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February 2020

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 18:29

Principal Moment

Once upon a time, the purpose of children’s books was to model good behavior.  Books were meant to encourage young readers to be what parents wanted them to be, and the children in the pages were well behaved, properly dressed and never shed a tear. 

Dr. Seuss ignored those rules and he changed children’s books with his vocabulary, his nonsense, his wit.  His birthday is Monday, March 2nd.  I wanted to share some of my favorite Dr. Seuss quoteisms.

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t!  An Isn’t has no fun at all.  No, he disn’t”

Fundraiser

Riverview Elementary is proud to announce our first read-a-thon fundraiser. We will be holding school wide weekly activities to celebrate reading and encourage our students to get involved in helping to raise money to improve our school. The week of March 2nd will be Dr. Seuss, Read Across America week, when we’ll be doing daily activities to celebrate our love of books. Students will enjoy a full day read-a-thon on Friday, March 6th. They may come wearing PJ’s and bring pillows and blankets to make themselves comfortable while they enjoy reading a good book…or two…or possibly 3!     

Riverview Read-a-Thon Activities:

  • Feb. 24th – Make Your Own Bookmark: When students go to library, they will get to make their own bookmark! (optional)
  • Mar. 2nd – Guess How Many Books: Come to the office to guess how many books are in our school library! The closest guess will get a prize!

Dr. Seuss Activities week of Read-a-Thon:

  • Mar. 2nd – Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Wear your favorite hat
  • Mar. 3rd – Green Eggs and Ham: Wear Green!
  • Mar. 4th – Wacky Wednesday: Wear your hair wacky or like a Who
  • Mar. 5th – Fox in Sox: Wear your favorite socks
  • Mar. 6th – Sleep Book: This is Read-a-thon day so make sure to wear your pajamas!

Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers

Question is our February Learning Power.  Meet Debbie Dolphin. Debbie is very happy and playful and loves living in the ocean. She is a quizzical creature who asks a lot of questions. The ocean is a beautiful home and there is much to see and explore. Debbie swims to the bottom of the ocean floor and asks the crabs “How many legs do you have?”, “Why do crabs have teeth in their stomachs?” Debbie dips and dives and bumps into a turtle and asks: “Why do you have a shell?”. She swims into the oyster beds and asks the sleepy oysters, “How long does it take to make a pearl?” Debbie comes upon an octopus hiding beneath the rocks and asks, “Why do you have three hearts and squirt ink?” By asking questions, Debbie soon learns which caves are safe to explore, where to find the best waves, which shrimp and fish taste delicious, how to swim fast and leap high from the ocean water. There is so much to learn. Ask questions like Debbie Dolphin.

When you Question like Debbie Dolphin, you…

  • Ask questions
  • Notice things
  • Look for patterns and connections
  • Problem solve
  • Think of possible reasons
  • Research
  • Ask “What if...?”

Minimal Day

School will be dismissed at noon on Tuesday, March 10th.  Lunch will be served at 10:10 am. 

Making Up Our Snow Day

Friday, March 20th is designated as our make-up day therefore, March 20th is a day of learning.  School will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.

School Gear

Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself?  T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/

Upcoming Events

  • 24th – 28th – Kindness week; Design a bookmark – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser activity (optional)
  • 28th – Spirit Day; Assembly @ 9:30
  • March 2nd – 6th – Read Across America Week with themes for each day
  • March 3rd – Clark Planetarium Assembly; Frank L Cole (Author of Potion Masters series) visiting 4th grade
  • March 5th – 4th grade Native American Presentation: 10:00 for school, 2:00 for parents
  • March 6th – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser/Popcorn Friday
  • March 9th – 13th – Box Tops Competition
  • March 10th – Minimal day, students dismissed at noon
  • March 13th – 5th grade Bean Life Science Outreach
  • March 17th – BYU Dunk Team Assembly
  • March 19th – SEP Conferences 3:15-8:45
  • March 20th – SNOW DAY Make-up Day – School Dismissed at 2:15
  • March 23rd -27th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • March 24th – 2nd grade field trip; Kindergarten Picture Day
  • March 26th – Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoon; Fiesta Day reading challenge assembly
  • March 31st – Maturation program for 5th and 6th grades

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

 

 

 

 

Teacher Tuesday!

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:13
Attributions: 
jones

                   Say Hello To Mrs. McAvoy

 

On the weekend, she likes to hang out with her son and husband. She also likes to read and play Nintendo Switch.

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be?

Harry Potter

Who was your favorite teacher and why? 

My 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Mickelk.  She was really nice and encouraged us to work hard and pushed us to do well.

