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Weekly Eblast 1/14/18

January 15th – MLK Jr. Day No School

January 17th – end of Read-A-Thon

January 18th – School Tour 8:30-10:00 am

January 18th – Domino’s Pizza Night

January 19th – Forms and Pledges due for Read-A-Thon

January 19th – Skate Night 5:15- 7:15 pm

January 22nd – Last day to purchase space in Yearbook

January 24th – PTO Board Meeting 2:30 pm

January 25th – REEF Spaghetti Dinner 6-7:15 pm

January 26th – School Pictures

Important Information:

Wild about Reading! Only a few days left in REEF’s Read-a-thon Fundraiser and Contest! Students should continue to read, log it, and collect pledges. This is our final push to finish strong in our support of funding for reading and tutoring services at Richland. So, students are encouraged to challenge themselves to double their daily reading goal and get more sponsors to support their reading. PRIZES are given for the top readers in each grade based on minutes read.  Pizza parties are awarded to the classes in each grade level with the most minutes read! Also, Principal & Vice-principal for the day are awarded to the top readers in grades K-2 & grades 3-5th, respectively!  Last day to read is Wednesday, January 17th. All students who participate get prizes but they must return forms by Friday, January 19th.  Students should total their reading logs, collect pledges, and return completed  Read-a-thon envelopes to Richland  by  Friday, January 19th. Checks should be made out to REEF.  Donations are welcomed. Winners will be announced at REEF’s Spaghetti Dinner with the Arts Event on January 25, 2018. Reading is so much fun – continue the adventure!  Below are links to extra sheets and information.

http://richlandpto.org/read-a-thon-info-forms-and-faqs/

http://richlandpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Reading-log-2017-18.xlsx

http://richlandpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Pledge-envelope-2017-18-1.xlsx

*Book drive Announcement: We want your books! We are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the Salvation Army and to our community school in need. Don’t forget to bring your new or gently used books to donate to the BOOK DRIVE.  Bins are located in the main hallway near Oasis.  

Yearbooks – $45

Yearbook – PLEASE DOWNLOAD IMAGESHARE app and add your photos! It takes 5 minutes. Project number is 820796

5th GRADE PARENTS! Don’t forget to purchase a yearbook ad for your 5th grader!

We offer different size ads including:

¼ page for $45

½ page for $75

full page for $150

All purchases and designs can be done at Balfour.com and are available to purchase until January 22, 2018.

**Please note that you will have to design your ad at the same time you purchase if you use the Adbuilder at Balfour.com. If you wish to purchase ad space now and design it at a later time, you will NOT be able to use the Adbuilder and will need to turn in your hard copy ad design to the Yearbook Team. If you chose this route, please contact Deanna Johnson at yearbook@richlandpto.org for more information. Thanks!

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.

Box Tops – Box tops no longer have to be attached to the Box Tops paper. You may simply cut them out and place them in a ziplock bag to bring to your teacher. Keep collecting box tops!!

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.

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. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A5A72DA57-richland11

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!

http://richlandpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/richland-elementary-schools-parking-maps.pdf

Reminders:

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/

Upcoming Calendar:

January 15th – MLK Jr. Day No School

January 17th – end of Read-A-Thon

January 18th – School Tour 8:30-10:00 am

January 18th – Domino’s Pizza Night

January 19th – Forms and Pledges due for Read-A-Thon

January 19th – Skate Night 5:15- 7:15 pm

January 22nd – Last day to purchase space in Yearbook

January 24th – PTO Board Meeting 2:30 pm

January 25th – REEF Spaghetti Dinner 6-7:15 pm

January 26th – School Pictures

School Recognition

(Photo by Brad Vest, The Commercial Appeal ) Mrs. McNary Receives National Honor – National Class of Distinguished Principals 2013


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

(Photo by Kyle Kurlick/Special to The Commercial Appeal) Allyson Chick, a third-grade teacher at Richland elementary, is the first Memphis teacher in several decades named Tennessee teacher of the year.

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