Week of 4/11/23 at Richland Elementary School
I hope you have been sharpening the saw and enjoying time with family during the spring break. As a reminder, there is no school on Monday. Our annual Color Run is this Friday! It's not too late to donate. Please see below for how you can contribute to our largest fundraiser of the year!
Our Spirit Wear Store closes Monday night. Check out new spring items at the link below.
Keep reading for your invitation to Richland's Knowledge Fair and Leadership Night on April 27th. Students have this opportunity to share their learning by submitting a project, and families can learn about leadership together with raffles, games, and more!
See behind the scenes looks at leadership, tips on how to get back into the school routine after a break, and ways to support our student-led spring service project.
Keep enjoying the spring break!
Nicole Zuerblis, Ed.D.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY
ANNUAL COLOR RUN IS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
EARN A RAFFLE TICKET ON LEADERSHIP NIGHT!
In April, every student will be bringing home a Leader in Me 7 Habits BINGO board. It has activities for families to do at home that are related to the 7 habits.
If you complete 5 activities in a row, bring this Bingo sheet to our Leadership Night on April 27, 2023. You will receive a raffle ticket at the event. Feel free to complete all the activities. If you do, you will receive 3 raffle tickets!
Have fun practicing the habits with your families!
SAVE THE DATES FOR PSSA TESTING IN GRADES 3-5
4/24-4/26 English Language Arts (ELA)
5/3-5/4 Science (Grade 4 only)
SPRING SERVICE PROJECT
5 WAYS TO GET BACK INTO THE SCHOOL ROUTINE AFTER A HOLIDAY BREAK
TIPS FROM MRS. SCHMOLK
The holiday break is coming to an end and it’s almost time for you to head back to work and school. During the holidays, the regular school day routine has probably been disrupted due to either traveling or just the relaxed schedule of the time of year!
Below are a few tips on how to make the transition back into the school routine after the holiday break.
Don't let the end of the holidays sneak up on you or your child! Remind your child that they will be returning to school soon, and reinforce the positive sides of school such as seeing their friends or learning their favorite subject. Nothing makes it easier to get back into a routine than to prepare for it!
Get back into YOUR routine!
Your child uses you as an example! As hard as it may be, getting up at your regular time, getting everyone dressed and ready for the day will make it much easier to get back into your normal routine once the holidays end! If your child has a routine eating schedule try and plan snacks around that time if you won't be eating at the same time!
Use a visual calendar!
Losing a routine can be stressful as you feel lost and uneasy. This is how your child feels too! To help ease their anxiety and to maintain the regular habits of the school year routine use a visual calendar! The calendar can include things as simple as bedtimes and meal times, or as elaborate as travel plans or family get-togethers. Having a visual countdown in the days leading up can also help reduce back-to-school anxiety and help you to address any fear or worry.
A good night's sleep!
It's easy to break the bedtime routine and overall sleep schedule during the holidays. This can become especially difficult when visiting or hosting family or any sort of holiday travel. When possible try and keep your child's bedtime and wake up time close to the normal times as possible. Some nights this may not be possible but don't allow one slip become the new norm!
Nobody wants the holidays to end, especially your child! With no school, presents and all sorts of treats who can blame them? Towards the end of the holiday break have them make some artwork, create a drawing, or write a story about their favorite memory of the holidays. Not only will this get your child's brain working again it will also give them something structured to work on. An added benefit is you now have a keepsake to add to their collection!
The end of the holidays doesn't have to be stressful! Remember these useful tips to help you and your child get back into the school routine.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MUSIC CLASS WITH MRS. WEINLEIN
Kindergarten has been learning about animals in music class…. Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals! Students have been identifying fast/slow and loud/soft with the music as well as identifying the animal that each piece of music represents.
First Grade has been learning about some of the orchestra instruments through the musical story of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. This story uses instruments to represent each of the main characters. Students are able to identify each character’s theme by its music and instrument.
Second Grade had been working so hard to prepare for their concert which was held on March 23rd. The children did a fantastic job and we are so proud of the perseverance and leadership they all showed!
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders learned alittle about jazz music! As we wrapped up our instrument family focus, each grade level learned alittle about a jazz musician who played an instrument from the family focused on. Third grade read about Charlie Parker and his saxophone and Bebop Jazz. Fourth Grade read about and listened to Louis Armstrong and his trumpet and Dixieland Jazz. Fifth Grade read about Duke Ellington and his Orchestra and Big Band Jazz.
4TH & 5TH GRADE CHORUS
Our chorus has started back up with new songs for our concert on May 24, 2023. 4th Grade will continue to rehearse on Day 2 at 11:45 while 5th Grade will continue to rehearse on Day 3 at 12:15. Please reach out to Mrs. Weinlein if interested in joining our Richland Chorus!
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: No School
TUESDAY: How much quiet time do you like each day?
WEDNESDAY: How do you like to learn?
THURSDAY: How would your friends describe you?
FRIDAY: What are your unique gifts and talents?