RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 11/29/22 at Richland Elementary School

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

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Dear Richland Families,


I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, 11/28. This week we welcome December! Check out our December spirit days calendar below with ways to show spirit and kindness every day.


CHOP Pajama Day is on Friday and our tab collection contest to support childhood cancer ends Friday too. See more information on how to donate below.


It's Book Fair time! Students will visit our December Book Fair in library class on 12/2, 12/5, or 12/7.


Our second annual Reindeer Run, sponsored by our PTO, is on 12/16! Please see the sign-up below if you are able to volunteer. We hope you'll join us Tuesday night in the library at 6:30 for this month's PTO meeting. Kids are welcome!


Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, and have a wonderful first week of December!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

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SPREAD SPIRIT AND KINDNESS EVERY DAY IN DECEMBER!

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Richland is having a Pajama Day on

Friday, December 2, 2022 to help the kids at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

If you can donate to this cause,

please click this link.

You can also send a check to school

made payable to: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

by December 2.

The donations are tax-deductible.

ALL CHILDREN MAY WEAR PJs ON PAJAMA DAY!


Thank you for helping others!

TAB COLLECTION CONTEST TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER ENDS 12/2

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REINDEER RUN ON 12/16 1:00-3:00

CARRY OUT SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS

https://www.smore.com/qz0as-gratitude
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PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Would you like to express your gratitude to staff members? Click on the Shout Outs image to let us know! I will share messages with staff weekly.
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UPDATE FROM MRS. SCHMOLK, SCHOOL COUNSELOR

SECOND STEP LESSONS

This year our students are continuing to develop their social-emotional skills by participating in a program called Second Step. Lessons occur on Thursdays during students' Caring School Community class time.


Second Step Elementary is a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school. The four units will cover the following:


Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting: Children learn how to pay attention and manage distractions, develop a growth mindset, and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.


Emotion Management: Children learn how to identify and label emotions and use emotion management strategies—including stress management for older students—to calm strong feelings.


Empathy & Kindness: Children learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships.


Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process:


S: Say the problem

T: Think of solutions

E: Explore the outcomes

P: Pick a solution

IS YOUR FAMILY IN NEED OF HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Hello Richland Families!


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.


Mrs. Schmolk

School Counselor

dschmolk@qcsd.org

215-529-2456

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THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS

Each day, we read a question of the day. We encourage you to continue the conversations at home. Be sure to watch this week's question of the day video coming soon!


Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!


MONDAY: No School

TUESDAY: How will you know that you’ve had a successful school year?

WEDNESDAY: When are you at your best?

THURSDAY: When are you at your worst?

FRIDAY: What do you really love to do at school?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

11/23-11/28 NO SCHOOL

11/29 PTO MEETING @ 6:30

12/2 CHOP PAJAMA DAY

12/2, 12/5, 12/7 BOOK FAIR

12/8 NED KINDNESS ASSEMBLY

12/16 REINDEER RUN

12/20 VARSITY SINGERS ASSEMBLY

12/22 HOLIDAY SING ASSEMBLY

12/26-1/2/23 NO SCHOOL