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February 19, 2018

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF February 19

 

 

Visit the MRH School District Calendar online to see all upcoming MRH events.

MRH Announces Free Showing of Pro-Public Education Film

Towel and Blanket Drive for the APA

Students from MRHE in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 1435 are collecting old but clean towels and blankets for the APA in Richmond Heights. Last fall, we raised and donated over $1000 to help animal relief from Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We love animals and wanted to help locally too. We discovered there is a great need so the dogs and cats feel warm and  comforted. Each classroom will keep track of the amount of donated items and the winning class in each grade will receive a HOT CHOCOLATE PARTY on us! There will be a box in each grade pod to collect all the towels and blankets but don’t forget to count them into your classroom total before you put them there. The Drive will run through Feb 2nd. Thank you, Troop 1435

MRH YOUTH SPORTS Registration for baseball and softball will be from February 1-14, 2018, online at www.mrhys.org. More information, including answers to many FAQs on the season can be found on our website, www.mrhys.org.

MRH YOUTH SPORTS NEWSLETTER click link to see the latest newsletter from MRH Youth Sports.

Financial aid is available!

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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December 21, 2017

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE Week of January 8, 2018 Happy New Year !

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

January 2 - SCHOOL RESUMES

Friday, January 12 - NO SCHOOL Record's Day 

Monday, January 15 NO SCHOOL, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16, 6:00 - 7:30pm - ELEM PTO Leadership Meeting

January 23, 4:00 - 10pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane's

Tuesday, January 30 - Early Release Day, Dismissal @ 12:50 pm

Tuesday, February 6, 7:30am & 6:00pm - 5th Grade Concert

Friday, February 9, 6:00-8:00pm - Chili & Dessert Cook-Off

Tuesday, February 13, 6:00-7pm - ELEM PTO Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 1:15-2:15pm - Valentine’s Day Parties

Friday, February 16 - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day

Monday, February 19 - NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 20, 5:00 - 8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 - 8pm - ELEM Exhibit Opening Night

Tuesday, February 27 - Early Release Day, Dismissal @ 12:50 pm

Tuesday, February 27 - 5:30 - 7:30pm - Soul Food Supper @ MRH High School

Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 -7:30pm - ELEM PTO Leadership Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 4:00 - 10:00pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane's

Tuesday, March 13, 6 - 8pm - Exhibit Opening for Grades 3-6 

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Maplewood Public Library Fundraiser: Maplewood Public Library will be having a  fundraising night at Raising Cane's on Dec. 28th, from 4-9pm. The money raised will help fund the children and young adult reading programs, in which many MRH students participate.

MRH YOUTH SPORTS NEWSLETTER click link to see the latest newsletter from MRH Youth Sports.

MRHE Chess Team at 2017 Gateway Fall Tournament:

This past weekend, Maplewood Richmond Heights hosted the Gateway Chess League's Fall Tournament.  We are pleased to announce that Callan Sukanek won the 1st place trophy for the 6th grade and under division.  As a team, the elementary school walked away with the 2nd place trophy for the 6th grade and under division!  

Our next tournament will be December 16, 2017 at the Emerson Performance Center located at Harris-Stowe State University.  Please contact our chess team coach - Molly Osburg - with any questions about how to join the team or get involved.  She can be reached through email at molly.osburg@mrhschools.net

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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August 4, 2017

Back to School Letter to Parents; 2017-18

MRHE Families,
Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 school year. We hope the summer was an enjoyable time for you and your family. Each start of school brings changes for the year ahead. Please take a moment to read through a few of these changes in preparation for the start of the school year.
Second Grade: This year second grade students will remain at the Early Childhood Center. By doing so, this will reduce the overcrowding at the Elementary School. As a result, many Elementary teachers have moved grade-levels and many classroom spaces have moved as well.

Early Release Days – NOW Tuesdays: As a district, all early release days are changing from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The dates for these early release days are:
Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 5
Tuesday, January 30
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, May 8

Arrival Procedures: Beginning this year, all students in grades 3-6 will go directly to their classroom for breakfast instead of congregating in the gym. Supervision will be available at 7:15 am and school will begin at 7:30 am. However, for the first few days of school, students should report to the gym and teachers will explain the routines and procedures for the rest of the year.

Please Welcome New Staff:
Meghan Boyer, Assistant Principal
Lisa Weaver, Supplemental Math (returning from MRH Middle School)
Katie Nolen, 5th Grade
Taylor Seaman, Special Education
Jessica Mathis, Seed to Table
Stephanie Garcia, Speech and Language Pathologist
Hannah Church, Reading Teaching Assistant
Sandy Chaidez, Reading Teaching Assistant
Marcey Guthrie, Special Education Teaching Assistant
Beth Kincaid, Special Education Teaching Assistant

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, August 19, New Family BBQ, 11:00am – 1:00pm @ Boulder Park
Monday, August 21, Back to School Social. Drop by anytime between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Wednesday, August 23, First Day of School.  School begins at 7:30 am. Supervision available at 7:15 am.
As we begin the new school year, I look forward to seeing each of you at our “Back to School” events. The weekly newsletter, The MRHE Family Update, will begin Friday, August 18th .

If you are new to MRHE, welcome to a wonderful learning community!
Respectfully,
Jason Adams

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April 1, 2013

Preparing Your Child For Testing

I hope everyone “enjoyed” the last bit of winter weather we recently experienced. I cannot remember that much snow in one day in quite some time!

April is quickly approaching and with the month of April comes standardized testing. Our testing dates are: April 8 – 12 and again on April 15 – 18. Students in third through sixth grade will test in Communication Arts and Mathematics. Our 5th graders will also test in Science. During the two weeks of testing, our building wide schedule changes to allow for larger amounts of time for testing. Lunch schedules will stay the same, but some Art, Music, and P.E. times will change throughout the day.

As a school we strive to create a positive atmosphere during testing that communicates the importance of “doing your best” and at the same time doesn’t add additional stress and pressure to our children. As a family there are several things you can do to support your child during the time leading up to and during testing.

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. A goodnight’s sleep is crucial to ensuring your child is prepared both mentally and physically for a day of testing.
  • Allow for additional exercise and energy release during the evenings. Many of our testing days require longer periods of sitting and focus than what we normally expect. Children may need additional time to release their built up energy before the next day.
  • Be on time for school each morning. It is VERY important that our students are at school and on time during the testing window. We want everyone to participate and give 100%! Please make sure your child is on time each morning.
  • Talk to your child about how testing and the typical school day are different. As I shared above, it is unavoidable that our schedule changes during the two weeks of testing. This may cause some of our students who enjoy routine to experience some nervousness with the schedule changes.
  • Make healthy food choices. Each day of testing, the MRHE PTO will provide a healthy snack for our students. Please consider providing healthy food choices for your child’s lunch time.

As a school, we greatly appreciate your support during these few weeks of testing. We know and you know the stakes involved with standardized testing and we want to make sure our students are as confident and well prepared as ever.

Respectfully,

Jason Adams


Click here to view the complete Elementary Newsletter for April

Click here to view the Elementary Cafeteria Menu for April

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