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December News #wercharles

A Note from Mrs. Phillips

Dear Charles Families:


How quickly our months pass by and our seasons change. Our month was filled with many fun activities. Here are just a few highlights:



  • Over 160 Literacy bags were handed out during our Title I night; Adventure in a Bag.
  • Northside Church of Christ donated 10 hams for our Thanksgiving baskets.
  • We fed 15 Charles families with your donations for our food drive!
  • An additional 8 boxes were donated and delivered from CIS and Life Spring Church.
  • PTO showered us with love and encouragement from providing breakfast and lunch to the snack cart and Bath and Body Works lotions for National Education Week.
  • Chartwell's supper initiative began and is supplying supper to every student.
  • The Richmond Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved an update to the RCS Reopening Plan. This plan includes early release for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to see the plan.



Reminder: Please make sure to send your child to school with 2 masks. We are finding more students arriving to school without a mask. We are trying to help them think about their mask as part of their dress code. A good reminder would be to keep your clean mask by your backpack each night. EVERYONE is doing a fantastic job following our mask policy. I am proud of them all!


If your student will be missing school, please always call 973-3441. During this pandemic time, we need to make sure we understand why your student it out. If he/she has a doctors note, please return with your child upon their return. Thank you for notifying us of any absences, it helps us keep our records up to date and accurate.


Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 30th: NWEA testing begins

*Check out the Toolkit for NWEA

Nov. 30-Dec. 1st: Jacy House with K

Dec. 2nd-3rd: Jacy House with 1st grade

Dec. 2nd-3rd: NWEA for Virtual Students

Dec. 3rd: Virtual Student picture day/re-take day

Dec. 9th-10th: Virtual Student NWEA testing

Dec. 9th-10th: Jacy House with 3rd Grade

Dec. 14th-18th: Spirit Week

Dec. 16th: Charles Spelling bee for classroom winners (virtual for parents) @ 8:30

Dec. 18th: Last day of school for Chargers

Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 5th.

Jan. 6th: Students Return


As always, I'm here if you need anything. I try my best to put things out there on Dojo and Social Media. If there is anything else I can do better, please let me know. You can send a personal message via Dojo, Facebook or Twitter. You may also email me or call the office. That information is found below. Have a great month Chargers!


Be kind, be amazing, and be YOU!


Mrs. Kirsten Phillips

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December Say It Week 1
NWEA MAP Growth Test

Click on the button to watch a short video on what your child will experience this week as we begin NWEA testing.

Home & School Connection

Click here to read the RCS Home & School Connection Newsletter for December 2020

PBIS Monthly Celebration/Student of the Month

Friday, Dec. 4th, 8am

2400 Reeveston Road

Richmond, IN

Thank you to STAMM KOECHLEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION for funding our events.
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We are still collecting caps for our Buddy Bench! Please see below!

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Click on the links below for more information...

Covid-19 Resources

Mask Up 101- Information on the proper way to put on, remove, and wash a mask.


RCS Mask Guidelines


COVID-19: When a student, faculty or staff member can return to school.- This chart details all possible scenarios for when quarantine is necessary. **Updated**


Symptoms of COVID-19


Quarantine Guidance for Parents