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November 2019

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:42

Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Riverview kiddos have been writing what they are thankful for.  After spending time with Riverview students, I have come up with an unconventional gratitude list.

  1. Smiles-I am thankful that I can visually see the happiness that happens every day.   Smiles change moods.  I am grateful to see the beauty of a child’s smile.
  2. Teeth-Dentist appointments, orthodontist appointments, lost teeth, loose teeth…all are regular occurrences at school.  I am grateful for my choppers.  
  3. Pizza  and Teriyaki Chicken-The lunch room is full of happy diners on pizza and Teriyaki Chicken day.
  4. Hugs-A life without hugs would be a lonely life to me.
  5. Laughter-It cures heavy hearts and tired minds and sick bodies.  It is contagious and happiness-inducing.  I recommend it.  Lots of it.
  6. 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. 27th – 29th. 

Learner Powers/Animal Characters

This month we are learning to connect like Aiden Ant.    Aiden is a tiny insect, but he is a truly amazing creature. Aiden is proud to be an ant because he knows that ants have been around for 100 million years. He knows that he has great, great, great, great, grandfathers and grandmothers that were crawling around under the dinosaurs. Ants have been able to survive so long because of how they connect with other ants. Aiden lives and works together in a group called a colony. Thousands of ants live in Aiden’s colony. Aiden works together with the other ants. Aiden may be small, but when connecting with all the other ants in his colony they can do awesome things. Thousands or millions of ants connecting and working together can build bridges or float across rivers. So, the next time you come across an ant, stop and watch or, better yet, connect with others like Aiden Ant. When you understand what tiny creatures are capable of, you’ll understand just how awesome you may become when you connect.

When you Connect like Aiden Ant, you...

  •  Learn as a team
  • Co-operate with other learners
  • Listen to others
  • Say when you don’t understand
  • Are kind when you disagree
  • Explain things to help others
  • Remember that everyone has something to contribute
  • Are tolerant

Riverview School Musical

Come and join the school musical…The Jungle Book!

Who: Students in grades 2-6

How:  Visit the Riverview website.  Scan the QR code to select an audition time for December 10th or 12th.

Riverview Food and Clothing Drive

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov.18th-Dec 17th. Our goal is to beat last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food and clothing will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and Tabitha’s Way.


The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of the following NEW not USED items:


  • NEW boys & girls underwear kids size 6,7,8,9,10,12,14
  • NEW boys & girls socks sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • NEW or gently used boys’ and girls’ coats sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • NEW gloves and hats

Easy to prepare food items: chicken, tuna, canned fruit, fruit snacks, spaghetti O’s, Easy Mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, cereal, and juice boxes


This is a great opportunity to teach our students about larger service and being grateful for the things we have. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom.


Please make sure the food is not expired.  Let’s all work together for a great cause.   


Dress for the Weather


Cool weather will soon be 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. 

Riverview Cold Weather Procedures

Riverview checks each morning.  The cold weather procedures will be as follows:

  • All children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions; temperatures below 20 degrees, rain, snow, and unhealthy air inversions.  We will check air quality daily. 
  •  If a child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please have parents send a note.  If it is a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
  • When the temperature is below 20 degrees, all students will remain inside.
  • In the event of a major weather event; severe storm, power outage, etc., the District’s Blackboard Communication system will be used to notify parents. 

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 21st – 5th grade wax museum; 9:00 for students, 7:00 for parents
  • Nov. 26th – Emergency Drill
  • Nov. 27th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 3rd – Springville Museum Art Talks; STEM Bus for 6th grade
  • Dec. 4th – Superintendent Nielsen School Visit
  • Dec. 6th – PTA Popcorn Friday/Spirit Day
  • Dec. 10th – 6th grade Renaissance Fair
  • Dec. 13th – School Holiday Sing-a-long
  • Dec. 17th – 2nd grade Christmas Program for school
  • Dec. 18th – 6th grade band recruitment assembly; 2nd grade Christmas Program for parents
  • Dec. 19th – 2nd grade Gingerbread house decorating
  • Dec. 20th – 2nd grade Christmas activity
  • Dec. 23rd- Jan 1st – Christmas Break

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary



Mrs. Powell‘s Class

Submitted by misty.jones on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:37

In Mrs. Powell’s class, we’ve been using technology to help us practice 2 digit addition. We love using the Chromebooks to play Deck Toys and level up using our math skills that we’ve learned.  Every Friday, we have been doing Reading Buddies with Ms. Losser’s 5th grade class! We love getting to know some older students in the school and practicing our reading with them. We hope we can become great readers like them! It’s our favorite part of the week. 

4th Grade Culture Experience

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 17:36

Mrs.Jarvis’s 4th grade class was invited to perform at the Learning Edge Conference in Provo on Tuesday, November 12th. They helped choreograph a dance representing the 5 Paiute bands of Utah. They also had a chance to watch Native American performers. They did so well and were amazing representatives of Riverview!

5th Grade Field Trip

Submitted by misty.jones on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:27

The fifth grade classes visited the Olympic Park Museum in Park City where we got to learn about the history of skiing in Utah and see some Olympic memorabilia.  The best part was a visit from a Para Olympian who lives in Park City, Keith Hadley.  He told us his story of how determined he was to get back on the slopes after his accident, and showed us his bronze and silver medals.  We wish him well as he is now on a quest for the gold!

Riverview Elementary Business and Education Partner

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:06
Mr. Alan Hughes and Mrs. Angie Killian at Business and Education Partnership Awards

Utah County schools honored over 100 companies on Friday, November 1st from Utah County for their important partnerships with education. 

Riverview recognized Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hughes from Wasatch Cable and Design.  Last year, the Hughes' donation helped to purchase Chromebook devices which are being used in our special education classrooms. 

For over twenty years, the Hughes family have donated books, technological devices, furniture, classroom rugs, and materials to Mt. Loafer and Riverview elementary schools.  We would like to thank the Hughes family for their dedication and devotion to the education of children; the leaders of our tomorrow. 

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