Daily Announcements- March 23, 2022

Daily Announcements - March 23, 2022

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Menu: Spaghetti

Thursday: Taco Salad


Congratulations to the FFA Agronomy team for receiving a bronze award at the state competition in Minot on Monday.  Wade G received a silver award, while Emma H, Keagan N, and Adam S all earned a bronze award.


High School Students:  Remember how much you loved Fun Night as an elementary kid?  Will you please help us give that experience to the current elementary students?  There are 25 student slots left to fill, so if you haven’t signed up yet, please put your name down for one or two shifts.  Talk to a teacher or Sarah today to sign up.  Thank you to those who have already volunteered!  We can’t pull this off without your help so thank you so much for pitching in!


Celebrating Denise Plecity – Thursday, March 24th. Please wear PURPLE in honor of Denise, who worked for Richland School District for 25 years as a paraprofessional and a cook. She sadly lost her battle with cancer; students and staff are encouraged to wear purple on Thursday in honor of Denise’s favorite color.


The fitness center will be closed from 3:45pm-4:45pm on Wednesdays for the next several weeks.  It is reserved for track practice during this time.


PTO Fun Night is back!  This Friday, March 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the high school.  5:00 pm community dinner and face painting.  6:00 – 8:00 pm games and concessions.  Enjoy your favorite games and some you’ve never seen before!  Dinner meal is your choice of a locally raised smoked chicken sandwich or slice of cheese pizza, along with mixed greens salad, chips, homemade bar and lemonade.  Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us for a night of fun!


We are excited about the return of the PTO-sponsored Fun Night this Friday in Colfax. PTO believes that every child deserves a fun night. As such, PTO is looking for individuals or families who are willing to sponsor a child for whom the cost might inhibit their attendance.  Your donation will go to providing dinner and game tickets to families who may otherwise have to skip this night of school and community fun.

If interested in donating…

If you are interested in donating, you can donate online or write a check to Richland #44 PTO (turn in to either office). The deadline for donations is this Wednesday at 4pm so we can determine the amount we can distribute to each sponsored student. The PTO is a 501c3 nonprofit and can provide their nonprofit information to donors for tax purposes.

If in need of a sponsorship…

If a sponsorship would allow your child(ren) to attend, please email me by Wednesday at 4pm. The names of children receiving sponsorships are confidential and will be limited only to necessary school personnel. The names are not shared with PTO.


Job Openings

We are currently looking for an activity driver to softball practice for our Kindred Coop players.  Pay would be a $12 trip payment + $9.00/hour from departure to return (roughly $40 per practice day and $20 per game day).  Schedule will vary, but primarily school day afternoons (3-6 on practice days, game days may very on time), with some mornings also.  Car will be provided.  If interested, please call the office at 701-372-3713 – Starts ASAP.


We are looking for a sub for our after-school program (ASP) from the end of April to the end of May. Times are 3-6pm on school days. Please contact Principal Schmitz at the elementary school for more information.


Route Bus Driver – Routes run each morning and afternoon on school days. Class B license with school bus and passenger endorsements are needed. Call the district office at 701-372-3713 for more details. Apply online:


Substitutes for Kitchen Staff Needed!! – We are currently looking for Cook subs!  If interested, please contact either school office for more details.  Pay is $12/hour.


Substitute Teachers – $120/day plus School Lunch. ND substitute teaching licenses require: 48 hours of college coursework (degree not required), Background check, and Online application. If interested, contact either of our offices. Elementary – 701-553-8321 High School – 701-372-3713.


Route Subs – $70/day or $35/route. Activity driving $14/hour. Requirements; Class B License with school bus endorsement; background check and finger printing; physical completed every 2 years; random drug/alcohol testing. Apply here


Upcoming Meetings:

School Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 13th @ 5:30 pm

PTO Meeting – Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm via Zoom: Meeting ID: 511 463 1558 Passcode: 44COLTS44



5th/6th Grade BBB: Upcoming Games: Monday, March 28th vs FCT, 4:30 pm in the HS Old Gym


5th/6th Grade VB: Upcoming Game:  Thursday, March 24th @ Oak Grove, 4:45 pm. **6th Grade


Spring Trap League: First practice is Tuesday, March 29th location to be determined.  Watch Remind for updates (remind code: @clay44)



PTO: 3 Fun Night prize boards on sale now! Just over two weeks until winners are announced at Fun Night on March 25th (need not be present to win)! Check out the prizes here!

  • Summer Fun Board: Paddle Board (inflatable) & Solo Stove; donated by Galchutt Seed & SI Contracting-Paul & Emilie Ihland; $10/square
  • TV Quilt Board: Donated and made by Karen Krump; $3/square
  • Power Pack Board: Battery charging station donated by Red River Communications; $3/square

All proceeds will go to Richland #44 PTO; Contact/text Jen Erdahl to purchase your square; 701-899-1957!


North Dakota Honor Society: Students in grades 10-12 who are eligible to apply to ND Honor Society have received letters inviting them to apply.  If interested in applying, see Mrs. Heyen for applications and teacher recommendation forms.  Applications and forms are due March 30.  Turn in completed applications to Mrs. Heyen.



  • The annual Richland 44 FFA banquet is April 1st at 6:30. Please RSVP to boehm@k12.nd.usor contact me if you have questions.
  • The FFA spring plant sale is just around the corner. Please email Mr. Boehm if you need an order form.


Dollars For Scholars:

  • Richland Dollars for Scholars Bunko is back!!  Bunko will be held on April 2, 2022, at the Abercrombie community center starting at 6:00 pm.  Must be 21 and register to attend.  Please contact Tammy Miller at 701-741-4355 or email to richland44dfs@gmail.comto register, you can pay by venmo or check, $15 per person, please remember this is a fundraiser for scholarships and if you sign up, you are agreeing to pay.


  • Dollars for Scholars is holding a Bowties and Tiaras Dance on May 1, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium!!  Boys and Girls ages 4 to 12 can attend.  Boys bring a mom, grandma or other special lady in your life and girls bring your dads, grandpa or that special guy!   Watch for sign ups to come out soon!  There will be a snack, games, and of course dancing to enjoy for the afternoon!!


Next Yearbook meeting:  during Flex on March 23.


Seniors:  Please turn in Senior pictures to Kendra.  Pictures for Yearbook, Graduation, Daily News, and Wall Composite are needed.  Baby picture for senior video and any fun/candid pictures for the video can also be turned in.  Jump drive of digital photos would be preferred, but pictures can be emailed as well  Pictures for video should be turned in by April 22.



Cod For God Fish Fry – Saturday, April 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Colfax Community Center. Cod Filet, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Beverage & Dessert. Cost: Adults – $15, Children 6-12 $5 and Kids 5 and under FREE.

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