If you were given $1000 - what would you buy? 

Books or things for my house.

Who or what inspires you? 

My mom, she is a hard worker and does so much.

Share a memory of school: 

Winning districts in basketball my senior year.

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? 

Math!

What is the best thing about your job? 

Working with so many kids and seeing them reach their goals.

Favorites:

  • Pizza: Hawaiian

  • book/author: Sarah M. Eden

  • Ice cream: Double fudge brownie

  • Sport: basketball

  • Color: teal

  • Snack: peanut m&m’s

  • Zoo Animal: Elephants or penguins

  • Recess game:  soccer

Science Fair Winners

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:28
Attributions: 
Back: Brayden, Wade, Porter, Tyce, Nathan, Benjamin. Front Row: Reagan, Jaelynn, Justice, Paityn, Stella, Zoe, Alexia, Hayden.

Fourteen Riverview students were recently honored at the Nebo School District Science Fair, with three qualifying to move on to statewide competition at BYU.

Among the Riverview students whose projects received recognition were:

● Wade Parker received Best in Show and qualified to move forward to the State Fair held at BYU.

● Benjamin Bryan and Porter Zaugg moving forward to the State Fair held at BYU.

● Zoe Perkins, Alexia Sharp, Tyce Lemon, Brayden Folsom, Hayden Mitchell, Nathan Whitaker, Justice Gardner, Reagan Day, Hailey Foster, Paityn Finch, Stella Condie, and Jaelynn Key all received honorable mention for their work.

Not only did students demonstrate creativity in their research but they also presented that research to judges in an interview. We are extremely proud of how hard our students work to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:52

Principal Moment

We all realize that life is busy.  In the rush to get ourselves or students quickly from point A to point B we sometimes, unknowingly, place children into dangerous situations.   Fifteen minutes of being cautious, patient, and very aware of other cars and the safety of children is time well spent.  

We look forward to starting each school day in a safe and positive climate.  This begins with your child’s arrival to school. 

Please do:

  • Use the drop off zone ONLY for dropping off student(s).
  • Wait your turn to let student(s) out of the car.
  • Be prepared to move quickly through the line.

Please don’t:

  • Get out of your car.
  • Park in the drop off zone.

If you wish to walk your child into the school, please park in the parking stalls and walk with your child(ren).  By eliminating double parking, cutting other cars off, and keeping the drop-off zone moving, everyone will get to their destinations on time.

PTA

Yearbooks can be ordered at  ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Order deadline for a yearbook is April 13th.

Kindness Week

Next week is Kindness Week.  Students will be involved in activities and an assembly. Each day of the week, all classes will focus on selected pages from the book We Shall Overcome. There will be an activity and prompt questions to help students make connections to the book, to themselves and to our school by using the RAM values: Respect Others, Always Achieve your Best, Make Responsible Choices.  

Fundraiser

Riverview Elementary is proud to announce our first read-a-thon fundraiser. We will be holding school wide weekly activities to celebrate reading and encourage our students to get involved in helping to raise money to improve our school. The week of March 2nd will be Dr. Seuss, Read Across America week, when we’ll be doing daily activities to celebrate our love of books. Students will enjoy a full day read-a-thon on Friday, March 6th. They may come wearing PJ’s and bring pillows and blankets to make themselves comfortable while they enjoy reading a good book…or two…or possibly 3!     

Riverview Read-a-Thon Activities:

  • Feb. 24th – Make Your Own Bookmark: When students go to library, they will get to make their own bookmark! (optional)
  • Mar. 2nd – Guess How Many Books: Come to the office to guess how many books are in our school library! The closest guess will get a prize!

Dr. Seuss Activities week of Read-a-Thon:

  • Mar. 2nd – Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Wear your favorite hat
  • Mar. 3rd – Green Eggs and Ham: Wear Green!
  • Mar. 4th – Wacky Wednesday: Wear your hair wacky or like a Who
  • Mar. 5th – Fox in Sox: Wear your favorite socks
  • Mar. 6th – Sleep Book: This is Read-a-thon day so make sure to wear your pajamas!

Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers

Question is our February Learning Power.  Meet Debbie Dolphin. Debbie is very happy and playful and loves living in the ocean. She is a quizzical creature who asks a lot of questions. The ocean is a beautiful home and there is much to see and explore. Debbie swims to the bottom of the ocean floor and asks the crabs “How many legs do you have?”, “Why do crabs have teeth in their stomachs?” Debbie dips and dives and bumps into a turtle and asks: “Why do you have a shell?”. She swims into the oyster beds and asks the sleepy oysters, “How long does it take to make a pearl?” Debbie comes upon an octopus hiding beneath the rocks and asks, “Why do you have three hearts and squirt ink?” By asking questions, Debbie soon learns which caves are safe to explore, where to find the best waves, which shrimp and fish taste delicious, how to swim fast and leap high from the ocean water. There is so much to learn. Ask questions like Debbie Dolphin.

