The Richardson Review

November 20th, 2022

No School: Wed. 11/23, Thurs. 1/25 & Fri. 11/26 Classes will resume on Mon. 11/28

Dear Richardson Students & Families,

It’s the time of year when many of us reflect on the things, big and small, for which we are thankful. Research shows that focusing on gratitude can have a positive impact on our lives.

Here are some of the things I am most grateful this year...

  1. I am grateful for Richardson's students. Every day you demonstrate kindness, curiosity and determination. Our staff is energized each day by seeing your facings, hearing your laughter and witnessing you grow academically. You are all truly amazing!!!
  2. I am grateful for Richardson's families. As a parent of young children, I can relate to how hard it is to balance family and work responsibilities. Thank you for your flexibility, understanding and dedication to support your children and the school.
  3. I am grateful for Richardson's staff. You are passionate about meeting the needs of each and every student, you are knowledgeable and reflective. You develop a love of learning in our students and you make sure we have some fun too!!!

I give thanks to you all for making Richardson an AMAZING school...and for personally giving me so many reasons to be grateful each day!


Mrs. Houde (pronounced "hood")

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Below are some notes/tips to make sure all our students can fully enjoy their recess time during the winter months. We will have outdoor recess unless the actual air temperature is below 0 degrees or the wind chill temperature is colder than -10 degrees.

Please remember to send winter gear with your child(ren) each day.

The image above is a helpful reminder for students about the easiest/quickest order for them when they are putting on their outdoor clothing. Practicing at home is always helpful -and can be fun too! You can play beat the clock or beat your fastest time!

Please remember to label all your children's items. (As a parent, I have found the Avery Fabric labels helpful - as it is often hard to find a good spot on the clothing to write my children's names. You can buy those labels, or similar versions, at places like Walmart, Target or Amazon).

Please reach out to our social worker, Ms. Willemarck, if you are in need of any winter items.

***If your child has out grown any waterproof winter gloves, and you would like to donate them, please send them to school with your child and we will pass them along to someone who can use them.***

Important message from the health office

Here again is the message that was sent out on Friday, November 18th to all families in ISD622 around Illness Related Absences.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope that everyone is able to stay healthy so they can enjoy the long weekend ahead of us.

Photos from 2nd & 3rd Grade Vocal concert

Upcoming Events

Nov. 21st - 23rd: Pre-K, no classes - conferences

Nov. 23rd: No classes, Staff Development

Nov. 24th & 25th: No school, holiday

Nov. 29th: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm-5:25 pm

Nov. 30th: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm - 5:25 pm

Nov. 30th: Mismatched Clothes Day

Dec. 1st: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm-5:25 pm

Dec. 2nd: End of Trimester 1

Dec. 5th: No classes, Staff Development

Dec. 6th: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm-5:25 pm

Dec. 6th: Cherrydale Fundraiser pick up from 4:15 pm-5:45 pm

Dec. 7th: Wear Sports/Team Gear

Dec. 7th: 1st & 4th Grade Dress Rehearsal, 2:45 pm-3:15 pm

Dec. 7th: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm-5:25 pm

Dec. 7th: 1st & 4th Grade Concert from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dec. 8th: Minnesota School Sealant Program, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Dec. 8th: Targeted Services Session 1, 4:05 pm - 5:25 pm

Dec. 9th: Pre K AM class Bring Your Grown-Up Day, 10:30 am-11:45 am

Dec. 9th: Pre K PM class Bring Your Grown-Up Day, 1:30 pm-2:45 pm