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Richmond Weekly Update

8.19.19 Dear Richmond Families,

We Welcome New Faculty and Staff to Richmond Elementary School!!

Grade K: (Teacher to be appointed at the school committee meeting on Tuesday.)

Grade 1: Skye Hart, Kirstyn Zaborski

Grade 2: (unfilled-internally posted this week, possible second round interviews later this week)

Grade 3: Natalie Baggesen, Thomas Rock

Art: Kassidy Guastini

Math Specialist (.6): Lauren Swiderski

Speech Language Pathologist: Jillian Perez

Behavior Management Assistant: Dana Palmiscano

ELL Teacher: Joseph Lopes

Custodian:  Heidi Greene

TA McCue:  (Teacher assistant to be appointed at the school committee meeting on Tuesday.)

3Hr Kindergarten TA:   (unfilled-posted on School Spring)

Kindergarten Placement Letters

To accommodate the interview process, the letters were a bit delayed.  They will be mailed out Tuesday, August 20th. I know how eager our newest Richmond STARS are to learn who their teacher is going to be!!  Thank you for your patience.

Looking for Volunteers!

We currently have an opening in grade 2.  The position is posted internally.  IF it remains open, as part of the interview process, we will be inviting candidates to teach a lesson so the interview committee can view it.  Since it is summer, we need to round up some willing entering Grade 2 students to make up a “class”.  We are looking for students to come to Charlestown School this week on Thursday, August 22nd  from 11:45 am  to 1:15 pm to participate in three 20 minute lessons.  Parents can drop their child off at the main entrance and pick them up at the main entrance (after signing them out).  Please email Sharon Martin if your child is willing to participate.

School Improvement Team Seeking Members

See our 2019-20 School Improvement plan and let us know if you are able to join our team!

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Chariho is looking for teacher assistants and substitute teachers..

We are in the process of hiring a part-time teacher assistant to assist in a Kindergarten Classroom. If you or someone you know is interested, please visit the list of openings in Chariho on our Human Resources page. There are currently multiple teacher assist positions open in our district and we are always in need of substitutes for both certified teachers and teacher assistants.

Chariho Job Openings:

To learn more about how to become a teacher assistant or substitute teacher in RI, click these links.

RI Substitute Teachers and School Nurse Teachers 

A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university

Substitutes for School Nurse Teachers must hold a license as a Registered Nurse license in the State of RI.

RIDE no longer issues Substitute Teacher Permits,

Becoming a Teacher Assistant in RI:

Teacher Assistant Training Program in South County:

Parent/Guardian Communication

I will send Richmond Elementary School updates via our new website and no longer as as a "S'More" newsletter.  Over the next couple of months, please let me know your feedback about this new format. You are always welcome to contact me via email ( or contact me at school (539-2441).

Parking Lot

The parking lot is almost done!   Please call ahead before coming to school in the event that the main office is not accessible. As we get closer to the start of school, I will update you on the changes to the flow of traffic and arrival procedures.

I hope you and your family are relaxed and enjoying this beautiful summer.  Don't forget to encourage your child to take the summer challenges!  


Sharon H. Martin


Richmond Elementary School

Chariho Regional School District


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