Weekly Newsletter, Mar. 1, 2021

Students pose with Richfield STEM School principal Amy Winter

Important Dates: 

  • 5-Days a Week In-Person Classes for Hybrid Students: Beginning Today March 1
    • Current Hybrid Students that attend 4 days a week, will come all 5 days 
    • Students that currently receive transportation will also receive it on Wednesdays
      • If you have a change please contact your child’s teacher
    • Please continue to send your child to school with their device, fully charged
  • Richfield Latino Family Association—Tuesday, March 2 from 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Renewed monthly meetings for Latinx Families wanting to know more about the school system and the programs here in Richfield
    • VIRTUAL MEETING through Google Meet 
      • Contact Mr. Jose for code and to confirm your attendance
  • Monthly PTO Meeting—via ZOOM, Tuesday March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Reading Across America:

During the month of March our Kindergarten class will be celebrating Read Across America. We will be reading a book by a different author each Friday and dressing in a theme!

  • March 5: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak 
    Dress silly (mismatched, backwards).
  • March 12: The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom 
    Dress up like an animal, wear animal prints, or wear a shirt with an animal on it. 
  • March 19: Mixed A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
    Wear your favorite color!
  • March 26: The Sand Castle Contest by Robert Munch 
    Dress in warm weather clothes. They can wear shorts, T-shirts, beach hats, sandals and sunglasses.

Reminder: You should also send gym shoes so they can participate in Phy. Ed. and snow pants and boots to play outside at recess.



  • Orders Due March 22
  • Yearbook ID code: 1477521
  • All 5th grade students will receive a softcover yearbook for FREE from the PTO
    • You do not need to submit an online order form. 
    • If you would like to add any upgrades to your 5th grade students yearbook you MUST submit a paper order form with payment for the upgrades.
  • Paper order forms should have arrived home by now, or you can order online

Family Resources:

Mount Olivet Community Meals
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis holds free Community Dinners every week Tuesday/Thursday 4-5:30 p.m., rain or shine, snow or cold, holidays included.  However many meals requested by the guest are given, they get a choice of entrée, always beef or pork and chicken offerings and always a gluten-free offer, soup, fruit, milk, roll, cookie, and a ham sandwich bag lunch.  We also pass out bakery bags of donated goods from Jerry’s Foods, one per car. All are welcome. If you need a meal, for ANY REASON please stop by; we ask no information, just happy to provide meals. The food is all scratch-made in-house, so we know what goes into it. With the rent eviction moratorium coming up quickly, MOLC would like to get the word out that there is help with meals. Click here for more information

Free Webinar: The Impact of the Pandemic on Students' Mental Health
Tuesday, March 2   |   4-5:30 p.m. CST https://macmh.org/

A panel of professionals will discuss students impacted by the pandemic returning to in-person learning in the weeks and months ahead. It’s important for educators and parents to reflect on the impact of the pandemic and other events, and their impact on children and youth, to recognize the behaviors or symptoms teachers may see in the classroom, and to learn strategies to help children cope and learn. Self-care tips for teachers and caregivers will also be shared.

  • Jesús Calvillo, MS, LPCCComunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
  • Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSWU of MN Medical School
  • Jessica Gourneau, PhDAmerican Indian Family Center 
  • Brandon Jones, MANorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

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