Week of 4/27/20 Distance Learning at Richland Elementary
Dear Richland Families,
Now that we have been in our distance learning environment for several weeks, we would like your feedback. Please complete the parent/guardian survey below. We will reflect on the information you provide to address the needs of students and families. We appreciate your support!
Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay Safe.
We are in this together!
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK!
Post to your teachers and tweet @RichlandQCSD
4/27 MAKE IT MONDAY!
Make something! Your bed, an art project, anything! Share a pic to show your teacher.
4/28 TEAM TUESDAY!
Wear your favorite sports team gear or colors! Share your photo.
4/29 FAVORITE BOOK WEDNESDAY!
Share a pic of you reading your favorite book!
MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS AT RICHLAND M, W, F 11:00-1:00
The Quakertown Community School District is aware of the increasing financial hardships faced by area families in these challenging times. We encourage QCSD families going through financial difficulties to pick up food for their students.
Bagged breakfasts and lunches are available to all families for pick up at Richland, Pfaff, and the High School M, W, F between 11:00 and 1:00. Students do not need to be present.
SCENES FROM OUR WEEK!
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Start your week off right with a mindful Monday! Check out Mindfulness with Mrs. Schmolk each week for resources to support your children during this time and support for parents too!
PRE-K COUNTS APPLICATION
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. STAUFFER, OUR SCHOOL NURSE
Allergy season is here. We are all hoping the temperature will get warmer, the wind will calm down, and the frequent Spring rain will end very soon. We all love to be outside, but our beautiful green lawns and blooming flowers and trees can cause problems for children and adults with seasonal allergies.
With COVID-19 constantly on our mind, and new symptoms added often, even a simple cough can make us worry that we are getting sick. Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, sneezing, runny nose, itchy skin and watery eyes are all common complaints during allergy season. But remember, allergies are not contagious and don’t cause fever.
Here are some helpful tips for both adults and children. Begin taking allergy medication at the onset of symptoms, or preferably before symptoms begin. If you use a rescue inhaler, have one on hand to help avoid a trip to the emergency room. Hygiene is important, as allergens get onto our body and hair while we are outside working or playing. Shower and wash your hair before getting into bed to avoid breathing in the allergens that would rub off onto your pillow at night. When the temperature gets hot, try to keep the windows closed and if possible, use air conditioning.
Stay home and stay safe. However, if you are feeling ill and concerned about your symptoms, please contact your doctor for advice.
RESOURCES FROM THE PEACE CENTER
NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP?
At Richland, we believe in meeting the needs of the whole child. In addition to academic learning opportunities, you will see multiple ways for children and families to sharpen the saw.
Habit 7 tells us that balance is best. We all need to take care of ourselves, especially at this challenging time.
Physical: Healthy eating, exercising, and resting
Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others
Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching
Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service to others
Leader in Me is not a program; it's a philosophy for school and life. There is so much we can all benefit from right now. We want to support you with Richland routines that your children can teach you! Check out many family resources here like activities, lessons, and videos.