Richmond Street School

TUESDAY Dec/12:  Glad to be Plaid Day! (wear plaid, or stripes, or polka dots, etc.)   WEDNESDAY Dec/13: Green Day- Wear Green and Waste-Free Wednesday    THURSDAY Dec/14:  Wear a Fun Winter/Holiday Sweater Day    FRIDAY Dec/15:  Pajama Day!

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Pajama Drive

Hello RSS Families,
Our fifth annual pajama drive at Richmond Street
School turned out great! Thanks to your support
and generosity, we were able to collect 242
pair of pajamas in all sizes from infant to
teenager. For each donation Scholastic will
donate a book to children in need (one for
every pair of pajamas collected), and together,
we will make the nights a little happier for many
needy children in the Los Angeles area. Once
again thank you so much for your kindness and
Thank you!
Lindsay Sharp and the TK class

Spirit Sticks

Spirit Sticks will be sold at recess Wednesday, December 6, Thursday, December 7 Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12.

Winter Spectacular Concert: Dec. 8, 2017

The Richmond Street Winter Spectacular is next Friday, December 8th at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center located at El Segundo High School.

The performance times are as follows:
3rd Grade 9:20-9:40am
4th Grade 9:40-10:00am
5th Grade 10:00-10:20am
TK/K 10:20-10:40am
1st Grade 10:40-11:00am
2nd Grade 11:00-11:20am
RSS Choir 11:20-11:40am

​This year​, as in previous years, the ESHS administration has requested that we only use the entrance to the theatre from the front of the school to avoid congregating in the North Quad. This is to not disturb the ESHS students while they are in classes, as well as the RSS performers lining up for their performance. Please remember that there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre whatsoever, coffee cups will be asked to be disposed of prior to entering.

Again, students will be entering through the North Quad by the football field and exiting through the South Quad. The North Quad entrance will not be open for parents to use. Please enter and exit through the front of the school.

If you have any questions about the students attire for the concert, or would like to practice the songs with your children you may visit: or e-mail our music teacher Mrs. Breene at

Walk to School (and home) Wednesday, December 6

Dear Richmond Families,

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! Please be advised that there will be a WALK TO SCHOOL (and home) WEDNESDAY, December 6th!

There will be filming at Richmond Street School on Wednesday, December 6th. Richmond Street will be CLOSED between Mariposa and Palm.

If a car is required for drop off, please head EAST on Palm to drop off your children. Children can enter the campus at the Mariposa gate or through the front of the school via corner of Palm and Richmond. Mariposa will NOT be available for the dropoff valet.

TK/Kinder Parents ONLY:

DROP OFF: If you are parking your car, please plan to park on blocks near the school or walk to school. Please enter through the MARIPOSA gate and walk your children to Paradise Park (small play area near bike racks). Teachers will escort students to their classrooms from there.

PICK UP: Teachers will be walking your students to the Mariposa Gate at their dismissal times.

Literacy O' Lantern Contest!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all that participated in our first Literacy O' Lantern Contest! We are all so very impressed by the fabulously, creative submissions!
At our staff meeting on Monday, all the teachers filled out a ballot. They each voted on their favorite three student lanterns and 1 staff member pick. This proved to be very difficult with 50 awesome entries!

Congrats to:
Zoe Haberman, Mrs. O'Brien's class - The Day the Crayons Came Home
Kaitlyn Strom, Mrs. Plotkin's class - Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
Mrs. Gilbert, 2nd Grade - BFG

The winning students were Parade Marshals leading our school Halloween parade, and Mrs. Gilbert will have a recess duty covered for a day!

I’m grateful for so many participants that took part in such a wonderful, worthwhile experience together with their families. The whole contest most definitely inspired others and got our whole school community talking about books!

For more pictures, please visit Photo Albums on Richmond Street School’s Website:


Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill

Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill Thursday, 10/19 at 10:19 AM.
Please don’t plan on checking your child out for a doctor/dentist appointment between 10:00 and 11:30 that day. It is best to check out BEFORE or AFTER the drill. The whole State of California will be preparing for the “Big one” at this time.  We will be practicing evacuating the building and running real life scenarios for the Search and Rescue Team.

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