RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 12/6/21 at Richland Elementary School

CHOP PAJAMA DAY RAISED NEARLY $800 AND COUNTING!

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Dear Richland Families,


Thank you for your generosity in donating on behalf of CHOP Pajama Day. We raised nearly $800 for this cause while wearing our pjs! We are proud to continue the spirit of giving and thinking of others.


It is hard to believe we have come to the end of our first trimester. Report cards will be sent home this week. See below for more information.


It is starting to feel more like winter! Students should be dressed and ready for outdoor recess daily. We have many items in our lost and found. Please check the pictures below and let your child's teacher know if you recognize any items.


Don't forget to check out more spirit days during the month of December on the calendar below. We want to make the rest of the year the best of the year!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

CHOP PAJAMA DAY!

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CHOP Pajama Day is a chance for schools to spend the day in their most comfortable jammies while supporting kids who rely on Children’s Hospital for care, cures, and hope.


We know that giving back and creating a sense of community are important. Pajama Day was a fun and easy way to support the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Students and staff dressed in their cozy pajamas to school on Friday, 12/3, and the Richland community raised nearly $800 to support the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! Thank you for your generosity!
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REPORT CARDS WILL BE EMAILED HOME ON WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, your child's teacher will send you an email with your child's report card attached. Paper copies will be sent home upon request. Please check your email, and reach out to your child's teacher with any questions.

CHECK OUT DECEMBER SPIRIT DAYS!

LET'S MAKE THE REST OF THE YEAR THE BEST OF THE YEAR!

AN AFTERNOON OF GAMES ON 12/17!

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LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

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In addition to the items above, we have many coats. Please see photos of Lost and Found Coats here, and let your child's teacher know if you recognize any items.
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THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS

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Each day, we read a question of the day that stems from our work with Leader in Me. We encourage you to continue the conversations at home!


Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!


MONDAY: How will you know that you’ve had a successful school year?

TUESDAY: When are you at your best?

WEDNESDAY: When are you at your worst?

THURSDAY: What do you really love to do at school?

FRIDAY: What do you really love to do outside of school?

DO GOOD DECEMBER

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This month, we're encouraging you to carry out small acts of kindness. This has been another difficult year of uncertainty and ups and downs for many of us. Kindness is contagious, and helping others has been proven to make us feel better too! Let's try to focus on being generous with our time and attention rather than money - it's free and better for everyone, as well as our planet!

PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Would you like to express your gratitude to staff members? Click on the Shout Outs image to let us know! I will share messages with staff weekly.

Ronald McDonald House Aluminum Tab Recycling Program

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Little things can make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House and others affected by childhood cancer or anyone else who needs the help from the Ronald McDonald House by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or any other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum tabs help offset The Ronald McDonald House expenses. Send in your tabs to Richland.


We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.

He is a 4th grader at Richland.

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WHAT ARE HABIT TICKETS?


Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.


HOW CAN I HELP AT HOME?


We encourage you to discuss Leader in Me with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics in different settings.

OUR WORD FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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Each school year, Richland staff adopts one word. We invite you to join us in supporting each other with what our children and we need to thrive this year.


TOGETHER WE THRIVE!

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ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

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USE "SAFE ARRIVAL" SYSTEM

With SafeArrival, families can report their child’s absence using any of these 3

convenient methods:


1.Using a mobile device; download and install the free SchoolMessenger app from the
Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). Please note that the first time you use the app,
you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. To enter an absence, select Attendance, then Report an Absence.

  • In addition to attendance information, in the app you will also see all of the School Messenger messages the school has sent throughout the year.


2. Use the SafeArrival website; https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use
the website, you will need to select Sign Up to create your account. Then, select Attendance and finally, Report an Absence.


3. Call the toll-free number; 1-833-834-4911 and report an absence using the automated phone system. To use this system, you must use or enter the phone number you
provided as your district contact number. Using or entering that phone number will link you to your child(ren).


These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL QCSD STUDENTS

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CONSIDER COMPLETING AN APPLICATION

Currently, our district is providing ALL families with children up to the age of 18 with FREE breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year through funds from the US Department of Agriculture. There are no conditions to qualify. However, if you do not have a current application on file for the 2021-2022 school year, you could miss benefits from the State, should it decide to provide the Pandemic EBT Benefits again.


Please click here for the Free & Reduced Meal Program applications.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Reiss, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, at sreiss@qcsd.org or 215-529-2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS

REPORT CARDS SENT HOME 12/8

REINDEER RUN 12/17

HOLIDAY SING 12/21

NO SCHOOL 12/24-1/3/22