Richmond Elementary School

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Important Dates

January 14 – Early Release Day

January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

4th Grade T-shirts Reorder Opportunity

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

We hope your children are enjoying their 4th grade t-shirts! The idea behind giving these to the 4th grade students earlier this year was to build school spirit and excitement around being a 4th grader! This design was picked especially for them and is ONLYavailable for the 4th grade students. (Sorry parents and siblings, you will have to wait until you are a 4th grader to earn the right to wear this coveted tie-die!!)

A few of you have inquired about purchasing an additional shirt (whether to get a different size or just to have an extra) for your 4th grader. Each shirt is $11.00. The

sizes available are Youth S, M, & L and Adult S, M & L. Again these shirts are for 4th grade students only and can be worn when notified by the 4th grade teachers (Field Trips, Early Release Days, Cares

Assemblies, Field day, etc.). There probably isn’t a need for an extra but if you feel you would like to purchase an additional one please send in payment ($11.00) in an envelope marked 4th grade t-shirt with your child’s name, teacher, size choice and a contact phone number. There are minimum requirements with ordering so these shirts are not available on a

continuous basis. If interested please send in payment by Friday, January 15th. Shirts will be ordered for those who remit payment by the 15th. If you have any additional questions please feel free to email

Thank you!

Intramural Indoor Soccer

Below are the dates for Intramural Indoor Soccer

Tuesdays: Jan. 12th – to Feb. 9th (grade K-1)
Wednesdays: Jan. 13th to Feb. 10th (grade 2)
Tuesdays: Feb. 23rd to March 22nd (grade 3)
Wednesdays: Feb. 24th to March 23rd (grade 4)

If your child was selected via lottery to participate in indoor soccer, please submit permission slips to the office ASAP in order for us to confirm their participation in the after-school program.

PARCC Parent Information Evening

Thursday, January 14 2016 at 6:30pm in the Chariho Middle School Library
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URI Men's Basketball Game

URI Men’s Basketball Game: URI game is full!!! January 30th at 6:00pm, URI vs. Saint Joseph’s. Doors open at 5:00pm. Anyone who ordered tickets, they will be available for pick-up at the will call booth located at the Ryan Center anytime in the month of January or you may pick them up the day of the game at a special will call table labeled “Chariho Schools” located inside the lobby of the Ryan Center on the day of the game. Bring an I.D. for ticket pick up. You will also receive your vouchers for free popcorn and soda. Immediately following the game, kids 12 and under can “shoot like a Ram” on the court. Our group will then head up to the Alumni Lounge located on the 2nd floor for a private autograph session with the team. All students will receive a team poster to be autographed by the players! Any questions, contact Tyler Foley at The Ryan Center at 874-4295 If you did not purchase tickets but would still like to attend the game, please contact the Ryan Center directly. Although the Chariho section is full, you may be able to get seats near it. Thanks and Go Rhody!!!

Cold Weather Reminder for Parents!

Please remember to send your children to school with winter coats, hats and mittens for outdoor recess. Thank you!

PTO Update

4th Grade Yearbook Cover Winners: Thank you to all the 4th graders who sent in awesome yearbook cover submissions! Congratulations to the following winners:

1st place: Megan Ballard

2nd place: Grace Marcotte

3rd place: Victoria Barrette

4th place: Katja Nelon

5th place: Alida Grim

6th place: Nathan Ballard

Tied for 7th place: Mimi Cole, Rachel Abbot, Jordan Apice, Shea O'Brien, & Madison Perlorca

Don't forget that ALL 4th graders who sent in submissions will be featured on this year's cover!

Mixed Bag Prizes: Children who qualified for prizes from the Mixed Bags fundraiser should receive them this week!

Next PTO Meeting: Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30pm in the library. The agenda has been posted. Hope to see you all there!

Yawgoo Family Tubing Night: Monday, February 8th. Details to follow!

Spotlight on Learning: Grade 3 Teachers Win a Spark Grant from the RI Foundation

To compliment the new science units on Water and the Structures of Life and a district wide initiative to increase blended learning opportunities, the RIchmond Elementary School third grade team will be taking the 3rd grade students on a Frosty Drew Nature Center field trip to East Beach, Ninigret State Conservation Area for "Treasure Hunting on the Barrier Beach".

Students will investigate the components of the barrier beach landform. They will discuss how the barrier and the salt pond were created, the dynamics of the environment and the importance of the barrier to the salt pond. Using a 40 foot seine net, the Frosty Drew Nature Center Naturalist will gather specimens from Ninigret Pond. Students will discuss adaptation, predator/ prey relationships and survival strategies using the creatures caught in the net.

The students will record questions they have prior to attending the program and responses after participating in the field trip on Padlet which is an on-line bulletin board archive of their research and experiences from the visit.

Deer Population Simulation in Grade 4

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