Christmas fun!

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moody

Ms. Gartner's, Ms. Linford's, Ms. Moody's, Ms. Marx's, Ms. Chambers', and Ms. McLeod's classes enjoyed making ornaments for Zions Bank.  They sang and enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer at the bank's lighting ceremony.

Mrs. McAvoy's First Grade Class

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McAvoy

In our class, we have been working on "How-to" writing. We had 6th-grade buddies come to help us publish our final drafts. We used a program called Adobe Spark which created an online book. The students added pictures to their book and recorded himself or herself reading their book.

 

   

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  some Riverview kiddos wrote what they are thankful for.  There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what their response will be.  Kids don’t have to try very hard to be funny-they just are.

“I’m thankful for guys!…like Spiderman guys, like Superheroes!  

“My bey blades!”

“I’m thankful for my family and Thanksgiving and even you, teacher!.”

“I’m thankful for X-Box and everyone who brings food.”

After spending time with Riverview students, I have come up with an unconventional gratitude list.

  1. Smiles-I am thankful that I can visually see the happiness that happens every day.  Smiles change moods.  I am grateful to see the beauty of a child’s smile.
  2. Teeth-Dentist appointments, orthodontist appointments, lost teeth, loose teeth…all are regular occurrences at school. I am grateful for my choppers.  
  3. Mandarin Orange Chicken with Brown Rice-The lunch room is full of happy diners on Mandarin Orange Chicken with Brown Rice day.
  4. Hugs-A life without hugs would be a lonely life to me.
  5. Laughter-It cures heavy hearts and tired minds and sick bodies. It is contagious and happiness-inducing.  I recommend it.  Lots of it.
  6. You-I am grateful for this community. Riverview is a great place to learn and grow and seek inspiration and motivation and acceptance and love.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Tuesday, Dec. 18th.  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,700 students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.

PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!

Dress for the Weather

Cool weather is upon us.  Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess.  In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Riverview Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

Riverview Instagram https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

Upcoming Events

  • November 29th – 5th grade Discovery Gateway 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • November 30th – Make Your Mark Assembly at 9:00 am.; 2nd grade Field trip to Christmas Around the World
  • December 7th – 5th grade field trip to Olympic Park
  • December 10th – 5th grade keyboarding begins
  • December 11th – Utah State Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Sydnee Dickson is visiting Riverview Elementary!  This is a super big deal and we consider it a huge honor!  She is coming to learn  about the Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers!; 6th grade orchestra concert for parents from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • December 17th- 21st – Christmas Kickoff Week
    • Monday, 17th – Scarf Day-bundle up in your favorite winter scarf, jewelry or decoration
    • Tuesday, 18th – Sock Day-wear your warmest, most fun socks
    • Wednesday, 19th – Sweater/Shirt Day-deck the halls in your favorite Christmas sweater/shirt
    • Thursday, 20th – Christmas Color Block Day-wear your favorite Christmas colors! Red, green, blue, gold, white, silver!
    • Friday, 21st – Festive Friday – Bring out your tacky sweaters!  Go all out! Wear antlers, hats, ornament, etc!
  • December 19th – 2nd grade Christmas Program; 1:30 for school, 2:15 for parents
  • December 21st – School Dismissed at noon for Christmas break; lunch will be served at 10:10; buses will run routes.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

 

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

Mrs. Hollister's Fifth Grade

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m.hollister

The fifth grade just finished our annual performance of the Wax Museum!  We have been writing biographies, memorizing parts, learning songs,and preparing costumes so we look like the person we chose to be from American history.  It was a lot of fun, and a big thank you to all of the fifth grade parents for helping us get ready, and for coming to the program.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

Yesterday I visited with an old friend who once taught first grade in the classroom right next to mine.  Our students shared a mudroom and we shared lesson plans.  We reminisced about how much has changed.

We talked about our first teaching job and our first interview.  Here’s what I probably said then and what I’d say now if in the same interview:

Question 1: If I walked into your classroom, what would I see?

Answer at first interview: You would see children working collaboratively in peace and harmony, praising each other, and sharing their supplies happily with one another.  You would see children thinking critically, helping their classmates, and encouraging one another.

Answer today: You’d see Brian hiding the soccer ball between his feet, Peter connecting markers together to make one really long marker, and me sneaking candy from my candy stash.

