Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

December 11-15, 2017

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I BELIEVE you matter!!

I Believe in Keeping Our Day

We believe in you matter, we believe in relationships, we believe in helping others be successful, and we believe in living above the line. This week, we continue to focus on combining these Top 20 facets with Keeping Our Day. Some of our days parallel Alexander's day in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day written by Judith Viorst. We let minuscule problems and issues become invitations that cause us to drop Below the Line and develop a mindset that takes hours of our day away. Imagine if the famous failures noted in the video clip gave away their day at every setback. We need to remind ourselves that only we have the power to Keep our Day.


Dan, Thank you for leading our students in carols with your trumpet at Richmond's TreeMendous Event! This was an amazing evening of caroling and enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas on the streets of downtown Richmond. Your efforts and talents are appreciated! James, Shannon, Amy, and Joy, Thank you for inspiring all Richmond students with 21st Century Skills in your Hour of Code! James, an amazing number of parents and their children took part in your classroom's future-forward efforts! Thank you all for making a difference today to create a better tomorrow!

Reading is Our Super Power!

As we work toward achieving our WBWF Reading Goals, let's compare and contrast skills students might need to become proficient readers across the disciplines. ReLeah Cossett Lent, author of "Reading Across and Within the Curriculum", suggests that the recommendation of the National Reading Panel to target five reading areas (The Pillars: phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency) combined with Common Core Standards in 2012-2015 have accelerated reading strategies across all curricular areas. Note the relationships across and within the core classes listed below, and imagine the effectiveness of a school-wide culture of literacy!

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Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation Forms can be found HERE


In an effort to track and streamline the referral process for counseling and mental health support, please start with Ambur for any mental health services for our students. Ambur will manage the next steps for the students which could include small groups, individual counseling, and/or True Balance counseling.

Students already receiving counseling services from True Balance will not be effected. They will continue their own services.

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE December 11-15, 2017


  • Office Open
  • Mary at Academic Meeting DO 9:00
  • Office Open
  • Advisory 7:35 Media ** Note time change
  • Mary at ELA Committee Meeting 3:00 CSE
  • Office Open
  • SAT 2:30 Media


  • Office Open
  • 11:20 SRWD 5th Grade
  • Science Committee Meeting 2:30 CSE
  • Bell Ringing 4:00-7:00 Coborn's St. Joseph
  • Dinner 7:15-? American Burger Bar St. Joseph


  • Office Open
  • District CI DO 7:00

Upcoming Important Dates

December 11: Secret Santa Begins

December 20: PLAT;1:00 Dairy Princess Presentation (30 Minutes, schedule TBD)

December 21: Sts. P & P Program: Arrive at 12:45

December 22: Skating at Richmond Arena 12:30-2:30 ** We will be walking. Please dress appropriately!

December 23-January 2: Winter Break

January 3: Welcome Back!


District Level

RtI (Response to Intervention)CI (Curriculum and Instruction)SD (Staff Development)Technology
  • Referendum passed!!
Teacher Evaluation

Building Level

Staff Meeting

  • Meeting 12/8 at 7:30 Media
  • Meeting 12/13 7:35 Media
  • Meeting 1/24 2:50 Kelly's Room
  • Meeting 12/19 2:50 Media