Week of 1/31/22 at Richland Elementary School
This week we welcome February! Check out the Friendly February calendar from Action for Happiness below. It goes wonderfully with our spotlight on Kindness. You can start brainstorming how your family can celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day and look for information coming soon for Richland's Kindness Week this month.
To start off our month, students and staff are invited to wear red on Tuesday in celebration of Chinese New Year! On Wednesday, wear tie dye to acknowledge the rare date of 2/2/22! Students will also get a sneak peek at a video promoting our Color Run in April. Keep reading for more upcoming events this winter and spring.
The big news this week is that Mr. Hendricks is retiring after 24 years of service in Quakertown! Mr. Hendricks has taken pride in keeping Richland looking and operating its best. He's also been a friendly smile and helping hand to anyone who needs it. Classrooms have created special goodbye messages for Mr. Hendricks.
We will miss you Mr. Hendricks and wish you well on your retirement!
Have a fantastic first week of February!
WEAR RED ON TUESDAY!
WEAR TIE DYE ON WEDNESDAY 2/2/22!
THANK YOU MR. HENDRICKS!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT!
It will be hard to fill your shoes Mr. Hendricks! We will miss you.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS OF LEADERS AT WORK AND PLAY!
KINDNESS WEEK 2/14-2/17
THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
MARCH 28 - MARCH 30
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR SPRING COLOR RUN!
FRIDAY, APRIL 22 @ 5:00
Save the Date for our Spring Color Run! Aril 22nd (Raindate 5/6)
Our next PTO Meeting Date: 2/16 @ 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
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What is one way you show other people you care about them?
TUESDAY: What is one thing you do before going to bed?
WEDNESDAY: What does it mean to be a good friend?
THURSDAY: What hurts trust in relationships?
FRIDAY: What makes you cry?
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED ON SCHOOL BUSES
Ronald McDonald House Aluminum Tab Recycling 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.
We are donating our tabs in honor of Rhiley who is a cancer survivor.
He is a 4th grader at Richland.
WHAT ARE HABIT TICKETS?
Each day, adults in the school building have tickets to give to any student they see exhibiting one of the 7 habits. Once a student receives a Leader Ticket, he or she will go to the office to sign our school Leader Book, pick a number at random for the placement of their ticket on the Leaderboard, and will bring home a postcard to show you so that you may share in their good news! Once the student has a ticket on the board, he or she is eligible to receive the "mystery motivator". When ten tickets in a row are up on the board, those students will spin a wheel to receive a mystery motivator prize. Examples of motivators are extra recess, lunch with Mrs. Zuerblis, and many more.
HOW CAN I HELP AT HOME?
We encourage you to discuss Leader in Me with your child at home. The characteristics of the 7 habits encourage responsibility and ownership of one's actions, as well as other leadership qualities. Ask your child to use the ideas shared at school when at home and in the neighborhood, and routinely check in with your child on how he or she is demonstrating these characteristics in different settings.
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 email@example.com or 215-529-2022.