RES News

January 17, 2020

New Format for Weekly Information

We are going to try sending a school newsletter via Facebook, Twitter, and our website (in the Twitter Feed on the right hand side) in lieu of the weekend calls. After a few weeks of newsletters, data will be analyzed as to how many recipients get the newsletter compared to the weekend calls. If you have a preference, please comment on the Facebook post or Twitter feed.

Our website contains a lot of year-long information. The newsletter will be focused on current events and happenings.


Dates to Remember

January 20 - Holiday

January 21-22 - Teacher Workdays

January 27-31- NC Check-Ins for 3rd-5th ELA and math and 5th grade Science

January 28-31 - PTO Valentine Carnation Pre-Sales for Valentine Delivery (information will be sent home 1/27)

February 3- 2nd 9 weeks awards (3rd grade at 9:00, 4th and 5th grade at 10:00). Parents will be notified if their student is getting an award

February 3-21 - Pasta for Pennies Campaign for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

February 6- Student Led Conferences 4:00-5:30

February 7- Lockdown DRILL

February 13 - Early Release (12:30 dismissal)

February 17- Teacher Workday

PTO News

Check out the Richlands Elementary Page to keep up-to-date on PTO events. Our PTO has several events coming up and they need your help; Staff Valentines, Carnation Sales, and Spring Fling are all coming soon! To volunteer to help, just sign up on the Sign Up Genius on Facebook.

Stay Connected to RES

We are proud of our Bobcats each and every day! There is always something fun and exciting happening here! Check out our social media pages for celebrations and information!

The Leader in Me for Families - Family Mission Statements

Mission statements have long been a part of organizations; they provide a
clear path for what the organization wants to accomplish and how they plan to
go about doing it. Yet, seldom does a family take the time to write a mission
statement, and what organization is more important than the family? By
establishing who you are as a family, how you want to be known, and how you
plan to do it, you are practicing Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®. The

process is a great way to practice all of the 7 Habits.

Step 1.
Ask yourself these seven questions:
How do we want our family to be known?
How do we want to treat each other?
What is most important to us as a family?
What are some of our talents, gifts, and abilities?
What makes us the happiest?
What makes us unhappy?

What kind of home do we want to invite friends to?

Step 2.
Write your Family Mission Statement.
Consider all four areas:
• Body (health and physical welfare)
• Brain (learning)
• Heart (relationships)

• Soul (inspiration)

Keep it simple, one to two lines, so the youngest family members can
memorize it and find it meaningful. Examples: “We are builders,” “No empty
chairs,” “To serve others,” “All for one and one for all,” etc.

Step 3.
Stay on course.
As parents, you are the role models. Keep smiling and getting back on track.
The promise: By writing a Family Mission Statement, the message to your
children is that your family is important—you know what you stand for and how
you are going to work together to accomplish it.

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A Message from Nurse Cavenaugh

This is just a reminder that our school is a drug free zone. All medication on our campus, prescription or over the counter must be ordered by a health care provider.

School personnel will not administer any medication to students unless they have received a medication form properly complete and signed by both doctor and parent/guardian. The medication must be received in an appropriately labeled container. Please refer to our medication policy in the handbook.

All medication should be kept out of the reach of children. Medications should go from an adult hand to an adult hand. Please do not send any medication in your child’s bookbag, lunchbox or pockets.

Some students may carry emergency medications such as rescue inhalers and insulin with the permission of the physician and parent/guardian.

To protect the safety of students and to ensure safe medication administration there will be no exceptions to the medication policy.

If you have any questions or issues related to medication administration, please contact the school nurse, Amberley Cavenaugh, RN.