RO Newsflash

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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We are pleased to announce our Citizens of the Month for March.

These students have worked hard all month to uphold the values of our RO Constitution.

Our school community is pROud of these students and their commitment to RO.

RO Virtual PTA Meeting TONIGHT

If you want to be involved with planning and/or volunteering for upcoming events like Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Days, or Fifth Grade Farewell, you are welcome to attend the virtual RO PTA Meeting tonight at 7:00pm

We use Google Meet, similar to parent conferences. It is always easier to use your student's Chromebook to login.

The Meet Link is here.

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Crazy Hair Day as part of Autism Awareness Week (last week)

where were celebrated our own unique minds.

Reminder: Water Bottles for Your Students

Please ensure your child brings in a labeled water bottle everyday to be able to use the water stations around the school. We are no longer providing paper cups for students next to our refill stations.

Lost & Found

Having you been asking your student to bring home that jacket or sweatshirt? Chances are that item is in this massive pile! We are asking classroom teachers to bring students to view lost and found to ensure they have all of their belongings this week. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity during April vacation week.

RO Book Fair: Request for Volunteers

We are pleased to announce the return of the RO Book Fair. It will be held on Monday, 4/25-Thursday, 4/28. We need about 3-4 volunteers for each shift (2 shifts per day). The AM volunteers would need to arrive by 8:40am and the afternoon volunteers would need to stay until about 2:40pm. Please use the Sign Up Genius RO BOOK FAIR to reserve your volunteer spot!

All volunteers must have a valid CORI Background Check on file. CORI checks are valid for 3 years. If you are unsure if your CORI is up-to-date, please reach out to the RO Office. For a CORI form, please visit the EPS website: CORI Information (can be found 3/4 of the way down the page). CORIs may be returned to 50 Oliver Street or emailed to with a copy of your driver's license as well.

The district is requesting that all volunteers Covid test AT HOME prior to volunteering. You can obtain a home test through the main office at RO. For those volunteering on multiple days within the week, you only need to test once. An EPS Volunteer Form must also be filled out and can be returned to RO on the day you come in to volunteer. EPS Volunteer Form

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer and support RO!

EPS "Equity Series" Presents Jessica Minahan - Monday, 4/25

The Easton Public Schools' "Equity Series" is excited to host Jessica Minahan for a virtual presentation on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 5pm-7pm. Ms. Minahan's presentation on working with children that suffer from anxiety will provide concrete strategies that work. This will be Jessica's third time in Easton. We are excited to have her back. Please see the attached document for more information including the zoom link for the event.

Jessica Minahan "Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety"

Ames Free Library - Events for April Break

Please click on the flyer for additional information.

Student Activity Fees - Past Due

This is a friendly reminder to make sure you pay your student's activity fee for the 2021-2022 school year. We use these funds for many of the enrichment programs throughout the year, including NRT.

For your convenience, payment can be made through the following website: If you are only able to pay by check, please make the check payable to Easton Public Schools and in the memo, please indicate it is for the student activity fee and include your child’s name. We do not accept any cash payments. Please ensure you do not pay more than once. Unfortunately, the system does not prevent this.

Please note: Students who are on free/reduced lunch are exempt from this fee.

MCAS Dates for 2022

The following are the 2022 MCAS dates for each grade. Please make every effort to ensure your student is in school on the dates of their MCAS testing. Each session is about an hour long, but MCAS is untimed so our students who need extra time will have it.

Here are the dates for each of our MCAS Sessions this Spring:

Math Session 1 - Tuesday, 5/3

Math Session 2 - Wednesday, 5/4

Science Session 1 - Thursday, 5/19

Science Session 2 - Friday, 5/20

Grade 4

Math Session 1 - Tuesday, 5/10

Math Session 2 - Wednesday, 5/11

Grade 3

ELA Session 1 - Tuesday, 4/12

ELA Session 2 - Wednesday, 4/13

Math Session 1 - Tuesday, 5/24

Math Session 2 - Wednesday, 5/25

Just a Little Something to Help You Plan...

Below please find a list of school events, holidays, vacations and early dismissals for the remainder of the school year:

Monday, 4/18-Friday, 4/22 - Patriot's Day Holiday & April Break

Week of 4/25 - RO Scholastic Book Fair

Week of 5/2 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, 5/13 - Early Release @ 11:35am

Friday, 5/27 - Third and Fourth Grade Field Day at OA Fields

Monday, 5/30 - No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, 6/10 - Fifth Grade Field Day/ Farewell Celebration - OA Fields

Monday, 6/20 - No School - Juneteenth Day

Wednesday, 6/22 - Last Day of School - Early Release @ 11:35am

2021-2022 Yearbook Available for Purchase!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year, online sales are open now through 4/15/2022. Yearbooks are $15 with personalization options available (for additional cost). If you have any questions, please email Please use the link below to purchase:

Yearbook Pictures Needed

The Yearbook Committee is requesting photos for this year's RO Yearbook. Throughout the year, if you attend any school events or field trips, please take photos and submit them to the yearbook.

The email address to submit photos is:

Thank you for helping us create a memorable yearbook!

Mark Your Calendar!

RO PTA Meeting - Tuesday, 4/12 @ 7:00pm

Monday, 4/18-Friday, 4/22 - No School - Patriot's Day Holiday &

April Break

Monday, 4/25-Thursday, 4/28 - RO Book Fair

RO School Calendar

Richardson Olmsted School

Chris Getchell, Principal

Bryan Aries, Assistant Principal