Week of 11/15/21 at Richland Elementary School
A WORK OF ART AT RICHLAND!
What do you see in the work of art above? Mrs. Robison, Richland's art teacher, created this masterpiece with students. Students painted small tiles that fit together as one large image. With students' help, Mrs. Robison hung this in Richland's glass hallway, with plenty of room for passers-by to stop and take in the image.
Thank you for your generosity in our military troop candy collection and our food drive. Monday is our last day for donations to the Quakertown Food Pantry. There is also time to participate in our virtual Library Card drive. Coming next month is CHOP Pajama Day and our Scholastic Book Fair! Keep reading for more information.
Our next PTO meeting is this Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM in the library, as well as via Google Meet. We hope to see you there! Details are below.
Have a wonderful week!
THANK YOU VETERANS!
MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK
VIRTUAL LIBRARY CARD DRIVE 11/8-11/21
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY LITERACY MONTH!
It's your chance to celebrate reading together.
Click here to complete an online application for a library card. Cards will be delivered directly to Richland, and students can take them home.
Go to this website: https://buckslib.org/school-outreach-library-card-application/
Select Richland Elementary School from the dropdown menu.
Use this password to complete the application: $choolYear2021
NOVEMBER FOOD DRIVE
PTO MEETING 8:00 AM WEDNESDAY
It will also be live via Google Meet.
Please join us!
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rpw-ywyk-avb
Or dial: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 475 299 618 3246#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/rpw-ywyk-avb?pin=4752996183246
It's that time of year again! Teachers are beginning conferences with parents. With your help, we can show our appreciation for teachers and staff at Richland by providing a luncheon on Wednesday November 17th from 11:00-2:00.
Please consider donating a luncheon item or your time in helping with the luncheon on the sign up here. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a special event for those who help our children every day.
>Cash/Check Donations: Please submit cash/check donations by Friday November 12th. Place in an envelope marked TEACHER LUNCH and the student can hand it off to their teacher. The teacher will hand the money to the office for the PTO to collect. Checks can be made out to Richland PTO.
>Donate by Venmo: @richlandPTO18951
>Delivery of all items: are needed in the teacher lunch room by 10:30AM November 17th.
Thank you for your support!
The Richland PTO
NO SCHOOL 11/24-11/29
CHOP PAJAMA DAY 12/3
CHOP is having a pajama party … and Richland is invited!
Pajama Day is a chance for schools to spend the day in their most comfortable jammies while supporting kids who rely on Children’s Hospital for care, cures, and hope.
We know that giving back and creating a sense of community are important. Pajama Day is a fun and easy way to support the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
On December 3, all students and staff are invited to wear pajamas to school!
If you are able to donate, donations will be accepted via check to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and directly through a website here. The donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for helping others!
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What are some decisions you’ve made recently that you’re proud of?
TUESDAY: What is one thing you can work on more?
WEDNESDAY: What do you do when you can’t sleep at night?
THURSDAY: Think of something that happened that you didn't like. What did you learn from it?
FRIDAY: When are you happiest?
NOVEMBER CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY NOVEMBER 4, 8, 17
NEW WAYS NOVEMBER
Ronald McDonald House Aluminum Tab Recycling Program
Little things can make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House and others affected by childhood cancer or anyone else who needs the help from the Ronald McDonald House by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or any other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum tabs help offset The Ronald McDonald House expenses. Send in your tabs to Richland.
We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.
He is a 4th grader at Richland.
WHAT ARE HABIT TICKETS?
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 AT HOME?
We encourage you to discuss Leader in Me 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 in different settings.
OUR WORD FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
TOGETHER WE THRIVE!
USE "SAFE ARRIVAL" SYSTEM
With SafeArrival, families can report their child’s absence using any of these 3
1.Using a mobile device; download and install the free SchoolMessenger app from the
Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). Please note that the first time you use the app,
you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. To enter an absence, select Attendance, then Report an Absence.
- In addition to attendance information, in the app you will also see all of the School Messenger messages the school has sent throughout the year.
2. Use the SafeArrival website; https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use
the website, you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. Then, select Attendance and finally, Report an Absence.
3. Call the toll-free number; 1-833-834-4911 and report an absence using the automated phone system. To use this system, you must use or enter the phone number you
provided as your district contact number. Using or entering that phone number will link you to your child(ren).
These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL QCSD STUDENTS
CONSIDER COMPLETING AN APPLICATION
Currently, our district is providing ALL families with children up to the age of 18 with FREE breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year through funds from the US Department of Agriculture. There are no conditions to qualify. However, if you do not have a current application on file for the 2021-2022 school year, you could miss benefits from the State, should it decide to provide the Pandemic EBT Benefits again.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Reiss, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, at email@example.com or 215-529-2022.