August 2017

WEEK TWO - AUGUST 28TH - SEPTEMBER 1ST

Tomorrow, August 29th is the first day of Kindergarten!! Robert Fulgum has taught us that all we really need to know, we learned in Kindergarten. “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them…it is best to hold hands and stick together.”

Kindergarten kids are literal. I haven’t taught Kindergarten but I can speak Kindergartenese. I can count by two’s…2, 2, 2, 2, 2. I know what a “reptangle” is. I know that every spring Kindergartner kiddos “dive” Easter Eggs. Welcome to school Kindergartners! You will love it here!

PERKS PROGRAM

Riverview has joined with Macey’s and Fresh Market to help schools give back to our community. Macey’s and Fresh Market are supporting local schools through the School Cents program. In order to join the program from Macey’s, please follow these easy steps.

1. Log into your Macey's Perks account at http://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 ask a team member at our customer service booth.

You can do join the Fresh Market school cents program by follow these easy steps.

1. Log into your PLUS account at http://freshmarketstores.com/plus

2. Select the "Nonprofits" tab

3. Press the "select" button next to the school or charity you would like to link to your account.

NEBO BOYS/GIRLS AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB

Riverview Elementary is excited to announce our fall registration for Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Club. The registration will begin Wed. August 30th at 8:00 a.m. All families will be receiving an email at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning with all information including club schedules, registration forms, and waivers. The club fee is $12

STUDENTS MAY SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE CLUB. The students will receive a T-shirt (one per year), healthy snacks, physical exercise, a prevention healthy lifestyle lesson, and 1 hour of club instruction each week.

The Boys/Girls Club has an early morning homework club that is available each day from 8:00-8:30. It is available for students who need to arrive early and students who would like extra educational and homework help. Kelsey Mortensen will be the morning club instructor. The club will be in room #32. This club is free, we will need a registration form fill out for it.

For information on classes and times available, refer to the 4-H link on the school website. http://riverview.nebo.edu/content/nebo-boysgirls-after-school-club-0

BUSING

In order to ride a school bus, you must reside 1.5 miles or further from the school. The following link will allow you to explore the bus route finder http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX

COMMUNICATION

We know that one communication channel doesn’t always meet all parent needs. When we think about our parent audience, individuals range from “tell me only what I need to know” to “tell me everything”. There are a number of communication channels to keep you connected.

Weekly School email

This will be sent to your email each week. Make sure your email is updated in AspireSIS.

Riverview School website.

Mrs. Mathis, Mrs. Jensen and Mrs. Killian update the website regularly. Keep informed about Riverview Elementary events through the school website http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Parent Communication Page

We also have a parent communication page where you can find all weekly messages and the Riverview Elementary Vision for Learning https://sites.google.com/nebo.edu/riverviewelementary/home

Facebook & Instagram

Most days Mrs. Killian and/or Mrs. Nielson share learning both our teachers and students are involved in. It is a great way to become connected to real time happenings within the school.

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

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

PTA

Stay current on PTA by visiting the Riverview PTA blogspot at http://riverviewramspta.blogspot.com/ and the PTA facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sfriverviewpta

 

Have a great week.

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

Upcoming Events

  • August 29th - First day of Kindergarten
  • September 1st - PBIS/Mindset Assembly; 9:00 am
  • September 4th - No School
  • September 6th - First day of Preschool
  • September 7th – Sixth grade orchestra recruiting assembly; 9:15 a.m.
  • September 13th – 5th grade keyboarding ends
  • September 14th – 4th grade keyboarding starts
  • September 18th – 22nd – PTA Box Tops Competition
  • September 18th – School dismissed at noon
  • September 19th – School pictures; School Community Council mtg. @ 3:30
  • September 21st – vision screening
  • September 29th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.

WEEK ONE - AUGUST 22ND - 25TH

Welcome Back!

A warm welcome to the start of the 2017 School year. We do hope you have had a fun and restful summer. A special welcome to our new families. It is great to see our new learners making friends and already settling into their new school.

 
Students holding hands in school hall

Let's hold hands this year! It's always a great to hear the school bell ring in the morning and watch children walking through the halls on their way to their classrooms. It is an absolute pleasure. The classrooms are humming and learners have returned ready to learn. We are off to a great start to the school year.

