Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

This year I am celebrating my thirtieth year in education. 

You know, kids today are not different than the kids I taught when I first started.  The gadgets they play with have changed, not the children.  Kids are kids are kids.

They will ask for an ice pack when they don’t really need it.  They will always ask if they can go to the office for more ice once the first bag of ice melts.

When your stomach growls, they will tell you. 

When they run to tell you that they just kicked the ball over the fence or on the roof, they will always smile when they announce it.

Hand them a straw and they’ll blow bubbles in the milk carton.  Hand out name tags with the sticky backs and somebody will immediately put the name tag over his mouth.

When they like your outfit, they tell you.  When they don’t like your outfit, they tell you.  When you wear the same outfit in one week, they tell you.

When you walk down the hall in the morning, someone will slip her hand into yours.

Would I trade this life of giggles and stories and honesty and runny noses and chairs that are too small to sit in?  Not in a million years.  And though there are days when I’d rather not deal with throw-up and reminding students to walk in the halls, I know that someday when I’m retired I will look back on all this and itch to wash a lunchroom table, or pump up a ball, and hear a good knock-knock joke.

School Pictures

Picture Day is tomorrow, September 13th, 2019.  If your child is absent tomorrow you haven’t missed the opportunity for school pictures.  Picture retake/Make-Up day is Tuesday, October 22nd.

Early Release

All students in Nebo School District will be dismissed early on Monday.  The dismissal bell at Riverview will ring at 12:00 p.m.  Teachers will be attending district wide training.

Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 17th is Constitution Day.  We encourage students to wear clothing that is red, white, and blue. 

Learner Animal Characters

This month we are going to focus on the ‘Be Determined’ learner power.   Spike Spider is the animal who helps us learn what being determined feels like.  Meet Spike Spider.  Spike is a spunky spider who has stickability.  He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top. Spike woke up one sunny day determined  to climb the water spout.  He began his climb, spinning sticky webs back and forth as he carefully climbed the spout.  But then the weather changed from sunny to rainy.  Down came the rain and went all down the water spout.  Spike found it hard to hang on and he slipped.  Down and down he fell further and further.  Then with a plonk he fell to the ground soaking wet and exhausted.  Did he sulk?  Did he slink away?  Nope!  He never lets setbacks get in his way.  Spike waited.  The sun came out a few hours later and he began his climb back up the water spout.   He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top.  Be like Spike Spider.  Keep trying.  Keep climbing until you make it to the top and finally get to say “Hooray, I Get This Now.”  

School Community Council (SCC)

I would like to announce the parent board for our school community council:

  • Laura Olsen
  • Michelle Marziale
  • Shannon Bennett
  • Jen Dahl
  • Melissa Oldham

Perks Program

Riverview has joined with Macey’s to help schools give back to our community.  Last year Riverview received a check for over $700 from Macey’s.    In order to join the program from Macey’s, please follow these easy steps.

  1. Log into your Macey's Perks account athttp://maceys.com/perks
  2. Select the "Nonprofits" tab
  3. Press the "select" button next to the school or charity you would like to link to your account.

Once your account is linked, you can view which school your account is linked to by logging into your Macey's Perks account at http://maceys.com/perks and selecting the "Nonprofits" tab or while shopping, ask a team member at the Macey’s customer service booth.

PTA

Box Tops Competition; September 23rd – 27th.  Please send your unexpired, clipped along the dotted lines, box tops turned into your child’s teacher.  You can download a “box tops bonus app” onto your phone and earn extra box tops for our school. 

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 13th – School Pictures
  • Sept 16th – School dismissed at noon. District training for all teachers.
  • Sept 17th – Constitution Day; School Community Council Mtg. @ 3:15 p.m.
  • Sept 18th – 4th grade Native American Presentation
  • Sept 23rd – 27th – PTA Box Tops for Education Competition
  • Sept 24th – Earthquake Drill
  • Sept 25th – Bus Evacuation Drill (bus students only)

Have a great week,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Moment

Some things we have to relearn at the start of each school year… how to turn a jump rope, how to cut straight with a paper cutter, how to unjam the copier, and how to say, “Walk!” really loud.  We also have to relearn how to get students to form straight lines, how to tug on the screen so it goes up on the first try,  how to tell if a child is feeling sick, and how to tell teacher jokes.   It’s good to be back.  A life amongst students is a rich life!

Learner Animal Characters

Have you ever felt stuck or frustrated when you are learning?  The Learning Pit and learner powers are about giving students courage when they feel stuck.  When we are stuck, we are actually doing our best learning.  

Using the learner powers helps students feel courageous when they get stuck.  Once students can identify which learning phase they are in, they can more easily select a learner power which will help them pass to the next phase in learning and begin their learning journey out of the pit and finally reach the point of breakthrough to "Hooray, I get this now!"

Last Friday, we introduced students to the learning pit and the learner powers and some new animals characters to help students recognize and adopt the habits of the learner powers.

