Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

September 25-29, 2017


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I Believe in Relationships

Many of you noticed and inquired about the "Feed the Good Wolf" shirt I wore for Camo/Blaze Orange Day Wednesday. The shirt was created to stem further reflection about the lesson in this Cherokee legend. As we work through our next week together, I encourage you to actively emulate the choices we are given throughout our day as they relate to both wolves within each of us. Top 20 Teachers know that they have the power to activate the potential in their students to make a positive difference in their lives (p. 2). Which wolf will you feed when making that difference in relationships this week? A summary and reflection questions...

There are two wolves in this story.

One is EVIL

It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, and ego.

The other is GOOD

It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth and faith.

The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

“Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

1. Think of a person who feeds the evil wolf. There are fourteen words that describe the evil wolf. Which word describes the person you know who feeds the evil wolf?

2. Think of a person who feeds the good wolf. There are eleven words that describe the good wolf. Which word describes the person you know who feeds the good wolf?

3. Which wolf do you feed?

4. Review the eleven words describing feeding the good wolf. Select one to practice this week as you feed the good wolf.

First 6 Weeks Update

Week 4- Expectations to Teach, Model & Practice

Classroom Routines:

______Conflict resolution in the classroom

______Continue modeling and practicing rules and routines

______Continue common language

School-Wide Expectations:

______ Assembly Expectations

Instructional Expectations:

_____ Launch Daily 5 and CAFÉ Routines in 15 Days: Day 15 or follow Daily 5 for Dummies.

_____ Review Daily 5 and CAFÉ strategies

_____ Continue to Build Stamina and Independence

_____ Complete Running Records for ALL students (FAST, MCA, beginning of year assessments)


Joy Mix and Sheila Court! Thank you for assisting our students and staff in successful opening FAST testing. From logging in to fixing glitches, you were with us every step of the way. Sanitizing efforts on all those keyboards and headsets is also appreciated as we enter cold and flu season! Thank you for making a difference today to create a better (and healthier) tomorrow!

Upcoming Important Dates

9/26: National Johnny Appleseed Day

10/5: CherryDale Fundraiser orders due

10/10: 5th Grade Kindness Retreat with Discovery Elementary

10/13: 3 Hour Early Dismissal

10/19: NO SCHOOL - MEA Break

10/20: NO SCHOOL - MEA Break


Please complete your SFM training. Here is the link:

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE September 25-29


  • Office Open
  • Office Open: National Johnny Appleseed Day
  • Math Train the Trainer
  • Office Open
  • Optional Math FAST Testing
  • Pre-K Alignment Afternoon
  • Building Collaboration 2:50 Library
  • Office Open
  • PLC 7:30 Classrooms
  • RtI 2:50 Library
  • Office Open
  • District CI Meeting 7:00 Board Room


District Level

RtI (Response to Intervention)CI (Curriculum and Instruction)SD (Staff Development)Technology
  • Referendum: Keep technology current, ensure career and college readiness, enhance communication tools

Report Card

PreK-3 Alignment
  • Meeting Sept. 27 (afternoon)
Teacher Evaluation

Building Level

Staff Meeting

  • Meeting 10/3 at 7:30 in library
  • Meeting 10/11 2:50 in library
  • Meeting 9/27 2:50 in library
  • Meeting 9/28 2:50 in library