Richmond Elementary School

List-Serv 9.4.15

Important Dates

No School- Labor Day 9.7.15
Ice Cream Social 9.10.15 5:00-6:30pm
PTO Meeting 9.16.10 6:30-7:30pm
Early Release Day 9.17.15
School Improvement Team- Parents are welcome! 9.29.15 3:45pm
Open House PK, K, and 2 9.30.15 5:30-7:00pm
Open House Grades 1, 3 and 4 10.1.15 5:30-7:00pm

A Great Start!!

We had a fabulous start to the school year! Please make sure you check your child's backpack for important papers and classroom information. We look forward to seeing you at the Richmond PTO sponsored Ice Cream Social on September 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Entertainment from the Toe Jam Puppet Band starts at 6 pm.

A Beautiful Children's Garden

Thank you so much to our Richmond parents and community members who worked to revamp our Children's Garden for all to enjoy!

Spotlight on Learning: The Language of Learning Book Study

During our faculty meetings, our teachers will participate in a book study using The Language of Learning by Margaret Berry Wilson.

The text is a guide to help students effectively engage in their academic work by:
  • listening and understanding
  • thinking before speaking
  • speaking clearly and concisely
  • asking thoughtful questions
  • giving high-quality answers
  • backing up opinions with reasons and evidence
  • agreeing thoughtfully
  • disagreeing respectfully

Thank you to the PTO for funding these books!

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Community 2000

Community 2000 has generously funded many projects at Richmond Elementary School. Please consider golfing in their tournament on September 12th. Please follow this link for more information.

2015-1016 School Calendar

Follow the link below for this year's school calendar.

ACE Farmer's Market

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s Back–To-School time! We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready for an exciting 2015-2016 school year. We are pleased to be your children’s food service provider.

One of our most important educational initiatives is keeping your child active and healthy! As your school’s meal provider, ARAMARK Education has developed this year’s “ACE’s Farmers Market” nutrition education program that will be fun for your elementary school children while encouraging them to eat healthy, be active and get plenty of rest.

This year, each month, Farmer ACE and his friends will be demonstrating the importance of growing and eating fruits and vegetables. Farmer ACE and friends will be featured in fun, educational gifts that students will receive to help them learn more about health and wellness. Examples of these gifts include items such as a chef hat, a folder, and a color changing cup.

Our “ACE’s Farmers Market” program has been designed to engage students with fun facts and teach nutritional habits they need to grow healthy and strong. A proper diet improves student physical and mental strength, fights illness and provides energy and nutrients to keep their bodies functioning properly. Healthy eating will help your students excel in the classroom and at home.

One thing that you can do to help this important cause is to encourage your students to eat breakfast every day. The demands of the classroom can be difficult for children who are hungry, as you know. Several studies indicate students who eat breakfast can concentrate better, earn higher grades and have fewer illnesses. We do offer various breakfast programs – either in the cafeteria or in the classroom to ensure students can start the school day right!

We look forward to working for you to ensure all of our students are healthy and ready to learn every day. Our promise is to help students flourish!


Jeffrey T. Powell

Food Service Director

ARAMARK Education

September World Language Letter for Parents

Dear Parents,

We are excited for our second year of the elementary World Language program. Every student in kindergarten through fourth grade will have two 35-minute blocks of Spanish per week. The first block will be direct instruction of Spanish, and the second block will be a bilingual morning meeting that we are calling a Tertulia, which is a social gathering for discussion. Our curriculum, lessons, and materials are designed to be rigorous, engaging, and developmentally appropriate. Students will be immersed in a Spanish-rich environment focused on listening, speaking, reading, and writing using literature, music and poetry connected to each grade level’s curriculum.

Please visit our website at, to find out what we are doing in class and to access some activities and websites. Feel free to contact us directly via email or by phone with any questions. Señora Gendreau will be available for extra help on Monday after school.


Señora Carpenter

Señora Gendreau

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Please contact Amanda Palmer or Margaret Stoute with additional questions.

Tel. (401)539-2441