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Weekly Eblast 12-10-17

Important Dates:

December 11th – REEF Read-a-thon Kicks Off (through January 19th)

December 13th– Box Tops Counting Party in the Cafeteria at 1:30 pm

December 14th – PTO Teachers’ Holiday Lunch

December 14th – Domino’s Family Pizza Night – %age comes back to school

December 15th – 1st Grade Program/PTO General Meeting #3 1:30pm

***Wednesday, December 20th – last day of Fall Semester is NOT a 1/2 day!***

Important Information:

Ready! Set! …Read!

Tomorrow marks the official 1st day of REEF’s Annual Read-a-thon Fundraiser & Contest! We’re promoting the love of reading and raising money to support reading and tutors at Richland. It’s time for students to set their daily reading goal.  How many minutes a day are they going to read or even be read to?  Students are encouraged to get together with their parents and set a goal tonight. We want everyone to read most days of the Read-a-thon. There are PRIZES for all participants and for the top reader in each grade, pizza parties for classes with most minutes read, and Principal & Vice-principal for the day for top the two readers! Our reading adventures start today! READ! LOG IT! GET SPONSORS! EARN PRIZES!

*Read-a-thon packets were sent home in last week’s Wednesday folder. See attachments.   Pledge envelope  2017-18.xlsx  

Read-a-thon info & FAQ 2017-18.docx

Reading log 2017-18.xlsx

The last day to turn in box tops for the second quarter is Wednesday, December 13th.

Let’s have a Box Tops counting party! We need a few parents to help count box tops for this quarter. If you are available to help, please meet Jenny Bell in the cafeteria on Wednesday, December 13th at 1:30 p.m. We can get it knocked out before school ends that day if we have 4 or 5 people working on it together. Refreshments provided! Have questions? You can email boxtops@richlandpto.org

School Messenger – Text Yes to 67587
District-wide/Richland communication to receive weather closure, important updates & other important school news & event information.

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 15, 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!



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:​​​​​​​

December 11th – REEF Read-a-thon Kicks Off (through January 19th)

December 14th – PTO Teachers’ Holiday Lunch

December 14th – Domino’s Family Pizza Night – %age comes back to school

December 15th – 1st Grade Program/PTO General Meeting #3 1:30pm

***Wednesday, December 20th – last day of Fall Semester is NOT a 1/2 day!***

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