When you Question like Debbie Dolphin, you…

  • Ask questions
  • Notice things
  • Look for patterns and connections
  • Problem solve
  •  

    Think of possible reasons

  • Research
  • Ask “What if...?”

Making Up Our Snow Day

Friday, March 20th is designated as our make-up day therefore, March 20th is a day of learning.  School will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.

School Gear

Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself?  T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/

Upcoming Events

  • 24th – 28th – Kindness week; Design a bookmark – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser activity (optional)
  • 28th – Popcorn Friday/Spirit Day; Assembly @ 9:00
  • March 2nd – 6th – Read Across America Week with themes for each day
  • March 3rd – Clark Planetarium Assembly; Frank L Cole (Author of Potion Masters series) visiting 4th grade
  • March 5th – 4th grade Native American Presentation: 10:00 for school, 2:00 for parents
  • March 6th – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser
  • March 9th – 13th – Box Tops Competition
  • March 10th – Minimal day, students dismissed at noon
  • March 13th – 5th grade Bean Life Science Outreach
  • March 17th – BYU Dunk Team Assembly
  • March 19th – SEP Conferences 3:15-8:45
  • March 20th – SNOW DAY Make-up Day – School Dismissed at 2:15
  • March 23rd -27th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • March 24th – 2nd grade field trip; Kindergarten Picture Day
  • March 26th – Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoon; Fiesta Day reading challenge assembly
  • March 31st – Maturation program for 5th and 6th grades

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

 

 

 

Snow Day Make-Up Day

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:42
Attributions: 

Friday, March 20th is designated as our make-up day therefore, March 20th is a day of learning. 

School will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.

Teacher Tuesday!

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:51
Attributions: 
jones

Say Hello To:   Ms. Callister

On the weekend, she likes to play games with her family.

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be?

Nacho Libre. 

Who was your favorite teacher and why? 

Ms. Allred, she made me feel special and would compliment me!

If you were given a $1000 - what would you buy? 

A Vacation.

Who or what inspires you? 

Favorite author and Educator-Brene Brown

Share a memory of school: 

Field Day

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? 

I love math and science.

What is the best thing about your job? 

Watching kids grow and I like to create a love for learning.

Favorites:

  • Pizza:Veggie

  • book/author: Rachel Hollis 

  • Ice cream: chocolate and peanut butter

  • Sport: basketball/soccer

  • Color: red

  • Snack: chips and salsa

  • Zoo Animal: ape

  • Recess game:  kickball

Teacher Tuesday!

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:49
Attributions: 
jones

Say Hello To:   Mrs. Jones

On the weekend, she likes to watch her kids play sports.

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be?

Miss Piggle Wiggle (Book Character) 

Who was your favorite teacher and why? 

Ms. Standing-She made reading fun! She was my 4th grade teacher.

If you were given a $1000 - what would you buy? 

A Vacation.

Who or what inspires you? 

Everyday people inspire me, it is amazing what people do for others!

Share a memory of school: 

I remember when I was in 4th grade, my favorite teacher created a treasure hunt and you had to read different genres of books to find out the clue.  I remember getting so excited to finish my books to get that prize!

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? 

I love to teach reading!

What is the best thing about your job? 

I love watching my students get excited about learning.  First grade is wonderful that way.  The students are excited about everything!!

Favorites:

  • Pizza:Combination

  • Book/Author: Any book that I am currently reading! 

  • Ice cream: chocolate and peanut butter

  • Sport: Hockey

  • Color: Blue

  • Snack: anything chocolate or fresh bread

  • Zoo Animal: Giraffe

  • Recess game:  Jump rope

Riverview Elementary Weekly Message

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 20:37
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Principal Moment

When I think of Valentine’s Day memories, one stands out to me.

I was in third grade.  I remember how excited I was to hand out Valentine’s Day cards during my class. 

I had picked out a special card for the boy who made my heart swell and filled my belly with butterflies.  It was the perfect card.

I placed the card into his handmade Valentine’s Day mailbox before passing out the rest of my cards to my classmates. 

I returned to my desk excitedly, dug out my heartthrob’s Valentine, hoping I’d learn of his secret love for me.  I was heartbroken when I realized he didn’t even spell my name right…”To Ange”.

