Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.

October 30-November 3, 2017

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I BELIEVE you matter!!

I Believe in Helping Others Succeed

"To feel defenseless, that's the worse feeling in the world," shared one customer in this clip. During Anti-Bullying Prevention Week, we focus on helping those being bullied find success. School bullying takes on many forms and is done by both girls and boys. A 2014-2017 Youth Truth study shows that one in four students are bullied. We need to be the source of strength for those students. Top 20s accomplish this by demonstrating positive "bedside manner." They communicate "You Matter" throughout each day. They create a greater level of trust and respect, demonstrating genuine concern for others and checking in with those feeling defenseless often. What will you do to help the defenseless succeed?


Ambur and her crew of fourth and fifth grade students worked together to organize Bullying Prevention Week here at Richmond Elementary. From the paper chains to daily announcements to recommendations for reading and lesson plans, we thank you for making a difference today to create a better tomorrow!

First 6 Weeks: Maintenance

The first six weeks of school were focused on establishing rituals and routines for our school. We will continue to teach and practice these behaviors throughout the school year. We also focus on community and relationship building as we know that no significant learning happens without a significant relationship.

Random Ice Breaker questions can be used to get to know our students or provide a brain break in the middle of an instructional period. These questions should be a mix of silly questions and questions that let the students tell a little bit about themselves. They can be used randomly as a quick brain break from instruction or can be used in a structured time period in which all students share and get to know each other. Questions can be cut up and put in a bag and students randomly draw. The adult should also answer some of the questions. See this link for details!

Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation Forms can be found HERE

Reading is Our Super Power!

"Ask any reader about their love of reading, and I guarantee that they will cite their personal experiences with a parent, teacher or another adult as a catalyst of their fondness for the written word," states author Abbie Kopf in the following article. Click the link for details!


In an effort to track and streamline the referral process for counseling and mental health support, please start with Ambur for any mental health services for our students. Ambur will manage the next steps for the students which could include small groups, individual counseling, and/or True Balance counseling.

Students already receiving counseling services from True Balance will not be effected. They will continue their own services.

OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE October 30-November 3, 2017


  • Office Open
  • Office Open
  • Fall Parade 1:30
  • Office Open
  • Mary at Legal Seminar St. Cloud
  • Office Open
  • CherryDale Fundraiser Delivery 3:00-5:30
  • Office Open
  • District Staff Development 7:00 DO

Upcoming Important Dates

10/28: PTC Meat Raffle at Corky's 1:30

10/31: Fall Parade 1:30

11/2: CherryDale Fundraiser Delivery

11/6: Title One Night 4:00-6:30 CSE

11/7: Math Train the Trainer Training

11/8: National Jeans for Troops Day

11/13-17: American Education Week

11/15: Teacher's Tea CS Legion After School-5:00

11/16: Teacher's Tea RI Elementary Media Center 2:40-3:30


District Level

RtI (Response to Intervention)CI (Curriculum and Instruction)SD (Staff Development)Technology
  • Referendum: Keep technology current, ensure career and college readiness, enhance communication tools
  • Vote November 7
Teacher Evaluation

Building Level

Staff Meeting

  • Meeting 11/6 at 7:30 in library
  • Meeting 11/8 7:35 in library
  • Meeting 11/22 2:50 in library
  • Meeting 11/28 2:50 in library