Week of 10/3/22 at Richland Elementary School
Welcome to October! Monthly Action for Happiness calendars are included in each newsletter. Be sure to check out Optimistic October below. Each day there is something to do involving the monthly theme. Today is find something to be optimistic about, even it's a difficult time. A whole month of optimism!
October is also anti-bullying month. We will share resources for spreading kindness, standing up for others, and reporting bullying each week. Later in October, our favorite performer and guest, Jared Campbell, will be back to share his message of kindness and anti-bullying. Richland is proud of our inclusive atmosphere and our attitude of gratitude and caring.
As a reminder, there is no school on Wednesday for the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.
Have a wonderful first week of October!
NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, 10/5
APPLY FOR THE STUDENT LIGHTHOUSE TEAM!
PURCHASING LUNCH AT SCHOOL
QCSD wants to remind families that the federal program to waive the cost of meals for all students has expired. Families can make online payments for student meals at SchoolCafe. Lunch accounts for students at the Upper Bucks County Technical School are separate and may be paid at My Payments Plus.
In addition, we’re asking that QCSD families fill out 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Households must submit a new application each school year unless they receive a Direct Certification letter, which was mailed by the district in mid-August.
A situation has arisen for families with students on Free and Reduced Meals where your child may be charged for not taking enough items to qualify as a reimbursable meal. This is a federal regulation. Here’s information on what a meal consists of. Please speak with your student(s) to avoid this issue.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-529-2012.
BREAKFAST IS NOW FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS
FREE BREAKFAST STARTING IN OCTOBER
OCTOBER IS ANTI-BULLYING MONTH
OPEN SLOTS FOR PRE-K COUNTS AT RICHLAND AND PFAFF FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
Let’s Jump into Fall! An Opportunity to exercise and have fun with friends while supporting your school!
Funds raised will be used to directly benefit each Student’s experience at RES by providing classroom funds for our teachers and staff! Please consider donating here.
WHAT IS LEADER IN ME?
Leader in Me is a philosophy used at our school to promote leadership qualities in our students! Students learn about and practice our 7 habits daily. Those habits are as follows:
Begin with the end in mind
Put first things first
Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Sharpen the Saw
What will my child gain from Leader in Me?
Each day at Richland, students are encouraged to show the 7 habits. Students receive lessons focused on showing these habits in all areas of our school. Lessons include teaching students what these ideas look like in each area and practicing what those behaviors look like. Students will continue to receive these types of lessons throughout the year.
What is the Leaderboard?
Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.
How can I help from home?
We encourage you to discuss the program with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics at school.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What do you take with you everywhere you go?
TUESDAY: If you could only keep three things, what would you pick and why?
WEDNESDAY: No School
THURSDAY: What is your favorite thing about our town?
FRIDAY: What is the most difficult job in the world and why?