Week of 11/1/21 at Richland Elementary School
Happy Halloween! Thank you for your support of our pizza fundraiser. Please enjoy photos from today and from our parade, including visits from Richie the Richland Panther. It was a fun week and a proud week! We recognized student leadership and celebrated our September and October student leaders of the month. Students were nominated by their teachers for their consistent display of leadership and for living the 7 habits. Classmates cheered for each other during the recognition. We are proud of our student leaders! See their photos in this newsletter.
Our online spirit wear store is open! We are excited to offer new items. Get the details below.
As we start the month of November, we are reminded again of the power of expressing gratitude. We invite you to show your gratitude for your children, their teachers and staff, and for each other, especially on Thankful Thursdays this month. This week also begins our fall food drive to collect needed items for the Quakertown Food Pantry.
As a reminder, there is no school for students on Tuesday.
Together we THRIVE!
Have a wonderful first week of November!
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON TUESDAY
$1 HALLOWEEN LOLLIPOP SALE CONTINUES MONDAY!
NOVEMBER FOOD DRIVE
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR PTO PIZZA FUNDRAISER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEPTEMBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OCTOBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH!
OUR SPIRIT WEAR SALES ARE OPEN!
VIRTUAL LIBRARY CARD DRIVE 11/8-11/21
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY LITERACY MONTH!
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What are you responsible for at school?
TUESDAY: No School
WEDNESDAY: What does it mean to “choose your own weather”?
THURSDAY: What does proactive language sound like?
FRIDAY: What does reactive language sound like?
PICTURE MAKE UP DAY 11/12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-529-2022.