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Mustang E-Blast, Week of  January 30th

Please keep informed each week with the Mustang Eblast.

  • Morning Drop Off Reminder:  Kindergarten classes start at 8:15am, which means students need to be dropped off before that time.  Parents of non-Kinder children who arrive before 8:15am drive into the drop-off zone and wait in their cars with their children until the 8:15 bell. When this happens, a line forms going out to Borden and parents can’t drive into the drop off area. To keep traffic flowing, we are asking  parents who arrive before 8:15am  to please park your cars in a parking spot to wait and NOT park/wait  in the drop-off zone.   Thank you.


  • Back Gate Pick up   When picking up at the back gate, please only form ONE line to pick up students.  More than one line results in kids running between cars to get to their pick up.  We know it takes an extra few minutes to wait in line but  the safety of our kids has to be a priority.
    • Friday Football February 1st!  To celebrate the “Kick Off” of Super Bowl Weekend, parents are invited to breakfast at Richland followed by football catch on the field!  Bring your footballs and wear your favorite jerseys starting at 8:00 a.m. Adult breakfasts are $3 cash.


    • In observance of Presidents Weekend, there is NO SCHOOL Friday, February 15th through Monday, February 18th.


    • We are very excited to be back in the swing of school as we wind down first semester and head into Second Semester.  Report cards will be going home on Thursday, February 15th.


    • Change of Date - 19-20 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration.   Packets will be available for pick on Feburary 8th  and must be turned in by April 19th for the morning lottery.


    • But…. Good news…. SMUSD’s School Messenger has a new system 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. 



      FOR Club

      • FOR Club Meeting Rescheduled Last week’s FOR Club meeting has been reschedule to next Monday, February 5th at 5:00 p.m. in room 20.  Day care will be provided.


      • STUDENT STORE NEEDS YOUR HELP! For Student Store to remain open during students’ recess and lunch, FOR Club needs volunteers to work on Fridays from 12:40-2:15 p.m.   Please contact if you can PLEASE help out.


      • Box Tops Collection Contest starts this week!  In each grade level, the class that turns in the most Box Tops for Education by Friday, February 15th will win an EXTRA RECESS!


  • 2019-20 Intradistrict Transfers: The window for parents to submit intradistrict transfers opened on 1/8/19 and will close on 3/29/19. All intradistrict transfers must be submitted online. Click on the link: Intradistrict Transfers Application


  • No more Remind App!  We’re sorry to write with disappointing news.  Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. As of January 28th, we will no longer be using the Remind text program.


  • ATTENTION ALL 5th GRADE PARENTS! The deadline for Sailing On ads has been extended through TOMORROW Thursday, 1/31. The yearbook committee will be at the FOR Club meeting on Monday, 1/28, to help parents with submitting ads as well. The FOR Club meeting starts at 6pm in Room 20 and we will be there a little before the meeting so that we don't interrupt the meeting. We will be able to accept cash (exact change only) and check orders at the meeting only. You can also order online at again until 1/31. Enter school code 17701 to link to Richland Elementary School. Please in advance if you will be at the FOR Club meeting for help so that we can plan accordingly.


  • DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK BEFORE 3/1! Hard cover yearbooks will be offered ONLINE ONLY this year! Soft cover yearbooks are $20 and hardcover yearbooks are $30. Personalization is also available for an additional $5. Visit to order. Enter school code 17701 to link to Richland Elementary School.


Upcoming Events:

*Monday, February 5th 5-6 p.m.  Rescheduled FOR Club Meeting, Room 20

                                     6-7 p.m.  ELAC Meeting, Room 20

*Friday, February 8th, 6-8 p.m. “You’re Out of this World” Valentine’s Family dance

*Thursday, February 14th Report Cards go home

*Friday, February 15th – Monday, February 18th  No School, President’s Day Weekend

*March 23rd 11:00 a.m. Richland’s Annual Golf Tournament, Twin Oaks Golf Course.

*April 1st – April 5th, Spring Break


Upcoming STEAM events:

2nd and 4th grade STEAM - Friday 2/1/19

TK and K STEAM - Thursday 2/7/19

1st grade STEAM - Friday 2/8/19

3rd grade STEAM - Friday 2/22/19

2nd and 4th grade STEAM - Friday 3/1/19

TK/K STEAM - Thursday 3/7/19

1st and 5th grade STEAM - Friday 3/15/19

3rd grade STEAM - Friday 3/29/19

TK/K STEAM - Thursday 4/11/19

1st grade STEAM - Friday 4/12/19

2nd, 3rd and 5th grade STEAM - Friday 4/19/19

4th grade STEAM - Friday 5/3/19

TK and K STEAM - Thursday 5/9/19

1st STEAM - Friday 5/17/19

School Wide end of the Year STEAM event - Monday 6/3/19

Sign to volunteer for future STEAM days at:



Have a SUPER week!

Julie Barbara, Principal