October 2018

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Attributions: 

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

 

Parent Night

Attributions: 
m.jones

Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District 

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High auditorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

Mrs. Rivera's 6th Grade

Attributions: 
Rivera

Sixth grade reading buddies help their kindergarten friends work on their RAM trackers before SEP conferences.  They updated attendance, behavior calendars, and the kindergartners read sight words and numbers to their sixth grade buddies. We love reading and helping our eager kindergarten learners.

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

There are certain triggers that always wind children up: rain clouds, wind, a close game in PE, and – the week before Halloween.  The closer the calendar gets to that day, the more bonkers children become. 

To be perfectly fair, it’s not completely the kids’ fault that they can’t stay focused.  Teachers are partly to blame.  We read aloud Halloween stories, draw haunted houses, sing “pumpkin carols,” and graph candy corn. 

On Halloween, we will begin our morning with a Halloween parade at 9:00 AM.  Into the school on Halloween morning will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some devils, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates. 

If the weather cooperates we will parade around the Sports Park. Halloween Parade Line-UP will be:

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

Parade Route: Exit the main entrance doors, cross at cross-walk, have a Zombie walk around the sports park, enter the building through the doors by 4th grade, continue parade line-up down 6th grade-5th grade hall, enter the gym.  Once all are assembled, we will sing a few “pumpkin carols” as a school and then return to class.  PTA parties will be in the afternoon. 

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, 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:  if the weather is inclement, we have very limited space in the gym.  We are a school of nearly 1000 students/faculty and we fill the gym to near capacity.  We discourage parents from joining us in the gym and 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.

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser

A Great BIG Thank You from Riverview!! Our Chalk-Walk was a huge success.  We have raised $16,296.50.  Money will be applied towards purchase of Chromebooks and Carts. 

PTA Bookfair Family Night – Thursday, October 25th

After visiting with your child(s) teacher at SEP conferences, stop by the gym for family night!  The bookfair will be open until 8:00 PM. 

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. 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

Riverview Afterschool Clubs

Afterschool Session 2 will begin on Oct 29 and go through Dec. 13th.  No Clubs will be held on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21, 22, 23   Monday clubs will be held 2:15-3:45, Tue.-Fri. clubs will be held 3:00-4:30.

There are still a few openings available:

  • Tuesdays - 8 spots in STEM Jr.  exploring Minecraft, science, and computer code for kids.
  • Wednesdays - 4 spots in Christmas Around the World exploring traditions of other countries and a Christmas service project.
  • Thursdays - 5 spots in Lego Robotics
  • Thursdays - 3 spots in Youth Theater/Drama
  • Fridays - 8 spots in Adventure Kids exploring something new each week sports, art, science, music, food, crafts.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lego Builders Jr K-3

Stem Jr.

1-3rd grades Computer/Minecraft/

Science

Computer Code/3D Printing 3rd-6

Lego Robotics

2-6th

Minecraft and Computer Games 3-6

Pinterest Holiday Art & Craft

 2-6th

Cupcake Wars Sr.

 2nd-6th

Christmas Around the World K-3

Youth Theater/Drama

K-6th

Cooking Jr

K-3rd

 

 

 

 

Adventure Kids K-3rd

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 25th – SEP Conferences & PTA family night at bookfair until 8:00 PM
  • October 26th – Make Your Mark/PTA Reflection Assembly 9:00 AM
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade at 9:00 AM; inclement weather parade start will be at 9:30 AM with the parade going through the halls.
  • November 2nd – 9th – Swim reward days
  • November 6th – Election day

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

Riverview Winter Afterschool Clubs

Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Winter 2018 program.  Registration will be online Tuesday Oct. 23, at 8:00 a.m. www.riverview.edu under parents tab and click SIGN UP GENUIS.  All information including schedules, club descriptions, registration forms, and waivers will be on the website.  Every student participating must fill out a registration form and waiver. 

Fees for Riverview Afterschool will be $20 per club.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like.  Fees will be paid in the office cash or check only. Students will receive healthy snacks, prevention lessons, physical activities including movement games, and one hour of instruction and activities during club time. If you would like to make payment arrangements or have any questions please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu.

For the past nine years Riverview has received federal funding. This year the only schools who received funding were Title One schools.  Currently, Riverview does not qualify for any funding. Riverview has the largest Afterschool program in the state of Utah. WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT, we want to continue this great program.

An early morning club will be available every day at no charge from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. School doors will be unlocked at 8:00 a.m. for morning club only. This is a club for students who would like extra homework or reading help.  It is also available for parents who need to leave early for work and want a safe place for their students to be before school begins.  Mr. Teuscher a certified teacher, will provide the morning club instruction.  You must register your student for this club on the website.

Winter Afterschool Session 2 will begin on Oct 29 and go through Dec. 13th.  No Clubs will be held on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21, 22, 23   Monday clubs will be held 2:15-3:45, Tue.-Fri. clubs will be held 3:00-4:30.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lego Builders Jr K-3

Stem Jr.

