Coyote News

October 2021

A Note From Ms. Hill

Dear Starr Families:

Progress reports were sent home with students on Friday, September 24th. NWEA Family Reports will be sent home with students on Friday, October 1st. Information about NWEA reports can be found on this newsletter. Parent/Teacher conferences will be Monday, October 4th. All conferences will be held virtually or by phone between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 6:30p.m. Conferences are a great time for families to ask questions about student progress reports and NWEA reports. October 4th will be an ELearning Day for students. Students will not report to school. CLICK HERE for more information about ELearning Days.

October is an exciting month for Richmond Community Schools, as our first district Title I event will take place on Tuesday, October 5th. This event will take place at Elstro Plaza from 5:00-7:00p.m. Families will not want to miss out on this fun family activity! Elstro Plaza will be filled with math activities. All six elementary schools, Test Intermediate, Dennis Middle School, and over fifteen businesses/organizations will be represented. It will truly be a great evening filled with math activities, free books and snacks, music, and several food trucks. To build excitement for Math-A-Palooza, Starr will be participating in a Math Spirit Week (September 27th- October 1st). Be sure to check out the math themes for each day below!

Picture Day for Starr Elementary will be Friday, October 1st. Families can order photos in advance by going to and entering the Picture Day ID: EVT6ZB9FV. Students can also bring order forms to school instead of purchasing online. Even if families do not order pictures, all students will still get their photos taken for the yearbook.

In October, students have two different opportunities to earn Red Wagon (9/27-10/1 and 10/18-10/22). All students who receive zero office referrals and a ClassDojo average of 90% or higher for each of the weeks identified, will be able to choose a prize out of the Red Wagon on Friday of each of the weeks.

The week of October 11th-15th will be Fall Break. Students will not report to school. Teachers and Staff will not be in the building either. If families need to call the school for any reason, please leave a message and we will get back with you on Monday, October 18th.

Dates to Remember:

-9/27-10/1- Red Wagon Week

-9/27-10/1- Math Spirit Week

-10/1- Picture Day

-10/4- ELearning Day

-10/4- Parent/Teacher Conferences @11:00-6:30p.m.

-10/5- Math-A-Palooza at Elstro Plaza @5:00-7:00p.m.

-10/8- Kindergarten Field Trip

-10/11-10/15- Fall Break- No School

-10/18- PTO Meeting @3:00p.m.

-10/18-10/22- Red Wagon Week

-10/19-11/2- World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

-10/25- Kindergarten Vision Screening

-10/26- School Celebration- Yoga Lesson

It is truly my pleasure to serve you and your child. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. #starrshines


Ms. Mallory Hill


Starr Elementary School

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Math Spirit Week

Lifetouch Photography

Click this button to go to the Lifetouch Photography website. You will need to enter the Picture Day ID to order.

Math-A-Palooza at Elstro Plaza

Emergency Broadband Benefit

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
NWEA Map Growth- Family Guide

Click this button to learn more about the basics of NWEA Map Growth Assessment.

Video About NWEA Map Growth

Click this link for a quick video describing NWEA Map Growth.

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Starr Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for the October Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is Starr's main communication tool with families. Please make sure you sign up for class dojo when teachers send out information.

Starr PTO Meeting


Monday, October 18 @3:00pm


Starr Elementary School Library

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More Than Words

Parent Newsletter on Individuality

Click here for the Parent Resources from Core Values on Individuality.

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COVID-19 Resources

Mask Up 101- Information on the proper way to put on, remove, and wash a mask.

RCS Mask Guidelines

RCS Resources

RCS 2021-2022 Calendar

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