The Richardson Review

January 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year 2021!


We hope you had a safe and healthy winter break. We are happy to be starting the new year off with some up coming changes. As you know, Governor Tim Walz announced new guidelines that now allow us to bring preschool and elementary grades back to "in-person" classes. Thank you for taking the time to let us know which model you wanted for your child.


Listed below are the important dates for Preschool-Grade 2 and Grade 3-5.


Preschool-Grade 2

January 4-22: Distance Learning

January 15: No School, Transition Planning per Governor

January 18: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19: No School, Transition Planning per Governor

January 25: In-person classes resume for those who have signed up - Distance Learning will continue for the rest

February 5: No School, Transition Planning per Governor


Grade 3-5

January 4-February 5: Distance Learning

January 15: No School, Transition Planning per Governor

January 18: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19: No School, Transition Planning per Governor

February 5: No School, Transition Planning per Governor

February 8: In-person classes resume for those who have signed up - Distance Learning will continue for the rest


Beginning January 25, our school start time will be 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Arrival and dismissal will be handled the same way is was during Hybrid for parent drop off and parent pick up (See the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures below). More information will be sent out as it becomes available.


If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.


Sincerely,

Ms. G

Principal

Penguin Pride School Wide: Responsible

Penguin Pride School Wide: Responsible


In January, we will shift from kindness to responsibility:

“I can be responsible by doing my best to learn and grow at home and school.”


Here are same examples of your students showing kindness.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZEh2YuACC_ICUEGW3NTBqkUtZPhb_P5Z/view?usp=sharing


4th grader, Kaylee, has been helping with the dishes at her house--way to go Kaylee! 3rd graders Syrus, Abenezer, Mark Anthony and Rossdeny have been amazing technology supporters with their classmates. 2nd grader Ella has been helping her brother. 2nd grader Emmy has been saying thank you more. 2nd grader Rylee wished his Auntie a happy birthday. 2nd grader Faith has been helping Junior with math! Wow-you guys are spreading kindness around like crazy!

Contacts & Supports:

We are here for you as your child learns from home. Click here for numbers and contacts that might be helpful.

Adventure Connection School Age Care

UPDATED 1-13-2021

As we return to school in person, Adventure Connection is accepting registrations for before and after school care for students in PreK-5th grade.

Flexible scheduling makes Adventure Connection convenient and affordable.

Students participate in a variety of activities such as art, games, team building, playground, and gym time. Protocols are in place to help keep students and staff safe and healthy. Learn more and register at www.isd622.org/ac.



Adventure Connection School Age Care

Quality care for children before school, after school, on non-school days and summer!

Adventure Connection is a school-age care program with sites located in District 622 elementary school buildings. It is a convenient, safe and caring place for children before and after school, on non-school days and summers. Adventure Connection provides educational, enriching, recreational, and engaging experiences for children in preschool through 5th grade. During the summer, Adventure Connection consolidates to three sites.



Register for 2020-21 School Year



Check out Epic Connection for middle school students!


COVID-19 Updates


Mission
Our mission is to provide a quality program that ensures a safe, cooperative, student led environment that serves the diverse needs of the school while striving through continuous improvement to foster the development of our youth as service leaders in District 622.

PTA News


The PTA is a non-profit, school-based organization, designed to support our students and staff. The PTA is comprised of all the Richardson parents and/or guardians. All are welcome!


PTA Goals & Objectives


  • To support and enrich our children's education
  • To facilitate good communication between administration, staff, and parents
  • To promote school spirit
  • To encourage volunteerism


Please consider becoming part of this amazing team. With some of the current member's children now being in the 5th grader, this would be a great time to join the team and shadow the members who will move on at the end of the school year.


The PTA is also looking for a volunteer to chair the book fair.


If you have any questions or want to be more involved, please contact Sarah Morrison at richardsonptapresident@gmail.com