Richardson Elementary School is gearing up for Spirit Week! Next week we encourage staff and students to participate in the following spirit days! • Monday: Be Kind Monday • Tuesday: Grade Level Color Day Kindergarten: Yellow 1st: Orange 2nd Grade: Red 3rd Grade: Blue 4th Grade: Green 5th Grade: Purple 6th Grade: Black • Wednesday: Wear Your Words Day • Thursday: College Day • Friday: Owl Spirit Day Go Owls!
Wednesday for our 3rd snow day, RES posted some snow day learning challenges. Any student that correctly completed at least one of the 4 challenges had their name entered into a drawing. Since it was our 3rd snow day, we drew 3 names. Congratulations to our 3 winning students: Aria Christian Mariana We had numerous students complete at least 1 challenge and it appeared that many students were enjoying the learning challenges. We are so proud of our students for learning even on a snow day. If we have another snow day students can look for the challenges in their school email and also posted here. Have a great evening!
Can you believe that the month of February is about over and Monday is March 1st? The school year is flying by. Monday starts March is Reading Month and RES has a fun filled month of Reading. The theme is "Oh The Places You'll Go When You ...Read." Check out the attached calendar of events. Upcoming Events for the Week of March 1st: March 1st: Kick off March is Reading Month, Students will set their own personal reading goals March 2nd: Dr. Seuss's Birthday, Hat Day March 3rd: Wacky Wednesday-Wear a pair of wacky socks today. March 4th: National Grammar Day-Complete a mad lib in class today March 5th: Virtual Friday-National Dress in Blue Day-Sport your Owl gear today. Other RES announcements: *Today is the last day of our Friday participation homeroom challenge. The top 3 homerooms for the month of February with the highest percentage of students completing their Friday work on time, will have a classroom reward. Get your work completed today so that your classroom has a chance of winning. *March 2nd is our in person picture retake day. This was rescheduled from February 16th when we had a snow day. Any student wishing to have their picture retaken must bring their original picture packet with them. Any new student to the district since our fall picture day are welcome to have their picture taken as well. *March 26th is the end of the third marking period. Progress reports are coming home soon as there are 4 weeks until the end of the marking period. Keep working hard! *March 29th-April 5th is spring break. We hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! Go Owls!
Once again a Virtual Learning Friday is here! Chester used today to get all groomed and cleaned up. Thank you to Sunrise Side Grooming Salon for making him look spiffy once again!!! They are one of our top sponsors and we are extremely appreciative of them! Here are the RES announcements for this week: *Great job to all of the students who participated in at least one of the snow day learning challenge activities on Tuesday. It is great to see our students learning even on a snowy day off. Be looking for the next snow day challenge, if we have another snow day in our future. *Our Friday homeroom competition is still going on. The top 3 homerooms in the building that have the highest percentage of students completing their Friday work for the month of February will get a special homeroom treat. Here are the top 3 homerooms as of right now: 1st: Ms. Erickson 2nd: Ms. Goodman 3rd: Mrs. Albert There is still today and next Friday included in this challenge. The percentages are so close throughout the building that every homeroom still has a chance of winning. Friday participation is required so why not complete it on time and try to get a reward for your class. *February 16th was supposed to be our in person picture retake day. Due to the snow day this has been rescheduled for March 2nd. We hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay safe and Go Owls!
Yesterday we posted snow day learning challenge activities. If students completed at least one of the activities, then they had their name entered into a drawing for a chance of winning a prize. We are excited to announce our two winning students: Congratulations to Aaron and Lila! Thank you to all of the students who participated! We had many students engaged in learning activities even on their snowy day off. Our students rock!! Look for future challenges if we have another snow day. Have a safe day! Go Owls!
