RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 11/14/22 at Richland Elementary School

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Dear Richland Families,


November is a wonderful time to practice a life of gratitude and service to our community. Richland thanks all past and present veterans for their service. It was a special week with visits from family veterans and creating a wall of honor. Please enjoy highlights below including pictures and a video of students thanking family veterans.


We truly came together as a community for our food drive and donated 987 pounds of food to the Quakertown Food Pantry! Thank you to the staff and student service learning leadership team and parent volunteers for organizing and delivering donations. See highlights below.


Thank you to our amazing parent community for the staff lunch you provided last week during parent conferences! Thank you for your part in making Richland the amazing community we are. We value your partnership.


As a reminder, each newsletter contains an opportunity for you to express your gratitude to Richland staff members. Look for the Shout Outs image below. Shout outs are shared with staff each week.


Enjoy your week!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

A TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Richland honored veterans by asking students to bring in a picture of their special veterans. Students lent a "hand" to create a flag for our wall of veteran photos. Some classes had special visitors on Veterans Day. Please enjoy the video montage of Richland students recognizing their special veterans. To all past and present veterans, we thank you for your service.

THANK YOU VIDEO TO RICHLAND FAMILY VETERANS!

WE DONATED 987 POUNDS OF FOOD TO QUAKERTOWN FOOD PANTRY!

The Richland staff and student service learning leadership team organized a November food drive, and Richland students and families collected 987 pounds of food! Fourth-grade students helped load all donations into parent volunteers' cars to deliver to the Quakertown Food Pantry. Thank you for your generosity in providing for our community!

THANK YOU PTO FOR AN AMAZING STAFF LUNCH!

ALICE DRILL ON FRIDAY

A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and is the model QCSD and many other districts and organizations use to conduct intruder drills. Our priority for elementary students is always to ensure they feel safe. We conduct drills a few times throughout the year and emphasize that students should look to the adult in the room for directions. I will always let families, staff, and students know prior to an ALICE intruder drill.


We will conduct an intruder this Friday afternoon. Again, students and staff will always know ahead of time that we will have a drill, and teachers will prepare students. We do this in a way that does not scare students but prepares them to follow adults' directions. Alert and Inform are key pieces to a drill, and I will make a building announcement with a scenario. Based on location, staff will then decide to Evacuate the building or Lockdown in their classroom. Whenever possible, we evacuate. More information can be found on our website here.

NOVEMBER MENU

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NEW WAYS NOVEMBER

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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.

TAB COLLECTION CONTEST TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER

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LIBRARY UPDATE!

BOOK FAIR COMING SOON!

Book Fair is almost here! Information flyers will be coming home with your children very soon, but here is a quick reference for you:

Students will cycle through the book fair during their library classes on December 2, 5, & 7. Please make note of your child’s library day.

Cash and checks written to QCSD are acceptable methods of payment. If sending a blank check with your child, please write a “do not exceed” amount on the memo line.

Looking forward to another successful Book Fair! More info

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MATH UPDATE FROM MRS. FROSHOUR

WAYS PARENTS CAN HELP WITH MATH

How many of these 11 Ways a Parent Can Help with Math are you using already?! I especially love the closing statement: Point out ways that math is part of real life!!! Math is all around us and an important life skill.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are this month. Home and School is a partnership and parents are the most important part of their child's education. They are the ones that set the tone for education. How can you help your child with math at home? Here are a few take-aways and tips you can do with your child at home today.


Parent Tips for Math at Home


1. Be positive about math.

• Have a supportive attitude

• Celebrate your child’s achievements


2. Ask questions about topics.

• Read homework problems with your child

• Reach out to the teacher when your child struggles


3. Play games.

• Have a family game night with your child


• Battleship, Dominoes, Monopoly, Sequence, SKIPBO, and UNO are good choices

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

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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: When are you happiest?

TUESDAY: When do you feel sad?

WEDNESDAY: What are three things that make you truly happy?

THURSDAY: What is in your Circle of Control?

FRIDAY: What worries you?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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