First of all I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation for a work crew that has completely classed up the student bathrooms in the main front hallway. They cleaned, sanded, painted and added stickers to the stalls and walls – making for an amazing bathroom makeover. They deserve to hear their names over this broadcast. And so our thanks to Caroline & Kristen Lohr, Molly and Joan Flammia, Jack and Jennifer Stern, Peyton, Carl and Caroline Juran, Adeline and Chris Dameron, Emmerson and Jessica, McCourt and Stephanie Casey, Rosie Williams, Conley and Kelley Kemp, Andrea Rogerson, Alli and Shannon Rhodes, as well as Mrs. Schmeichel and her husband. And a special super thanks to Mrs. Kauffman and her husband. This project would absolutely not have happened without Sherrill’s coordination and Tom’s brainpower and construction resources. This is the fastest and biggest SCA gift since my time at Randolph. They pushed to make it happen before we host Byrd and Goochland Elementary on Thursday for Reading Olympics. Thanks for giving up your Saturdays!
Another thing to celebrate – or I should say someone – Stacey Wilson. This fabulous first grade teacher has been named RES TEACHER OF THE YEAR! Congratulations Mrs. Wilson. You are a blessing to our kids and an invaluable colleague to the Randolph family.
Looking at the calendar:
Report cards come home on Monday. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Fourth grade enjoys an in school visit from the Young Scientists group that is partially funded by the PTA. That afternoon there is Recycling Club. Wednesday morning our Preschoolers, Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders get to enjoy a Jack and the Beanstalk performance by Virginia Reparatory Theater. This too is funded by the PTA. Thursday Randolph Elementary, the reigning Reading Olympics champs from last year, get to host Goochland and Byrd Elementary teams. Volunteers from central office and our community will staff six competition rooms. Sue Vaughan has been working tirelessly to coordinate this incredible event. Many thanks to coaches, parents, and staff that have been involved in preparing for this event! Lastly on Friday, 3rd grade is headed to Monticello for a field trip. But not before the 5th grade has another round of their coffee shop! This past Friday the crew raised over $250. Many car riders were giving donations without even wanting coffee! Thank you for your generosity. Consider dropping your kid off between 8 and 8:20am, park by the cafeteria and come on in for a delicious cup!
A few announcements:
I don’t know if you noticed, but in the calendar of events I mentioned that two activities were funded by our PTA. That’s the perfect intro to speak about one of our biggest PTA fundraisers, formally known as Spaghetti Dinner, now deemed RES Family Night. On Friday, April 26th we will have an auction, a book fair, bouncy houses, games, and face painting. Something new this year – food trucks! We will first need help on the auction items. More information will come home for each class and how you can contribute. We would also love if you have business items, sports season tickets, or a timeshare that you would consider donating for the auction. We will also need help staffing the games and activities – a sign up will go out soon. Again, specifics will be coming soon, but please make sure you book Friday, April 26th.
You won’t hear from me again until April 7th as we have Spring Break the next week. March 29th is NOT early dismissal. Once the kids come home we will then see them again on April 8th.
Have a great week!