Charles Elementary


RCS Summer STEM Camp 2017

We RScientists, Techies, Engineers, and Mathematicians



Richmond Community Schools is planning our fourth STEM camp for this July.  It is open to students enrolled in grades K-6 during the 2016-17 school year.  Here are the details:


Place and Time:

STEM Camp will again be held at Hibberd School this year.

The dates are Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st

Doors open at 8:00 am.  Students are dismissed at 12:30pm.




Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all campers daily.



Transportation to and from the camp will need to be provided by families.



STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.  RCS elementary and intermediate teachers work each year to contribute their “Best of the Best” lessons in STEM education.  Students collaborate to conduct scientific investigations and design solutions to engineering challenges. 



Registration is open on a first come basis.  To register online, go to the RCS website and look for the RCS Summer STEM Camp 2017 link.  You can also print a hard copy of the registration form and turn it into the main office at your child’s school or at the RCS Administration Building—300 Hub Etchison Parkway.  A $10 registration fee will be used to purchase T-shirts for all campers and additional classroom supplies.  Please direct completed forms and money to the care of Debbie Baker at the RCS Administration Building.

Click Below For Registration

Please direct any questions to Sam Thomas, K-8 Math/Science District Coach, at






Dear Charles' Families,

We appreciate your support in your child's education. We always have opportunities for volunteers to work with our students throughout the day.  If you would like to assist in a classroom, please make sure you have a background check on file and contact your child's teacher.  If you like clerical work, we can always use the support in our office, please let us know!

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Contact Information

Charles Elementary School
2400 Reeveston Road
Richmond, IN 47374

Phone: (765) 973-3441(765) 973-3441
Fax: (765) 973-3701

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Mission Statement

 Charles Elementary will guide students on pathways of learning
to a future of limitless possibilities

Vision Statement

Charles Elementary: A community nurturing mind, body and spirit
to prepare students for lives of choice, purpose and service

Daily Schedule

Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Building Opens: 7:15 am - Tardy Bell: 7:50 am

Breakfast: 7:15 am - 7:45 am

K-4th Grade MWRF: 7:50 am - 2:40 pm

K-4th Grade Tuesday: 7:50 am - 1:40 pm

Pre-School: 8:30 - 11:00 am & 12:00 - 2:30 pm

2-Hour Delay: 9:50 am - 2:40 pm (light breakfast provided for all)

If Richmond Community Schools has a two-hour delay on a Tuesday, students will be dismissed at the regular time (2:40 pm).

Charles Pledge

To Charles School
We pledge today
To be honest, fair and true
And to do the very best we can
In everything we do.
Charge it up, think strong, go beyond!

Positive Behavior Expectations (PBIS)

These guide our procedures and school rules.

We R Respectful!

We R Responsible!

We R Ready to Learn!

 Charger Slogan

Charge it up:  Be prepared, alert, and ready to learn.

Think strong:  Our brains need challenge to grow stronger. Building muscles means moving enough weight to require work: building brain muscles requires think-work, too.

Go beyond:  Never be satisfied with what you can do today. Celebrate and move on to the next challenge.

Charger Song

Always start your day
In the right way
Charge it up, think strong, go beyond!

When you feel you’re losing steam
And you think you just might scream,
Charge it up, think strong, go beyond!

Be the one to lead-shine bright!
Thoughts and actions choose the right-
Charles Chargers, Charles Chargers!

Meal Costs

Breakfast: $1.25 ($0.30 if reduced)

Lunch: $2.25 ($0.40 if reduced)

Extra milk: $0.45