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December 2, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2019

MRHE Family Update

Week of December 2, 2019

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

 

Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

 

For safety reasons, students should not arrive

?before supervision begins.

Important Notices

Arrival and Dismissal:

During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school. 

When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

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Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Visiting MRHE?

 

Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

 

MRHE Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 3 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Tuesday, December 3 - No After School Clubs or Homework Lab

Tuesday, December 3, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Thursday, December 5 - 7:30am - 3rd Grade Morning Concert @ MRHE Gym

Thursday, December 5 - 6:00pm - 3rd Grade Evening Concert @ MRH HS/MS Theatre

Friday, December 6, 5:30 - ELEM Choir Performs at Maplewood Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 12, 6-7pm - ELEM PTO Meeting

Tuesday, December 17, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Canes

Friday, December 20, 1:15-2:15pm - Winter Parties

Friday, December 20 - END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER

Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3 - NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

Tuesday, January 14, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Friday, January 17, 5-8pm - ELEM PANCAKE DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Tuesday, January 21, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Canes

Tuesday, January 21, 6-7pm - E4 New Parent Night

Thursday, January 23, 6-7pm - ELEM PTO Meeting

Tuesday, February 4 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Latest MRHE News

New: Holiday Family Food Drive to benefit MRH Weekend on Wheels sponsored by MRHE Girls for Excellence

NEW: MRH Calendar Revision Will Effect 2020 Spring Parent Teacher Conference Dates for Elementary: Click Link below for details.

MRH Calendar Revision for Current School Year

Parent/teacher conferences switching dates at HS, MS, and ELE.

Important Information Re: Changes to Volunteer Background Check Procedures

 

Hello MRHE Families, 

 

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

 

Recently, House Bill 604 was passed by the Missouri Legislature, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. The MRH Board and administrators have been working to understand and implement the new law in ways that are supportive of families. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. The new forms are available in the MRHE Front Office OR can be accessed to print via the link below. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will then provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

 

We hope that the new state law does not discourage our MRH volunteers. We appreciate that the process is now more cumbersome for individuals, however, the goal remains to keep students safe while providing multiple avenues for parent and family involvement.

 

If you plan to serve as an upcoming volunteer (through the school or PTO), serve as a field trip chaperone, or attend the 6th Grade Capstone Trip we will need you to fill out the new documents and return them to the MRHE Main Office.  The new documents are included below.

 

While these forms will be returned to the school, MRHE staff will not see any information on any background check at any time returned to the district. Only our human resources department staff that have handled our staff background checks will have access to volunteer background checks. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary

Click for New Background Check Form

MRH School District 2020-21 Calendar Approved by Board of Education: The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education on Thursday night gave final approval to a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year. The calendar overhaul was made necessary by passage of Missouri House Bill 161, which prohibits local school districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September. The bill was signed into law this summer. 

MRH APPAREL STORE - OPEN TIL DEC 6

Change to Evening Elementary Concert Location

Based on community feedback, we are changing the location of the evening MRH Elementary Concerts.

 

For all grades (3rd - 6th) the evening concerts will now be held at the MRH High School/Middle School Theater from 6:00-7:00pm. This move will allow for more parking and seating for each concert.

 

The practice concerts that are held the morning of the evening concert will still be held in the Gym at MRH Elementary School.

When should you keep your child home from school? It's not always easy (and sometimes downright difficult!) to tell whether your child's symptoms warrant keeping them home from school. Students developing a fever or experiencing vomiting or diarrhea at school cannot function effectively, and parents will be contacted to take the child home. 

Student Illness Guidelines can be found in the MRH Elementary Family Handbook on pages 19 through 21. Please refer to the handbook or contact Nurse Kathryn (kathryn.whitehouse@mrhschools.net) if you have any questions or concerns.

MRHE PTO News Flash?

Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants who made the ECC/ELEM Trivia Night such a success!!!

 

 

Find us here on Facebook by clicking the link to the left.

 ?

