Richmond Elementary School

List-Serv 3.13.15

Important Dates to Remember

3.16.15 Richmond Elementary School's 80th Birthday Celebration (assembly for students and staff only and school tours for alumni from 5 to 6 pm)

3.18.15 ELA Workshop for Parents/Guardians 5:30 pm (cafeteria)

3.18.15 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm (cafeteria)

3.19.15 Early Release Day

3.23.15 PARCC Testing Begins (see below)

3.23.15 Kindergarten Registration Begins (during school hours-see below)

3.28.15 Evening Kindergarten Registration (5:30 to 8 pm)

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From Our School Nurse

STREP THROAT:

Please inform the school if your child contracts strep throat. The nurse alerts parents

in your child's classroom of a case of strep throat via a note home. Your child will not be identified.

PARCC Testing Begins 3.23.15

Test Schedule Grade 3:

Monday 3/23/15 Math Session 1

Tuesday 3/24/15 Math Session 2

Thursday 3/26/15 ELA Session 1

Friday 3/27/15 ELA Session 2

Monday 3/30/15 ELA Session 3


Test Schedule Grade 4:

Monday 3/23/15 Math Session 1

Tuesday 3/24/15 Math Session 2

Thursday 3/26/15 ELA Session 1

Friday 3/27/15 ELA Session 2

Monday 3/30/15 ELA Session 3

Spotlight on Instruction: Science Inquiry

The 5 features of science inquiry:

  • Learner Engages in Scientifically Oriented Questions
  • Learner Gives Priority to Evidence in Responding to Questions
  • Learner Formulates Explanations from Evidence
  • Learner Connects Explanations to Scientific Knowledge
  • Learner Communicates and Justifies Explanations

From: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-science-inquiry-based

PTO Update

Square 1 Art - Check the backpacks...your custom Square 1 Art catalogs are coming home! Your child's artwork will be displayed on the cover and inside there are all kinds of items you can order with that artwork on it. And it includes free custom stickers for you to keep.

Orders can be placed using the paper order form or online. Checks are made payable to Square 1 Art. All orders are due March 27. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used towards special programs during reading week.


Family Paint Party - There are a few spots left if you want to join us and the Proud Painter on Sat March 21 from 1-3:30 in the school cafe. Registration is required - http://richmondelementaryschoolpto.yolasite.com/resources/Family%20Painting%20Party.pdf


Spring cleaning? If you have any games that need a new home, the recess team is looking to add the following games to their supply: checkers, Boggle, Scrabble, Bananagrams, Connect4, Uno, Chess, or Blokus. Although the kids are heading outdoors whenever they can, we will still have rainy days with indoor recess.


Please send games into school marked "Mrs. Reilly" or contact Shellie Callahan at teamcallahan@gmail.com

Pasta Supper to Benefit the Gillis Family

On March 28, 2015 the Rhode Island Environmental Police Officers Association will host a pasta dinner and raffle fundraiser to support the Gillis Family. Come and show your support and have a good time in the process...and maybe win some really great stuff!

Dinner tickets are $20 per person which includes a raffle ticket for some fresh RI Lobsters! Of course they're legal size! For tickets, contact Michael Schipritt at michael.schipritt@dem.ri.gov

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