Richmond Elementary

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Important Dates

June 3rd Third Grade Trip to Mystic Aquarium

June 7th Grade 2 Mystic Seaport Trip

June 7th 4th grade fast ferry field trip

June 8th URI Trip for Mrs. Stahl and Mrs. Kauffman's classes)

June 6th-10th Spirit Week

June 16th Grade 4 Graduation 9:30 am

June 17th Last Day of School

Summer Reading

Mrs. Simone, the librarian from Clark Memorial Library will be visiting Richmond School on June 13th to share information on the Summer Reading Program.

Mrs. Simone hopes all students participate and has the following message for us; “Help children maintain and/or improve their reading skills this summer with Clark Memorial Library. Our summer reading program is for children entering grades 1 and up.

Children are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes each day and log their reading time. They can bring in their reading record to Clark Memorial Library each week. We offer various theme related shows and events throughout the program for those signed up through us. Every child that completes 6 weeks receives a book, a certificate, a Paw Sox ticket and is entered in a prize raffle. This year we are ending the program with an ice cream party!!!!

The children who finish the reading program through Clark Memorial Library will have their name submitted to their school for recognition of their accomplishment! Every week your child brings in their record to be stamped, they will receive a prize!” Thank you, Mrs. Simone, we look forward to seeing you.

PTO Update

Talent Show Reminder: The 3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show is tomorrow, June 2nd at 6:30pm in the café. Tickets are $2 at the door. Hope to see you all there!

Spirit Week: Spirit Week will be held from June 6th-June 10th. Please see this flyer details on each day's dress attire!

PTO President Shadow/Vacancy: We are still looking for someone to shadow our current President for the 2016/17 school year and take over in 2017. In the past, we have had co-Presidents and are open to this idea again! If you are interested, please contact Stacy.

Snack Donations for Field Day

Thank you in advance for donating snacks for field day!

If you are sending in crackers, please make sure they are completely nut free and not processed in a facility that handles nuts.

If you are sending in watermelon, please slice it in advance.

World Language Update

Dear Parents,

We have been so impressed with what the kindergarteners have accomplished this year! They know the numbers to 10 (many students can count to 15 or 20!), colors, body parts, and classroom objects. They are also able to greet each other and share information about how they are feeling as well as colors they like and don’t like. They have made books, sung songs, engaged in conversations, and listened to stories… all in Spanish! As they begin first grade they will start the year by reviewing the greetings and adding many more feelings.

Grades one through four followed the first grade curriculum as this is the second year of the program. They learned many ways to express feelings, numbers to 39 (some students know up to 100!), shapes and their attributes (size, shape), family members and their descriptions, additional classroom objects, and activities that they do and do not like. They gave a presentation on their families, read books, sang songs, engaged in conversations… all in Spanish! Grade 4 wrote two letters to pen pals at Hope Valley and received two in return. Many students were able to meet their pen pal at the middle school field trip! Next year, students in grades two through four will begin with the calendar, weather, and seasons, following the second grade curriculum. We will apply knowledge of numbers, days of the week and months. We wish this year’s fourth graders all the best in fifth grade!

Next year we will move from Mexico to Spain as we listen to songs, look at images and read about that culture. Sra. Carpenter will be teaching at Ashaway and Hope Valley so students in all grades at Richmond will work with Sra. Gendreau. Remember to visit the website at for songs and activities to do over the summer. Below are links to some additional activities that students can access to practice over the summer.


Señora Carpenter

Señora Gendreau

Jungle Book Performance

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Spotlight on Learning: Grade 4 Rhode Island Day

Grade 4 celebrated Rhode Island Day last week with visits from the Audobon Society, the Tomaquag Museum and the Friends of Pomhom Rocks Lighthouse. See below for some of the highlights.

Richmond Elementary

Sharon Martin, Principal

Richmond Elem School cultivates lifelong learners and problem solvers through rigor, inquiry, and integrity while recognizing the individuality of each and every child.