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October 2021

We are SWINGING in to fall on our new swing sets! We can't thank you all enough for your donations. HUGE SHOUT-OUT to the PTSO board members for their tireless efforts over the past several years to make this happen! Along with the new swings, the new borders and mulch have definitely upgraded our playground look. We will no longer send home sand in shoes AND pockets!


October is a very busy month here at RHPS! Lots of information on activities and upcoming dates in this newsletter, including one of my favorite events of the school year - THE BOOK FAIR!


Have a great weekend!

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Upcoming Dates

  • October 3rd -- 9th - National Fire Prevention Week
  • October 4th - 8th - Scholastic Book Fair

  • October 11th - 12th - Fall Break for students (12th is a teacher work day)

  • October 15th - Progress Reports

  • October 15th - 50th day of school

  • October 20th - Unity Day - We are united for kindness and acceptance. Wear ORANGE!

  • October 21st - picture re-takes

  • October 23rd - 31st - Red Ribbon Week - see below for details

  • November 5th - 1st Friday for Charity for United Way

  • November 11th and 12th - Holiday for students (11th is a teacher work day)

October 3rd - 9th is Fire Prevention Week!

Check out the National Fire Prevention Agency's kid-friendly website and make time at home to review your family's fire safety plan.

Scholastic Book Fair will be at RHPS October 4th - October 8th

Here’s how the Book Fair works:


Students will come to preview the fair with their class on Monday. Each class will have a buying time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday the bookfair is open until noon for any last minute shoppers per class for 10 minutes.


The best way to send money for your child to the book fair is eWallet! eWallet gives students a safe, cashless way to shop at the in-school Book Fair! Families simply create a free eWallet account and funds are available instantly. Plus, family and friends can contribute, too! You can send a text to family that might buy a book for your child! Please click here see to set up an eWallet account.


You may also send cash or check with your child made out to RHPS PTSO. Please put it in a Ziploc bag or envelope, write Book Fair on it, and write the child’s first and last name on it. We do not charge tax, but round to the nearest dollar. Example: $5.99= $6, most books end in 99 cents.


You may also shop online for our book fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rhps and all orders ship to your home! Due to the pandemic we are not able to utilize volunteers or hosting family shopping this year.


Thank you for supporting our book fair,

Stephanie Shorette - RHPS Book Fair Chairperson

PreK students will celebrate Georgia PreK Week beginning October 4th!

In 1992, Governor Zell Miller launched a pilot program called Georgia’s Pre-K. At the time, the educational program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Now, 29 years later, the lottery-funded program has laid a solid foundation for academic excellence and future success in the lives of more than 1.6 million children. Georgia’s Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds regardless of parental income, and continues to be nationally-recognized for its success.


However, in 2010, the Georgia Legislature nearly cut the program due to funding constraints. That’s when Voices for Georgia’s Children, along with partner organizations like Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, responded by launching Georgia Pre-K Week in 2011. The goal is to emphasize the importance of quality early childhood education by providing opportunities for leaders to engage with Pre-K classrooms in their local communities.


from https://georgiavoices.org/georgia-pre-k-week/

Wall of Fame at RHPS - Military Recognition

We would like to honor our Military families in our upcoming “Wall of Fame” slideshow for Veterans Day. If you or a family member has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, please email a picture of your loved one(s) to our music teacher at mwilson@bryan.k12.ga.us . In order to be included in the slideshow, please email them by October 22nd, 2021

Do you have a 1st grade child?

If yes, the link below contains information about how we will be formally report their academic progress to you.


No changes for reporting in PreK and kindergarten. Both will continue to use standards-based reporting.

PICTURE RE-TAKES - October 21st

Picture proofs are coming home soon. If you are pleased with the proof and wish to purchase, please follow the directions to purchase online.


If you are not pleased and would like a re-take, please send a note to your child's teacher on or before the 21st to have them pulled for a re-take.


If your child was absent or not enrolled at RHPS on picture day, they will be pulled to have their picture taken on the 21st.

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Reminders for parents

Electronic devices:

RHPS students are not allowed to have cell phones or any other communication device turned on during school hours unless by a doctor’s request. If it is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health, that student will have a written plan including the doctor's verification for cell phone/communication device use which has been approved by the school administrator and which is on file in the school office.


If a student brings any of these devices to school, it will be powered off and placed in student’s bookbag until the end of the school day. See page 39 of BCS Student Handbook for more information.


Transportation changes:

If it is necessary to change your child's transportation, please send a note to your child's teacher the morning of the change. If it is after the school day has started, please call the front office to make changes.


Breakfast:

If you would like your child to enjoy breakfast at school, please be sure you have communicated this information to your child's teacher. If your child is a car rider, they should arrive by 7:45 to enjoy breakfast at school.


Medication:

Do you have a child that needs to have medication in school? Students are NOT permitted to carry medication to/from school or be in possession of any medication except under specific circumstances. Medication of any form (over the counter or prescription) must be registered. Medications must be delivered by parent or guardian to the school clinic and signed in with the nurse.

COVID reminders

  • Face masks are required for all students and staff.


We ask that you keep your child at home if they experience any of the following:

  • COVID Symptoms
  • (+) COVID Test
  • Mandatory Quarantines
  • Symptomatic Student w/Pending Test Results

Please contact Nurse Willis, if your child or a member of your household tests positive for COVID.

7 Mindsets - 100% Accountable

The 100% Accountable Mindset teaches the importance of being responsible for our own happiness and success. Being 100% Accountable means deciding not to be victims of the past and recognizing that the future is not predetermined, so our lives are what we choose in the present moment and each moment moving forward. In these lessons, we help students focus on recognizing our fears and excuses. This mindset is about the importance of breaking down barriers and taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions. It also allows us to free our minds and focus our energy on taking the critical steps toward our goals.


Click on the link below to finish reading the parent newsletter for 100% Accountable.

What is PBIS?

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program is based upon a philosophy of recognizing positive contributions of students. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline. The home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe and positive learning environment.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!

We are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the federal program that offers free school meals for all students during the 2021-2022 school year.


The intent is to ensure children have continued access to free meals regardless of families’ ability to pay. BCS will serve a delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch each day that school is in session. All of the meals meet nutrition standards established by USDA.


For children who want a little extra food at lunch, we will continue to offer various snacks and entrees’ at an affordable cost to parents.


School meals contribute to students’ well-being and readiness to learn! No application required. All students eat free!

What's for lunch?

Click here to access the latest lunch menu and prices.

Community Education Before & After School Program

Welcome to Community Education's online registration and management website. Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

My Payments Plus

Online payment system for field trips and spirit wear.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Internet Essentials offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment, & free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible in the National School Lunch Program or who attend a Title I school.

RHPS Parent Handbook

Click here to access the RHPS Parent handbook. A paper copy of this handbook will not be printed this year, but it will be at the bottom of each monthly newsletter for the remainder of the school year.

Richmond Hill Primary School

VISION: Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!


MISSION: Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.