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February 2020

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
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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!

Miss McLeod’s Class

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:44
Attributions: 
Jones

Miss McLeod’s class has a kindness bucket that students can fill with little droplets whenever someone is being kind. Miss McLeod’s class filled their bucket full and celebrated with a pizza party! We love being kind friends!

Riverview Fundraiser Read-A-Thon Kickoff

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:45
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Jones

Riverview was visited by some pretty cute book characters this week! We are kicking off our Riverview fundraiser read-a-thon! Details will be sent home this week so check the backpacks and get excited because it will be so much fun!

Kids Who Count Program

Submitted by misty.jones on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:14
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jones

Kids Who Count - Early Intervention Services for Nebo Families

 

Since 1986, Kids Who Count has provided Early Intervention services to families of young children residing in the Nebo School District boundaries. We’ve helped thousands of families and children and we can help you. If you are concerned about your baby or toddler’s development or had a medical professional talk to you about some milestones your child hasn’t yet reached, you may be eligible for early intervention services. The purpose of Early Intervention is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers under three, who have developmental delays or disabilities. Anyone can make a referral to receive a full assessment of your child’s health and developmental status at no cost. If you’re concerned about your infant or toddler, don’t hesitate to contact us. And, we now offer Autism Services for children 2 and older. Visit https://kidswhocount.org/ for more information. We are here to help! 

Mrs. Hyer's Kindergarten

Submitted by misty.jones on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:49
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jones

Riverview Kindergarteners celebrated the hundred day of kindergarten all week long by 

counting 100 blocks, doing 100 exercises, 100 tally marks, 100 jumps, painting 100 dots, 

dreaming if I had $100 what I would buy, making 100 year old faces and writing what we would do with our grandkids when we are 100 years old! 

To top off our last day of the week we ate 100 cookies and decorated our shirts with 100 things on them. We truly are 100 days smarter!

 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:23
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Principal Moment

Every February our school is invited to Spanish Fork High School to watch a theater production.  Some of our students have never seen a live theater production before.  It is a wonderful cultural experience for all of them.

This trip is always extra special because several Riverview Rams are always in the production. 

This Wednesday, February 5th, we are going to see The Hobbit.  It is a story of Bilbo Baggins, who would much rather sit in his Cozy Hobbit Hole with a warm drink and plenty of food.  Instead, he finds himself on a magical journey.  He will travel over freezing mountains and through a frightening forest, meeting all kinds of creatures.

The play sounds similar to our journey to the high school; we will be traveling on freezing sidewalks and through gusty winds.  If not dressed appropriately, I am sure that many on our little ones will be wishing they were sitting in their cozy homes with a warm hot chocolate.  Please send your child to school with warm clothing for our trek to the high school on Wednesday.

We will leave immediately following the morning announcements.  The play is to begin as soon as we are all seated.  The duration is about 1 ½ hours.  Immediately following the play, we will walk back to the school.  Lunch will be served once we return to Riverview. 

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_aWql7NIbl2CmfTn

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

It’s time to order a yearbook!  Yearbooks can be ordered at  ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Order deadline for a yearbook is April 13th.

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: Wade Parker, Hayden Mitchell, Stella Condie, Paityn Finch, Nathan Whitaker, Jaelynn Key, Tyce Lemon, Brayden Folsom, Porter Zaugg, Justice Gardner, Hayley Foster, Reagan Day, Benjamin Bryan, Alexia Sharp, and Zoe Perkins.  Congratulations!

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

 

 

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