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Riverview Elementary Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:43
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Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, some Riverview students have been writing what they are thankful for.  There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what the response will be. 

“I’m thankful for being a beautiful dancer!  

“I’m thankful for my dad.”

“I am thankful for yummy cookies.”

“I’m thankful that I can climb trees.”

“I’m thankful for my family and house.”

“I’m thankful that I can do a back flip.”

During this most unusual school year, I have come up with an unconventional gratitude list.

  1. Laughter- It cures heavy hearts and tired minds and sick bodies.  It is contagious and happiness-inducing.  I recommend it.  Lots of it.
  2. Smells- I am acutely aware of smells this year and grateful that I can detect the scent of musty lost and found clothes, lunch being prepared in the cafeteria, hand sanitizer and the smell of children after playing hard outside.  
  3. Lunchroom – Even more than the free meals for all students, the lunchroom is about school culture.  Ask kids what their favorite part of the day is, lunch always ranks high on the list because there is a sense of community from talking over a sit-down meal.   
  4. 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.

I want to wish all Happy Thanksgiving!  There will be no school Nov. 25th – 27th. 

Theme for Food/Clothing Drive; One Can, Two Can, Who Can, You Can! – November 9th – December 11th

Riverview student council is pleased to announce the 12th annual Food and Clothing Drive.  The donated food and clothing will be given to families in our school and the Nebo Pantry.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The district has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of boys and girl’s underwear, socks, gloves, hats and coats in all children sizes. 

Each can of food donated is worth 1 point.  Clothing is worth 5 points. The class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party.

Sub for Santa Christmas Assistance

For over 35 years, United Way of Utah County's Sub for Santa has coordinated with local schools and nonprofits to provide gifts for children in Utah County. These gifts include books, educational toys, and winter clothes. This is a temporary Christmas assistance program that assists families that are not getting help from anyone else. Sub for Santa goes beyond Christmas.

To apply for Christmas Assistance, please visit subforsanta.org.  If you have questions, please call 801-356-6200.

 Upcoming Events

  • 9th – Dec. 11th – Food/Clothing Drive
  • 25th – 27th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 4th of Dec – 5th & 6th grade virtual middle school registration presentation
  • Dec. 9th – 5th & 6th grade middle school registration forms due
  • Dec. 14th – 18th – Christmas Spirit Week
    • 14th – Candy Cane Day – Wear Red and White
    • 15th – Holiday Cheer from Head to Toe – Wear holiday hats, scarves and socks
    • 16th – Winter is Coming – Wear sweaters and vests
    • 17th – Fleece Navidad – Wear your favorite flannel or fleece
    • 18th – Comfy and Cozy are We – Wear PJ’s or cozy clothes

 

Thanksgiving Break - November 25th - 27th

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:04
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I would like to wish all of our Riverview families a very happy Thanksgiving Weekend! Thanksgiving is a time for family and I hope that you and your family have an extra enjoyable holiday!  

History Came Alive in Fifth Grade

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:01
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Fifth grade students took on the life of historical figures, quite literally, this morning.  As part of the Wax Museum project, students chose a historical figure, conducted research,  and wrote a biographical report about their chosen person. Today, students came dressed up as wax depictions of their figures.  They spoke and acted as if they were the historical person.  

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 16:24
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Principal Moment

Allow me to share a quote from one of our Riverview learners who recently returned from remote to at-school learning: “Mrs. Killian, I missed the loud lunchroom.”  This comment brought tears to my eyes and I wanted to hug her.

I want to thank our children.  These little heroes have had their whole worlds literally turned upside down and I think many don’t know why.  All these rules they’ve never known.  Not being able to see family or give hugs.  Vacations, sports and activities, play dates and school events canceled.  Our children’s minds must be racing.  Every day their resilient little bodies get up and carry on despite all that’s going on.  Here’s to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.

Cold Weather

All children will be expected to go outside for recess except in extreme weather conditions.  If the temperature falls below 20, students will remain indoors. 

Please send your student to school with appropriate clothing.  Also, we ask that you label your student’s name on the inside of all coats and jackets. 

Theme for Food/Clothing Drive; One Can, Two Can, Who Can, You Can! – November 9th – December 11th

Riverview student council is pleased to announce the 12th annual Food and Clothing Drive.  The donated food and clothing will be given to families in our school and the Nebo Pantry.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The district has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of boys and girl’s underwear, socks, gloves, hats and coats in all children sizes. 

Each can of food donated is worth 1 point.  Clothing is worth 5 points. The class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party.

Free Breakfast/Lunches will run through the end of the school year!    

Breakfast and lunch continue to be available for free to all students enrolled in Nebo School District, including remote learners.

If your student is a remote, preschool or Kindergarten learner and you want to participate, please click on the following link School Breakfast & Lunch Order for Riverview Elementary or call Riverview at 801-798-4050 each morning before 9 a.m. to place your order. Meals will be available for pick up in the front office from 10:40 – 11:00 AM.

Sub for Santa Christmas Assistance

For over 35 years, United Way of Utah County's Sub for Santa has coordinated with local schools and nonprofits to provide gifts for children in Utah County. These gifts include books, educational toys, and winter clothes. This is a temporary Christmas assistance program that assists families that are not getting help from anyone else. Sub for Santa goes beyond Christmas.

To apply for Christmas Assistance, please visit subforsanta.org.  If you have questions, please call 801-356-6200.

Support Staff Day – November 18th

Inside Riverview Elementary there’s a group of people we just couldn’t do without. 

We’re celebrating some special employees this week.  Every day, support staff keep Riverview organized and bring expertise and enthusiasm to the office, classrooms, kitchen and library.  It’s Support Staff Appreciation Week, so let’s thank these caring professionals for helping Riverview students succeed. 

