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October News 2017

 

Dear Families,

 

There are a million reasons #starrshines. The month of September has flown by and we are looking forward to a WONDERFUL October!  Here are a few reasons why it is GREAT to be a Coyote:

  • Our first literacy night of the year at the Wayne County Museum was well attended!  Families were able to explore the museum and participate in hands-on activities sponsored by our wonderful teachers!
  • Starr's relationship with the Purdue Extension Office continues to grow through our STEM Club which meets weekly.  Through this club our Coyotes have had many excellent opportunities to explore the scientific world. 
  • Coyotes showed their school spirit by participating in the homecoming parade.  What a GREAT experience!  
  • Third and Fourth grade Coyotes flexed their muscles while running in the Boston Run.  Congratulations to Oscar Medina and Trent Deloney for their top place finishes!

Starr Elementary is truly a community of learners, working daily to educate all students while showing empathy and understanding.  More importantly, Starr strives everyday to live its mission..."Preparing students for their future, not our past,"  by teaching 21st century skills and standards through academics, respect, and responsibility.

 

 

We will update community events and opportunities all year on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please follow us on Twitter @esacoyotes and on Facebook at Starr Elementary.

 

A few general reminders:

 

Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities at 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. Unless it is an absolute emergency transportation changes cannot be made after 2 on M,W,TH, F or after 1:10 on Tues. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Attendance is important at Starr. Please schedule all appointments  after  school hours.

 

The only entrance that will be accessible throughout the school day will be the front door at 301 North 19th Street. This door will be locked for security purposes. Please press the door bell and we will let you in. All other doors will remain locked for security reasons. All visitors are to report to the office and will be asked to sign in, sign out and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.

 

Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45.

 

Please make sure to complete a police background check if you are interested in doing volunteer work for Starr. This must be completed every year.  

 

Safety is a priority at Starr.  During drop off and dismissal we ask that all parents and guardians wait outside the main doors to pick up their students and to do their goodbyes.  Starr faculty and staff will be waiting each morning to welcome your student and teachers will accompany students through dismissal each day. When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television.

 
We look forward to many wonderful experiences during the month of October!
 
October Events
 
10/4 STEM Club Grades 2&3
10/4 Girl's Basketball Camp Grades 3&4
10/5 Popcorn Sales (Thursday this week)
10/6 KDG Field Trip to Orchard
10/9-10/13 Book Fair @ Starr Elementary
10/9 Parent Teacher Conferences (Students do not report on this day)
10/11 STEM Club Grades 2&3
10/12 Picture Day 
10/13 More Than Words
10/16-10/20 Fall Break
10/23-10/27 School Safety Week
10/23 PTO @ 3 Starr Cafe
10/25 STEM Club Grades 2&3
10/25 Girls Basketball Camp Grades 3&4
10/27 Popcorn Sales
10/30 KDG/ 2nd Grade  Field Trip Pinkalicious
 
 

If you have any questions regarding Starr's policies or procedures for the 2017-2018 school year please review our new Family Information Guide by clicking the link below:

 

Starr Family Information Guide 2017-2018

Manual De La Esquela 2017-2018

 

Richmond Community School's Student Code of Conduct for the 2017-2018 school year is located at:

 

RCS Student Code of Conduct

 

Parents, want to learn how to access Canvas?  Follow the link below!

 

RCS Canvas for Parents

 

 

ISTEP+  Update

4th Grade Parents/Guardians can now access more detailed information regarding their child's ISTEP+ results.  Please visit indiana.pearsonperspective.com to learn more about your child's scores and how you can support them in their studies. 

 

Please click on the link below for more information on using the Pearson Perspective website.

Pearson's Perspective Quick Guide for Parents/Families

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September Events:

 

9/2 Popcorn Sales $1 (all money goes to student programs)

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 Hispanic Heritage Program Civic Hall Grades 3&4

9/9 More Than Words Assembly

9/12 Dr. Kaboom Civic Hall Grade 4

9/12 PTO Meeting @ 3 Starr Cafe

9/15 Popcorn Sales $1

9/19 Exclustion Date The following forms must be on file at school for your child: legal birth certificate, immunization records from your doctor, and an enrollment form. Failure to have these forms could result in students NOT attending school.

9/23 Mobile Dentist at Starr (return your forms ASAP)

9/29 Boston Run Grades 3&4

September Events:

 

9/2 Popcorn Sales $1 (all money goes to student programs)

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 Hispanic Heritage Program Civic Hall Grades 3&4

9/9 More Than Words Assembly

9/12 Dr. Kaboom Civic Hall Grade 4

9/12 PTO Meeting @ 3 Starr Cafe

9/15 Popcorn Sales $1

9/19 Exclustion Date The following forms must be on file at school for your child: legal birth certificate, immunization records from your doctor, and an enrollment form. Failure to have these forms could result in students NOT attending school.

9/23 Mobile Dentist at Starr (return your forms ASAP)

9/29 Boston Run Grades 3&4