Week of 4/20/20 Distance Learning at Richland Elementary
Dear Richland Families,
At a time when many things are not within our control, it is good to focus on things we can do. Spring is still happening! Remember to get outside as a family and enjoy the days. This is new to all of us, and you are doing an amazing job as parents to support your children's learning! Our hope when sending our daily and weekly communications is not just that you learn ways to support your children academically and emotionally, but that you find ways to take care of yourselves as well. Be sure to check out the link for Mindfulness With Mrs. Schmolk below, with strategies for the whole family.
I know you join me in appreciation for our wonderful staff. Richland teachers are among the most caring, dedicated group of educators I have ever known. Mrs. Hensel and PTO would like to prepare a message for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Families and students, please send a picture with a sign, post-it, or message to teachers and staff. Please send your pictures by April 26 to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the video message!
Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay Safe.
We are in this together!
SPECIAL MESSAGES FOR RICHLAND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
Mrs. Hensel and PTO would like to prepare a message for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Families and students, please send a picture with a sign, post-it, or message to teachers and staff. Please send your pictures by April 26 to email@example.com to be included in the video message.
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK!
Post to your teachers and tweet @RichlandQCSD
4/20 PJ DAY MONDAY!
Roll out of bed ready to learn!
4/21 TAKE A WALK TUESDAY!
Snap a pic of taking a walk outside!
4/22 EARTH DAY WEDNESDAY!
What will you do for our environment?
IT'S NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!
The week of April 19-25, 2020 is National Library Week. This is a week set aside every year in April to celebrate libraries and promote library use. Each year a different theme is chosen. This year’s theme is “Find the Library at Your Place.” While libraries are closed due to the COVID-19 virus, you can still access many online resources at The Bucks County Free Library website, https://buckslib.org/
Some activities may require your library card. If your card has expired, you can contact the library for renewal. If you don’t have a library card, you can apply for an ecard. When the library re-opens, you can upgrade your ecard to a regular library card. Please consider visiting the website and supporting your local library. Stay home, stay healthy, and keep reading!
THANKING ESSENTIAL WORKERS THROUGH ART!
MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS AT RICHLAND M, W, F 11:00-1:00
The Quakertown Community School District is aware of the increasing financial hardships faced by area families in these challenging times. We encourage QCSD families going through financial difficulties to pick up food for their students.
Bagged breakfasts and lunches are available to all families for pick up at Richland, Pfaff, and the High School M, W, F between 11:00 and 1:00. Students do not need to be present.
SCENES FROM OUR WEEK!
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Start your week off right with a mindful Monday! Check out Mindfulness with Mrs. Schmolk each week for resources to support your children during this time and support for parents too!
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. STAUFFER, OUR SCHOOL NURSE
Dear Richland Families,
As the school nurse, I saw and cared for many of your children on a daily basis. I miss their smiles, hugs, funny stories, and even their tears. Fortunately, I have been able to communicate with them through their teacher’s Google Meet chats. They seem to enjoy the chats as much as the faculty and staff.
Please know that just as I was during the “normal” school year, I am available to answer questions or concerns you may have about your child’s school health needs. Their school health record is available for me to update should your child have a serious illness or injury at home. Even more importantly, if you, your child or someone to which you have close contact would be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, I would appreciate you letting me know. If possible, the district nurses would like to track these cases. This knowledge will be helpful to us when we eventually return to school. Please feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will return your email as soon as possible. If you would prefer a return phone call, please let me know which number is best to reach you.
As you are told many times each day, the best ways to avoid infection are; wear a mask when you go out in public, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and disinfect frequently touched objects often. Also, thank you for not having play dates. If we stay safe, we will all be together soon.
RESOURCES FROM THE PEACE CENTER
NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP?
At Richland, we believe in meeting the needs of the whole child. In addition to academic learning opportunities, you will see multiple ways for children and families to sharpen the saw.
Habit 7 tells us that balance is best. We all need to take care of ourselves, especially at this challenging time.
Physical: Healthy eating, exercising, and resting
Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others
Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching
Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service to others
Leader in Me is not a program; it's a philosophy for school and life. There is so much we can all benefit from right now. We want to support you with Richland routines that your children can teach you! Check out many family resources here like activities, lessons, and videos.