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Friday Focus 052915

posted May 29, 2015, 10:28 AM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond Middle School Friday Focus
Friday, May 29 2015


Thank you to the students and staff who helped make our Empty Bowls project a success last night. We were able to raise roughly $600 for Willing Hands and had over 100 people attend and enjoy dinner at our 6th and 7th grade Open House. 


+Principal’s Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to all of the RMS families who joined us for the 6th and 7th grade Open House last night. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to visit with staff, view student work, and socialize over some dinner. 

Tonight we have our annual Children Helping Children (CHC) dance at RMS. This dance serves as a fundraiser for a charity selected by our students and is an annual tradition. The student council has been working to add some special events to the evening including a dunk tank, outdoor dance, games, and more. The dance runs from 700p to 900p and is for current RMS students only. Entry is $5 and students may also wish to have some extra cash for snacks/drinks and some of the games. Like all of our dances students must be present in school today to attend as well.

This year we are donating the money we raise at the CHC dance to SOS Children's Villages in Nepal and "Hope North" an organization that provides education and support for ex child soldiers in Uganda.  This was one of the groups that emerged from the Power of Me work in grade 7 (see last week's Friday Focus for a Power of Me overview).

We hope our students have a great time tonight for a great cause. I know many are looking forward to seeing Mr. Lacrosse in the dunk tank, current water temp of 52 degrees!

Michael Lepene 

+All School News and Events (RMS web site has GoogleCal with events and dates/times)

Friday, May 29 - RMS School Dance, 7p-9p, RMS

Wednesday, June 3 - RMS Quiz Bowl all-school event, 805a.

Friday, June 5 - RMS Colors Day Activities

Monday, June 15 - 8th Grade Class Night and Open House, 530p

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

Wednesday, June 17 - 6th and 7th Grade Last Day (Noon Dismissal)

+RMS Notes and Information

-From the Volunteer Office: 
You can help Richmond School win a state recognition award for the 34th year in a row byadding up and turning in your volunteer hours. Any volunteer activity and amount of time from this school year can be counted.
Please fill out a page in the volunteer notebook in the Main Office or email the information to me:
Many thanks to those of you who have volunteered in so many ways this year.  Your time and efforts really do make a difference to Richmond School students and programs! 
Volunteer Tutoring Sessions to end June 1, 2 and 4 will be the last days for RMS students to meet with their volunteer tutors from Hanover High School this year.  40 HHS students have met with RMS students after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and provided some extra help in various subjects.  We are very grateful for their time and efforts! 
Debby Cromwell, School Volunteer Coordinator
-From the Cafe:

Effective June 1st negative charging will be suspended, thus giving students and staff a chance to bring their accounts to a positive balance. All cash sales will be treated as deposits. Change will be given after a customer pays down their negative balance.


For those students returning to RMS next year, balances will carry over. For those who graduate or move on refunds will be issued by the SAU 70. Thank you for your trust and support. Contact: Ken Thompson

-From the Office:
If your child will be leaving before the official end of the school year please let Mrs. Wybourne know in the main office. 
Lost and Found items will be donated after we dismiss for the summer. Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any misplace items. The lost and found is located in the auditorium lobby.

+Community Calendar and Activities 

-Open Door Summer Camps: Information about camps, classes, workshops and events can be found at

-CATV Video Camp- learn, create, and every Friday walk the red carpet. July 13-Aug 14, Tip Top building White River Junction.  Rising 6th-9th grades. Register at


-Community Round Robin Tennis Tournament and BBQ to benefit Storrs Pond Tennis Deck Renovation Project. 

When:  Sunday May 31st 1 - 5 pm

Fee: $20 per individual/$30 per family. All proceeds go towards the deck renovation project. Levels A and B, Jr. Court for ages 10 - 15 Preregistration required, email with names, ages and level of play. Day of registration based upon availability.  BBQ - POTLUCK - Hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers provided, please bring side dish, dessert or drinks to share.