RO Newsflash

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Reminder: Upcoming Days Off

This is a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, 1/13 for Staff Professional Development and Monday, 1/16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Last Friday was an RO Spirit Day.

Students were able to wear their favorite hat.

Here is an example of some hats and some math learning

with graphs about favorite pizza toppings!

Change of Transportation Reminders

If you would like to change your child's transportation to or from school, please send an email to and the teacher on the same email before the start of the school day.

Before school is typically when teachers are able to read email.

By emailing before school, everyone (teacher/student/office) will be aware of the transportation arrangements, therefore students are not wondering about their transportation all day. Also, we would rather not disrupt the classroom by calling the classroom midday or afternoon to share a transportation change for one student. By communicating your transportation request BEFORE school, we will not have to make an announcement over the loudspeaker to the entire class.

Book Vending Machine: Request for Books

We are asking RO families for any gently used books for our new book vending machine! Please ensure they are at a level appropriate for students in Grades 3-5. We are excited about the opportunity to use these books as incentives for our students!

Thank you in advance for your help!

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RO held our monthly grade-level community meetings before winter break.

For December's meeting, OA students came prepared with some tips on how to gROw and succeed in the upper grades. OA students also describe one challenge they have had

in the upper grades and how they overcame that challenge.

RO students also had the opportunity to ask questions.

New State Behavioral Health Help Line

The Department of Mental Health has launched a new Behavioral Health Help Line that people can call or text at 833-773-2445. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 200 languages. The help line can help individuals and families navigate the behavioral health system and access treatment, including mobile crisis services. District and school leaders are asked to please share this resource with staff, families, and students, where helpful. For more information, please see the FAQ. Anyone with questions or concerns about the help line can email the help line director at

Easton Collaborative Theater: Call for Auditions

Please see the attached flyer for information on upcoming auditions for the Easton Collaborative Theater's production of The Music Man.
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On the morning of December 23rd, the top 11 classrooms that earn the most Holiday pROud Paws received a ticket to the "RO Movie Theater" in our cafeteria.

These classes were treated to the movie, Elf...complete with popcorn.

Easton Girls Softball - Spring Registration Information

Please click on the flyer for additional information about Easton Girls Softball.

RO Yearbook Information

The Yearbook Committee is accepting photos for the 2022-2023 yearbook. Pictures should be from various school or class events and should feature RO students.

Pictures can be sent to the following email

Information on how to order a yearbook will be communicated around early 2023.

Student Activity Fee

In order to help defray/cover the costs of transportation and entrance/registration fees for enrichment activities, the Easton Public School system has been collecting activity fees. Because of these fees, our district is also able to send our students to Sheep Pasture/NRT for enriching outdoor learning throughout the year. It is a valuable and unique learning opportunity for our students.

The elementary fee structure is $45.00 for grades 1-6.

For your convenience, payment can be made through the following website: If you are only able to pay by check, please make the check payable to Easton Public Schools and in the memo, please indicate it is for the student activity fee and include your child’s name. We do not accept any cash payments. Please ensure you do not pay more than once. Unfortunately, the system does not prevent this.

Please do NOT use the MySchoolBucks app. It is not functioning properly at this time.

Please note: Students who are on free/reduced lunch are exempt from this fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m using my cell phone and I do not see the Activity Fee Link.

The MySchoolBucks app does not support all functionality and you will not see the Activity Fee Link. You will need to log in using a computer.

Bridges Math Support for Families

Please see the link below to use as a resource for your student's Bridges math program.

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, 1/13 - NO School - Professional Development for Staff

Monday, 1/16 - NO School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, 1/17 - RO Virtual School Council Meeting @ 6:00pm / RO Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, 1/25 - RO Winter Concert - Grade 5 Band, Orchestra & Chorus @ 7:00pm - OAHS Auditorium.

Friday, 2/3 - RO Spirit Day - Wear your favorite RO gear or black/orange

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Richardson Olmsted School

Chris Getchell, Principal

Bryan Aries, Assistant Principal

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