Week of 11/8/21 at Richland Elementary School
This week to commemorate Veterans Day, we honor all who have served or are serving in our military and invite you to send in photos for a wall of honor. We thank all personnel for their service. Please see more information about our photo collection below.
Monday is the last day to order Richland spirit wear. Check out our new items! Delivery will be to Richland in plenty of time for December holidays.
We have many community projects this month including a candy collection for military troops, a food drive for the Quakertown Food Pantry, and a virtual library card drive for family literacy month. Our collection of tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Aluminum Tab Recycling Program is ongoing. Thank you for supporting each other and our community. Keep reading for more information.
Saturday is World Kindness Day. In keeping with our theme of gratitude, Friday will be YOU MATTER Day. We encourage you to share with others why they matter to you and encourage your children to do the same because together we THRIVE.
Have a terrific week!
OUR SPIRIT WEAR SALES END MONDAY NIGHT!
VETERANS DAY PICTURES REQUESTED
PICTURE RETAKE ON FRIDAY
YOU MATTER DAY FOR WORLD KINDNESS
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK
VIRTUAL LIBRARY CARD DRIVE 11/8-11/21
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY LITERACY MONTH!
It's your chance to celebrate reading together.
Click here to complete an online application for a library card. Cards will be delivered directly to Richland, and students can take them home.
Go to this website: https://buckslib.org/school-outreach-library-card-application/
Select Richland Elementary School from the dropdown menu.
Use this password to complete the application: $choolYear2021
NOVEMBER FOOD DRIVE
It's that time of year again! Teachers are beginning conferences with parents. With your help, we can show our appreciation for teachers and staff at Richland by providing a luncheon on Wednesday November 17th from 11:00-2:00.
Please consider donating a luncheon item or your time in helping with the luncheon on the sign up here. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a special event for those who help our children every day.
>Cash/Check Donations: Please submit cash/check donations by Friday November 12th. Place in an envelope marked TEACHER LUNCH and the student can hand it off to their teacher. The teacher will hand the money to the office for the PTO to collect. Checks can be made out to Richland PTO.
>Donate by Venmo: @richlandPTO18951
>Delivery of all items: are needed in the teacher lunch room by 10:30AM November 17th.
Thank you for your support!
NEXT PTO MEETING 11/17
The Richland PTO
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: When are you most likely to use proactive language?
TUESDAY: When are you most likely to use reactive language?
WEDNESDAY: When do you get angry?
THURSDAY: What do you do when you’re nervous?
FRIDAY: What are some things you do without being asked?
NOVEMBER CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY NOVEMBER 4, 8, 17
NEW WAYS NOVEMBER
Ronald McDonald House Aluminum Tab Recycling Program
Little things can make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House and others affected by childhood cancer or anyone else who needs the help from the Ronald McDonald House by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or any other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum tabs help offset The Ronald McDonald House expenses. Send in your tabs to Richland.
We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.
He is a 4th grader at Richland.
WHAT ARE HABIT TICKETS?
Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.
HOW CAN I HELP AT HOME?
We encourage you to discuss Leader in Me with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics in different settings.
OUR WORD FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
TOGETHER WE THRIVE!
USE "SAFE ARRIVAL" SYSTEM
With SafeArrival, families can report their child’s absence using any of these 3
1.Using a mobile device; download and install the free SchoolMessenger app from the
Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). Please note that the first time you use the app,
you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. To enter an absence, select Attendance, then Report an Absence.
- In addition to attendance information, in the app you will also see all of the School Messenger messages the school has sent throughout the year.
2. Use the SafeArrival website; https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use
the website, you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. Then, select Attendance and finally, Report an Absence.
3. Call the toll-free number; 1-833-834-4911 and report an absence using the automated phone system. To use this system, you must use or enter the phone number you
provided as your district contact number. Using or entering that phone number will link you to your child(ren).
These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL QCSD STUDENTS
CONSIDER COMPLETING AN APPLICATION
Currently, our district is providing ALL families with children up to the age of 18 with FREE breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year through funds from the US Department of Agriculture. There are no conditions to qualify. However, if you do not have a current application on file for the 2021-2022 school year, you could miss benefits from the State, should it decide to provide the Pandemic EBT Benefits again.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Reiss, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, at email@example.com or 215-529-2022.