The Goings On


Join us for a one day Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday, May 10th  from 3pm to 8pm in the Great Hall. There will be a lot of great titles to choose from. All proceeds from the book fair will be given to the school in the form of Scholastic Dollars to buy books and supplies for the classrooms.  

Richards Elementary invites all students, especially current and incoming kindergartners, to join us for a magical evening of entertainment finished off with milk and cookies on Wednesday, May 10th at 6pm in the Richards Gymnasium. Come play, eat, and enjoy the amazing feats performed by magician Tom Burgermeister. Visit the spring Scholastic Book Fair in the Great Hall and experience the excitement of Richards Elementary. We hope to see you there!

Contact Molly Hoehn ( with any questions.

Plant sale orders will be available for pickup at Green Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 6th in Cahill Park. Thank you for your orders; all proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale benefit the Richards PTO. We appreciate your continued support. Thank you to Bayside Garden Center for partnering with us.

The last movie night of the year is almost here! Join Ms. Mergener's 5th grade class and the PTO on Friday, April 28th for a special screening of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'. The  concession stand will be stocked with Wonka bars, "Chocolate River" milk and more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m. Remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

We love our teachers every day, but during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1st -5th,  the PTO works extra hard to make sure they all know how much they mean to our kids and our families. Plans for this year's celebration include, breakfast, a catered lunch, gifts, and sweet treats. In addition, teachers are eligible to win prizes during the daily raffle. We're looking for donations for the raffle, click here to learn how you can contribute. 

We're working on a special project involving all the students from all grade levels. Please click on your child's grade level below to see how your child can participate in creating an enormous "Thank you!" to all of our fantastic teachers.

Instructions by Grade Level for Special Teacher Appreciation Week Project: K4, K5 and 1st Grade, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades, 5th Grade.

Richards Lego Club

The Richards L Club meets Wednesdays from 3:20-4:15 pm for the remainder of the school year. Please visit the Richards L Club website for more information

Check the Lego Club website for more information on meeting location and lots of great pictures of Richards Master Builders in action. K5 Lego Club begins Wednesday, May 19th. The registration deadline for K5 is April 17th. Click here to register, you will be redirected to the Richards L Club website. Interested in volunteering to help the kids with their Lego creations? Lego Club needs you!

The yearbook committee is looking for a few volunteers to take pictures of classroom activities and/or field trips. Already have pictures? We'd love those as well! Please contact Allison at if you have high-resolution photos you'd like to share, or if you'd like to volunteer for future events.

Amazon Smile 

Get your shopping done and support your favorite elementary school, all at once. When you make a purchase on Amazon, make sure you're shopping for Richards. For complete instructions, and more information on the Smile program, click here

Last, But Not Least...

This website is a constant work in progress, and is informed primarily by information provided PTO committees, Richards Administration, and Staff. If you think we missed something, found a typo, or an error, first-sorry about that, and second, let the PTO Communications Team know: We welcome (and seriously appreciate) any and all feedback. Speaking of errors or omissions in content, they are entirely the responsibility of the PTO. We're human, we're volunteers, we do our best.