I encourage you to have your children write a thank you or share a story about our stellar support staff who put a smile on all our faces. 

We love our Riverview Support Staff!

Riverview Spirit Clothing

Click on link to purchase Riverview Signature clothing.

November Calendar

  • 9th – Dec. 11th – Food/Clothing Drive
  • 17th – SCC Meeting at 3:15
  • 18th – Educational Support Staff Day
  • 20th – Fire Drill
  • 25th – 27th – Thanksgiving Break

Support Staff Day – November 18th

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 16:21
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Inside Riverview Elementary there’s a group of people we just couldn’t do without. 

We’re celebrating some special employees this week.  Every day, support staff keep Riverview organized and bring expertise and enthusiasm to the office, classrooms, kitchen and library.  It’s Support Staff Appreciation Week, so let’s thank these caring professionals for helping Riverview students succeed. 

I encourage you to have your children write a thank you or share a story about our stellar support staff who put a smile on all our faces. 

We love our Riverview Support Staff!

 

National School Psychology Week 2020

Submitted by Sherilyn.woodhouse on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 15:59
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By Lana Hiskey

Nebo celebrates all our school psychologists, and all they do for Nebo students.

During the week of November 9-13, 2020, schools throughout the United States will celebrate National School Psychology Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.

This year’s theme is “The Power of Possibility.” The word “possibility” implies hope, growth, resilience and renewal. Possibility suggests that even something as small as a seed can grow into something magnificent. The word “power” implies that things can and will happen. When we focus on what is possible, we have hope that students will grow, thrive and bloom.

Thank you Nebo psychologists for all you do for our students.

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo

 

Sub For Santa Christmas Assistance

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:11
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For over 35 years, United Way of Utah County's Sub for Santa has coordinated with local schools and nonprofits to provide gifts for children in Utah County. These gifts include books, educational toys, and winter clothes. This is a temporary Christmas assistance program that assists families that are not getting help from anyone else. Sub for Santa goes beyond Christmas.

To apply for Christmas assistance please visit subforsanta.org.  If you have questions call 801-356-6200. 

 

Riverview Elementary Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:07
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Principal Moment

November is a great month.  Chilly mornings give way to beautiful afternoons and holiday celebrations turn our minds towards gratitude and love.

This year has impressed on me how much we have to be grateful for at Riverview.  Each classroom is full of students working hard and committed to learning.  Our teachers have put in countless hours to create rich learning environments for all our students.  The support staff has cheerfully stepped into new roles this year as we all work together to meet the varied and unique needs of our school this year.  The office staff and custodial teams work tirelessly to make our school a safe and inviting place to be.  Our instructional coaches and teachers are teaming closely to identify students’ specific needs and carry out interventions.  And now, more than ever, supportive parents and an engaged PTA have been critical to the success of our students.

Buoyed up by these herculean combined efforts, our students are learning.  We have every reason to be optimistic about this school year. 

Cold Weather

All children will be expected to go outside for recess except in extreme weather conditions.  If the temperature falls below 20, students will remain indoors. 

Please send your student to school with appropriate clothing.  Also, we ask that you label your student’s name on the inside of all coats and jackets. 

WHY JOIN THE PTA?

We need you!!  Becoming a member of the PTA shows that you want to help support the programs and events that help enhance students’ experiences at Riverview.  It doesn’t obligate you to attend the PTA meeting or volunteer.  While we would love for everyone to attend, we understand families are busy during the school year and have other important commitments.   Membership is $7.00.  We only have thirty-seven (37) families who have joined the PTA this year.  

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?

  • Provided each student with a water bottle
  • Reflection contest
  • Red/Green Ribbon Week
  • White Ribbon Week
  • Spirit Days
  • Book Fairs
  • Classroom Help
  • Yearbook
  • SEP dinners for the teachers
  • Popcorn Friday (paused for this year)

Click on the following link to become a member: RIVERVIEW PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Theme for Food/Clothing Drive; One Can, Two Can, Who Can, You Can! – November 9th – December 11th

Riverview student council is pleased to announce the 12th annual Food and Clothing Drive.  The donated food and clothing will be given to families in our school and the Nebo Pantry.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The district has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of boys and girl’s underwear, socks, gloves, hats and coats in all children sizes. 

Each can of food donated is worth 1 point.  Clothing is worth 5 points. The class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party.

Veteran’s Day – November 11th

Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in our military.  This day can sometimes go unnoticed because it is between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving.

 On behalf of Riverview, I would like to thank all Veterans today and every day for your service to our country.

Interested in purchasing Riverview Spirit Day Clothing?

Click on link to purchase Riverview Signature clothing.

November Calendar

  • 9th – Dec. 11th – Food/Clothing Drive
  • 9th – Reflection Contest winners announced
  • 11th – Veteran’s Day Virtual Assembly
  • 12th – Makeup day for school pictures
  • 17th – SCC Meeting at 3:15
  • 18th – Educational Support Staff Day
  • 20th – Fire Drill
  • 25th – 27th – Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Wilhelm Professional BMX Rider Talks to Riverview Students

Submitted by Sherilyn.woodhouse on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 18:42

https://www.mattwilhelm.com/shows/riverview/

We are excited to announce our end of term citizenship activity; we chose Matt Wilhelm's professional BMX Rider virtual assembly.  We made the right choice; he is an amazing entertainer and understands Riverview students.  We hope you take the time to watch this video with your family.  We know that the learning pit, growth mindset, and speaking kind words make a difference in how we grow. We want to give Matt Wilhelm a special thank you for making this video for Riverview Students. 

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween, and remember to be someone's BATMAN!

 Mattwilhelm.com

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