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December News 2017

 

Dear Families,

 

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

  • 95% of our students were able to participate in our second positive party on November 3rd.  Students earned this party by having less than one referral in the past month!  Way to go Coyotes. 
  • Coyotes were on the move in November!  There are too many field trips to mention but our students continue to have opportunities outside of the building to learn and grow. 
  • Starr teachers Mrs. Kuhn and Mrs. Jordan took their students to a surprise viewing of the movie Wonder.  This wonderful story showcases the true meaning of friendship and kindness.  Thank you for your extra efforts for our students!
  • Starr Elementary now hosts the Townsend Community Center for after-school care for many of our students.  This, along with many other critical community relationships, ensures we continue to serve the whole child. 
  • Starr Elementary staff came together to thank our amazing paraprofessionals.  We invite you to view our thank you to them by watching this flipgrid

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 doorbell 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 December!
 
December Events
 
12/1 More Than Words Assembly
12/4 Mobile Dentist @ Starr
12/5 Civic Hall Winter Performance @ 6pm
12/6 STEM grades 2&3
12/8 Popcorn Sales
12/8 Picture Retakes
12/11 PTO @3
12/12-12/14 Secret Santa sponsored by PTO
12/13 Spelling Bee at 1:15
12/13 STEM grades 2&3
12/15 Good Behavior Party #3
12/18 Christmas Assembly for Starr students
12/20 STEM grades 2&3
 

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