ETR Cougar Tracks


September 19, 2018

Meet and Greet on Friday

Come say hello to the Springfield School District Administrative Team and Springfield Board of School Directors at the SSD Meet and Greet on Friday night, September 21st at 5:30 PM in the SHS courtyard before the football game. While you are there, pick up your SSD wristband while supplies last. We look forward to seeing you there!

Back to School Night - Date Change

Due to a scheduling conflict, ETR is changing the date of our Back to School Night from Tuesday, September 18 to Monday, September 24 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Student schedules will be sent home on Friday, September 21st. Please bring the schedule with you to school. If you forget, we will have extra copies available in the main lobby. We will start promptly at 7:00 PM in advisory/homeroom.

Prior to Back to School Night, we will be holding a 7th Grade parent information meeting about our three-day and two-night trip to Camp Canadensis at 6:15 PM in the ETR auditorium. We will review important deadlines, our need for parent chaperones, the itinerary, cabin assignments, meals, and the cost of the trip. The information will also be posted on the ETR website.

Fall Picture Day is Monday, September 24!

Students should have brought the picture envelope and information home on September 19. Below you can find a copy of the information for picture day. Picture money can be paid online at and our access code is 18777 in the Login box. Checks should be made payable to Barksdale School Portraits. Cash is also accepted. Payment is due on picture day!

Picture Day Information.pdf

Homework Club

Homework Club will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018. It is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be held in Room 140 with Ms. DiGregorio on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Room 17 with Ms. Dunn on Mondays. Homework club will run right after school till 3:45. Transportation will not be provided so please make sure you child has a way of getting home. Permission Slips are needed to attend Homework Club. Please click on the link below to sign up for the Homework Club.

Brunner Bash Leaders

We are now taking applications for 7th and 8th grade students interested in serving as Brunner Bash Leaders. The format is changing for the year. We will plan several events throughout the school year, which will culminate with a dance at ETR. The activities will be a combination of volunteer, fund raising, and collections. Less emphasis will be place on raising money with a goal of $10,000. Money raised will go to the Mr. Brunner Scholarship, the SSD Turkey Fund, and organizations/hospitals supporting children and families dealing with pediatric cancer. If you are interested in participating as a leader, please complete the information in the following link:

Brunner Bash Spirit Night Fundraisers

  1. Wednesday, September 26 - Chick-fil-A from 5:00-8:00 PM
  2. Wednesday, October 24 - Springfield Panera 4:00-8:00 PM
  3. Wednesday, November 14 - Springfield Chipotle 4:00-8:00PM
  4. December 20-27 - 5 Below on Baltimore Pike, Springfield
  5. Wednesday, January 30 - Springfield Panera 4:00-8:00 PM
  6. Wednesday, February 20 - Freddy's 4:00-8:00 PM
  7. Wednesday, March 20 - Chick-fil-A 5:00-8:00 PM
  8. Wednesday, April 10 - Bertucci's 4:00-8:00 PM
  9. Wednesday, May 22 - Chick-fil-A 5:00-8:00 PM

See BB Fundraiser Flyers Below:

BB-Chick-fil-A 9-26.pdf
BB-Panera 10-24.pdf
BB-Chipotle 11-14.pdf
BB-Five Below 12-20 through 12-27.pdf
BB-Panera 1-30-19.pdf
BB-Chick-fil-A 3-20-19.pdf
BB-Chick-fil-A 5-22-19.pdf

Magazine Cookie Dough Fundraiser

To boost sales, we are extending the Limo Luncheon Event to the second collection day which is Tuesday, September 25. If a student has a total of 12 orders by the second collection, they will qualify for the Limo Luncheon and all the other prizes.

Magazine Cookie Drive Fundraiser Price List.pdf

Paw Print and Cougar Collective

The first meeting for both Paw Print and Cougar Collective will be on Tuesday, September 25th after school in the LMC until 3:30 PM. This is for both returning members and new members. If you are interested in investigative reporting, writing fiction and non-fiction, poetry, or art in all forms, please join us on Tuesday!

6th Grade Halloween Fun Night Volunteers

Home and School is looking for 6th Grade Parents to volunteer to help out for the Halloween Fun Night which is scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 7:00-9:30 PM. The Sign-Up Genius for this event is ready for this year's HFN Event. An email to the 6th Grade parents will go home today to give you the link for the Sign-Up for HFN. Please try to help us out for this fun event for our 6th grade students.