This month we are going to focus on the ‘Be-Determined’ learner power.  Meet Spike Spider.  Spike is a spunky spider who has stickability.  He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top. Spike woke up one sunny day determined  to climb the water spout.  He began his climb, spinning sticky webs back and forth as he carefully climbed the spout.  But then the weather changed from sunny to rainy.  Down came the rain and went all down the water spout.  Spike found it hard to hang on and he slipped.  Down and down he fell further and further.  Then with a plonk he fell to the ground soaking wet and exhausted.  Did he sulk?  Did he slink away?  Nope!  He never lets setbacks get in his way.  Spike waited.  The sun came out a few hours later and he began his climb back up the water spout.   He doesn’t give up and keeps trying until he reaches the top.  Be like Spike Spider.  Keep trying.  Keep climbing until you make it to the top and finally get to say “Hooray, I Get This Now.”  

When you are Determined like Spike Spider, you…

  • Learn hard
  • Practice a lot
  • Keep going in the face of difficulty
  • Try new strategies
  • Ask for help
  • Start again
  • Take a brain break

Perks Program

Riverview has joined with Macey’s to help schools give back to our community.  Last year Riverview received a check for over $700 from Macey’s.    In order to join the program from Macey’s, please follow these easy steps.

  1. Log into your Macey's Perks account athttp://maceys.com/perks
  2. Select the "Nonprofits" tab
  3. Press the "select" button next to the school or charity you would like to link to your account.

Once your account is linked, you can view which school your account is linked to by logging into your Macey's Perks account at http://maceys.com/perks and selecting the "Nonprofits" tab or while shopping, ask a team member at the Macey’s customer service booth.

School Pictures

Picture Day is: Friday, September 13th, 2019.  You may order picture packets before picture day at mylifetouch.com

  1. Visit mylifetouch.com 
  2. Enter the picture day ID: 0Q020933MU
  3. Order your perfect package - and don't worry about returning anything on picture day!

Safety in the Parking Lots

Just a reminder to be aware of the new signage…there is a ‘no right turn’ sign as you leave the west drop off zone.  We encourage parents to park across the school at the sports park and we will safely get your children to you.

Thank you for being aware of students and each other in order to create a safe school for our community.

After-School Clubs

Registration for the after school clubs will be made available on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00 a.m.; www.riverview.edu under parents tab and click on the sign-up genius.  All information including schedules, club descriptions, registration forms and waivers will be available on the website.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 13th – School Pictures
  • Sept 16th – School dismissed at noon. District training for all teachers.
  • September 24th – Earthquake Drill

Have a great week,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

 

 

Riverview After-school Clubs

RIVERVIEW AFTERSCHOOL FALL 2019

            Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Fall   2019 program.  Registration will be online Thursday, September 5, at 8 a.m.  www.riverview.edu under parents tab and click on SIGN UP GENIUS.  All information including schedules, club descriptions, registration forms and waivers will be on the website. 

            Fees for Afterschool will be $20 per club.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like.  Afterschool will provide healthy snacks, physical activities, and 1.5 hour of club instruction.  If you have questions please email at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu.

EVERY STUDENT PARTICIPATING MUST FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM AND WAIVER

PAYMENTS WILL BE TAKEN IN THE OFFICE; CASH OR CHECK ONLY

FALL SESSION BEGINS MON SEPT. 9TH AND GOES THROUGH FRI. OCT. 25TH

NO CLUBS WILL BE HELD ON SEPT.16TH OR OCT 17 &18TH

MONDAY CLUBS WILL BE 2:15-3:45     TUE, THUR, & FRI CLUBS WILL BE 3:00-4:30

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

Lego Builders

K-4

Lego Robotics

3rd-6th

No clubs

Computer Club

3rd-6th

Minecraft

 3rd-6th

Super Star Sports

2nd-6th

Arts and Crafts

K-4th

No clubs

Cooking Jr.

K-4th

Fun Friday’s

K-4th

 

Lego Builders- An interactive club creating fun items from Lego Blocks or Virtual Lego programs.

Super Star Sports-A club focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship while playing physical activities.

Lego Robotics- A hands on club working with real robots, programming, and coding

Arts and Crafts-A club involving drawing, painting, and making crafts.

Computer Club-An educational club learning about the computer, coding, and wed design.

Cooking Jr-A club that teaches the basics of cooking, meal planning, healthy lifestyles, and creates fun snacks.

Minecraft- An educational computer club teaching problem solving and teamwork while playing an interactive game of Minecraft.

Fun Fridays- A club with a new fun activity each week: Science, Water fun, Games, Music

Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day is:

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Order before picture day at mylifetouch.com

1. Visit mylifetouch.com 

2. Enter the picture day ID: 0Q020933MU

3. Order your perfect package - and don't worry about returning anything on picture day!

 

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