You can also sign up for text reminders here: 

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

Please Remember

Peanut and Tree Nut Snack Suggestion List

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives. And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

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November 25, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2019

MRHE Family Update

Week of November 25, 2019

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

 

Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

 

For safety reasons, students should not arrive

?before supervision begins.

Important Notices

Arrival and Dismissal:

During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school. 

When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

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Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Visiting MRHE?

 

Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

 

MRHE Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday, November 26 - NO AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS OR HOMEWORK LAB (Discover Club will meet as usual)

Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK

Tuesday, December 3 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Tuesday, December 3, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Thursday, December 5 - 7:30am - 3rd Grade Morning Concert @ MRHE Gym

Thursday, December 5 - 6:00pm - 3rd Grade Evening Concert @ MRH HS/MS Theatre

Thursday, December 12, 6-7pm - ELEM PTO Meeting

Tuesday, December 17, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Canes

Friday, December 20, 1:15-2:15pm - Winter Parties

Friday, December 20 - END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER

Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3 - NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

Tuesday, January 14, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Friday, January 17, 5-8pm - ELEM PANCAKE DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Tuesday, January 21, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Canes

Tuesday, January 21, 6-7pm - E4 New Parent Night

Thursday, January 23, 6-7pm - ELEM PTO Meeting

Tuesday, February 4 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Latest MRHE News

New: Important Information Re: Changes to Volunteer Background Check Procedures

 

Hello MRHE Families, 

 

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

 

Recently, House Bill 604 was passed by the Missouri Legislature, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. The MRH Board and administrators have been working to understand and implement the new law in ways that are supportive of families. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. The new forms are available in the MRHE Front Office OR can be accessed to print via the link below. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will then provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

 

We hope that the new state law does not discourage our MRH volunteers. We appreciate that the process is now more cumbersome for individuals, however, the goal remains to keep students safe while providing multiple avenues for parent and family involvement.

 

If you plan to serve as an upcoming volunteer (through the school or PTO), serve as a field trip chaperone, or attend the 6th Grade Capstone Trip we will need you to fill out the new documents and return them to the MRHE Main Office.  The new documents are included below.

 

While these forms will be returned to the school, MRHE staff will not see any information on any background check at any time returned to the district. Only our human resources department staff that have handled our staff background checks will have access to volunteer background checks. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary

Click for New Background Check Form

New: MRH School District 2020-21 Calendar Approved by Board of Education: The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education on Thursday night gave final approval to a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year. The calendar overhaul was made necessary by passage of Missouri House Bill 161, which prohibits local school districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September. The bill was signed into law this summer. 

New: MRH APPAREL STORE - OPEN TIL DEC 6

Change to Evening Elementary Concert Location

Based on community feedback, we are changing the location of the evening MRH Elementary Concerts.

 

For all grades (3rd - 6th) the evening concerts will now be held at the MRH High School/Middle School Theater from 6:00-7:00pm. This move will allow for more parking and seating for each concert.

 

The practice concerts that are held the morning of the evening concert will still be held in the Gym at MRH Elementary School.

When should you keep your child home from school? It's not always easy (and sometimes downright difficult!) to tell whether your child's symptoms warrant keeping them home from school. Students developing a fever or experiencing vomiting or diarrhea at school cannot function effectively, and parents will be contacted to take the child home. 

Student Illness Guidelines can be found in the MRH Elementary Family Handbook on pages 19 through 21. Please refer to the handbook or contact Nurse Kathryn (kathryn.whitehouse@mrhschools.net) if you have any questions or concerns.

MRHE PTO News Flash?

Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants who made the ECC/ELEM Trivia Night such a success!!!

 

 

Find us here on Facebook by clicking the link to the left.

 ?

You can also sign up for text reminders here: 

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

Please Remember

Peanut and Tree Nut Snack Suggestion List

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives. And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

This Week's Character Challenge from Dr. Adams

"Be nice. Be supportive."

- 4th Grader at MRHE

Important Links:

  • 2019-20 MRH Elementary Family Handbook
  • CAFETERIA MENUS
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    November 19, 2019

    MRH VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS, NOV. 19, 2019

    MRH Elementary School

    1800 PRINCETON PLACE

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

    Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

    Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

    School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

    Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

     

    Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

     

    For safety reasons, students should not arrive

    ?before supervision begins.

