Week of 3/20/23 at Richland Elementary School
Hello Spring! This is always an exciting time of year as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and we look forward to celebrations of spring. In this first week of spring, our second graders will perform for families, and classes will start visiting our book fair. See highlights from this week and more peeks at what's coming in this newsletter. Look for information soon about Richland's Knowledge Fair and Leadership Night on April 27.
Have you registered for next month's Color Run yet? It's not too late! Registration has been extended until Tuesday morning. Donations are accepted through April 10. See below for information.
Enjoy this first week of Spring!
Nicole Zuerblis, Ed.D.
THANK YOU TO OUR PTO FOR MAKING US FEEL SPECIAL WITH A YUMMY BREAKFAST!
WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE YOU!
SAVE THE DATES FOR PSSA TESTING IN GRADES 3-5
4/24-4/26 English Language Arts (ELA)
5/3-5/4 Science (Grade 4 only)
SECOND GRADE CONCERT @ RES @ 6:30 ON THURSDAY
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK
A VISIT FROM STRAYER'S JAZZ BAND
BOOK FAIR STARTS SOON!
The Spring Book Fair is almost here! Information flyers will be coming home with your children very soon. Here is an online flyer.
Students will cycle through the book fair during their library classes on March 24, 27 & 29. Please make note of your child’s library day.
Cash and checks written to QCSD are acceptable methods of payment. If sending a blank check with your child, please write a “do not exceed” amount on the memo line.
Looking forward to another successful Book Fair!
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: How have you been a friend to someone even if they haven’t been a good friend to you?
TUESDAY: What is your greatest strength?
WEDNESDAY: What is your greatest struggle?
THURSDAY: How do you respond to people whose opinions are different from your own?
FRIDAY: How important is it to listen to other people’s ideas?
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE FROM MRS. COYLE
QCSD is part of a multicultural, multilingual community, and the English Language Development (ELD) department is tracking changes over time. For example, did you know…
There are now over 200 English Learners (ELs) in the district? This number has been steadily growing.
78% of our ELs speak Spanish as their native language?
In addition to Spanish, 19 other languages are spoken across our district?
For more statistics about English Learners in QCSD, check out the attached infographic created by the district’s supervisor of ELD, Dr. Erin Oleksa-Carter.
QCSD also takes an assets-based approach to educating bilingual and multilingual students. This means we see learners’ knowledge of other cultures and languages as something to build upon, share, and celebrate.