Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Friday, June 11, 2021
Welcome to the final Friday Focus of the year like no other. There is nothing we can say that has not already been said. Suffice it to say we are all so thankful to the community for your support and care throughout the year. We have weathered the storm (mostly), and wish everyone a safe and restful summer.
We include the below picture as a sign of resilience. Designed and begun last year pre closure, our newest mural at RMS is now complete! A good analogy for the year, where we kept at it and created something fun, meaningful, and that hopefully makes you smile.
Until next we meet (in person hopefully) - be safe, stay well, and take care of each other.
June 14 - Last Day of School for 6th and 7th grade
June 17-August 13 - Summer office hours at RMS. Building access, T,W,TH 9-1. Email communication throughout the week.
August 30 - First Day of School in 2021-2022
See the Final Painting on Canvas projects
Summer Reading News:
The updated RMS 2020-21 Yearbook is now available for online purchase. We apologize for the oversight caused by the chaos of the pandemic. The new version is available at:
If you want to purchase prints of your student's portraits, they are available from:
News from the Library Renovation Project
RMS proposed three stages for the library: new shelving and carpet, a makerspace area and an updated classroom area. We expect to fully fund stage one and order the carpet and shelving soon. With continued donations, we will order the furniture for the makerspace area and the classroom area after that.
We appreciate the support we have received and will continue to seek donations from our broader community to improve the space and create an environment that will benefit our student population. See Plans here.
If you are able to contribute financially, please send a check made payable to Dresden School District and a memo for "Library Renovation" and mail it to RMS, 63 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755. Thank you for considering!
Richmond Middle School PTO
The newly formed RMS PTO held regular meetings, organized a parent-child book club, a welcome committee and several teacher appreciation events during this past year. We are hoping to broaden our community next school year by offering more socials and increased communications starting with a back to school picnic, date to be determined. We also hope to provide a password protected online directory of the Richmond Middle School family contacts. The same format has been used by the Marion Cross School PTO.
All RMS staff and parents or legal guardians with current RMS students are automatically members of the PTO. Thus these efforts are funded solely by donations. Please consider sending a check to Richmond Middle School PTO, 63 Lyme Rd, Hanover NH 03755 or via @Tracey-Hayes-23 (PTO business Venmo in the works) with the memo "RMS PTO."
Additionally, please see this google doc to sign up for participation and planning PTO efforts, activities and meetings. 2021- 22 PTO information and participation questionnaire
RMS Health Office Updates
COVID-19 VACCINE AT ALICE PECK DAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
If you know anyone who has not been vaccinated and wishes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Multi-Specialty Clinic, please:
Or call (603) 442-5612
Please leave the name(s) and contact information for those wanting a vaccine. We will contact them to schedule an appointment.
We now offer vaccines Mondays and Thursdays between 7:30 am – 9:30 am and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, by appointment only.
Call the Administrative Supervisor at (603) 442-5612 with questions.
Please visit our website for current vaccine and visitation information at AlicePeckDay.org.
Links to parent resources aimed specifically at Middle School aged students.
Struggling with Anxiety and mental health in the Pandemic?
Check out this resource from the director of Screenagers. https://www.screenagersmovie.
How to build resilience during the pandemic
How to talk to your student about gender
RMS is committed to building an inclusive school environment, and beginning discussions around identity for all students. The following article can help you join those discussions with your student.