April 2013

"Reading First"

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Mr. Cox from Wells Fargo came to Miss Nelson's second grade class last Wednesday to read to and deliver books to their class.  The program is called "Reading First" which is a partnership between Wells Fargo, Desert Arc, and Scholastic, Inc. 

Not only did the students receive new books, they were able to hear some of the selections from  a student's dad.  They all had a great time, and were laughing at what was read.  Reading opens the doors to thought and imagination.  What a wonderful thing to have businesses who recognize the need for literacy in our lives.

Thank you Mr. Cox!

Crystal Apple Award

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Horace Mann presents the Crystal Apple Award to a teacher each year.  The recipient is chosen by the faculty and peers.  This year's award goes to Amy Jensen!  Mrs. Jensen teaches first grade and loves it!  Her team member Michele LemMon gave tribute to her Wednesday afternoon.  She said that Mrs. Jensen is the most willing, helpful, excited teacher she thinks she has ever met, and that she absolutely loves first grade!  We are very lucky at Riverview to have Mrs. Jensen here.  Congratulations Mrs. Jensen!

D.A.R.E. Graduation

Attributions: 
Lisa Muirbrook
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5th graders at Riverview graduated from their D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program this past week!  This 16-week course taught the students skills to keep them safe from drugs, violence, unhealthy peer pressure, and gang activity. Some of the students shared their essays, and some were our "Super Students".

Congratulations D.A.R.E. graduates!