The Richardson Review

March 2022

Greetings Richardson Families,

The building has been buzzing with all sorts of reading fun, here are a few things that happened for I Love to Read Month! Some of our 2nd and 3rd graders created a great reading heart, sharing books they love! Ms. Corcoran's class had some fun reading under their desks and 5th readers had a Read-In complete with comfy clothes! Thank you families for completing the Book Bingo with your students! Ten lucky students will be drawn to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Book Fair. They can use it on the student shopping day.

The Scholastic Book Fair opened for online shopping Wednesday, February 23. You can go online to make your purchases through Tuesday, March 8th. There will also be a special one-day "student-only" shopping at the book fair. Look for more information on the online book fair and "student-only" shopping day below; including links for online shopping and Ewallet, which is an easy and secure way for your child to make a purchase.

Family/Teacher Conferences started Thursday, February 24th, and continue Thursday, March 3rd from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Friday, March 4th from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. All conferences are being held on Zoom. We hope you scheduled a time you could Zoom with your child's teacher so that you can hear all the wonderful things they have been learning in school.

Christ Luthern parking lot

The Christ Luthern staff have noticed Richardson families waiting for their child or parking in their parking lot and crossing the street to get their child. They have asked that we please do not wait, park, or drive through their parking lot. The church is private property. Thank you for being respectful to our community neighbor's wishes.

Parent pick-up/drop-off

When you are on 17th Ave East, please keep the corner of 17th and North 1st Street open. When it is blocked it causes a safety concern for those trying to cross the street and blocks the view for drivers coming from other directions. Please stay in your car whenever possible so you can move through the line quickly. Also, I am hearing from families that some cars are skipping the line and pulling in front of the line of cars to get their children. This is highly unsafe because a car could be pulling out at the same time.


Several cars have started to pick up and drop off students in the parking lot outside the main office. The only cars dropping off and picking up in this location should be the school patrols. Walkers should be walking and not getting dropped off or picked up in a car. If you want to drive to pick up or drop off your student, please notify our child's teacher that they will be a parent pick and get in the pickup line with the other cars. Again, we want to keep all students safe and we appreciate your help and cooperation.

Important dates

February 23 - March 8: Scholastic Book Fair online

March 2: Special One Day "Student Only" shopping at the Book Fair

March 3: Evening Conferences, virtual/Zoom

March 4: No school, Morning Conferences, virtual/Zoom

March 7-11: No school, Spring break

April 15: No school, Contract Holiday

Thank you for all you do to support your child's learning,

Ms. G


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Scholastic Book Fair Online 2/23 - 3/8

Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be held online this season, we’re so excited to connect our community through the joy of reading and create a fun virtual experience for our kids.

Mark your calendars for 2/23-3/8! Our Virtual Fair will feature:

  • A fully virtual Book Fair experience where you and your child can browse nearly 300 titles by grade, meet popular authors, watch book videos, and discover the magic of reading.

  • Direct access to thousands more titles with family-friendly prices at the Scholastic Store Online

  • Rewards that benefit our school directly—25% of every purchase goes back to our school community.

We can’t wait to bring the magic of storytelling to Richardson Elementary. Check out our Virtual Store to learn more and get a head start on stocking your bookshelves!

Come to Our Book Fair!

Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

In community,

Richardson Elementary PTA

Richardson Elementary’s Book Fair Chair

Special one day "Student Only" shopping day at the Book Fair

The PTA is offering a special 1 day, in-person shopping day for students only on Wednesday, March 2nd from 10 am - 3:30 pm.

Parents should strongly consider using EWallet. Please can print off the bar code or we can look it up on the computer as well. Also, remember to include sales tax as it will be added to the total cost through Scholastic.

Try the Book Fair eWallet

Easy and secure, with contactless check-out, Book Fair eWallet is a win-win!

Dual Language Immersion starts in Kindergarten in fall 2022

Be a part of a Multilingual Community! Choose ISD 622!

Dual Language Immersion starts in Kindergarten in fall 2022.

You can choose Hmong, Mandarin, or Spanish!

Don't miss this chance to give your child a Dual Language Immersion education!

Priority registration deadline is coming up! There is limited space available.

Find out more information:




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Pangjua Xiong, Ed.D.

Principal on Special Assignment

Dual Language Immersion Programs

ISD 622 - North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale Schools

At Richardson Elementary, 2400 17th Ave E., North St. Paul, MN 55109

Office: (651) 748-6964 Mobile: (651) 235-1019




Dear Richardson Parents/Guardians,

As COVID cases are declining I wanted to touch base again on the guidelines we are suggesting for your student. IF your child has symptoms we would advise you to test them, I do have tests available in the health office for pick up for our students with symptoms. If they are positive they are to be out for 10 days. You also must fill out the student COVID response form. IF your child has been exposed to a positive case we suggest that they stay home for 5 days. The goal is to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, and I appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

I am always available for questions/concerns you may have.

We are also in the FLU season-both stomach and respiratory. I am asking that if your child(s) does not feel well, or has any of the following symptoms, please refrain from sending them to school. Again we want to keep our kids and staff safe and healthy.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Fever
- Body aches and/or Ear aches
- Stomach aches, pains and/or vomiting
- Diarrhea

-Coughing due to illness

A refresher on other guidelines:

-If your child has any of the symptoms listed above or is sent home from school they must be kept home for 24 hours. We need students to be symptom-free without medications to come back.

- If your child is experiencing symptoms and you keep them home, please feel free to reach out and let me know. I will gladly help determine testing and help coordinate dates on when they are able to return to school. You may also reach out to me with questions and concerns, my office number is 651.748.6915.

Thank you so much for your time and cooperation.

Nurse Konnie

Meet Our Staff

Click below to see all of the fabulous staff that support your students at Richardson!

Meet Our Staff

Snack donation

Richardson Elementary is in need of snack donations for our students. If you are able to donate snacks like crackers for our students, please bring them to the office.

Structured Play

Our recess structure has been changed to Structured Play this month. This means your students are going outside daily (weather permitting) with their classroom teacher to play games. This time is scheduled some time throughout the day and not necessarily right before lunch, as it has been in the past. Students are learning how to engage in cooperative play, good sportsmanship and how to have fun together while engaging in large motor activites!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

You may hear your student talking about what "Zone" they are in. We have started to implement this system school-wide. Stay tuned for more information and ways you can use Zones tools at home.

Click link Zones of regulation