Richey's First Take

Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Kids Heart Challenge 2023

  • Dates: February 21st-March 31st
  • School Goal $5000
  • Register at or by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app


Families reach out to us for suggestions and resources in the community. In order to provide help to our Richey families, we have added a resources section to our website. Please go to and hover your mouse over the Our Resources section in the top right-hand corner. You will find information on how to contact agencies for food assistance, emergency housing, utility assistance, outpatient counseling, crisis hotline numbers, Second Step program codes, and also included are parenting tip sheets and activities. If you have any questions or need additional resources, please reach out to Mrs. Durant (

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Important Dates

  • March 15: Red Clay School Board Meeting. 7 pm Richardson Park Elementary (Hybrid)
  • March 21: PTO Meeting 6:30 pm, cafeteria/zoom
  • March 30: End of 3rd Marking Period
  • March 31: No School- Staff In-Service Day
  • April 6: MTSS Frozen Treat Day- 10 PAWS
  • April 7-16: Spring Break- No School
  • April 19: Red Clay School Board Meeting. 7 pm Richardson Park Elementary (Hybrid)
  • April 26: Kindergarten Registration Event. 4:45 pm-6 pm
  • April 27: PTO Glow Dance 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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PTO Glow Dance

Mark your calendars. The Richey PTO is having a Glow Dance on Thursday, April 27 from 6 pm-8 pm.
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Medicaid Plan Changes

During the first half of the school year the State of Delaware may have switched Medicaid plans for some families without their knowledge. Due to this change some services are being denied.

If you have been enrolled in Delaware First Health (aka-Centene) and would like to switch back to your previous managed care organization, you have until April 1, 2023. You can contact the Health Benefit Manager (HBM) at 1-800-996-9969. This hotline has faced a significant call volume in recent weeks.

If you want to make sure the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services has your most up-to-date information, you can call the Medicaid Change Report Center at 302-571-4900. Delaware Medicaid recipients can also update their contact information at

Durante la Primera mitad del Ano Escolar, El Estado de Delaware pudo haver cambiado planes de Medicaid para algunas familias sin su conocimiento. Debido a este cambio, algunos Servicios estan siendo denegados. Si se incrivio primero en Delaware First Health (aka-Centene) y le gustaria volver a su Organizacion de atencion previa, tiene hasta El 1ro, de Abril del 2023. Puede communicarse con El Administrador de Beneficios en el Departamento del Salud (HBM) en el 1800- 996- 9969. Esta linea directa a enfrentado un volumen significativo de llamadas en la ultimas Semanas.

Si desea asegurarse de que el departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de Delaware tenga su informacion mas actualizada, usted puede llamar al Centro de informes de cambios de Medicaid al 302- 571- 4900. Los recipientes tambien pueden actualisar sus informacion de contactos en la pagina:

Late Arrivals

Richey Families: Please remember that our instructional day starts at 9:00 am. Any student dropped off after 9:00 am is considered late. We open the doors at 8:40 am for Breakfast and 8:45 am for the rest of our students. Please make sure that you are dropping off before 9:00 am. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Birthday Celebrations

We do not celebrate individual birthdays with food. Please do not send in cakes, cupcakes, candy, etc. This also goes for store-bought items. If you would like to send in a small gift (Pencil, Sticker, eraser, etc) for the student to give out that could be accommodated. Thank you.

Chromebooks and Cold temperatures

As we move into the winter months, it's important to remember that no technology devices should be left in cars overnight.

Batteries drain rapidly in freezing temperatures and condensation can cause permanent damage to the battery and LCD screen. If you forget to bring your student's Chromebook into your home, the best thing to do is not use it immediately. Bring it inside and gradually let the Chromebook warm to room temperature before charging and turning on the device.

Stanton-Newport Little League

Registration is now open for Stanton Newport Little League.
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Snacks in the Cafeteria

Snacks will be available on days that we have pizza. These snacks are not free. Below are directions on how to put money in your child's account is below. Snacks range from 75 cents to a dollar.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that the Box Tops for Education Program is 100% digital and it's an easy way to help earn funds for our PTO? Simply download the Box Tops for Education App to get started and be sure to share the information with your friends and family. We earn money when receipts with eligible items are scanned.