Starr Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

February News

#starrshines

 

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:

  • Starr's teachers participated in district-wide PD on January 6th and published all of their courses in Canvas. Because of this opportunity Starr's families can expect upcoming Canvas notifications and updates.
  • Starr hosted Coffee with a Cop during the week of January 9th.  Thanks to the Men in Blue from RPD for greeting and meeting with our students and community members!
  • Officer Tim Davis met with and supported student safety and well-being during classroom visits to kindergarten and third grades.
  • Teachers and staff across Starr Elementary began mentoring third and fourth grade students in preparation for upcoming ISTEP/IREAD exams. Our "KID TALKS" will support and prepare students for these important upcoming tests.
  • Students celebrated our 100th Day of School on 1-27-17.  "We R 100 Days Brighter!"
  • Through the use of PBIS Starr Elementary has decreased its referrals by over 80% from January 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 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 February!

 

Sincerely,

Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal

 

February Events:

1/30-2/10 Candy Grams $1 

2/3 More than Words Assembly

2/4 Farmers' Market @ Starr

2/8 Good Behavior Party #4 Square Donuts

2/8 We R Savers

2/10 Popcorn Sales $1

2/13 PTO Meeting @ 3

2/14 Valentine's Day Parties

2/20 President's Day No School

2/22 Robotics Team presentation to School Board @5:30

2/22 Yearbook Pictures

2/23 First Grade to Muncie Children's Museum

2/23 Math Bowl Civic Hall @ 5

2/24 Popcorn Sales $1

2/27 ISTEP Testing Begins

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