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This Friday is Fun Lunch!

Friday, December 7th is Fun Lunch! Fun Lunch is being catered by CPK. Each participating student will receive a pizza, mac n cheese, or a salad in addition to carrots, apple sauce, a Rice Krispie Treat or Oreos, and bottled water.

Please note that CPK is continuing to generously offer a free meal to Richards students when they dine-in with their family. Students who participate in the Fun Lunch program will receive a free kids meal when their family is dining. A raffle ticket will be given to each dining student for a chance to win an embroidered chef coat. Raffle tickets will be randomly selected and chef coats will be presented at Fun Lunch. Students that wear their chef coat to CPK will be allowed to make their own pizza. Please note: Only students dining with THEIR families will be discounted and an adult entrée must be purchased for every kids meal. This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts (including the CPK Rewards Program), and is not valid to groups or sports teams.

Order Forms for Next Semester Due on December 17th

Second Semester Fun Lunch will be catered by California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). The cost for each Fun Lunch is $5.50 and includes a choice of an individual cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese; or a salad with grilled chicken, ranch dressing and goldfish crackers. All lunches include a bottle of water, carrots, applesauce, and dessert (Oreo cookies or Rice Krispie treat). CPK lunches are peanut free.

To place an order for Fun Lunch, please fill out the order form and return it with payment in the attached envelope to your child’s teacher by Monday, December 17th. If you child is not participating in Fun Lunch, please fill out the top section of the order form, check the “Not Participating” line, and return the form to your child’s teacher.

Proceeds from this year’s Fun Lunch go directly to the Richards PTO.

Thank you for your support!

Moria Leonhardt and Amy Mulcahy Fun Lunch Co-Chairs
Questions? Please contact Moria or Amy.


Festival of Lights: Richards’ Winter Concert

Our Festival of Lights program is a multidisciplinary collaboration incorporating music, physical education, art, and cultural research revolving around a specific winter tradition for each grade level.  Every student takes part in their grade level's preparation. All of their learning and hard work culminates in two all-school performances before winter break.

This year's Festival of Lights is on Friday, December 21st, 2018.  Our shows will take place at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Great Hall doors open one hour prior to each performance. All students are involved in both performances with the exception of the junior kindergarteners; they participate in their respective AM or PM performance only.

Students are asked to come dressed on the day of the performance in the following attire:

  • Kindergarteners (Christmas theme) should dress up; no specific color is requested.

  • First graders (Hanukkah theme) should try to wear blue and/or white.

  • Second graders (El dia de Los Santos Reyes/ Three Kings Day theme) should try to wear royal colors like gold, blue, purple, yellow, or orange.

  • Third graders (Diwali theme) should wear bright colors; lots of patterns are encouraged!

  • Fourth graders (Kwanzaa theme) should try to wear black, green, and/or red.

  • Fifth graders (Festival of Lights Medley theme) should dress to impress for their final Festival of Lights; there is no specific color requested this year!


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Last, But Not Least...

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