1-3rd grades Computer/Minecraft/

Science

Computer Code/3D Printing 3rd-6

Lego Robotics

2-6th

Minecraft and Computer Games 3-6

Pinterest Holiday Art & Craft

 2-6th

Cupcake Wars Sr.

 2nd-6th

Christmas Around the World K-3

Youth Theater/Drama

K-6th

Cooking Jr

K-3rd

 

 

 

 

Adventure Kids K-3rd

 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Elementary school teachers are master code breakers.  As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy who figured out the hieroglyphic mystery on the Rosetta stone wasn’t at one time an elementary school teacher. 

Kids spelling mistakes never change: they will be thay, grandpa will be grampa, different will be difrent, every will be evry, any will be ene, and bow and arrow will be bowenairo.  In December, ornaments will be ordamnts.  Santa’s name can give kids trouble, too.   Children write about going to the mall and sitting on “Satan’s lap.”

Over the years teachers encounter pretty much every misspelling imaginable.  We read littel, speshl, butaful, grat, frist, rember, probly, and whith so many times that the misspelled versions begin to look correct.  Kids keep me entertained with their spelling.  I once had a student give me a love letter that read: “Mrs. Killian you are the beast!” Another was a card written to me many years ago before I left for maternity leave: “I am sad you r living.” 

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser-Tuesday, October 16th

Tomorrow is our FUNdraiser.  Looks like the weather will cooperate; the temperature is to be 59 degrees and sunny. 

FAQ’S of a Chalk Walk

  1. What is a Chalk Walk? During each lap, the walkers will be celebrated with a splash of color (colored cornstarch which is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable).  The colors will be released from squeeze bottles managed by teachers and parent volunteers.
  2. How does this help Riverview Elementary? The Color Walk will raise money through sponsored pledges and laps walked.  In other words, the students are actively earning money for our school!  We are working towards purchasing chromebooks.  
  3.  Where will this take place and what will it look like? The track will be set upon the grass behind Riverview Elementary.  All grades will walk concurrently.  There will be music on site.  Additionally, water will be provided during the walk.
  4. How can I help? In addition to assisting your student(s) with pledges, you can sign up to volunteer or come and walk.  Cheer on the kids on the day of the walk or participate with us on Tuesday, October 16th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  5. What if I’m concerned about the powder getting into the eyes, nose and throat of my child? Participants are welcome to bring bandanas or even dust masks.  We will guide our volunteers to aim below the neck.  Keep in mind that this is a kid-friendly event; the volume of color will be appropriate for fun, not overwhelming or scary.  If a student does not want to participate in the color element of the walk, that child is invited to walk on the inside of the track. 
  6. How permanent is the color, and how should I prepare? Participants should wear OLD white t-shirts, socks, shorts and shoes.  The color should mostly wash out of any item worn.  Of course, if your child wants to keep the colored t-shirt as a souvenir of the event, spray the colors with vinegar and iron it prior to washing.  Participants should also bring a towel or large garbage bag to protect the inside of a car or bus.

Funds raised at this event will go towards:

  • Mobile Chromebook carts: Currently each student in grades 4th – 6th has daily access to a Chromebook.  This year we would like to purchase labs for each 3rd and 2nd grade classroom.  Each lab is approximately $9,500; which includes 36 Chromebooks + 36 slot charging cart.
  • What will students and teachers do if everyone has a device? With the help of 1:1, teachers are more able to differentiate instruction; using both face to face and online instruction.

The walkathon represents all that is really great about Riverview.  Because all are participating, our students can be proud to contribute directly and individually to the school.  On this one day in October, we will come together to support and celebrate our kids. 

Families can come “set up camp” on the grass field and on locations along the course.  Plan to bring folding chairs or a blanket or old clothes and your walking shoes, depending on if you want to walk with us or watch.  No bicycles or pets. 

PTA Sponsored Events

Thank you, PTA, for a great Red/Green Ribbon Week!

Reflections Contest – Entries due Oct. 21st.

The  PTA presents the “Reflections” contest.  Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography.   The 2018-2019 Theme:  “Heroes Around Us.”  Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office.  

PTA Bookfair – October 22nd – 26th

The bookfair will be open each morning from 8:00-8:45 AM., during lunch, and after school.  

PTA Dad’s and Doughnuts – Tuesday, October 23rd @ 8:00 AM

Calling all dads, grandpas, and uncles!  Take a break from your usual morning routine and join us for doughnuts.

PTA Bookfair Family Night – Thursday, October 25th

After visiting with your child(s) teacher at SEP conferences, stop by the gym for family night!  The bookfair will be open until 8:00 PM. 

