Week of 3/14/22 at Richland Elementary School
The days are getting longer, snow will soon be gone, and spring is just around the corner! Please enjoy this week's newsletter with highlights including an author visit for K-2 students, (an author visit for grades 3-5 students is coming next month) an invitation to a Wild About Books Reading and Math Night in conjunction with our Book Fair, and a window into student leadership with a link for you to watch morning announcements live!
We are proud of our leaders and our service to the community. Thank you for donating snacks and drinks to first responders. Students and parents helped pack and deliver these treats as a way to give back and show our appreciation. See highlights of our efforts below.
Richland is committed to family involvement and learning of our 7 Habits and Leader in Me philosophy. Don't miss this week's Habits at Home section of our newsletter where we highlight how you can support habits and our mission: Lead Myself, Lead Together, Lead with Balance at home.
We hope to see you Wednesday at 6:30 for our PTO meeting in Richland's library or join us virtually at the Google Meet link below.
Happy almost Spring!
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.
CREATE A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT AND ACCESS GRADES AND SCORES
A MESSAGE FROM QCSD OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Currently, 2021-2022 benchmark and DIBELS data from the winter is now available, as well as PSSA scores, if that applies to your child/children. We would welcome you to view your child/children’s data.
For parents/guardians of previously enrolled students:
Please login to your Parent Portal account, using your email address and your self-selected password, assuming you previously set up an account.
If you know you previously set up an account but do not remember the password, please click the Parent Portal account link and under the login area select “lost password.” There you will enter your email address and will be sent a link to reset your password.
If you do not believe you have an account and your child(ren) are not newly registered in our district, or if you are missing students from your account once logged in, please submit a response to QCSD via this form.
For parents/guardians of new students/kindergarteners:
You will receive an email directly from LinkIt! to set up your account in the next 24 hours. The email address on file in Powerschool is the email address used to create the new parent portal account. Please check your SPAM/junk if you do not receive it.
QCSD will support initial setup, but password support is done directly through the LinkIt! website. Once you successfully login, you will be able to access your student’s data and scores. Information about the LinkIt! Parent Portal can be found on the QCSD website.
Once you successfully register for your account, you will use https://qcsd.linkit.com/parent to access your student(s) LinkIt! Reports.
To learn more about LinkIt!, please use a few of the resources found below.
LinkIt! Parent Portal Access and Guidance (9 min tutorial)
Additional Supports in Exploring Your Child/Children’s Data:
Opening up and Sorting Assessments in LinkIt! (1min 30sec)
Assessment Item View (1 min 20 sec)
Thank you for your continued partnership with our students!
The Office for Teaching and Learning and QCSD Technology Teams
WILD ABOUT BOOKS!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 @ 4:30-6:30
BOOK FAIR MARCH 28-30
HIGHLIGHTS OF LEADERS AT WORK AND PLAY!
HABITS AT HOME
Please watch these videos with your child to learn a little more about habit 2 and goal setting.
How can we be leaders at home and practice this habit?
Discuss some ways that your child and family can think ahead and create a plan to reach a goal.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22 @ 5:00
PSSA TESTING DATES FOR GRADES 3-5
ELA PSSA 4/26 - 4/28
MATH PSSA 5/3 - 5/4
SCIENCE PSSA 5/5 - 5/6 * 4TH GRADE ONLY
One section per day will take place each morning.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What is something you did recently to celebrate another friend’s strength?
TUESDAY: How do you keep your mind sharp?
WEDNESDAY: How do you take care of your body?
THURSDAY: How do you serve others?
FRIDAY: In my family, we all like to...
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
FREE FARMERS MARKET
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ALUMINUM TAB RECYLING PROGRAM
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 the 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. Send in your tabs to Richland.
There is a drop off spot right in front of the office.
We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.
He is a 4th grader at Richland.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023
Save the Date for our Spring Color Run! Aril 22nd (Raindate 5/6)
Our next PTO Meeting Date: 3/16 @ 6:30 at Richland's library and via Google Meet
Kids are welcome!
April 6 @ 6:30
May 18 @ 6:30
Contact us with any questions, ideas or concerns... email@example.com
Co-Presidents- Alysha Day/Utpal Bhatt
Co-VPs- Kim Lynch and Danielle Schultz
Treasurer- Jackie Toro
Co-Secretaries- Brittany Eagan and Vicky Mullen
HS Student Volunteer Liaison- Hannah Hensel
Let's pause, breathe and notice, so we can respond more mindfully.
WHAT ARE HABIT TICKETS?
Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.
HOW CAN I HELP AT HOME?
We encourage you to discuss Leader in Me with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics in different settings.
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.