Launch into the Week

September 29, 2023

Richards R-V School

Sometimes the best laid plans change, so if corrections are made to this document please visit the online version using the "Launch" link found on the Richards website or follow postings on Facebook.

Important Dates to Remember

Title I Parent Involvement & Literacy Night

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Camp Read-a-Lot

Thursday, October 5, Richards teachers would like to invite all of our PK-8th grade Rockets for a night around the "campfire". We will kick off the event with a FREE hotdog meal and a chance to meet Grizz the bear! (Don’t worry, he is a friendly bear!) Teachers will have special reading activities for every Rocket!

Camp Schedule:

  • 5:00-5:30 FREE hot dog meal and session sign-up.

  • 5:40-6:00 1st Session

  • 6:10-6:30 2nd Session

*Please accompany your child to their session.

*Please enter through the new cafeteria/FEMA entrance.

We hope you join us for this opportunity to share reading with your child and their teacher!

Richards Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 16 - Thursday, October 19, 2023

Richards School District will be hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences the week of October 16 - 19 by appointment. Please sign up using the following link to schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference with your child's teacher(s): Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up.

Dates and times may vary by teacher, so please look over the document closely. To begin, choose an appointment time and "Sign Up". Next, you will be asked for your email address, your name, telephone number and student's name. Finally, click on the "Save and Done". If you have another student, and wish to schedule another appointment, click on "Save and Add Another Person". You may also enter a comment. If you need to edit or remove your appointment, click on "My Spots". If you have further questions, please feel free to call the school at 417-256-5239.

Mark Your Calendars!

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Sports Information

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Cross Country Season Begins!

Cross Country Practice & Running Club will be Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, 3:45 - 5:00 PM. Athletes need to be picked up at the Richards Sports Complex.

Parents, participants must have returned a signed Richards Sports Complex Safety Agreement before attending practice.

Cross Country Panther Relays will be at Howell Valley Friday, October 6, starting at 11:00 AM.

Rocket Basketball Tryouts!

Rocket Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3, 3:45 - 5:30 PM. Tryouts are for grades 5-8.
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Rocket Cheer Team

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Cheer Team Practice & Tryouts

Practice: 3:45 - 5:30 PM

Monday, October 2

Tuesday, October 3

Tryouts: 3:45 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 4

--Finishing time may vary depending on the number of participants.

Support Your Rockets!

Visit the following link to learn how you can help support Richards Athletics: Deadline is Friday, October 6.
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September Student of the Month

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Slade Jeckstadt Receives Recognition

Ramona Heiney-State Farm Agent in association with The Pizza Shack (West Plains) and Spring Dipper west plains are excited to announce Richards Rockets September student of the month, Slade Jeckstadt. Slade is in 3rd grade and is the son of Sawyer and Stephanie Jeckstadt. Slade participates in football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Slade’s teachers stated he is always raising his hand and participating in class. They never have to repeat directions to him and he is always on task. He has excellent manners and is good to his friends. Slade is a joy to have in class and he has a bright future ahead!

Cowboy Starts with the Letter "C"

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Brought to you by the letter "C"

Last week Richards preschoolers learned all things beginning with the letter C. Cowboy Bronc Hibdon helped celebrate the letter " C" in style! With the help of his quarter horse sidekick, Maggie, Cowboy Bronc talked about his job as a cowboy and the importance of teamwork between horse and rider.
Cowboy Starts with the Letter "C"
Cowboy Bronc
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Positive Affirmations

Our Rocket "GirlTalk" ladies are learning the power of positive thinking! Mrs. Bryant challenged the group members to replace negative beliefs and thoughts with positive affirmations. Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones can help support your efforts to achieve your goals.

The group put their positive statements out there to encourage others to recognize the power of positive thinking.

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It's a Plum Job!

Delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to classrooms every afternoon is just one of the many jobs our student council members perform as representatives of the Richards student body.

These daily snack deliveries are made possible through a grant award from the United States Department of Agriculture. Fresh plums are just one example of the healthy snacks that are delivered each day.

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Dear Parents, Your Help is Needed!

We would like to inform you of an important change to our transportation policy. Please be aware that if you intend to change the transportation method (parent pick up or bus) for your child on any given day, you must notify the school by 3:00 PM. This new procedure is designed for your child’s safety. Any time a parent requests to change transportation methods it must be communicated to multiple staff members. If the request is last minute, it can be difficult to manage during the end-of-day procedures and can increase the probability of error.

Thank you for your help in keeping our Rockets safe!

Parent Information

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Attention Parents: Close the Gap Grant

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce the Close the Gap Grant program. DESE is working with the vendor Odyssey to administer this program. This is a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for parents who qualify to use for allowable educational expenses for their K-12 public school district and charter school students. More information here: Close the Gap Information
Parent Portal - TeacherEase

Be sure to login and use Parent Portal to monitor your child's assignments, grades, attendance, lunch bill, etc.

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