick?
No. Your child should stay home to rest and to avoid spreading flu to other children or caregivers.
When can my child go back to school after having flu?
Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. (The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C)* or higher.
English information: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/professionals/vaccination/flu-guide-for-parents-2022.pdf