Welcome to Richman School!
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Recess (No School)
Sat. December 7 Saturday School 8am-12pm
Wed. December 18 Full Day 8am-2:24pm
Fri. December 20 Early Release day 8am-12:30 pm
December 23 - January 3, 2014 Winter Recess (No School)
Tues. January 7 Students Return to school
Sat. January 11 Saturday School 8am-12pm
Mon. January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
Mon. February 17 President's Holiday (No School)
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Richman School is Better Than Ever! Our State Test results from Spring 2012 were our absolute best yet---with Richman School achieving an API of 830 which means that we made and surpassed the State target of 800. WOW!!! This is the result of our strong standards-based instructional programs, strong teacher collaboration and strong parent and community involvement. Together we have made a difference and will continue to do so as we strive for the next target of 1000! Come and visit us and see all of the wonderful things that we have to offer.
This last school year we also had the largest student improved attendance in the district. This is proof that there is a definite correlation between student attendance and student achievement. Way to go Richman! Let's make sure that students are in school and on time EVERY SINGLE DAY!
21st CENTURY AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMY
Our newly established 21st Century After School Academy is an enrichment program for 4th--6th grade student leaders who want to make a difference in their school and community through Challenge Based Learning which embodies 21st Century learning skills---creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. In their first project, titled Project P.E.A.C.E. (Pupils Educating About Compassion and Empathy) the students are using laptop computers, iPods and iPads to create multimedia presentations---videos, iMovies, podcasts brochures or webpages, which include skits, comics, animation, storyboards, posters, songs, poems, chants, and interviews or whatever else the students dream up and choose to create---that focus on eliminating bullying.
OUR YEARLONG CAMPAIGN TO
END BULLYING IS WORKING!
Suspensions are down, fewer students are being sent to the office, and all students are feeling safer and more confident! In addition to our on-going programs-----EBS/PBIS which focuses on rewarding students for being SAFE, KIND and RESPONSIBLE; daily reminders from the Principal and Assistant Principal when supervising students before school, on the playground, in the lunch lines, at the lunch tables and during dismissal to keep hands and feet to themselves and to make good choices; grade level behavior assemblies provided 2-3 times a year; weekly reminders to students via our live broadcast that when you make good choices, good things happen; extra adult supervision by our parent volunteers and Cal State Fullerton student teachers and interns; and our revisiting our school-wide book review on Coach John Wooden's Inch and Miles and the Pyramid of Success which emphasizes FRIENDSHIP and SELF-CONTROL-----this year we also have also added a two-day a week Behavior Consultant who is implementing Peer Assistance Leadership and training students to be conflict managers and we also have our new 21st Century After School Academy whose primary focus this year is to create multimedia presentations to end bullying. Check out our Richman School Behavior Pledge, written by our own kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sara Cooper
Students love buying gifts for themselves and their families with their BE SAFE, BE KIND, BE RESPONSIBLE tickets at the Holiday Store. There are incentives throughout the year for making good choices.
Richman School Wins The Golden Bell
Richman Receives State Golden Bell - The California School Boards Association awarded Richman School the Golden Bell on December 3rd for it's Strong Minds, Strong Bodies, Strong Futures Program (Photos available, click here). Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between good health and academic achievement and Richman School is a prime example of this. Articles were posted in the OC Register, Fullerton Observer and on the website Fullertonstories.com.
In Other News...
Teaching through Technology - Did you know that Richman has over 350 student computers and over 200 iPod Touches, iPads, and new cutting edge software and applications for practicing and mastering California's state standards? Classrooms are also being upgraded with the lastest Brightlink Interactive Whiteboards. Study Island is a web-based program that allows students to log-on anywhere, anytime...school, home, or library...to continue their learning through engaging lessons and activities. Our Accelerated Reader program gives students access to over 100,000 reading quizzes. "AR" provides incentives for students to read while aiding teachers in motivating and monitoring student progress toward reading achievement. Students also develop their creative and persuasive talents through iLife and iWork, creating visually stunning flyers, brochures, reports, and interactive multimedia presentations...skills that will aid them in higher education and beyond. We have updated our Computer Lab and Portable Laptop Labs to run faster and smoother for all users.
Extended Day Learning and Activities - Richman students have many options outside of the normal school day. Extra interventions are offered after school for select students. Our Morning Reader's Club, at 7:30, invites all students to start their day with a good book in our library. In addition, Richman has many afterschool opportunities, such as our After School Program, the Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA Center at Richman Park, which all offer homework assistance and activities which build teamwork and self-confidence. Call our office to learn more about these and other extended day opportunities for your children.
Project Discover -Many students are ready and motivated for a challenge,
seeking to go above and beyond in their learning. Our Project Discover classes offer these gifted learners an opportunity to spread their wings through enriching events and off-campus trips that lead to student-created projects, presentations, and in-depth learning. Through these experiences, each child can discover and develop his/her own unique talents and interests.
The Lunch Time Sports Program continues for its 12th consecutive year. Noon sports is directed by Physical Education teacher Mike Shaffer and the PE aides, however students run the team selection process, team leadership, and game officiating. During lunch recess, students compete with one another in organized sports for fun and "league" rewards. The program allows students to stay active while developing sportsmanship and leadership skills.
Check out our links in the left column for school programs and happenings.