Week of 5/2/22 at Richland Elementary School
It's Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! We have the most dedicated staff at Richland Elementary. Please join me in thanking them for all they do. Our wonderful PTO is providing a staff luncheon on Thursday. Please see below for how you can contribute. Students can get into the spirit with themes for each day.
Students in third through fifth grade have taken the English Language Arts (ELA) PSSAs. This Tuesday and Wednesday, they will take the Math assessments, and fourth grade will also take the Science PSSAs. We appreciate your help in ensuring students get a good night's rest, and bring in their Chromebooks fully charged as the tests are online.
It's May! May means International Week, Project PROUD, concerts, our Family Leadership Breakfast, the start of field trips, and much more! Be sure to read each week to stay in the know!
Enjoy this beautiful day and the first week of May!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR APRIL LEADERS OF THE MONTH!
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
TUESDAY: Draw a picture of you and your teacher.
WEDNESDAY: Teach something to a friend or classmate.
THURSDAY: Share a thankful note with your teacher.
FRIDAY: Dress like a teacher!
TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH SPONSORED BY THE PTO
Let's celebrate our amazing teachers and staff at Richland Elementary! Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is this week, and we are looking to provide a fun and tasty lunch for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday, 5/5.
Please sign up at the available slots to provide something. Thank you for your support!
**Cash/Check Donations: Please submit cash/check or Venmo donations for Teacher Appreciation by Monday, 5/2. If sending in with a student, please place in an envelope and label it PTO Teacher Appreciation. Students can hand them to their teacher, and they will still get to the PTO mailbox.
Checks can be made out to the Richland PTO.
Venmo is @richlandPTO18951
SHOW YOUR TEACHERS APPRECIATION BY FILLING OUT NOTES!
Our next PTO Meeting Date: 5/25 @ 6:30 at Richland's library and via Google Meet
Kids are welcome!
Contact us with any questions, ideas or concerns... firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Presidents- Alysha Day/Utpal Bhatt
Co-VPs- Kim Lynch and Danielle Schultz
Treasurer- Jackie Toro
Co-Secretaries- Brittany Eagan and Vicky Mullen
HS Student Volunteer Liaison- Hannah Hensel
SIGN UP FOR THE
PROJECT PROUD KNOWLEDGE FAIR!
MAY 19 @ 4:30-6:30 & MAY 20 @8:30 LIM FAMILY BREAKFAST
The Project Proud Fair is an opportunity for your child to develop a project that reflects his/her special interests and abilities. Projects can be in any of the following subjects: Math, Social Studies, Reading, Arts, Music, or Science.
All students in grades K-5 are invited to participate in this fair. All you need is permission from a parent, an idea, and some creativity!
Each participant may enter only one exhibit. Please fill out this entry form by April 30th.
Students should complete projects at home. Parental guidance is permitted, but projects should be the students’ work.
Creativity is encouraged (posters, models, dioramas, interactive displays). Posters need to be able to stand up on a table.
Each project should be clearly labeled with the student's name, teacher and grade.
Projects should be brought to your classroom on the morning of May 18th unless otherwise directed and taken home after the fair on the 20th.
RSVP FOR OUR LEADER IN ME FAMILY BREAKFAST 5/20 @ 8:30
LET'S FIND WAYS TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
Join us at these local libraries to learn more about
mental health and why it's important.
May 2, 2022 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Presenter: Stuart Karve, Mental Health Case Manager
Upper Perk Valley Library | 350 Main Street, Red Hill
May 9, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Presenter: Lisa Dembrosky, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Indian Valley Public Library | 100 E. Church Avenue, Telford
May 16, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Presenter: Lynsey Reiss, Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist
Bucks County Free Library | 100 W. Mill Street, Quakertown
You will learn about:
- What mental health is and why it's important
- Tips and tools for supporting mental wellness
- Ways you can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness
- Available resources
Throughout May, mental health books, information, and resources will be on display at these library locations as well as at the Bucks County Free Library in Perkasie
(491 Arthur Avenue). For questions, email PennFoundationQuest@sluhn.org.
JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FOR LIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
As part of our Leader in Me view of everything we do, students have opportunities to apply for jobs at Richland. One job is being a morning announcer. When students are "hired" they work for the entire week as a team to coordinate and read morning announcements.
Each week on Wednesday and Friday, morning announcements are live via Google Meet, and all classrooms watch live and even participate on Fit Fridays. Roles include news readers, weather reporters, special reporters, and producers who manage slides presented.
Now, parents and families can join the Google Meet too! It is the same link every Wednesday and Friday. Applying for jobs, creating clubs, and suggesting new ideas are ways that students share their voices and have ownership in their learning to support them academically, socially, and emotionally. We are happy to give you a window into our student leadership experiences.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: Why are you so lucky to have your teachers at Richland?
TUESDAY: What is something nice you can do for your teacher?
WEDNESDAY: What could you teach to a friend or classmate?
THURSDAY: What are you thankful for about Richland teachers?
FRIDAY: What would you look like dressed as a teacher?
RICHLAND IS LOOKING FOR SUBS
You may be able to help us! If you have a bachelor's degree, you can sub! We are asking you to please consider becoming a substitute so you can help us here at Richland. This would be a tremendous help for our school community. If you are able and willing to help, please CLICK HERE (scroll toward bottom of link) or contact me at email@example.com to learn more about becoming a sub with ESS. Thank you!
PRE-K COUNTS REGISTRATION
Bucks County has seven Pre-K Counts grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The grants allow families, who meet the required criteria, with children (who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st) to enroll in an approved high quality, preschool program at no cost to the family. There may be a few openings now, and they are taking applications now for 2022-2023!
Please see the Bucks County Pre-K Counts application for the 2022-2023 school year.
FAB LAB CENTER OPPORTUNITIES
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ALUMINUM TAB RECYLING PROGRAM
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.
There is a drop off spot right in front of the office.
We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.
He is a 4th grader at Richland.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023
OUR WORD FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
TOGETHER WE THRIVE!
USE "SAFE ARRIVAL" SYSTEM
With SafeArrival, families can report their child’s absence using any of these 3
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
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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Reiss, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-529-2022.