030119 RMS Friday Focus

Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Friday, March 01, 2019

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

RMS Nurse Abby Pelletier collects and shares office visit data with us periodically through the school year. I've included a summary of the first semester here so that you might get a sense of the support and services she provides to our school community each day. In addition, Abby is a guest teacher and presenter, the chair of our school safety committee, and trusted colleague and support for all. Thank you to Nurse Pelletier for your many contributions to RMS.

health data

Earlier this year I told you about a new student club at RMS organized by staff member Natalia Callaghan.  The club is called “I.D.E.A.S."  - Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Awareness, and Social Consciousness. They have been meeting over the last two months and this past week created posters with positive messages as a follow-up to our visit from Tom Thelan earlier this winter. I've included a photo of one below. My thanks to this group and Natalia for their important work.

spread kindness poster

Have a terrific weekend and please vote on Tuesday! 


Michael Lepene




ren fest stained glass making

Students creating "stained glass" art during the 8th-grade Renaissance Festival (Photo: Yates)

All School News and Events (RMS website has a calendar with events and dates/times)

Tuesday, March 5: Voting Day

Friday, March 8: RMS School Dance / Spirit Day

Monday, March 11: Inservice Day, No School

RMS Notes and Information

-7th Grade Meetings: Mrs. Powers and Mr. LaCrosse invite all parents of 7th-grade students to come in to meet the week of March 18th. We are scheduling 15-minute time slots for meetings through an online scheduling system. Emails will be sent out to parents from SignUp.com early next week. If you would like to meet or have a call and one of the designated meeting times does not work for your schedule, please contact the counselor you work with directly to find a time. 7th Grade meetings are a great time to discuss middle school transition, answer questions about supports available, and plan for 8th grade. The counselors do not have a set agenda per se and are happy to discuss what is on your mind. 

-8th Grade Families: Here are the slides from the incoming 9th-grade parent presentation at HHS this week.

-(Repost)If you are interested in providing feedback to the RMS Principal Search Committee, please take this short, 5 question survey. Full link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMSPrincipalSearch2019

-(Repost)SAU 70 has added a new "Voter Information" tab to their web site sau70.org. We encourage you to visit for more information about the school budgets, voting, and other related items.

floor sample discussion

Students review floor samples being considered for new bathroom floors with Facilities Director Tony Daigle (Photo: Yates)

Volunteer Opportunities

-Thank you to many volunteers who helped to make our Renaissance Festival a success! We would not be able to offer this experience to our students without you.

-We are looking for six parent/guardian chaperones for the RMS Dance, which will be held on Friday, March 8. Chaperones keep an eye on the lobby area from 6:50 - 9:00 p.m.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up here.

-We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with our 7th-grade health screenings on Thursday, March 28. No medical background is necessary! We are looking for two hearing station assistants and two vision station helpers. Please see the sign up form here.

Kerry Artman, District Volunteer Coordinator


Community Calendar and Activities 

-Dresden baseball registration for the spring season is now open to students in Grades 2 through 8. To register, visit http://dresdenbaseballassociation.org/register and click on the red "Click to Sign Up" box. Cost is $125. Registration closes on April 7. 

-Lacrosse is back for 5th/6th graders in Hanover this spring! A team focused, action-packed sport, lacrosse is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country!  We welcome new players to build both our girls and boys teams. No experience required!  Hanover Rec has recruited great coaches.  Marty White (HHS JV hockey coach) will coach the Boys 5th/6th team and Elizabeth Dann & Kim Higgins will coach the Girls 5th/6th-grade team.  

Season begins in April and includes practices and local games against other Upper Valley teams.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Lindsay Fox at  lindsayfox99@gmail.com.

Sign up via the Hanover Recreation Department Website:  http://hanoverrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx.



Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Let’s Make it Happen!

Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Hanover High School Auditorium

-Elite Soccer Camps of New England  2019 Spring Break Camp  |  At Dartmouth College

The emphasis of the Spring Break Camp will be on developing skills fundamental to the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment.

The day camp is directed and staffed by the coaches and players of Dartmouth soccer. Our coaching staff features numerous coaches who have been working with us for several years, and have vast and diverse experience in the game of soccer.

April 15th – 19th

Entering Grades: K - 8th, Boys & Girls
Location: Dartmouth College

For more information and to sign up visit elitesoccercampinc.com