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October 22 – Good Morning with Grownups 7:30am (A-M)

October 22 – 1st Grade field trip to Cedar Hill Farms

October 23 – Good Morning with Grownups 7:30am (N-Z)

October 23 – 5th Grade CLUE field trip to Elmwood

October 23 – School Tour

October 24 – School picture Make-up date

October 25 – REEF Trunk or Treat (Sign up genius posted below)

GOOD MORNING WITH GROWNUPS **Formerly known as Donuts with Dads** Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:30 (Last names A-M) Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:30 (Last names N-Z) We would like to invite ONE special grown-up (Dad, Mom, Grandparent, Neighbor, etc.) to join your Richland student/students for donuts! Donuts, coffee, juice, and milk will be served. We will allow two donuts per child to help prevent tummy aches. If you would like to volunteer to serve or if you have questions, please email Lesli Breeden at lesli.breeden@gmail.com

RICHLAND TRUNK OR TREAT: Join REEF, the Richland PTO, and the Richland Elementary Community for REEF’s annual Trunk or Treat on October 25 from 5:30 to 7:30.  You and your family will enjoy Bounce Houses, Toy Story 4, Prizes, Treats, a Raffle, Marco’s Pizza for purchase, and more! Thank you for volunteering, and thank you for supporting Richland students. See the link below to volunteer for this year’s event:


Exciting Raffle! This is not a trick, we also have treats for the Grown Ups! Did you once dream of being a FedEx pilot? Here is your chance, for an hour, to experience flying from our home town, like the pros do!

$5 per chance to win a fabulous experience: 1 hour FedEx flight simulator. (The simulator type (777, 757, 767, MD-11 or A-300) will be determined once the date is set, based on availability. )


The proceeds will directly benefit Richland Elementary Educational Fund (REEF). REEF non profit funds math and reading tutors not otherwise funded for our k-5 students, as most other Memphis City elementary schools are granted.

Tickets sold at the 25 October Trunk or Treat event, with winners selected at the event. Sales will also be available (cash only) mornings of 22, 23 and 24 October at the school.

Other prizes: 1 night stay at Memphis’ Crown Jewel The Peabody Hotel; Gift Certificate for another Memphis Gem Grisanti’s; 2 Gift Certificates for a hometown favorite: The One and Only BBQ. Contact REEF President connie.avery@gmail.com if you have a prize you would like to donate to benefit children requiring Reading and Math Assistance, or would like to become a corporate sponsor. assisting in the mission to provide tutors to children in need at Richland Elementary.

Please give thanks to our REEF sponsors: Marco’s Pizza (Sanderlin); Shamrock Companies- to fill your marketing needs https://shamrockcompanies.net/, and The One market and filling station (Poplar/Perkins extended)

Link to the 2019-2020 school calendar 


PTO Membership Link – join online and verify your information to start receiving important information about Richland. The cost of membership is only $6 per household. We use membership funds to support school activities and events throughout the year. 


Also, here’s the link from an earlier post if you need instructions about paying for membership (will also go home in Wednesday forlder if it hasn’t already):




REEF – Support Richland’s reading intervention and teacher education programs with your everyday shopping at Kroger (a sheet with instructions was sent home in the Wednesday folders) and Amazon (smile.amazon.com and choose the Richland Elementary Education Fund). Sign up today and make a difference when you shop!

YEARBOOKS are on sale ONLINE ONLY. The cost of a Yearbook are $35. 

School Recognition

Mrs. McNary Receives National Honor – National Class of Distinguished Principals 2013

Photo:Brad Vest, The Commercial Appeal

Business United to Recognize Educators has selected Richland Elementary as the School of the Month! - July 2012

Allyson Chick, a third-grade teacher at Richland elementary, is the first Memphis teacher in several decades named Tennessee teacher of the year.

Photo:Kyle Kurlick, The Commercial Appeal