The Richardson Review

December 2021

Hello Richardson Families,

December is here! Although we haven't seen much in the way of snow, as Minnesotans, we know it will be here soon. Remember that weather permitting, we do go outside. Please send your child in weather appropriate clothes for going outside - winter jacket, gloves or mittens, hat or hood and a scarf can be an added layer of warmth. When the snow does arrive please send your child snow pants and boots. It's always a good idea to write your child's name on there winter gear so if they get mixed up or lost, we can help identfy who the own is.

We had a busy November with the Scholastic Book Fair, Conferences, Picture Retake Day and learning about Veteren's Day. Below is a slide presentation of some of the ways classrooms celebrated and honored our Veterans. ​

Veteran's Day November 2021


Please make sure you are sending your students to school with masks each day. We have a limited supply of disposable masks on hand and we are going through them almost faster than we can order them and we want to do what we can to keep all students safe and

healthy : )

Important dates

December 3: No school, Staff Development/Report card prep

December 9: Hmong Immersion Info Night, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in Media Center

December 23 - 31: No school, Winter Break

January 3: Classes resume

Thank you for all you do to support your child's learning,

Ms. G


A note from Nurse Konnie

Dear Richardson Parents/Guardians,

Due to the sharp increase in the number of COVID cases, I wanted to touch base with everyone and go over the guidelines on whether or not your child(s) should be attending school, or be kept home. The goal is to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, and I appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

As we are also entering cold and FLU season, I am asking that if your child(s) does not feel well, or has any of the following symptoms, to please refrain from sending them to school.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Fever
- Body aches and/or Ear aches
- Stomach aches, pains and/or vomiting
- Diarrhea

A refresher on other guidelines:

- In the case that your child has been exposed to a positive COVID case, we must be informed, and they will not be able to attend school without testing and/or quarantine.

- If your child is experiencing symptoms and you keep them home, please reach out and let me know. I will gladly help determine testing and help coordinate dates on when they are able to return to school.

- If you do have your child tested, I must receive a copy of that test in the health office. You may have the clinic fax it, or you can also send a photo of the test to my email address: You may also reach out to me with questions and concerns, my office number is 651.748.6915.

Thank you so much for your time and cooperation.

Nurse Konnie


We have a limited supply of backpack available for students here at Richardson! If your student is in need of a backpack, please let your child's teacher now or have them stop at the office and ask for Miss Susi.


We have a limited selection of new winter coats available for students here at Richardson! If your student is in need of a new winter coat, you can contact Jenna Willemarck by phone at 651-748-6907 or by email at

Meet Our Staff

Click below to see all of the fabulous staff that support your students at Richardson!

Meet Our Staff

Snack donation

Richardson Elementary is in need of snack donations for our students. If you are able to donate snacks like crackers for our students, please bring them to the office.

Structured Play

Our recess structure has been changed to Structured Play this month. This means your students are going outside daily (weather permitting) with their classroom teacher to play games. This time is scheduled some time throughout the day and not necessarily right before lunch, as it has been in the past. Students are learning how to engage in cooperative play, good sportsmanship and how to have fun together while engaging in large motor activites!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

You may hear your student talking about what "Zone" they are in. We have started to implement this system school-wide. Stay tuned for more information and ways you can use Zones tools at home.

Click link Zones of regulation