Richey's First Take

Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Richey First Take

We will not have the weekly Sunday email on April 16th.
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Spring Garden Clean Out

We are going to have a Spring Garden Clean out on April 11th from 10 am-12 pm.

If you would are available and would like to sign up, please use this Google link.

Please bring gloves and dress appropriately for gardening as you may get dirty.

Unfortunately, our building will not open because our custodial crew will be working on the floors. I will make sure to have hand sanitizer stations for when we are done with the work.

Our Rain Date is April 12 from 10 am-12 pm.

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Families, please make sure that you are not blocking driveways or sidewalks when while dropping off your child and picking them up after school.

For drop-off only: In order to ensure was have parking for our staff, do not park and wait out front with your child. Please park on the street and walk your child to school. We appreciate your support in this matter.

Chipotle Fundraiser

Need a reason not to cook dinner? Come out to eat at Chipotle on Kirkwood Highway on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. for dine-in or take-out. 33% of food sales will be donated to the Richey PTO. Does not apply to delivery orders. For more information, go to

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State Testing

We will have state testing for our students in grades 3rd-5th. May 2nd, May 4th, May 9th, May 11th, and May 17th will be testing days for our students.

It is very important that our students are on time for school. Once the testing starts in a classroom a student may not enter the classroom late when state testing is going on.

Please make sure that your children are getting to bed on time to ensure they are well-rested for the assessment.

Please remind your children to take their time on the assessment. We are excited to see all the knowledge that they have learned this school year.

Thank you for your support!

Important Dates

  • April 7-16: Spring Break- No School
  • April 18: Chipotle Fundraiser- 4 pm-8 pm
  • April 19: Red Clay School Board Meeting. 7 pm Richardson Park Elementary (Hybrid)
  • April 21: Kids Heart Challenge Assembly
  • April 26: Richey Spirit Day
  • April 26: Kindergarten Registration Event. 4:45 pm-6 pm
  • April 27: PTO Glow Dance 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

PTO Glow Dance

Mark your calendars. The Richey PTO is having a Glow Dance on Thursday, April 27 from 6 pm-8 pm. Parents you must stay at the dance. This is not a drop-off event.
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Birthday Celebrations

We do not celebrate individual birthdays with food. Please do not send in cakes, cupcakes, candy, etc. This also goes for store-bought items. If you would like to send in a small gift (Pencil, Sticker, eraser, etc) for the student to give out that could be accommodated. Thank you.


Families reach out to us for suggestions and resources in the community. In order to provide help to our Richey families, we have added a resources section to our website. Please go to and hover your mouse over the Our Resources section in the top right-hand corner. You will find information on how to contact agencies for food assistance, emergency housing, utility assistance, outpatient counseling, crisis hotline numbers, Second Step program codes, and also included are parenting tip sheets and activities. If you have any questions or need additional resources, please reach out to Mrs. Durant (

Snacks in the Cafeteria

Snacks will be available on days that we have pizza. These snacks are not free. Below are directions on how to put money in your child's account is below. Snacks range from 75 cents to a dollar.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that the Box Tops for Education Program is 100% digital and it's an easy way to help earn funds for our PTO? Simply download the Box Tops for Education App to get started and be sure to share the information with your friends and family. We earn money when receipts with eligible items are scanned.