ETR Cougar Tracks

May 5, 2021



Parents and Guardians: On a daily basis, please monitor students for symptoms of COVID-19.

If a child is experiencing 1 in the Group A list or 2 or more in the Group B list, they must stay home.

In addition, please contact us at and contact the school nurse at

Parents: Please send your child/children to school wearing a mask and have an extra mask in their book bag. Thank you so much!

Wear your GREEN and practice SELF-CARE this Thursday, May 6th, in support of Children’s Mental Health Awareness week!


8th Grade Students Only

ETR Drama Department - Permission Slip.pdf

Nothing Bundt Cake Pick up is Friday, May 7th 3:30 - 6:30. It will be a drive thru in the ETR bus lane. If you have any questions, please contact Aubrey Bassett at

Reading Olympics Competition

Reading Olympics Competition will take place May 3, 2021 and May 10, 2021 for ETR

The “Opening Ceremonies” video will be shared with students during the week of April 26, 2021

Good Morning ETR Families,

This year the 8th Grade E..T. Richardson students will be creating a memorial in honor of Memorial Day. The purpose of the project is to commemorate veterans from the Springfield/Morton community. The goal is to create a deeper understanding of civic responsibility and appreciation for others who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. We are collecting names of service members connected to students, families, and staff in the distinct. In order to do so, we ask that you fill out the following form by May 14th to assure time to include them in the memorial. If you have or had more than one veteran in your life please fill out the form more than once.

Students will be completing a lesson to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of Memorial Day. Next, students will create plastic poppies to honor each individual collected in the form survey. Students will then write reflection speeches with the option of entering their work into a speech competition. A winning student from each team will present their speech to an ETR staff veteran as a representation of respect and appreciation.

Please see the attached flyer created by student Makenna Linsky for materials we are seeking if you have any to donate. We ask that each student bring in one empty plastic bottle (it can be any size bottle including 2-liter bottle, 20 oz water bottle, etc).

On behalf of the 8th-grade team, we appreciate your support and look for more information about when the installation will be available for viewing.


Sarah Pizzica, Rich Turturici, Don Bradley

ETR Memorial Day.jpg

Hoops for Heart 2021:

We have been given approval to hold this year’s annual Hoops for Heart Tournament in the ETR gym. This is an optional fund raiser to raise money for the American Heart Association. The 6th grade tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at 3:00 in the ETR gym. This tournament is a 2v2 double elimination tournament. 6th grade students are being asked to find a partner of the same gender in the 6th grade to compete. Once they have a partner, they need to pick up a pledge form from one of their Wellness teachers. A minimum pledge of $5.00 is required for EACH participant. The 7th,8th and staff tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 2nd at 3:00 in the ETR gym. This is also a 2v2 double elimination tournament, however, this is a Co-Ed tournament. $5.00 minimum pledge and form is required as well for each participant. All participant’s pledge money needs to be turned in to a Wellness teacher by Friday, May 21st, for the 6th grade tournament and Thursday, May 27th(due to the four day Memorial Day holiday weekend) for the 7th/8th /staff tournament. That will give the Wellness teachers enough time to organize the tournament. In the past, the event has gone to around 5:00 pm, it really depends on the number of participants. Because of Covid restrictions, no spectators will be allowed at either event. This is a great way to connect for a great cause! Hope to see you on the courts!

Clubs and Activities

Homework Club (Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:50 - 3:50 pm)

If you are new to Home Work Club please sign up prior to your first attendance at the link below

Chess Club (Every Tuesday, 2:55 - 3:55 pm in LMC)

May 11

May 18

May 25

Dance Club (Thursdays 3 - 4 pm)

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

National Junior Honor Society (Room 152)

May 20 (Thurs)

Last meeting - June 3 (Thurs)

PawPrint Online Magazine (Every Tuesday, 3 - 4 pm)

May 11

May 18

May 25

Reading Olympics

May 10 - Students should be in the LMC by 2:45

Student Alliance

May 10th - In Person

May 17th - Virtual

May 24th - In Person

June 7th - In Person

Intramural Sports (See below)

ETR is looking for community members to participate in the ET Richardson 8th Grade Virtual Career Fair!

We had a lot of success with our unexpected 2020 Virtual Career Day due to our committed community volunteers, and we hope to continue and expand on our Virtual Career Day for May 2021!

ETR appreciates our community and we feel it is very important for the students to hear from local community members about their career paths and experiences. This allows our students to see familiar faces, learn about local community members, and have the opportunity to network with local professionals.

If you are interested in joining our efforts to support the ET Richardson Career Day and creating a brief and informative video for our career day library, please complete the interest form below:


Thank you for your consideration and continued support for ETR’s student programs.

Ivy Harris & Maramei Beatty

Recreation flyer 2021 G.pdf

ETR's Student Alliance's Mask Fundraiser

All mask designs center around raising awareness, being an ally, and being kind to others. You can order a mask that is already made, or you can customize your order. You can even bring us your own mask to put on a design for a small fee! All you have to do is complete this Google Form if you are interested. All proceeds will go to the club and creating more masks.

Thanks for

your support!

Chromebook Issues

If you have issues with your Chromebook, please contact Tech Support at

Counselor’s Corner

Welcome Back to the Cougar Track’s

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner Topic of the Week:

Wear your GREEN and practice SELF-CARE this Thursday, May 6th, in support of Children’s Mental Health Awareness week!

Healthy Habits for Self-Care:

It’s important to take care of your mental and physical health every day.

1. Sleep: Develop a healthy sleep schedule. Middle school age students need anywhere from 8 – 12 hours of sleep each night.

Put away all electronic devices for the best rest!

2. Exercise: Exercise is different for everyone. Walking, running, jumping on a trampoline, and stretching are all forms of

valuable exercise. Find what you enjoy and try to make this part of your daily routine and schedule. Exercise helps your body

sleep and reduces stress!

3. Eat Well: Try not to skip meals. Be sure to eat your breakfast to start your day off with energy!

4. Get Fresh Air: Step outside and breathe fresh air. Recess is important! Provide yourself with a break to get fresh air each


5. Practice Mindfulness and Deep Breathing: Practice guided mindfulness or deep breathing for daily self-care:

6. Share Your Feelings: It is ok and normal if you feel stress and it’s important to share feelings. Consider recognizing a stressor

and listing ways in which the event can be positively changed. This can lead to increased positive affect in the face of stress.

Share your feelings with a trusted adult for support. Our door is always open in guidance!

Maramei Beatty

6th Grade School Counselor

E.T. Richardson Middle School

Springfield School District (Delaware County)


Check out the new ETR School Counselor Website for resources and a virtual calming room:

ETR Counselor Names and Emails:

6th Grade: Mrs. Beatty

7th Grade: Mr. Spiropoulos

8th Grade: Mrs. Harris

Social Worker: Mrs. McCans



If you would like to join ETR Home & School's Facebook page, please follow this link and answer the security questions

2020-2021 Home and School Executive Board

Aubrey Bassett, President -

Connie Croce, Vice President -

Kristin Schoffler, Treasurer -

Ali Neville, Secretary -


Just a reminder! We are still collecting boxtops. One child from each grade who collects the most will be rewarded a giftcard. Please send you cut boxtops to the main office.

Bus Flyer.pdf

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 - The service code for volunteers is 1kg6y3

  4. Affidavit if you lived in PA more than 10 years.