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posted Jun 10, 2016, 11:52 AM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond Middle School Friday Focus

June 10, 2016

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Today was our annual "Colors Day" event at RMS. Many of us remember our field day activities in school and this is much like it. In addition to the traditional sports activities we have a whole host of fun including cooking and bbq competitions, preschool games, Mariocart, board and quiz games, recycled fashion show, tug-of-war, picnic lunch, spirit challenges, and much more.

An important aspect of the day's design is the mixing of students across grade and friend groups into color teams. One of my favorite things about the day is driving through town in the morning and seeing all the bright colored outfits at the bus stops. I think the community knows our students are headed to a great day. 

Sportsmanship, teamwork, spirit, service, and fun are all at the core of our Colors Day. We hope that they are also themes that are woven throughout the school year and believe they share equal importance alongside our other goals. I hope that your child enjoyed the day as much as I know the staff did.

Have a great weekend!

Michael Lepene

Principal

​@mlepene

All School Events and Calendar

Wednesday, June 15 - 7th Grade "Power of We" service trips/activities.

Wednesday, June 15 - 8th Grade Class Night, 530-7p.

Thursday, June 16 - 8th Grade Class Trip and 8th Grade Last Day.

Friday, June 17 - Last Day for 6th and 7th Grades, Noon Dismissal. 6th and 7th Grades celebrate with Storrs Pond picnics.

Monday, June 20 - RMS Q4 Report Cards available in the student portal.

RMS Notes and Information

-The RMS Summer Reading lists are now available on the RMS Library website. Click here to explore all the great suggestions for fun summer reading!

-There will be a meeting for 8th graders interested in trying out for the Hanover High School golf team this fall on Monday June 13th at 3:00 in the lobby.  Email Coach Donnelly (john.donnelly@hanovernorwichschools.org) if you can't make the meeting.

Community Calendar and Activities

-Spaces still available in July Session of Writers UN-blocked: A Teen Workshop
Meeting TuesdayThursday, Friday for 2 weeks (6 meetings per session)
Session 2: weeks of July 18 and July 25 (5 spots left!)
For students entering grades 7-9 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Sarah McPeek $120
A love of language and literature and a willingness to explore the depths of your creativity are the only requirements for this informal creative writing immersion in all styles and genres. Under the guidance of a passionate, dedicated Kenyon College student of English and writing, young writers will follow fun prompts meant to let their creativity flow, work closely to share, critique, and revise material, and put together a published book of their hard work. For questions or to register your child, please contact Sarah McPeek at mcpeeks@kenyon.edu.

-(Repost)Empower Lacrosse Club: Summer Lacrosse Camp for rising 3rd-9th grade girls is from June 27-309am-12pm, at Huntley Meadows in Norwich, VT.   Sarah Martin and Whit Willocks are the lead coaches. Please go to http://empowerlacrosseclub.com for more information.

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