Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

March 12-16, 2018

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I BELIEVE You Matter!!

I Believe in Being a Top 20

Three simple instructions. One way to live. In the video clip above Daniel Pink, author of Drive, focuses on perspective. Perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. What is your perspective as you approach each day? Are you willing to argue as though you are right, but listen as though you are wrong? Do you take the opportunity to see the world through another's eyes? Work to balance power and perspective taking. One way to live. Be a Top 20.

To James and Amy, thank you for organizing the March Madness Book Bracket! What an engaging, interactive way to foster the love of reading and promote positive culture within our Richmond Elementary community during the craziness of March Madness! Thank you for making a difference today to create a better tomorrow!

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE March 12-16, 2018


  • Mary Academic Team Meeting 9:00 DO
  • Conferences


  • CS/RI Police Departments Canine Demo 1:00 (more info to come- either rotate through classrooms or large group in the gymnasium as this is a new dog)
  • Advisory 2:50 Media
  • Conferences

  • SAT 2:50 Media


  • Mary: Portfolio Reviews 7:30-9:30 DEF
  • DARE 1:00 Carrie's Room
  • Color Run Kickoff 2:00 Gymnasium
  • Conferences


  • Elementary Staff: VACATION! :)

Upcoming Important Dates

March 1-15: Magazine Drive

March 12, 13, 15: Elementary Conferences

March 16: Richmond, Cold Spring, Rockville Only No School

March 22: PTC Meeting 6:00 Lounge

March 23: ROCORI Coaches Carnival 3-6 pm at RHS/RMS

March 30-April 2: Vacation No School

April 3: Snow Day Makeup for Staff

April 5: Richmond Spring Music Concert Dress Rehearsal 9:00; Concert 6:30 PM Richmond Elementary Gymnasium

April 20: Early Dismissal

May 5: Richmond Elementary Color Run

August 7: CMLP Tech Summit: Albany HS

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Reading is Our Super Power!

This week we continue to focus on our World's Best Workforce reading goals with emphasis on the Reading Pillars. Notice the keys in the above infographic taken from the article Learning to Read: A Primer Part Two. If we focus on one key or the other, reading comprehension is delayed, the suitcase won't open and reading comprehension is delayed. Researchers have identified the following four key skills to build stronger mental models to improve comprehension.

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Feedback for Mary

Though not always easy to hear, feedback is a valid component of reflection and growth; this form will provide an opportunity for you to influence growth in both my principal and curriculum roles here at ROCORI. I provide direct feedback to you; I look forward to hearing feedback from you as well. Together, we will do what's best for our students, staff and greater school community. Thank you!
Teacher's Guide for MCAs

MDE put out a teacher’s guide to the item samplers that has the DOK level, standard and answer for each question, plus the bonus of the rationale for each answer. See the link above for details and visit either Mary with questions. Go Spartans!


District Level

RtI CI (Curriculum and Instruction)SD (Staff Development)Technology
  • Referendum passed!!
Teacher Evaluation

Building Level

Staff Meeting

  • Meeting 3/19 at 7:30 Media
  • Meeting 3/14 2:50 Media
  • Meeting 3/28 2:50 Kelly's Room
  • Meeting 3/27 2:50 Kelly's Room