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Riverview Elementary Weekly Message

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

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. 


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.


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


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

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