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Weekly Eblast 10-1-17

Important School Dates:

October 6th – Box Tops are due

October 9-13th – Fall Break

October 19th – Dominio’s Family Pizza Night

October 20th – REEF Movie Night

October 25th – Daybreak with Dads 7:30am (A-M)

October 26th – Daybreak with Dads 7:30am (N-Z)

October 28th – Grounds Beautification 8:30-11am

Important Information:

Need to conact someone in your child’s class? You can access the Directory on your computer by logging on to AtoZConnect.com. You even have the ability to get the Directory on your phone.  The instructions for putting the website on the home screen of your phone are attached.  If you have any questions, you can email membership@richlnadpto.org.

Box Tops for Education Back-to-School Contest: It is time to start sending in Box Tops for the first quarter, and your child could win a prize! For every 10 Box Tops submitted the first quarter, your child will receive an entry into a drawing for a Richland socks and a gift card! **If every student collects 10 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $800! If every student collects 50 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $4,000! If every student collects 100 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $8,000!** Here’s how:

1. Simply clip Box Tops from products and attach them to collection sheet. For a list of participating products, go to www.boxtops4education.com. 2. Check the expiration dates Tops that expire before November 1, 2017 cannot be accepted. 3. Your child’s name MUST be on the collection sheet into be entered in the drawing. 4. At any time in the quarter, send in the collection sheet to your teacher. Teachers will have extra collection sheets in the classroom that your child can request as needed. 5. All collection sheets must be turned in by Friday, October 6th. 6. The drawing will be the week after Fall Break, and the winner will receive a Richland socks and a gift card.

Richland African Dance Class- is still enrolling students. The children will learn song, rhythm and dance from a cultural perspective. Classes are every Friday (3:15-4:15 pm). Tuition is payable to Richland Elementary. please contact the office for more information.

Yearbooks – $45
Go online to Balfour.com, search Richland Elementary School in Memphis, order yearbooks and design 5th grade ads **please include homeroom teacher name when ordering**

Download the Balfour app ImageShare to your smartphone and upload school related pictures directly to us. Image Share project code: 820796. Take pictures and upload to Image Share for the Yearbook.

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed: Time commitments are flexible – stay for one (11:00-12:00) or two (12:00-1:00) shifts daily, weekly, monthly, etc. – whatever works in your schedule. You will assist kids, meet entire grade levels of children, learn personalities, and get a good picture of your child’s peer group. You may sign up for when your child is in the cafeteria.
**Most especially need help for the 11:00-12:00 shift!!** * Before your shift, check in at the main office and go to the cafeteria where a staff member will help you get started.

Office Needs: cheap/plain sponges and ziplocs = ice bags

Parking: In the morning, there is NO PARKING on the school side of Rich between the main doors and Oak Grove. Take a moment to study the traffic maps that detail the no parking zones and morning drop-off zones located in front of the school.  DO NOT park on Rich Road heading west (toward White Station) between Oak Grove and the front door. Carpool line only!



The Richland Elementary School PTO Facebook page is up and running. Please join the page for upto date info. (This will hopefully, illiminate some of the extra eblastsand get us back to our Sunday eblast only!)

The PTO website at http://richlandpto.org/.  The calendar is up and running. You can subscribe to our events on our calendar by visiting our calendar page at http://richlandpto.org/calendars/ and clicking the subscribe buttons on the bottom of the page. This will sync our calendar to your iphone calendar, google, or outlook calendars and you will receive automatic updates. Finally, you can check out the Richland Elementary School page and the Richland Elementary School PTO page on Facebook.

Shelby County School Website – the scsk12 website is full of useful information.  http://www.scsk12.org/schools/richland.es/site/index.shtml.  There is a specific page for weather information with links to other ways (facebook, radio, twitter and mobile apps) to receive weather-related school closings and early dismissals http://www.scsk12.org/SCS/WeatherAlert/

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