NJHS Application Packet 2018-2019.pdf

NJHS Application Packet

If you are in 7th or 8th Grade and are interested in joining the National Junior Honor Society, applications are available in the main office or you can print the application from the Cougar Tracks.

In order to apply you must have an 85% overall average from last school year, be involved in extracurricular activities, receive two faculty recommendations, and write a brief essay. Applications are due Thursday, October 11th. If you are a current member, you do not have to reapply. Any questions can be directed to Ms. McLaughlin in room 137.

Magazine Drive Fundraiser Flyer.pdf

Magazine/Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Begins Wednesday, September 12

First Turn-In Day is Tuesday, September 18

Second/Last Turn-In Day is Tuesday, September 25

See the flyer for all the details.

See the information regarding the Physical Education Classes.

Physical Education Information Page 2.pdf
Physical Education Information Page 1.pdf

Homeroom Representative Requirements

Homeroom Representative Council Page 1.pdf

Homeroom Representative Council Application Form

Homeroom Representative Council Page 2.pdf

8th Grade Requirements for Executive Board

Requirements for 8th Grade Executive Board Page 1.pdf

8th Grade Executive Board Application Form

Requirements for 8th Grade Executive Board Page 2.pdf
Reading Olympics Initial permission slip 2018.docx

Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics is looking for members if you are interested in joining get the permission slip signed and return it to the main office or see Ms. Polsky in Room 102 if you have any questions.

Box Tops for Education Contest.pdf

7th and 8th Grade Interscholastic Sports

All PIAA physical forms will be needed to be handed into your coach or the main office before Monday, September 10 to participate in the Fall Sport Season. Athletes will not be able to participate in any interscholastic sport without their PIAA physical form, including the tryouts or practices.

Dr. Sing and Dr. Davis, our school doctors are located on Saxer Avenue and will complete the PIAA physical for $20 cash fee, if you haven't been able to get the PIAA completed by your own family doctor. Below is the PIAA Physical Form:

PIAA Physical Form.pdf

Intramural Sports

Students in Grade 6 may participate in intramural sports held in the fall and winter seasons. Touch Football and Indoor Soccer are offered during the fall season. These sports will be held in October and November. A meeting about each sport will take place before the season begins. Listen to the announcements for the first meeting date. Parental permission slips will be handed out at the meeting.


The LMC is open to students every morning at 7:00 AM before school. Monday through Friday it is open to students until 3:00 PM. See Mrs. Heller in the LMC if you have any questions.

ETR Fall Spirit Wear Sale

Spirit Wear Fall Sale .pdf


Dear Parents and Guardians,

ETR is offering the PSAT 8/9 to our 8th grade students on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The cost of the PSAT 8/9 is $11.00.

If you are interested in having your 8th grade student take the PSAT 8/9 register at:

Registration and payment to E.T. Richardson Middle School are due no later than September 20th. Payment may be made with a check payable to E.T. Richardson Middle School with "PSAT" written in the memo section. Send the payment to the ETR main office using an envelope with the child's name and "PSAT" written on the front.

Additional information about the PSAT 8/9 can be found at:

If you have any additional questions, please contact Mr. Spiropoulos at (610) 938-6335.


Mr. Spiropoulos

Important Reminder

Please see below our Food Guidelines for the classroom:

ETR Food in Classroom Guidelines.pdf

Food in Classroom Guidelines

To protect our students with multiple food allergies, there is a list of allowable snacks allowed to bring into the classroom. Please see the document to the left to view all of the information.

Important Message

from the Nurse

All medication given by the school nurse must have a doctor's order to give it. This includes short-term antibiotics, inhalers and cold medication. Your doctor may fax an order to the nurse at 610-938-6399. This is a state law that we must uphold.

Thank you!

Terri L. Missar, MSN, RN, CSN

7th Grade Dental Exams are due now!

6th Grade students should hand in a private physical exam to the nurse ASAP!

GIANT - School Rewards


Information about Security Clearances for Volunteers

If you handed in your Security Clearances last year to any of our schools in the Springfield School District, we would have this information in our system and it is good for five years. There is no need for you to give us another copy.

If you have any questions about this information that is needed you can click below to go directly to our SSD Website: > Parents > Security Clearances

Three clearances are needed to be a chaperone or volunteer:

  1. Child Abuse Clearance
  2. Criminal Background Clearance
  3. FBI Clearance for Fingerprinting