Richboro Middle School

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DECEMBER UPDATE
Updated: December 2, 2016


6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

By Kyli Singh:
 
Today's kids are more social media savvy than ever. A whopping 80% of teens online use some form of social media, and they're sharing more information about themselves on social networks than they have in the past.
 
While growing up online has its benefits, it poses new risks. Between cyberbullying, oversharing and giving into peer pressure, a child's misuse of a social network can turn into a serious problem.

For many parents, navigating their child's social media presence is not only worrisome, but also challenging. But with the right approach, parents can set positive examples for their kids and teach them how to use social media responsibly and respectfully.

Here are six tips from parenting experts to help you keep your kids safe on social media.
    1. Educate yourself about social media.
    2. Establish a limit.
    3. Talk to your kids about the dangers and consequences of social media.
    4. Keep the computer in a common area of the home.
    5.  Set guidelines or rules.
    6. Check your child’s privacy settings regularly.

HOLIDAY GIFTS

The RMS community is extremely generous. Generosity overflows at RMS, especially during the Holiday Season.On behalf of the staff, we would like to request that you make a donation or help a friend instead of purchasing a gift for a teacher. We know it is important to honor the wishes of a student. Please let your child know that a handmade card is a wonderful treasure for their teacher. Encourage your children to share their good will by helping someone less fortunate.

A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL ROCK EDUACTION FOUNDATION

CR Education Foundation Teacher/Staff Recognition Program:

The CREF Teacher/Staff Recognition Program provides a unique and meaningful way to thank and recognize a teacher or staff member this holiday season. With a tax-deductible gift to the Education Foundation, you can designate the teacher(s)/staff member(s) you wish to recognize and a beautiful, student designed cared will be sent to each staff member acknowledging your gift and appreciation for their efforts. To learn more about this program, download a form or donate online, visit the Foundation website at www.creducationfoundation.org.


VACATION PLANS

If you are planning a spring vacation, please consider the upcoming PSSA and Keystone testing dates before you finalize your plans. The PSSA testing window (including make-up times) are from April 3 – May 12, 2017. Keystone testing dates are from May 15 – May 26, 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU

Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Purvis and student members of the RMS Community Cares Committee. These students conducted a fundraising venture which raised over $300.00. The monies collected were donated to the Family Service Association to help provide some gifts for teens in need.


RMS CHOIR

Please join the RMS Choir on Friday, December 9th at the Newtown Athletic Club. RMS student singers have been invited by the Have a Heart Foundation to participate in a tree lighting ceremony.  The event is free to the public and will take place from 6:30-8:30 pm.  RMS students will be singing at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there. Please be sure to attend the RMS winter concert as well. The concert will be held December 13th at 7:00 pm.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • December 5: Team Leaders
  • December 7: Grades Due
  • December 8: Interim Reports available; Act 45 Simulations
  • December 13: PTO Meeting (6:00PM); AM Winter Concert for RMS Students; Winter Concert (7:00PM)
  • December 19 - 23: Student Council Door Decorating
  • December 26 - January 2: School Closed
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