Richmond Elementary

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Important Dates

January 14 – Early Release Day

January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

PTO Update

Snow Tubing: Family Snow Tubing Night at Yawgoo is Monday, February 8th! There are 3 time slots available for tubing: 5-6pm, 6-7pm, and 7-8pm. This event fills up fast, and pre-registration is required. Additional details and registration forms can be found here. Please complete the registration form and a waiver for each snow tuber and return to school with your payment by Monday, January 25th. Keep in mind that time slots are awarded on a first-come, first-choice basis, so register as soon as possible to have the best chance at securing your desired time.

4th Grade T-shirt Reorder Opportunity: A few 4th grade parents have inquired about ordering an additional tie-die shirt. Please see details here if you would like to get in on this reorder opportunity. If interested, payment is due by Friday, January 15th.

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Reading Update

Reading Update

Thank you to all the students that read over Winter Break. We had 80 students return the READ-O Activity Sheet. Yay! Keep reading Richmond!

Need a good book for your child? Please check out the links on the Richmond Reading Website. There's a link for each grade level to a list of just right books for your child's grade. Remember to have your child read for at least 20 minutes per night.

January World Language Update

Dear Parents,

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year!

This month in Kindergarten students are continuing to learn the body parts. They have drawn snowmen and monsters with 4 eyes or 8 arms! They are learning some new colors for the winter months like blue, white, black and gray. Point to some objects and ask your child what color they are.

This month in grades one through four we read a book that explains how all families are different. In Mexico the extended family is important. Many children live with not only their parents but also their grandparents and sometimes even aunts and uncles. If students have a pet at home that they want to include in their family, they may look up the word in Spanish at home and share that new word with their class. Students will be doing a project to share their own family or a fictitious family.

Remember to visit our updated website at, to find out what we are doing in class and to access some activities and websites.


Señora Carpenter

Señora Gendreau

4th Grade T-Shirts Re-order Opportunity

4th Grade T-shirts Reorder Opportunity

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

We hope your children are enjoying their 4th grade t-shirts! The idea behind giving these to the 4th grade students earlier this year was to build school spirit and excitement around being a 4th grader! This design was picked especially for them and is ONLYavailable for the 4th grade students. (Sorry parents and siblings, you will have to wait until you are a 4th grader to earn the right to wear this coveted tie-die!!)

A few of you have inquired about purchasing an additional shirt (whether to get a different size or just to have an extra) for your 4th grader. Each shirt is $11.00. The

sizes available are Youth S, M, & L and Adult S, M & L. Again these shirts are for 4th grade students only and can be worn when notified by the 4th grade teachers (Field Trips, Early Release Days, Cares

Assemblies, Field day, etc.). There probably isn’t a need for an extra but if you feel you would like to purchase an additional one please send in payment ($11.00) in an envelope marked 4th grade t-shirt with your child’s name, teacher, size choice and a contact phone number. There are minimum requirements with ordering so these shirts are not available on a

continuous basis. If interested please send in payment by Friday, January 15th. Shirts will be ordered for those who remit payment by the 15th. If you have any additional questions please feel free to email

Thank you!

Spotlight on Learning: Grade 4 "The Great Depression" Unit

Grade 4 is reading "Bud, Not Buddy", a novel about the

Great Depression. Students are learning how to use primary and secondary sources while discovering how the Great Depression affected everyone living in the United States. See the pictures below to see how the students built background knowledge with a gallery walk.


Please remember to dress your child in full winter clothing- coats, hats, mittens every day.

Richmond Elementary School

Sharon Martin, Principal