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June 3, 2020

MRHE Virtual Promotion Video Released

Congratulations to our MRHE 6th graders! We are thrilled to be able to offer this virtual promotion experience for all of you. Simply follow the link and enjoy the ceremony at a time that works for your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1T735ExIw&feature=youtu.be

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May 27, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MAY 25, 2020

MRHE Family Update

Week of May 25, 2020

 

Have a GREAT summer!

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

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

 

NEW: "Thank You" from Dr. Adams

Goodbye Video

NEW: Report Card and Class Placement Mailings

 

MRHE fourth quarter report cards and class placements for next year will be mailed on Friday, June 12th. Please expect a short delay in receiving them, as many delivery services, including the United States Postal Service, are experiencing some delays at this time.

 

Also, as a reminder, for the 4th Quarter Report Card we will not be using our typical 1 - 4 scale. Instead, we will provide a narrative statement describing your child’s progress on the priority standards we focused on for the 4th Quarter and sharing ideas of what can be done this summer. This approach will be consistent for grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade. 

NEW: Pick-Up Meal Service Summer Dates

REMINDER: Plans to Pick Up Student Items and Return School Items

 

Despite what we originally thought was possible, over the past few weeks we have been able to empty student lockers and student desks in each classroom. In the process, we prepared pick up bags for each student with the materials we found in each child's locker and desk. Items found range from jackets and lunch boxes to binders and pencil cases.

 

In addition, we know that many of you may have MRH technology devices (Chromebooks) and library books that need to be returned.

 

Therefore, we are setting up two evenings for student item pick up and to return MRH materials. Please make note of how the pick up/drop off times are organized. We will only be collecting technology and library books during the pick up/drop event.

 

Tuesday, May 26th

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with A - E should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with F - L should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

 

Wednesday, May 27th

 

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with M - R should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with S - Z should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

Example: A student with the last name of "Adams" should come by on Tuesday the 26th from 2:00 - 4:00pm. A student with the name of "Smith" should come by on Wednesday the 27th from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

 

These pick up times are designed to respect your time and also minimize disruptions to traffic. However, if your family cannot drop by on your date or at your specified time, you may come by at any of the dates/times that are offered. For those that can, we ask you to come at your requested time.

 

All pick ups/returns will occur on the Glades Ave. side

of the building (the circle drive).

Summer Reading at Maplewood Public Library:

This year brings challenges to normal summer reading programs nationwide. Maplewood Public Library is having a summer reading program with a few changes. The library will not be open to come in to browse for books or attend programs, instead they will be doing prize pick up later in the summer with the date has yet to be decided. Students can track reading by printing this reading log and tracking daily reading on the calendar provided. No printer? Use any calendar to mark every day the participant has read at least 30 minutes. Prizes include a book, treasure box choices, and a raffle entry for every 20 days read. Extra raffle entries are earned by participating in challenges as well as viewing Facebook video story times & other online programs.

 

Fractured Fairy Tale Read-Alouds will post to https://www.facebook.com/maplewoodpubliclibrary/ video library at 1pm on Tuesdays, June 2 – July 21. No registration necessary, comment on the video to get a raffle ticket for viewing.

 

THE CELIA AND LITTLE CELIA SHOW, a one-of-a-kind musical puppetry experience featuring singalong favorites plus new music, and of course, Little Celia! This program will require pre-registration to get the link to a private YouTube page. You can view the video at your leisure the week of June 22-27.

 

With the new Hunger Games book release in May, we look forward to having a fun night of discussion and trivia with our 12-18-year old fans. Register to attend a Zoom party on Thursday, June 18 at 7pm.

 

Have you already read through the list of Mark Twain nominees for the 2020-2021 school year? Whether you have or not, on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 pm gather with other 9-12 year olds to discuss the books on the list via Zoom.

