Starr Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

March News

 



Dear Families,

 

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:

  • Over 90% of Starr's students earned the Square Donut good behavior party by having zero referrals!
  • On February 22nd Starr's robotics team was honored by the Richmond Community School Board for their hard work and engineering skills.
  • Starr's Math Bowl team earned 4th place at the annual competition held at Civic Hall.
  • First grade Coyotes had a fabulous trip to the Muncie Children's museum where they had the opportunity to experience hands-on learning activities. 
  • Through the use of PBIS Starr Elementary has decreased its referrals by over 70% from February of last year...a testament to how all Coyotes treasure academics, respect and responsibility. 

We would like to announce that our music teacher, Mr. Arndt, will be gone for an extended period of time as he has been activated in his role as Army Reservist.  We wish him a safe and speedy return and thank him for his service to our country!

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 Twitter @esacoyotes and on Facebook at Starr Elementary.

 


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 March!

 



Sincerely,



Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal

 



March Events:

2/27-3/10 ISTEP Part I

3/2 Pennies for Patients Assembly

3/3 Progress Reports Sent Home

3/4 Farmer's Market

3/6-3/17 COGAT Testing Grade 2

3/6-3/24 Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

3/6 Running Club Grades 1&2 until 3:30

3/8 We R Savers

3/8 Running Club Grades 3&4 until 3:30

3/8 Grade 1 Field Trip to Richmond Art Museum

3/10 Popcorn Sales

3/10 More Than Words Assembly

3/13-3/17 Book Fair at Starr

3/13 PTO @ 3 

3/13 Running Club Grades 1&2 until 3:30

3/15 Running Club Grades 3&4 until 3:30

3/16 Good Behavior Party 5

3/17 Early College Nominees to IU East

3/18 Farmer's Market

3/20 Running Club Grades 1&2 until 3:30

3/22 Running Club Grades 3&4 until 3:30

3/23 Mobile Dentist at Starr

3/24 KDG Field Trip to Richmond Art Museum

3/27-3/31 Spring Break

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