February 2019

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Moment

As a very young child I was invited to sing at church groups and community meetings.  What I lacked in tone, I made up for in volume.  Whenever retirement homes, civic meetings or ladies church groups had a problem, I was invited to sing.  I think I helped them realize that my voice was a lot worse than their problem.

During rehearsals, my voice teacher would often stop me.  Her voice would boom.  “No, No, No!  Angie, you are holding back!  Sing out!” She would belt out her best vibrato and tell me. “Like that!  Push it out!”  She would sit in the audience during performance and mouth all the words as I warbled the notes out.  

Unlike me, there are some very musically talented students and teachers at Riverview.  Auditions were held this afternoon for Seussical Kids.  I am excited to see the talent of young Riverview students as they portray the characters from popular Dr. Seuss books!! 

Speaking of Dr. Seuss...

Read Across America Week

Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place the same week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Across the country, thousands of schools and libraries participate by bringing together students and books.  Riverview will celebrate February 25th – March 1st.   Students may guess how many gold fish crackers are in a jar. The winner will be given a Dr. Seuss book and the jar of goldfish crackers. Winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, 1st.

  • Monday - Fox in Sox; wear crazy socks
  • Tuesday - 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'; wear a silly hat
  • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday; Wear wacky outfit/hair
  • Thursday - Oh, The Places You'll Go; What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part. Can't decide. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
  • Friday - Wear stripes to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the week of March 4th – 8th. Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world! Way to go Riverview!

Riverview Learning – All members of Riverview Elementary School are learning to not be afraid to get into the learning pit and use the learner powers to get out.  There are phases to learning.  No matter what phase we are in; the learner powers are required to move onto the next phase.

  1. Building Learning Capacity – know, believe, and stretch yourself as a learner.
  2. Collaborating-relate, participate, and value diversity. Make a contribution.
  3. Making Meaning – Use tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge to break codes, understand and take action.
  4. Breaking Through – Strive to achieve success and happiness in learning and life.

We link our beliefs to research, theory and future realities. Riverview’s beliefs aligned with supporting evidence:

  • There are no easy answers to future problems, developing a literacy of a ‘learning process’ is critical to helping learners solve problems, make informed decisions, answer questions and investigate. Pam Hook, Tony Ryan
  • Learning has been powerful when an individual’s understanding is deepened. Pam Hook, Jay McTigue, Lane Clark
  • The intentional teaching of thinking helps learners to make meaning and deepen understandings. Michael Pohl, Pam Hook, Blooms, John Biggs, Jamie McKenzie, Art Costa, Tony Ryan
  • In exponential times ‘What learning Matters?’ continues to evolve and change, learners need to develop and grasp universal understanding (concepts) to make meaning of the world they live in. David Perkins, Mark Tredwell
  • We live in a knowledge era. Individuals need to connect knowledge in new and different ways to solve future problems. Jane Gilbert, Rosemary Hipkins

Parents should be educated in the Riverview language of learning, so that the home and school can share in the same expectations.  How can you help at home?

  1. The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on the learner powers. When we praise children for being smart, it sends a message that their accomplishments are something they were born with.  In contrast, praise kids for working hard.  It sends a message that the child’s effort is what led them to success.
  2. Tell your children that when they work hard, that’s the feeling of their neurons connecting. When children learn that their brains physically change with effort, it leads to increased motivation and achievement.
  3. Accept Mistakes as Learning Opportunities – Explain to your children that trying hard things is what helps us grow, and you can’t be perfect when you try something hard!

Together, we can help students realize that great effort leads to great progress! 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • February 25th – March 1st – Dr. Seuss Week. – Fri. there will be an estimation jar in the office. Students may guess how many gold fish crackers are in a jar. The winner will be given a Dr. Seuss book and the jar of goldfish crackers. Winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, 1st.
    • Monday - Fox in Sox; wear crazy socks
    • Tuesday - 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'; wear a silly hat
    • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday; Wear wacky outfit/hair
    • Thursday - Oh, The Places You'll Go; What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part. Can't decide. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
    • Friday - Wear stripes to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.
  • March 1st – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00
  • March 4th – Half day – School dismissed at noon
  • March 4th – 8th – Penny Wars
  • March 8th – Maturation Program
    • 6th grade @ 1:15 p.m.
    • 5th grade @ 2:00 p.m.
  • March 14th – SEP Conferences from 3:15-8:45 p.m.
  • March 15th – No School
  • March 18th – 22nd – Teacher Appreciation Week/Box Tops Competition
  • March 26th – Kindergarten Pictures
  • March 28th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00
  • March 29th – 4th grade keyboarding ends; 5th grade Bean Museum @ 10:30; 3rd term Good Citizen Reward

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditions!!