 

Last but not least are the 5 special challenges for additional raffle entries. Instructions will be available via a video posted to Facebook & Instagram on the start date of the challenge. The first challenge will begin June 1. We will also have paper instructions available at the library once we begin curbside pickup, TBD. If you need instructions emailed, let us know.

 

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS: info@maplewoodpubliclibrary.com or email kim@maplewoodpubliclibrary.com

Include participant’s name, age, and program link[s] needed.

 

See the information below, check the Maplewood Public Library social media sites or check the front window of the library often for updates. Email Kim Royer, Youth Services Librarian at Maplewood Public Library kim@maplewoodpubliclibrary.com with questions. Kim will respond within 24 hours when possible.

Congratulations 6th Grade!

 

6th Grade Families - feel free to stop by for a picture of your 6th grader with the new 6th grade banner.

 

As a reminder, the 6th Grade Promotion virtual ceremony video will be released on Wednesday, June 3rd. The video will be shared the morning of June 3rd and you can choose to watch it at any point that works for your family. It will not be a "live event" with a specific time.

Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District Kindergarten Enrollment:

Enrollment for new, incoming Kindergarten students began Monday, May 11. The entire enrollment process will take place on-line. Please check the school district website for directions and on-line forms. The specific page is: www.mrhschools.net/enrollment. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Molly Sauer at 314-644-4405 OR email her at ecc_enrollment@mrhschools.net

Discover Club Virtual Enrollment:

The Discover Club enrollment window will be May 18-29, 2020. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis and based on spot availability. Families will be notified of their registration status between June 1-13, 2020. 

 

Registration will be reopened June 15, 2020 to fill any available spots/begin the waiting list.

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2020-21 ONLINE DISCOVER CLUB REGISTRATION

 

Follow these steps to register your student for Discover Club

1) Download and complete the Fillable Discover Club Registration Forms

 

2) Submit your forms the MRH Discover Club Registration Drop Box

  • Dropbox Access will become available at 8:00am on May 18, 2020
  • WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO to learn how to submit completed registration forms
  • CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS TO THE DROP BOX

 

 

Additional Information Regarding Discover Club Registration

  • All registrations must be submitted online. No mail in registrations can be accepted.
  • Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis
  • Families will be notified of their enrollment status between June 1 & June 13.
  • Registration will be reopened June 15 to fill any remaining spots and to begin the wait-list.
  • Registration fees will be added to the first Discover Club payment.

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DISCOVER CLUB DAYS OF OPERATION: The following information regarding days of operation for MRH Discover Club can be found on the MRH Before & After School Care webpage.

 

Discover Club is closed on the following days that school is closed:

  • All Professional Development Days
  • Legal Holidays
  • Teacher Compensation Days
  • Fall, Spring and Winter Break
  • Snow Days

OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR 2020-21 MRH ELEMENTARY PTO OFFICER POSITIONS

 

What you need to know:

  • You do not need to nominate someone for every position
  • To be eligible, the nominee must have a child at the school during the 2020-21 school year.
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else.
  • Nominations will be open until midnight on May 22nd.
  • Please Click Here to see Officer Role Descriptions

Click Here to NOMINATE

Six Flags Read to Succeed Tickets Delayed

Six Flags has informed us that they have delayed sending out tickets until it is known when the park will be open for the season. Mrs. Weinstein has been in contact with Six Flags and will plan to print and mail the tickets to our MRHE Six Flags Readers as soon as they arrive. Thank you for your patience.

Important Message from Dr. Adams - Prop E

Jason Adams Imporant Message to MRHE

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

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May 18, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MAY 18, 2020

MRHE Family Update

Week of May 18, 2020

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

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

 

NEW: Congratulations 6th Grade!

 

6th Grade Families - feel free to stop by for a picture of your 6th grader with the new 6th grade banner.

 

As a reminder, the 6th Grade Promotion virtual ceremony video will be released on Wednesday, June 3rd. The video will be shared the morning of June 3rd and you can choose to watch it at any point that works for your family. It will not be a "live event" with a specific time.

