Saturday, October 8, 2016

Coming Soon: RES Artist-In-Residence & Lantern Parade

Image from ClipArt Today

Richmond Elementary School Lantern Parade
Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at 6pm 

(Rain Date: Thursday November 10th)

 We are EXCITED to announce that students from Richmond Elementary School will be working with talented visual artist Gowri Savoor, during a six day artist in residence in mid-October. During this residency every K-4 student will create a paper lantern during their weekly art classes. Students will have a chance to create something beautiful, using varied materials and will be supported by Ms. Savoor and art teacher Mrs. Kim Aucter as they create.

 The lantern parade will allow us to showcase our work to families and each other and we hope you can support this great artistic opportunity for students by saving the date and attending! The parade will include a lighted walk, music and hot cocoa.

 We are so thankful for our community partners who support amazing opportunities for our students! This Artist in Residence was made possible by grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the Huntington Valley Arts.

Are you interested in helping to support the arts and this event at RES? 

1.  We are looking for a few recyclable items for the lantern making (drop off at school by October 14th):
    • Large Yogurt Containers (32 Ounces) 
    • Shallow Plastic Containers 
    •  Small Bubble Wrap 
    • Yarn Scraps or rolls 
    • Plastic Tablecloths (Perhaps a birthday party leftover?) 
2. We need to borrow: Small Handheld Pruning Shears (label and we will return)

3. We need as many adult helpers as we can get—! If you have some time to come in and create with a class (or two) or could help us to organize materials and the parade. Parade organizers include helping set up materials, serve hot cocoa, and sharing your musical talent! Please sign up here:

Monday, September 5, 2016

Scholastic Book Fair at RES- Save the Date

Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20
7:10 -8:10am and 2:45-5:45pm
Room 10
(An opportunity for families to purchase books for their children and at the same time support RES.)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Interim Richmond Principal Hired

Mt. Mansfield Modified Union School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Theresa Layton as the Interim Principal at Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont. Ms. Layton brings a wealth of experience and leadership knowledge to the table with nine years of instructional leadership behind her. Most recently she served as the Principal of Sts. Peter and Paul School in Doylestown, Ohio. She cares deeply about the values of a school community and supporting all to reach success for learners, families and educators. Ms. Layton received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Kent State University and her Master of Education degree from Ashland University. We’re very excited to have Ms. Layton join our community and look forward to working with her in the months to come. Ms. Layton lives with her family in Colchester.

Friday, July 8, 2016

RES Kindergarten Meet Ups--Save the Date!

Incoming 2016-17 RES Kindergarten Families are encouraged to save the date for this great event!

What:  RES Kindergarten Meet Ups
Where:  The RES Playground
When:  Saturday August 13th AND/OR  Friday August 19th  
Time:  10- 11am

The Plan
:  This is an opportunity for families and kindergarten students to meet in a casual and informal setting before the school year begins.  Several current RES parents will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions you have.  Students will play on the play structure (Which will be a fun opportunity to be at school before school begins) and families will have a chance to visit and chat.

Some Tips
:  It is great to know who your student's teacher will be--this allows kids to meet other kids from their classes and have some familiar faces as they begin the school year.  The play structure is in the sun, so sunblock and water bottles are recommended.  The school will not be open, so use the bathroom before you visit! Siblings are welcome.

Please Note:  This is an event for families, and all kids should be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled (please check your email or the school blog if there is a question).

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thank you for an amazing year at @RESVT #vted

We had an exceptional year with all our scholars, families and community members. The entire RES staff thanks you for the support and learning that we've shared this past year. We're looking forward to continuing the journey! Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you all very soon!