RMS Friday Focus
Friday, May 1, 2020
Good Evening RMS family:
Happy May Day! The history teacher that still dwells within this principal facade thinks it necessary to point out that May 1 is traditionally viewed as “international workers day.” It is a day to celebrate those whose jobs sustain our society while remaining outside the view of most of the public. Our recent experience has brought these jobs front and center - so we would like to take this opportunity to thank those who are at work every day - keeping us safe and moving forward. We would also like to thank those who are staying at home, working with our students to maintain a semblance of normalcy, and allowing our young students the exuberance and joy of youth. Together we have created an environment where the cake pictured (created by a student in a moment of independent inspiration) can be seen as a celebration of all that is good about RMS - attention to detail, creativity, and sharing beauty with others. We only regret that we could not share in its deliciousness.
We have precious little to update today as we have completed meetings before the governor has finished his news conference. We do have a number of things to pass along from the community.
As always, and more now than ever before, thank you for your support of our students, school, and community.
Please reach out with questions or concerns.
Parent Check-In meetings:
Please see below for our bi-weekly zoom meetings. If you cannot make the meetings, please email us for updates and possible recordings.
Topic: 6th Grade Parent Check-in
Time: May 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 967 8797 9787
Topic: 7th Grade Parent Check-in
Time: May 5, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 939 7645 4261
Topic: 8th Grade Parent Check-In
Time: May 6, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 5184 0097
With all this time on your hands, have you been wanting to try a new hobby or lead others in a skill you are passionate about? Then join the student lead creativity club for RMS students. We do every creative activity you can think of! We meet every Wednesday at 1:00, and the club would also count as your elective. If you want to join please fill out this form.
Maggie, Erica, Skylar, and Emma
1. Teacher Appreciation: Please send your video of a student with a kind note or just the note to email@example.com ASAP so that she can comply for a special video for our awesome Teachers/ Administration.
2. The blooming PTO would like your input on what activities should be prioritized and your participation:
Please see our google form.
3. Another great PTO meeting last Monday. We figured out the two items above and are planning a "Welcome Back to School" event for RMS Families and Facility. Save the Date: Sept. 26th, 1 to 4pm.
4. Future meetings: May 18th, 3pm and June 8th, 6:30pm.
Tracey Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook PTO @ Richmond Middle School
Dartmouth Medical Students - Math & Science
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a group of medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth are offering virtual tutoring opportunities in both math and science to members of the Upper Valley community at absolutely no cost. In addition, the group is willing to offer mentoring opportunities for those who are considering careers in the sciences. Interested individuals should please contact Emma Cottage at email@example.com for more information or to schedule tutoring and/or mentoring opportunities.
If you would benefit from on-line tutoring from either a HHS student, or a Dartmouth medical student, please reach out to Emma.
Please be advised that all minors, and either their parent or legal guardian, are required to complete the Parent Consent Form for on-line tutoring. You can find the form on this Link, or check out the COVID19 resources page on the SAU70 web site www.sau70.org/resources/covid19 The form needs to be signed and emailed back to Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student News in Norwich
Build a Bat House! Plant a Garden! And more! Kids ages 10-14
All kids, ages 10-14, across the Upper Valley are invited to build a bat house or plant a garden in honor of Earth Day and to care for our environment. Bat houses and seeds are provided for free in recognition of your activism and devotion to a cause beyond yourself!
Join a Zoom meeting on Sunday (5/3) at 5PM with other kids to learn more and select your project. If you can’t make the meeting, you can still participate!
RSVP: Contact Danielle Taylor to sign up, learn more, and get the Zoom info: email@example.com.
Thanks for making a difference, kids! Your ideas and actions matter!
The “Kids Make a Difference” project is sponsored by the Norwich Congregational Church and a grant from Mt. Ascutney Hospital and the VT Department of Health.
Youth Advisory Council, Next meeting Wednesday at 3pm. For Youth, by Youth. Grades 12th to 6th.
Youth Advisory Council. The Council will convene again on Wednesday, May 6th at 3:00 pm after our inspiring 1st meeting. Please the online form and we will send meeting connection instructions. All are welcome to join in now. We are an inclusive group.
All teens of Norwich are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about a Norwich Youth Advisory Council. This teen-led Council will be tasked with shining a light on what Norwich can do to involve teenagers in town. Do you want more planned activities? A dedicated space? Just to be left alone? We want to hear it all! Representatives from the library, the Recreation Department, and other community organizations will be on deck to listen to your ideas and help support your decisions. These events are sponsored by Norwich Recreation in partnership with the Norwich Library with funding via a Grant through Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and The VT Department of Health.
We have drafted a quick survey to start to the discussion and to get to know one and another a bit before our meeting.
Please fill out the following form or youth their parents should fill out the form:
Roger Arnold, Community Engagement Librarian will be sending zoom link and meeting information upon completion of this online form.
For questions, contact myself or Brie Swenson Recreation Director, firstname.lastname@example.org 802-649-1419 ext. 5.
Please share widely and invite friends to join in.