Welcome to our new staff

Riverview faculty has a few new members this year. We have begun in some professional development together and are really looking forward to the year ahead.

We warmly welcome: Sarah Ward, Bethany Prestwich, Misty Jones, Karen Grant, Chelsea Ferrin, Kirstie Marx, Hannah Curtis, Jackie Jarvis, Jordan Raddatz, Jeanette Taylor, Joanna Jenkins, Roxanne Shumway, Natalie Kramer, Trevor Nelson, Alisa Merrill, McKenzie Sandberg, Michelle Marziale, Tricia Ballard, Braxton Gross, and Mason Miller.

 

Donations

We thank you for your donation. Donations help pay for field trips, assemblies, school wide activities, special grade level events, and more. The suggested one time amount is $25 per student for the entire year. All other extracurricular fee amounts available on RevTrak will be updated throughout the year as the clubs/groups begin. Donations may be paid at http://riverview.nebo.edu/registration.

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Club 2017

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Club (formerly 4-H). Fall classes will be released shortly. Clubs will run mid-September thru December.

Beginning in mid-September, Morning club/homework help-Receive no cost homework help from a certified teacher every morning from 8:00-8:30 am. Students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. will not be permitted into homework club as the teacher will be dismissing students to get ready for their school day.

 

Upcoming Events

  • August 23rd- 5th grade keyboarding starts
  • August 25th-Flag Ceremony; 9:00 am
  • August 29th - First day of Kindergarten
  • September 1st - PBIS/Mindset Assembly; 9:00 am
  • September 4th - No School
  • September 6th - First day of Preschool

Welcome Back!

Dear Riverview Families,

During my nineteen years of teaching first grade, I welcomed over 478 students into my classroom. On Tuesday, August 22nd at 8:45 AM, we will welcome more than 900 students to Riverview.

My name is Angie Killian. I am the principal. I have worked in education for 28 years; nineteen as a first grade teacher, two as a school facilitator, and seven years as a principal.

My first summer task...create class lists. My last summer task...recreate class lists. I haven't had a teacher send his/her list back asking, "May I have another list, please? I don't like this one." We are happy. That means it is going to be a good year.

I like the first day of school. I like the newness of it all. The name tags aren't worn. The pencils aren't gnawed nubs. The butcher paper isn't faded. The dry erase markers haven't gone dry. The playground balls all bounce. Faces are clean. Hair is combed.

I know that at 10:00 we will hear, "When's lunch?" At 11:30 we will hear, "When do we go home?"

I can't wait!!! It is going to be a fantastic year.

We are holding an Open House on Monday, August 21st from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Come meet your teacher, rub your palm across the top of your clean desk, show your friends your new haircut and feel the excitement of beginning a new school year. The PTA will be here. They will be selling t-shirts, sign-up sheets will be available. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved at Riverview Elementary: Popcorn Friday's, red/green ribbon week, SEP dinners, teacher appreciation week, book-fairs, room parents, and more! Please get involved!

School begins Tuesday, August 22nd at 8:45 am.

Registration for the school year is on-line this year. Please come to the office if you have need of a computer or assistance to complete the registration process. Your student will only be enrolled into classes after the school verifies the completion of the registration process.

Enjoy the last few days of summer and see you soon!

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

Now Seeking Interest!

Are you interested in chairing or co-chairing a PTA committee?  The PTA is seeking a committee chair for the following positions: Fundraiser Chairperson, Reflections Contest Chairperson, and Red/Green Ribbon Safety Week Chairperson.   Please take a look, talk to friends who may want to volunteer with you, and let us know where you might like to contribute your talents and time.  Questions? Email: riverviewpta@gmail.com.  

 

 

Open House for 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome Back!  We hope you all had a fine vacation and are looking forward with enthusiasm to the new school year. 

A new school year presents opportunities for various beginnings...new classes, new faces, and new teachers.

We cordially invite you to attend Riverview Elementary's Open House on Monday, August 21st from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Come rub your hand across your clean desk, show off your back-to-school haircut, and meet your teacher and classmates. 

School begins for 1st-6th grades on Tuesday, August 22nd.  Kindergarten students will begin on Tuesday, August 29th.  Preschool will begin on Wednesday, September 6th. 2017