Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

October 23-27, 2017

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I BELIEVE you matter!!

I Believe in Helping Others Succeed

Rhet Powers, author of the article linked here:

Food, Sleep, Exercise: Why You Seriously Need All 3 to Be Successful, suggests we cover the basics of food, sleep and exercise to be successful. Powers states "Self-maintenance is critical to your success because it allows you to go further, get more done and most importantly, be happy doing it." Over MEA, take time for you. Celebrate the successes you've helped build with our students. Be successful. Find your happy. Laugh out loud like the babies in the video clip.


Thank you to Jen and Carrie for organizing Family Groups. Stations were creative and students were actively engaged! Family pictures are sure to be a welcomed, day-brightening staple throughout our year! Thank you for making a difference today to create a better tomorrow!

First 6 Weeks: Maintenance

The first six weeks of school were focused on establishing rituals and routines for our school. We will continue to teach and practice these behaviors throughout the school year. We also focus on community and relationship building as we know that no significant learning happens without a significant relationship.

Building relationships with difficult students:

Dr. Allen Mendler focuses on improving trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way we treat our best students. See the link for details.

Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students | Edutopia

Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation Forms can be found HERE

Reading is Our Super Power!

We get involved when we read! We get to fill in details with our imaginations. The more we read, the more we get to use our imaginations. The more we use our imaginations, the more powerful we become!


In an effort to track and streamline the referral process for counseling and mental health support, please start with Ambur for any mental health services for our students. Ambur will manage the next steps for the students which could include small groups, individual counseling, and/or True Balance counseling.

Students already receiving counseling services from True Balance will not be effected. They will continue their own services.

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE October 23-27, 2017


  • Office Open
  • Mary at Policy and Admin Meeting 11:00; 1:00 DO
  • Office Open
  • Vision Screening grades 1, 3, 5 10:00
  • Building RtI 2:50 Kelly's room
  • Office Open
  • Building Collaboration: Rescheduled TBD (OG training)
  • Office Open
  • Mary at CMLP Meeting 1:00 DO
  • Office Open
  • District CI 7:00 HS

Upcoming Important Dates

10/23-27: Orton-Gillingham Training

10/24: Vision Screening Grades 1, 3, 5 10:00 Media Center

10/28: PTC Meat Raffle at Corky's 1:30

10/31: Fall Parade 1:30

11/2: CherryDale Fundraiser Delivery

11/7: Math Train the Trainer Training


District Level

RtI (Response to Intervention)CI (Curriculum and Instruction)SD (Staff Development)Technology
  • Referendum: Keep technology current, ensure career and college readiness, enhance communication tools
  • Vote November 7
Teacher Evaluation

Building Level

Staff Meeting

  • Meeting 11/6 at 7:30 in library
  • Meeting 10/25 7:30 in library
  • Meeting 11/22 2:50 in library
  • Meeting 10/24 2:50 in library