Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday October 19th Bike Day #RESVT

Hi Everyone,

I hope it's been a great start to the school year!  There is no school on Friday, October 19th for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Mr. G will be having his annual Bike Day.  

This year we will be going to Kingdom Trails in Beautiful Burke VT.  If you have never been to Burke, it's one of the best trail systems in the United States and has terrain for every rider.  Students need to be an independent biker without training wheels. 

Bike Day is $60, checks can be made out to Richmond Elementary School attn Bike Day.  Payment can be sent to into school anytime prior to the event.  

Proceeds from Bike Day go toward our Snow Motion Program, which allows all kids K-4th grade in Richmond to ski for free during the school day at Cochran's Ski Area.

Questions, please email me at

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fall After School Bike Club #RESVT

This fall there will be an after school bike club for RES students on Thursday's from 2:45pm-5:30pm.  Bike Club will last for 5 weeks and will begin on Thursday, September 13th and end on Thursday, October 11th. The focus of the program will be to teach bike safety, beginner bike skills, bike maintenance, positive peer engagement, while promoting the joy of biking .  We will bike locally in Richmond and also travel via bus to area trail systems such as Catamount Family Center and Saxon Hill. The cost of the bike Club is $100

Email Mr. G with questions at


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fall After School Swim Lessons #RESVT

RES After School Swim Lessons

This school year (2018/19) there swim lessons offered at the Swimming Hole in Stowe.  Lessons will last for 6 weeks and occur on Mondays after school.  Students will leave RES via bus at 3:00pm and return to school at 6:15pm. The first session will begin on September 10th and end October 15th. Each child will get a 30 minute swim lesson followed by 60 minutes of free swim.  Lessons will be conducted by Red Cross WSI certified swim instructors and be overseen by a lifeguard.

This session we will have a capacity of 30 students.  There will be a second session in the spring to accommodate anyone who doesn’t get into the fall session. Registration will be determined by the order that you register.   Students will be grouped by their swim level 1/2 , 3/4 and level 5. Here is a breakdown of the different swim levels.  Our first lesson we will do a quick skills assessment and regroup kids if needed.

The cost of the lessons are $150 which covers the lessons and transportation to and from Stowe. I’ll send more info out about payment once the program is full.  Your child will be responsible to change into and out of their own swimsuit independently, and will need to bring a towel.  The Swimming Hole has private shower stalls with curtains plus bathroom stalls in locker rooms that children will use to change in privately.

To sign up for after school swim lessons please fill out the  Registration for After School Swim Lessons.  If you have questions please email Brian Godfrey at