This case of puppy love didn’t end happily ever after. 

I have read that some schools are starting to ban sugar from Valentine’s Day celebrations.  I’m all for healthy eating and watching what we eat, but I wonder what schools without holiday treats would be like.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, kids.  Here are your cupcakes.  They’re frosted with avocado.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day, boys and girls!  I dropped celery sticks into your boxes.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day, students.  What do you mean you don’t like tofu sugar cookies?”

Happy Valentine’s Day!  We do love our jobs and all that comes with it.  Elementary school is a great place to spend a day…even on holidays. 

PTA

Calling for Riverview Volunteers...The PTA has some shoes to fill!

Riverview PTA would love to have you be a parent volunteer!  We have many opportunities for you to choose from to enrich your child's education:

  • Organize a class party as a Room Parent. 
  • Spend time at the book fair
  • Donate 1-2 hours at the PTA fundraiser
  • Your time is appreciated no matter what you decide to do

Click on the sign-up genius to let us know how you would like to help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FA9A82FAAFA7-volunteers1

Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered at  ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Order deadline for a yearbook is April 13th.

Fundraiser

Riverview Elementary is proud to announce our first read-a-thon fundraiser. We will be holding school wide weekly activities to celebrate reading and encourage our students to get involved in helping to raise money to improve our school. The week of March 2nd will be Dr. Seuss, Read Across America week, when we’ll be doing daily activities to celebrate our love of books. Students will enjoy a full day read-a-thon on Friday, March 6th. They may come wearing PJ’s and bring pillows and blankets to make themselves comfortable while they enjoy reading a good book…or two…or possibly 3!     

Riverview Read-a-Thon Activities:

  • Feb. 10th – Read-a-thon kickoff!
  • Feb. 18th – Potato Character day: Come to school with a potato decorated like your favorite book character (optional)
  • Feb. 24th – Make Your Own Bookmark: When students go to library, they will get to make their own bookmark! (optional)
  • Mar. 2nd – Guess How Many Books: Come to the office to guess how many books are in our school library! The closest guess will get a prize!

Dr. Seuss Activities week of Read-a-Thon:

  • Mar. 2nd – Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Wear your favorite hat
  • Mar. 3rd – Green Eggs and Ham: Wear Green!
  • Mar. 4th – Wacky Wednesday: Wear your hair wacky or like a Who
  • Mar. 5th – Fox in Sox: Wear your favorite socks
  • Mar. 6th – Sleep Book: This is Read-a-thon day so make sure to wear your pajamas!

Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers

Question is our February Learning Power.  Meet Debbie Dolphin. Debbie is very happy and playful and loves living in the ocean. She is a quizzical creature who asks a lot of questions. The ocean is a beautiful home and there is much to see and explore. Debbie swims to the bottom of the ocean floor and asks the crabs “How many legs do you have?”, “Why do crabs have teeth in their stomachs?” Debbie dips and dives and bumps into a turtle and asks: “Why do you have a shell?”. She swims into the oyster beds and asks the sleepy oysters, “How long does it take to make a pearl?” Debbie comes upon an octopus hiding beneath the rocks and asks, “Why do you have three hearts and squirt ink?” By asking questions, Debbie soon learns which caves are safe to explore, where to find the best waves, which shrimp and fish taste delicious, how to swim fast and leap high from the ocean water. There is so much to learn. Ask questions like Debbie Dolphin.

When you Question like Debbie Dolphin, you…

  • Ask questions
  • Notice things
  • Look for patterns and connections
  • Problem solve
  • Think of possible reasons
  • Research
  • Ask “What if...?”

School Gear

Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself?  T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/

Upcoming Events

  • 4th – 9:00 & 2:15 Good Citizenship Reward for Kinder/First grade; 9:30 a.m. - 6th grade Jr. high presentations
  • 5th – Hobbit Play at SFHS
  • 7th – PTA Popcorn/Spirit Day
  • 10th – Read-a-Thon Fundraiser kick-off assembly @ 2:15
  • 17th – No School/Presidents Day
  • 18th – Spring Picture Day; SCC at 3:15
  • 21st – 6th grade dissecting pig lungs (gross yet cool)
  • 24th – 28th – Kindness week
  • 28th – Diversity Assembly @ 9:00

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview

 

 

 

4th Grade Hands on Learning!

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:48
Attributions: 
Jarvis

The Living Planet Aquarium Water Van came to Riverview and taught the 4th graders about Utah environments and animals. They learned about animal adaptations that help the animals survive in their environment. Thanks Living Planet Aquarium!

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