Week of 5/31/22 at Richland Elementary School
Today we remember those who have died while serving in our country's military. We honor and appreciate those who have fought for our freedom.
It is hard to believe the end of the school year is almost here! Field Day is this Thursday! Please see the list below for what students should bring. We look forward to seeing their red, white, and blue. Be sure to note dates for more fun and celebration during these last weeks of school.
We want to thank all of our families for partnering with us. Physical and emotional safety is my most important job, and your children are our children when they are at Richland. Included in this newsletter are resources for talking to them about violence for you to use as you see fit. Thank you for entrusting us with your children.
Please take our Leader in Me Family Survey so that we may reflect and improve based on your feedback. It feels like summer weather. Enjoy your week!
FIELD DAY IS THIS THURSDAY!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS!
NEW GAMES PAINTED ON THE PLAYGROUND!
JAREDCAMPBELL.COM ASSEMBLY OF KINDNESS!
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENCE
We know that last week's tragedies in Texas have deeply affected all of us and our hearts are with families who lost their loved ones. Please know that my number one role is the physical and emotional safety of all students and staff. Your children are our children when they are at Richland. Thank you for entrusting us.
There are many online resources to use if discussing with your children.
Please use them as you see fit.
Talking to Children about Violence: National Association of School Psychologists
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event: Pennsylvania Department of Education
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ALUMINUM COLLECTION IS WRAPPING UP!
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 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.
This year’s Aluminum Tab Collection Drive to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region is wrapping up, and it’s been a HUGE success! This is the final week to drop off your aluminum tabs in the collection bin by the Main Office. Please have all tabs dropped off by Thursday June 2.
● Survey typically takes about 5 minutes to complete
● Questions relate to the experiences you and your child have at our school.
● Answers are anonymous--to encourage people to be honest and open, no names and other identifying information will be collected.
WHEN: The survey is now available for you to take through Friday, June 3, 2022.
HOW: The survey can be taken from any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access,
● Simply click on this link: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/richland-elem-pa/families
● If you do not have a computer available at home you can request a paper copy.
Richland is administering the Measurable Results Assessment (MRA), a survey and reporting system designed to provide insights into our progress as a Leader in Me school. In order to provide a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, the MRA includes three different surveys; 1) one completed by all school staff, 2) one completed by students in grades 4 and above, and 3) one completed by the families of students in all grades.
We hope you will participate so we can use the feedback to make our school an even better place for students and families. If you have any questions about the surveys or wish to see a list of questions, please contact the school’s front office.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023 BY MAY 31
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: No School
TUESDAY: What does it mean to be a good friend?
WEDNESDAY: What is your favorite thing about Richland?
THURSDAY: How will you show good sportsmanship today?
FRIDAY: What is one thing you're looking forward to this weekend?
LET'S LOOK FOR WHAT'S GOOD
LET'S FIND WAYS TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FOR LIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
As part of our Leader in Me view of everything we do, students have opportunities to apply for jobs at Richland. One job is being a morning announcer. When students are "hired" they work for the entire week as a team to coordinate and read morning announcements.
Each week on Wednesday and Friday, morning announcements are live via Google Meet, and all classrooms watch live and even participate on Fit Fridays. Roles include news readers, weather reporters, special reporters, and producers who manage slides presented.
Now, parents and families can join the Google Meet too! It is the same link every Wednesday and Friday. Applying for jobs, creating clubs, and suggesting new ideas are ways that students share their voices and have ownership in their learning to support them academically, socially, and emotionally. We are happy to give you a window into our student leadership experiences.
RICHLAND IS LOOKING FOR SUBS
You may be able to help us! If you have a bachelor's degree, you can sub! We are asking you to please consider becoming a substitute so you can help us here at Richland. This would be a tremendous help for our school community. If you are able and willing to help, please CLICK HERE (scroll toward bottom of link) or contact me at email@example.com to learn more about becoming a sub with ESS. Thank you!
PRE-K COUNTS REGISTRATION
Bucks County has seven Pre-K Counts grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The grants allow families, who meet the required criteria, with children (who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st) to enroll in an approved high quality, preschool program at no cost to the family. There may be a few openings now, and they are taking applications now for 2022-2023!
Please see the Bucks County Pre-K Counts application for the 2022-2023 school year.
FAB LAB CENTER OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-529-2022.