Good Morning Teachers, Happy Snow Day. Below are the snow day challenges for today, feel free to share them out to your students. Have a great day! Happy Snowy Tuesday!!! Today is our 2nd snow day of the school year. There is no virtual learning today. Get outside and enjoy some of the snow, but dress warm. Even though today is a snow day we know that our students love to learn even on a snowy day off. Here are the RES snow day challenges for Tuesday, February 16th: Owls Random Acts of Kindness: February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. This is tomorrow. Use today to make something special to share with someone to help make them smile. We are the Owls so try to find a way to incorporate an Owl into your design. Make a special card for your teacher or bus driver and have an Owl on it. Make a picture or write a friendly letter to a friend. Be creative and have fun with it! Then on Wednesday make sure you give your creation to someone to help brighten their day. Make sure you take a picture of your item and send it to Mrs. Brooks so that she can see it. You can send it to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to a Great Story: Grab a warm blanket and go to storylineonline.net to select at least one story to listen to. This story should be appropriate to the student's grade level. Then after listening to the story, complete this form letting Mrs. Brooks know all about the story. The information in the form should be completed correctly. Here is the form: https://forms.gle/7xd6D2n3Xwa6niYR8. Snowman Math: Let's have some fun with Math today. We are going to do some Snowman Math problems. Feel free to head outside and build the snowman to answer the questions or use your Math skills to complete the questions on paper. Then put your answers in this form: https://forms.gle/Xvo3AJT22125ScSQ7 Complete one, two, or all three challenges and have your name entered in to a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Students must use their school email account to complete the forms. For reading, the student must use good details and put their thoughts into sentence format. For Math, the students need to have accurate answers. If the student correctly does one challenge then their name is entered into the challenge once, but if they do all 3 then they have 3 chances of winning. 2 lucky students will be named the winners tomorrow. Students must submit their entries by 4pm today, February 16th to be entered into the drawing. We hope everyone has a safe, warm, and healthy day! Go Owls!
RES wants to congratulate the top Caught Being Kind grade. For the last 4 weeks RES had a grade level Be Kind challenge. The grade that earned the most purple Caught Being Kind tickets during this time period would receive a special treat. Drum roll.... The top grade for this challenge is .....6th grade! Congratulations to 6th grade! It was an extremely close race and 6th grade very narrowly beat out 4th grade. With how close it was we are rewarding both grades. Between the two of them 225 random acts of kindness tickets were earned. Amazing! As a building over the 4 week span of time students earned a total of 402 tickets. AWESOME job students!!! Go Owls!
Once again Friday has arrived and it is another Virtual Learning Friday! Here are the weekly announcements from RES: *Just a reminder that Monday, February 15th is Be Kind Monday! Students are encouraged to wear shirts with inspirational messages or the Be Kind colors of pink/blue. *Tuesday, February 16th is picture retake day for our in person and blended students. This is scheduled to take place from 8:30am-11:30am. If a student would like a retake they just bring their original picture packet to school and turn it in to have a new picture taken. If a student was not enrolled with us on the original picture day, they are also welcome to have their picture taken. * Wednesday, February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Let's celebrate this day by having a dress up day. Wednesday will be Shine Bright With Kindness Day! Wear neon or bright colors to celebrate. We challenge our students to do a random act of kindness for someone. *Friday, February 19th is picture retake day for our online only students. This will take place from 9am-12:00pm. *Our grade level Be Kind challenge has come to an end today. The winning grade level will be announced on Monday. We had nearly 400 Caught Being Kind tickets turned in over a span of only 4 weeks. Great job!!! *Our Friday participation challenge is still going on. The homerooms that have the highest percentage of students completing their Friday during the month of February, will earn themselves a homeroom prize in March. Friday work is required this year so why not complete your work and try to earn a reward as well. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy weekend! Have a great Valentine's Day weekend! Go Owls!
Congratulations to our RES January Student of the Month Winners: K: Aliza Odell 1: Maddison Giffin 2: Kaylee DeAcons 3: Haiden Moran 4: Alyvia Jones 5: Reed Curley 6: Chase Morejon These students were selected for exhibiting the following traits: 1. Extremely hard-working 2. Cooperative in classes and in the hallways 3. Puts in a top quality effort 4. Has a positive attitude 5. Worthy of special recognition 6. Shows good character 7. Has good attendance-no matter what format of learning they are in. These students were recognized today at school for being our honorees for January 2021. Way to go! Students who work hard, have good attendance, participate on Fridays, and show great character have a chance at being our next winner. Stay warm! Go Owls!
