Starr Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

December News

#starrshines

 

Dear Families,

 

There are a million reasons #starrshines.  As principal of this wonderful school I want to thank each of you for allowing Starr Elementary to educate and love your child.  Please accept my sincere and heartfelt wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Here are some examples of Starr's successes in the month of November:

  • On November 2nd 90% of Starr Students earned our second Good Behavior Party and got to enjoy popcorn and a movie.  In order to earn this party students had to have zero referrals for 30 days!  Way to go Coyotes!
  • Community partnerships continued to grow at Starr in the month of November.  Both the Mobile Dentist and Kiwanis clubs visited Starr providing dental and eye screenings.
  • PTO hosted Starr's first movie and popcorn night on November 16th. Over 75 people attended this free event.
  • Starr's Spell Bowl team competed and earned 4th place at the district competition on November 17th. 
  • Through the use of PBIS Starr Elementary has decreased its referrals by over 50% from November 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 everyday 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 December!

 

Sincerely,

Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal

 

December Events:

 

12/2 More Than Words #4

12/5 PTO Meeting @ 3

12/6 Civic Hall Performance @ 5:45 Civic Hall 

12/7 Robotics Club

12/7 Circle the State Practice

12/8 4th Grade to Morrison Reeves

12/8 1st/4th Hearing Screenings

12/9 Popcorn Sales $1

12/10 Robotics Competition

12/12-12/16 Secret Santa

12/14 Good Behavior Party #3

12/14 We R Savers

12/14 Spelling Bee at 1:30

12/19 Christmas Sing

12/21 Classroom Parties

12/22-1/8 Winter Break

 

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