Richland Elementary Stampede
Summer is here! What a fast and great year it was! Now we are ready to reflect, recharge and enjoy those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Please find Richland’s short but busy June with some important dates and items to remember!
Residency Verification: All students, new or continuing, must provide residency verification (proof of where you live). Residency verification is now required each year prior to your student being enrolled. You will need to provide photo ID and documentation proving that you lived within our school’s boundaries – a letter went home in your child’s Wednesday envelopes describing this process in detail. Verification dates are as follows:
Should you have questions regarding residency verification you may call Richland’s office.
5th Grade Promotion:
It is time to celebrate our 5th graders who have shined through their elementary school careers and celebrate them as they “Sail On”, onto Middle School. On Tuesday, June 21st at 9:00 a.m., our blacktop will be transformed into a 5th grade celebration for parents and families. We ask that families avoid bringing balloons, leis, or limos onto campus to maintain unity, equity, and positivity for all. Also, since it is during school hours, any school age siblings will remain in their own classes. The celebration will be about 45 minutes in length followed by refreshments. 5th graders are invited to remain at school or they can be signed out at the office by their parents.
Congratulations to our 5th grade Mustangs!
Avoid the Summer Slippage
At Richland, we are always searching for the best techniques to help our students achieve during the school year. The challenge for schools is to help prevent, the term widely known as, Summer Slippage or decline of reading achievement during the summer months. Research suggests that summer loss might be reduced or eliminated by providing access to books and more opportunities to read through a summer reading program intended to fill the gap created by over two months without formal learning.
Summer Slippage has been shown to be avoided when students read 5 OR MORE BOOKS at their reading level over the summer. This simple addition to your summer plans can help your child maintain their reading momentum and keep them on track for success next year. Our library will be open in August to help support summer reading as well as our local libraries and book stores are an excellent resource for summer reading fun! Additionally, our school will be participating in a school-wide book club, THE LEMONADE WAR. Stay tuned for a special book going home with your students this summer.
So… this summer…. PICK 5!
It has been a pleasure and an honor educating and growing your children this year! Enjoy a wonderful summer break and look forward to seeing you all in August!
Enjoy your summertime!
Julie Barbara and Lena Martinez