Attributions: 
Jones

Auditions for Seussical Kids will be on Tuesday, February 26  from 3:30-4:30 for those wanting to try out for a solo singing/speaking part in the show.  Come prepared to sing a 1-2 minute song of your choice for the directors.  Stay tuned for more ways your child can be involved in the show in a group or behind the scenes.

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Moment

Over the years, I have read countless picture books and I always return to the fairy tales.   When I was a classroom teacher, my class would compare and contrast fairy tales.  When discussing their similarities, the children mentioned the existence of magic, witches, castles, elves, spells, curses, which one is a Disney movie, and so forth.  But they always left out one very important commonality – food. 

Have you ever noticed how hungry those fairy-tale characters are? They’re starving!  The Wolf gobbles up Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother.  Goldilocks breaks in and eats three bowls of porridge.  The Bremen Town musicians perform for their supper.  A mean old giant swallows Tom Thumb down like a pill.  And all the Troll wants to do is devour one of those billy goats.

I think I’ve figured out why I like fairy tales so much.  I relate to the characters.  So many of them act just like teachers. 

Take Snow White.  She works hard all day and sits in furniture that is too small for her.  People bring her apples. 

The Pied Piper leads kids in a line. 

The elves at the shoemaker’s place are up all night working. 

The Little Mermaid loses her voice. 

The princess with a pea under her mattress has trouble sleeping. 

And every year when students beg me to tell them my “real” name, I feel like Rumpelstiltskin. 

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

Each parent and employee in Nebo School District should have received an email with the link to the Stakeholder Survey.  There is also a link on the Nebo District Home Page.  Students, parents and employees can go to this link to complete the survey.  I encourage you to look for the email and/or the link and take the opportunity to give your input.  https://neboschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LO8U6D4PUASil7.

Afterschool Clubs

Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Spring 2019 program.  Registration will be online Wednesday Feb.20th, 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.

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 4 will begin on Mar. 5thh and go through May 3rd.  No clubs will be held on Mar. 15th or April 1-5th

 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

Minecraft Jr.

K-3rd grades

 

Computer Code  3-6th

 

Lego Robotics

2-6th

Minecraft and Computer Games 3-6th

 

All things Disney K-5th

 

Pinterest Art and Craft

2-6th

Babysitter Club 3-6th

Discovering Dinosaurs

K-3

 

Cooking and Cupcake

K-4th

 

 

 

Super Star Sports K-3rd

 

Art, Painting,& Drawing K-6th

 

 

       
       

Read Across America Week

Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place the same week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Across the country, thousands of schools and libraries participate by bringing together students and books.  Riverview will celebrate February 25th – March 1st.   Students may guess how many gold fish crackers are in a jar. The winner will be given a Dr. Seuss book and the jar of goldfish crackers. Winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, 1st.

  • Monday - Fox in Sox; wear crazy socks
  • Tuesday - 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'; wear a silly hat
  • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday; Wear wacky outfit/hair
  • Thursday - Oh, The Places You'll Go; What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part. Can't decide. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
  • Friday - Wear stripes to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the week of March 4th – 8th. Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world! Way to go Riverview!

Riverview Learning – All members of Riverview Elementary School are learning to not be afraid to get into the learning pit and use the learner powers to get out.  There are phases to learning.  No matter what phase we are in; the learner powers are required to move onto the next phase.

  1. Building Learning Capacity – know, believe, and stretch yourself as a learner.
  2. Collaborating-relate, participate, and value diversity.  Make a contribution.
  3. Making Meaning – Use tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge to break codes, understand and take action.
  4. Breaking Through – Strive to achieve success and happiness in learning and life.

We link our beliefs to research, theory and future realities. Riverview’s beliefs aligned with supporting evidence:

  • There are no easy answers to future problems, developing a literacy of a ‘learning process’ is critical to helping learners solve problems, make informed decisions, answer questions and investigate.  Pam Hook, Tony Ryan
  • Learning has been powerful when an individual’s understanding is deepened.  Pam Hook, Jay McTigue, Lane Clark
  • The intentional teaching of thinking helps learners to make meaning and deepen understandings. Michael Pohl, Pam Hook, Blooms, John Biggs, Jamie McKenzie, Art Costa, Tony Ryan
  • In exponential times ‘What learning Matters?’ continues to evolve and change, learners need to develop and grasp universal understanding (concepts) to make meaning of the world they live in. David Perkins, Mark Tredwell
  • We live in a knowledge era.  Individuals need to connect knowledge in new and different ways to solve future problems. Jane Gilbert, Rosemary Hipkins

Parents should be educated in the Riverview language of learning, so that the home and school can share in the same expectations.  How can you help at home?

