Week of 4/6/20 of Distance Learning at Richland Elementary
In these uncertain times, I have found solace in practicing gratitude more than ever. Student and family participation in our first week of distance learning have been amazing! I greatly appreciate the teachers and staff who work tirelessly to prepare engaging lessons for our students in this new environment!
Another shout out to our parents and families who support our students. We could not be prouder of the partnership we have with you!
I know these are uncertain times. We can all do our part to prevent the spread of this virus. PLEASE adhere to social distancing. This means no play dates. It will work if we are in this together! And thank you to all of those who work to keep us safe.
Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay Safe.
SPECIAL MESSAGES FOR RICHLAND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
Mrs. Hensel and PTO would like to prepare a message for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Families and students, please send a picture with a sign, post-it, or message to teachers and staff. Please send your pictures by April 26 to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the video message.
DISTANCE LEARNING AND OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR
Our distance learning follows a M-Th schedule. Students may use Friday to catch up on learning opportunities, get in some more reading time, and spend some extra family time! Teachers will also let you know scheduled "office hours" each day so you can easily reach out with questions. We are here to support you!
As a reminder, we are still following the regular school calendar during our distance learning. Our spring break is this Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Daily distance learning opportunities will resume Tuesday, 4/14.
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK!
Post to your teachers and tweet @RichlandQCSD
MONDAY: PET DAY!
Share a picture of you and your pet! #petday
TUESDAY: RICHLAND SPIRIT DAY!
Share a picture in your Richland gear or blue and white! #richlandspirit
WEDNESDAY: WELLNESS DAY!
Snap a picture of you exercising or getting outside! #wellnesswednesday
RICHLAND ADDED AS A MEAL PICK UP LOCATION
PICK UP MEALS AT RICHLAND M, W, F 11:00-1:00
The Quakertown Community School District is aware of the increasing financial hardships faced by area families in these challenging times. We encourage QCSD families going through financial difficulties to pick up food for their students.
In addition, in our hopes to feed more students, beginning Monday, April 6, food can be picked up at the main entrances of Pfaff and Richland elementary schools, as well as our central location - the bus loop at Quakertown Community High School.
Food pickup at the three locations is three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will be provided with meals for two days. On Friday, they’ll receive food for one day. These meals are provided for free. Breakfast and lunch are included. All meals will be cold service, consisting of cereal, sandwiches, muffins, fruit, milk and juice. We ask that parents bring something to carry the food, a bag or a box, for example.
Because of the Friday, April 10 Good Friday holiday, food pickup for multiple days will be held Thursday, April 9.
Families may pick up food at any of the three schools. Students do not have to be present. If a parent or guardian is unable to attend food pickup, a friend or another family member may do so in their place as long as they have the student’s I.D. number and the name of the school the student attends.
Here’s more information, regarding filling out an application for Free and Reduced meal status:
A free and reduced application can be filled out at any time during the school year.
Even if you've already filled out an application (whether approved or denied), you can fill out another application if you've had a change in household income.
Online application would be the current method to use due to limited mail receipt
Families may contact Stacy Reiss (email@example.com) with questions concerning their free and reduced status or other questions.
SCENES FROM OUR WEEK!
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Start your week off right with a mindful Monday! Check out Mindfulness with Mrs. Schmolk each week for resources to support your children during this time and support for parents too!
HELPING THOSE IN NEED
Matthew and his dad have been busy making masks for health care workers!
At Richland, we believe in meeting the needs of the whole child. In addition to academic learning opportunities, you will see multiple ways for children and families to sharpen the saw.
Habit 7 tells us that balance is best. We all need to take care of ourselves, especially at this challenging time.
Physical: Healthy eating, exercising, and resting
Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others
Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching
Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service to others
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE 7 HABITS?
Leader in Me is not a program; it's a philosophy for school and life. There is so much we can all benefit from right now. We want to support you with Richland routines that your children can teach you! Check out many family resources here like activities, lessons, and videos.