August 21, 2022
From the Superintendent's Desk
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
We are all excited for the beginning of a new school year and we cannot wait to learn something new.
The theme this year is Respect and we will be exploring four aspects of how that looks at school. We hope that this is thought provoking and sparks healthy conversations. Please take the opportunity to join in the conversation with your students and connect the lessons learned to situations outside of school. We will be looking at the following four aspects of Respect:
Respect for Others
Respect for Self
Respect for the privilege of teaching and learning
Respect for Property
Let's make this the best year yet,
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is an excellent opportunity to meet the teachers and the other parents in your student's grade level. Information will be given about the academic program, homework, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be setup in the gymnasium and Mrs. Mallory will be there to assist you.
BBQ on the Blacktop
The 8th Grade classes will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser with hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, and chips. The cost is $6 per person. The 6th Grade class will be fundraising and selling drinks for $1. Both fundraisers are raising money for their grade level field trips and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Richmond Elementary uses a message program called Blackboard Connect that pushes phone messages, texts, and emails to all parents. This is a very effective way of notifying parents of upcoming events, changes to events, school cancelations due to weather, and other emergencies. Please make sure that you list on your forms all emails and mobile numbers you would like contacted if necessary.
The Rebel Radar
Pick up and Drop off can be tricky. Please drive slowly and look out for students. Middle School students (grades 6-8) and their younger siblings can be picked up in front of the gymnasium.
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast and Lunch is free of charge this year. Breakfast is being served from 7:30-7:55am in the Cafeteria.
Homework Club is now being offered every school day from 7:00-7:30am for grades K-8 in the Cafeteria. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice their spelling words, math facts and skills, and reading fluency.
After School Clubs and Intervention
Richmond will be offering learning opportunities after school from 2:45-4:00pm for students in grades K-8. This week, we will be starting with English Language Arts (ELA) Intervention on Tuesdays and Math Intervention of Thursdays. This is an opportunity for students to receive support, staff will identify learning gaps and re-teach skills and knowledge that students need to be successful in their current grade level.
We are looking for parents or community members who are interested in helping start clubs for Art, Drama, Golf, Robotics, Agriculture, or Community Service for K-8 students. This list is not exhaustive and if you have a good idea, please let Mr. Cosgrove know. The time commitment can be flexible. Once a month, twice a month, weekly for a month, weekly for two months, weekly for a trimester, or what works for you. Once we have it planned, we will parents register for their students to participate.
Mrs. Matchniff will be starting Cross Country soon and it is available to all students K-8. Students will need to get their Sports Physical to be able to participate. The Sports Physical forms are available in the School Office. Practices will be after school and they prepare for 5 cross country meets. Practice and meet dates will be communicated after the league coaches meeting.
We are in need of a Coach for Flag Football. We have a high schooler who is willing to be the Assistant Coach but are still in need of a Coach. If you are interested or want more information, please contact the school.
Please call the office at (530) 257-6163 if your student(s) will be absent. It is important that the school keep detailed records of student attendance as it affects our funding. Absences also influence truancy and truancy notifications. After three days absent without a valid excuse the school is required to send the first Truancy Notification. Single day absences can be excused with a valid excuse but students who are out three or more days due to an illness requires a medical note from your pediatrician or family doctor. Please be sure the doctor states the required number of days they are to be out of school or the date they may return to school.
If parents want to help with reading groups or work with students, the school needs to have a cleared background check on file. Fingerprints through LiveScan can be done at LCOE, call (530) 257-2196 and setup an appointment.
8/22-9/2 Book Fair
8/24 Back to School Night @ 5:00-7:00pm
9/5 No School - Labor Day
The week of 9/6 Tentative 5th Grade Day - Petroglyphs
9/8 Corey the Dribbler - Guest Speaker
9/15-16 Grade 5 Lava Beds Field Trip
9/23 No School - County Teacher In-service Day
9/26 Johnny Appleseed Day for K-2
10/3-7 California Healthy Kids Survey (Grades 5-8)
10/14 Wemple Pumpkin Patch