Week of 4/14/20 of Distance Learning at Richland Elementary
Dear Richland Families,
I am sure the news of us not returning to buildings this school year evokes many emotions for parents and students, as it does for our staff. Students are part of an extended family to us, and we are missing our family. Teachers are especially missing the daily interactions with their students, so we are grateful that we can connect outside of a physical classroom. It is because of that dedication that I can assure you that learning will continue, and so will relationships.The building may be closed, but Richland is much more than a building!
We are here to help. Please complete this form to share your experience and anything you need. We will do this together!
Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay Safe.
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK! 4/16-4/18
Post to your teachers and tweet @RichlandQCSD
4/14 HATS OFF TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS TUESDAY!
Share a pic of you in your favorite hat to thank medical staff and other essential workers! #hatsofftoyou
4/15 WACKY WEAR WEDNESDAY!
Show us your mix and mismatch outfit! #wackywednesday
4/16 BED HEAD THURSDAY!
Take a selfie of your ‘just woke up’ look. #bedhead
4/14 HATS OFF TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS TUESDAY!
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.
DISTANCE LEARNING AND OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR
Our distance learning follows a M-Th schedule. Students may use Friday to catch up on learning opportunities, get in some more reading time, and spend some extra family time! Teachers will also let you know scheduled "office hours" each day so you can easily reach out with questions. We are here to support you!
As a reminder, we are still following the regular school calendar during our distance learning. Our spring break is this Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Daily distance learning opportunities will resume Tuesday, 4/14.
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.
In addition, in our hopes to feed more students, beginning Monday, April 6, food can be picked up at the main entrances of Pfaff and Richland elementary schools, as well as our central location - the bus loop at Quakertown Community High School.
Food pickup at the three locations is three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will be provided with meals for two days. On Friday, they’ll receive food for one day. These meals are provided for free. Breakfast and lunch are included. All meals will be cold service, consisting of cereal, sandwiches, muffins, fruit, milk and juice. We ask that parents bring something to carry the food, a bag or a box, for example.
Families may pick up food at any of the three schools. Students do not have to be present. If a parent or guardian is unable to attend food pickup, a friend or another family member may do so in their place as long as they have the student’s I.D. number and the name of the school the student attends.
Here’s more information, regarding filling out an application for Free and Reduced meal status:
A free and reduced application can be filled out at any time during the school year.
Even if you've already filled out an application (whether approved or denied), you can fill out another application if you've had a change in household income.
Online application would be the current method to use due to limited mail receipt
Families may contact Stacy Reiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions concerning their free and reduced status or other questions.
SCENES FROM OUR WEEK!
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Start your week off right with a mindful Monday! Or Tuesday! Check out Mindfulness with Mrs. Schmolk each week for resources to support your children during this time and support for parents too!
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THANKING ESSENTIAL WORKERS THROUGH ART!
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.