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Mustang E-Blast, Week of  April 17th

Please keep informed each week with the Mustang Eblast. There is A LOT to share this week!

  • Richland is excited to have APEX Fun Run back this year! We hope to have another record breaking fundraiser & further support our amazing S.T.E.A.M. Program. Please mark your calendars for our APEX Fun Run so you can plan to help mark laps and cheer on your Running Mustang on Thursday, April 25th:


    9:00AM: Preschool, TK, Kinder & 2nd Grade Runs!

    10:00AM: 3rd & 4th Grade Runs!

    11:35AM: 5th Grade Runs!

    1:15PM: Preschool, TK, Kinder & 1st Grade Runs!


    Parents are also welcome to join their student for a very special Lunch BBQ! Hot dogs, hamburgers & cheeseburgers will be available for parents to purchase during their student's typical lunchtime. Students can use their lunch cards for this once-a-year lunch opportunity provided by the District Office. Parents will also have access to room 20 for shade & light refreshments provided by the FOR Club. We look forward to you joining us!


  • Attn. Ukelele Club! There will be NO UKELELE CLASS NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  • We are excited to welcome Dr. Garcia, SMUSD’s new Superintendent,  to our next FOR Club, PTO Meeting on Monday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Come join us and meet Dr. Garcia!  (Please note the change to this date from the Richland calendar for April).


  • Kids on Campus (Before/After School Care)  currently serves students in grades TK-3 at Richland. We recognize the impact this has on families. For 2019-20, KOC is exploring whether we can also offer AM and PM care for 4th and 5th graders. This will be dependent on: 1) classroom space at Richland; 2) KOC's ability to staff another classroom; 3) sufficient interest to make the program viable. There is no guarantee that we will be able to offer 4/5 care for next year. Furthermore, we may not know whether we can run a 4/5 program at Richland before the end of this school year.  However, if you are interested, please visit the KOC Website under News and Announcements to fill out the Richland 4/5 Interest List, specifying the care you need (AM/PM/both). This interest list will close Friday, 5/10/19. After 5/10, we will assess the level of interest and will communicate with those who have expressed interest. 


  • Please sign up for SMUSD’s School Messenger to deliver text messages straight to your mobile devices with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. You can participate in this service by sending a text message of “Y” or “YES” to our school’s short code of 67587. Text messaging rates apply. 


  • Summer Theatre!  Calling all performers and kids who want to have fun…Our VAPA partner Luminary Arts is holding a camp here at Richland this summer. Mrs. Throckmorton and Mrs. Blackwell will work with students for three weeks Monday through Friday from 9:00-3:00. The first two weeks will be here at Richland and the third week will be at Mission Hills High School.  At the end of the three weeks, students will put on a full production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. at the theater at Mission Hills High School. Everyone who signs up for camp will get a part! Camp is open to any student (not just Richland kids) ages 6-14.  See the flyer on our webiste or the website for more details and to sign up for camp.


    FOR Club


  • The FOR Club  is looking to welcome new members to the team for the 2019/2020 school year, which promises to bring some exciting internal changes to keep it running as effectively as possible.  If you are interested in joining the board click here,  We look forward to hearing from you!  


  • Come join us for Bingo De Mayo on May 3, 2019 from 6pm-9pm. It is at the San Marcos Community Center 3 Civic Center Dr. This is an ADULT ONLY EVENT. $25 per adult which will get you dinner, 2 drink tickets and bingo cards. We are taking cash, check or paypal. Paypal email is


 If you are looking for a sitter during Bingo De Mayo, please take advantage of Fun Friday Nights through the City of San Marcos. It is held at the Civic Center where Bingo De Mayo is. It is for children ages 4-12 and is $20 for the first child and there are discounts available for siblings. Fun Friday Nights is open from 6pm-10pm and the children get dinner, play games, do a craft and watch a movie. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please register by May 3, 2019 at 12pm by following the link:


Upcoming Events:

*TOMORROW!   April 18th, Souplantation Dine Out

*Tuesday, April 23rd NO Ukelele Class.

*Thursday, April 25th  APEX Fun Run

*April 29th, FOR Club Meeting, Meet Dr. Garcia, SMUSD’s new Superintendent!

*Friday, May 3rd Bingo de Mayo 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

*Mon, May 13th 6:00-7:30 pm RL Family STEAM Night. UCSD Students will be at RL with an interactive family night of fun, family, and hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics!  Plan on joining the fun!  Thanks Mrs. Bourne for coordinating this fun event!

Friday, June 7th, Movie Under the Stars and Yearbook Early Distribution


STEAM Dates:

2nd and 5th grade STEAM - Friday 4/19/19

3rd grade STEAM - Monday 4/22/19

4th grade STEAM - Friday 5/3/19

TK and K STEAM - Thursday 5/9/19

Monday May 13th - Family Science Night put on by UCSD 6:00 to 7:30pm

1st STEAM - Friday 5/17/19

School Wide end of the Year STEAM event - Monday 6/10/19

STEAM days need volunteers to make them happen. Volunteers on STEAM days help in one subject so the volunteer can become an expert and provide the best education for all students. Education is a community effort. Become a Mustang hero and sign to volunteer for future STEAM days at:


Makerspace Update:

5th grade is in the Makerspace discovering an answer to the question, What Makes a Computer a Computer?  This week 5th grade students are using reverse engineering to see and discover computer hardware.  Next week they will focus on computer software as they code their own video game using Scratch.  Want to find out more?  Check out the video series


Supplies needed!

5th grade needs empty 2L bottles.  These will be used to make a biosphere next week in STEAM.  


Have a SUPER week!

Julie Barbara, Principal