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Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:57

Principal Moment

The first day of school is always interesting. Students sit down, nervous and quiet, trying to figure out their new teacher who tells them to be thoughtful to others, and use your time wisely, and follow directions, and raise your hands before speaking, and do not use the paper cutter, and ask to go to the bathroom, and don’t whine when you take out your math books, and respect each other’s property, and who know what that means? And don’t chew gum at school, and don’t exclude others from your games, and walk in the hallways, and don’t run up the slide. 

Poor kids.  I would have left after the first ten minutes. 

Actually, I almost did on my first day of first grade.  My teacher’s name was Mrs. Kenison.  I cried when I found out I had her.  My friends said she was mean.  She lined us all up by the chalkboard and walked down the row like a drill sergeant.  She stopped in front of me, bent over, and raised one eyebrow.  

“Miss Lindsey?” she said slowly. 

I froze. 

“I had you older brother,” she said.  

I wanted to run out the door but figured that, being a sergeant, she could run faster. So I stayed and learned to read and count to 100.  It ended up being my favorite year. 

I like the beginning of each school year.  The pencils don’t have teeth marks. The dry erase markers write.  The recess balls bounce.  The rug smells like carpet cleaner.  And the desks smell like 409. 

And here we are; the 3rd week of school.  We haven’t had any students walk home after morning recess.  We have had some blisters, a few criers, and some kids throw-up, but hey, that is a typical day in elementary school.  Thank you for a great beginning to the school year!  

Reporting to parents in 2018

It is our goal for parents to be well informed and engaged on how your child is achieving and progressing.  All teachers are implementing a SIS Standards Based report card.  A Standards Based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at each grade level.  Instead of letter grades, students receive marks that show how well they have mastered skills. This type of reporting should provide parents more knowledge on which skills and knowledge your child has acquired.  

After-School Clubs

Registration for afterschool clubs will be available tomorrow, September 6th at 8:00 a.m. at 

Clubs will begin on Monday, September 10th.  All students will meet in the lunch room at 2:15 p.m. for a snack and an activity.  Students will then separate into the various clubs.  All students are excused at 3:45 p.m.  Tuesday thru Friday clubs will be held from 3:00 – 4:30. 

Parents, plan to pick up children at the flag pole or have the students walk home.  Please have then conversation with your children about whether they walk or wait to be picked up. 

School Community Council (SCC)


Thank you to all those who turned in an application form to serve on Riverview School Community Council. The council positions for the 2018-2019 are uncontested and will not require ballots and voting. We are still in need of two more parent members.  If you would like to join us please call at 801-798-4050.


School Community Council Members this year are:


Mrs. Laura Olsen - parent


Mrs. Melissa Oldham - parent


Mrs. Michelle Marziale - parent


Mrs. Melissa Jorgensen - parent


Mrs. Sherilyn Woodhouse – teacher


Mrs. Mary Hollister – teacher


Mrs. Amy Jensen – teacher


Mrs. Angie Killian - principal


Imagine Language and Literacy and Math

Your child can log in to Imagine Language and Literacy and Math at home.  Visit  For the program to work as intended, children already assigned to Imagine Learning at school should use it at home. 



Please become a member of the Riverview PTA; $6.00 to become a member.  You may pay through Venmo @ Riverview-PTA.  It made becoming a member super easy for me.

Stay current on PTA by visiting the Riverview PTA blogspot at and the PTA facebook at


Communication Options


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Riverview Facebook

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Have a great week.

Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal

Upcoming Events

  • September 7th – Sixth grade orchestra recruiting assembly; 9:15 a.m.
  • September 6th – PTA Room Parent Kickoff 3:00-4:00 in the gym
  • September 7th – 4th grade Egg Drop at 9:15 a.m.; Hearing screening for K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades
  • September 17th – School dismissed at noon
  • September 18th – First SCC meeting 3:15-4:15
  • September 20th – School pictures
  • September 21st – Chalk Walk Fundraiser Kick-Off Assembly @ 2:00 p.m.
  • September 27th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.