Question 2: What are your strengths?

Answer at first interview: I’m energetic and enthusiastic and extremely hardworking.

Answer today: I can pull off a Band-Aid so it won’t hurt.

Question 3: How would you meet the individual differences of your students?

Answer at first interview:  I believe in giving students a variety of choices.  For example, when the children are practicing their spelling, the more visual child could draw pictures of her spelling words with different colored pens.  The more kinesthetic child could write his words in sand or shaving cream.

Answer today: I believe in giving students a variety of choices.  For example, you can do your spelling now or you can do it at lunch.

Question 4: What is a teacher’s most important tool?

Answer at first interview: Love.

Answer today: Candy.

Question 5: Why should we hire you?

Answer at first interview: I like kids.

Answer today: I like kids.

You know what they say…the more things change, the more they stay the same!

Dress for the Weather

Cool weather is upon us.  Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess.  In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name. 

Riverview Cold Weather Procedures

Riverview checks http://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=np each morning.  Please adhere to the following so that we are all on the same page.

1)     

If students arrive before 8:10, students are to sit on the concrete benches in the front foyer unless they are in morning homework help club.  Students in homework club have to have a registration form completed by parent.  The club is free to all but the form needs to be signed.

2)     

Homework club is from 8:00-8:40.

3)     

At 8:10, release students from the front foyer benches…those who are eating breakfast may go to the lunch room, everyone else goes outside if the temp is 20 or above. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, unhealthy air inversions). We check air quality daily.  

4)     

If a child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please have parents send a note.  If it is a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.

5)     

When the temperature is below 20 degrees, students should be inside with the following options:

1.      

In morning,

a.   

Kinder-2nd grades go to the Little Theater with one of the morning playground duty teachers supervising the little ones.

b.   

3rd- 6th grades go to the gym with one of the morning playground duty teacher supervising the big ones.

2.      

During lunch students will go directly to their classrooms.

6)     

Library…students may go in and exchange a book and then are to go outside. 

7)     

In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) the District’s Blackboard Communication system will be used to notify parents. 

 

Communication Options

Riverview School website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Riverview Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

Riverview Instagram https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

Upcoming Events

  • October 31st – Halloween Parade at 9:30 AM with the parade going through the halls.
  • November 1st – 50th day of school
  • November 2nd – 9th – Swim reward days
  • November 6th – Election day
  • November 9th – Veterans Assembly at 1:45 pm; 5th grade field trip
  • November 12th – 2nd grade Take a Veteran to School day
  • November 14th – National Support Staff Day
  • November 15th – 5th grade Wax Museum; 8:45-10:30 a.m. for school, 6:30-8:00 p.m. for parents
  • November 19th – 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
  • November 20th – Fire Drill at 2:00; SCC at 3:15 pm.
  • November 21st – 23rd- Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • November 29th – 5th grade Discovery Gateway 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • November 30th – Make Your Mark Assembly at 9:00 am.; 2nd grade Field trip to Christmas Around the World

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

Ms. Gartner's Third Grade Class

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m.gartner

Third graders have been working extra hard this year on their multiplication facts. We practice every day with fun games that they always look forward to. Our songs to help us remember each times tables always stay in our heads as we recite them every day before practice. Students are extra motivated to learn their multiplication facts so that they can pass off their timed tests by the end of the year. It's been a great year so far! 

 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

There are some things that happen at school that are guaranteed to bring any lesson to a grinding halt and there is nothing that even the most highly effective teacher can do to refocus students. 

Spiders

When a student screams, “Spider!” Do not try to teach. Go directly to cup.  Watch children jump out of seats and run to spider.  Watch children jump backward when they see spider.  Hear them scream loudly. Turn cup upside down.  Capture spider.  Put spider outside.  Tell children to sit down. Tell children to sit down again.  Then tell children to sit down and stay down.  Listen to spider stories for twenty minutes.

Bees

When a bee flies in through the window, listen to children scream, “Bee!” over and over.  Watch bee fly around room.  Watch children fly around room also.  Watch boy start to swat bee.  Scream, “Stop that!”  Now, watch bee fly around room faster.  Do not get cup.  Bees do not like cups.  Pick up folder.  Try to shoo bee out of window with folder.  Listen to children laugh at you as you try to shoo bee out the window.  When bee is finally outside, listen to bee sting stories for twenty minutes.

