Richmond Elementary

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Important Dates

April 12th RI Philharmonic 3rd and 4th grade trip

April 5th Budget Referendum

April 29th Grade 4 Field Trip to Slater Mill

April 29th URI (Mrs. Neill and Mrs. Wnek's Classes)

May 10th Grade 2 Vet's Theater-Aesop's Fables Field Trip

Author Visit

Author David Kelly came to our school on Thursday to talk to the students about being an author and the books that he writes. Students can receive an autographed copy of his books by filling out the order form (attached) and returning it to school with payment (cash or checks only please - made payable to Upside Research, Inc). The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 27th. Orders will go in on Friday, April 29th. The students should receive their books by May 16. Thank you!

April Vacation Reading Activities

Please see the attachment for the April Vacation Reading Challenge! Students who complete it will be recognized at our next CARES assembly.

PTO Update

Last Call for Yearbook Booster Ads: Would you like to have a special congratulatory message to your child printed in the yearbook? Or, maybe you'd like to thank your favorite teacher or special staff member? The cost per ad is only $5! Ads are due by this Friday, April 8th. Create and pay for your booster ads online using NOTE: After logging into Community Pass, select 'Browse Activities'. You will then be asked to verify your contact information and email address before you reach the 'Select Participants' screen. You MUST select a child or parent's name in order to continue on to create your booster ad. Ads have a maximum of 20 words and four lines. If you have any questions, please contact Filipa Bryson at

PTO President Shadow/Vacancy: Our current President, Stacy Wotherspoon, is looking for someone to shadow her for the 2016/17 school year and take over as President in 2017. Please go to to read a letter from Stacy about her time on the PTO and to view a job description for the position. Interested candidates should contact Stacy at and plan to attend our next meeting on April 13th.

Girl's Choice Spring Fling: This year's Girl's Choice event is a Spring Fling dance being held on Friday, April 29th from 6:30-8:30pm in the gym! Invitations are being sent home next week, so don't forget to check backpacks. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event should contact Keri Edmunds at . There will be a photographer on site for those interested in purchasing a keepsake picture from the dance.

Next PTO Meeting: Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm in the library. All are welcome!

Spotlight On Learning: Preparing Your Child For Testing

PARCC has released a five step checklist that will help parents get their kids ready for testing. The checklist features links to a host of assessment-related resources from both PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes, Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that will provide both parents and teachers with information about when the assessments will be given in their child's district, what will be expected of them when they are testing, and much more.

Both parents and teachers may also use the checklist to find practice tests, along with released items on the Partnership Resource Center. View the checklist by clicking below:


Friday is the last day to order yearbooks. Please use the link below to order: use code res2016

Gems-net Family Event

Family Science Expo

Saturday, April 30th

10am to 2pm

at the Ryan Center

URI Kingston Campus

Hippity Hoppity Fun in PE


Thank you to Ms. Mandeville, Mr. Zielski and all of our chorus students for helping to make Artessy a success! See Pictures below.
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