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Richmond Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 17, 2020

Reflecting on the past three months, I am proud of the amazing commitment of our teachers and staff and the incredible accomplishments of our students.  Our parents, grandparents, and caregivers have been critical to the success of distance learning, and we are so happy to have them as our partners.  

As you know the Governor plans for us to return to school in the fall. The district will be working over the summer to create our plan using guidance from the state.  In the meantime, a statewide calendar has been released and that will need to be approved by our school committee.  As new information is released, I will post it on our website.

  This summer our students are encouraged to take a little break from school work before accepting the Richmond School Summer Reading, Math and Fitness Challenges. They are posted on our website.  Students who complete one or more of the challenges will be recognized in September at a CARES assembly for showing “responsibility” for their learning!

Lastly, I hope you will join me in welcoming Mrs. Gina Picard as our new Superintendent.  Her first day in Chariho is June 18th. 

Farewell to Mrs. Jeanne Garr and Mrs. LeeAnn Hooper

It is heartbreaking to say good-bye to these two superstars!  They are retiring after over 20 years of working in Chariho.  They are known for their passion for education, commitment to children and never-ending positive collaboration with colleagues and parents.  May their next chapter be filled with never-ending happiness.  We will miss them!!

RES Virtual 5K Awards:

Thanks to so many of you for showing your school spirit and participating!

Password:  Richmond


The 7th Annual Poetry Out Loud Virtual Event was held Monday night and it was a HUGE success. Thank you to those that joined the show live. Here is the Flipgrid code to access it yourself. Click the link to view the poems: .


Moving Up Day Speeches and Car Parade

Many thanks to our PTO and fourth grade families for making this day so special for our students.  We wish our fourth grade students all the best.  They will shine at CMS!! 

Fourth Grade Speeches and Mrs. Martin’s Farewell

Fourth Grade Moving Up Car Parade


RES Courtyard Renovation Project

We are currently working with a former RES student/Eagle Scout and with our the PTO to explore ways to renovate our courtyard to create an outdoor classroom space.  If any RES family has any ideas or ways of supporting this effort, please reach out to PTO President Robin Woodmansee or email  Here are the beginnings of our vision:

Summer Reading, Math and Fitness Challenges

Enjoy all the good things summer has to offer!  Stay well.


Sharon Martin, Principal


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