Richardson Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Richardson Elementary has once again been chosen as a 2015 Minnesota Celebration School!
Richardson is one of 22 schools in the state of Minnesota to be designated with this honor and we were chosen based on our efforts to improve student achievement.
This honor is a reflection of a school community working together to help all of our students grow and learn:  staff, students, and families.  We are so proud of our school!!!
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NAAPID 2016 is February 8th

National African American Parent Involvement Day 2016!

NAAPID is the day we celebrate the importance of the role of parents in each child’s education.  On this day, we invite ALL parents and adult family members to visit Richardson Elementary School.  According to NAAPID founder, Joe Dulin, “Education is the key to success and parents are educators’ greatest allies.”  Please consider joining your Richardson Penguin for lunch on this special day.

Our 2016 NAAPID activities include:


Make a family tree with your child or special penguin

2:45pm Kindegarten Concert in the cafe  

1st Grade

You are invited to read to a group of students or the class.

2nd Grade

12:05 - 12:45 Word Work games with your child & farewell

3rd Grade

Play a math game with your child after lunch.

4th grade

Come see your child’s state projects in the media center after lunch.

5th grade

11:45-12:15 Student Poetry Slam!

12:15-12:35 Parent info / mingle in 132

12:35-12:55 Lunch with your child & farewell

 Richardson Students collected over 2,000 toys for the North St. Paul Toy Shelf.
 Order your 2015-2016 YEARBOOK TODAY!
Yearbook ID Code: 1708216 

U.S. Secretary of Education, Minnesota Governor, Lieutenant Governor
& State Education Commissioner visit Richardson Elementary

Joined by legislative representatives and school board members 

On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commission Brenda Cassellius visited Richardson. They observed the students in Lisa Speakman's morning preK class.

Following the classroom visit there was a press conference at which both Secretary Duncan and Governor Dayton stressed the importance of investing in early learning. 

“The North St. Paul Maplewood Oakdale Schools have been champions in providing quality early learning opportunities for students’” said Jenna Peters, Richardson Principal, “and it is an affirmation of our good work to be chosen as a site visit for U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan and Governor Dayton.”

Click here to see photos and links to the media coverage of the event.


Free Nutrition Services App available 

A free school menu app is now available for ISD 622. Go to to access the app or download it free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.  Choose your school and then either the breakfast or lunch menu. See the daily menu as well as nutrition information, pictures and descriptions of each item offered. Connect to PayPams or apply for Free & Reduced Meal benefits. The app offers a Spanish language translator too.  Learn more on the Nutrition Services web site at
Richardson has been named as a Minnesota Celebration School!  Over 140 schools were nominated and of those, 22 were selected as Celebration Schools in Minnesota.  Schools are recognized for 'Celebration’ status based on student growth, student proficiency, and the work towards closing race based achievement gaps. Being named as a Celebration School is an honor and reaffirms the work we do with students each and every day at Richardson.  Thank you for partnering with us to make Richardson a great place for learning for all students!
 The Power of Positive Connections
For the past couple of years, Business Professionals of America students from North High School have been spending time once a week volunteering in Richardson Elementary School classrooms. The high school students have served as positive role models and mentors for Richardson kids.


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Welcome to Richardson Elementary School.   We appreciate you taking the time to visit our school website.  Richardson is a school rich in history and tradition. It is also a school moving forward to prepare its students for the future. Our staff, parents, and community volunteers work together to meet our goal of high achievement in a safe, learning environment.  

Communication and collaboration with families is important to us and to the learning process.  You can expect regular communication from us regarding learning and behavior expectations and school events.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have a question or concern. 

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education. Together, we make Richardson a great place to be. We are Richardson!
About Our School
Our role at Richardson Elementary School is to develop citizens who can effectively and constructively function in an ever-changing democratic society.

Richardson Elementary is nestled in a residential area of North St. Paul, Minnesota and houses approximately 500 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Our staff works hard to instill pride, responsibility and a love of learning in each of our students. We teach our students to function independently and responsibly in the community.

We will:

  • Provide a challenging and enriched curriculum allowing for individual differences, and to maximize each student's potential.
  • Encourage a positive self-concept and respect for others.
  • Guide students toward skills necessary to think, reason, evaluate and function independently and responsibly.
  • Instill a desire for learning and discovering now, and in the future.
  • Continue to develop professionally and grow towards excellence.

Richardson Elementary School Rules

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Use appropriate voice level and courteous language.
  • Follow directions from all adults.
  • Be accurate and truthful in words and actions.
  • Behave and move in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Be prepared and participate in your learning.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Always try your best.
  • Have fun and be safe.


  • Positive Attitude: I will feel good about myself and others.
  • Self Control: I will manage my body and my language and encourage others to do the same.
  • Respect: I will treat myself, others and property with respect.
  • Responsibility: I will demonstrate responsibility through positive behavior.
  • Cooperation: I will cooperate with others for the success of everyone.
  • Personal Best/Success: I will strive for my personal best/success at all times.
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