NEW: Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District Kindergarten Enrollment:

Enrollment for new, incoming Kindergarten students began Monday, May 11. The entire enrollment process will take place on-line. Please check the school district website for directions and on-line forms. The specific page is: www.mrhschools.net/enrollment. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Molly Sauer at 314-644-4405 OR email her at ecc_enrollment@mrhschools.net

NEW: Discover Club Virtual Enrollment:

 

The Discover Club enrollment window will be May 18-29, 2020. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis and based on spot availability. Families will be notified of their registration status between June 1-13, 2020. 

 

Registration will be reopened June 15, 2020 to fill any available spots/begin the waiting list.

_______________________________________________________

2020-21 ONLINE DISCOVER CLUB REGISTRATION

 

Follow these steps to register your student for Discover Club

1) Download and complete the Fillable Discover Club Registration Forms

 

2) Submit your forms the MRH Discover Club Registration Drop Box

  • Dropbox Access will become available at 8:00am on May 18, 2020
  • WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO to learn how to submit completed registration forms
  • CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS TO THE DROP BOX

 

 

Additional Information Regarding Discover Club Registration

  • All registrations must be submitted online. No mail in registrations can be accepted.
  • Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis
  • Families will be notified of their enrollment status between June 1 & June 13.
  • Registration will be reopened June 15 to fill any remaining spots and to begin the wait-list.
  • Registration fees will be added to the first Discover Club payment.

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DISCOVER CLUB DAYS OF OPERATION: The following information regarding days of operation for MRH Discover Club can be found on the MRH Before & After School Care webpage.

 

Discover Club is closed on the following days that school is closed:

  • All Professional Development Days
  • Legal Holidays
  • Teacher Compensation Days
  • Fall, Spring and Winter Break
  • Snow Days

NEW: OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR 2020-21 MRH ELEMENTARY PTO OFFICER POSITIONS

 

What you need to know:

  • You do not need to nominate someone for every position
  • To be eligible, the nominee must have a child at the school during the 2020-21 school year.
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else.
  • Nominations will be open until midnight on May 22nd.
  • Please Click Here to see Officer Role Descriptions

Click Here to NOMINATE

NEW: Six Flags Read to Succeed Tickets Delayed

Six Flags has informed us that they have delayed sending out tickets until it is known when the park will be open for the season. Mrs. Weinstein has been in contact with Six Flags and will plan to print and mail the tickets to our MRHE Six Flags Readers as soon as they arrive. Thank you for your patience.

Plans to Pick Up Student Items and Return School Items

 

Despite what we originally thought was possible, over the past few weeks we have been able to empty student lockers and student desks in each classroom. In the process, we prepared pick up bags for each student with the materials we found in each child's locker and desk. Items found range from jackets and lunch boxes to binders and pencil cases.

 

In addition, we know that many of you may have MRH technology devices (Chromebooks) and library books that need to be returned.

 

Therefore, we are setting up two evenings for student item pick up and to return MRH materials. Please make note of how the pick up/drop off times are organized. We will only be collecting technology and library books during the pick up/drop event.

 

Tuesday, May 26th

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with A - E should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with F - L should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

 

Wednesday, May 27th

 

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with M - R should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with S - Z should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

Example: A student with the last name of "Adams" should come by on Tuesday the 26th from 2:00 - 4:00pm. A student with the name of "Smith" should come by on Wednesday the 27th from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

 

These pick up times are designed to respect your time and also minimize disruptions to traffic. However, if your family cannot drop by on your date or at your specified time, you may come by at any of the dates/times that are offered. For those that can, we ask you to come at your requested time.

 

All pick ups/returns will occur on the Glades Ave. side

of the building (the circle drive).

Lesson Plans for Remainder of the School Year

 

The following is an outline of MRHE student lessons for the remainder of the school year.

 

Wednesday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 12

New lessons will be available

 

Wednesday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 19

New lessons will be available

 

Wednesday, May 20 - Friday, May 22

Make Up Lesson Days - No new lessons will be available.

