Richmond Elementary Staff Bulletin
Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow.
October 30-November 3, 2017
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!
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!
MENTAL HEALTH REFERRALS
Students already receiving counseling services from True Balance will not be effected. They will continue their own services.
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
- Meeting 11/10 7:00am
- Meeting 11/17 7:00am
- Meeting 11/3 7:00am
- Referendum: Keep technology current, ensure career and college readiness, enhance communication tools
- Vote November 7
- 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
All Standards HOME link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/
Reading Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/read/
Science Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/sci/
Social Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/soc/
World Languages Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/world/