RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 10/31/22 at Richland Elementary School

GO EAGLES! GO PHILLIES!

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Dear Richland Families,


Richie, the Richland Panther, made an appearance at our parade this week. Check out many more photo highlights from this week's kindness assemblies and spirit days below.


We hope to see families this Friday night at our Family Fun Bingo Night! Our amazing Richland PTO is hosting this free event, and doors will open at 5:45. Refreshments will be available for purchase.


November begins a month of giving thanks. There are many ways to practice gratitude, and I will start by saying thank you for the support of our awesome Richland staff and community as I worked toward my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. After three and a half years, I celebrated that accomplishment this week.


I encourage you to express your gratitude to our hard-working staff. You can click on the image below to share shout-outs o staff members!


Another way staff and students express gratitude is by donating to the community. This week starts our food drive. We also look forward to celebrating our veterans this month.


So many ways to express gratitude! Thank you for all you do to partner with us, and we look forward to seeing you at parent conferences this month. Enjoy this first week of November!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

BINGO THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

DOORS OPEN AT 5:45

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LIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS EVERY FRIDAY!

HAVE EXTRA CANDY?

BRING IT IN TO DONATE TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS!

Collection starts November 1st!

VETERANS' DAY NOVEMBER 11

WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ON 11/11

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FOOD DRIVE

NOVEMBER 1-9

PICTURE DAY MAKE-UP 11/11

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NOVEMBER MENU

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NEW WAYS NOVEMBER

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THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

FROM OUR AMAZING PTO!

Richland Staff is always working extra hard! The teachers and staff are the real MVP's in our community! The PTO is looking to put together a luncheon for the staff on Monday, Nov. 7th. Long days during parent-teacher conferences are always a nice time to show the staff how much we support them!


If you are able to bring an item, please sign up here. Label it PTO. Also, please have food dropped off no later then Nov. 7th at 9:30am. If you need your item picked up please contact me at 267-981-0086 and we can set something up.


**If you are looking to help but just don't have the time we can accept Venmo donations to help with the items not purchased.


VENMO is @richlandPTO18951 please indicate- teacher luncheon


Please review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up.

Thank you for your continued support this school year!

PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Would you like to express your gratitude to staff members? Click on the Shout Outs image to let us know! I will share messages with staff weekly.
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TAB COLLECTION CONTEST TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER

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PE CLASS WITH MR. KEMMERER

WELCOME MR. WILSON

We welcome Mr. Shawn Wilson to the gym. Mr. Wilson will be student teaching with

Mr. Kemmerer until December 2nd . A student of Wilson college, he will be graduating in the

winter and ready to start his teaching career after that. Mr. Wilson also graduated from QCSD in 2016. He is looking forward to teaching our recess games and hockey units!


As we finish fitness testing in PE, 3 rd – 5 th grade students are focusing on strength tests like push ups and sit-ups. They have already completed the mile run and PACER tests! Students in grades K-2 are learning the proper form and good habits when completing these

exercises.


Students have also recently completed the RES jump rope fundraiser. Students had a

blast jumping their way into fitness while helping RES at the same time. Great job Richland!

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FROM MRS. SCHMOLK, OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR

IS YOUR FAMILY IN NEED OF HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Hello Richland Families!


The holidays are quickly approaching! The Quakertown Community has a few ways to support our families. Please see the flyers below and reach out with any questions.


Mrs. Schmolk

School Counselor

dschmolk@qcsd.org

215-529-2456

PURCHASING LUNCH AT SCHOOL

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QCSD wants to remind families that the federal program to waive the cost of meals for all students has expired. Families can make online payments for student meals at SchoolCafe. Lunch accounts for students at the Upper Bucks County Technical School are separate and may be paid at My Payments Plus.


In addition, we’re asking that QCSD families fill out 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Households must submit a new application each school year unless they receive a Direct Certification letter, which was mailed by the district in mid-August.


A situation has arisen for families with students on Free and Reduced Meals where your child may be charged for not taking enough items to qualify as a reimbursable meal. This is a federal regulation. Here’s information on what a meal consists of. Please speak with your student(s) to avoid this issue.


Click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.

If you have questions, please email sreiss@qcsd.org or call 215-529-2012.


Here is a video on 2022-2023 school meal changes.

BREAKFAST IS NOW FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS

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FREE BREAKFAST STARTING IN OCTOBER

Governor Wolf has announced free breakfast for all students starting in October and continuing through the rest of the 2022-2023 school year. No one needs to pay for breakfast. You may still put money in your child's account to purchase lunch.
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THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS

Each day, we read a question of the day. We encourage you to continue the conversations at home. Be sure to watch this week's question of the day video coming soon!


Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!


MONDAY: What does reactive language sound like?

TUESDAY: When are you most likely to use proactive language?

WEDNESDAY: When are you most likely to use reactive language?

THURSDAY: When do you get angry?

FRIDAY: What do you do when you’re nervous?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

11/3, 11/7, 11/10 PARENT CONFERENCES

4:00-8:00

11/4 BINGO FAMILY FUN NIGHT

6:00-8:00


Doors open at 5:45

11/8 NO SCHOOL

11/11 VETERANS' DAY

11/11 PICTURE MAKE UP DAY

11/23-11/28 NO SCHOOL

11/29 PTO MEETING @ 6:30

12/2 CHOP PAJAMA DAY

12/2-12/7 BOOK FAIR

12/16 REINDEER RUN

12/20 VARSITY SINGERS ASSEMBLY

12/22 HOLIDAY SING ASSEMBLY

12/26-1/2/23 NO SCHOOL