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January News

#starrshines

 

Dear Families,

 

Welcome back!  2017 at Starr Elementary will be full of amazing learning opportunities for our students! Thank you for a successful first semester.

 

There are a million reasons #starrshines.  As principal of this wonderful school I get to see daily reminders of how wonderful our community is and how they support each other. Here are a few examples:

  • Starr's Robotics team competed for the first time on December 10th, placing 25th  overall in Indianapolis.  Starr now has a team of experts that will train other students in the district to program and drive robots...reminding everyone that applying knowledge is how students learn best!
  • On December 14th  90% of Starr Students earned our third Good Behavior Party and created a snowman craft.  In order to earn this party students had to have zero referrals for 30 days and could not have more than two time-outs in another room.  Way to go Coyotes!
  • Congratulations to our spelling bee winners: Chase Bradburn 4th grade, Damien Taylor-Beasley 4th,and Daiana Ruiz-Sanchez 3rd...these students will be competing at the district level on January 26th.
  • PTO sponsored our Secret Santa Shop during the week of December 14th. Our craft clubs collaborated and created many of the gifts our students purchased.  A special thank you goes to Ms. Calderon and Mrs. Michael for working with our Coyotes to create these special treasures.
  • On December 19th Santa made a surprise visit to Starr and brought a very special guest...Mrs. Jordan!  Thank you to the bus garage for sponsoring his trip from the North Pole.
  • Through the use of PBIS Starr Elementary has decreased its referrals by over 80% from December of last year...a testament to how all Coyotes treasure academics, respect, and responsibility.

Starr Elementary is truly a community of learners, working daily to educate all students while showing empathy and understanding.  More importantly, Starr strives every day to live its mission..."Preparing students for their future, not our past,"  by teaching 21st century skills and standards through academics, respect, and responsibility.

 

Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@esacoyotes) to see firsthand how our programming and teachers meet the needs of every child!

 

A few general reminders:

 

Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities at 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. Unless it is an absolute emergency transportation changes cannot be made after 2 on M,W,TH, F or after 1:10 on Tues. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Attendance is important at Starr. Please schedule all appointments after school hours.

 

The only entrance that will be accessible throughout the school day will be the front door at 301 North 19th Street. This door will be locked for security purposes. Please press the door bell and we will let you in. All other doors will remain locked for security reasons. All visitors are to report to the office and will be asked to sign in, sign out and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.

 

Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45.

 

Please make sure to complete a police background check if you are interested in doing volunteer work for Starr. This must be completed every year.

 

Safety is a priority at Starr.  During drop off and dismissal we ask that all parents and guardians wait outside the main doors to pick up their students and to do their goodbyes.  Starr faculty and staff will be waiting each morning to welcome your student and teachers will accompany students through dismissal each day. When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television.

 

I look forward to many more wonderful experiences during the month of January!

 

Sincerely,

Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal

 

January Events:

 

1/9-1/13 Coffee with a Cop Starr Lobby 7:45-8:15

1/9 Students Return from Winter Break

1/9 PTO Meeting @ 3 Starr Cafeteria

1/11 Circle the State Practice

1/13 Report Cards and NWEA Reports Sent Home

1/13 More Than Words Assembly #5 School is Cool Perfect Attendance Awards

1/16 No School MLK Day

1/18 Circle the State Practice

1/20 Popcorn Sales

1/21 Farmer's Market

1/25 Circle the State Practice

1/26 District Spelling Bee

 

Have questions about accessing your student's ISTEP results?  Follow the link below to access Pearson's Quick Guide!

 

 

Have questions about Starr policies or procedures?  Follow the link below to access our Family Handbook for 2016-2017!

Starr Family Handbook 2016-2017

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September Events:

 

9/2 Popcorn Sales $1 (all money goes to student programs)

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 Hispanic Heritage Program Civic Hall Grades 3&4

9/9 More Than Words Assembly

9/12 Dr. Kaboom Civic Hall Grade 4

9/12 PTO Meeting @ 3 Starr Cafe

9/15 Popcorn Sales $1

9/19 Exclustion Date The following forms must be on file at school for your child: legal birth certificate, immunization records from your doctor, and an enrollment form. Failure to have these forms could result in students NOT attending school.

9/23 Mobile Dentist at Starr (return your forms ASAP)

9/29 Boston Run Grades 3&4

September Events:

 

9/2 Popcorn Sales $1 (all money goes to student programs)

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 Hispanic Heritage Program Civic Hall Grades 3&4

9/9 More Than Words Assembly

9/12 Dr. Kaboom Civic Hall Grade 4

9/12 PTO Meeting @ 3 Starr Cafe

9/15 Popcorn Sales $1

9/19 Exclustion Date The following forms must be on file at school for your child: legal birth certificate, immunization records from your doctor, and an enrollment form. Failure to have these forms could result in students NOT attending school.

9/23 Mobile Dentist at Starr (return your forms ASAP)

9/29 Boston Run Grades 3&4