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Principal Kristen Holm
Dear Richman Family,
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I am truly honored to continue leading the Richman school community. Over the last six years, we have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. This year, I am very much looking forward to working together to create programs that will engage, motivate, and provide experience for lifelong success!
Whether you are returning to Richman from your summer break, or if you are new to our area and school, we are pleased to welcome you to our community of learners. I know that, together, we will continue our tradition of providing a rigorous education for our students and quality service to our families.
Our staff and teachers have been busy making preparations over the past several weeks, and we are thrilled and excited to kick off another great school year. As we start the year, we strive to ensure every child feels welcomed, connected, and a part of the Richman family. Additionally, we are dedicated to helping your children reach their fullest academic potential, and we look forward to working with our families to provide the high-quality education that your children deserve.
We start school at 8:00 a.m. sharp. TK- 2nd grade will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. (M, T, Th and F) and students in 3rd -6th grade will be dismissed at 2:29 p.m. (M.T, Th, and F). On Wednesdays, all students in TK-6th grade will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Richman Elementary is a gem of a school that is known for its outstanding STEAM program, its innovative staff and its supportive parents and community. This year will be no exception. I am certain, with your support, Richman will continue to prosper and shine! We are fortunate at Richman to be a 1:1 iPad school TK- 6th grade, which puts us above the rest in providing an exceptional education for your child. Every student at Richman will receive an iPad, headphones, school supplies, and grade level curriculum.
The foundation for student success is based on a partnership between students, staff, and parents. Active parent participation is very important. I ask all of our families to help me in three small ways. First, show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers and staff whenever you can. Second, make the commitment to becoming involved in at least ONE activity or event this school year. Multiple studies show that the more committed parents are to their child’s school, the higher achieving their children become. Over the next few weeks, I will be reaching out to our families, explaining more about how you can become involved and continue to enrich our community. And lastly, join the PTA and add your voice to this powerful student advocacy group. The teachers and I are all members of this organization and your support of PTA supports us.
We are excited to announce the theme for the 2023-2024 school year: "Empathy is Everything." As a school community, we understand that teaching our children to be kind is vital, but we believe that empathy takes it to a whole new level. Empathy is the cornerstone of understanding one another and recognizing the importance of our unique stories. This year, we aim to instill in our students the profound value of walking in someone else's shoes, of listening with an open heart, and of supporting one another through the ups and downs of life. Sometimes, all it takes is a minute of empathy to make a world of difference. Together, we will cultivate a school environment where empathy is not just a concept, but a way of life. Thank you for joining us on this journey to show our children that in the grand tapestry of life, empathy truly is everything!
With your support, we can build on the last six years’ successes to take Richman School to the next level. Remember my door is always open and I value your input.
Empathy is Everything!
Ms. Kristen Holm