    Important Information:

    Changes to Volunteer Background Check Procedures

     

     

     

    Hello MRHE Families, 

     

     

    At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

     

    Recently, House Bill 604 was passed by the Missouri Legislature, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. The MRH Board and administrators have been working to understand and implement the new law in ways that are supportive of families. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. The new forms are available in the MRHE Front Office. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will then provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

     

    We hope that the new state law does not discourage our MRH volunteers. We appreciate that the process is now more cumbersome for individuals, however, the goal remains to keep students safe while providing multiple avenues for parent and family involvement.

     

    If you plan to serve as an upcoming volunteer (through the school or PTO), serve as a field trip chaperone, or attend the 6th Grade Capstone Trip we will need you to fill out the new documents and return them to the MRHE Main Office.  The new documents are included below.

     

    While these forms will be returned to the school, MRHE staff will not see any information on any background check at any time returned to the district. Only our human resources department staff that have handled our staff background checks will have access to volunteer background checks. 

     

    Sincerely, 

     

    Dr. Jason Adams

    Principal

    MRH Elementary

    Click Here: NEW Volunteer Background Check Documents

     

    MRH Elementary School | 1800 Princeton Place, St. Louis, MO 63117

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    November 18, 2019

    MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2019

    MRHE Family Update

    Week of November 18, 2019

    MRH Elementary School

    1800 PRINCETON PLACE

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

    Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

    Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

    School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

    Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

     

    Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

     

    For safety reasons, students should not arrive

    ?before supervision begins.

    Important Notices

    Arrival and Dismissal:

    During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school. 

    When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

    ?

    Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

     

    Visiting MRHE?

     

    Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

     

    MRHE Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, November 19, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night @ Raising Canes

    Wednesday, November 20, 6:00pm - Rescheduled 6th Gr. Concert @ MRH Theatre (Middle School and High School Campus)

    Friday, November 22 - Picture Retake Day

    Friday, November 22, 6:00pm - ELEM Choir Performs @ The Heights Tree Lighting

    Saturday, November 23, 6-10:00pm - ECC/ELEM Trivia Night

    Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK

    Monday, December 3 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

    Friday, December 20 - END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER

    Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3 - NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

    Latest MRHE News

    New:

    Picture Retake Day - Friday, November 22

    The photographer will begin retaking pictures at 8am. If you need a retake, please return your original picture package to the to the photographer on retake day.

    If you need a picture taken for the first time, order envelopes are in the main office or pictures can be ordered online at inter-state.com/order.

    Use order code: 43287NB

    Change to Evening Elementary Concert Location

    Based on community feedback, we are changing the location of the evening MRH Elementary Concerts.

     

    For all grades (3rd - 6th) the evening concerts will now be held at the MRH High School/Middle School Theater from 6:00-7:00pm. This move will allow for more parking and seating for each concert.

     

    The practice concerts that are held the morning of the evening concert will still be held in the Gym at MRH Elementary School.

    When should you keep your child home from school? It's not always easy (and sometimes downright difficult!) to tell whether your child's symptoms warrant keeping them home from school. Students developing a fever or experiencing vomiting or diarrhea at school cannot function effectively, and parents will be contacted to take the child home. 

    Student Illness Guidelines can be found in the MRH Elementary Family Handbook on pages 19 through 21. Please refer to the handbook or contact Nurse Kathryn (kathryn.whitehouse@mrhschools.net) if you have any questions or concerns.

    MRHE PTO News Flash?

    Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make the

    Book Fair and Special Friends Day such a great success!

     

     

    Find us here on Facebook by clicking the link to the left.

     ?

    You can also sign up for text reminders here: 

    Sign up for Text Reminders

     

    Please Remember

    Peanut and Tree Nut Snack Suggestion List

    When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives. And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

    This Week's Character Challenge from Dr. Adams

    Important Links:

    To Report an Absence From School:

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