This is an opportunity to finish up any lessons that you were not able to finish or respond to teacher feedback regarding previous lessons and make adjustments.

 

The last day of school is Friday, May 22nd

MRHE/ECC "Teacher Parade" May 19th at 10:00am

Important Message from Dr. Adams

Jason Adams Imporant Message to MRHE

ORDER INFORMATION for 2019-20 Yearbook

 

Limited Supply Remaining!

 

Many families have asked if we will have a yearbook available this year. The answer is YES! We have ordered a limited supply of 2019-2020 yearbooks. First come, first served.

 

Each yearbook costs $14.00.

 

Once yearbooks arrive, families will be notified about pick up options - we are hoping yearbooks will arrive prior to the student pick up evenings listed above and we can distribute them with the student item pick ups.

Click here to purchase 2019-20 MRHE YEARBOOK

MRH Meal Distribution Program

 

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District offers meals to all area students via drive-by pickup. The distribution schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there will be two days' worth of meals available per child. 

Pick up Locations:

MRH Early Childhood Center at the Front Entrance off of Burgess Avenue in Maplewood

MRH Elementary at the roundabout off of Glades Avenue in Richmond Heights

MRH Middle/High at the Research and Design Center, Lohmeyer and Martini in Maplewood

Please remember that we will serve any child who is 18 years old or younger. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene Wan, irene.wan@mrhschools.net.

 

?We are here to help. We are strong! We are family! We are MRH!

Choose a GREAT Week!

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

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May 11, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MAY 11, 2020

MRHE Family Update

Week of May 11, 2020

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

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

 

NEW: Plans to Pick Up Student Items and Return School Items

 

Despite what we originally thought was possible, over the past few weeks we have been able to empty student lockers and student desks in each classroom. In the process, we prepared pick up bags for each student with the materials we found in each child's locker and desk. Items found range from jackets and lunch boxes to binders and pencil cases.

 

In addition, we know that many of you may have MRH technology devices (Chromebooks) and library books that need to be returned.

 

Therefore, we are setting up two evenings for student item pick up and to return MRH materials. Please make note of how the pick up/drop off times are organized.

 

Tuesday, May 26th

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with A - E should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with F - L should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

 

Wednesday, May 27th

 

 

2:00 - 4:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with M - R should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

4:00 - 6:00pm - Students with Last Names that begin with S - Z should drop by during this time to pick up items and return items

 

Example: A student with the last name of "Adams" should come by on Tuesday the 26th from 2:00 - 4:00pm. A student with the name of "Smith" should come by on Wednesday the 27th from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

 

These pick up times are designed to respect your time and also minimize disruptions to traffic. However, if your family cannot drop by on your date or at your specified time, you may come by at any of the dates/times that are offered. For those that can, we ask you to come at your requested time.

 

All pick ups/returns will occur on the Glades Ave. side

of the building (the circle drive).

NEW: Lesson Plans for Remainder of the School Year

 

The following is an outline of MRHE student lessons for the remainder of the school year.

 

Wednesday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 12

New lessons will be available

 

Wednesday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 19

New lessons will be available

 

Wednesday, May 20 - Friday, May 22

Make Up Lesson Days - No new lessons will be available.

This is an opportunity to finish up any lessons that you were not able to finish or respond to teacher feedback regarding previous lessons and make adjustments.

 

The last day of school is Friday, May 22nd

NEW: MRHE/ECC "Teacher Parade" May 19th at 10:00am

Important Message from Dr. Adams

Jason Adams Imporant Message to MRHE

UPDATED: ORDER INFORMATION for 2019-20 Yearbook ?

 

 

Many families have asked if we will have a yearbook available this year. The answer is YES! We have ordered a limited supply of 2019-2020 yearbooks. First come, first served.

 

Each yearbook costs $14.00.

