Starr Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May News

 

Dear Families,

 

There are a million reasons #starrshines.  As principal of this wonderful school I get to see daily reminders of how wonderful our community is and how they support each other. Here are a few examples:

  • 85% of Starr's students earned the good behavior pizza party by having zero referrals in the past month!
  • Through the use of PBIS Starr Elementary has decreased referrals over 60% from April of last year...a testament to how all Coyotes treasure academics, respect and responsibility. 
  • In April Starr Elementary opened its doors to two major community events hosting Mayor Snow's first town hall meeting of the year and Earth Day clean up. 
  • Thanks to Mrs. Bertsch, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Mathews (along with amazing parent volunteers) Starr's robotics club is running an additional session this spring!  
  • Starr Elementary teachers have began the process of cloning themselves to provide high-quality teaching experiences to their students in small learning centers...even when they are working with another small group across the room!   Check out this video to learn more!

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.

 

Please join Starr Elementary May 11, 2017 for our block party event from 5:30-7:30!  We will have free food and STEM events for our families....and the entire community...to enjoy!  

 

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.

 

I look forward to many more wonderful experiences during the month of May!

 

Sincerely,

Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal

 

May Events:

 

5-1 Running Club Grades 1&2

5-1 PTO @ 3 Starr Cafeteria

5-3 Robotics Club

5-3 Running Club Grades 3&4

5-4 STEM Club Grades 2&3

5-5 Popcorn Sales $1 

5-8 Running Club Grades 1&2

5-10 Robotics Club

5-10 Running Club Grades 3&4

5-11 STEM Club Grades 2&3

5-11 Block Party 5:30-7:30

5-17 Robotics Club

5-18 First Grade Field Trip

5-19 KDG Zoo Trip

5-19 Popcorn Sales $1

5-22 Field Day

5-25 Dog Show @ 9:30

5-26 Good Behavior Party Snow Cone

5-26 Second Grade to Children's Museum

5-29 No School

5-30 Awards Ceremonies beginning at 8:30

6-2 Report Cards Mailed Home

 

Have questions about Starr policies or procedures?  Follow the link below to access our Family Handbook for 2016-2017!

Starr Family Handbook 2016-2017

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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