RO Newsflash

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Meet Your Child's Teacher

Our RO Team is really looking forward to welcoming families back into our school for our annual "Get Acquainted Nights." This is a chance for parents or caregivers to see our classrooms and meet the teacher(s) that will be supporting your child's progress all year. Each evening begins at 6:30pm, in your child's classroom, on the following date:

Grade 3 - Thursday, September 8 (Parents AND third graders invited to this event. This is more of an 'open house style' with the intent of better orientating our newest students and their families to our school).

Grade 4 - Wednesday, September 7 (Parents/Guardians Only)

Grade 5 - Wednesday, September 21 (Parents/Guardians Only)

This evening is entirely about your student's classroom experience. For more information pertaining to our whole school, you are welcome to watch our RO Orientation Videos, made by Mr. Getchell and Mr. Aries, on our homepage or linked here.

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At RO, we begin every day with a morning announcement

from Mr. Getchell or Mr. Aries and conclude with The Pledge of Allegiance.

RO Boosterthon Fun Run!

Richardson-Olmsted School families!

We are excited to kick off our R.O. Fun Run on 09/28/2022. Our goal is to raise $60,000 for new playgrounds and to strengthen our school community.

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.

Mark your calendars for the R.O. Fun Run fundraiser kicking off soon!

Key dates to remember:



R.O. Fun Run Kick Off - 09/28/2022

Event Day - 10/07/2022

We are grateful for our Richardson-Olmsted School family! Thank you for your support this year.

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Our first week at RO is all about engagement in learning, teamwork and building safe and effective routines. Above we have fourth graders engaged in a cooperative STEM activity.

Best part of Week??? Seeing those smiles again!!!

Seeking RO School Council Members

If you are interested in joining the RO School Council, please email Mr. Getchell this week. Our school council is comprised of a balance of parents and staff members, with Mr. Getchell as the chair. Our school council is also looking for a community member (a member without a child at RO) but living or working in Easton. Our school council meets once a month, usually the third Tuesday of the month, at 6:00pm. These meetings are virtual. Our school council advises the principal on school matters and helps develop the goals and action steps of our school improvement plan. We look for members each year.

First RO PTA Meeting of the Year

All RO Community Members are welcome to attend our virtual RO PTA Meeting each month. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00pm. We will be reviewing our PTA Budget, discussing the upcoming Boosterthon Event, a proposal to invest in the redesign of our playgrounds, enrichment opportunities for our students and more. Mr. Getchell always provides an update about our school and is always willing to listen to any concerns, ideas or answer questions. ALL are welcome to attend! The Google Meet Link is

Easton Collaborative Theatre: Auditions for Frozen

Please click on the flyer for information about Easton Collaborative Theatre's production of Frozen!

Volunteering @ RO - CORI Background Check

RO loves having volunteers for events and in classrooms throughout the year. In order to do this, volunteers must have a CORI background check completed. CORI checks are valid for 3 years,

If you have a returning student and are not sure if your CORI has expired, please feel free to call the RO main office.

If you are new to the district or need to submit another CORI form due to expiration, please see the following link: CORI ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM.pdf. It needs to be filled out completely along with a copy of the front of your driver's license and returned via email to or brought to the school department at 50 Oliver Street.

Thank you.

Drama Kids Flyer

Please click on the flyer for additional information on the Drama Kids Program.

Whitson's Cafeteria Positions Available

Please click on the flyer for more information on Whitson's cafeteria position openings. Whitson is the company who partners with EPS to provide meals to your students.
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Follow RO on Instagram!

Follow RO on Instagram at ROTIGERS. We are up to 238 followers and would love to add many more! We will be posting photos of our school in action all year using the social media platform!

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Third graders introduced to their extensive classroom library!

RO Attendance Email

If you need to change your student's transportation, request an early dismissal, report an absence, etc., please use the following email address and cc your student's teacher.

This is the most efficient way to communicate with our entire office team.

AAU Basketball Tryouts- From the Boys & Girls Club

Please see the attached flyer for AAU Basketball Tryouts.


As school begins, please remind your student to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school every day. We have a very limited supply of Chromebooks to loan students so if they forget, there is a good chance you will be called to deliver your student's Chromebook to school.

Thank you for your support with this.

RO Video Orientation

Below please find a link to help you navigate all that is "RO." These videos are intended for parents/guardians, particularly our new third grade families or any new family to our school.

Once you click on the link, you will see various areas of interest. These headings include: Our core beliefs as a school, arrival and dismissal procedures, safety, teaching and learning, communication, school supplies, summer learning, homework, etc. When you click on a heading of interest, you will be presented with a brief video providing information on that topic. These videos are anywhere from 3 - 10 minutes long.

We do not expect you to watch ALL of these videos in one sitting. The intent of this orientation is to provide families with a convenient reference point throughout the year as questions arise. This link is also posted on our website homepage for your convenience.

If you are driving your student to RO for the first time, please watch the 'Arrival and Dismissal' video ahead of your first drop off or pick up. Thank you.

Please click the link below for our video orientation. These videos play better on a laptop or desktop.

RO Orientation Videos

Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, 9/7 - Grade 4 Get Acquainted Night @ 6:30pm

Thursday, 9/8 - Grade 3 Get Acquainted Night @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, 9/20 - Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, 9/21 - Grade 5 Get Acquainted Night @ 6:30pm

Wednesday, 9/28 - RO Boosterthon Kick Off Day

Friday, 10/7 - RO Boosterthon Fun Run

Tuesday, 10/18 - RO Picture Day

RO School Calendar

Richardson Olmsted School

Chris Getchell, Principal

Bryan Aries, Assistant Principal

Instagram: @rotigers