  1. The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on the learner powers.  When we praise children for being smart, it sends a message that their accomplishments are something they were born with.  In contrast, praise kids for working hard.  It sends a message that the child’s effort is what led them to success.
  2. Tell your children that when they work hard, that’s the feeling of their neurons connecting.  When children learn that their brains physically change with effort, it leads to increased motivation and achievement.
  3. Accept Mistakes as Learning Opportunities – Explain to your children that trying hard things is what helps us grow, and you can’t be perfect when you try something hard!

Together, we can help students realize that great effort leads to great progress! 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • February 25th – March 1st – Dr. Seuss Week. Mon. – Fri. there will be an estimation jar in the office. Students may guess how many gold fish crackers are in a jar. The winner will be given a Dr. Seuss book and the jar of goldfish crackers. Winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, 1st.
    • Monday - Fox in Sox; wear crazy socks
    • Tuesday - 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'; wear a silly hat
    • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday; Wear wacky outfit/hair
    • Thursday - Oh, The Places You'll Go; What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part. Can't decide. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
    • Friday - Wear stripes to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.
    • March 1st – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00
    • March 4th – Half day – School dismissed at noon
    • March 4th – 8th – Penny Wars
    • March 8th – Maturation Program
      • 6th grade @ 1:15 p.m.
      • 5th grade @ 2:00 p.m.
      • March 14th – SEP Conferences from 3:15-8:45 p.m.
      • March 15th – No School
      • March 18th – 22nd – Teacher Appreciation Week/Box Tops Competition
      • March 26th – Kindergarten Pictures
      • March 28th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00
      • March 29th – 4th grade keyboarding ends; 5th grade Bean Museum @ 10:30; 3rd term Good Citizen Reward

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

Kindergarten Registration is Moving to Summer!

Attributions: 
Jones

Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1st -12th. More detailed information regarding summer registration for K-6th will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.

Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.  

Riverview Spring Afterschool Clubs

Riverview Afterschool program is excited to announce the Spring 2019 program.  Registration will be online Wednesday Feb.20th, 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.

            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 4 will begin on Mar. 5th and go through May 3rd.  No clubs will be held on Mar. 15th or April 1-5th

 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

Minecraft Jr.

K-3rd grades

 

Computer Code  3-6th

 

Lego Robotics

2-6th

Minecraft and Computer Games 3-6th

 

All things Disney K-5th

 

Pinterest Art and Craft

2-6th

Babysitter Club 3-6th

Discovering Dinosaurs

K-3

 

Cooking and Cupcake

K-4th

 

 

 

Super Star Sports K-3rd

 

Art, Painting,& Drawing K-6th

 

 

 

       

We are going to Regionals!!!

Attributions: 
jones

These four fifth graders from Mr. Teuscher's class get to go to BYU to regionals for winning in the district science fair! Congratulations guys, we are so proud of you!

pictured are Kyler Spencer, Jayda Jones, Evan Jones, and Halle Collingridge.

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Attributions: 

Principal Moment

Did you ever wonder where the Boy Who Cried Wolf went to school?   About ten years ago, he was in my first grade class.  He usually talked with his fingers crossed behind his back.  About once a week, he would walk up to me and point to the sky, or my shoes, or my hair and scream, “Mrs. Killian, look!”  I would look and he would shout, “You looked!”  And laugh.  It was the highlight of his day.

Some days, I would refuse to look and this would drive him crazy.

One day, he came to my desk: “Mrs. Killian, I can’t hear.” 

“Go back to your desk.”  Nothing, he just stared at me. 

 “Mrs. Killian, really, I can’t hear.”

“Please, go back to your desk.”  Again.  Nothing.

“Mrs. Killian, I mean it.  I think there is a pink eraser stuck in my ear.” 

I tugged on his left ear lobe and peered in, and sure enough, deep inside I could see a pink pencil top eraser.  He had jammed the eraser end of his pencil into his ear canal, and “pop” off came the eraser. 

“Let’s call your dad.”

“Huh?”

“I SAID, LET’S CALL YOUR DAD!”

The next day, a grinning young man returned to school carrying a plastic sandwich bag.  Inside the bag was a pink eraser and a small piece of paper.   He proudly held the plastic bag for all to see.  He announced that after a visit to the Dr.’s office, his dad had taken him to a Chinese restaurant.  He took out the small piece of paper; his fortune from the restaurant.  He read it aloud to the class…”You are a very good listener.”

School Field Trip to Spanish Fork High School

Nebo schools are working to create a culture where students are exposed to the various arts.  Each year teachers receive professional development on how to integrate arts into the curriculum.  On Thursday, February 7th, Riverview will be walking to Spanish Fork High School to watch the drama department perform Robin.  This field trip will allow students an opportunity to experience the elements of drama they have been learning about this year: character, conflict, story, and script. 

