A message from RICHMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Frances C. Richmond Middle School Friday Focus
Scenes from our "End of Q1 Fun Run and Walk" today. Photos @rmsnurse
We've had a busy week at RMS. For theFocus I am including some photos and short descriptions of highlights from the last week. Enjoy!
Students in PE with Catherine Patch enjoy some fall woods games in the leaves. Photo C Patch.
Students tried out computer games created by the RMS programming elective class in the lobby at lunch. Photo A Yates.
Mr. Lepene and Mrs. Yates (with Mr. Schluntz) cooked a pancake breakfast for the Lepene, Schluntz, Alloway homeroom this week. The LSA homeroom won the popular vote in the Principals' Pumpkin Decorating Challenge. Photo H Lepene.
8th Grade students heard from a college admissions officer this week during Morning Meeting. The topic was digital citizenship and making good choices about our online footprint. Photo A Grzesitza.
RMS students from the leadership electives handed out a snack at dismissal Friday as a "Random Act of Kindness."
Other events from RMS this week not pictured: RMS hosted a showing of the film CodeGirl, all-school Fire Drill, the 8th grade class visited HHS for a performance of "The Taming of the Shrew", and RMS welcomed a group of French exchange students for the week.
, November 6 - End of Q1. (Report Cards available in the student portal )
- No School Veterans Day
- Schoology Parent Work Session with RMS Tech, 1200-100p, RMS. RSVP with Marty Warren.
- RMS Fall Talent Show, 700-900p, RMS auditorium.
+RMS Notes and Information
-RMS Technology News:
1. We're looking to fill a couple parent vacancies on our 1:1 iPad Advisory Committee. The committee generally meets monthly and it's purpose is to discuss questions and concerns of students, teachers, parents and community members regarding the RMS 1:1 iPad program. Interested parents should contact Marty Warren at email@example.com
2. 8th Grade Teachers are encouraging 8th grade students to bring a pair of earbuds to school to keep at school for their iPad use. Please let your homeroom teacher know if you are not able to obtain a set.
-(Update) Thanks to all students, staff and parents for your generous donations to our annual Haven Food Drive. We easily reached our goal of 2500 items and were able to match that with a $1500 donation from several RMS families. One of our most successful drives ever. Special thanks as well to Price Chopper who loaned us shopping carts that were used in individual homerooms to store donations.
-Fun Run/Walk to celebrate Q1: RMS nurse Abby Pelletier and counselor Liz Powers invited students and staff to join them for a one mile fun run/walk at lunch today. We hope the event encouraged wellness and was fun for all involved.
-(Repost) RMS Parents are invited to a Schoology How-To and Work Session with RMS Technology staff on Marty Warren if you will attend so we can determine what size space we need. Thank you!from 1200-100p. In this hands-on session technology staff will help you navigate Schoology and also answer your questions. Please RSVP with
-(Repost) RMS will have a public screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (a fifty-minute film) at RMS on . Please consider joining us. Contact: Becky Wipfler.
-(Repost) Budget 2016-2017: Last year we were able to include funding for an after school homework program and some additional funds for new textbooks in our budget. We are currently in the process of organizing our operating budget for the 2016-2017 school year. Please consider offering your suggestions for new programs/opportunities and/or savings through this quick survey. We appreciate your input in this process. Thank you, Mike Lepene.
-(Repost) Call for WOODEN FURNITURE to be recycled into Art: In an upcoming art class, we are looking to transform some furniture into works of art, so we are looking for donations of WOODEN chairs/end tables/stools/small benches. This is a good chance to clean out your basement AND help the art program at RMS. If you can help us, please contact Ms Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
+Community Calendar and Activities
-(Repost): PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Calling parents of kids aged 3-12! Enjoy a night out while RMS 8th graders babysit your children at the Marion Cross School for an evening of movie and food fun! Proceeds support the RMS 8th Grade French Exchange with St. Gaudens, France.
Cost: $15 per child in advance, $20 at the door
Ticket price includes pizza, juice box, and popcorn. Checks payable to Dresden Schools Memo: RMS French Exchange Fundraiser.
3 ways to reserve a spot at the special $15 rate:
1) Register online!! by visiting: http://vols.pt/7JQmGD include your child’s name, age and any allergies. Drop off payment to MCS, Ray or RMS by Nov 19.
2) Buy tickets in person in Mrs. French's room at MCS after school the week of email@example.com via email at
3) Drop payment at Ray School or RMS offices attn: Sarah Mills. Please include your name, telephone, email address, child’s name and age.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event ($20)
-Don't miss out! FORD SAYRE SKI SALE. This at the Richmond Middle School. Consign your old gear 6-7:30 and Saturday, Nov. 7th from . Www.FordSayre.org
-When in Rome by the Trumbull Hall Troupe is a family friendly musical written by Jodi Picoult and Kyle van Leer, with music by Ellen Wilber. Performances are Fri Nov 13 at 7pm, http://www.trumbullhalltroupe.com/ with donations at the door going to the Zienzele Foundation, CHaD, and the Upper Valley Haven.and at the Lebanon Opera House. Seat reservations
-What does global climate change mean for moose, lynx, martin and more? Naturalist Susan Morse of Keeping Track will share her insights and remarkable photographs at on at Trumbull Hall, First Baptist Church, 195 Etna Road, Etna. Suitable for all ages. Co-sponsored by Etna Library, Hanover Conservancy and Upper Valley Sierra Club. For more information about the free event call Etna Library at 603-643-3116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-(Repost) www.empowerlacrosseclub.com., Empower Lacrosse Club will hold a Parent Meeting from - at Richard Black Community Center in Hanover. Please come to learn, ask questions, and share your thoughts on UV girls' club lacrosse.
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