Weekly Newsletter, Mar. 12, 2021

Students pose with Richfield STEM School principal Amy Winter

Important Dates: 

  • No School Monday, March 15 & Tuesday, March 16
  • Governor Walz has directed that schools provide transition time for students switching from Distance Learning to In-Person platforms 
    • This time will allow for teachers to prepare for students that will be coming to In-Person, this entails: saying goodbye to their current teacher, new teacher assignments and reaching out to incoming students. Classrooms will be adjusted to adhere to the new guidelines for in-person learning.
    • This was the last opportunity to switch from Distance Learning to In-Person.
    • Families that have chosen to continue Distance Learning will stay in this model to the end of the school year.
  • Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, March 19

Pictures for the 2020-21 Yearbook:

If your child did not get his or her picture taken for the yearbook, please send a picture of your child to his or her teacher to add to the 2020-21 Yearbook.

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 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.


Join the R-STEM PTO Facebook Page


  • Orders Due March 22
  • Yearbook ID code: 1477521
  • Paper order forms should have arrived home by now, or you can order online.

Family Resources:

Hennepin County Rent Assistance Program—Expires March 19
Click on the link to find out more information: https://www.hennepin.us/rent-help
For assistance in another language call: 612-348-6442


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