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Weekly Eblast 2/25/18


February 26th – March 2nd – Book Fair

March 1st – School Tour 8:30-10 am CANCELLED

March 1st – Family Math & Science Night/PTO General Meeting #5 6pm

March 3rd – Grounds Beautification with Bellevue 9-11 am

March 6th – Fino’s Family Night

March 8th – PTO Board Meeting 8:30 am

March 12-16th – Spring Break

March 20th – Boosterthon Kick Off

March 21st & 22nd – Science Fair

March 22nd – Domino’s Pizza Night

March 23rd – Skate Night 5:15-7:15 pm

March 29th – Boosterthon Fun Run

March 30th – No school – Good Friday

Important Information:

I am very sorry that most of you did not receive this on Sunday night. Please be aware that the last day to upload pictures for the yearbook is tomorrow!!

Also Please come to STEM night on Thursday the Book Fair will also be open at 5 pm.

The Book Fair will be held February 26th-March 2nd.  Hours are 8:30-4:00Monday through Thursday(with extended hours until 6:00 on Thursday) and 8:30-11:00 Friday.  Parents, you can shop on your own, or your students can shop during school hours. (We do close for lunch at different times each day, so if parents are coming, please call ahead to check that day’s lunch closure time.)  Tax is charged, so please keep that in mind when sending money with your child.  Cash, credit, debit, and checks are all accepted.

We need volunteers to help with Preview Days and Book Fair week!  Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fadaa2baa8-richland5.  Thanks for all you do to make the Book Fair a success!!

The PTO Online Auction Committee is already hard at work preparing for the annual online auction.  The parents of Richland students play a vital role in obtaining great items for our auction so please consider donating.  If you can provide an item, please fill out the form below and return along with your item to the PTO Treasurer Box in the Main Office by Friday, March 30, 2018.  Keep in mind that the auction will not go live until early April so gift certificates need to be good until at least December 2018.  Also if you know of a local business or person who would like to donate please send their contact information to the auction committee.

Richland Online Auction Committee:

Deborah Mitchell and Natasha Griffin

Contact:  Deborah Mitchell deborahmitchell06@yahoo.com or

Natasha Griffin ndgriffin06@yahoo.com

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-richland12


·       Yearbooks are still available to purchase online for $45.00 until 5/1/18.

·       SEND US PICTURES! Download the Balfour app ImageShare to your smartphone and submit any school-related pictures you would like considered for yearbook. ImageShare project code: 820796. Please upload them by 2/28/18.

·       We are no longer accepting orders for 5th grade ads.

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 eblasts and 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:

February 22nd – Domino’s Pizza Night

February 22nd & 23rd – Book Fair Preview

February 23rd – 2nd grade Black History Program/PTO General Meeting # 4

February 23rd – REEF Movie Night – Despicable Me 3 Dress up if you want

February 26th – March 2nd – Book Fair

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