Faculty Focus

Richlands Primary School April 11-15, 2016

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Summer Reading Camp

RPS has been selected as a Summer Reading Camp site. This year, Summer Reading Camps will serve students in 1-3 grades (grade they completed at the end of the 2015-2016 school year). Students in first and second grades who do not meet EOY benchmarks will be eligible to attend the Summer Reading Camp. Transportation will be provided as well as lunch. I will have permission forms for students who are eligible after the EOY benchmark window closes. We will need teachers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.


There will be positions available for teachers and assistants. Please let me know if you have interest in working. I have an interest form that will need to be completed and turned in to Dr. Bulris by April 22.


Teachers applying to work the Summer Reading Camp must have a documented record of success in teaching reading. All teachers, including EC teachers are eligible.


Information for the Summer Reading Camp is below:

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The Emotional Environment (TLIM page 76)

Students need to feel:


  1. Safe
  2. Accepted
  3. Successful (they are progressing)
  4. Appreciatied


Students begin to feel insecure if all 4 needs are not being met. Students have tremendous self-confidence when they feel all 4.



Are you building a positive emotional environment for your students?

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Mark Your Calendars!

April 11 - Report Cards

April 12 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

April 13 - Staff Meeting 3:30 (Leader in Me Book Study Make-Up)

April 14 - 1st Grade Gem Mining 9:00-3:00

April 15 - 1st Grade Rock Quarry 9:00-1:30

April 17 - 22 - School Volunteer Week

April 19 - CiCi's Pizza Night

April 20 - Early Release

April 21 - RHS Readers

April 21 - Media Specialist Day

April 24-29 - Administrative Professional Week

April 26 - HWY 55 Character Ed Trip

April 26 - 2nd Grade Life and Science Museum 8:45-6:00

April 27 - BT Meeting 3:45

April 28 - 2nd Grade Chess Tournament 9:00-2:00 NSH

April 29 - Snow Day Make-Up Day "E" Day

May 2 - 6 Free Dress-Down Week for TWC Survey Completion!

June 8 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4 (location TBD)

June 9 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4

June 10 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4

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CUBS Care!

School Volunteer Week April 18-22

Media Specialist Day April 21

Administrative Professional Week April 25-29


Birthday Wishes to the following Staff Members!


April 13 - Crystal Houston

April 22 - Courtney Koonce

April 27 - Keonia Dixon

May 1 - Karen Huffman

May 4 - Jane Baker

May 5 - Natalie Batchelor

May 9 - Judy Clemmons

May 9 - Sandra Jones

May 11 - Wilson Antoine

May 14 - Cordell Bush

May 14 - Alana Kolstad

May 20 - Kelsey Metts

May 27 - Giommar Sanchez

May 30 - Elisa Hewitt


Congratulations to:

Megan Batchelor and her husband! They are expecting a baby in the fall!

eleot Scoreboard

The Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool (eleot) focuses on seven key learning environments that promote effective learning and student success:

  • equitable learning

  • high expectations

  • supportive learning

  • active learning

  • progress monitoring and feedback

  • well-managed learning

  • digital learning


The observer is focusing on student behaviors. Observations range from 10 - 15 minutes in length (20 min. maximum).

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