Riverview Elementary Safety Concerns

We need your help to keep the school and your children safe. EVERY child’s safety is important to us. It remains our highest priority to ensure that students enter and exit cars in a safe and organized way. We ask everyone to correctly follow our pick-up and drop-off procedures. Failure to do so creates chaos, frustration and unsafe conditions. Each family should discuss these loading and walking procedures. Thank you for your continuing support in making Riverview a safe environment for all.

General Precautions:

  • Be your child’s best example. Please be courteous and follow all safety guidelines at all times.
  • No arrivals prior to 8:00AM. No supervision is provided.
  • Please DO NOT STOP in the left lanes of the loading zones. This is a very dangerous location in our parking lot.  No students permitted in parking lot without an accompanying adult.
  • Use crosswalks to cross streets and loading zone lanes.
  • Students are to use the yellow walking/bike path that is painted around the perimeter of the West Parking lot by the Kindergarten playground when leaving school at the end of the school day.  Students may not ride bikes or walk through the parking lot. 
  • Follow all directions from school safety personnel. They can see potential problems you may not.
  • Students are to be picked-up promptly at dismissal. 

Dropping Off:

  • Pull your car as far forward into the loading zone as traffic allows. Drivers may drop-off students along entire length of Loading Zone.
  • Students can unload from PASSENGER SIDE of vehicle only. The driver should remain in the vehicle at all times and all driver side doors are to remain closed. Do not exit your vehicle and enter the building from the loading zone; please park in a stall if you are going to enter the building.
  • Keep pulling forward and fill in all gaps in Loading Zone Lane.
  • Have all school materials including backpack and lunch ready before student exits vehicle.
  • Once your student has exited your vehicle you may exit the parking lot via the bypass lane to the driver’s left. This lane is for driving only — no loading, unloading or stopping at any time.

Picking up from School:

  • Pull your car as far forward into the loading zone as traffic allows. Student pick-up is available from Loading Zone Lane only.
  • No cell phone use while waiting for your child.
  • Once your child has entered your car on passenger side of vehicle, please exit parking lot via bypass lane to driver’s left. This lane is for driving only — no loading, unloading or stopping at any time.

Riverview Afterschool Clubs

Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Winter 2018 program.  Registration will be online Tuesday Oct. 23, at 8:00 a.m. www.riverview.edu under parents tab and click SIGN UP GENUIS.  All information including schedules, club descriptions, registration forms, and waivers will be on the website.  Every student participating must fill out a registration form and waiver. 

Fees for Riverview Afterschool will be $20 per club.  Students may sign up for as many clubs as they would like.  Fees will be paid in the office cash or check only. Students will receive healthy snacks, prevention lessons, physical activities including movement games, and one hour of instruction and activities during club time. If you would like to make payment arrangements or have any questions please contact RaeAnn Nelson at raeann.nelson@nebo.edu.

For the past nine years Riverview has received federal funding. This year the only schools who received funding were Title One schools.  Currently, Riverview does not qualify for any funding. Riverview has the largest Afterschool program in the state of Utah. WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT, we want to continue this great program.

An early morning club will be available every day at no charge from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. School doors will be unlocked at 8:00 a.m. for morning club only. This is a club for students who would like extra homework or reading help.  It is also available for parents who need to leave early for work and want a safe place for their students to be before school begins.  Mr. Teuscher a certified teacher, will provide the morning club instruction.  You must register your student for this club on the website.

Afterschool Session 2 will begin on Oct 29 and go through Dec. 13th.  No Clubs will be held on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21, 22, 23   Monday clubs will be held 2:15-3:45, Tue.-Fri. clubs will be held 3:00-4:30.

 

    

Communication Options

Upcoming Events

  • October 16th – Assembly; Vocal Dimension, Chalk Walk from 1:30-3:00; SCC at 3:15 pm.
  • October 18th & 19th – Fall Break; No School
  • October 22nd – Reflection entries due & Book Fair Week
  • October 23rd- Dads and Doughnuts @ 8:00 AM & Picture Make-up Day
  • October 24th & 25th – SEP Conferences
  • October 25th – PTA family night at bookfair until 8:00 PM
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade at 9:00 AM

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTA Red/Green Ribbon Week

Attributions: 

October 8th - 12th 

2018 Theme "Life is your journey, travel drug free."

  • Monday: Red Rally Day. Wear as much RED as possible. 
  • Tuesday: "I have the POWER to be drug free. " Dress as your favorite super hero.
  • Wednesday: "Don't let drugs get you mixed up." Wear crazy or mismatched clothes and crazy hair.  Walk to school - the PTA will be passing out water bottles and sidewalk chalk for kids to draw with. 
  • Thursday: "Lei off drugs." Dress up in your favorite Hawaiian attire. 
  • Friday: "Team up against drugs." Wear your favorite team color, jersey or Riverview colors; "Too Smart to Start", students will be given bookmarks and Smarties.  Red Ribbon Week Assembly at 9:00 AM. 

 

 

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