Thank you to Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union for their donation of 300 hats to Richardson Elementary School students! Pictured is Oscoda Branch Manager Kelly Alexander alongside some 2nd grade students and Owls Nest co-op Senior Jarod Goodson.
Thank you to Holistic Pampered Pets for another donation of food to Chester! Without all of our donors we wouldn't be able to have Chester as part of our OAS family. Thank you again! https://www.facebook.com/Holistic-Pampered-Pets-157400807625010/
It is another Virtual Learning Friday for everyone! We hope you are able to get outside and enjoy the snow this weekend. Have some fun! Here are the RES announcements for today: ~There are 2 weeks left in the grade level Be Kind challenge. 4th grade is holding on to the lead, but anything can happen. For this challenge we are counting the purple tickets. The grade with the most Caught Being Kind tickets earned by February 12th will get a special treat. ~There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 8th. Enjoy the day! ~Monday, February 15th is our next Be Kind day. Students are encouraged to wear Be Kind shirts or shirts with inspirational messages. Staff will be looking to catch the students doing random acts of kindness. ~Oscoda Area Schools is hiring for various positions for now and for the fall. Check out the job postings at: https://www.oscodaschools.org/o/oas/page/hr-employment-opportunities Chester was able to enjoy the snow this week and he was worn out afterwards. Have a great day of learning and enjoy your weekend! Go Owls!
Yesterday we posted a snow day learning challenge activity. If students completed at least one of the activities then they would have their name entered into a drawing for a prize. We are excited to announce our 2 winning students. Congratulations Aubrey and Beckett!!! Thank you to all of the students who participated in some learning activities even on your snow day! Way to go! In the future look for other learning challenges, if we have another snow day! Have a great day! Go Owls!
Happy Snow Day #1 for the 2020-2021 School Year, Today is our first snow/ice day for the school year. For today, there will not be any virtual learning. Students have today to rest up and get caught up on anything that they may need to still complete. However, if by some chance your RES student is bored, here are some RES snow day challenges: 1. Science Fun: Nothing is better than diving into some Science fun on an ice day. We challenge our RES students to try a winter themed Science experiment. This website has some neat ideas: https://www.weareteachers.com/winter-science/. Students are challenged to take their experiment through the steps of the Scientific Method. Check out this video for a quick overview of what these steps are: https://pbskids.org/video/ready-jet-go/2365644213. Prior to completing any Science experiment all good scientists must make a hypothesis as to what they expect will happen. Then while they are completing the experiment they must write down their observations. Following the experiment, they write a conclusion. If you decide to do this activity, please complete this form to let Mrs. Brooks know all about your activity. Science Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/KKDV7w6H1RtskBDU9 2. Reading is Cool: On a cold winter day Mrs. Brooks loves to grab a warm blanket, sit down by Chester, and read a good book. RES challenges our students to find a good book, get cozy, and take at least a half hour out of your day to enjoy a wonderful story. If this is the activity that you complete today, please complete this form and let Mrs. Brooks know all about what you read today. Reading Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/H2zcVMGZGnbyXrqF9 If a student completes one or both forms, then their name will be entered into a drawing for a prize from the RES office. Students must use their school Google account to complete the forms. If they do one form, then their name is entered once. If they complete both forms, then they get two entries into the drawing. 2 lucky students will be named the winners tomorrow morning. Students must submit their entries by 4:00pm today, January 12th to have their name entered into the prize drawing. RES is quiet without the students here today and Chester is going to spend the day relaxing and reading. We hope everyone has a great day! Stay safe! Stay healthy! Go Owls
Happy Tuesday! With snowfall on the ground, RES has lost their parent pick up area (formerly located in the grass). Therefore, RES has changed the location of parent pick up starting today. A section of the parking lot has now been blocked off to allow for parent pick up to take place for RES students. Buses and cones are being used to block off this location (as illustrated in the attached images). Each grade level has a grade level sign where parents will stand to wait for their students. Please wait behind the cone as the area before the cone will be a walkway for teachers/students to use. Students will not be released to families unless they are inside the coned in area due to safety and security reasons. We understand that with this shift some parking has been lost and we apologize for this. We wanted to ensure that parent pick up was a closer walking distance and drier for everyone. We are trying to adapt to changes and appreciate all of your understanding and patience as we work to accommodate these shifts. Thank you! Go Owls!