Lightning

When you see lightning, children will begin to chatter.  Do not say, “Quiet.”  It does not work.  All children talk when they see lightning.  You will soon hear thunder.  Do not try to squeeze math problems in between lightning and thunder crashes.  It does not work.

Snow

When the first snow falls, listen to children scream, “Look!  Snow!”  Children will ask to go outside.  Say no.  Children will repeat question.  Repeat answer.  Warning: Do not walk near your coat or door at this time.  If you do, children will think you are going outside and start jumping up and down and wagging their tails.

Halloween

If Halloween falls on a school day, stop teaching immediately.  Find a costume.  Do not come dressed as a teacher.  Children will ask what you are dressed as.  When you say, “A teacher and we are going to learn so many things today!” students will laugh and say, “Good costume!”  Watch children jump out of seats and run and jump and hear them scream loudly and wag their tails.  Do not say, “Quiet.”  It does not work.  All children talk on Halloween.  Do not try to squeeze math problems or reading in on Halloween.  It does not work either.  Happy Halloween!!

Halloween

We will have the Halloween Parade inside tomorrow.  We will go to the gym at 9:00, sing “pumpkin carols” together and then at 9:30, teachers and students will exit the gym in the following order:

  • Office Staff
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st grades
  • 2nd grades
  • 3rd grades
  • 4th grades
  • 5th grades
  • 6th grades

We will parade around the halls once and then on the second trip around, classes will drop from the parade when the class nears the classroom.  PLEASE NOTE:  We are a school of nearly 1000 students/faculty and we fill the gym to capacity.  We discourage parents from joining us in the gym; instead find a great spot to lean against the walls and take pictures as the ghouls parade by.

Afternoon Kindergarten will begin their parade at 12:30 p.m. They will parade around the Kindergarten Playground.

Riverview Good Citizen Activity

The good citizen reward for the first term is a field trip to Springville Rec Center.  This activity is for all students at Riverview who exhibit good character, responsibility, respectfulness, follow school rules, and give back to the Riverview culture by helping create a harmonious school environment.  Teachers will be sending home field trip permission forms.

On the day your child swims, please send him/her to school in a swimsuit underneath the clothing along with a towel and underwear in a separate bag labeled with his/her name.  Students will be given time to change into dry clothing before boarding the bus and returning to school.

The dates and times are as follows:

Friday, Nov. 2nd – 3rd grade

  • depart from school @ 9:30
  • swim from 10-noon
  • return to school @ 12:30

Monday, Nov. 5th – 4th grade

  • depart from school @ 9:30
  • swim from 10-noon
  • return to school @ 12:30

Tuesday, Nov. 6th – 1st grade,

  • depart from school @ 9:00
  • swim from 9:30-11:00
  • Return to school @ 11:30

Wednesday, Nov. 7th – 5th grade

  • depart from school @ 9:30
  • swim from 10-noon
  • return to school @ 12:30

Thursday, Nov. 8th – 2nd grade

  • depart from school @ 9:00
  • swim from 9:30-11:00
  • Return to school @ 11:30

Friday, Nov. 9th – 6th grade

  • depart from school @ 9:30
  • swim from 10-noon
  • return to school @ 12:30

Dress for the Weather

Cool weather is upon us.  Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess.  In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Riverview Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

Riverview Instagram https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

Upcoming Events

  • October 31st – Halloween Parade at 9:30 AM with the parade going through the halls.
  • November 1st – 50th day of school
  • November 2nd – 9th – Swim reward days
  • November 6th – Election day
  • November 9th – Veterans Assembly at 1:45 pm; 5th grade field trip
  • November 12th – 2nd grade Take a Veteran to School day
  • November 14th – National Support Staff Day
  • November 15th – 5th grade Wax Museum; 8:45-10:30 a.m. for school, 6:30-8:00 p.m. for parents
  • November 19th – 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
  • November 20th – Fire Drill at 2:00; SCC at 3:15 pm.
  • November 21st – 23rd- Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • November 29th – 5th grade Discovery Gateway 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • November 30th – Make Your Mark Assembly at 9:00 am.; 2nd grade Field trip to Christmas Around the World

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

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