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October 7, 2019


MRHE Family Update

Week of October 7, 2019

MRH Elementary School



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.

Importance 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, October 8 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Tuesday, October 8 - NO Homework Lab, Digital Citizenship, Lego Fun or Mad Science Clubs due to Early Release

Tuesday, October 8, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night @ Dairy Queen

Thursday, October 10, 6-7:00pm - PTO Meeting

Friday, October 11 - END OF 1ST QUARTER

Tuesday, October 15, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night @ Raising Canes

Thursday, October 16, 6:00-7:00pm - Parent University Session - Trauma 101

Tuesday & Thursday, October 22&24 3:30-7:30pm - Parent -Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 25 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, October 31 1:15-2:15pm - Fall Parties

Friday, November 1 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for Teachers

Tuesday, November 5 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses @ 12:50pm

Tuesday, November 5, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night @ Dairy Queen

Friday, November 8 - Book Fair Open During School Hours

Saturday, November 9, 8am-12noon - Book Fair Open

Monday & Tuesday, November 11&12 - Book Fair Open During School Hours

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30-8:30am & 6-7:00pm - 6th Gr Music Concert

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30-10am - Special Friends/Veterans Day Celebration

Tuesday, November 12 - Book Fair Open During Evening Event

Wednesday, November 13, 8am-1pm - Final Day for Book Fair

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

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: MRH Homecoming - All You Need To Know


All elementary age students attending the Homecoming festivities must be accompanied and supervised by an adult who is 18 years or older. Students may not be dropped off at the event without adult supervision and students should be supervised by their adult for the entire event. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a fun and safe event for everyone!

NEW: October 14-18 is MRH Homecoming SPIRIT WEEK! Students are encouraged to participate in the fun.

MONDAY - Crazy Hair Day

TUESDAY - Dress Like a Teacher/Principal Day

WEDNESDAY - Pajama Day

THURSDAY - Mix and Match Day

FRIDAY - MRH Spirit Day - Blue and White (Homecoming Event is this day!)

NEW: Trunk or Treat to Benefit WOW Food Pantry

Sign Up for Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

On Monday, September 30 all parents/guardians should be receiving an email from their child's teacher with a link to select a conference time. If you have multiple children at MRHE, look for a separate email from each of your children's homeroom teachers. Feel free to select times that work within your schedule. Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the evenings of October 22 and 24.

Social Emotional Learning Student Survey

Dear Families,


As you may already be aware, fostering the social and emotional well-being of our students is an important part of the MRH mission and vision. Students and teachers at MRH Elementary participate in several strategies to promote positive climate and student well-being. 


As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure a positive educational experience, in October, students will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that encourages them to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning and to give feedback on our school environment. Their teachers will also complete similar questionnaires. 


It is our goal to help students and teachers learn more about themselves and how they learn best. This reflective feedback will be used to help students better understand themselves as learners and to help MRH educators improve our learning environments. 


If you have questions about this process or if you’d like to learn more about how these activities help meet our 2019-2020 goals, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your ongoing support of MRHE teachers and students.




Dr. Jason Adams


PARENT UNIVERSITY: First Session called "Trauma 101"

Reading, writing and radishes - Garden class grows in Maplewood Richmond Heights schools

MRH Elementary Scholastic Bookfair Coming November 8 - 13!




2019-2020 Wrestling Club Timeline

Registration begins: October 1, 2019 at

Registration Ends: October 14, 2019

Cost: $45.00


Wrestling club will be coached by Jason Watkins and is open to boys and girls, age 5- 8th grade. The kids 2nd grade and younger will practice once per week. The 3rd-8th graders will practice twice per week, starting in November- February. Coach Watkins will make sure that the practices do not conflict with Scouts. 

This year we will have 3 options for joining the club to better facilitate practices. 


1) "Fun and Fitness Wrestling Club" for boys and girls age KG-2nd grade

2) Beginner level- boys and girls 2nd-8th grade

3) Experienced Wrestlers- boys and girls 2nd-8th grade


The cost is $45, which includes a team shirt. There will be the opportunity to compete in a few tournaments, for those who want to, and that will be a separate registration fee. 

You must have paid your unpaid balance or have a payment plan in place to participate. 

Financial aid is available and the form is available via link



If you have additional questions, please email



The 2019-201920 Basketball Season Timeline:



COST- $80.00 plus uniform (if you don’t have one)


PRACTICES BEGIN: NOVEMBER- DECEMBER (VARIES BY GRADE) AND ARE PRIMARILY MONDAY- FRIDAY AT MRHE, ECC and other local gyms. Practice schedules vary by grade and are up the the coach. Typically practices are once per week for lower grades and twice per week for some older grades, at the discretion of coach and subject to gym availability. 



GAMES END : Early March


Boys and Girls in grades 1st grade-8th can register.


Teams are limited in size to 10 players. A waitlist be begin once 10 players are registered for each grade. If there are 16 total players and another coach, we can have an additional team. All players interested in playing must be registered by October 14th. 


8 games are played at The Center of Clayton , Clayton High School and Wydown Middle School.


Coaches are needed for 1st grade teams, if you are willing to coach, please select that volunteer option during registration. We will contact you if you are needed to coach and there will be some coaches training provided.


You must have made payment arrangements for any past due balance in order to register. 


Financial aid is available and the form is available via link:


If you have additional questions, please email

MRHE PTO News Flash?


  • Paper Towel Tubes/ Cardboard Tubes
  • Packing Paper
  • Plastic Soda/Water Bottle Lids


Items can be dropped off in the main office from now until the morning of October 31.


 Next Meeting: Thursday, October 10, 6-7:00pm


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You can also sign up for text reminders here: 

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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

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