Please make sure your child is on time to school on the 7th.  We will be walking to the high school immediately following the morning announcements.  The play is to begin as soon as we are all seated.  The duration is 1 ½ hours.  Immediately following the play, we will walk back to the school.  Lunch will be served once we return to Riverview. 

The weather is forecast to be 28 degrees.  Students will need to have a warm coat and appropriate walking shoes/boots. 

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

Each parent and employee in Nebo School District should have received an email with the link to the Stakeholder Survey.  There is also a link on the Nebo District Home Page.  Students, parents and employees can go to this link to complete the survey.  I encourage you to look for the email and/or the link and take the opportunity to give your input.  https://neboschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LO8U6D4PUASil7.

Kindness Week

Mrs. Roxanne Shumway, our school counselor, is helping us remember the importance of being kind.  The purpose of Kindness Week is to promote kindness within our school community.  Each day has a theme:

  • Monday – Mahalo Monday – Mahalo means “thank you”. Wear bright colors or Hawaiian shirts
  • Taco ‘bout it Tuesday – Talk with friends and classmates about how important it is to be kind to everyone.
  • We Are Kind Wednesday – Sign a poster, agreeing to be kind at school to everyone. Each student will receive a pin to wear on the learning lanyard to remind us to always be kind.
  • Thoughtful Thursday – Everyone will receive a secret mission of kindness.
  • Friendship Friday – Everyone at Riverview BELONGS at Riverview. Wear school t-shirts or school colors to show unity.

Pledge for Kindness

I pledge to be kind in every way.

I pledge to be supportive and encouraging in my words.

I pledge to be responsible and considerate in my actions.

I pledge to love myself and others.

PTA

Thank you to the PTA for hosting the White Ribbon Week!  Students focused on Brain Powers and how media and technology can be used to enhance our brain power or damage our mental capacity. 

This week the PTA is hosting a Box Tops Competition.  Make sure the box tops have not expired.  The class with the most box tops will earn a pizza party!  Classes with no expired box tops will also get a prize.  Ready, Set, Clip!

February 12th is PTA Day at the Utah Capitol; 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Riverview Science Day

Thank you for a great Science Day!  It was an exciting day; I loved listening to the students explain their projects.  The following students are moving on to district level: Kyler Spencer, Alexia Sharp, Halle Collingridge, Josh Jorgensen, Mason Anderson, Bella Cox, Daniel Owen, Alec Bluth, Dylan Bluth, Evan Jones, Jayda Jones, Jericho Grayson, Paige Terranova, Macey Evans, Jenna Chipman, Callie McGuire, and Noelle Terranova.

Riverview Collaborating - It takes a village to raise a child.  Many people collaborating sincerely contribute to the successful educational outcomes and experiences of each learner.

Riverview’s beliefs aligned with supporting evidence:

  • Proactive and positive relationships are at the heart of effective teacher and learning. Shirley Clarke, John Hattie, Vivianne Robison, Dylan Williams
  • There is an innate sense and drive in mankind to make a contribution to other people and society as a whole. Daniel Pink
  • Much more can be achieved and potentially gained when engaged in meaningful collaboration. Michael Fullan
  • Shared values and mindsets help to build a desirable culture. Michael Fullan, Carol Dweck
  • More is gained and learning retained when involved in dialogue and discourse with others. Peter Senge

Parents should be educated in the Riverview language of learning, so that the home and school can share in the same expectations.  How can you help at home?

  1. The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on the learner powers. When we praise children for being smart, it sends a message that their accomplishments are something they were born with.  In contrast, praise kids for working hard.  It sends a message that the child’s effort is what led them to success.
  2. Tell your children that when they work hard, that’s the feeling of their neurons connecting. When children learn that their brains physically change with effort, it leads to increased motivation and achievement.
  3. Accept Mistakes as Learning Opportunities – Explain to your children that trying hard things is what helps us grow, and you can’t be perfect when you try something hard!

Together, we can help students realize that great effort leads to great progress! 

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

  • February 4th – 8th – Kindness Week
  • February 7th – Walking Field trip to Spanish Fork High School
  • February 14th – Valentine’s Day
  • February 18th – No School, Closed for President’s Day
  • February 19th – 6th grade band recruitment assembly
  • February 20th – Spring Pictures; 6th grade Orchestra recruitment assembly
  • February 25th – March 1st – Dr. Seuss Week. – Fri. there will be an estimation jar in the office. Students may guess how many gold fish crackers are in a jar. The winner will be given a Dr. Seuss book and the jar of goldfish crackers. Winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, 1st.
    • Monday - Fox in Sox; wear crazy socks
    • Tuesday - 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'; wear a silly hat
    • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday; Wear wacky outfit/hair
    • Thursday - Oh, The Places You'll Go; What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part. Can't decide. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
    • Friday - Wear stripes to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview