Richland Elementary Rocket Review

September 2015

Our School Mission

Our mission at Richland Elementary is to engage students in a safe learning environment to become socially and academically successful.

Welcome Back!

Words from your Principal

Words from your Principal

The staff at Richland Elementary is excited to have all the students back at school. We have been establishing routines this past week and the students are beginning to learn the new standards at each grade level. Mr. Paris and I have felt very welcomed by the staff, students, and community and look forward to working alongside you to help the students become lifelong learners.

Richland Elementary has many opportunities for our families to get involved in school this year. Our PTA has already planned a couple of events coming up very soon: a movie night and the annual grandparents dinner. Information is coming home soon about both of these events. I also want to encourage each of you to join PTA. The cost is only $6.50 per person and the money goes right back to help your children here at school. If you want to find ways to help our school, please sign up to be a volunteer. Once you sign up as a volunteer you will be able to go on field trips with your child, help with class parties, come up and read with students, and much more. It is easy to sign up to be a volunteer! Just go to www.birdvillleschools.net and look on the left hand side of the page to click on the Volunteer link.

There are many ways to stay connected to what is going on here at Richland Elementary. I encourage you to “like” our Facebook page where you can see posts about current events. You may go to our webpage to find it. Look for the page entitled Richland Elementary Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-Elementary-Fan-Page/205576652057. Also, each of our teachers has a webpage connected to our school webpage. Many of the teachers are using newsletters, Remind, and Class Dojo, and some have created their own Facebook page. The staff at Richland is committed to making sure you know what is going on with your child’s education.

Thank you for your patience with our new dismissal card system that was enacted for the safety of the students. With any new system it takes a little while for it to be perfected. Also, if your child is tardy to school, we will need you to walk him/her into school to make sure that the student gets in safely. The front doors lock at 8:10 AM and many of the students are too small to reach the doorbell to alert the office staff that they are here. The staff here at RES feels strongly about keeping our students safe.

We are looking forward to a fantastic school year here at Richland Elementary and encourage our families to be a part of this great school!

ASPIRE

Once again this year we will be running our ASPIRE program. Our director, LaShall Jones has been working diligently to get quality classes ready for the students this year. In order to be a part of ASPIRE you must fill out an application. To know more about ASPIRE you may contact Mrs. Jones at 817-547-2086

Movie Night

Friday, Sep. 11th, 7:30pm

3250 Scruggs Park Dr

Richland Hills, TX

PTA will be showing the movie Despicable Me on the lawn. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. There will be concessions sold at the event. Students that attend must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see lots of families there!

Grandparents Dinner/TitleOne Presentation

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 5:45pm

3250 Scruggs Park Dr

Richland Hills, TX

We welcome any special people in our students lives to join us for our Grandparents Dinner. We ask that everyone that plans on attending the event to please send in a reservation. Information for this event was sent home with the students today and we have extra RSVP slips at the front office. At 5:45 PM, we will have a presentation about the Title One Program at Richland Elementary in the cafeteria.

Spring Creek BBQ Family Night

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 5pm

1509 Airport Fwy

Bedford, TX

Please join us at Spring Creek BBQ for our family night! Invite all of your friends and family to come out, too. Please be sure to sign in so that your child's class gets credit! The class and teacher that have the highest attendance will receive a special prize from Spring Creek. Also, every child under 12 attending the event will receive a gift for coming that evening. The proceeds from this night will go to help our fourth graders go to Austin. Please come out and join the fun and eat some good food!

Richland Elementary Staff

Richland Elelmentary School

Mascot: Rockets

Colors: Red and Blue

Grade Levels: Pre-Kindergarden-5th Grade