Happy first day of school for 2021! Welcome back!!!! We hope you had a great holiday break. Chester received a few new toys and had lots of play time. He loved his family time, but missed his Owls. He was so excited to see kids in the building this morning. Here are some RES announcements: *Monday, January 11th is another Be Kind Monday. Everyone is encouraged to wear shirts with inspirational messages or the Be Kind colors of pink/blue. Staff members will be looking for students doing random acts of kindness. If caught, then students will earn themselves a Caught Being Kind ticket and a small treat. January 11th will also kick off our Be Kind Grade Level Challenge. The grade level that has the most Caught Being Kind tickets earned from January 11th-February 12th will earn a small treat. A small act of kindness can go a long way so let's spread kindness around like confetti. *As a reminder all RES students have a 30 minute outdoor recess everyday. Please make sure your child has winter gear (coat, boots, hat, gloves, and snow pants) at school so that they can warmly enjoy the fresh air. Stay safe! Stay healthy! Go Owls!
Even online learners enjoy holiday decorations! Miss Winters' 4th graders created their own ornaments to decorate their virtual classroom Christmas tree. Happy holidays from these fourth grade stars!
Happy Monday! 2020 wanted to throw another curve ball at us this past week with a power outage. We overcame that obstacle and made it through another week. Here are our weekly Chester announcements for RES: *Chester wants to say, "Thank You." Thank you to Sunrise Side Grooming Salon for taking care of Chester again. He is all cleaned up and ready to take on the last week of school before the holidays. We are so appreciative of all of our sponsors of Chester! *At RES all of our students go outside for a half hour of recess a day. Please make sure your student has winter gear with them here at school: coat, hat, and gloves. Then when it snows, boots and snow pants, if possible. If you need assistance getting these items, just let the office know. *The RES office has many different Oscoda Owl gear items. There are umbrellas, ornaments, water bottles, masks, pencil bags, sweatshirts, and much more. Have something in mind, check in the office and we may be able to help you out with finding something. *December 19th is the first day of winter break. School will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021. We hope everyone has a great day of learning. Have a great week! Go Owls!
Congratulations to our RES Student of the Month recipients for November/December: K: Hailey Fettes 1st: Paige Ames 2nd: Kellen Dault 3rd: Kodi Haske 4th: Kyrian Bierlein 5th: Zoey Curley 6th: Sawyer Kirby This student recognition program was implemented by the Richardson Elementary School staff with the idea of recognizing students who have met some or all of the following criteria: 1. Extremely hard-working 2. Cooperative in classes and in the hallways 3. Puts in a top quality effort 4. Has a positive attitude 5. Worthy of special recognition 6. Shows good character 7. Has good attendance 8. Just a "good kid" Our winners were recognized yesterday and today! Way to go! Congratulations!!!! All of our students can earn this honor. Keep working hard and showcasing positive character and you have a chance to be one of our winners. Go Owls!
In years past RES students have been given the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts for their family members via the Santa Shop. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the traditional Santa Shop will not take place this year. However, the PTO is hosting a Virtual Holiday Gift Shop for RES students! Much like the "Santa Shop" the Virtual Holiday Gift Shop will provide students with the opportunity to shop for family members via an online gift shop. Check out the included flyer for all the details!