 

Once yearbooks arrive, families will be notified about pick up options - we are hoping yearbooks will arrive prior to the student pick up evenings listed above and we can distribute them with the student item pick ups.

Click here to purchase 2019-20 MRHE YEARBOOK

2020-21 Discover Club Enrollment Information

 

Before and after school childcare for students in the MRH School District is provided by the Discover Club program. Discover Club offers a positive, safe, and stimulating environment for children from 3 to 12 years of age.

 

Discover Club enrollment will take place electronically this year. Information on the enrollment process as well as the new versions of the enrollment forms will be available on the district website beginning May 11, 2020. This information will also be made available to families in the regular email communications from Dr. Adams and Dr. Hebenstreit.

 

The Discover Club enrollment window will be May 18-29, 2020. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis and based on spot availability. Families will be notified of their registration status between June 1-13, 2020.

 

Registration will be reopened June 15, 2020 to fill any available spots/begin the waiting list.

Counselor Check In and Information

 

Your school counselors, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Byrne, are joined by Mrs. Wiegert (Social/Emotional Specialist), to provide a MRHE Counseling website with resources to it easier for you to reach them directly. You can find their page on the district website here: MRHE Counseling

 

If you would like one of them to reach out to your student/family directly, please consider allowing your child to fill out the Wellness Check-In Survey. You can also find this survey link on their MRHE Counseling website under their Contact tab. 

 

Please feel free to email Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Byrne, and/or Mrs. Wiegert directly if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations you would like to share!

 

Todd Byrne - Counselor

todd.byrne@mrhschools.net

 

Lesa Thomas - Counselor

lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net

 

Lizzie Wiegert - Social Emotional Specialist

lizzie.wiegert@mrhschools.net

MRH Meal Distribution Program

 

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District offers meals to all area students via drive-by pickup. The distribution schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there will be two days' worth of meals available per child. 

Pick up Locations:

MRH Early Childhood Center at the Front Entrance off of Burgess Avenue in Maplewood

MRH Elementary at the roundabout off of Glades Avenue in Richmond Heights

MRH Middle/High at the Research and Design Center, Lohmeyer and Martini in Maplewood

Please remember that we will serve any child who is 18 years old or younger. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene Wan, irene.wan@mrhschools.net.

 

?We are here to help. We are strong! We are family! We are MRH!

Student Assignments/Report Cards Q & A

 

How will my student(s) online learning be reflected on their 4th Quarter Report Card? 

As we moved toward complete online learning, our teachers identified the specific learning standards that are necessary for completing this current grade-level and/or necessary as a foundation for the next grade-level. These are the priority standards we are focusing on in the remainder of 4th Quarter. 

 

Typically, our report card consists of a numeric scale of 1 - 4. For the 4th Quarter Report Card we will not be using this 1 - 4 scale. Instead, we will provide a narrative statement describing your child’s progress on the priority standards we focused on for the 4th Quarter. This approach will be consistent for grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade. 

 

Will my student(s) be in “trouble” or retained for not completing the online assignments?

I have had several families ask this question. The simple answer is “No”. Our staff will continue to reach out and offer support to you and your child during this time. However, your child will not be in “trouble” and a child will not be retained due to not completing an online assignment. The purpose of our online assignments is to continue student learning during this difficult time and for teachers to offer feedback to students in an effort to continue to move each student forward. 

 

Why should my student(s) continue to complete their online learning assignments? 

The concept of “learning loss” is very real. Students typically experience “learning loss” during an extended period of time without continuing their learning. Summer is often a prime opportunity for “learning loss”, which is why we encourage students to continue to read, practice math facts, or attend summer learning programs. Our goal in providing online learning during this difficult time is to minimize “learning loss” and position our students (despite the circumstances) to be prepared for future learning experiences. 

 

New lessons will be available each Wednesday via itsLearning. Thank you for your partnership as we support our students in continued learning during the remainder of this school year. 

Choose a GREAT Week!

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

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