RPS Parent News
March 1, 2018
RPS Parent School Survey 2017-18
In order to collect stakeholder feedback for RPS and Onslow County Schools, we are asking our parents to participate in taking the eProve Parent Survey. The results we receive as a school will help us plan and prepare for the next school year. If you could take a few minutes to complete this survey, we would greatly appreciate it. The survey will remain open from March 1, 2018 until April 30, 2018.
From the Desk of our Social Worker, Ms. Harmon - CHEW Program
Parents, PLEASE HELP OUT if you can.........Childhood hunger in Onslow County is a growing concern. CHEW (Children Healthy Eating on Weekends) is a program that assists children in Onslow County by providing a backpack filled with child friendly foods which are easy to prepare. The CHEW program serves 498 students in Onslow County Schools and 101 of those students are here in the Richlands area.
From March 12th -March 16th, Richlands Primary School will be collecting cans of green beans and corn for the CHEW program. We are asking that each student try to bring at least one can of green beans or corn. Our goal is to collect 1,000 cans. CHEW uses 404 cans of green beans and corn a month. Please help the students in our community by donating. All donations remain in the Richlands area. Thank you for your support!
The Leader In Me Update - From the Desk of Mrs. Hartley in Community Leadership Class
In our Community Leadership class, we are learning about Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. This habit is about emphatic listening. It teaches us to listen before we speak. It teaches us to not interrupt, to wait patiently for our turn to speak, not to blurt out, and to try to understand other people's ideas and feelings even if they are different from our own.
Most importantly, this habit is about listening with our whole bodies; with our eyes, ears, and our hearts. I have included some "Family Talk" questions below to use as a guide to sit down with your child and listen to one another (with your eyes, ears, and hearts).
Tell me the five best things about you.
What are the qualities that make a good friend?
If you could tell me to never serve two vegetables again, which two would you choose?
Who was the best teacher you ever had? Tell me why.
Which one of your friends is the funniest? Why?
If you could arrange it, what time would I come home from work? Then, what would we do together?
If you could change three things about yourself, what would they be?
If you could keep your room any way you wanted, how would it look?
Tell me who you think the three greatest musicians (or songs) are and why?
Mark Your Calendars!
- March 1st - Reading Night - 6-8pm
- March 8th - 2nd Grade Trip to the Sleeping Beauty Play at Northside High
- March 14th - Spring Pictures
- March 15th - Now a regular school day and not ERPD
- March 20th - 1st Grade Trip to Neuseway Nature Center (Group 1)
- March 21st - 1st Grade Trip to Neuseway Nature Center (Group 2)
- March 22nd - Highway 55 Trip for Students Chosen for Character Trait
- March 27th - 1st Grade Trip to Neuseway Nature Center (Group 3)
- March 28th - 1st Grade Trip to Neuseway Nature Center (Group 4), End of Grading Period
- March 30th - Holiday - No School
**Spring Break from April 2nd-6th
A Reading Challenge
By reading more complex books, your child can learn new words, facts, and ideas. They will also be exposed to more complicated plots and will grow as a reader. Here are a few suggestions:
- Knowing something about the topic or setting makes a tougher book easier to comprehend. If your youngster is reading a novel set in China, they could talk to someone who has been there or look up the country online (try a children's site like www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
- Encourage your child to look at a simpler book on the same subject. A picture-book biography about Harriet Tubman may help your youngster better understand a textbook chapter on the civil rights movement. This is just an example.
- Suggest that your child read complicated material with pencil and paper in hand. They can jot down questions, words to look up, or facts they want to learn more about.
Read Aloud Favorites For Families
Here are a few stories that parents and children could read together.
- Biblioburro (Jeanette Winter): A true story from Colombia - What if the library came to your neighborhood on the back of a donkey? This is the true story of a Colombian school teacher's traveling library that brought books to children in remote villages. (Also available in Spanish.)
- Dragons Love Tacos (Adam Rubin) - When a little boy discovers that dragons like to eat tacos, he decides to host a taco party for them. But a fire-breathing dragon accidentally gets a bite of spicy salsa, look out! A silly story about a dragon party that turns into a disaster.
- Just a Second (Steve Jenkins) - In just a single second, a bumblebee flaps its wings 100 times and the earth travels 18 1/2 miles. This non-fiction book will help your child think about time in fascinating ways. They will also discover different methods of measuring time.
- Bedtime Is Canceled (Cece Meng) - Maggie and her brother write their parents an official looking note: "Bedtime is canceled." Somehow, the note blows out the window, lands in a newspaper office, and ends up as a headline. Soon, bedtime really is canceled, and exhausted children quickly discover the importance of sleep.